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05.29.14

Jane Harlow remembers well how she became involved with United Way. A former recipient of United Way’s John Clements Lifetime achievement Award, Mrs. Harlow shared the story of her long-time relationship with United Way of Central Oklahoma.

05.22.14

We appreciate United Way Leadership Donors, who lead the charge to LIVE UNITED in our community!

04.23.14

United Way of Central Oklahoma’s Board Chairman David Thompson introduced the newest members who will serve on United Way’s board of directors at Wednesday’s board meeting. The following volunteers were nominated and approved by board members’ vote: 

04.07.14

United Way's Research releases a Special Report on Community Preparedness.  

02.15.14

Debby Hampton of United Way of Central Oklahoma is one of 18 United Way Chief Executive Officers from across the worldwide United Way network accepted into the Executive Leadership Development Program, exclusively for United Way CEOs.

02.05.14

$5K will bring art classes to homeless students

Positive Tomorrows is pleased to announce it has received the Doug Stussi Financial Stewardship Award of $5,000. This award will provide a year of art classes to students at Positive Tomorrows, Oklahoma’s only elementary school specifically for homeless children.

“We are fortunate that generous volunteers can provide classes like physical education, music, yoga, and French free of charge. To be recognized for our financial stewardship in this way is an honor,” said Susan Agel, President and Principal at Positive Tomorrows. “This grant will have a great impact on our students by providing art classes for an entire school year - something homeless children often go without.”


The Doug Stussi Financial Stewardship award is granted annually by United Way of Central Oklahoma in recognition of a collaborative or innovative initiative, process or program developed or implemented by a not-for-profit that demonstrates excellence in financial stewardship. This Award has been graciously endowed by Tom and Judy Love and the Love’s family of companies in recognition of Doug Stussi’s dedication and service to the United Way of Central Oklahoma. This year’s winner was announced on January 24th at the United Way of Central Oklahoma’s annual Snowflake Gala.

Positive Tomorrows is Oklahoma’s only private, tuition-free elementary school specifically serving homeless children and their families. Students at Positive Tomorrows receive an intensive, individualized education while their parents get the support they need to create a better life. Positive Tomorrows is a proud United Way Partner Agency, an Oklahoma A+ School, and is accredited by the North Central Association, a regional Accreditation Division of AdvancED. To learn more, visit www.positivetomorrows.org.

01.22.14

Local donors continue to give generously

Central Oklahomans have once again proven their dedication to improving our community by giving generously to United Way of Central Oklahoma. 2013 Campaign Co-Chairs Bruce and Donna Lawrence announced the fundraising total of $22,067,626 at United Way of Central Oklahoma’s 12th Annual Snowflake Gala on Friday evening. The announcement brought the crowd to their feet.

01.16.14

United Way’s Annual Volunteer Reception and Snowflake Gala Celebrates “Community”

More than 750 donors and volunteers will join the United Way of Central Oklahoma at the annual Volunteer Reception and Snowflake Gala to celebrate the results of the annual fundraising campaign and to honor our community’s most outstanding United Way volunteers on Friday, January 24th at the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum.