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Summit Examines Economic Outlook, Winning Development Approaches

A capacity audience attended United Way’s February 23 Economic Summit, which included “A Conversation with Robert Kaplan,” President and CEO of the Dallas Federal Reserve; and remarks on economic development in Arlington by Arlington Mayor Jeff Williams II. The Summit was co-sponsored by the North Texas […]

Events, Income

Vickie Allen Named Major Gifts Director

Vickie L. Allen has been named Director of Major Gifts for United Way of Tarrant County. Vickie has experience in a variety of sectors focused on empowering, inspiring and uplifting people to reach their highest potential. For more than a decade she was an Assistant […]


United Way Sponsors Free College Planning Event

More than 500 high school students and their parents from Mansfield ISD and surrounding school districts are anticipated to attend a free college planning event sponsored by United Way on Feb. 25. Destination Success will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Mansfield […]

Education, Events

“Wild about Reading” Event March 5

Thousands of children and their parents will go “Wild about Reading” March 5 at the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History, 1600 Gendy St. in Fort Worth. The free public event is an opportunity for children to explore the museum while obtaining free children’s […]

Corporate Giving, Education, Events

Feb. 23 Economic Summit

Improving our Tarrant County community takes cross-sector collaboration among non-profits, for-profit companies, public and private organizations and government entities. With that in mind, United Way’s Feb. 23 Economic Summit will examine changes in philanthropy, workforce development and demand for services. The event will be held from […]

Education, Events, Health, Income

A Year to Remember

The 2015-2016 United Way of Tarrant County Annual Report is now available. (See it here.) It covers memorable events and accomplishments during United Way’s July 1, 2015 – June 30, 2016 fiscal year. Through the united efforts of thousands of United Way supporters across Tarrant County, our […]


A Compassionate Gift of Clothing

Thank you to the International Association of Machinist and Aerospace Workers (IAMAW) District Lodge 776 Retirees Organization (whose officers are shown here) for donating $100 to United Way to purchase clothing for the homeless as part of the Mayor’s Week of Compassionate Service. Your generous contribution […]

Events, Give

Free Tax Centers Now Open

Last year 8,000 individuals and families received $13.4 million in tax refunds at United Way Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) centers. This month the free VITA centers have opened for another tax season to help more low- to moderate-income households claim all eligible refund dollars. […]

2-1-1, Income, Volunteer