Lubbock Area United Way Campaign Chair Amber Dean has announced the leadership team for the 2016 Annual Campaign. Dean and the 11 Vice Chairs will work together to recruit the more than 400 other volunteers needed to assist in the community-wide fund-raising effort. Last year the United Way campaign raised $5.9 million to support its 23 Community Partners.
“I couldn’t be more proud to work alongside this great group of people this year," said Dean. "Each one of the Vice Chairs is as passionate as I am about United Way and the good it does in our community."
The 2016 Campaign Vice Chairs and their respective divisions are as follows:
Campaign Chair Elect: Jon Stephens, SouthWest Bank
Combined Federal Campaign: Steve Olguin, United States Postal Service
Corporate: Craig Wells, Happy State Bank
Leadership Giving: Brent Hoffman, Prosperity Bank
LIVE UNITED Golf Tournament: Traci Robertson, Lubbock ISD
Loaned Executive: Emie Young, Amerigroup
Local Government: Matthew Powell, Lubbock County
Marketing: Eric Finley, UMC Health System
Professional: A.J. Martinez, Robinson Burdette Martin & Seright
Special Gifts: Lynn Sanderson, Wells Fargo Bank
State Employee Charitable Campaign: Wes Condray, Texas Tech University
"I can’t wait to see what this year has in store,” said Dean. “I am equally as thankful for the great work that the more than 400 other volunteers will bring to this year’s campaign. There is a lot of work to do, but together, as a community, we can do great things.”
Campaign volunteers will work through November of this year to raise donations that will be invested in United Way’s 23 Community Partner agencies in 2017.
The 2016 Annual Campaign will officially launch at the Campaign Kick-Off Luncheon on August 25, 11:30 AM, at the Lubbock Memorial Civic Center. The Campaign goal will be announced at this time and a live auction will be held for a Lexus Champions for Charities Golf Package, which includes entry for two at the 2016 Lexus Champions for Charity National Championship held at Pebble Beach Golf Links, The Links at Spanish Bay, and Spyglass Hill Golf Course. More information on the live auction item can be found at www.liveunitedlubbock.org/golf.
The 2016 Annual Campaign will conclude at a luncheon on November 29th.
Lubbock Area United Way’s 23 Community Partners work daily in Lubbock and surrounding communities 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 www.liveunitedlubbock.org.