Tulsa Area United Way Sets Goal of $25 Million

Tulsa Area United Way Sets Goal of $25 Million

The Tulsa Area United Way unveiled a goal of $25 million for its 2017 campaign at the Broken Arrow – Union High School football game in late August.

The goal was announced before 15,000 parents and fans at the game, which was televised nationally on . Members of the Broken Arrow High School Cheer Squad helped to reveal the goal.

Present at the announcement in the photo above are, from left, Dr. Kathy Dodd, Union associate superintendent;  Dr. Kirt Hartzler, Union superintendent; John Hewitt, chair of this year’s United Way campaign; Mark Graham, president and , Tulsa Area United Way; Dr. Janet Dunlop, B.A. superintendent; and Chuck Perry, B.A. associate superintendent.

 “Although this year’s goal is impressive, the need in the Tulsa area is great and we cannot let down those who depend upon us,” said Graham. “It is so important that we all come together to make our community a better place to live.”

The local United Way provides funding to 59 of the region’s top non-profit organizations in the areas of education, health/safety and financial stability.

John Hewitt, president and of Matrix Service Company, is serving as chair of this year’s United Way campaign.

He will be assisted by 40 community leaders who serve on the United Way’s Campaign Cabinet and have already begun raising funds toward the campaign. In addition, 25 loan executives will join the United Way staff and Campaign Cabinet to reach this year’s goal.

This summer, 12 Trailblazer companies and organizations conducted early campaigns, in advance of the fall campaign. The goal of the early Trailblazer campaign was $3,230,161. The Trailblazer campaign recently concluded and the results of their early effort were announced at the United Way’s annual Day of Caring kick-off and breakfast, held at the downtown branch of the Tulsa City-County Library.

For more information on the Tulsa Area United Way, or to make a contribution, visit tauw.org.

Updated 10-04-2017

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