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

Brittany Fraser Keith

Campaign Chair

Law Office of Brittany Keith, PLLC

Cynthia Williams

Community Impact Chair

St. Johns County School District

Delinda Fogel



Mark LeMaire


United Way of St. Johns

Joy Andrews

Board Member

St. Johns County Government

Lori Brandel

Board Member

Vystar Credit Union

Bobby Crum

Board Member

Anastasia Church

Carlton DeVooght

Board Member

Flagler Health+

Dr. Gilbert Evans

Board Member

St. Johns River State College

Kelly Green

Board Member

Peace Love Home

Steve Hill

Board Member

Perigean, LLC

Gina Mangus

Board Member


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


Jon Urbanek

Board Member

Florida Blue

Dick Williams

Board Member



Mark LeMaire

President and CEO

Jenny Harvey

Director of Community Impact

Becca Crum

Director of Finance

Kim Simon

Development Manager

Lorie Shvets

Communications Manager

Richard Bashaw

Finance Associate

Na'Tiece Anderson

Administrative Assistant

Patty Isola

ARPA Grant Analyst

Need Help?

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