TAMPA, Fla. – Moffitt Cancer Center has been recognized on United Way Suncoast’s 100 Most Generous Workplaces list for the second year in a row, coming in at No. 32. Moffitt was chosen out of approximately 800 workplaces that are partners of United Way Suncoast, which includes DeSoto, Hillsborough, Pasco and Sarasota counties. The ranking is based on this past year’s workplace campaign contributions and the culture of care demonstrated at Moffitt.
By partnering with United Way Suncoast, Moffitt has been able to help the youth and families in the community. Through United Way’s five year strategic plan to “break the generational cycle of poverty,” Moffitt has contributed to helping enhance the reading skills of children, helped teens graduate from high school, assist in workforce training for adults to secure family-sustaining employment, and supported funding for health, food and shelter services.
“The nature of corporate philanthropy is changing,” said Suzanne McCormick, United Way Suncoast’s CEO. “Workplaces don’t just want to provide financial support, they want to be part of the solution and connect their workforce with the issues that are important to them. Employee volunteerism and engagement are two growing priorities for the organizations we partner with.”
Moffitt’s team members strive to create a culture of caring that includes supporting a company-wide annual workplace campaign enabling employees to donate through simple payroll deductions. These workplace campaigns require an investment of time and resources by the leadership of these organizations to plan and organize information sessions and special-themed events – all done in the spirit of working together to make a difference. Over the past four years, Moffitt has raised over $400,000 through the workplace campaign.
“We owe it to our community to give back,” said Alan F. List, M.D., president & CEO of Moffitt. “So many individuals help support our cause, so it is extra rewarding to bring all of our efforts full circle and help to make a difference together.”
In 2014, the inaugural year for the 100 Most Generous Workplaces list, Moffitt came in at No. 39. To see the complete list of the Suncoast area’s Top 100 Most Generous Workplaces, please click here.
About Moffitt Cancer Center
Located in Tampa, Moffitt is one of only 45 National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Centers, a distinction that recognizes Moffitt’s excellence in research, its contributions to clinical trials, prevention and cancer control. Moffitt is the top-ranked cancer hospital in Florida and has been listed in U.S. News & World Report as one of the “Best Hospitals” for cancer care since 1999. With more than 4,600 team members, Moffitt has an economic impact in the state of $1.9 billion. For more information, visit MOFFITT.org, and follow the Moffitt momentum on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.
About United Way Suncoast
United Way Suncoast staff, volunteers and trusted community partners connect people, create change, and impact lives in DeSoto, Hillsborough, Pinellas and Sarasota counties by developing, enhancing and implementing services and programs to help create a stronger, more vibrant community. United Way Suncoast is changing the community’s story by helping to break the cycle of generational poverty through educational programs that give children the skills to succeed and help adults achieve long-term financial stability, as well as provide support services to those who need it most. For more information, please call 941.366.2686 (Sarasota office) or 813.274.0933 (Tampa office), or visit www.unitedwaysuncoast.org. To find Suncoast-area volunteer opportunities, visit www.volunteersuncoast.org. To stay up to date with all activities, please follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter and join the conversation to #LiveUnited!