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United Way More Than Halfway Toward $6 Million Goal

October 19, 2017 | Press Release

More than 700 volunteers, donors, and agency representatives met today at the Lubbock Memorial Civic Center for Lubbock Area United Way’s Mid-Campaign Report Luncheon. Campaign Chair Jon Stephens with SouthWest Bank announced that $3,938,897 has been contributed to the campaign so far, which is 64.7% of the $6,091,976 goal.

“With your help supporting, volunteering, giving, and promoting Lubbock Area United Way, we are able to continue doing the work we do in our community each year,” said Stephens.

Stephens was presented with checks from two golf tournaments whose proceeds benefit Lubbock Area United Way. Robert Taylor, CEO of United Supermarkets, presented a check for $99,234 from the 26th Annual Jacky Pierce Charity Golf Classic.  United Way LIVE UNITED Golf Tournament Chair Amber Dean, with City Bank, presented a check for $122,450.  Vice Chairs for the various campaign divisions also made reports on the totals contributed to date.

Fifty-six local businesses were recognized as Campaign Event Sponsors for underwriting the costs for the Mid-Campaign Report Meeting, the Victory Report Meeting, and numerous other campaign events.     

Women United, a new Leadership donor engagement opportunity, was announced and is being co-chaired by Amber Dean and Dr. Michelle McCord, Superintendent of Frenship ISD. Women United is composed of women leaders in the community who give to Lubbock Area United Way at the Leadership level.

Women United has selected the prevention of child abuse and neglect as their primary focus area. They have advocated for child abuse prevention funding at the state and local levels and have create a mentor program, matching members with single mothers working to complete their college education.

“Women United mentors can offer a listening ear, an encouraging word, and a "hand up" to single moms working for a better life for themselves and their children,” said Dr. McCord.

More information on Women United is available at www.liveunitedlubbock.org/women-united.

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The final campaign report meeting will be held at 11:30 AM on Tuesday, November 28 at the Lubbock Memorial Civic Center. Volunteers and community members wishing to attend the final report luncheon should RSVP to events@unitedway-lubbock.org or call 747-2711.

Lubbock Area United Way’s 23 Community Partners work daily in the Lubbock community 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.

Annual Campaign Totals as of October 19, 2017:
Campaign Divisions / Amount Raised
Special Gifts / $56,230
National / Combined Federal Campaign / $88,134
Professional/ $155,570
Golf Tournaments / $221,684
Local Government/ $226,392
State Employee Charitable Campaign/ $503,153
Corporate/ $588,923
Loaned Executives/JumpStart/ $2,098,811
TOTAL / $3,938,897

2017 Campaign Event Sponsors

  • Alan Henry Insurance
  • Alderson Auto Group
  • American Bank of Commerce
  • American National Bank
  • Atmos Energy
  • Barricades Unlimited
  • Benchmark Business Solutions
  • Betenbough Homes
  • Caprock Business Forms
  • CEV Multimedia
  • City Bank
  • Covenant Health
  • CTSI
  • Dunkin’ Donuts/Baskin’ Robbins,
  • Tide Cleaners, & BurgerFi
  • First United Bank
  • FirstBank & Trust and PrimeWest Mortgage
  • FirstCapital Bank
  • Fox34/Ramar Communications
  • Gandy’s DairyPure
  • Gilbreath Properties
  • Greenstreet, Inc.
  • Happy State Bank
  • Jack D. Thornton, Inc.
  • Kinetico of West Texas
  • KLBK - KAMC News
  • Lone Star State Bank
  • Lubbock Avalanche-Journal
  • Lubbock Christian University
  • Lubbock National Bank
  • Parkhill, Smith & Cooper
  • Peoples Bank
  • PFG Advisors
  • Plains Cotton Co-Op
  • PlainsCapital Bank
  • Prosperity Bank
  • RE/MAX Lubbock
  • Reagor Dykes Auto Group
  • Rip Griffin Companies
  • Robert Madden Industries
  • RPC CPAs + Consultants
  • Sanford & Tatum Insurance
  • Scoggin-Dickey
  • South Plains Electric Co-Op
  • SouthWest Bank
  • Splawn, Simpson and Pitts
  • StarCare Specialty Health System
  • Sysco West Texas
  • Texas Mutual Insurance
  • UMC Health System
  • UMC Physicians
  • United Supermarkets
  • Wells Fargo Bank
  • WestMark Realtors
  • Xcel Energy
  • X-FAB Texas
  • Zachry Group

MEDIA CONTACT

Nicole Ashley Lee
Director of Marketing & Communications
nashley@unitedway-lubbock.org
(806) 747-2711

 

 

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