United Way of Tarrant County announces Directors of Development

United Way of Tarrant County (UWTC), which supports communities across North Texas, has named Marcia Etie and Brian Estridge as Director of Development for Community Investment. Etie and Estridge will specifically support UWTC’s GET UNITED Campaign, its $100 million fundraising effort to secure a healthier and safer tomorrow and support thriving communities for all in Tarrant County.

In her previous role as Outreach Director for Congresswoman Kay Granger and a similar role for Tarrant County Commissioner Andy Nguyen, Etie developed an extensive understanding of the diverse needs of the community and helped build networks of collaborators willing to support and drive change. In her new role, she will cultivate donors and philanthropic engagement for the GET UNITED Campaign, focused specifically on outreach in Arlington and northeast Tarrant County.

“We are excited for Marcia Etie to join our team as Director of Development on our GET UNITED team,” said Crystal Sands, UWTC’s executive vice president and chief development officer. “She has dedicated many years to community service and understands not only the challenges our communities in North Texas are facing but also what it takes to bring people together to make tangible change.”

Before joining the UWTC team, Etie served as a member of the United Way of Tarrant County board of directors and chair of the UWTC – Greater Arlington steering committee.

“I am thrilled to take on this role with United Way of Tarrant County,” said Etie. “I look forward to collaborating with donors and stakeholders to drive positive change and make a lasting impact in our community for the next 100 years.”

In addition to her volunteer roles with United Way of Tarrant County, Etie has been an active community volunteer with the United States Naval Academy, Northeast Tarrant Chamber of Commerce, and Girl Scouts of Texas Oklahoma Plains.

Before joining UWTC, Estridge emceed “Unplugged With Sonny Dykes and Randy Galloway,” a benefit event for UWTC’s GET UNITED Campaign. His passion for the needs of the local community and extensive Fort Worth network led to the idea of a formal role with UWTC.

“We are delighted to welcome Brian to our GET UNITED team,” said Crystal Sands, UWTC’s EVP and Chief Development Officer. “He has a great heart for our community and understands the true work – and impact – that is possible only through collaboration and major support to overcome challenges facing our region and improve outcomes for future generations in Tarrant County.”

Estridge has a wealth of experience in broadcast media and community involvement and will continue to serve as the “Voice of the TCU Horned Frogs,” the play-by-play broadcast role he has held for over 25 years.

“I have watched Fort Worth change dramatically over three decades while also having a front-row seat to the critical needs that are still holding back our growing, and often most vulnerable, communities,” said Estridge. “Joining United Way of Tarrant County and their fundraising efforts in Tarrant County for GET UNITED is both an honor and something I take with deep responsibility.”

Estridge holds a BA from Appalachian State University and serves on the Davey O’Brien Foundation board of directors and the Lockheed Martin Armed Forces Bowl executive council. He is also involved with the Ben Hogan Award hosted at the Colonial Country Club of Fort Worth.

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