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United Way Suncoast



United Way Suncoast works to break the cycle of generational poverty through educational programs that give children the skills to succeed and help adults achieve long-term financial stability so they can support themselves and their families. Working together with volunteers, agency partners, community leaders, and key stakeholders, United Way Suncoast focuses their work on three priority impact areas: Early Literacy, Youth Success, and Financial Stability. In addition, they support aligned Support Services (health, food, shelter, etc.) to help hard working individuals and families move past immediate crisis that may prevent them from participating in United Way programs that address their long-term needs. Everything United Way Suncoast does is connected to the goal of breaking the cycle of poverty by focusing on three areas that are the greatest contributors to the cycle of generational poverty.

Suzanne McCormick

As United Way Suncoast’s Chief Executive Officer, Suzanne McCormick leads one of Florida’s largest United Ways, ensuring connections are made that cultivate growth, increase community impact and optimize delivery of the organization’s strategic plan to break the cycle of generational poverty. McCormick previously provided leadership at United Way of Greater Portland for 13 years, four of which as its President and CEO. She was also the CEO for both the American Red Cross of Southern Maine and People’s Regional Opportunity Program. After graduating from Duke University, McCormick served two years in Thailand for the U.S. Peace Corps. McCormick lives in Tampa with her husband, two children, and two Boston Terriers. She enjoys long-distance running, volunteering for her children’s schools and attending their soccer games, and actively participating in community organizations and boards.

Suzanne McCormick