Charity, Golf and Leadership – What It Means to Give Back


I had the distinct pleasure and honor of being the chairperson for our 5th Annual Charity Golf Outing benefitting the United Way of Metropolitan Dallas.  The outing, held at Hackberry Creek Country Club in Las Colinas, was on October 1stand we had a terrific day with approximately 140 golfers.  Because of the generosity of our participants, we were able to raise $595,000 this year (since inception our outing has donated over $2 million).  Our tournament contribution is the largest single donation ever received by the United Way of Metropolitan Dallas (and has been for a few years running).  We are true leaders in the community making a difference.

I feel fortunate to work for Celanese, a company that gives its workforce an opportunity to participate and give back to the community.  There are many needs in our community and I am humbled to have played a role that will hopefully fill some of them.  Many were involved with this effort and deserve thanks … our generous suppliers, CE leadership and CE golf participants and, of course, the team that helped organize and run the event.

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Greg Vale is Director of Finance supporting the Global Sales Organization at Celanese. He is an avid runner and enjoys boating with his wife and two daughters.

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  1. Maria Valehrach says:

    Way to go, Greg!! Your tremendous leadership of the tournament was recognized by many both on your team and off. It”s fulfilling to see how much good we can do for our community and each other when we all pull together for an event like this! Kudos!

    • Greg Vale says:

      Thanks Maria … the day was great and overall was a truly rewarding experience. Appreciate you and Andy Penton leading the way.

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