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United Way of Tarrant County Welcomes Brian Estridge as Director of Development

Tuesday, April 16, 2024

Longtime ‘Voice of TCU’ Will Tap Tarrant County Roots to Drive Community Investment

Brian Estridge, United Way of Tarrant County Director of Development

Brian Estridge, United Way of Tarrant County Director of Development

FORT WORTH (April 16, 2024) – In support of its efforts to raise $100 million to secure a healthier and safer tomorrow for all in Tarrant County, United Way of Tarrant County (UWTC) has named Brian Estridge as Director of Development for Community Investment. In this newly created role, Estridge will cultivate relationships with individual and institutional donors, working to unite philanthropic support for UWTC’s programs to support thriving communities. 

A Tarrant County resident for 26 years, Estridge will focus on major gift engagements for UWTC’s GET UNITED Campaign, which addresses barriers and challenges facing the region in four key areas: 

  • Community response 
  • Community health 
  • Financial empowerment 
  • Education and learning 

Before joining UWTC, Estridge emceed “Unplugged With Sonny Dykes and Randy Galloway,” a benefit event for UWTC’s GET UNITED Campaign. His passion for the needs of the local community and extensive Fort Worth network led to the idea of a formal role with UWTC. 

“We are delighted to welcome Brian to our GET UNITED team,” said Crystal Sands, UWTC’s EVP and Chief Development Officer. “He has a great heart for our community and understands the true work – and impact – that is possible only through collaboration and major support to overcome challenges facing our region and improve outcomes for future generations in Tarrant County.”

Estridge has a wealth of experience in broadcast media and community involvement and will continue to serve as the “Voice of the TCU Horned Frogs,” the play-by-play broadcast role he has held for over 25 years.

“I have watched Fort Worth change dramatically over three decades while also having a front-row seat to the critical needs that are still holding back our growing, and often most vulnerable, communities,” said Estridge. “Joining United Way of Tarrant County and their fundraising efforts in Tarrant County for GET UNITED is both an honor and something I take with deep responsibility.”

Estridge holds a BA from Appalachian State University and serves on the Davey O’Brien Foundation board of directors and the Lockheed Martin Armed Forces Bowl executive council. He is also involved with the Ben Hogan Award hosted at the Colonial Country Club of Fort Worth.

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