Stephen Lee, hospital president of Baptist Medical Center Nassau and chair for the 2014 Nassau County United Way Campaign, will lead the breakfast event
Press Release – In its 90th year in our community, United Way of Northeast Florida is calling for “Big Results, Big Impact” as it kicks off the 2014 Nassau County Community Campaign on Wednesday, Oct. 22 at the Omni Amelia Island Plantation in Fernandina Beach. Registration begins at 8 a.m. The one-hour program starts at 8:30 a.m.
Stephen Lee, hospital president of Baptist Medical Center Nassau and chair for the 2014 Nassau County United Way Campaign, will lead the breakfast event that will highlight how United Way’s research-based initiatives are improving the quality of life for Nassau County residents with measured outcomes in education, income and health.
“This is an exciting time of year for United Way and Nassau County,” Lee said. “The 2014 campaign season is off to a strong start, and in accordance with this year’s theme, ‘Big Results. Big Impact.’ We’re looking forward to making a monumental impact.”
In addition, during the kickoff community leaders will discuss programs that are successfully preparing children for kindergarten, keeping kids on track to graduation, helping families achieve financial stability and assisting people in leading healthier, more productive lives.
Each year, nearly 12,000 Nassau County residents’ lives are improved through United Way-funded programs such as Success By 6, including preschoolers, at-risk youth, people with disabilities, senior citizens, local families and many others. There are 11 Nassau County-based impact partners and a total of 44 United Way-funded programs located in Duval and Nassau counties that assist Nassau County residents.
United Way certified partners located in Nassau County include:
• Ark of Nassau
• Barnabas Center
• Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northeast Florida
• Boys & Girls Clubs of Northeast Florida
• Boy Scouts of America, North Florida Council
• Communities in Schools of Nassau County
• Episcopal Children’s Services
• Girl Scouts of Gateway Council
• Nassau County Council on Aging
• Nassau County Volunteer Center
You can learn more at United Way of Northeast Florida’s 2014 Nassau County Community Campaign Kickoff at 8 a.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014 at the Omni Amelia Island Plantation, 39 Beach Lagoon Road, Fernandina Beach, FL 32034. For more information on how to start a workplace or individual campaign, contact United Way Nassau County Resource Development Manager Amy Dyar at (904) 390-3239. To RSVP for the kickoff, go to unitedwaynefl.org/nassau-kickoff or call (904) 390-3215.
Nassau County business leaders will kick off this year’s United Way Community Campaign on Oct. 22 at Omni Amelia Island Plantation. (left to right) Tom Sweetser, RockTenn general manager, Shannon Brown, VyStar Credit Union vice president, Stephen Lee, Baptist Medical Center Nassau hospital president and 2014 Nassau County United Way Campaign chair, Craig Fitzpatrick, Fernandina Beach Publix store manager, Amy Dyar, United Way Nassau County resource development manager.
About United Way of Northeast Florida:
United Way focuses on education, income and health – the building blocks for a quality life. The organization supports measurable solutions to ensure children enter school ready to learn, students stay on track to graduation, families achieve financial stability and people have the tools to lead healthy, productive lives. More information can be found at unitedwaynefl.org.