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Published January 19, 2024

United Way of Grayson County honors leadership of Stephanie Chandler

Sherman, Texas- United Way of Grayson County Board of Directors accepted the resignation of President and CEO, Stephanie Chandler on Thursday during their monthly Board meeting.  

During Mrs. Chandler’s seven-year tenure with the United Way of Grayson County, she transformed the organization into a vibrant staple of our community. Stephanie’s innovative approach to management led to the United Way’s pivotal involvement in the COVID-19 relief efforts and unprecedented service following the Sherwood Shores tornado. Stephanie’s real legacy lies in the creation, formation, and operation of the pioneering program, Tiny Toes, a program that aims to meet a dire need in our community by offering early intervention work for our most vulnerable population, children birth to five. Tiny Toes uses a two-generation approach to stabilize the families and work towards a brighter future for all members of the family.

“Stephanie’s commitment to serving the needs of our community has been unwavering. Her positivity, energy, and passionate infectious and helped drive the agency’s success over her tenure. I am blessed to have been given the opportunity to work alongside her, and extremely confident that she will have the same success with the next chapter of her career” said past Board Chair, Kelly Haley.

The Board of Directors unanimously voted to name Katie Eubank as Chandler’s successor. Katie is a graduate of Texas A&M University, resident of Denison, and has been the Director of Development for the United Way of Grayson County since July 2020. Katie is an active member of our community, serving on the Denison Area Chamber of Commerce Board, Denison Performing Arts Board, and is a member of the Junior League of Grayson County. During Katie’s time with the United Way she has already demonstrated a profound understanding of the organization's mission and a genuine passion for making a positive impact.  Katie hopes to foster a collaborative environment that is poised to address the challenges and seize the opportunities that lie ahead.

“I’m excited to see what Katie can accomplish in this new capacity,” Board Chair Dr. Molly Harris said. “Her dedication to the community and commitment to innovative programming is evident in her work as Director of Development. I have no doubt she’ll accomplish a great deal as our Executive Director.”

The United Way of Grayson County acknowledges and honors the invaluable contributions of its outgoing leadership. Stephanie’s dedication, innovation, and tireless efforts have laid a solid foundation for the organization's mission and impact. The future holds the promise of growth, partnership, and continued positive change in our community. Building upon the legacy of those who came before, the United Way of Grayson County is committed to steering the organization towards new heights and ensuring that collective efforts make a lasting difference in the community. With gratitude for the past and enthusiasm for the future, the organization’s leadership embarks on this journey together, united in a commitment to serve Grayson County.

About United Way of Grayson County

The 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%membership fee (1% 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.

United Way of Grayson County was originally formed as the Sherman Community Chest in1942, amid growing encouragement from the government for folks to support the national War Chest. For those first few years, donations went to the War Chestand local youth organizations. By 1951, the Denison Community Chest and several other local Chests had been formed and were operating to support their cities’ organizations. In 1969, the Community Chests came together deciding that collectively they could support the community better together thus transitioning to the United Fund of Grayson County. The organization’s last name change was made in 1974 by joining the United Way Worldwide family and becoming the United Way of Grayson County.

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

For inquiries contact: Katie Eubank, United Way of Grayson County at keubank@unitedwaygrayson.org or 832-651-2071.

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