Mary & Rich Templeton Give $250K to Coronavirus Fund | United Way of Metropolitan Dallas

Mary & Rich Templeton Give $250K to Coronavirus Fund

This week, Mary and Rich Templeton came through for North Texas yet again. The couple donated $250,000 to the United Way of Metropolitan Dallas Coronavirus Response & Recovery Fund, which was created to help meet the most pressing needs of our community and address longer-term challenges.

“Rich and Mary embody the spirit of generosity and hope that lifts up our community,” said Jennifer Sampson, McDermott-Templeton President and CEO of United Way of Metropolitan Dallas. “Again and again they prove that when we work together, we can truly create lasting change.”

The Templetons have a long history of supporting United Way. In 2013, Rich, the CEO of Texas Instruments, led the annual United Way Campaign, and in 2018-19, he and Mary co-chaired the campaign—the first couple in 94 years to do so. That year, the two helped raise over $61 million to improve education, income and health in our community.

“Collaboration will be key as North Texas navigates a response to this crisis,” said Mary Templeton. “Time after time, the team at United Way of Metropolitan Dallas steps up to lead our community in times of need, and our family is proud to partner with them.”

About the United Way of Metropolitan Dallas Coronavirus Response & Recovery Fund
The United Way of Metropolitan Dallas Coronavirus Response & Recovery Fund will address immediate needs of all North Texans—as well as longer-term challenges that will affect education, income and health outcomes across our community.

The fund will support current community impact concerns including:

  • Shortage of supplies to meet basic health and safety needs (paper goods, hand sanitizer, cleaning products and potentially food)
  • Extended closures of school, childcare and after school programs, impacting children’s access to breakfast and lunch programs and parents’ ability to work
  • Immediate economic impact for many workers, particularly in the service, retail and travel industries

In the coming weeks, our organization will continue to work with community leaders, including the Dallas County Health Department, school districts and our service partners to identify resource and service gaps and plan for long-term recovery.