United Way of Tarrant County Welcomes Brian Estridge as Director of Development

Longtime ‘Voice of TCU’ Will Tap Tarrant County Roots to Drive Community

FORT WORTH (April 16, 2024) – In support of its efforts to raise $100 million to
secure a healthier and safer tomorrow for all in Tarrant County, United Way of
Tarrant County (UWTC) has named Brian Estridge as Director of Development for
Community Investment. In this newly created role, Estridge will cultivate
relationships with individual and institutional donors, working to unite
philanthropic support for UWTC’s programs to support thriving communities.
A Tarrant County resident for 26 years, Estridge will focus on major gift
engagements for UWTC’s GET UNITED Campaign, which addresses barriers and
challenges facing the region in four key areas:

  • Community response
  • Community health
  • Financial empowerment
  • Education and learning
    Before joining UWTC, Estridge emceed “Unplugged With Sonny Dykes and
    Randy Galloway,” a benefit event for UWTC’s GET UNITED Campaign. His passion
    for the needs of the local community and extensive Fort Worth network led to
    the idea of a formal role with UWTC.
    “We are delighted to welcome Brian to our GET UNITED team,” said Crystal
    Sands, UWTC’s EVP and Chief Development Officer. “He has a great heart for
    our community and understands the true work – and impact – that is possible
    only through collaboration and major support to overcome challenges facing
    our region and improve outcomes for future generations in Tarrant County.”
    Estridge has a wealth of experience in broadcast media and community
    involvement and will continue to serve as the “Voice of the TCU Horned Frogs,”
    the play-by-play broadcast role he has held for over 25 years.
    “I have watched Fort Worth change dramatically over three decades while also
    having a front-row seat to the critical needs that are still holding back our
    growing, and often most vulnerable, communities,” said Estridge. “Joining
    United Way of Tarrant County and their fundraising efforts in Tarrant County for
    GET UNITED is both an honor and something I take with deep responsibility.”
    Estridge holds a BA from Appalachian State University and serves on the Davey
    O’Brien Foundation board of directors and the Lockheed Martin Armed Forces
    Bowl executive council. He is also involved with the Ben Hogan Award hosted at
    the Colonial Country Club of Fort Worth.


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