2018 Campaign

Changing Stories

2018 Campaign Toolkit

If you are a campaign volunteer, we want to thank you for giving your time. The work you are doing truly makes a difference in the lives of our neighbors.

Partner With Us

United Way of Abilene will focus community resources to leverage services for positive impact on individuals, families and neighborhoods.
Sometimes that means raising funds. Sometimes that means bringing together different organizations to work toward a common goal. Always, it means improving lives right here in West Central Texas. This effort seeks to bring lasting change — not just a quick fix. It’s the difference between providing food and shelter for 100 homeless people, versus reducing the rate of homelessness by half over the next five years. You can help.


Employee campaigns bring people together to tackle issues in our community. Campaigns are tailored to fit the needs of each organization. United Way of Abilene staffers and volunteers will be hands-on with you to ensure success.


A corporate investment or matching gift demonstrates your philanthropic leadership and commitment to the community. All levels of giving receive year round recognition at United Way events and in collateral material.


In-kind donations can be custom tailored to your organization. Catering for a United Way event, hosting an event or providing other goods or services are just a few examples. We can develop an in-kind package to best suit your needs.


When you help us spread the United Way message a life can be changed and our community can be improved. Media partnerships strengthen and amplify our message.


United Way of Abilene needs your help to change lives and improve our community. Please contact us if you have an idea of how your organization can help. We need you!

If you or your business would like to be involved, please contact drashby@unitedwayabilene.org

2017 Top 25

Organizations with Workplace Campaigns Listed in Investment Order

The Rentech Companies
First Financial Bank NA
Hendrick Health System
Abilene ISD
The United Family
City of Abilene
H-E-B Food Store #070
Wylie ISD
Atmos Energy
AEP - Texas
United Parcel Service
Condley & Company, L.L.P.
Toro Company NSN
Davis, Kinard & Co., P.C.
Abilene Christian University
Abilene Aero, Inc.
First Bank Texas
Batjer & Associates Inc.
Hardin-Simmons University
United Way of Abilene
Abilene Regional Medical Center
Bridgestone-Bandag | American Tire
Day Nursery of Abilene
Betty Hardwick Center
Loaned Executives
Individuals are recruited each year from corporations and small businesses. Businesses "loan" their representatives to United Way on a part-time basis during the fall to assist other businesses with their United Way employee campaigns. They participate in team building and training programs during the summer in preparation for the campaign. The Loaned Executive Program benefits an organization by providing opportunities for individuals to meet people from every area of the community. They have the opportunity to develop relationships through the United Way campaign organization and within the companies they work with during the campaign. These contacts can be of great benefit to an organization in their business.

  • Juliann Kelley, Abilene Aero
  • Melissa Boyd, Hendrick Health System
  • Chad Walters, Hendrick Heallth System
  • Larry Bell, City of Abilene
  • Brad Magers, First Financial Bank
  • Grant Seabourne, First Financial Trust
  • Dayton Borger, First Financial Bank
  • Gary Carter, Prosperity Bank
  • Dr. Christina Wilson, McMurray University
  • Derek Orr, United Supermarkets
  • Kristi Terbush, Betty Hardwick Center
  • Brandi Underwood, YMCA
  • Mickey Hayes, Landmaster Partners, Inc.