James Sharp Joins United Way of Tarrant County Board of Directors

Fort Worth, TX VLK Strategy Director, James Sharp, has joined the United Way of Tarrant County’s Board of Directors. United Way’s Board is responsible for determining the policies that guide the work of the organization, achieving fundraising goals, and strategic/long-range planning for the organization.

“The United Way of Tarrant County is a keystone for our community. It’s a privilege to serve such an important institution, and I will work very hard to support their mission,” said James. “Service-based leadership and community trusteeship are a big part of VLK’s character, so I’m eager to contribute to the firm’s service legacy.”

United Way of Tarrant County dates back to 1922 when a group of Fort Worth community leaders gathered to consolidate the fundraising efforts of several local charities. Instead of competing for volunteer time and funding, they pooled their resources to create the Fort Worth Community Chest – the first Community Chest in the Southwest and forerunner of United Way of Tarrant County. New members applying for the Board of Directors are asked to serve a three-year term with eligibility for a second three-year term. To qualify, applicants must have knowledge of community issues, have an open mind and respect for the opinion of others, must be skilled in establishing and maintaining effective relationships with staff members and individuals and groups within the community, and have a willingness to devote the time necessary to accomplish board business. United Way of Tarrant County Board of Director terms begins following their election in June.

James is active in his community and has volunteered for many organizations. He currently serves as a Board Member for the Tarrant County Homeless Coalition. He is a graduate of the 2018 class of Leadership Fort Worth.

About VLK Architects: With offices in Austin, Dallas, Fort Worth, El Paso, and Houston, VLK Architects provides architecture, planning, and interior design services to K-12, higher education, corporate, and institutional clients throughout Texas. For more information please visit our website: www.vlkarchitects.com

About United Way of Tarrant County: As a nonprofit leader, the United Way of Tarrant County brings together individuals, groups, donors, and service providers to help solve some of the toughest social issues affecting Tarrant County. Each year, United Way of Tarrant County helps more than 300,000 people through its resources. United Way of Tarrant County has no fees on donor designations, with 100 percent of the donation going to the selected agency or cause.