Kudos of the Month: Tulsa Area United Way
The Tulsa Area United Way unveiled a goal of $26,028,494 for its 2019 campaign on Friday, Sept. 6, at the Jenks – Bixby High School football game.
The goal is three percent higher than last year’s goal of $25,254,166.
“This year’s goal is based on the real needs of our community as determined by 170 highly trained community investment volunteers,” said Alison Anthony, President and CEO of the Tulsa Area United Way. “It’s an ambitious goal – almost $800,000 above last year – but we believe the generosity of Tulsans will help us reach it.”
The local United Way provides funding to 59 Tulsa-area non-profit organizations in the areas of education, health/safety and financial stability.
Kirk Hays, president and CEO of Arvest Bank–Tulsa, is serving as chair of this year’s campaign, and will be assisted by 15 campaign fellows, 30 United Way staff members and 40 community leaders who serve on the United Way’s campaign cabinet.
Last year, more than 30,000 individuals and 1,000 companies and businesses supported the United Way campaign. In addition, more than 7,600 people volunteered for agency projects and activities, including the Day of Caring, one of the nation’s largest days of community service.
Area residents are encouraged to support the campaign through their workplace or online at www.tauw.org. Businesses or companies that wish to conduct workplace campaigns on behalf of the United Way can get started by contacting the United Way at 918-583-7171 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The United Way campaign will conclude and the total amount raised will be revealed on Nov. 7 at the annual Unite celebration to be held at the Tulsa Club Hotel.