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Community Spotlight: Katie Knight Appointed to CareerEdge Funders' Board


SARASOTA – United Way Suncoast’s Sarasota Area President, Katie Knight, has been appointed to the funders’ board of CareerEdge Funders Collaborative. In this role, Knight will work with fellow board members and CareerEdge leadership to continue to develop the workforce in the Manatee-Sarasota region.

“Katie Knight’s passion and history for advancing charitable endeavors and goodwill in the Sarasota community is exemplary,” said Mireya Eavey, Executive Director of CareerEdge. “Because her values in workforce development align with ours, it’s an honor to have her on the CareerEdge funders’ board.”

The mission of CareerEdge is to provide an exceptional labor force to the region’s growing industries by leveraging community assets and forming high-performing workforce partnerships, including one with United Way Suncoast.

Supporting workforce development is a key component in United Way Suncoast’s objective to break the cycle of generational poverty. United Way Suncoast supports programs, including CareerEdge, that help adults gain and maintain family-sustaining employment so they can achieve financial stability and ultimately enjoy a better quality of life. 

“I am pleased to serve on the board for a wonderful organization like CareerEdge whose efforts mirror the values of United Way Suncoast’s financial stability work,” said Katie Knight, Sarasota area president of United Way Suncoast. “I look forward to partnering with CareerEdge to advance employment opportunities for more Sarasota residents while supporting employers in strengthening their workforce development.”

About United Way Suncoast

United Way Suncoast staff, volunteers and trusted community partners serve DeSoto, Hillsborough, Pinellas and Sarasota counties by developing, enhancing and implementing services and programs to help create a stronger, more vibrant community. United Way Suncoast is changing the community’s story by helping 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, as well as provide support services to those who need it most. For more information, call 941.366.2686 (Sarasota office) or 813.274.0933 (Tampa office), or visit www.unitedwaysuncoast.org. To find Suncoast-area volunteer opportunities, visit www.volunteersuncoast.org.


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