10th Annual UNITED Tribute

Our 10th Annual UNITED Tribute was held January 15, 2022!


Friends and supporters of United Way of Denton County gathered in socially distanced fashion at the grand ballroom at the Embassy Suites by Hilton Denton Convention Center for the 10th annual UNITED Tribute Gala. Despite limiting ticket sales to 70% capacity, the 10th annual UNITED Tribute gala raised over $230,000 to reach an impressive 10-year milestone surpassing $1 million dollars raised for United Way of Denton County to improve and transform lives across Denton County.





Dancer Montage



2021 Dr. Bettye Myers Humanitarian AwardeesBrian & Michelle Cree

Our Board of Directors has announced the 2021 Dr. Bettye Myers Humanitarian Award will recognize the county-wide impact of Highland Village power couple Michelle and Brian Cree. 

Since their Denton County arrival from Dallas in 1997, Michelle and Brian Cree have left an indelible mark, individually and collectively, on Denton County with their tireless contributions of time, talents, and treasure. Most notably, the couple was instrumental in brokering a landmark partnership between United Way of Denton County and United Way of Metropolitan Dallas to better serve the needs of a growing Denton County. The collaboration gave United Way of Denton County permission to expand its fundraising reach into Southern Denton County where it was already engaged with nonprofits, governments, and businesses to address county-wide challenges like homelessness and mental health.


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Our Sponsors

Our annual gala, UNITED Tribute, celebrates our generous community partners and raises funds to help improve lives in Denton County. The event will take place January 15, 2022, at the Embassy Suites by Hilton Denton Convention Center.

Doors Open & Blue Carpet goes LIVE at 6pm

Program starts at 7pm.

After Six Attire: Tuxes and long, formal dresses are not required, but after 6 PM decrees dark suits for him and a cocktail dress for her. 

This friendly dance competition is the centerpiece of our UNITED Tribute entertainment. Dancing with Our Stars features fun, well-loved individuals from our communitynominated by you! Their participation helps us raise awareness and funds to serve children, families, Veterans, people experiencing homelessness, and people affected by mental illness.