OKLAHOMA CITY – In recognition of its 125th anniversary, BC Clark Jewelers has announced a generous matching gift on brand new donations to the United Way of Central Oklahoma, up to $125,000. This matching challenge will be effective Nov. 1 thru Jan. 15, 2018. This donation is made possible through the B.C. Clark Family Fund of the Oklahoma City Community Foundation.
OKLAHOMA CITY – The United Way of Central Oklahoma is pleased to announce its 2017 class of Loaned Executives. Each year, community-minded employers lend key personnel to United Way to serve as full-time fundraisers during the annual campaign. These Loaned Executives provide essential additional resources needed to take the campaign’s message to workplaces throughout central Oklahoma during the next three months. Their generous gift of time and energy helps keep the United Way’s administrative costs down, ensuring the vast majority of campaign dollars raised continues to go directly to funded health and human service programs.
The United Way of Central Oklahoma kicked off its 2017 campaign with more than 700 attendees enjoying a free pancake breakfast at the Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark earlier today. Business and civic leaders enjoyed the annual tradition of flipping pancakes to showcase their United Way spirit. The kickoff celebration marks the official start of the United Way of Central Oklahoma’s fundraising campaign as well as the State Charitable Campaign and the Heart of the City Campaign.
OKLAHOMA CITY - United Way of Central Oklahoma is pleased to announce the Campaign Cabinet volunteers who will lead the 2017 fundraising campaign. The cabinet is comprised of local business leaders who volunteer their time to work with United Way to engage support from companies and organizations across central Oklahoma.
United Way of Central Oklahoma has launched its 2017 Household Survey in collaboration with the Center of Applied Research for Nonprofit Organizations. The purpose of the study is to identify the most urgent health and human services needs in central Oklahoma.
United Way of Central Oklahoma is rallying hundreds of volunteers throughout central Oklahoma the week of June 19 as part of its Day of Action community engagement program. Day of Action, an annual event, mobilizes the caring power of volunteers and organizations to engage in their communities and takes place in more than 400 communities around the world.
For the ninth consecutive year, the United Way of Central Oklahoma has earned a 4-star rating – the highest possible – from Charity Navigator, the nation’s largest charity ranking service. Acknowledged for its commitment to donor accountability and transparency, the United Way continues to effectively execute its mission in a financially efficient manner.
Seventeen community volunteers have been selected to participate in the United Way of Central Oklahoma’s 2017 Board Serve Central Oklahoma Program. Now in its fourth year, Board Serve is a unique program designed to help strengthen United Way Partner Agencies within our community with professionally trained board members.
During its annual meeting on Feb. 9, the United Way of Central Oklahoma elected new officers of the board and introduced the newest members who will serve on the organization’s board of directors.
OKLAHOMA CITY – United Way of Central Oklahoma celebrated the close of its 2016 fundraising campaign Friday night with its 15th annual Snowflake Gala at the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum.
The United Way revealed that a grand total of more than $19.1 million was raised through more than 600 employee workplace campaigns as well as corporate gifts and thousands of individual donations.