United Way of Dallas Celebrates Supporters

Troy Aikman and TXU president Scott Hudson

United Way of Metropolitan Dallas recently celebrated the success of its annual fundraising efforts with an awards ceremony.

United Way honored 2017-2018 annual campaign chairman Troy Aikman and recognized more than 700 supporters and volunteers during the ceremony.

[ngg_images source=”galleries” container_ids=”484″ display_type=”photocrati-nextgen_basic_slideshow” gallery_width=”500″ gallery_height=”500″ cycle_effect=”fade” cycle_interval=”3″ show_thumbnail_link=”0″ thumbnail_link_text=”[Show picture list]” order_by=”sortorder” order_direction=”ASC” returns=”included” maximum_entity_count=”500″]Concluding on June 30, the fundraiser is expected to exceed its goal of $60 million.

The funds will support United Way’s community aspirations, including preparing at least 60 percent of all high school graduates for success, permanently lifting 250,000 people out of poverty, and improving health and quality of life across North Texas.

Award Recipients:

Give Award – Dr. Bob and Jean Smith Foundation

Advocate Award – Roland Love, North American Title Company

Volunteer Award – Mark Davidson, PepsiCo/Frito-Lay

Education Award – Alliance Data

Income Award – Catholic Charities of Dallas

Health Award – The Meadows Mental Health Policy Institute

Social Innovation Award – Accenture

Emerging Leader Award – Danielle Cooper, Vistra Energy and its Integrated Businesses, TXU Energy and Luminant

Public Service Award – The Mass Care Task Force

Robert Miller Media Award – Clarice Tinsley, FOX 4 News

Community Impact Award – Bank of Texas, Jones Day, Texas Instruments

Campaign Growth – Kimberly-Clark Corporation

Outstanding Giving Societies – Deloitte

Outstanding Employee Coordinator – Vicki Draughn, Dr. Pepper Snapple Group

Outstanding Corporate Engagement – Alliance Data, Dr. Pepper Snapple Group, The Howard Hughes Corporation, Oncor

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