The United Way of Metropolitan Dallas is preparing to celebrate its 90th anniversary next year! Troy Aikman, Hall of Fame quarterback for the Dallas Cowboys, and Charlotte Jones Anderson, Cowboys executive vice-president and chief brand officer, will co-chair the celebration kicking off this fall. In 1924, North Texas business leaders joined together to form the Dallas Community Chest. Since that time, the Community Chest evolved into the United Way of Metropolitan Dallas, and has been changing lives forever in our region ever since. Two things have not changed during the last nine decades: United Way’s commitment to changing lives forever and their boundless appreciation for the commitment from loyal supporters. Because this year marks the 40th anniversary of United Way Worldwide’s historic partnership with the National Football League — promoting service and active lifestyles — Troy and Charlotte’s leadership of United Way of Metropolitan Dallas’ 90th anniversary is especially exciting.
Troy and Charlotte are generous supporters and advocates of their hometown community, and also United Way. Troy first appeared in United Way/NFL public service announcements during his playing days with the Dallas Cowboys. Today, he serves on the United Way of Metropolitan Dallas Board of Directors, and also co-chairs both the Healthy Zone Schools Recognition Program and the $25,000 Circle of the Ruth Sharp Altshuler Tocqueville Society. Charlotte was recently appointed by NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell to lead the NFL Foundation, the league’s charitable organization. She is also the first female National Advisory Board Chairperson for the Salvation Army — one of the 10 charter agencies united in 1924 to form the Dallas Community Chest.
Exciting details about the events and activities planned for the milestone anniversary are coming soon. Stay tuned!