Press Releases: August 03, 2021
United Way Announces Scott Hallam as Chair of 2021-22 Annual Community Campaign
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United Way of Greater Houston Announces Scott Hallam as Chair of
2021-22 Annual Community Campaign
HOUSTON, TX (Aug. 3, 2021) – United Way of Greater Houston announces that Scott Hallam, Williams’ senior vice president Transmission and Gulf of Mexico Operating Area, will serve as chair of the 2021-22 annual community campaign, which is set to kick off on Sept. 21, 2021. As campaign chair, Hallam will connect with area corporations to share the impact of United Way’s work in the community. The annual community campaign enables United Way of Greater Houston to help struggling neighbors throughout the region with immediate basic needs and achieve long-term financial stability and success.
“The pandemic created an unprecedented need in our community, especially for those families and individuals who were already struggling to make ends meet,” said Amanda McMillian, president and CEO of United Way of Greater Houston. “I know Scott’s dedication to the community and tremendous leadership skills will have a great impact on this year’s campaign, allowing us to create more opportunities for individuals and families in our community to thrive.”
Hallam currently serves on United Way’s board of trustees, as well as the boards of the Southern Gas Association and The Santiago Partnership. A graduate of Ashland University and University of Findlay, Hallam has been in the oil and gas industry for more than 20 years and has worked for Williams, a Fortune 500 natural gas infrastructure company, since 2011. He is the second United Way campaign chair from Williams, following in the footsteps of the late, well-known philanthropist Cuba Wadlington Jr., who chaired the campaign in 1998.
“I’ve seen firsthand the impact United Way of Greater Houston has on our community in helping families and individuals attain a sustainable quality of living,” said Hallam. “I’m honored to support United Way as this year’s campaign chair and look forward to contributing to this tremendous work alongside many dedicated volunteers and generous supporters.”
With this year’s campaign, United Way of Greater Houston begins to celebrate 100 years of service to the Greater Houston community. In conjunction with its centennial milestone in 2022, the organization will implement its Second Century Vision, which aims to create opportunities for individuals and families to thrive by providing access to services that support financial stability, early child and youth development, behavioral health, health care and basic needs assistance to meet their goals. Second Century Vision is driven by research and data and is focused on convening and investing in high-quality programs serving families and individuals who, despite working hard and even holding multiple jobs, struggle paycheck to paycheck, barely able to cover monthly necessities. These households are known as ALICE (Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed), and according to the latest United Way ALICE Report, nearly one in two households (47 percent) in the Greater Houston area are just one emergency away from financial distress.
For more information on United Way of Greater Houston and their annual campaign, visit www.unitedwayhouston.org.
About United Way of Greater Houston
For nearly 100 years, United Way of Greater Houston has brought together diverse partners and approaches to address the complex challenges holding people back. We are a driving force for good that connects our neighbors with opportunities to thrive. We help our neighbors achieve financial stability. We provide services that support the physical and behavioral health of families and youth along with educational services that expand their skills and horizons. We provide a safety net that catches the most vulnerable. We manage every donation with care to make the greatest impact across the four-county region of Fort Bend, Harris, Montgomery and Waller counties. We connect neighbors with help 24/7 through our 211 Texas/United Way HELPLINE. For more information, please visit, www.unitedwayhouston.org.