Board of Directors
Dear Friends and Supporters,
You got to try and have fun in life, right? That’s the theme for everyone here at United Way of Central Texas (UWCT). It is that attitude, plus help from the community that helped UWCT to keep on rolling in 2016! Thanks to an experienced UWCT staff, a motivated group of volunteers, dozens of professionally run agencies, and the best group of corporate partners in the state, a total of $1,864,795 was raise during the 2016 campaign! Our cup really does run over!
UWCT continues to operate in support of four themes:
- Financial Stability
- Basic Needs
In addition to funding twenty six (26) Bell County agencies, UWCT, thanks to our donors, has been able to fully fund or fund in part, five grants aimed to help in specific areas:
- 211 Texas
- Bridges to Wellness and Heath
- Health Insurance Marketplace (health insurance navigators)
- SOAR (Savings, Opportunities, Assets, and Results)
Please visit our website, www.UWCT.org, to learn more about our partner agencies and grant programs.
UWCT can’t function without the financial support that comes from our friends in the community and the businesses that hold fundraising campaigns. To everyone who supported UWCT with a donation in 2016, THANK YOU! Please know that UWCT works through a methodical process that insures that money awarded to any agency is money that will be used here in Bell County.
For my closing, let’s recognize the work of two UWCT board members, Eyal Kazur (Baylor Scott & White) and Seleese Thompson (Precious Memories). Eyal just finished his two year term as campaign chairman. Under his leadership, the 2015 & 2016 campaigns raised a total of $3.5 million! Well done Eyal! Seleese has chaired our December event, Chrome and Carols for the past four years. Under her guidance, the event has raised more money each year ($35,000 in 2016) and is now one of the anticipated and popular events in Bell Thank you very much Seleese!
Drayton McLane III
United Way of Central Texas
Our Board of Directors is responsible for making sure the United Way is on the right track. They meet monthly to discuss strategic issues facing the organization. The board holds United Way's senior staff responsible for carrying out our mission. They ensure that United Way is an organization you can trust. The board is composed of community leaders from throughout the local community.
2017 Executive Board Committee
President, Drayton McLane, III – McLane Group/ClassicFoods Biz
President-Elect, Phil Leibowitz – L&N Insurance Group
Past President, Bill DiGaetano – Iced Tea with Lemon, LLC
Treasurer, David Leigh, Sr. – Shine Branch
Secretary, Deb Steffes – McLane Company
Campaign Chairman, Eric Tovar – Belton H-E-B Plus!
VP Strategic Planning, Dr. Alan Stevens – Baylor Scott & White Health
VP Nominations, Martha Tyroch – Tyroch Consulting, LLC
VP Allocations, Janet Leigh
2017 Board Members
Jim Calhoun – Charter Properties
Bill Schumann – Bell County Commissioner
Seleese Thompson – Precious Memories Florist & Gift Shop, Fish Bowl Pet Express
Tim Atkinson – Wilsonart International Inc.
Dr. Robin Battershell – Temple ISD
Eyal Kaczur – Baylor Scott & White Health