The United Way Community Fund Campaign is underway, and Campaign Chairman Pat Stacey is encouraging citizens and businesses of Tyler to give and work together to create change in our community. The focus of the United Way is to identify and resolve pressing community issues and to make measurable changes through partnerships with local not-for-profit organizations. As the Campaign Chair, Mr. Stacey will lead and work alongside other volunteers to help raise the much-needed funds for the United Way and its member agencies.
“The United Way Community Fund Campaign is starting now and will continue into spring 2012. It is very important that we support the United Way and their efforts,” Mr. Stacey said. “So many people from nearly every walk of life are benefited by the funds given through the United Way. It is truly a clearinghouse for giving.”
Mr. Stacey is a member of the Board of Directors for the Tyler Area Chamber of Commerce. He is also a member of the Boy Scouts of America East Texas Area Council Board of Directors where he has served as the vice president of marketing.
“I started volunteering at an early age and it became a way of life for me. It has remained a priority for me and my family. My goal is to inspire my children to see the importance of serving others,” Mr. Stacey said.
Born in Dallas, Texas, Mr. Stacey has resided in Tyler for 25 years. He and his wife, Stephanie, have been married for 21 years and are the parents of Audrie, 15, and Benjamin, 12. Mr. Stacey earned his bachelor’s degree from Stephen F. Austin State University in Nacogdoches, Texas. He has been with KLTV for 25 years and serves as vice president and general manager for the station. The Staceys are members of Colonial Hills Baptist Church where Mr. Stacey serves as Deacon Chairman.
“Tyler continues to develop into a melting pot of cultures, and there is great value in that. My family feels blessed to be here. Giving back has become a cornerstone of living in Tyler, and it’s easy to volunteer because we have so many well organized not-for-profit agencies working to meet the needs of all members of our community,” Mr. Stacey said.