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01.27.17

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.

01.23.17

Community leaders receive recognition for their volunteering, leadership and commitment to central Oklahoma

OKLAHOMA CITY – United Way of Central Oklahoma will honor three outstanding community leaders who model exceptional integrity, dedication, generosity and passion with the organization’s three most prestigious volunteer awards at its annual Snowflake Gala on Friday evening, Jan.27, at the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum.

12.08.16

A bus full of seniors was escorted in by service members and local young professionals on Dec. 6 to celebrate the holiday season with a senior dance and catered dinner at the Oklahoma History Center.

12.01.16

The United Way of Central Oklahoma is well known for helping central Oklahomans in times of need. This year that assistance will have some holiday spirit, as the organization is launching the inaugural year of its Stockings of Joy program. With the help of volunteers and donations, more than 5,000 stuffed stockings will be distributed to children 10 and under and seniors who are served by our United Way Partner Agencies.

11.22.16
Thanks to the generous support of the OKC Thunder, we have a club seat package for some Thunder basketball up for bid! 
 
Why not enjoy Thunder basketball while contributing to United Way at the same time? Take your friends on a night out on the town, or use them for your most-deserving employees. All proceeds will benefit the 2016 United Way campaign and the work of our 58 Partner Agencies.

11.21.16

United Way of Central Oklahoma on Thursday hosted a Recognition Reception to thank companies who have completed their workplace giving campaign, announce campaign results to date and present awards to workplace campaign coordinators.

09.20.16

OKLAHOMA CITY – The United Way of Central Oklahoma kicked off its 2016 campaign with more than 500 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.

09.07.16

OKLAHOMA CITY – The United Way of Central Oklahoma is pleased to announce its 2016 Loaned Executives. Each year, community-minded employers lend key personnel to the United Way to serve as full-time fundraisers during the United Way’s annual campaign.

08.31.16

OKLAHOMA CITY - United Way of Central Oklahoma is pleased to announce the Campaign Cabinet volunteers who will lead the 2016 fall 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.

04.19.16

TULSA, Okla.–The Oklahoma Center for Nonprofits announced that United Way of Central Oklahoma has won the 2016 Charles Schusterman Award for Excellence, as well as receiving a $10,000 grant. The Center held its ninth annual Oklahoma Nonprofit Excellence (ONE) Awards on Saturday in Tulsa, honoring 24 nonprofits from throughout the state for superior leadership and exceptional service to their constituents and communities. 

Jeff Moen, board chair of the Oklahoma Center for Nonprofits, congratulated all the winners and finalists, saying, “All 24 of the nonprofits honored tonight have demonstrated excellence in their approach to serving the community. Since its inception, the ONE Awards have been transformational to build capacity for more than 200 organizations in Oklahoma through the recognition and grants ranging from $5,000 to $10,000. We are truly thankful to the visionary philanthropists who have made these awards possible.”