United Way of Lee, Hendry, and Glades has announced that the 2022-2023 United Way Campaign Chairs will be Sally Jackson and Matt Humphreys. Additionally, the goal for this year’s campaign has been set at $11,186,558. Last year’s campaign raised $11,105,524 for the local communities of Lee, Hendry, and Glades. The theme of this year’s campaign has been established as “All Aboard the Live United Express!”
Sally Jackson and her husband Mike have lived in Cape Coral for 19 years. Her previous career included executive and cabinet positions in Illinois State Government, and as President of a regional and a state Chamber of Commerce. Sally retired from Lee Health in 2017, as a senior leader for Government and Community Relations. She now serves as a community volunteer including Collaboratory Trustee, Pace Lee Center for Girls Board Chair, and United Way Board member since 2010, also Allocations Team member and past 211 chair. She has chaired the Heart Walk, Go Red for Women Campaign as well as the local Southwest Florida Board and Southeastern States Regional Board of the American Heart Association.
“Throughout my career I have had positions that allowed me to work with organizations to improve communities. Our United Way is one of the top such organizations. I am motivated and so excited to be able to co-chair this year’s campaign with Matt Humphreys. I have seen firsthand how our United Way agencies change lives, and how United Way itself helps to identify unmet needs in our community and see that they are met. Such leadership and collaboration are exactly what this campaign is all about. Our community is a better place because of United Way. I encourage everyone to join us and be part of our campaign.”
Matt Humphreys was born and raised here in Lee County. He graduated from North Fort Myers High School in 2002 and Edison College in 2004. Matt has been married to his high school sweetheart, Jessica, for the last 15 years. They have two young kids, Jacoby and Olivia. His family resides in the Gateway Fort Myers area, where Jessica is a teacher.
Matt has worked for Publix Supermarkets for over 20 years. He has been involved in many charitable events over the years including Habitat for Humanity, March of Dimes, and Make-A-Wish. Matt began serving on the United Way board in 2017.
“I am honored and thrilled to be Co-Chair for the 2022-2023 United Way of Lee County Campaign. To be part of such a prestigious group of leaders that has given back to the community for the past 65 years, is humbling. I look forward to working with my Co-Chair, Sally Jackson, who brings an absolute wealth of knowledge and guidance. I have no doubt, with the collaboration of this incredible team, we will reach our campaign goal of almost $11.2 million and continue to do great things in our community.” says Matt Humphreys.
United Way of Lee, Hendry, and Glades has raised and distributed almost $210 million since established in 1957.
All money raised in the United Way campaign stays in the local community to help support the local human service network. United Way Partner Agencies and initiatives include: The Alvin A Dubin Alzheimer’s Resource Center, Partners for Breast Cancer Care, Harry Chapin Food Bank, the Boys and Girls Clubs, and United Way 211, to mention a few. These agencies serve a diverse range of needs in our community such as nurturing children and youth, strengthening families, and meeting critical needs like helping the elderly and disabled live independently, and empowering communities by bringing health and human services to neighborhoods.
In addition to raising funds for human service organizations in our community, the United Way promotes partnerships and collaborations among agencies and initiatives, helping them to work together focusing on issues and solutions that continue to improve lives.
For more information, please call United Way of Lee, Hendry, and Glades (239) 433-2000 or visit UnitedWayLee.org