Who We Are
Student United Way is a collection of students across our local public and private elementary, middle and high schools in addition to our local colleges with a passion for partnership in community building and outreach.
Student United Way strives to give back to the community in which the students learn and live. SUW members endeavor to educate, fundraise and serve to help address critical issues on campus and in the local community.
What We Do
SUW focuses on local outreach, becoming active members of the local community both on campus and off. This focus manifests in three ways: education, fundraising, and service. SUW members actively work to educated students to the key issues affecting the campus and our local community. Members also plan and participate in FUNdraising events, raising critical fund for those in need. Finally, members of this organization will participate in Day of Doing. This philanthropic event provides service to UW partner agencies that are serving our community day in and day out. Through this event we hope to brighten the work spaces and lives of those working alongside the United Way to build a stronger community.
FSU Student United Way – History
Florida State University’s Student United Way (FSU SUW) was founded in December of 2007. As the first true, student-run United Way in the nation, FSU SUW is committed to leadership through service and teamwork by educating, engaging, advocating, and fund-raising to increase student involvement for the betterment of FSU, Tallahassee, and Leon County.
Student United Ways are campus-based clubs or organizations led by students on more than fifty campuses across the United States. Locations include colleges and universities, junior and community colleges, technical/trade schools, and two high schools. These student leaders are making an impact by giving, advocating and volunteering in an effort to improve their local communities.
FSU SUW raises money each year that is reinvested back into FSU Student run Health and Human Service Organizations on campus. Each year FSU SUW puts out a request for proposal to all FSU Human Service Organizations and conducts a mini grant making process. This gives young leaders the opportunity to see the great work their fellow students are participating in as well as the opportunity to see firsthand that requests for funds far outnumber the actual dollar amount available to distribute.
For more information or to get involved, please contact Molly Lord at (850)414-0853 or firstname.lastname@example.org. If you are interested in getting involved or would like to nominate a student to become a Student United Way Representative at your school, please fill out the form below. Deadline is May 29th.