United Way of Metropolitan Dallas’ (UWMD) ranks of leadership are growing. In addition to United Way with its Aspire United 2030 in its sights to “improve education, income and health,” its foundation — United Way Foundation of Metropolitan Dallas (UWFMD) — is adding to its own board.
According to UWMD McDermott-Templeton CEO/President Jennifer Sampson, “As we continue to work toward achieving our Aspire United 2030 goals, we are grateful to add this group of innovative, diverse, and engaged members to our boards. Their collective expertise will prove invaluable as we work to create opportunity for all North Texans.”
Joining the UWMD board of directors are Axxess CEO/President John Olajide, Celanese Corporation Chair/CEO/President Lori Ryerkerk and Trinity Industries CEO/President Jean Savage.
As UWMD Board Chair Charlene Laker commented, “We are fortunate these accomplished individuals share our vision to create opportunity and access that empowers all North Texans to thrive. They will be joining a board of respected and influential community leaders committed to driving impact in our communities.”
To “provide a permanent source of funding to support programs and activities of UWMD,” UWFMD’s board has added Pedro Lerma, Anne Motsenbocker and W. Kelvin Walker.
UWFMD Board Chair Terri West added, “United Way is uniquely positioned to improve education, income and health in our community, now and into the future. By working collaboratively and strategically to steward United Way’s mission and assets, we can create transformative change that will last for generations to come.”
Starting with their 2021-2022 term, the board members will serve three-year terms.
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