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! 

Joe Pickens


St. Johns River State College

Lori Brandel

Campaign Chair

Vystar Credit Union

Cynthia Preston

Community Impact Chair

St. Johns County School District

Suzanne Haven


Ameris Bank

Mark LeMaire


United Way of St. Johns

Joy Andrews

Board Member

St. Johns County Government

Bobby Crum

Board Member

Anastasia Church

Carlton DeVooght

Board Member

Flagler Health+

Dr. Gilbert Evans

Board Member

St. Johns River State College

Delinda Fogel

Board Member


Brittany Fraser Keith

Board Member

Law Office of Brittany Keith, PLLC

Steve Hill

Board Member

Perigean, LLC

Jay Owen

Board Member

Business Builders

Susan Ponder-Stansel

Board Member

Alivia Care, Inc.

Matt Reynolds

Board Member

Putnam County Clerk of Courts

Barry Rickelman

Board Member


Carol Saviak

Board Member

Florida Power & Light

Bev Slough

Board Member

St. Johns County School Board

Jon Urbanek

Board Member

Florida Blue

Dick Williams

Board Member



Mark LeMaire

President and CEO

Becca Crum

Director of Finance

Patty Isola

Director of Community Impact & ARPA Grant Analyst

Anna Crum

Director of Communications

Richard Bashaw

Finance Associate

Na'Tiece Anderson

Administrative Assistant

Need Help?

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