Our Fifth Annual United TRIBUTE will be held Jan. 21, 2017!

Stan Morton Honored with
2016 Dr. Bettye Myers Humanitarian Award

Councilman Joey Hawkins returned to co-MC with local lawyer Jill Jester at our fourth annual United TRIBUTE on Saturday, January 16th 2016. This event celebrates the successes and achievements of United Way of Denton County's supporters, whose donations and volunteerism drive all of our Collective Impact Initiatives and Partner Agencies. Dancing to live music provided by DFW dance band Razzmatazz, Randi Skinner of Blue Steele Solutions and Jackie Davis of MHMR of Tarrant County triumphed as our Dancing With Our Stars champions. We presented Stan Morton, retiring President of Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital of Denton, with the third ever Dr. Bettye Myers Humanitarian Award, honoring the 13-year Dentonite for a lifetime of service to local non-profits as well as our community as a whole.

On Saturday, January 17th 2015, we hosted our third annual United TRIBUTE at the Marriott. Joey Hawkins and Jill Jester co-MC'd as we recognized Joe & Janet Mulroy with the second Dr. Bettye Myers Humanitarian Award in recognition of their incredible generosity in time and resources to help us collectively improve lives in Denton County through our constantly updated Community Needs Assessment and the Denton County Citizen's Council on Mental Health.. On the dance floor, Verus Real Estate Advisors's Greg Johnson and partner Stephanie Martinez seized the mirror ball with the help of an adoring audience.

On Saturday January 18th 2014, we hosted our second annual United TRIBUTE at the Marriott. Reigning champion Joey Hawkins returned as co-Masters of Ceremonies alongside Krista Villareal-Moore. In our Dancing With Our Stars competition, DATCU VP Melanie Vest and her partner David Morales won the coveted mirror-ball trophy!

United Way of Denton County's inaugural United TRIBUTE was held on Saturday, January 26th 2013 at the Marriott Hotel at Champions Circle. The evening featured Jake Pavelka as our Master of Ceremonies, fantastic live music from The Vintage 15, and our very first Dancing with our Stars contest.  The night's entertainment closed with an awards ceremony honoring five of our campaign stars, recognizing the winning couple from United Way of Denton County's Dancing with our Stars, and dedicating the United Way of Denton County Humanitarian Award to Dr. Bettye Myers.


Dancing with our Stars Winning Couples:

2013: Joey Hawkins & Rosalynn Rodriguez

2014: Melanie Vest & David Morales

2015: Greg Johnson & Stephanie Martinez

2016: Randi Skinner & Jackie Davis

Thank you to our 2016 United TRIBUTE Sponsors:

2016 Gold Sponsors:


2016 Silver Sponsors:

Dr. Bettye Myers,

2016 Bronze Sponsors:


2016 Bar Sponsors:

2016 Friends of United Way of Denton County

Dr. Mary Curtis & Dr. Mark Davis
Drs. Melody & Robert Neely

2016 In-Kind Sponsors:

AlphaGraphics Denton
Everyone’s a Story Productions
LINKS Construction
Nanci Kimmey
TexasWoman’s University
Tiffany Youngblood Photography
Total Wine & More Denton

For information on sponsoring United TRIBUTE 2017, please e-mail Jodi Ramon at Jodi@UnitedWayDenton.org

Back to Special Events