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New Officers and Directors Lead United Way

With the end of summer approaching, United Way’s volunteer leaders are back in action, including new 2014-2015 Board officers and directors. Scott Spiker is 2014-2015 Board Chair, and Brad Forsberg will head up the 2014 United Way campaign. Scott, CEO of First Command Financial Services, […]

General, Volunteer

United Way Awards $423,364 for Veterans Services

United Way of Tarrant County, largely through the support of Lockheed Martin, has allocated $423,364 to provide employment assistance, counseling and other high-priority community services needed by military service members who are returning to civilian life in local communities. The money comes from the Tarrant […]

General, Military

Program Helps Daughter Cope with Caring for Mother at Home

Imagine your 86-year-old mother has Alzheimer’s disease. Imagine she lives with you, your spouse and your 12- and 15-year-old children. Now imagine your mother rarely knows who you are. You are beginning to get a picture of Lisa’s life. “My Mom knows I’m the person […]


Thank You to Our Departing United Way Board Members

United Way sincerely thanks the United Way Board members who are ending their terms and who were recognized recently by outgoing Board Chair Julie Wilson for their faithful service: Glenn Lewis   Norm Lyons   Charles (Chuck) Milliken   Mary Jo Polidore   Charlie Powell […]

General, Volunteer

Reading Oasis Installed at Luella Merrett Elementary

In just a few hours, a corner of the Luella Merrett Elementary School library was transformed June 19 into a “Reading Oasis.”  Featuring 1,000 new books and kid-friendly furnishings, the new Reading Oasis reading center at Luella Merrett Elementary in Southwest Fort Worth will provide […]

Education, Events

UW Staff Expertise Noted at Local, State and National Level

The expertise of United Way of Tarrant County staff leaders is being noted at the local, state and national level: Brandon Booker, United Way Vice President of Finance and Controller, has been recognized as a “Rising Star” by the Texas Society of CPAs. The award […]