Hopkins County United Way 2019-2020 Campaign Co-Chairs Bill and Beverley Owens announced Mike Horne as the HCUW 2020-21 campaign chair during a United Way Board meeting Wednesday morning, June 17, 2020 at Texas AgriLife Extension Office.
“We really appreciate you stepping up and being campaign chair this year. Thank you very much,” said Beverley Owens, who will serve as co-president with Bill during the 2020-21 HCUW campaign.
When asked about the HCUW 2020-21 fundraising campaign that will be conducted this fall, Horne said,”I think mainly it’s going to be a little bit different of a year. But, I’m looking at it as an opportunity, because I think more people are going to need. I’m really going to push — I know it’s going to be tight on businesses — but I think that it’s an opportunity for us to all come together as a community and really help people that need the help in our community.”
“As Mike said, there’s a big need here in the community. It’s a bigger need and it’s probably a harder need to fulfill with things going on, so we appreciate everybody’s help. We’re looking for this to be a great opportunity for everyone,” Bill Owens said.
Bill and Beverley Owens also introduced Kristy Moseley as HCUW’s newest board member. Moseley follows the tradition of her mother Deanna Landers, in her service to HCUW. Landers’ involvement in HCUW included serving as the 2005-2006 campaign chair.
Also acknowledged for their service as HCUW Board members include 2020-21 Co-Presidents Bill and Beverley Owens, Chuck Askins, Larry Crowson, Debra Evans, Markeda Fisher, Charlotte Henderson, Mike Jumper, Sherry McGraw and Larry Willis.
Horne too acknowledge those who serve alongside him on the Budget and Allocations Committee: Bill and Beverley Owens, Lezley Brown, Markeda Fisher and Charlotte Henderson.
He encouraged campaign workers to put Wednesday, Sept. 23, on their calendars, for the annual kickoff luncheon to be held at noon at the Dairy Museum.
The lead donor lunch will follow at noon Wednesday, Sept. 30, at Sulphur Springs Country Club, to acknowledge top contributors to the 2019-2020 campaign.
Hopkins County United Way is a leadership and support organization for local nonprofit organizations based in Hopkins County. All funding decisions are made with the input of local leaders and community stakeholders.