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Fort Worth ISD Employees Can Now Support United Way of Tarrant County with Online Giving for 2017 Campaign

Fort Worth, Texas - Fort Worth ISD and United Way of Tarrant County have made it easier than ever for District employees to donate to the annual United Way campaign. This year’s campaign began in mid-September. Employees will be able to quickly and easily donate online from October 10 through October 20. 

Last year, Fort Worth ISD gave nearly $200,000 to the United Way campaign. This year’s goal is $265,000. The United Way invests in Fort Worth ISD students and continues to make education a priority for funding. The District received more than $1.25M in grants from United Way, last year.

This year’s campaign message is: United We Fight. United We Win. Live United. Employees will soon receive an email from United Way that will provide the option for online giving. The email will include a welcome message from Superintendent Dr. Kent Scriber.

CEO of United Way Tarrant County TD Smyers brought energy and a fresh and personal message to the District’s administrators, highlighting the importance of the partnership. 

“United Way of Tarrant County’s partnership with the FWISD is important to me in two significant ways,” Mr. Smyers said. “First, it’s personal. Barbara and I have had our kids in Fort Worth schools. It’s also powerful in terms of community resilience. In addition to bringing the resourcing of public philanthropy to several key District initiatives, we also lead important foundational work that increases student literacy, reduces ‘summer slide,’ and puts kids in FWISD classrooms ready to learn.”

Dr. Scribner reiterated the importance of FWISD’s partnership with the United Way, stressing that leadership by campus principals is key to communicating the value of giving back to the community. Three campus principals shared their strategies for securing support from students and staff throughout the campaign.  

Fort Worth ISD used the United Way grant funds for programs that helped elementary students improve their literacy skills, middle school students discover and prepare for their career dreams; and high school students prepare for college and careers. 

Important campaign dates:

  • Campaign/ Online giving Dates – October 10 – 20
  • Collection Dates – October 23 – 27 – Campuses
  • Due Date – November 3rd – Departments

Any questions, contact Cindy Ybarra at cindy.ybarra@fwisd.org or 817-814-3350.

  

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