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Fort Worth and Tarrant County Declared Co-Winners in City vs. County United Way Challenge

Left to right: Tarrant County Judge Glen Whitley, United Way Campaign Co-Chair Charlie Powell, United Way President and CEO Tim McKinney, Fort Worth Mayor Betsy Price (Photo courtesy of Tarrant County)

Sometimes one winner is not enough. Results of the 2013 “City vs. County United Way Challenge” were so close that United Way has declared Fort Worth and Tarrant County “Co-Winners” in their outstanding efforts to support the United Way campaign.

With Mayor Betsy Price and County Judge Glen Whitley cheering them on, City of Fort Worth employees and Tarrant County employees competed to see which employee group could donate the most money per capita (i.e., most money per employee). In the end, with a mere 11 cents per capita separating the two groups, United Way President and CEO Tim McKinney declared both sides winners in creating lasting change in the community through the United Way campaign.

Tim announced the outcome of the challenge February 11 at County Commissioners Court and the Fort Worth City Council Pre-Council meeting. “The contest was unbelievably close,” he said. “City and County employees stand united in the challenge to make a difference in people’s lives.”

City of Fort Worth employees together contributed $149,980.83 and County employees donated $91,342.41; a combined total of $241,323.24. Randle Harwood headed up the United Way campaign for City employees, and Ann Farmer led the County’s employee campaign.

“I want to express our sincere appreciation to the employees of the City of Fort Worth and Tarrant County for investing almost a quarter of a million dollars in the work of United Way and our partners,” said Tim. “You can rest assured that your investment will be put to good use.”