UCC Foundation


About the Foundation Board


In late 1995, the first bricks were laid to establish a base of long-term financial resources that would support the United Community Centers, Inc. 

Louise Carvey, the first Chair of the Foundation Board, was dedicated to establishing a permanent, perpetual source of income from gifts for endowment. The income is utilized to operate United Community Centers' three social service centers. The Foundation offers various long-term programs so that the contributions you make are carefully managed to provide funds year after year, leaving a legacy of hope for future generations. 

Since its inception, the United Community Centers Foundation has experienced steady growth, as measured by the increasing number of assets entrusted to our care. However, the measurement we value most is the increase in services made possible through planned giving and other fund raising efforts. 

The United Community Centers Foundation, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and all assets are invested for the benefit of the United Community Centers, Inc.



United Community Centers Foundation, Inc. 
Board of Directors 2013-2014


Mrs. Celia Esparza



Ms. Diane Griffin



Ms. Bliss Dodd

Vice Chair


Mrs. Lynn O'Day



Mr. Gary Cumbie



Mrs. Louise Carvey


Ms. Lisa Jamieson


Mr. Al Saenz


Ms. Sylvia Smith


Ms. Carolyn Stephens



Foundation for the Future


Testimonials reflect the positive, long-term influence United Community Centers has had on its alumni. Many credit their success to inspirational leaders at the centers. 

"I had a positive learning experience because of the caring individuals at the United Community Centers. Respect and self-esteem were the two attributes that I derived from my experiences at Wesley."
Al Saenz, President & CEO - Multatech Engineering, Inc. 

"I benefited from having a safe haven to go to with friends. I learned about leadership and team participation from the sports programs and instructors at the Wesley Center"
Rosa Navejar, CEO & President - Fort Worth Hispanic Chamber of Commerce

"Then, as now, Bethlehem Center created a safe environment for me and my siblings that nurtured learning and fostered values in our lives." ~Ralph McCloud - Former Mayo Pro-tem City of Fort Worth