The work Heart of Florida United Way is doing in the community would not be possible without our partners and investors. Chaired by David Ruiz, Retired UPS Florida District President, more than $16.6 million was raised for the Community Fund through the workplace campaign to fuel United Way’s work.

Community Workplace Campaign

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$600,000+ Donor

Lockheed Martin Corporation

$500,000+ Donor

Orange County Government

$400,000+ Donors

SunTrust Bank of Central Florida

UPS Florida

$300,000+ Donors


Tupperware Brands Corporation

Enterprise Holdings, Inc.

AdventHealth Bus Unit Corp Ofc

 $200,000+ Donors

AdventHealth Orlando

Wells Fargo

Darden Restaurants Inc

Duke Energy

CNL Financial Group, Inc.

$100,000+ Donors

OUC—The Reliable One

FedEx Corporation

University of Central Florida

Bank of America

Updated June 2020

United We Win by Fundraising


March 2, 2019

Host Sponsor: WALT DISNEY WORLD® Resort

The 27th annual Chef’s Gala brought together 24 of Central Florida’s premier chefs and restaurants to serve 1,000 guests unique dishes and perfectly paired wines. Hosted at Epcot Showplace and featuring a silent auction, it was indeed “A Tasteful Way to Make a Difference.”


MaY 11, 2019

Title Sponsor: Lockheed Martin

Not your typical fundraising event, Over The Edge with Mission United, takes fundraising to new heights! Fifty adventure seekers had an extreme opportunity to rappel 15 stories down one of Central Florida’s tallest buildings, Orlando Health Orlando Regional Medical Center. All funds raised went to the Mission United program, directly benefitting veterans in the community.


May 22, 2019

Presenting Sponsor: Orlando Health

The 11th annual Women United Luncheon brought together over 500 female business and community leaders. Keynote speaker Judy Shepard, renowned activist, and author inspired guests to connect with their passion and find their voice. As a woman who struggled to cope with the unthinkable, she found a way to transform her pain into a lifelong battle for human rights. Judy’s message resonates strongly with the advocacy work of Women United.


October 10, 2019

Event Sponsor: Dr. Phillips Charities

The 2nd annual Change Maker Impact Awards honored those in the community who are at the forefront of improving lives and creating lasting change. Those honored included, WALT DISNEY WORLD® Resort (Change Maker of the Year), Harris Rosen (Legacy Honoree), Shelley Lauten (Impact Leader for Collaboration), SunTrust Bank (Impact Leader for Volunteerism), Father José Rodríguez (Impact Leader for Advocacy), and Dr. Shanta’ Barton-Stubbs (Unsung Hero). These key players were recognized as those who took a stand to make our community a better place.


December 7, 2019

Host sponsor: SeaWorld Orlando

In appreciation of our Leadership Donors, SeaWorld Orlando invited 2,000 United Way supporters and 500 youth served by United Way programs for a day in the park. There was even an exclusive viewing of Sea Lion High: The New Class just for our guests!

Updated June 2020

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Jennifer & William Dymond, Jr.

Terry & Paula Shaw

Michael & Theresa Ryan

Bob and Catherine Gibson

Lars Houmann

Eddie & Milca Soler

Lillian & Raymond Garcia

Sascha Rizzo & Shari Bartz

Jacqueline Bozzuto

Michael & Beth Pattillo

Robert H. Brown and Mary Recchia Brown

Sandy Hostetter

Henry & Anne Jedraszczak

Giles Kemp

Ixchell Duarte

Michael & Renee Mueller

Lindsay & Dan Abt

Cindy and Randy Haffner

Anne-Marie & Jeff Hayward

Jim & Marci Knauss

Bill & Suzy Wilson

Wayne P. and Dr. Robin R. Roberts

Alex & Juliet Martins

David Neel

Maribeth Naughton Bisienere

Barney & Carol Barnett

Jim & Lillian Kattelmann

John Reker

Jennifer L. Williams

Brad & Nancy Richmond

Leslie Hazenfield

Lisa Shepard & Christopher Rowley

Clint Bullock

John Pisan

Dean & Martie Anderson

Ramona Spears

Mr. & Mrs. Thomas L. Cira

David & Carmen Ruiz

Don Howard

Robert & Carla Kennedy

Updated June 2020