Distinguished guests, community and business leaders, philanthropists and supporters of United Way of Tarrant County (UWTC) got an insider’s look at the TCU football season Thursday evening at “Unplugged With Sonny Dykes and Randy Galloway” presented by Frost Bank. The event benefited UWTC’s GET UNITED: The Second Century Campaign for Tarrant County, an ambitious $100 million fundraising effort aimed at making healthier, safer and more prosperous communities in Tarrant County and across North Texas.
TCU Head Football Coach Sonny Dykes and Sports Commentator Galloway headlined the event, sharing reflections on the important messages of unity, compassion, leadership and support. UWTC President and CEO Leah M. King and Tarrant Region Frost Bank President Hadley Woerner joined in a call to action to contribute to a better future for all Tarrant County residents focused on four key areas of investment: community health, community response, financial empowerment, and education and learning.
“At the heart of our organization is a simple yet profound belief: that when people come together with a shared vision, remarkable things can happen,” said King. “For 100 years, United Way of Tarrant County has been focused on transforming lives, igniting change and building programs and partnerships that address the toughest issues facing our neighbors. None of that work is possible without the support of leaders in all aspects of our community.”
During the event, emcee Brian Estridge, the Voice of TCU Football, led a rousing Q&A with Dykes and Galloway about the upcoming TCU football season and life lessons on leadership, community service and philanthropic giving. UWTC’s King and the Honorable Jeff Williams, former mayor of the City of Arlington and co-chair of the GET UNITED campaign, additionally shared the imperative to gather as a community and support United Way’s efforts to combat major issues — like youth gun violence and veteran’s health — facing Tarrant County residents.
“None of United Way’s work, or the lives they impact, would be possible without coming together to lend our support of time and donations to those in need in our community,” said Jeff Williams. “Sharing United Way of Tarrant County’s mission to make Tarrant County a better place is exactly what the GET UNITED campaign is all about.”
Significant support for this GET UNITED event was provided by
- Frost Bank
- Anthracite Realty Partners
- GM Financial
- BNSF Railway
- Rainwater Charitable Foundation
- Graham Associates
- Kelly Hart and Hallman
- Linebarger Goggan Blair and Sampson
- Marty Leonard
- O. Trevino Construction
- Standard Meat
- TCU Flying T Club
- Zang Adams Real Estate
- Acme Brick Company
- Texas Christian University
- Texas Health Resources
- The Rios Group
- Vermeer Texas-Louisiana.
Additional GET UNITED events are planned throughout 2023-2024. For more information about United Way of Tarrant County and the GET UNITED campaign, please visit GetUnitedTarrant.org/.