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sustaining senior independence, and
helping our neighbors through a crisis.
Now more than ever we need to come together, united we can make the difference.
Underwood's Kick Off Breaks Record!
Bradlee Dodds, Executive Director of the Brown County United Way, announced that the 2023 Campaign Kick Off at Underwood’s Cafeteria was a success! “I am excited to announce that we raised $5,014.60 today,” said Dodds. “We had a great turn out and I think that this is the most money that we have ever raised,” said Paul Underwood. “Thank you to Paul & Leo Underwood for hosting the annual United Way Kick Off for the 19th time. We appreciate all of the Underwood’s employees, Brown County United Way board members and agency representatives that volunteered and served the generous patrons at Underwood’s Cafeteria. It was a lot of fun and a great way to Kick Off our 42nd annual campaign.
BROWN COUNTY UNITED WAY CELEBRATES RAISING $243,316 FOR THE 2022 ANNUAL COMMUNITY CAMPAIGN
The Brown County United Way is proud to announce that they have increased their 2022 Annual Community Campaign by 24% over last year’s campaign. Every year, the Brown County United Way engages with local businesses, community members, and grant opportunities to raise funds that are then invested in Brown County through 17 local nonprofits that are making an impact in the community.
“Increasing the amount of dollars we are able to invest in our Partner Agencies would be a big win in any year, but it is an even bigger accomplishment given the challenges of the last two years,” said Brandon Price, 2022 Campaign Chair. “The Brown County United Way was able to adapt to the new “normal” to get its message out to all of the businesses who host workplace campaigns and allow for those who could give to do so.”
One of the driving forces behind the increase in this year’s campaign was the employees at Hendrick Medical Center Brownwood. Krista Baty, Chief Administrative Officer/Chief Nursing Officer of Hendrick Medical Center Brownwood said, “We are beyond excited to be the top employee campaign for the Brown County United Way in 2022! United Way partners with organizations that provide essential resources for many in our community. We share our vision and mission by meeting the healthcare needs of the community. The care given is consistent with the healing ministry of Jesus Christ. Our employees gave generously to make this happen. Their warmth and compassion for the community makes me proud!”
The Brown County United Way would like to thank every business and donor who supported the campaign efforts over this past year.
“To every donor, from big to small, I would like to say you are appreciated by the Brown County United Way, our partner agencies and by those individuals who were helped by the programs your gift helped to fund,” said Price.
The Brown County United Way would also like to thank Micah Jaynes, owner of Pioneer Tap House and Chair of the first annual DON’T SHAVE NOVEMBER fundraiser for helping raise an additional $7,183 for the campaign.
The Brown County United Way fights for the health, education & financial stability of every person in Brown County. To support the Brown County United Way and to learn more about their impact on the community, visit unitedwayofbrowncountytx.com.
Hendrick Medical Center Brownwood
Campaign Committee (Left to Right)
Amanda Goodson (Committee Chair), Brady Harwell, Brett Emmett (UW Board Member), Jennifer Jones (UW Board Member), Leslie Eddy, Amber Rice (UW Board Member), Tammy Pritchard, Donna Hair (Not Pictured)
Brown County United Way 2022 Campaign Kick Off at Underwood’s Cafeteria a Success!
Bradlee Dodds, Executive Director of the Brown County United Way, announces that the 2022 Campaign Kick Off at Underwood’s Cafeteria was a success! “I am excited to announce that we raised $4,239.80 yesterday,” said Dodds. “Thank you to Paul & Leo Underwood for hosting the annual United Way Campaign for the 18th time. We appreciate all of the Underwood’s employees, Brown County United Way board members and agency representatives that volunteered and served the generous patrons at Underwoods. We also want to thank everyone who came out and ate lunch and helped us kick off this year’s campaign. It was a lot of fun and always a great way to start our campaign.