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Bill Morrison Quoted in the Dallas Business Journal: Dallas United Way to fund 126 nonprofits

United Way of Metropolitan Dallas will distribute more than $24.8 million dollars to fund 126 nonprofit programs, all of which focus on the organization's goals of improving education, income and health.

The new list of grant recipients includes 19 non-profits receiving United Way funds for the first time.

For the first time in its 86-year history, the Dallas group opened its grants process, giving all nonprofits the opportunity to apply for funding, said Gary Godsey, president & CEO United Way of Metropolitan Dallas.

"We went through an extremely thorough process to choose the most outstanding proposals we could find that would line up with our laser-focused areas of education, income and health," Godsey said.

Volunteers have spent more than 17,000 collective hours reviewing proposals, making site visits and evaluating data to make the selections, said Bill Morrison, UWMD's Community Impact Council chairman and partner at Haynes and Boone LLP.

“United Way is proud to fund programs making measurable strides to improve our community and change lives forever,” Morrison said.

Excerpted from the Dallas Business Journal, May 25, 2011. To read the full article, click here.