Now that we've secured support from the FDIC, Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas and the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC), we will kick-off Bank On Denton on June 6th at 4pm at Denton ISD's Professional Development Center (1212 Bolivar St, Denton) with a Community Partners Forum. This forum is open to any faith-based organization, community-based organization, school, university, business or civic group that share our commitment to improving lives in Denton County. RSVP to attend the Bank On Denton Community Partners Forum by email at
On May 11th I'll be donating to the nation's biggest one-day food drive. Join me @FeedingAmerica and @StampOutHunger. Fill the brown bag you received in your mailbox this week with food and put it out at your mailbox tomorrow morning for your Letter Carrier to pick up. What could be easier!
You can also come help us by volunteering in Denton County at the Denton Community Food Center at 109 W. Sycamore in Denton. We need the most volunteers from Noon to 6pm. @LIVEUNITED
President & CEO, United Way of Denton County
It will be my honor tomorrow to present the amazing community collaborations United Way of Denton County is leading at the 2013 Texas Library Association's 2013 Annual Conference in Ft. Worth. We'll be discussing our work together as a community around assessing needs, as well as the impactful work of our Pre-K Coalition. Sometimes we take for granted that we live and work in a community where our community organizations, city and school districts collaborate across traditional boundaries so effectivelty. Yet there is so much more we can do.
As we close the books on a very successful 2012-2013 program and fiscal year, there is so much to look forward to in 2013-2014 for our community. One of the exciting aspects of beginning a new fiscal year is the addition of new Board Members. Our United Way of Denton County board of directors approved four new community members to the 2013-2014 board o
What a great way to start a new week! Parents at Lee Elementary School in Denton ISD took to their neighborhoods this past weekend to share our Pre-K Coalition's Ready Rosie rollout. This grass roots group of parents, armed with information about this vital resource for parents, guardians and caregivers of children under 5 is part of a collaborative effort between United Way of Denton County, Denton ISD and the City of Denton.
I was talking with Traci, our United Way of Denton County staff member who leads our Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA program, this week about this VITA tax season. Traci told me about a situation one of our VITA volunteer tax preparers faced a few days ago.
As we bring 2012 to a close, I wanted to take a moment and say thank you from all of us at United Way of Denton County for a wonderful year. The passion of our volunteers and the generosity of thousands of donors has been invigorating. We all know that there is much work to be done in 2013. I am excited that United Way of Denton County serves a community that values collaboration and cares for those suffering and in need of a help to get back on track.
From our staff, board members, lifetime members - THANK YOU!
This has been a great year thanks to thousands of our donors and volunteers. But we can't stop now. We need your help to keep up the momentum.
This year Forbes ranked United Way a "top-five most efficient charity". Here in Denton County we are one of the most cost effective non-profit organizations. 91.2 cents of every dollar you donate to United Way of Denton County is put to work in our community.
With a flurry of last minute votes and a total of 949 total votes cast, here's who YOU selected to entertain us at United TRIBUTE on January 26th at The Marriott Hotel at Champions Circle:
We are inviting you to vote on our website for community leaders that were nominated to dance in our United Way of Denton County version of “Dancing with the Stars” at United TRIBUTE.
Assisted by the Texas Woman's University Dance program, community-elected dancers will be instructed by faculty and mentored by graduate dance students in preparation for the competition, January 26, 2013.
The community nominated great choices, people who LIVE UNITED and will certainly entertain us all on the dance floor!