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Wednesday, January 6, 2016
Suzanne M. Zutter is starting work this month as new executive director for United Way of Greater Baytown Area & Chambers County (UWGBACC). Zutter comes to the Baytown area from Nashville, TN, where she worked as director of development for a non-profit organization, PearlPoint Cancer Support. Prior to Nashville, Zutter worked nearly six years as executive director of United Way of Southwest Wyoming in Rock Springs, WY. She also has management experience with other non-profit organizations...
Tuesday, January 5, 2016
 A memorial service for Fritz Lanham, former United Way Executive Director, is set for Saturday, Jan. 9, at 11 a.m. at Cedar Bayou Grace United Methodist Church, 2714 Ferry Road in Baytown.  Lanham worked as Baytown City Manager from 1963-1989, except for a stint from 1969-1972 in Austin working in the administration of Gov. Preston Smith.  After retiring as Baytown City Manager, Lanham worked from 1990-2001 as Executive Director for United Way of Greater Baytown Area & Chambers County. ...
Tuesday, December 29, 2015
Kindergarten readiness and early childhood education work for Baytown-Highlands-Chambers County, now named ABC (Academic Beginnings for Children), not only will work locally but also will engage for support and greater impact with Early Matters, a project anchored by the Greater Houston Partnership that is discussed during this 22-minute “Newsmakers” program.   http://www.click2houston.com/news/houston-newsmakers-dec-27-education-concerns-solutions
Monday, December 21, 2015
    The United Way of Greater Baytown Area & Chambers County partnered with Covestro, a leading polymer materials supplier, to make the holidays brighter for more than 650 area children in need. Workers at Covestro Industrial Park Baytown donated toys for children served by agencies coordinated through the United Way including Bay Area Turning Point, the Love Network, Baytown Resource and Assistance Center, Bay Area Homeless Services, Chambers County Welfare Committee, The Bridge Over...
Tuesday, October 27, 2015
         For the fourth consecutive year, United Way of Greater Baytown Area & Chambers County has welcomed a loaned professional from ExxonMobil who is working full-time this fall in support of the United Way campaign.         Shiva Hafezi is working 40 hours per week with United Way, beginning in mid-August and continuing through late November. “Addition of a loaned professional has been an exciting development in support of fulfilling United Way’s potential for growth and success,” said...
Wednesday, October 21, 2015
United Way Day of Caring drew more than 700 volunteers this year – a record number. Volunteers for United Way Day of Caring came from workplaces that include the ExxonMobil Baytown Area sites, Chevron Phillips, Covestro, ONEOK, Houston Methodist San Jacinto Hospital, Best Buy, Jacobs Field Services, Barbers Hill ISD, National Oilwell Varco, TPC Group, LWL Inc., Anahuac Lions Club, Anahuac High School Leo Club, Anahuac High School FFA, Community Christian Fellowship Church. Projects were...
Thursday, August 13, 2015
August 10, 2015 Through a variety of initiatives, contributions to United Way are improving lives and advancing the common good in the Anahuac and Winnie areas of Chambers County. Two years ago, United Way of Greater Baytown Area & Chambers County expanded its service area to include the mid-county and east-county areas of Chambers County. Regular program awards, campaign designations and special awards by United Way provide meals on wheels by Senior Citizens Project of Chambers County,...
Thursday, August 13, 2015
July 31, 2015 Guido Persiani, principal site development consultant at Bayer, and Missy Malechek, president of West Chambers County Chamber of Commerce, will serve as chair and vice chair of the 2015-2016 United Way of Greater Baytown Area & Chambers County annual campaign. The campaign cabinet will consist of Pete Alfaro, ExxonMobil retiree and former Baytown mayor, leading the Industries division; Mike Wilson, senior vice president with Texas First Bank, leading the Merchants...

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