United Way Second Annual Heart's Unite


United Way of North Central Florida held its second annual Heart’s Unite event yesterday.  The inaugural event last year had about 80 attendees but this year there were over 300 guests present to learn about United Way initiatives.  We heard heartwarming testimonies from speakers impacted personally by all United Way does in the community and learned about all the leveraged dollars United Way brings to Gainesville.

Debbie Mason, CEO and president of United Way of North Central Florida, gave an impassioned speech and call to action for us as a community to do more to tackle the challenges our community faces regarding education, income and health.

Front Street is proud to support United Way of North Central Florida and all its initiatives.  In addition to the financial support Front Street gives United Way, Nick Banks, managing director of Front Street, is a member of the board of directors and Seth Lane is a member of the Community Investment Team.  

A big thanks to Home: Living In the Heart of Florida Magazine for the great pictures!


Virginia MacKoul

Virginia is a graduate from the University of Florida's College of Design Construction and Planning with a degree in Sustainability and the Built Environment, and a minor in Urban Regional Planning. Virginia joined the Front Street team in 2011, as an intern. Upon graduation, Virginia joined the Front Street team full-time as the Director of Client Services. Ms. MacKoul’s addition furthers Front Street’s continued growth and expansion within Gainesville and other North Central Florida markets. She was promoted to Director of Marketing in 2014 and now manages the firm’s team of interns and oversees all marketing and branding activity. Virginia was born in Boston and moved to Lee County, Florida in 1997. Virginia graduated her high school's International Baccalaureate program and started at the University of Florida with a focus on Architecture. Virginia shares Front Street's passion of giving back to the community and those in need. Virginia's hobbies include photography, cooking, football, movies, music, and spending time with her dog, Brinkley.

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