Ambassador Program

Each year, community-minded employers lend key personnel to United Way of West Florida to serve as ambassadors. By volunteering their time each month, these individuals help raise funds to meet critical needs in our community. Each ambassador supports between three to five companies by planning and implementing successful fundraising campaigns. To do this, ambassadors receive leadership training and several opportunities to learn more about the United Way of West Florida's internal programs and funded programs that address the gaps in education, health, and financial stability.


Good for the Individual

  • Heightens awareness of community needs and resources
  • Enhances organizational, presentation, and leadership skills
  • Increases knowledge of the local business community
  • Provides the opportunity to learn from key community leaders in a small group setting 

Good for the Community

  • Increases public awareness and support for community needs
  • Improves fundraising results and maximizes campaign resources
  • Inspires passionate champions

Good for the Company

  • Provides leadershipand public speaking training for employees development of employees
  • Displays your company's commitment to our community
  • Promotes company visibility 

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Application deadline is extended to May 10.

  • Current Overview
  • Ambassador Application
  • Ambassador Program Agreement
  • Supervisor Endorsement
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Ambassadors help United Way of West Florida build long-standing relationships with key organizations and individuals in Escambia and Santa Rosa counties. Ambassadors foster a greater understanding of the needs of our community and United Way’s efforts to build a stronger, healthier region. In addition to increasing their knowledge of the community, ambassadors will manage relationships with three to five companies and assist them in planning and implementing successful workplace campaigns. In return, United Way of West Florida provides the ambassadors with a unique program designed to help them develop public speaking and leadership skills while learning from our region’s established community leaders.


United Way of West Florida’s Development team supports the ambassadors and provides them with the knowledge and resources they need to be successful. Together, we will focus on enhancing connections, building new relationships, and strengthening our community.



  • Attend Ambassador Orientation. This mandatory training will help you familiarize yourself with United Way of West Florida, our partner agencies, and our internal programs. You will learn how everyone can engage in activities that benefit the community goals of health, education, and financial stability.
  • Attend public speaking and presentation training session. Each ambassador will be required to give a three-to-five-minute presentation before they are assigned their respected accounts.
  • Attend monthly Leadership Training Seminars. Ambassadors will enjoy the unique opportunity to learn from key community leaders and panels consisting of our partner agencies in a small group setting. These trainings are designed to help ambassadors build their professional network, develop leadership qualities, public speaking skills, and obtain a deeper understanding of the community’s needs and resources.
  • Serve as an extension of United Way of West Florida by acting as an important liaison to three to five companies. You will connect with companies to analyze past performance of their campaigns, encourage strategies to improve campaign revenue, and effectively communicate the United Way of West Florida message. Ambassadors will help their assigned companies run successful workplace campaigns.
  • Attend Annual Meeting. Attendance is required for the Annual Meeting as we celebrate our successes from the previous year and look ahead to the upcoming year. The event also includes recognition and awards to key community leaders and organizations. We encourage your supervisors to join us, as well, at no cost.

Bianca James, Children's Home Society

Courtney Radcliffe, Simon Property Group / Cordova Mall

Crystal Berkley, Renasant Bank

Devonte Bess, Boys and Girls Club of the Emerald Coast

Dianna Montoya, The Bindu Institute

Elizabeth Hartley, Florida Power and Light Company

Jerad Goodman, Regions Bank

Kaylyn Neal, Boys and Girls Club of the Emerald Coast

Kenny Pressley, Navy Federal Credit Union

Richard Lynch, Re-Entry Alliance Pensacola, INC. (REAP)

Sharon Wilson, Olive Branch Health & Rehabilitation Center

Stephanie Howard, Studer Family of Companies

Tara Taneka Pogue, Harvest Community Outreach, Inc.

William Davis, Pen Air Credit Union


Ambassador Appreciation Photos