United Way of Tarrant County recently hosted the second annual Women United Investing in Impact Luncheon Thursday, May 12, 2022 at the Ashton Depot. The luncheon was held to shed light on issues women are facing today and featured guest speaker, Dr. Sylvia Trent-Adams, Executive Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer at the University of North Texas Health Science Center. $60,000 was granted to organizations supporting women and girls in Tarrant County. Learn more about the award recipients and their impactful work below.

The Women’s Fund is dedicated to funding initiatives that support women and girls in Tarrant County. The 2022 grant recipients were:

THE WOMEN’S CENTER | $40,000 IMPACT GRANT

 

The Women’s Center of Tarrant County’s General Counseling program provides a mental health services Continuum of Care, including a program specifically designed for the needs of women and girls, delivered by professional staff who represent the communities they serve, using trauma-informed, culturally competent and evidence-based treatment protocols. With the grant funds, The Women’s Center of Tarrant County plans to increase the numbers served from 2,300 annually to 2,800 over the next year, with 85% of those being women and girls and 65% being people of color.

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RIVERTREE ACADEMY | $20,000  IMPACT GRANT

 

Rivertree Academy is a community-funded, private Christian school that serves elementary students in the Como neighborhood in Fort Worth from Pre-K3 to 5th grade. Children living in Como are often faced with the challenges of living in generational poverty and lacking education options. Most students come to the school performing well below their grade level because they haven’t had access to the early childhood development opportunities they need. Grant funding will support two full-tuition scholarships for two girls for the 2022-2023 school year.

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THANK YOU TO OUR GENEROUS SPONSORS:

      

 

EMPOWER SPONSORS

BANK OF TEXAS • CATHY DAVID • CIGNA • CORE INSURANCE • EMPIRE HOLDINGS, LLC • FIRST COMMAND FINANCIAL SERVICES INC • FORT WORTH HISPANIC CHAMBER OF COMMERCE • FROST BANK • HIGGINBOTHAM • INDEPENDENT FINANCIAL • MARTI HOWE • NATIONAL JUNETEENTH MUSEUM • REBECCA MONTGOMERY, MONTGOMERY STRATEGIES • RHSB INSURANCE FORT WORTH • RSM US LLP • SHOPPA’S MATERIAL HANDLING • THE VITAMIN SHOPPE

INSPIRE SPONSORS

CHARLES SCHWAB & CO., INC • CYNTHIA MILLER • INTERBANK • JPMORGAN CHASE • KAY SANDERS • PRA GROUP • UNITED WOMEN FOR WOMEN UNITED • WHITLEY PENN

IN-KIND SPONSORS

CANALES FURNITURE • FORT WORTH REPORT • KENDRA SCOTT • LIVE! BY LOEWS – ARLINGTON, TX • THE CAPITAL GRILLE FORT WORTH

Dr. Sylvia Trent-Adams, RN, FAAN, FNAP

Executive Vice President & Chief Strategy Officer
University of North Texas Health Science Center

Dr. Sylvia Trent-Adams is the Executive Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer at the University of North Texas Health Science Center. She served as the Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Health (PDASH) from January 2019 through August 2020.

MEET OUR WOMEN UNITED STEERING COMMITTEE

Cathy David, Chair
Chelsea Alexander
Jennifer Baggs-Kamacioglu
Amanda Blackman
Kadee Blair
Shirley Cox

Andrea Glispie
Brooke Goggans
Melanie Hanna
Melinda Johnston
Ebony Jones
Sharon Leite

Susan Medina
Cynthia Miller
Rebecca Montgomery
Stephanie Oelkers
Olivia Power
Becky Renfro-Borbolla

Trish Rodriguez-Terrell
Kay Sanders
Ginny Smith Stegner
Lauren Team

VIEW PICTURES FROM OUR 2022 ANNUAL LUNCHEON