Ruth Sharp Altshuler Basic Needs Fund | United Way of Metropolitan Dallas


The Ruth Sharp Altshuler Basic Needs Fund underwrites most of our annual basic needs grants and honors Mrs. Altshuler’s lifetime of unwavering commitment to the most vulnerable populations in North Texas.

Supported by friends of Ruth, this endowment provides predictable, year-after-year funding that enables United Way to consistently respond to families in need. Contributions honor Ruth and her vision, providing the grants that will forever carry her name.

Results & Impact


food pantries supported

9.4 Million+

pounds of food distributed


people served

The Ruth Sharp Altshuler Basic Needs Fund was created as a result of these generous contributors:

Dr. Bob and Jean Smith Foundation
Carolyn and David Miller
Sammye and Mike Myers
Margot and Ross+ Perot
Kelly H Compton
Peggy Dear
The Robert H. Dedman Family
Hamon Charitable Foundation
Lyda Hill
Sarah and Alan Losinger
Margaret McDermott+
Valerie and Lewis McMahan
Caren Prothro
Carolyn and Karl Rathjen
Deedie Rose
Jennifer and Ed Sampson
Marianne and Roger Stauback
Mary and Richard Templeton
Dee Collins Torbert
Lize and Bill Armstrong
Marilyn Augur
Jeanne Whitman Bobbit and Rhodes Bobbitt
Rebecca Wolfson Bruder
President and Mrs. George W. Bush
Brent Christopher

Richard H Collins
Dean Corbitt and Fred Penn
Jeanne and Berry Cox
Mary Anne Cree
Betsy and Bennett Cullum
Linda and Bill Custard
Betsy and Richard Eiseman
Louise Eiseman
Regen and Jeff Fearon
Rebecca Fletcher
Judy and Jim Gibbs
Kathleen and Robert Gibson
Margo and Bill Goodwin
Louise Griffeth
Nancy and Jeremy Halbreich
Jan and Fred Hegi
Susan Hoff
Roger Horchow
Caroline Rose Hunt+
Kathryn F. Hyland
Gene and Jerry Jones
Caren and Pete Kline
Joan and Irvin Levy
Paul and Linda Ludden
Bobby B. Lyle

Julie Macatee
Nancy Cain Marcus
Sara and David Martineau
Linda and John McFarland
Janie McGarr
Suzanne and Patrick McGee
Ruth Ann Montgomery
Alice and Erle Nye
Susanna and Van Ogden
PNC Bank
Nancy Perot
Sarah and Ross Perot, Jr.
Joan and Robert Pollock
Gigi Potter-Salley
Katherine and Eric Reeves
Lizzie and Dan Routman
Peggy and Carl Sewell
Marcia Regan Shannon
Gay and Bill Solomon
Helen Storey
Bonnie and Doug Thompson
UT Southwestern Medical Center
Alinda and James Wikert
Barbara and Don Zale