During its annual meeting last month, 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. Officers of the board include:
Jim Couch, Chairman of the Board
Chris Anoatubby, Secretary
Lane Neal, Assistant Secretary
Matt McGuire, Treasurer
Rick McCune, Assistant Treasurer
New board members elected to serve a three-year term:
Michael Carolina, Oklahoma Center for Advancement of Science & Technology
Jim English, Lopez Foods
Kelly Dyer Fry, The Oklahoman
Jerome Holmes, U.S. Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals
Sherri Lance, Gaming Capital Group
Dave Lopez, Community Leader
Sarah Roberts, Inasmuch Foundation
Rodney Sailor, Enable Midstream Partners
Bill Schonacher, IBC Bank
Taylor Shinn, Baker Hughes, A GE Company
Cindy Truong, 7th District Court
Chris Turner, First State Bank
Kathy Williams, Community Leader
Board members elected to serve a one-year term:
Kristal Flury, United Way of Logan County Board Chair
Karli Stroh, United Way of Canadian County Board Chair
Board members re-elected to a three-year term:
Judy Hatfield, Equity Commercial Reality II, LLC
John Higginbotham, Bank of Oklahoma
Judy Love, Love’s Travel Stops & Country Stores, Inc.
Cathy O’Connor, The Alliance for Economic Development of Oklahoma City
Kris Rogers, Love’s Travel Stops & Country Stores, Inc.
Randy Roper, MidFirst Bank
Kelly Sachs, Commerce Bank
Mike Turpen, Riggs, Abney, Neal, Turpen, Orbison & Lewis
Ex-Officio non-voting members approved to serve a one-year term:
Stacey Ninness, Agency Directors Association President
Jeffrey Cartmell, Emerging Leader Co-Chair
Donny Greenawalt, Emerging Leader Co-Chair
Advisory Board of Trustees elected to serve a one-year term:
John Armitage, MD, Oklahoma Blood Institute
Dave Carpenter, American Fidelity
Richard Clements, Clements Foods Company
Mike Coats, IBC Bank
Luke Corbett, Corbett Management
Todd Edmonds, HSE Architects
Eric Eissenstat, Continental Resources
Mark Funke, Bank SNB
Jim Gebhart, Mercy Hospital
Kirk Hall, Hall Capital
Cliff Hudson, Crowe & Dunlevy
Michael E. Joseph, McAfee & Taft
Brad Krieger, Arvest
Linda Lambert, LASSO Corp.
Bruce Lawrence, Community Leader
Rick Lippert, Lippert Brothers, Inc.
Robert Lorenz, Community Leader
Mary Mélon, Foundation for Oklahoma City Public Schools
Wes Milbourn, KFOR-TV / KAUT-TV
Larry Nichols, Devon Energy Corporation
Polly Nichols, Community Leader
David Ortloff, Dillingham Benefits
David Page, JPMorgan Chase & Co.
Lindy Ritz, The Ritz Group, LLC
Jim Roth, OCU School of Law
Pat Rooney, First National Bank of Oklahoma
David Schroeder, Research Psychologist
Tony Shinn, Bank of America
Natalie Shirley, National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum
Kent Shortridge, ONE Gas
Perry Sneed, Sheet Metal Workers Local 124
Doug Stussi, Love’s Travel Stops & Country Stores
David Thompson, InvesTrust
Jean Wallace, Buttery Company, LLP
Chad Wilkerson, Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City-Oklahoma City Branch
About United Way of Central Oklahoma
United Way of Central Oklahoma researches human needs within the communities of central Oklahoma and directs resources to accountable health and human services agencies to meet those needs by improving the health, safety, education and economic well-being of its most vulnerable citizens. For more information about United Way of Central Oklahoma, please visit www.unitedwayokc.org or call (405) 236-8441.
OKLAHOMA CITY – United Way of Central Oklahoma’sstrong financial health and commitment to accountabilityand transparency haveearned it a 4-star rating from Charity Navigator, America’s largest independent charity evaluator. This is the 11thconsecutive time that United Way of Central Oklahoma has earned this top distinction.
OKLAHOMA CITY – United Way of Central Oklahoma will kick off the giving season by celebrating #GivingTuesday, on November 27, with matching funds from local and national organizations. This year when you donate to United Way of Central Oklahoma, Love’s Travel Stops & Country Stores will match any new or increased gifts, up to $200,000, from individual donors. Facebook and PayPal are also teaming up to match up to $7 million dollars in donations made to nonprofit Facebook pages, including United Way of Central Oklahoma’s local Facebook page.
OKLAHOMA CITY – United Way of Central Oklahoma is honored to announce its 2018 class of Loaned Executives. Each year, community-minded employers lend key personnel to United Way to work as full-time fundraisers during the annual campaign.
OKLAHOMA CITY – United Way of Central Oklahoma kicked off its 2018 annual campaign this morning and announced its fundraising goal of $17 million! Dollars raised will be invested into 119 health and human service programs at 58 Partner Agencies. In addition to United Way’s campaign, the event also serves as the start of the State Charitable Campaign and the Heart of the City Campaign.
OKLAHOMA CITY – OGE Energy Corp. will join forces with United Way of Central Oklahoma during its annual fall campaign to double new, first-time company contributions in recognition of the company’s 116th anniversary.
OKLAHOMA CITY – Love’s Travel Stops & Country Stores has announced it will team up with United Way of Central Oklahoma and match any new and increased gifts from existing workplace campaigns and individual donors up to $200,000.
OKLAHOMA CITY - United Way of Central Oklahoma is pleased to announce Campaign Cabinet volunteers who will lead the annual fundraising campaign. The cabinet is comprised of community leaders who volunteer their time to work with United Way by engaging support from companies and organizations across central Oklahoma.
OKLAHOMA CITY – The newest edition of United Way of Central Oklahoma’s research publication, Vital Signs, explores the economic benefits of, as well as the need for, more affordable housing and the barriers to accessing it. Research is focused on the challenges that confront our community, including local discriminatory and predatory lending and leasing practices, and barriers to housing that older adults, individuals with disabilities, unaccompanied youth and those facing homelessness endure.
OKLAHOMA CITY – United Way of Central Oklahoma kicked off the United Way Pacesetter Campaign with its annual Pacesetter Games on Thursday, June 21 on the lawn of American Fidelity. Pacesetters are businesses and organizations that run early United Way campaigns between June and September, literally setting the pace and drawing momentum for more than 1,500 workplace campaigns that will take place in the fall. Funds raised through workplace giving help fund local health and human services programs at United Way Partner Agencies that address our community’s most pressing challenges.