United Way Campaigns run from July 1 through June 30 of each year, however instead of just having one big event where employees are asked to pledge money, the County allows staff to hold various fundraising events throughout the year. Not only does this keep United Way in the forefront of everyone's mind, it encourages employee participation and raises even more money for the cause. Previous events include the annual golf tournament against the City of Fernandina Beach, chili cookoffs, book sales, and candy-grams for Valentine's Day. All of these events are funded by the employees and are no cost to the taxpayers.
The Board of County Commissioner's Campaign continues to grow and has received platinum awards for their last two campaigns. The FY 2012/2013 campaign raised $8,345 and FY 2013/2014 raised $9,518. All of that money benefits those living in Northeast Florida. To learn more about the United Way and the programs they fund, please visit their website.
Nassau County Manager's Office