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United Way of South Texas Recognizes the 2022 Loaned Executives of the Year

April 25, 2023
Pictured above L-R: Javier Zamora, City of McAllen; and Linda Gonzalez, City of McAllen.

The United Way Board of Directors recognized Mr. Javier Zamora and Ms. Linda Gonzalez, City of McAllen – Public Works, as the 2022 United Way Loaned Executives of the Year at the Awards Ceremony in March.

Loaned Executive volunteers are “loaned” to the United Way by their companies for the duration of United Way’s annual Campaign. They assist United Way in raising funds to support Partner Agencies and United Way Programs that impact over 185,000 residents throughout Hidalgo and Starr Counties. Loaned Executives are passionate about serving their community.

Linda Gonzalez, Senior Administrative Clerk, served her first year as a United Way Loaned Executive. She joined Javier Zamora, Management Assistant, who completed his second year as a Loaned Executive. They demonstrated leadership in successfully coordinating the City of McAllen’s Employee Campaign, who had a 23 percent increase, with a total of $59,600 in pledges. Collectively they also completed over 60 employee presentations at local businesses, school districts and municipalities.

“What it means to be a Loaned Executive for United Way is to impact and help our community,” Zamora said. “United Way gives us the opportunity to grow as a person to better understand the needs around us, and when you help others the world becomes a better place.”

The United Way Board of Directors thanks Javier Zamora, Linda Gonzalez and all Loaned Executives for their leadership and dedication to the United Way. The following Companies and volunteers participated in the United Way Loaned Executives program: Mindy Rodriguez, AEP Texas; Christian Gonzales and Luis Morales, Boys and Girls Club of Pharr/San Juan; Javier Zamora and Linda Gonzalez, City of McAllen; Elisa Y. Beas, Alondra Guillen and Laura C. Ramirez, City of Rio Grande City; JG Desiga, Freedom Bank; Matthew Gabriel, Greater State Bank; Noraa Gamundi, Maria Ibarra and Marily Becerra, IBC Bank; Mary Aceves, Magic Valley Electric Co-op; Jessica Marin, Daniela Perez and Cynthia Moreno, South Texas Federal Credit Union; Maria E. Lopez and Lucy Renteria, Starr County Victims of Domestic Violence Program; Diana Alfaro and Nick Carpenter, Vantage Bank Texas.

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 225,500 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. 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.