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.
Once Upon A Time...The Night in Photos
(L-R) Gary Henderson & Commissioner Bobbie Mitchell present Humanitarian Award to Michelle & Brian Cree.
Gladys Keeton poses with Dancing With Our Stars Champions Joe Perez & Kenya Lockett and Judge's Choice Award winners Brian & Suzanne Danhof
Peterbilt GM Jason Skoog presents check to Gary Henderson.
UWDC volunteer Alice Hudspeth (age 11) speaks at UNITED Tribute.
Tribute Co-chairs Monica Glenn (L) and Pat Sherman (R) celebrate with UNITED Tribute creator Dr. Sheri Dragoo.
11 amazing volunteer dancing duos!
Finalists: (L-R) Christopher & Christin Ross, Morgan Orlando & Brad Cox, and Kenya Lockett & Joe Perez
A whimsical tree of balloons!
A Silent Auction
Tan Parker helps congratulate Michelle & Brian Cree.
Mirror Ball winners Kenya & Joe
Morrison Milling = Rise UNITED Award | Midsize Company
Allison Engineering Group = Leadership Giving Award
First State Bank = 99% Award
City of Carrollton = Trailblazer Award
2021 Dr. Bettye Myers Humanitarian Awardees
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.
Blue Carpet Sponsor
UNITED Friends Sponsor
Apple Jack's Liquor
Embassy Suites by Hilton Denton Convention Center
Green Door Designs
Lisa Roby Photography
Special Abilities of North Texas
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 community—nominated by you! Their participation helps us raise awareness and funds to serve children, families, Veterans, people experiencing homelessness, and people affected by mental illness.