Publix Invests In United Way Initiatives


Publix Supermarket Charities Presents $163,400 Check

On Tuesday, April 29th, United Way of Hernando County Board of Directors and staff gathered to thank Publix Mangers and Associates for their confidence in United Way’s community work.  Publix Super Markets Charities, Inc. proudly presented United Way with a $163,400 contribution to be invested in local Health, Education, and Financial Stability partner programs here in Hernando County.

Associates from Hernando’s eight Publix Stores pledged a total of $218,721 to United Way’s Annual Campaign, with Publix Super Market Charities matching an additional 74 cents for every dollar donated. Publix is by far the largest contributor to United Way of Hernando County’s 2014 Community Investment Fund!

Oh behalf of United Way’s funded agencies and every life impacted by their local services, the Board of Directors and staff expressed gratitude towards the leaders and associates that exemplify year to year the true spirit of giving.


All contributions remain in Hernando County and focus on local initiatives. YOU LIVE HERE.. YOU GIVE HERE.. IT STAYS HERE!

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(pictured left to right) Publix Store Managers: #630 Tim Bismarck, #457 Darin Dampier, #220 Gary Steinmetz, #813 John Allan, Store #411 & UW Board of Director (BOD) Joe Corwin, District Manager Jack Daniel, #1282 Lisa Wyatt, #1131 Robert Watts, United Way’s Angie Bonfardino, Store #1198 & BOD Lisa Williams, Publix Regional Director for the Lakeland Division Western Region James Herring, Publix Super Market Charities’ Brian West, Board of Directors Pat Augustyniak & Francine Ward, Board Chair Sonya Jackson, District Manager Patrick Helm, Board of Directors John Mitten & Sam Shrieves.