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United Way of South Texas Board Members Demonstrate Outstanding Commitment

January 11, 2022
United Way Board Members pictured L-R: Lisa Garza, RGV Sector USBP; Lisa Killion, Forged Technology Solutions; Gerardo Paz, South Texas FCU; Robert Rosell, Chase Bank; Dr. D’Uandre Drain, GE Aviation; Michelle Quiroz, Reserva Coffee Roasters. Seated L-R: Elvira Alonzo, City of McAllen; Edna Garcia, Security Service FCU; Blanca Villalobos, IBC Bank.

MCALLEN, TEXAS – JANUARY 5, 2022 – United Way of South Texas is proud to have a passionate Board of Directors that ensures both the delivery of health and human services to families and individuals with critical needs, and guarantees a high level of accountability and transparency. The staff, partner agencies and volunteers who participate in community education, fundraising, review agency applications and/or deliver direct services, are all held accountable by the Board of Directors. As the most engaged group of United Way volunteers and ambassadors in our community, Board Members receive recognition for their participation in annual events. They serve on teams and aim to outperform each other as a positive way to challenge themselves. The Board proudly acknowledged and presented a winning trophy to Strategic Planning Co-Chair Edna Garcia, Community Relations Co-Chair Dr. D’Uandre Drain and Finance Co-Chair Larry Gonzalez, for their exceptional level of engagement in 2021. The three members participated in 360 United Way events throughout the year, including campaign presentations, committee meetings and spearheading key initiatives. United Way President, Lilly Lopez-Killelea, thanks the entire Board for their commitment and proudly announces that members have collectively achieved 1,351 community volunteer activities.

The 2021 United Way of South Texas Board of Directors includes: Tyler Stone, Rioco Partners; Edna Garcia, Security Service Federal Credit Union; Blanca Villalobos, IBC Bank; Larry Gonzalez, PlainsCapital Bank; Gerardo Paz, South Texas Federal Credit Union; Elvira Alonzo, City of McAllen; Paola Escalante-Castillo, Frost Bank; Lisa Garza, RGV Sector USBP; Lisa Killion, Forged Technology Solutions; Dr. D’Uandre Drain, GE Aviation; Cris Moncayo, Vantage Bank; Michelle Quiroz, Reserva Coffee Roasters; Dr. Jose Gonzalez, McAllen I.S.D.; and Robert Rosell, Chase Bank.

About United Way:

United Way of South Texas invests in programs that address critical services in the areas of Health, Education, Financial Stability, and Safety Net. The organization supports over 21 non-profit agencies in Hidalgo and Starr Counties that serve a minimum of 178,500 local residents annually. Services provided by United Way of South Texas through Partner Agencies include emergency shelter, family violence counseling, character building programs, child victim advocacy, and infant stimulation classes. To learn more, visit www.unitedwayofsotx.org. If you would like to support United Way programs with a monetary donation, you may mail a tax deductible check to United Way of South Texas at P.O. Box 187, McAllen, TX 78505-0187 or pledge online at https://unitedwayofsotx.org/donate-now/. For volunteer opportunities, visit volunteersotx.org.