Creating opportunities for a better life in Grayson County is a BIG job and no one organization can do it alone. That’s why the United Way of Grayson County partners with numerous organizations and thousands of individuals to create lasting change in Grayson County.

We partner with non-profit agencies, corporations, government entities, schools, as well as individuals, city officials, and community & business leaders.
Because when we LIVE UNITED, we all succeed!


United Way of Grayson County is a locally run chapter of the United Way Worldwide umbrella organization. United Way of Grayson County operates independently from United Way Worldwide and is locally governed. United Way Worldwide is the leadership and support organization for the nearly 1,800 local United Ways in 40 countries around the globe. Local United Ways pay a 1.5% membership fee (1.5% of dollars raised). Local donors support work in their communities through local United Ways, which are separately incorporated non-profits with their own CEOs and Boards of Directors.

Read the History of United Way Worldwide

United Way of Grayson County is a Texas Nonprofit 501(c)(3) Corporation. A volunteer Board of Directors oversees our strategic direction and steers our financial decisions along with various committees also made up of community volunteers.

Board of Directors

The United Way of Grayson County, Inc. Board is comprised of premiere business and community leaders who understand the community needs in Grayson County, Texas and want to play a hands-on role in helping us fulfill our mission.

If you would like to learn more about serving on our Board of Directors, please contact United Way of Grayson County, Inc. President & CEO Stephanie Chandler at or 903-893-1920. The nominating committee meets each spring.

Our Board Committees
We offer the opportunity for community members who are not on our Board to serve on one of our Board committees. Contact Stephanie Chandler to learn more ( or 903-893-1920). Our 2020-2021 committees include: Community Impact, Finance & Stewardship, and Revenue.


  • Chair: Kelly Haley, Texas Instruments

  • Vice Chair: Capt. Sarah Bigham, Grayson County Sheriff's Office

  • Operations Chair/Treasurer: Jason Kupferschmid, Caterpillar

  • Recorder: Nathan Graham, Kwik Chek Food Stores/McCraw Oil Company

  • Revenue Chair: Dr. Molly Harris, Grayson College

  • Community Impact: David Hicks, Ed. D., Sherman Independent School District


  • Mike Daugherty, Atmos Energy

  • Mandy Dick, Wilson N. Jones Hospital

  • Javier Escalante, UPS

  • Wayne Grover, Tyson

  • Chief Mike Gudgel, City of Denison, Police Department

  • Dr. David Kirkbride, Denison Independent School District

  • Sheila Kluss, Bean Me Up

  • Mitch Maire, Lowe’s

  • Chad Manning, Wells Fargo Advisors

  • Deron McCraw, Community Advocate

  • Steven Michaels, Texas Instruments

  • Robert Muse, Caterpillar

  • Carlos Rivas, United Healthcare

  • LaTasha Savage, Emerson Fisher

  • Kent Sharp, Sherman Economic Development Corporation

  • Mayor David Turner, City of Southmayd

  • Trish Wood, Carrus Hospitals

Student Ambassadors: Ian Akers & Karsyn Clouse

Lifetime Board Members

  • Jennifer Becherer

  • Tamra Bragg

  • Brad Coleman

  • Charles Hefner

  • Randy Reid

  • Don Simpson

  • Gail Utter


At United Way of Grayson County, our business is to invest and manage your gift wisely. We know that you think carefully before giving, and we thank you for the trust you express in us through your generous contributions of time and money. Our goal is to maximize the dollars we raise and invest your gift strategically in local agencies, programs and services with the goal of helping local people live their best lives.


Every year United Way Grayson County engages a certified public accountant to perform an annual audit of our accounting records, policies, procedures and any allegations that may come up. This engagement is managed by the Finance Committee and the results are reported to and approved by the Executive Committee and Board of Directors. United Way Grayson County has consistently achieved an “unqualified opinion” (clean opinion).

Contact Us


Please call 2-1-1 for local services, available funds and support.

PO Box 1112
713 E. Brockett
Sherman, Texas 75091

Office Number: 903.893.1920

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