Allocations Committee

Allocations Committee January 2016 - CopyThe Allocations Committee plays a major role in the most important work that we do at United Way Galveston County Mainland - providing financial support to the vital programs that improve education, health and financial stability in Galveston County. Each year in April and May, more than 60 volunteers come together to review the next year's funding applications and interview the directors of the programs and agencies that are applying. The applications are divided across 6 Panels, and each Panel meets multiple times to evaluate the applications and conduct interviews. After the Panels meet, each Panel Leader presents their Panel's recommendations to the UWGCM Board of Directors, who take these recommendations very seriously. Please join us in thanking our Allocations Committee Volunteers!

2016-2017 Allocations Committee

  • Chair: Glenn LaBorde, Valero Texas City Refining


Panel 1 (1)
  • Leader: Kathy Stuart, Ashland
  • Robin Barnard, Oil Tanking
  • Debbie Bolton, Marathon Petroleum
  • Ollie Niederhofer, BP Chemicals
  • Stephanie Meadows, Texas First Bank
  • Chibueze Nwokeji, Dow
  • Whitney Ziegler, A&A Machine and Fabrication
  • Matthew Busby, College of the Mainland


Panel 2 (2)
  • Leader: Marie Haden, Valero Texas City Refining
  • Bruce Blankenship, Eastman
  • Alesha Aulds, College of the Mainland
  • Jennifer Gray, NuStar Energy
  • Donna Gibbs, BP Chemicals Texas City
  • Jesse Rubio, Texas City Fire Department
  • Tom Hearn, Marathon Petroleum
  • Stacey Zills, A&A Machine and Fabrication
  • Carl Miller, Eastman


Panel 3 (1)
  • Leader: Ruth Rendon, Marathon Petroleum
  • Bill Tyler, NuStar Energy
  • Staci Trahan, Texas First Bank
  • Jennifer Price, City of Texas City
  • Steve Walton, Valero
  • Connie Grimes, NuStar Energy


Panel 4 2016 (4)
  • Leader: Mike Cappa, Texas ASA District 31
  • Brenda Canales, Ashland
  • Marcelo Cornejo, NuStar Energy
  • David Malone, Marathon Petroleum
  • Michelle Wissner, Marathon Petroleum
  • Anete Schmidt, City of Texas City
  • Rosie Rojas, College of the Mainland
  • Bob Senter, Rust Ewing Insurance


Panel 5 2016 2  
  • Leader: Willie Windham, Hitchcock Chamber of Commerce
  • Michael Woods, BP Chemicals
  • Lori Carnes, Carnes Funeral Home
  • Jennifer Simmons, Marathon Petroleum
  • Kris Kimbark, College of the Mainland
  • Kelly Neason, A&A Machine and Fabrication
  • Jeremy Silva, AMOCO Federal Credit Union
  • Leanna de la Houssaye, City of League City
  • Derek Duckett, Texas City Office of Emergency Management


Panel 6 (5)
  • Leader: Bruce Clawson, Marathon Petroleum
  • Renee Rokers, Texas First Bank
  • Patti Nolte, Port of Texas City
  • Caitlin O'Brien, Domac
  • Curtis Seelbach, Retired
  • Beth Duron, Marathon Petroleum
  • Lily Ebert, Dow Chemicals
  • Kris Carpenter, City of League City