Saturday, June 25, 2022


Tom Donahue

Tom Donahue

United Way of Collier County welcomes Julie Brazill and Tom Donahue to its board of directors.  The local leadership organization also confirmed new members of the board’s executive committee. UW board members are prominent community leaders who volunteer their time to further the mission and goals of the organization.

Board members play an integral role in United Way’s infrastructure, helping the organization make significant and measurable impact in the community. The board meets monthly to discuss strategic and operational plans.  As community leaders, board members use their personal and professional influence to accomplish United Way of Collier County’s mission to improve lives by mobilizing the caring power of our community.

New Board Members:

Julie Brazill of Brown & Brown Benefits

“Julie has already embraced the United Way of Collier County by serving on the Audit Committee and by supporting the fundraising efforts of the UWCC.  Anyone who knows Julie is impressed by her enthusiastic energy and extensive experience.  The UWCC is fortunate to be able to benefit from those qualities, and we are all looking forward to working with Julie in the future.” –Jerri Kautsky, United Way Board Member & Treasurer

Tom Donahue of Shula’s Steakhouse

“Shula’s Steak House is known for their excellent product and service, and we’re excited to have Tom at the table, on our board,” said Steve Sanderson, President and CEO of United Way of Collier County.  “Tom has already been a very active participant in our annual walk, and he has been instrumental in enlisting the Miami Dolphins football players and cheerleaders. He shares our values and is enthusiastic about investing in our community through United Way and our partners.”


Julie Brazill

Julie Brazill

Way of Collier County Executive Committee Members

  • Board Chair: Allan Crockett, Publix Super Markets                                   
  • Chair-Elect: Kathy Connelly, Fifth Third Bank           
  • Past Chair: Clark W. Hill, Hilton Naples
  • Secretary: Steven L. Sanderson, CFRE, United Way of Collier County
  • Treasurer: Jerri Kautsky, Pelican Bay Foundation

Members At Large

  • Ron Kaplan, Community Volunteer
  • Nancy Pelotte, Lely Palms           
  • Greg Smith, Collier County Sheriff’s Office
  • R. Brandon Box, IBERIABANK


“United Way of Collier County is pleased to welcome these committed, impassioned individuals to the board,” said Allan Crockett, Board Chair. “By leveraging their networks and experience, we stand to make the biggest impact for those in need.”

“I would like to thank all of our past and present board members, officers, committee chairs, and campaign co-chairs for the dedication of their time and support of the United Way of Collier County. We would not be where we are today without these dedicated individuals,” said Steve Sanderson, President and CEO of United Way of Collier County.

Since 1957, the UW of Collier County has been creating innovative strategic partnerships that drive human, community, and business success.  A volunteer driven organization, United Way of Collier County partners with local charities that provide hundreds of human service programs and annually serve over 100,000 Collier residents.  Agencies’ funding proposals are analyzed by local volunteers and donations are invested in programs that address high priority issues such as hunger, abuse, education, homelessness, and health.  Without funding from county tax dollars, and 31 vital charities partnering with United Way of Collier County, a major fundraising campaign is conducted annually.  The organization’s goal for 2012-2013 is $2.5 million.  To give, or to get involved in this year’s effort, please call 239-261-7112.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *