Foundation for Southeast Texas

United Way of Beaumont & North Jefferson County distributed nearly $2 million among 19 local partner agencies at an allocation award ceremony Tuesday, July 18, at the Foundation for Southeast Texas.

The money, raised during United Way’s annual campaign, comes from donors, individuals who live and work in the community, as well as corporate donors, said John Rollins, public relations/community impact director for the United Way of Beaumont & North Jefferson County.

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The Arc of Greater Beaumont will hold its annual The Arc’s Got Talent Show on Thursday, Feb. 16. This event allows individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) of all ages an opportunity to perform for friends and family. The Southeast Texas community is invited to The Arc Multi-Purpose Building at 6:00 p.m.

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Carol Flatten (left) is passing the torch to Carol Eddins.

Carol Flatten, who has been with the Foundation for Southeast Texas for more than a decade, is retiring. She said she loves the foundation and feels a great sense of reward at her accomplishments while she worked there, but it will soon be all over. Flatten said she will miss her position as executive director for an organization that serves numerous area nonprofits and countless local citizens, but she is also thrilled.

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