Tampa Bay area companies lead United Way's Most Generous Workplaces list

Last Updated: Friday, October 13, 2017, 3:39 PM EDT

Publix Super Market once again tops the list as the most generous workplace in the Suncoast region--DeSoto, Hillsborough, Manatee, Pinellas, and Sarasota Counties. 

  • Tampa area companies lead United Way's Most Generous Workplaces list
  • Publix, Raymond James Financial, Duke Energy rank top 3 on list

Raymond James Financial ranks number 2 and Duke Energy jumps to the number 3 spot.

The Most Generous Workplaces list is determined by companies’ philanthropic contributions--monetary and in-kind--to and through United Way Suncoast during the previous fiscal year.  

Duke Energy made the biggest jump from last year and secured its spot on the list with a $1 million investment to support community empowerment at the United Way Resource Center in south St. Petersburg’s Campbell Park, in addition to its year-round efforts to support United Way through campaigning and employee volunteer activities. 

“Investing in our communities is an integral part of Duke Energy’s philosophy,” said Harry Sideris, president, Duke Energy Florida. “We’re proud to have been a long-term partner with United Way Suncoast, which has benefited the Tampa Bay area through several initiatives, including workforce development and community revitalization programs, disaster relief projects and community volunteer opportunities. We look forward to continuing our legacy of charitable giving and employee volunteerism, helping to make Florida a great place to work, live and raise our children.”

Combined, the top 10 organizations and their employees generously invested $16.6 million to help local communities through United Way Suncoast-led and supported programs, a significant increase from last year’s contribution total of $11 million.

Here is the list of top 10 most generous workplaces for 2017:

1. Publix Super Markets
2. Raymond James Financial
3. Duke Energy
4. USAA - United Services Automobile Association
5. The Mosaic Company
6. Enterprise Leasing Corporation, LLC
7. Wells Fargo
8. Tech Data Corporation
9. Macy’s
10. Citi

“The core of United Way is that each and every person has the ability to contribute to community change. Our donors give of their time and resources to whatever extent they are able, and collectively make a huge, positive impact across the region,” said Suzanne McCormick, CEO of United Way Suncoast. “These workplaces have donated generously to our programs, and equally importantly, they have fostered a culture of caring among employees. We couldn’t make a difference as an organization without the support of each and every individual donor and workplace that gives.”

View a complete list of the top 100 most generous workpalces in the Suncoast region.