Tulsa Area United Way Surpasses 2011 Goal

CAMPAIGN LEADERS: Tulsa Area United Way campaign leaders were all smiles at the 2012 Annual Meeting in February after surpassing their 2011 goal, raising more than $24.7 million. From left are Campaign Chair Jim Bender, BCBS of Oklahoma President Bert Marshall, Schnake Turnbo Frank CEO Becky Frank, TAUW President and CEO Mark Graham and QuikTrip President and CEO Chet Cadieux.

Courtesy TAUW

The Tulsa Area United Way ranks among the most successful United Ways in the nation in several major categories, according to President and Mark Graham. Speaking to more than 700 guests at their annual meeting in late February, Graham touted that the eastern Oklahoma community raised more money than all but 33 of the 1,242 United Way organizations nationwide.

The 2011 campaign raised more than $24.7 million for its 61 partner agencies. “Tulsa ranks first among all 1,209 United Way organizations raising $25 million or less,” says Graham. “We raise more money that many larger cities such as Oklahoma City, Portland, Oregon, and Tampa, Florida.”

Graham told guests that last year’s successful campaign bucked the national trend of a decline in fundraising and nonprofit donations.

“This success is a testament to the generosity of Tulsa’s corporate community, the city’s visionary and dedicated foundations, and the more than 50,000 individuals who support our campaign.”

For every dollar given, partner agencies leverage an additional $9.10 from other resources, according to an economic impact study conducted in 2009.

provides annual services to more than 630,000 people through its partner agencies in Creek, Okmulgee, Osage, Rogers, Wagoner and Tulsa counties.

Updated 03-30-2012

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