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Dallas Fed Pres./CEO Featured at Non-Profit Economic Summit

Robert S. Kaplan, President and CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, will be the featured speaker at the Feb. 23 Economic Summit for Non-Profits sponsored by United Way of Tarrant County and the North Texas Community Foundation. The event will be held from […]


Relief for Alzheimer’s Caregivers

A woman we’ll call “Carolyn” first realized something was wrong the day she went to Walmart and left her husband “Howard” at home to watch the grandchildren. When she was checking out at the store, Carolyn noticed her husband standing behind her. He didn’t realize […]


Latest 4-Star Rating Places UWTC Among Top 6% of Charities

United Way of Tarrant County’s strong financial health and commitment to accountability and transparency have once again earned a 4-star rating from Charity Navigator, America’s largest independent charity evaluator. This is the fifth consecutive time that UWTC has earned the top rating. “Only 6% of […]


The New Year’s Eve Miracle

Area Agency on Aging Options Counselor Leigh Zoller calls it a New Year’s Eve miracle. It all started when a woman called Leigh to say she had a wheelchair, hospital bed and all kinds of supplies to give away because her husband had passed away […]


Mayor’s Week of Compassionate Service

In Fort Worth this is the annual Mayor’s Week of Compassionate Service ( and United Way is participating once again. Friday, Jan. 27, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., we will be accepting donations of new clothing and children’s books (ages birth-9) in our Board […]

Give, Military, Volunteer

VITA Volunteers Perform Tax Refund Magic

Could you turn $16 into $1,300? You might if you were a volunteer at one of the United Way VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance) centers opening Jan.17 to help low-income working families get the most tax refunds possible. One VITA center helped a couple who […]

Income, Volunteer

Your Holiday Generosity Changes Lives

You can make a difference this holiday season. When you invest in the education, financial stability and health of your neighbors through United Way, you respond to real problems with real solutions. So this holiday season, give thanks, give hope, give solutions. Donate to United […]

Education, Give, Health, Income

Tocqueville Society Kicks Off Silver Anniversary Year

The United Way Tocqueville Society kicked off its silver anniversary year Nov. 30 with a 25th Anniversary Celebration at the Fort Worth Club. (Shown here from left to right are hosts Marty Leonard and John and Jean Roach.) In recognition of the Society’s silver anniversary, […]

Events, Give

Hello, Dolly!

 When Dolly Parton’s Pure & Simple concert tour came to Verizon Theatre recently, United Way and friends were at the pre-show Meet ‘n Greet to tell Dolly about the success of our local Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library program. Dolly’s international book distribution program, which United […]

Education, Events