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United Way of Tarrant County Announces Marcia Etie as Director of Development

Thursday, April 18, 2024

Tarrant County Leader Will Support Philanthropic Cultivation in Arlington and Northeast Tarrant County

Marcia Etie, UWTC Director of Development

Marcia Etie, United Way of Tarrant County Director of Development

FORT WORTH (April 18, 2024) – United Way of Tarrant County (UWTC), which supports communities across North Texas, has named Marcia Etie as Director of Development for Community Investment. Etie will specifically support UWTC’s GET UNITED Campaign, its $100 million fundraising effort to secure a healthier and safer tomorrow and support thriving communities for all in Tarrant County.

In her previous role as Outreach Director for Congresswoman Kay Granger and a similar role for Tarrant County Commissioner Andy Nguyen, Etie developed an extensive understanding of the diverse needs of the community and helped build networks of collaborators willing to support and drive change. In her new role, she will cultivate donors and philanthropic engagement for the GET UNITED Campaign, focused specifically on outreach in Arlington and northeast Tarrant County.

“We are excited for Marcia Etie to join our team as Director of Development on our GET UNITED team,” said Crystal Sands, UWTC’s executive vice president and chief development officer. “She has dedicated many years to community service and understands not only the challenges our communities in North Texas are facing but also what it takes to bring people together to make tangible change.” 

Before joining the UWTC team, Etie served as a member of the United Way of Tarrant County board of directors and chair of the UWTC – Greater Arlington steering committee.

“I am thrilled to take on this role with United Way of Tarrant County,” said Etie. “I look forward to collaborating with donors and stakeholders to drive positive change and make a lasting impact in our community for the next 100 years.”

As Director of Development for Community Investment, Etie will build a network of public and private resources for programs and initiatives that bolster the GET UNITED Campaign’s four focus areas for near- and long-term support: 

  • Community response: providing the basics for daily needs, disaster relief, and military and veteran families
  • Community health: ensuring a community where everyone can be safe and healthy, with a particular focus on underserved neighbors, women, children, older adults, and those with disabilities
  • Financial empowerment: equipping individuals with the tools for independence, from financial literacy to stable housing and transportation
  • Education and learning: preparing the current and future workforce to contribute to their own success and their community

In addition to her volunteer roles with United Way of Tarrant County, Etie has been an active community volunteer with the United States Naval Academy, Northeast Tarrant Chamber of Commerce, and Girl Scouts of Texas Oklahoma Plains. 

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, and respond in times of crisis. Annually, we help more than 325,000 people through our resources. In 2022, we celebrated our 100th anniversary and launched our GET UNITED campaign to drive community impact for another century in Tarrant County.



Deanna W. Titzler
United Way of Tarrant County