The Colonial Country Club United Way Campaign is proudly entering our 3rd year of helping others in need! The United Way has made a significant difference in the lives of many people, including people severely affected by Hurricane Irma. The 2017-2018 United Way Campaign is especially important because of Hurricane Irma.  There were many people in need in our area before the hurricane, and there are many more in need as our community continues to recover.

The 2017-2018 United Way Campaign is the most important campaign that we have ever had!  Why is it the most important campaign we have had? This is the first time the United Way overall goal exceeds $10 million, and Hurricane Irma has made the needs of our community even greater than before.  In order to fully fund Lee County’s 76 Partner Agencies and over 225 programs, we need your help to reach Colonial Country Club’s 2017-2018 goal of $30,000!

The campaign theme this year is the POWER OF 10, and our call to action is to be 10 MILLION STRONG by building a stronger community with successful children, financially stable families, supported veterans, and independent seniors. Your United Way is:

LOCAL – Your gift to United Way stays in your community helping local people.

ACCOUNTABLE – Over 425 community leaders visit and review every United Way supported agency each year.  This ensures program and fiscal accountability.

EFFICIENT – Your United Way takes pride in keeping overhead costs low: 91% of all money raised goes directly to programs that make a difference in lives.

TRUSTWORTHY – United Way has received Charity Navigator’s highest rating of 4 stars for five years in a row.

After Hurricane Irma, the United Way Network of agencies was in place and ready to help our residents because of our past support!

  • United Way 2-1-1 took over 55,000 calls from residents who were desperate for help and information.
  • The United Way Volunteer Center recruited and mobilized hundreds of volunteers to help with everything from debris cleanup to kitchen help at shelters.
  • United Way distributed over $500,000 in supplemental funding from the Southwest Florida Hurricane Relief Fund (in partnership with the SWFL Community Foundation) to the local network of United Way direct assistance agencies.

The important thing to remember is that there were numerous people in need in our community before Hurricane Irma, and there will be even more people in need as our community continues to recover. 

Your United Way Community Campaign Committee has set a goal of $30,000 for your community, and we hope you will join your friends and neighbors by giving today.


Sincerely yours,

Deb & Bill Farrell and Anne Murray & Jim Miller

2017-2018 Colonial Country Club United Way Committee Co-Chairs

Committee Members

Jolyne & Bob Bassett
Ellie & Dan Casciano
Judy & Brian Dunn
Terri & Dave Gilby
Esther & George Gotschall
Jan & Gary Hull
Meg & Bill Jamieson
Marie & Pat Martin
Mary Jane Mayne
Janice & Rick Reichenbach
Kathleen & Bill Watts

To Donate online click HERE

For the Colonial Country Club pledge card click here: ColonialCCPC2017-18