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United Way new leadership
Wednesday, February 7, 2024
CORPUS CHRISTI, TEXAS – United Way of the Coastal Bend started 2024 with leadership changes, new hires, and the expansion of free community driven programs. WHAT'S NEW? Stephanie Jordan officially became President and CEO on Feb. 1 after the retirement of her predecessor,…
Help Me Grow Coastal Bend
Wednesday, January 10, 2024
CORPUS CHRISTI, TEXAS – United Way of the Coastal Bend is proud to announce its newest Success By 6 Initiative: Help Me Grow Coastal Bend.  Success By 6 works to ensure local children are safe, healthy, and ready for school.  The goal of Help Me Grow is to provide families…
Tuesday, December 12, 2023
CORPUS CHRISTI, TEXAS – United Way of the Coastal Bend will soon have a new leader: Stephanie Jordan. The nonprofit's Board of Directors unanimously approved Jordan's appointment as the next President and CEO after she was recommended as the top candidate by the Selection…
Libby Averyt
Monday, October 2, 2023
Libby Averyt, President and CEO of United Way of the Coastal Bend, announced plans to retire to focus on spending more time with family and friends. In a letter to the organization’s board of directors on Monday, Oct. 2, Averyt wrote that she has “immense gratitude” for the…
2023 Valero check presentation
Thursday, January 26, 2023
CORPUS CHRISTI, TEXAS – Valero's refineries in Corpus Christi and Three Rivers raised $1.8 million for the United Way of the Coastal Bend. The gift will come from employee pledges, a company match (50%), and through employee led fundraisers including a Valero United Way…
Wednesday, June 8, 2022
CORPUS CHRISTI, TEXAS – More than $2.6 million is being distributed to 60 local non-profit organizations thanks to United Way of the Coastal Bend. The award is one of the single-largest charitable contributions regularly made in the Coastal Bend. Donations raised for United…
Monday, March 28, 2022
To promote early childhood literacy, the Success By 6 Early Childhood Coalition is hosting a Week of the Young Child Into the Wild event. The Week of the Young Child® is an annual celebration sponsored by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC…
Wednesday, March 2, 2022
CORPUS CHRISTI, TEXAS – To promote early childhood literacy, volunteers with United Way of the Coastal Bend visited local preschools and elementary schools to read to children in celebration of Read Across America Day. Launched in 1998 by the National Education Association…
Thursday, February 3, 2022
CORPUS CHRISTI, TEXAS – United Way of the Coastal Bend’s financial health and commitment to accountability and transparency has earned it a 4-star rating from Charity Navigator, America’s largest independent charity evaluator, for the eighth consecutive year. “It’s…
Tuesday, February 1, 2022
CORPUS CHRISTI, TEXAS – Addiction is a complex condition that affects those struggling with it and also families, particularly those with children. In the Coastal Bend, about 62% of those suffering from addiction have children. To help people better understand the issue,…