United Way of Abilene


Dr. Cathy Ashby

President & CEO

Greg Wilson

Chief Financial Officer

Bethany Ashlock

Community Impact & Marketing Director

Virginia Mosier

Donor Relations Manager

Brenda Brown

Office Adminstrator

Tom Ambrose

Development Director

2-1-1 Texas A Call For Help

Mary Cooksey, CIRS, CRS

(325) 676-7065, ext 1

Erin Shilcutt, CIRS, CRS

Data & Web Services Manager
(325) 676-7065, ext 3

Lynn Jackson, CIRS

Call Center Manager
(325) 676-7065, ext 2

Cathleen Parks, CIRS, CRS

Resource Specialist/Outreach Coordinator
(325) 676-7065, ext 4

Information & Referral Specialists

Nancy Espinoza, CIRS
Brooke Brown
Alma Archuleta

Executive Committee


Corby Flanagan

Chair Elect

Susan Watts

Past Chair

Chris Evatt


Lon Biebighauser


Jay Hardaway

Community Investment

Vanessa Roberts Bryan

Stewardship Review

Charles Ferguson

Board of Directors

Megan Allred

Norm Archibald

Leigh Black

Justin Crowe

Lynn Darby

Mitch Davis

Lee De Leon

Sage Diller

Alex Eagle

Christal Faries

Albert Gutierrez

Dr. Ashley Hall

Robert Hanna

Dave Hedge

Dr. Roberta Kalafut

Dr. Nancy Kucinski

Jay Lester

Adam Lott

Reginald McCabe-Gossett

Doug Peters

Trent Poindexter

Jack Rentz

Mark Rogers

Matthew Sullivan

Elizabeth Niblo Wallace

Dr.David Young

About the United Way of Abilene

Together We Can Do More

Everyone deserves opportunities to have a good life: a quality education that leads to a stable job, enough income to support a family through retirement, and good health. That’s why United Way’s work is focused on the building blocks for a good life: EDUCATION, INCOME, and HEALTH. We work with our Community Partners to address the needs of today and tomorrow while seeking ways to create positive, lasting change. Everyone in West Central Texas is connected and interdependent. We all win when a child succeeds in school, when families are financially stable, when people are healthy.


Helping Children and Youth Achieve Their Potential


Promoting Financial Stability and Independence


Improving People’s

Sometimes it’s time. Sometimes it’s a word of encouragement. Sometimes it’s a financial investment.

United Way of Abilene relies on all three to… Volunteers like YOU are part of this collaborative effort that values stewardship and results.

The mission of the United Way of Abilene is to improve lives by mobilizing the caring power of the West Central Texas area. We strive to collaborate to improve lives and better our community. We will do this by actively seeking to leverage the intellectual, organizational, institutional, financial, faith-based and personal resources of our communities as the best means to make positive, measurable and lasting change for the communities we serve.

Community Accountability

United Way of Abilene takes our role as a resource, partner, and steward very seriously. We engage community volunteers to oversee every aspect of our management and financial systems to ensure we are operating at the highest levels of professionalism and excellence, and in the best interests of our community. Led by an army of volunteers, we strive to make a measurable, lasting impact that will keep our community strong. Click on the links below for additional information about the network of care United Way provides to the community as a steward, collaborator, resource and much more.


3rd Quarter 2016 Newsletter

Spring 2016 Newsletter

Press Releases

8.1.16 - Key City Rhythm & Blues Festival Committee to Present Event Proceeds

6.2.16 - United Way Great Grant Giveaway

3.9.16 - United Way of Abilene Announces Key City Rhythm & Blues Festival