This fund was established by Sharon Butterworth to support improvements in El Paso’s behavioral health system.  Sharon has been a lifelong advocate for mental and behavioral health in the community.  She is the current Board Chair of the Paso del Norte Health Foundation and Founding Chair of the El Paso Behavorial Health Consortium.


Tangible personal property. Examples may be real estate, oil, gas, or mineral interests.

Planned Gifts

Bequests, appreciated securities, life insurance, retirement plans, and charitable remainder trusts, and more.


About this Fund

There are few leaders in our community who are as knowledgeable, determined and gracious as El Paso’s own Sharon Butterworth. Sharon has spent more than two decades working to improve services for and change the perceptions about people with mental illness in our region and across the state. 

“One in every five people has a mental health condition. That means approximately 150,000 El Pasoans have some sort of mental health issue – depression, schizophrenia, bipolar, eating disorder, anxiety, panic attacks, attention deficit disorder, etc." - Sharon Butterworth, El Paso Inc. Sept. 21, 2015

Sharon has served as a community advocate and leader on multiple local and state boards dedicated to mental health and social services. She travels frequently to Austin to engage with state leaders and brings state leaders to El Paso to learn about the needs in our community. She’s earned many awards for her volunteer work. Because of Sharon Butterworth’s dedicated leadership, Texans with mental illness have a better chance of finding effective treatment and leading productive, fulfilling lives.