Chairman’s Message



June 2017

Vacation season is upon us, but work remains in full swing at United Way of San Antonio and Bexar County. As families get ready for summer getaways, we are reminded that not everyone is so lucky.

Here at United Way, we continue to pursue our mission of uniting resources with people in need; focusing on children, students, individuals and families; providing emergency care, and preparing for the 2017 annual workplace campaign under Valero President, Chairman and CEO Joe Gorder, 2017 Campaign Chair, and his Campaign Cabinet’s leadership.

We just completed the Bexar County Children’s Agenda, which will ensure that we are growing healthy, happy, ready children in Bexar County. I especially want to thank the 150 volunteers who spent many hours since October of last year working on this project.

Throughout June, our community impact staff will begin work to prepare for back-to-school initiatives. Our Volunteer Center will host a Born Learning Trail installation event on June 3 at Lady Bird Johnson Park, and our 2-1-1 Help Line staff will stand ready for increasing calls seeking help with escalating utility bills, requests from seniors for Project Cool fans, and food insecurity questions during the school-vacation summer months.

I urge you to visit our website to see how you can include us in your summer plans.

This is my final month as Chairman of the United Way Board of Trustees. It has been an honor for me to serve this great organization. My special thanks to the United Way staff and committee chairs who have supported me during the past year.

Have a wonderful and safe summer, and thank you for all you do to make our community stronger.

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Harvey Najim

2016-2017 Chairman, United Way Board of Trustees

President, The Harvey E. Najim Family Foundation


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