United Way of Metropolitan Dallas to Award $275,000 to Social Innovators at 'The Pitch' Event

United Way of Dallas hosts 'The Pitch' event in 2024, offering $275K in funding to 5 social innovator finalists competing to address community challenges. Judged by Dallas sports legends, the winner will be crowned Social Innovator of the Year.

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United Way of Metropolitan Dallas to Award $275,000 to Social Innovators at 'The Pitch' Event

United Way of Metropolitan Dallas to Award $275,000 to Social Innovators at 'The Pitch' Event

The United Way of Metropolitan Dallas is set to host its annual 'The Pitch' event on May 2, 2024 at the Toyota Music Factory in Irving, Texas. The event will feature five social innovator finalists competing for a total of $275,000 in funding to support their initiatives aimed at addressing community challenges.

The finalists include Cessilye Smith of Abide Women's Health Services, Courtney Hamilton of Tech Savvy DFW, Prinscilla Moore of Delighted to Doula, Robin Head of Entryway DFW, and Roy Scott of Healthy Hip Hop. Each finalist will have the opportunity to present their innovative solutions to a panel of judges and a live audience.

The judging panel boasts an impressive lineup of Dallas sports legends, including former Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Drew Pearson, former Dallas Stars goaltender Marty Turco, and former FC Dallas forward Kenny Cooper Jr. These judges, along with other business leaders, will evaluate the finalists based on their presentations and the potential impact of their initiatives.

Why this matters: The United Way of Metropolitan Dallas' 'The Pitch' event serves as a platform to amplify the work of local social entrepreneurs and implement creative solutions to pressing community issues. By providing substantial funding to the winning finalists, the event aims to drive positive change and improve the lives of individuals and families in the Dallas area.

In addition to the judges' evaluations, the live audience will also have the opportunity to vote for their favorite finalist. The winner will be crowned the Social Innovator of the Year and receive a significant portion of the $275,000 in funding to support their initiative.

The 2024 'The Pitch' event marks another milestone in United Way of Metropolitan Dallas' ongoing efforts to foster social innovation and address the most pressing challenges facing the Dallas community. By bringing together social entrepreneurs, business leaders, and the public, the organization aims to inspire and support initiatives that have the potential to create lasting change.

Key Takeaways

  • United Way of Metro Dallas to host 'The Pitch' event on May 2, 2024.
  • 5 social innovator finalists to compete for $275,000 in funding.
  • Judging panel includes Dallas sports legends: Drew Pearson, Marty Turco, Kenny Cooper Jr.
  • Event aims to amplify local social entrepreneurs and drive positive community change.
  • Winner to be crowned Social Innovator of the Year and receive funding.