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2018 Project Blueprint graduates (From Left) Jennifer Peace, Gina Blackwell, Willie Bass, Bill Anderson, Steering Committee Chairman Guy T. Phillips, Nate Dears, Katherine Lindsay, Judy Giese, Jill Rogers and UWDC Director of Community Impact Leah Jordan DENTON, TX (Feb. 6, 2018) – The United Way of Denton County (UWDC) Board of Directors recently recognized the dedication of fourteen community members as graduates of Project Blueprint: Board Leadership Training. Created in 2009, Project...
As featured in the Denton Record-Chronicle on 1/26/2018 by Julian Gill, Staff Writer... The results of the annual homeless Point-in-Time count won't be released for a few months, but officials expect a heavier focus on the homeless communities in Lewisville to reflect more accurate data.     The Point-in-Time count, required by federal law, aims to identify the number of homeless people in the Denton County. On Thursday, more than 80 volunteers visited shelters, libraries, wooded encampments...
United TRIBUTE emcees Marty Rivers and Jill Jester present Mirrorball Trophies to Jordan McDowell and Keith Pierce   DENTON, TX (Jan 22, 2018) – More than 620 people filled the ballroom at the Embassy Suites by Hilton Denton Convention Center on Saturday night to celebrate United Way of Denton County and its 2017 successes. In addition to recognizing several organizations and individuals for their dedication to United Way’s mission to improve lives in Denton County, a $2.3 million campaign...
Dr. Kathryn Stream, Board of Commissioners Chair for Denton Housing Authority (2nd from left), presents check to United Way of Denton County representatives (from right) Courtney Cross (Director of Homelessness Initiatives), Lyle Dresser (Board Chair), and Gary Henderson (CEO).   DENTON, TX (January 17, 2018) – The Denton Housing Authority and United Way of Denton County together announced the allocation of $250,000 of non-federal funds by the Denton Housing Authority to be administered by...
Janel Eichhorn and Marci Pritts join staff as Directors of Marketing and Communications, respectively.   DENTON, TX (Jan 8, 2018) – United Way of Denton County announced today the addition of two new faces to increase capacity in Marketing, Communications and Outreach. Janel Eichhorn and Marci Pritts are the newest members of the team at the United Way of Denton County and will serve as Director of Marketing, and Director of Communications & Outreach, respectively. Teddy Yan, former...
Bill Patterson joins fellow Lifetime & Board Member Ellen Painter as they review plans for the United Way of Denton County Community Complex   DENTON, TX (Jan 4, 2018) –United Way of Denton County announced today that Bill Patterson, longtime publisher and now owner of the Denton Record-Chronicle, will be the recipient of the 2018 Dr. Bettye Myers Humanitarian Award to be presented at the organization’s sixth annual gala celebration United TRIBUTE on January 20, 2018.    A United Way of...
As featured in Denton Record-Chronicle on 11/28/2017 by Jenna Duncan, Staff Writer... The United Way of Denton County is raising money to build its own 12,500-square-foot building, the United Way of Denton County Community Complex.    The $3.7 million project already has $800,000 in financial backing, but the nonprofit is looking for additional funding so it can break ground in the second quarter of 2018 at 1710 Morse St.    "We know we're not adequately sized for today's need, and we know the...
As featured in the Denton Record-Chronicle on 10/18/2017 by Peggy Heinkel-Wolfe, Staff Writer... The city of Denton announced Wednesday that a countywide collaboration has received a federal Emergency Solutions Grant for 2017-19. The two-year grant provides $600,000 annually for programs that address homelessness.    Last year, city and county groups did not qualify for the grant after receiving it for many years.    A collaboration between the city of Denton, Christian Community Action, Denton...
As featured in Denton Record-Chronicle on 10/6/2017 by Caitlyn Jones, Staff Writer... Learning to read can be tough for many Denton County students, but a recent study shows that the task is even more difficult for kids from low-income households — and more of them than ever are falling behind.   In its 2017 Community Needs Assessment, the United Way of Denton County found the number of "economically disadvantaged" third-graders reading at grade level in Denton County dropped 10 percentage...
As featured in the Denton Record-Chronicle 10/4/2017 by Jenna Duncan, Staff Writer... The United Way of Denton County 2017 is fundamentally different than it was when Gary Henderson came on board as CEO in 2011.    The following year, in 2012, the nonprofit's board of directors made a philosophy switch: United Way needed to do more than vet and fund nonprofits in the area. The organization should lead the way for the county in macro-social work: Building systems, processes and oversight where...

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