Our Mission

To unite people and resources to improve lives and build strong communities thereby ensuring that every individual and family is able to achieve educational success, financial stability, and good health.

Goals for improving

United Way of Lea County aims to provide more resources and funding to partner organizations each and every year, as the needs of our communities continue to grow. This is not possible without the hard work, dedication, and generous gifts from our donors and community partners, including:

Volunteers who offer their time, expertise, and knowledge to members of the community through a variety of programs and events.

Local businesses who not only give monetary donations, but provide food, basic necessities, and much, much more to partner organizations and beneficiaries.

Community members who donate money, provide valuable tools for neighbors and provide ongoing support for the United Way of Lea County.

Our Staff

Learn more about the people behind the curtain who ensure each partner organization is able to have everything they need to  assist our community.

Becca Titus

President & CEO
director@uwolc.org

Marcus Sparenberg

Campaign and Event Coordinator campaign@uwolc.org

Gayle Conley

Accounting Coordinator gayle@uwolc.org

K'Lee Kent

2-1-1 Program Coordinator 211@uwolc.org

Diane Mejorado

2-1-1 Specialist admin211@uwolc.org

Leadership

2023 Board of Directors

What we do would not be possible without the guidance and leadership provided by our Board of Directors, made up of community leaders who care about the people of Southeast New Mexico and strive to ensure families get the tools they need to survive.

Dana Ankerholz
Chair
Fernando Jimenez
Vice-Chair
Lajuan Hayes
Treasurer
Kristy Hughes
Secretary
Mark Doporto
Director

Shannon Arguello
Director
Angela Skinner
Director
Dickie Wall
Director
Seth Ford
Director
Juan Moreno Jr
Director

Jubel Patterson
Director
Karen Fili
Director
Regina Reber
Director
Britain Kinney
Director

Partners in the Community

They say it takes a village to raise a child, but it takes an entire community to provide everything we need to ensure Southeast New Mexico families are taken care of. Thank you to our valuable community partners who give so much to our continued success.

Additional Partners

Agencies of United Way
American Red Cross Boys Scouts Boys & Girls Club CASA of Lea County Girl Scouts Heart’s Desire Isaiah’s Kitchen Lea County Commission of the Arts Leaders Light of Lea County Opportunity House Option, Inc Salvation Army WHI Hobbs Faith in Action Sheri’s House of Hope Cissy’s Food Kitchen Guidance Center of Lea County Habitat For Humanity
New Agency Partners
Community Drug Coalition
Justice House
MyPower
Permian Basin Counseling
Permian Basin Literacy Coalition
Unity Recovery
Non-United Way Designations

Billy McKibben Senior Center
Child & Family Services
Community Drug Coalition
Eunice Senior Center
Hobbs Senior Center/Meals on Wheels
Humane Society
Meals on Wheels
One Love Worldwide
Ranger Heritage Foundation
Special Olympics
St Helena
Teen Center
Teen Court
USO 211

Grants from Trusts allocated to non-profit applicants

MyPower
Lea County Child Advocacy
Center
Legacy Pregnancy
Friends of the Hobbs Public
Library
Bethel RISE
Tori Kleinsteuber Memorial
Scholarship Fund
Sheri’s Memorial Fund
Family Center