2023 United Way Gala

National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum

Our annual United Way Gala will take place on January 20, 2023, at the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum. In addition to kicking off our 100th Anniversary year, we will celebrate our 2022 fundraising campaign and recognize the outstanding people and organizations that make our mission possible.

United Way Gala Honorees

Jean Leger, Jr.
Ray Ackerman Leadership Award

Bill Citty
John & Berta Faye Rex Community Builder Award

Larry Nichols
Richard H. Clements Lifetime Achievement Award

Sherri Lance
Outgoing Board Chair

Shane & Lori Wharton
2022 Campaign Co-Chairs

Thank You to Our Sponsors!

Ackerman McQueen

Acorn Growth Companies

The Alliance for Economic Development of Oklahoma City

American Fidelity

Arvest Bank

Ascent Resources


Bank of Oklahoma

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Oklahoma

Spence Carson

Chesapeake Energy

The Chickasaw Nation

Cox Communications

Devon Energy

Dirkschneider Family

Dolese Bros. Co.

Enterprise Rent-A-Car


Farrell Consulting

First United Bank

Flintco, LLC


Gaming Capital Group

IBC Bank

Inasmuch Foundation


JPMorgan Chase




Bill & Sherri Lance

Love’s Travel Stops

Manhattan Construction

National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum

NetFabric and RACK59

OGE Energy Corp.

Oklahoma AFL-CIO

Oklahoma City Thunder

Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation

Oklahoma Natural Gas

Our Blood Institute

Presbyterian Health Foundation

Remington Park

Riggs, Abney, Neal, Turpen, Orbison & Lewis

Natalie Shirley & Bill Schraegle

Dr. and Mrs. Robert Spinks

Stride Bank

Traditions Spirits


Whitten Burrage

To learn about sponsorship opportunities, please email events@unitedwayokc.org.