United Way of Northeast Florida begins a historic new chapter this week – officially opening the doors to our new space in the Jessie Ball duPont Center! After much packing and sorting over the last month, staff began the new year ready to go in their new workstations.
Our move to the duPont Center is significantly reducing our costs and enables us to work more collaboratively with our nonprofit partners also housed in the innovative space.
Between 10 and 13 percent, United Way’s administrative costs are well below the Better Business Bureau’s Wise Giving Alliance suggestion that total fundraising and administrative costs not exceed 35 percent and in line with the best-in-class nonprofits as rated by Charity Navigator. Now that we are part of the duPont Center, we look forward to being even more efficient and having an even greater impact on our community.
Located in what was formerly the Haydon Burns Library, our offices can be found on the lower, second and third levels of the beautifully redesigned space. Staff members love the open feel of the building and being part of Downtown Jacksonville’s revitalization. A special kudos goes to our CCAT IT Team, who made sure the vital 2-1-1 hotline never missed a beat!
So while we unpack our boxes and get squared away this week, our work to impact the community through our health, education and income initiatives continues on. We welcome you to stop by the duPont Center any time to learn more about us and our new home. Best wishes for a great 2016!