Leah Stockton served as the President/CEO for United Way of the Florida Keys beginning in November 2017, before being named as Keys Area President for United Way of Collier and the Keys in April 2020 with the official merger between the two organizations.
During her initial time with United Way, which began just two months following Hurricane Irma, her focus was largely on coordinating relief efforts; raising and disbursing over $1.7 million for recovery work throughout Monroe County from 2017-2020. With the support of the United Way network, the local community and supporters, she led the organization in case management and grant making to assist thousands of Monroe County residents. Mrs. Stockton also had an active role in the Monroe County Long-Term Recovery Group, serving as Chair of the Funding and Allocations Committee.
Under Ms. Stockton’s leadership, the United Way of the Florida Keys' Volunteer Income Tax Preparation Program doubled the number of residents assisted from 2017 to 2018 and again from 2019 to 2020, helping hundreds or residents and utilizing over 30 volunteers.