United Way of Tarrant County celebrates 100th birthday by encouraging residents and community leaders to join in vision for service to the region
TARRANT COUNTY (November 14, 2022) – This November, United Way of Tarrant County celebrates 100 years of serving residents from every corner of Tarrant County. A series of public events will honor and commemorate the centennial milestone, with GET UNITED WEEK providing press access to interviews and commentary from United Way and community and business leaders on key focus areas and the major needs facing Tarrant County. GET UNITED is a multi-year campaign from United Way of Tarrant County encouraging residents, businesses, civic leaders, partner agencies and fellow nonprofits to support our local communities.
TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 15
WHAT: Tarrant County Commissioners Court Meeting Tarrant County Commissioners Court will issue a proclamation, read aloud during their meeting, marking November 17, 2022, as GET UNITED DAY in honor of United Way of Tarrant County’s 100th birthday
WHEN: 10 a.m.
WHERE: County Administration Building, 100 E. Weatherford Street, Suite 502A, Fort Worth, TX 76196
- County Judge Glen Whitley presenting United Way of Tarrant County
- leadership with GET UNITED DAY proclamation
- Interviews available by request only
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 17
WHAT: GET UNITED DAY and Centennial Celebration Kickoff Event United Way of Tarrant County and civic and business leaders will share the vision for the next 100 years of service to the region.
This event features a press conference including Leah M. King, President and CEO of United Way of Tarrant County; the Honorable Jeff Williams, former Mayor of the City of Arlington; Zak Andersen, VP at BNSF; Hadley Woerner, President at Frost Bank; representatives from Rainwater Charitable Foundation; Chuck Morgan, voice of the Texas Rangers, and other local leaders. A 30-foot art installation inspired by United Way’s Get United campaign will also be unveiled at Globe Life Field.
WHEN: 10:30 a.m.
WHERE: Globe Life Field, 734 Stadium Drive, Arlington, TX 76011
*Event will be held outdoors on steps leading up to Globe Life Field
*Nearest parking in available in Lot B (free to all attendees)
- United Way of Tarrant County’s launch of Get United engagement campaign
- Hundreds of city, civic, business, and nonprofit leaders in attendance
- Exclusive reveal of ‘Get United’ mural
- Interview availability with United Way, city, and community spokespersons
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 20
WHAT: Fort Worth Community Holiday Tree Lighting presented by Amazon Back by popular demand, Fort Worth kicks off the holiday season with its community holiday tree lighting celebration. Dignitaries Leah M. King, President and CEO of United Way of Tarrant County, Mayor Pro Tem Gyna M. Bevins, County Commissioner Roy Brooks, Fort Worth ISD superintendent Dr. Angela Ramsey and Vickie Yakunin, Amazon North Texas Community Officer, will light the tree one hour prior to the start of Fort Worth’s Parade of Lights. This year’s tree – at 65 feet – is the tallest live Christmas tree in Texas.
WHEN: 5 p.m.
WHERE: Sundance Square Plaza, Fort Worth, TX 76102
- Hundreds of attendees celebrating holiday tree lighting
- Interview availability with Leah M. King, President and CEO of United Way of Tarrant County, to discuss launch of Get United campaign and holiday giving
About United Way of Tarrant County
United Way of Tarrant County brings people together to build strong communities where everyone thrives. As a nonprofit leader, we help communities tackle tough challenges and work with private, public and nonprofit partners to boost education, financial stability and health resources. In the past two years, we have doubled our impact, helping more than 550,000 people through our resources. We celebrate our 100th anniversary in 2022 and are ready to serve Tarrant County for years to come. Unitedwaytarrant.org.
For general information about United Way of Tarrant County, please contact:
Deanna W. Titzler
Chief Communications and Marketing Officer