Annual Meeting

United Way Celebrates 2014 with Three Major Awards

Three major awards were presented during the United Way’s 58th Annual Business Meeting held recently at the Niceville Community Center. The first award was presented by 2014 Fund Distribution Chairs Betty Brassell, Patricia Davis and Kim Cox which recognized the Children’s Volunteer Health Network as the United Way Partner Agency of the Year. Outgoing Board Chair Martha Miller saluted Okaloosa County Deputy Sheriffs, Jay Jones and Eric Aiden, as Volunteers of the Year, for going beyond expectations for Loaned Executives during the 2014 United Way Campaign. 2014 Campaign Chair Walter Hooks presented the first ever Robinson Trophy for Best Campaign Performance to the Publix Stores of Okaloosa and Walton Counties. The Robinson Trophy is a silver loving cup etched with a caricature of Bill Robinson and will become a traveling trophy each year. Robinson raised more than $42 million in his 25 year career as executive of the local United Way.

Publix Group

United Way of Okaloosa-Walton Counties 2014 Campaign Chair Walter Hooks, for the first time ever, presented the ROBINSON TROPHY FOR BEST CAMPAIGN PERFORMANCE to the Publix Super Markets of Okaloosa and Walton Counties. The Robinson Trophy is a silver loving cup etched with a caricature of Bill Robinson and will become a traveling trophy each year. Bill Robinson (pictured third from the left) raised more than $42 million in his 25 year career as executive director for United Way of Okaloosa-Walton Counties.

Aiden and Jones Volunteer

United Way of Okaloosa-Walton Counties’ award for VOLUNTEER OF THE YEAR went to two volunteers. Outgoing Board Chair Martha Miller saluted and presented awards to Okaloosa County Deputy Sheriffs, Eric Aiden and Jay Jones (left to right) for going beyond expectations for Loaned Executives during the 2014 United Way Campaign.

Children's Volunteer Health Network

United Way of Okaloosa-Walton Counties’ award for PARTNER AGENCY OF THE YEAR was presented to Children’s Volunteer Health Network (CVHN). Presenting the award are 2014 Fund Distribution Chairs Patricia Davis of Trustmark Bank, Betty Brassell of First City Bank and Kim Cox of Beach Community Bank. Accepting the award are Zach Billingsley, CVHN CEO, and Kim Kelley.

2014 United Way Annual Report