Press Releases: August 16, 2022

UWGH Announces Service Corporation International Executive as Chair of Annual Community Campaign

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UNITED WAY OF GREATER HOUSTON ANNOUNCES SERVICE CORPORATION INTERNATIONAL EXECUTIVE AS CHAIR OF ANNUAL COMMUNITY CAMPAIGN

HOUSTON (Aug. 16, 2022) – United Way of Greater Houston (UWGH) announces Eric Tanzberger, senior vice president and chief financial officer of Service Corporation International, will serve as chair of the 2022-23 annual community campaign, which kicks off on Sept. 21, 2022. In this role, Tanzberger will connect with philanthropists, potential donors and area corporations to share the impact of United Way’s work in the community. Additionally, he will work to expand the organization’s base of support, ultimately enabling UWGH to connect more people to opportunities that help families and individuals on their pathway to financial stability. This year’s community campaign also marks United Way of Greater Houston’s 100 years of service to the Greater Houston community. 

“With the rising cost of food, rent and utilities, we’ve seen a significant impact on our region’s hardworking families who were already finding it difficult to afford the basic necessities of life,” said Amanda McMillian, president and CEO of United Way of Greater Houston. “Eric’s deep understanding of our community’s needs and his tremendous leadership skills will be such an asset to our campaign, helping United Way to create more opportunities for individuals and families in our community to thrive.”

In conjunction with United Way of Greater Houston’s centennial milestone, the organization has implemented a new strategic direction which focuses on helping individuals and families create a pathway to a more sustainable financial future by providing services such as workforce development and financial coaching; early childhood and youth development programs; physical and behavioral health care services; basic needs assistance; and support for those escaping violent situations. The development of an Integrated Client Journey (ICJ) Technology Tool integrating the network of providers and services will help clients, guided by a team of navigators, identify and access services based on their individual needs and goals.

“In my years as a United Way supporter, I’ve seen the impact it has on our community through its unique ability to unite donors, volunteers and community partners to help our neighbors land on their feet and stay there,” said Tanzberger. “I’m honored to support United Way as this year’s campaign chair and look forward to contributing to its important work alongside many dedicated volunteers and generous supporters.”

A longtime supporter of United Way, Tanzberger currently serves on the organization’s board of trustees where he has served on the Executive Committee and chair of the Audit Committee since 2020. Tanzberger has also been a member of United Way’s Alexis de Tocqueville Society for nearly 15 years.

For more information on United Way of Greater Houston and their annual campaign, visit www.unitedwayhouston.org.

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About United Way of Greater Houston
For 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, http://www.unitedwayhouston.org. ;