Troy Aikman And Charlotte Jones Anderson To Co-Chair Celebration Marking United Way Of Metropolitan Dallas 90th Anniversary
Celebration coincides with the 40th anniversary of United Way Worldwide’s historic NFL partnership
DALLAS, Aug. 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — In preparation for its upcoming 90th anniversary in 2014, the United Way of Metropolitan Dallas announced today that Troy Aikman and Charlotte Jones Anderson will Co-Chair the celebration kicking off this fall. Next year also marks the 40th anniversary of United Way Worldwide’s historic partnership with the National Football League, promoting service and active lifestyles through public service announcements.
“I’ve been a believer in United Way since my playing days with the Dallas Cowboys,” said Aikman. “When you think about all the organizations and individuals whose lives have been changed over the last 90 years, it truly is humbling. I look forward to working with Charlotte and Jennifer Sampson (President and CEO) of the United Way of Metropolitan Dallas to lead the region in celebrating the great work that’s been done here since 1924.”
Pro Football Hall of Famer Aikman won three Super Bowls as quarterback of the Dallas Cowboys. He currently serves on FOX’s lead announcing crew for NFL games with Joe Buck. Aikman, who appeared in a United Way public service announcement during his playing days, is a member of the Board of Directors of the United Way of Metropolitan Dallas and co-chairs with Dr. Kenneth Cooper its Healthy Zone School Recognition Program. In addition, Aikman co-chairs, with Roger Staubach, the $25,000 Circle of the Ruth Sharp Altshuler Tocqueville Society.
Anderson serves as the Cowboys Executive Vice President & Chief Brand Officer. Recently, she was appointed by NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell to lead the NFL Foundation, the league’s charitable organization. Anderson is also National Advisory Board Chairperson for The Salvation Army, becoming the first woman ever to serve in that capacity. She is chairing the 125(th) anniversary of the Salvation Army DFW Metroplex Command, slated for 2014.
“Troy and Charlotte have both been long-time advocates for United Way,” said Sampson. “Charlotte is involved with planning an incredible celebration for the Salvation Army, so we are very grateful that she decided to also help lead our milestone initiative. The Salvation Army was one of 10 charter agencies united in 1924 to form the Dallas Community Chest, now the United Way of Metropolitan Dallas, and has been a United Way service provider and grant recipient ever since. Charlotte’s involvement in the 90(th) anniversary speaks to the important history and collaboration between our organizations. Our collective impact is stronger when organizations like United Way of Metropolitan Dallas, The Salvation Army and others work together to make North Texas the very best place to live, work and raise families.”
Additional details regarding the 90th anniversary celebration will be made available this fall. Fay + Sawers Productions will plan and produce the events.
Since 1924, the United Way of Metropolitan Dallas has been creating lasting change within our local community. The United Way of Metropolitan Dallas focuses on improving the quality of life of people throughout Dallas, Collin, Rockwall and southern Denton counties. Nationally, United Way is a network of more than 1,300 local organizations that work to create lasting positive changes in communities and people’s lives.
In 1974, the NFL and United Way launched the largest public service advertising campaign in the nation’s history called “Great Moments.” The owners, coaches, players and staff members of the NFL have been working with United Way to strengthen communities throughout America for the last 40 years.
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