History

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, TX 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 schandler@unitedwaygrayson.org 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 (schandler@unitedwaygrayson.org or 903-893-1920). Our 2019-2020 committees include: Campaign, Community Impact, Communications, Finance & Stewardship, and Student United Way.

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

  • Chairman: Tamra Bragg, Douglass Distributing, Retired

  • Vice Chair: Kelly Haley, Texas Instruments

  • Operations Chair/Treasurer: Randy Reid, Denison Independent School District

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

  • Revenue Chair: Max Milks, Sparklight Business

  • Campaign Chair: Jeremy Wood, Grayson County District Attorney's Office

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

  • Community Advisor: Gail Utter, Wells Fargo Advisors

BOARD MEMBERS AT LARGE

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

  • Bradley L. Coleman, Atmos Energy

  • Troy Fipps, UPS

  • Chief Mike Gudgel, City of Denison, Police Department

  • Dr. Molly Harris, Grayson College

  • John Hill, Tyson Foods

  • Dr. David Kirkbride, Denison Independent School District

  • Jason Kupferschmid, Caterpillar, Assistant Treasurer

  • Wade Lowrey, Eaton

  • Chad Manning, Wells Fargo Advisors

  • Anthony Mitchell, Caterpillar

  • LaTasha Savage, Emerson Fisher, Assistant Recorder

  • Kent Sharp, Sherman Economic Development Corporation

  • Mayor David Turner, City of Southmayd

  • Sarah Myrick, First United Bank

Diversity & Inclusion

United Way fights for the health, education, and financial stability of every person in every community.

DIVERSITY, EQUITY & INCLUSION STATEMENT OF PRINCIPLE

We take the broadest possible view of diversity.

We value the visible and invisible qualities that make you who you are.

We welcome that every person brings a unique perspective and e

Experience to advance our mission and progress our fight for the health, education, and financial stability of every person in every community.

We believe that each United Way community member, donor, volunteer, advocate, and employee must have equal access to solving community problems.

We strive to include diversity, equity, and inclusion practices at the center of our daily work.

We commit to using these practices for our business and our communities.

Join us in embracing diversity, equity and inclusion for every person in every community.

LIVE UNITED

OUR PLEDGE TO YOU

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.

ANNUAL AUDIT & 990 FORM

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

DIRECT SERVICES

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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