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.

Staff Becca Titus 1

Becca Titus

President & CEO director@uwolc.org

Staff Marcus Sparenburg

Marcus Sparenberg

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

Staff Gayle Conley

Gayle Conley

Accounting Coordinator gayle@uwolc.org

Staff Brittany Embry

Brittany Embry

Campaign Coordinator campaign@uwolc.org

Staff Diane Mejorado

Diane Mejorado

2-1-1 Specialist admin211@uwolc.org


2024 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.
Board Fernando Jimenez

Fernando Jimenez

Board Chair Lea County Sheriff's Office,
Chief Deputy

Board Kristy Hughes

Kristy Hughes

Board Vice-Chair
Hobbs Municipal Schools, CTECH Community Relations

Board Britain Kinney

Britain Kinney

Board Secretary
Edward Jones,
Branch Office Manager

Board Lajuan Hayes

Lajuan Hayes

Board Treasurer
Lea County Clerk's Office,
Chief Deputy Treasurer

Board Jubel Patterson

Jubel Patterson

Store Director

Board Dickie Wall

Dickie Wall

Lea County State Bank,
Senior Vice President

Board Angela Skinner

Angela Skinner

Sound Physicians,
Site Coordinator

Board Amancio Cruz

Amancio Cruz

Devon Energy,
Foreman Production Process Coordinator Field Operations

Board Juan Moreno

Juan Moreno

ARC Cleaning; Trident; GIA Development

Board Regina Reber

Regina Reber

USW & Hobbs Schools
Adjunct Professor and Instructional Coach

Mark Doporto

Mark Doporto

Hobbs Fire Department,

Board Chad Wright

Chad Wright

Hobbs Police Department,
Captain of CID

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.

We win when we LIVE UNITED.® By forging unlikely partnerships. By finding new solutions to old problems. By mobilizing the best resources. And by inspiring individuals to join the fight against their community’s most daunting social crises.

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
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

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