United Way Highlights Work To Help Arlington Community At Annual Luncheon
United Way of Tarrant County highlighted ongoing work to improve the lives of Arlington residents through collaborative partnerships during its annual Report to the Community luncheon on April 17, 2019.
Guest speakers included:
• Marcia Etie, United Way – Arlington Steering Committee chair and member of United Way of Tarrant County Board of Directors. Etie, an active community volunteer who serves as a student counselor in Arlington ISD, provided the welcome and was emcee for the program.
• The Rev. Kate McGee, senior pastor of Westminster Presbyterian Church, lead the invocation. Pastor Kate is involved with the Attending Clergy Association, Arlington Ministerial Association and the Arlington Resource Sharing Group, as well as serving on several committees for the City of Arlington.
• Leah King, executive vice president and chief operating officer for United Way of Tarrant County, highlighted the top social issues in Tarrant County from the 2018-2019 Community Assessment. King is active in the community and currently serves on the board for Cook Children’s Medical Center and the Tarrant Regional Water District.
• Devan Allen, Tarrant County Commissioner, Precinct 2, spoke about how issues identified in the Community Assessment affect Arlington. As the founder and principal of Allen Realty Advisors (ARA), Allen is opening doors for those pursuing business investments or the dream of homeownership.
• TD Smyers, President and CEO of United Way of Tarrant County, addressed the nonprofit’s military and veterans initiative, Mission United. Mission United helps veterans, active duty military members and their families in North Texas find community resources and gain access to a variety of services.
United Way of Tarrant County has worked to improve the lives of those in our communities for more than 95 years. As a nonprofit leader, United Way brings together individuals, groups, donors and service providers to help solve some of the toughest social issues affecting Tarrant County. Each year, United Way helps more than 300,000 people through its resources. United Way of Tarrant County has no fees on donor designations, with 100 percent of the donation going to the selected agency or cause. For more information, visit www.unitedwaytarrant.org.