Doug Hensley to Chair 2018 United Way Campaign

February 27, 2018 | Press Release

Doug Hensley, Headquarters Administrator and In-House Chaplain for Reagor Dykes Auto Group, has been named the 2018 Campaign Chair for Lubbock Area United Way. More than $6.1 million was contributed last year to support United Way’s 23 Community Partners.  Hensley and a campaign cabinet of 30 volunteers will set the 2018 campaign goal to be announced at a Kickoff Luncheon on August 23rd at the Lubbock Memorial Civic Center.

“For more than 70 years, our local United Way has made a difference in this community every day, and it is remarkable to watch people come together every year to play a part in what I like to think of as an annual miracle,” said Hensley.

“I am extremely humbled and honored to chair this year’s Lubbock Area United Way campaign. I am looking forward to a success-filled year thanks to the incredible generosity of the people of West Texas.”

Hensley graduated from high school in Tucumcari, New Mexico, before moving to Lubbock and graduating from Texas Tech University with a degree in Journalism. He has a long history in the Lubbock community having worked for the Texas Tech University System, United Supermarkets, and the Lubbock Avalanche-Journal. He also serves as a part-time pastor at Forrest Heights United Methodist Church.

Hensley has served Lubbock Area United Way in many capacities over the years and has chaired the Board of Directors, Marketing and Communications Committee, Loaned Executive Program, and Speakers’ Bureau.

“As a longtime campaign volunteer, I have seen how United Way’s partner agencies change not just the trajectory of lives, but also enhance the overall quality of life here on a daily basis,” said Hensley.

Hensley and his wife, Tammy, have been married for 23 years. They have two children. Their son Hayden is a sophomore at West Texas A&M University. Their daughter Kerrigan is a senior at Coronado High School with plans to attend Texas Tech University in the fall.

Since 1946, Lubbock Area United Way has conducted annual fundraising campaigns to support local nonprofit agencies.  During that time more than $175 million has been contributed and used to support United Way’s mission of Giving • People • Hope.

Lubbock Area United Way’s 23 Community Partners work daily in the Lubbock area to assist people with needs such as affordable child care, crisis situations, character development, adult literacy, job training, and youth mentoring.  A complete list of the Community Partners and the services they provide can be found online at  

Nicole Ashley Lee
Director of Marketing & Communications
(806) 747-2711