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Lubbock Area United Way - Our Work

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Since 1946, Lubbock Area United Way has raised more than $152 million dollars to change lives and advance the common good. 

However, Lubbock Area United Way is more than a fundraising vehicle.  We work with 23 Community Partners to address needs and remove barriers. 

Through the research we do in our Community Status Report, we know that the lack of education leads to a variety of issues that are interconnected.  We have developed the Education Matters Initiative to address the root causes of these issues and empower individuals and families to take charge of the quality of their lives.

We also have committees of community volunteers who review the progrms we fund each year to ensure their continued success and effectiveness. If you are interested in serving on a Community Impact committee, please contact Janis Putteet at jputteet@unitedway-lubbock.org or (806) 747-2711.

2015 Community Impact Leadership Team

Community Impact
Chair: Eddie Owens, Wayland Baptist University
Vice Chair: Judy Parker, County Court at Law #3

Agency Review
Chair: Tony Peña, FirstCapital Bank of Texas
Vice Chair: Bill Howerton, City of Lubbock


Program Review
Chair: Jeff Klotzman, Fox 34/Ramar Communications
Vice Chair: Rebecca Ramirez, TTU Health Sciences Center

Stewardship Review
Chair: Bryce Bowley, Robinson Burdette Martin Seright
Vice Chair: Cheryl Brown, FirstBank & Trust

2015 Stewardship Review Committee

Cheryl Brown, FirstBank & Trust
Celeste J. Glover, Lone Star State Bank
Stephanie Hazuka, Barricades Unlimited
Chad D. Hill, PlainsCapital Bank
Monique Love, American Bank of Commerce
Jake A. Mahan, Peoples Bank
Amy Marquez, Lubbock Chamber of Commerce
Nadia Marquez-Berleth, Texas Tech University


Zoe-Marie C. Metcalf, Texas Tech Health Sciences Center
Whitney N. Neal, FirstBank & Trust
Becky J. Palmer, Atmos Energy
Charles C. Parr, American National Bank
Jon Ruth, Lone Star State Bank
Caleb Shafer, Commercial State Bank
Randy Silhan, CPA
Jennifer Wilson, Texas Tech University

2015 Program Review Committee

Geni Arndt, Happy State Bank
Cristina Ash, SPAG
Keith Barbour, American Bank of Commerce
Roger Cardenas, South Plains Community Action Assoc.
Sherolyn Castleman, Lone Star State Bank
Stephanie Cole, Wells Fargo Bank
Aaron Davis, UMC Health System
Debbie Earl, Greenstreet Inc.
Crystal Edwards, Westmark Realtors
Riane Gay, Texas Tech University
Tiffany Gipson, Lubbock Christian University
Colton Glasscock, First Bank & Trust
Kristin Hagins, Lubbock Christian School
Marinda Heinrich, Atmos Energy
James Hillman, FirstCapital Bank of Texas
Andy Hothan, Lubbock National Bank
Becky Householder, Coldwell Banker - Rick Canup Realtors
Michelle Hunter, Larry Combest Community
     Health & Wellness Center
Cody Hutchison, Reagor Dykes Auto Group
Dana Kerr, Benchmark
Tony Lloyd, RE/MAX Lubbock Realtors
Cameron Lust, American Bank of Commerce
Debby Luna, Texas Mutual Insurance Company
Julie Mandrell, PlainsCapital Bank
Bill McCay, Lubbock County Offices


Eric McKnight
Corey Moore, Hockley Count FSA
Garrett Morgan, Lowell and Company, Inc.
Grace Myers, Goulds Water Technology
Bradley Nelson, Betenbough Homes
Charles Parr, American National Bank
Allyn Piland, PrimeWest Mortgage
Vanessa Pope, Lubbock National Bank
Darcy Pollock, Texas Tech Health Sciences Center
Kenna Pruitt, South Plains Community Action Assoc.
Gonzalo Ramirez, Lubbock Christian University
Dana Reeger, Lubbock Christian University
Crystal Reich, X-FAB
Kathryn Q. Reeves
Katie Salter, Evensky & Katz Wealth Management
Miles Seybert, First United Bank
Caleb Shafer, Commercial State Bank
Barbie Sisson, Alderson Auto Group
Ken Stout, Covenant Health
Lauren Sullivan-Dawson, Dir of Student Affairs - School of Nursing/TTUHSC
Kristi Thompson, Mayfield Paper Co.
Megan Vercellino, IntegraCare-KINDRED Hospice
Peter Warrick, Atmos Energy
Nathaniel Wright, Texas Tech University