United Way of Tarrant County Announces GET UNITED Leadership Committee
TARRANT COUNTY (June 26, 2023) – United Way of Tarrant County proudly announces the formation of Leaders United, a volunteer campaign leadership committee dedicated to championing its GET UNITED campaign honoring the organization’s second century of impact in the community. With a goal of raising $100 million, the GET UNITED campaign is an invitation to donors, corporations, civic leaders, partner agencies and community members to work together to make Tarrant County a more vibrant and thriving community for all.
“This Leaders United committee is just that – leaders united for healthy communities, veterans, financially stable families, and education and workforce opportunities for all in Tarrant County,” said Leah M. King, president and CEO of United Way of Tarrant County. “Their steadfast commitment and dedication to our mission will be invaluable to the success of this campaign, and we are extremely grateful for their support.”
The Leaders United committee will work alongside King, United Way Chief Development Officer Crystal Sands, and campaign co-chairs, former Mayor of Arlington Jeff Williams and his wife Karen, to generate support and funding for programs and initiatives that will make a lasting impact on Tarrant County.
The campaign welcomes the following individuals to the Leaders United Committee:
- Amber Adams, Owner, The Velvet Angel Boutique
- Jamie Adams, Co-Founder, Zang | Adams Real Estate
- Marianne Auld, Managing Partner, Kelly Hart & Hallman LLP
- Honorable Kenneth Barr, Principal, BC Collaborations
- Dan Berce, President and CEO, GM Financial
- Stevan B. Bobb, EVP and Chief Marketing Officer, BNSF Railway Company
- Mark Caffey, Managing Director, Derby Partners
- Sean Decker, President, REV Entertainment; EVP, Sports & Entertainment, Texas Rangers
- Linda Dipert, Community Advocate
- Honorable Dr. Victoria Farrar-Myers, Education & Leadership Consultant; former Arlington Mayor Pro Tem
- Luis Galindo, Attorney at Law
- James Hill, Principal, James Hill Consulting
- Honorable Laura Hill, former Mayor of Southlake
- Dee J. Kelly, Partner, Kelly Hart & Hallman LLP
- Marty Leonard, Community Advocate
- Glenn Lewis, Capital Partner, Linebarger Goggan Blair & Sampson
- Bill Meadows, Chairman Emeritus, HUB International
- Rosa Navejar, President, The Rios Group
- Honorable Betsy Price, former Mayor of Fort Worth
- Jean Roach, Community Advocate
- Jeremy Smith, President, Rainwater Charitable Foundation
- Honorable John Terrell, former Mayor of Southlake, Co-Founder/Principal, Hunter Chase Development Partners
- Honorable Oscar Trevino, Mayor of North Richland Hills
- Kristin and Victor Vandergriff, Community Advocates
- Tonya Veasey, President and CEO, OCG+
- Honorable B. Glen Whitley, former Tarrant County Judge
- Hadley Woerner, President, Frost Bank – Tarrant Region
“Our Leaders United committee members are a vital component of the GET UNITED campaign. They are individuals from across all areas of Tarrant County with the expertise and dedication to help us make connections and identify resources that will ultimately allow us to serve more people in our community,” said Jeff Williams, co-chair of the GET UNITED campaign. “They all have a deep understanding of the unique issues and needs of their respective communities and with their help, we will make a significant impact on all challenges facing our County.”
For the past 100 years, United Way of Tarrant County has been serving the needs of the citizens in Tarrant County. As the next century of service begins, the GET UNITED campaign is designed to bring thought leadership and the financial resources to address the most pressing social challenges facing Tarrant County. The GET UNITED campaign identifies four focus areas for near- and long-term support including community response, community health, financial empowerment, and education and learning.
Since launching the campaign on Get United Day in November 2022, United Way of Tarrant County has already secured tens of millions of dollars in initial funding from government grants and early supporters of the GET UNITED campaign. This funding is designated to back United Way’s most ambitious programs and initiatives, which aim to make a tangible difference in the lives of individuals and families within our community.
For more information about United Way of Tarrant County and the GET UNITED campaign, please visit GetUnitedTarrant.org/.
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. In 2022, we celebrated our 100th anniversary and are ready for the next 100 as we make Tarrant County a healthier, safer and more prosperous County for all.
Deanna W. Titzler
United Way of Tarrant County