Lubbock Area United Way launches 75th anniversary celebration
April 30, 2021 | Lubbock Avalanche-Journal
Lubbock Area United Way launched its 75th Anniversary Celebration this week with the premiere of its new short film “HOPE: Lubbock Area United Way’s First 75 Years.”
United Way hosted its board, former campaign and board chairs, Community Partners, and individuals featured in the film for a viewing of “HOPE” at the YWCA on University Avenue.
The film is produced by Gary Bain of GMAN Creative Visual Productions and underwritten by the J.T. and Margaret Talkington Charitable Foundation. “HOPE” tells the history of Lubbock Area United Way and sets to inspire while honoring those who have given their time, energy, and resources to this community.
Heather Smith with Covenant Medical Group is chairing the 75th Anniversary Celebration. She told attendees at the event, “It is difficult to describe the true measure of what United Way has done for Lubbock and its South Plains neighbors. We’re looking forward to connecting and celebrating with the community as we reflect on the United Way story and the countless volunteers, Community Partners, donors, board, and staff members who have been involved.”
In addition to the film premiere, Mayor Dan Pope and County Judge Curtis Parrish delivered resolutions from the City of Lubbock and Lubbock County in honor of United Way’s 75th anniversary. Remarks were also made by 2021 Board Chair Dr. Michelle McCord with Frenship ISD and 2021 Campaign Chair Mark Griffin with the Griffin Companies.
“HOPE” may be viewed on United Way’s website at liveunitedlubbock.org/anniversary or on the organizations’ social media channels. More information about United Way’s 75th Anniversary Celebration can be found on their website, including information about the celebration event planned for Sept. 26, 2021.