A benefit show headlined by comedian and actor, Bill Engvall, Jr. helped raise more than $68,000 for United Way of Williamson County. This March 7th event held at the Klett Center for the Performing Arts at Georgetown High School, honored Janet Engvall McTigue, Executive Director of Georgetown Area United Way from 2002-2005. She passed away in 2007.
“The amount we raised this year is a 60% increase over two years ago. THAT IS JUST PLAIN AMAZING,” said LeAnn Powers, Chief Professional Officer of UWWC. “What a difference those monies will make in our community. And what a great tribute this is to Janet and the work that was so very important to her.”
In front of almost 1,200 attendees, Ed Komandosky, UWWC Board Chair, began the evening by presenting Annunciation Maternity Home (AMH) with the 2013 Janet Engvall McTigue Advancing Excellence Award along with a check for $10,000. The award was established in 2009 to continue Janet’s commitment to strengthening nonprofit agencies and to serving the most vulnerable members of our community. Past recipients include Hope Alliance, WBC Opportunities, Samaritan Center for Counseling and Pastoral Care, and the Literacy Council of Williamson County.
“The award will help us achieve national accreditation as a maternity home,” said Christie Aaronson, Executive Director and AMH Co-Founder. “This process will involve a detailed review and analysis of our internal operations, administrative functions and service delivery. By measuring what we do against international standards of best practices, we will be better able to provide exceptional levels of service to our clients well into the future.”
Annunciation Maternity Home is currently the only licensed, long-term maternity home in Central Texas that provides free services for young women who are experiencing crisis pregnancies. AMH provides women and teens, and their children, with housing, educational opportunities, and access to health services to empower them in their journey towards independence.
For additional information contact United Way of Williamson County at (512) 255-6799 or info (at) unitedway-wc (dot) org.