Volume 4 Number 19
May 11, 2007


Florida Chief Financial Officer Alex Sink was presented the Tampa Bay United Way’s Women’s Leadership award for her outstanding service in her community and to the United Way.   Upon being presented the award, Tampa Bay United Way President Diana Baker introduced CFO Sink with the following remarks: 

“When her kids need a cheerleader - Alex is there with enthusiasm.

When her husband needs a loyal partner - Alex is there with loving respect.

When her church needs a committed volunteer - Alex is there with selfless resolve.

When her friends just want to have fun - Alex is there with her gift of hospitality.

When local not-for-profits need to build buildings - Alex is there with boldness to ask.

When industry leaders need a rising star - Alex is there with perspective and vision.

When the community acknowledges its issues - Alex is the first to give generously to address the problem.

When business needs wisdom - Alex is there to lend her expertise.

And, when the political system needs leadership - Alex is there to set the example. 

“I have told Alex many times how proud I am of her accomplishments and how grateful I am to have her in my life.  I can't remember the first time I met Alex, but since that time she has led United Way committees, campaigns, and board meetings.  She has been a faithful contributor and constant supporter of United Way and the community in general.  She has on occasion been my conscience, and always my friend.   

“United Way's Women's Leadership is very proud to present his beautiful token of our love and appreciation for the legacy of leadership that Alex Sink brings to everything she puts her hand to.”