We Are

When we first opened in 1957, we were known as The Community Chest. Our first year, we raised $48,176.85. Since then, we have raised $25.95 million! We’ve changed a lot over the years, but our goal hasn’t. Since day one, our mission has been to engage and inspire communities to create a shared vision for the future and set goals for collective action in the areas of health, education, and income. And that’s exactly what we do. Every year, we’re amazed by the generous hearts and continued support of those in our community. It’s amazing what happens when we LIVE UNITED!

Mission & Vision

To positively impact lives in Putnam and St. Johns Counties.

To inspire and lead a community in providing transformative health, education and financial stability for all generations by collaborating with donors, partners and volunteers. 


Meet our inspiring board of directors who are dedicated to Living United! 

Bobby Crum

Board Chair

Anastasia Church

Joe Pickens

Immediate Past Chair

St. Johns River State College

Lori Brandel

Campaign Chair

Vystar Credit Union

Bev Slough

Personnel Commitee Chair

St. Johns County School Board

Cynthia Preston

Community Impact Chair

St. Johns County School District

Suzanne Haven


Ameris Bank

Scott Beaver

Board Member

St. Johns County Sheriff's Office

Christine Chapman

Board Member

All American Air

Milt Nuchols

Board Member

Wells Fargo

Delinda Fogel

Board Member


Kelly Green

Board Member

Daniel Hilbert

Board Member

Canan Law

Barry Rickelman

Board Member


Carol Saviak

Board Member

Florida Power & Light

Joy Andrews

Board Member

St. Johns County Government

Cliff Mills

Board Member

Ring Power

Dr. Gilbert Evans

Board Member

St. Johns River State College

Jon Urbanek

Board Member

Florida Blue

Dick Williams

Board Member



Mark LeMaire

President and CEO

Patty Isola

Director of Community Impact

Alice Flores

Director of Donor Engagement

Anna Crum

Director of Communications

Becca Crum

Director of Finance

Richard Bashaw

Finance Associate

Na'Tiece Anderson

Administrative Assistant​

Jason Amato


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