Brian Coltharp Named 2021-22 Campaign Chair for United Way of Tarrant County

Portrait of CEO Brian ColtharpBrian Coltharp, President and CEO, has been named chair of the United Way of Tarrant County annual workplace campaign, which will continue through June 2022.

In this role, Brian will work to build on relationships with current companies to increase financial support of United Way of Tarrant County’s work in the community, as well as identify and encourage the participation of new companies in the area.

“I am proud to lead this year’s annual workplace campaign as we work to support those in need in our community,” he said. “While we are seeing signs of the pandemic lessening, there is still important work to be done as the social and economic impact of COVID-19 is expected to be felt for years. I encourage all businesses to join us as we move forward with our efforts of supporting the community we all care about so deeply.”

Brian is involved with several community and professional organizations. He has served on the board of United Way of Tarrant County since 2018, and he serves on the boards of the American Council of Engineering Companies of Texas; the University of Texas at Arlington College of Engineering and Department of Civil EngineeringDowntown Fort Worth Inc.; and North Texas LEAD. He also is a longtime member of the American Water Works Association, where he has served on national technical committees.

“We are honored to have Brian lead our annual campaign at a time when there is still so much need in the community,” said Leah King, president and CEO of United Way of Tarrant County. “He is such a well-respected leader in Tarrant County, and his dedication to our community is greatly appreciated, especially as we continue to navigate one of the most challenging times in recent history.”

Our Longtime Partnership


Six employees gathered around a United Way sign in Sundance Square of Fort WorthFreese and Nichols has been engaged with the United Way since the 1970s. We sponsor a companywide United Way campaign every fall, generating our largest combined donation to a charitable organization. The campaign has three primary components:

  • Employees are given the opportunity to donate to United Way via payroll deduction.
  • The company matches a percentage of employee donations.
  • Employees also participate in fundraising activities planned by each office, such as Penny Wars, hedgehog invasions or eating contests, to name a few.