With more than 288 corporate partners and 78,501 donors, every little bit adds up to making a big difference. Chaired by John Pisan, Wealth Regional Managing Director for Wells Fargo Private Bank, more than $17.7 million was raised to fuel United Way’s work.

Community Workplace Campaign


$500,000 or More
Orange County Government (126)*

$400,000 or More

UPS Florida

SunTrust Bank of Central Florida

City of Orlando

Florida Hospital


$300,000 or More

Tupperware Brands Corporation

Wells Fargo

$200,000 or More

Enterprise Holdings, Inc.

Darden Foundation

Adventist Health System

CNL Financial Group, Inc.

Duke Energy

OUC – The Reliable One

$100,000 or More

Bank of America

University of Central Florida

FedEx Corporation


PCL Construction Services, Inc.

Orlando Health

Costco Wholesale

Siemens Energy, Inc.

Target Corporation

Lowndes, Drosdick, Doster, Kantor & Reed, P.A.

United We Win by Fundrasing

Loaned Executives

Each year, community-minded employers lend key personnel to United Way to serve as a full-time fundraiser during the community campaign, allowing the “people power” to work with more than 300 corporate partners.

  • Walt Disney World
  • Publix Super Markets, Inc.
  • Lockheed Martin
  • UPS Florida District
  • Community Coordinated Care for Children, Inc. (4C)
  • Boys and Girls Club of Central Florida
  • Naval Air Warfare Center Training Systems Division (Orlando)
  • Transportation Security Administration (Orlando)
  • Coleman Federal Prison
  • United States Post Office (Seminole County)


Recognized as the region’s top food and wine pairing event, Chef’s Gala celebrated its 25th anniversary by raising $275,000 to alleviate hunger and homelessness in Central Florida. 95 cents of every dollar is put directly back into community programs thanks to the generosity of sponsors like our host Walt Disney World. Co-chairs for the event were Antonia Novello, former U.S. Surgeon General, and Stephen Ting, TD Bank. Learn More.


Nearly 1,000 women gathered for the 10th annual Women’s Leadership Luncheon, featuring popular author Jodi Picoult. She challenged the audience to face the “facts behind her fiction” and see how we can stride beyond our means to accomplish our life’s ambitions. More than $150,000 raised from the event propelled Women United’s work in education, specifically reading and literacy initiatives in local Title-I schools. Learn More.


Wrapping up the 2016-17 campaign, the Celebration highlighted best practices and honored corporate partners that contributed significantly to the success of the community campaign. Campaign Chair John Pisan, Wealth Regional Managing Director for Wells Fargo Private Bank, announced the fundraising total of $17,714,972. See Photos.

Spirit Award: Costco Wholesale

Exceptional Campaign Managers: Melissa Dukes with OUC – The Reliable One and Chanda Jordan with Enterprise Holdings

Executive Champion: Malcolm Barnes with Duke Energy

Chairman’s Award: Orange County Government