United Way’s Jeannine Joy named finalist for 2024 APEX Award

United Way of Lee, Hendry, and Glades President and CEO Jeannine Joy has been named a finalist for the 2024 APEX Award. The winner will be announced at the Greater Fort Myers Chamber of Commerce Chamber Awards and Board Installation on Wednesday, July 25 at Caloosa Sound Convention Center. Given by the Greater Fort Myers.

31 years and counting: United Way surpasses annual fundraising goal

United Way of Lee, Hendry, and Glades met its $11 million annual campaign goal, marking the 31st consecutive year that supporters have rallied to support United Way and its partner agencies. United Way President and CEO Jeannine Joy, along with Campaign Co-chairs Kevin Karnes (Lee County Clerk of the Court) and Jay Santos (an associate.

United Way of Lee, Hendry, and Glades ‘Swing into Spring’

United Way of Lee, Hendry, and Glades hosted an exciting “Swing into Spring” event and achieved fantastic success for its Hendry and Glades agencies, raising $22,650 at the recent fundraiser, which sold out for the first time in its history. The annual “Swing into Spring” event took place April 20 at the RiverBend Motorcoach Resort.

United Way recognizes outstanding work of volunteers

United Way of Lee, Hendry, and Glades recently hosted its annual Volunteer Appreciation Breakfast as part of Volunteer Appreciation Month. Nearly 250 volunteers, staff, donors, and board members took part in the event held on April 22 at Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre in Fort Myers. United Way President and CEO Jeannine Joy applauded volunteers for.

Hallmark shows love to SWFL families at ‘Day of Caring’

More than 200 Hallmark employees, in town for an annual corporate sales conference, took a break from examining sales strategies and financial goals to make a difference in the lives of Southwest Florida families. On March 26, Hallmark team members participated in a United Way Day of Caring at Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort and.

United Way of Lee, Hendry, and Glades gets set to Swing into Spring

United Way of Lee, Hendry, and Glades is gearing up for its 10th Annual Swing into Spring event. This major fundraiser for Hendry and Glades County agencies is scheduled for Saturday, April 20 in LaBelle. Swing into Spring will take place at the RiverBend Motorcoach Resort on 5800 West FL-80 from 5-8 p.m. Guests will.

United Way honors longtime supporter David Lucas

United Way of Lee, Hendry, and Glades honored community philanthropist David Lucas recently for his longtime support of the organization. In recognition of his unparalleled philanthropy and unwavering commitment to making a positive impact, the organization has dedicated its main campus after the distinguished benefactor. United Way Board Members, community volunteers, and staff gathered with.

United Way launches 2023-24 campaign in Hendry, Glades counties

United Way recently kicked off its annual campaign for Hendry and Glades counties. The campaign kickoff took place Nov. 16 at LaBelle Civic Center, with dozens of community members and organizations in attendance. In Hendry and Glades counties, United Way has set a campaign goal of $364,200. With the help of early donors and Pacesetters,.

Celebration of life for beloved community leader Bernard Patrick O’Rourke set for Nov. 14

The life of beloved philanthropist, volunteer and retired Lee County government professional Bernard Patrick O’Rourke will be celebrated on Tuesday, Nov. 14 at 4:30 p.m. at Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre in Fort Myers. Affectionately referred to as “B. Pat,” O’Rourke passed away Oct. 15 at the age of 81 following a courageous battle with cancer..

Tickets still available for United Way’s Dec. 14 campaign kickoff

Tickets are still available for United Way of Lee, Hendry, and Glades’ annual 2022-2023 campaign kickoff on Dec. 14, 2022. The event will be held at Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall, located on the campus of Florida SouthWestern State College. Networking and light breakfast items will be available at 8:30 a.m. The program will.