UNITED WAY...two powerful words...a mission and a vision that plays an incredibly vital role in our community. Through the efforts of the United Way of Smith County, the caring power of volunteers, business leaders, local government, and community resources unite with support, energy, and enthusiasm to create a better place to live, work, and raise a family.
Although fairly new to the Tyler community, Chad Cargile has already proven himself to be a dedicated volunteer and is serving as the chair of the 2012 United Way of Smith County Campaign. His efforts, along with hundreds of others, will strive to meet an ambitious goal in order to support the 24 local agencies in Smith County that provide essential services such as child care, youth programs, affordable healthcare, help for those living with disabilities, literacy, crisis intervention and counseling, emergency assistance, and disaster response.
“I am very excited about this year’s campaign and about what the money raised can do for Smith County residents,” Mr. Cargile said. “When people make an investment in the United Way, they can be confident that their money is being used locally to support programs important to the health of our community.”
In addition to his commitment to the United Way, Mr. Cargile serves on the board of directors for Junior Achievement of the Greater Tyler Area, the Tyler Area Chamber of Commerce, and the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. He is a member of the East Texas Area Council of the Boy Scouts of America and the Tyler Economic Development Board of Directors. Mr. Cargile serves on Tyler’s Historical Preservation Board of Directors and completed the 2010 Leadership Tyler Executive Orientation Series. He also volunteers as a coach for his son’s soccer team.
“I’ve been blessed with a great wife, family, friends, and career, and I believe that we all have an obligation to pass on our many blessings to others in our community,” Mr. Cargile said. “One way to do that is to give unselfishly of your time, talents, and monetary donations for the betterment of our community.”
Born in Abilene, Texas, Mr. Cargile has resided in Tyler for three years. He is a graduate of Abilene High School and he earned his bachelor of arts degree from Baylor University in Waco, Texas. He completed his post graduate studies at Texas State University in San Marcos, Texas. Mr. Cargile is the East Texas President with Regions Bank. He and his wife, Dana, have been married for 19 years and are the parents of three sons, Nate, 17, Colin, 14, and Cole, 10. The Cargiles are members of Green Acres Baptist Church.
“I love the spirit of Tyler. I have lived in many different communities, and Tyler has the best can-do spirit that I’ve ever experienced. You can genuinely feel the energy and generosity of this community,” Mr. Cargile said.
For more information about the United Way of Smith County or about how you or your business can be involved in the 2012 United Way of Smith County Campaign, please call 903-581-6376.