2020 UNITED Tribute

Our 8th Annual UNITED Tribute was held January 18, 2020!

A record 1,100 guests joined us to fill the grand ballroom at the Embassy Suites by Hilton Denton Convention Center for a sold-out celebration for the Denton County community. In addition to recognizing several organizations and individuals for their dedication to improving and transforming lives in Denton County, we announced $2.3 million raised by our community, and crowned two community dancers as Champions of “Dancing with Our Stars.”  






2019 Dr. Bettye Myers Humanitarian Award
United Way of Denton County announced that long-time volunteer and community philanthropist Ellen M. Painter of Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Denton will receive the 2019 Dr. Bettye Myers Humanitarian Award, named after the Denton County icon whose community involvement was unparalleled. 
Painter’s involvement with United Way of Denton County encompasses 25 years with positions in nearly every aspect of the organization including Campaign Cabinet, Board Member, Marketing & Communications Chair, Partnership Development Chair, Board Chair, and Lifetime Board Member. Currently, Painter serves as the Capital Campaign Chair to raise necessary funding for the creation of thUnited Way of Denton County Community Complex to better serve the growing needs of the community.

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Aerial Sponsors
Best Western Premier     |    First United Bank   |   Prototype:IT  

Performer Sponsors
AccessBank    |   Allison Engineering Group    |   Atmos Energy    
BCI Mechanical     |   Balfour Beatty  |  Ciera Bank    |    DCTA   
Gohlke Pools    |    Guaranty Bank & Trust    |    Huffines Kia Subaru Corinth
The Heart Hospital Baylor Denton   |     Illustrative Depictions Photography  |   MD Pediatric Associates
Medical City Denton    |   North Central Texas College 
 Safran Electrical & Power   |    Sawko & Burroughs, P.C.     
 Toyota of Denton & Honda of Denton   |    Verus Advisors


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