Tulsa Area United Way Unites

donors, advocates, volunteers and partners to advance the health, education and financial stability of every person in every community.

Join Us In Our Mission

to unite people and resources to improve lives and strengthen our communities.

We Live United By:

2020 Highlights

$24,322,533 raised to exceed campaign goal

An additional $3.5 million+ raised for special COVID-19 relief fund in partnership with Tulsa Community Foundation

Day of Caring food drive: collected 50,000 pounds of food from 2,000 donors representing 144 companies

Distance learning support: K-12 Gadget Drive collected $5,000 worth of headphones and other tech accessories for students at micro-learning sites

Social innovation grant embeds COPES mental health expert in City of Tulsa 911 Dispatch Center

Because Of Our 59 Partner Agencies

4,528 jobs supported

$315,709,002 invested in the community through programs and services

$17.33 leveraged by partner agencies for every dollar given

Collective Impact Strengthens Our Communities

Sustaining Lives via Social Safety Net

Advance the common good by investing in three building blocks of a better quality of life: health/safety, education and financial stability

Community Collaborations

aFund community-wide responses to solve social challenges, encouraging collaborative partnerships between nonprofits, businesses, foundations, government and educational institutions.

Social Innovation

Provide financial assistance to nonprofit organizations that offer creative, innovative solutions to unmet community challenges.


Funding from:
Invested in:
Revenues 2020 2019
Contributions - Current Campaign $24,765,344.00 $25,811,797.00
Contributions - Prior Years' Campaigns 1,023,441.00 2,324,570.00
Collection Loss Provision -1,190,158.00 -1,456,186.00
Other Contributions 131,251.00 148,144.00
Grant Income 527,031.00 29,287.00
Net investment Return 404,410.00 556,125.00
In-Kind Contributions 133,200.00 166,014.00
Other 63,879.00 54,899.00
Total Revenue $25,858,398.00 $27,634,650.00
Expenses 2020 2019
Program Services    
Education $5,711,957.00 $5,806,612.00
Health/Safety 7,975,505.00 8,516,364.00
Financial Stability 4,959,315.00 5,032,396.00
Collaborative Grant Funding 617,261.00 1,081,044.00
Innovative Grant Funding 325,000.00 340,482.00
Other Special Funding 1,802,588.00 1,802,588.00
Community Impact 945,472.00 851,507.00
Total Program Services $22,337,098.00 $23,260,120.00
Management and General Expense 1,197,252.00 1,061,455.00
Fundraising Costs 2,125,711.00 2,125,711.00
Total Revenue $25,660,061.00 $26,449,913.00
Change in Net Assets 198,337.00 1,184,737.00
Change in Restricted Net Assets 1,697,510.00 -2,535,703.00
Unrestricted Change in Net Assets 1,895,847.00 -1,350,966.00
Unrestricted Net assets, Beginning of Year 11,210,702.00 12,561,668.00
Unrestricted Net Assets, End of Year $13,106,549.00 $11,210,702.00

2021 Board of Directors

Since 1924, Tulsa Area United Way has raised and invested $850 million to assist people in need in Creek, Okmulgee, Osage, Rogers, Wagoner and Tulsa counties. All contributions are invested locally, and governance is maintained by a highly dedicated Board of Directors.

Chair: Caron Lawhorn | ONE Gas, Inc.

Chair Elect: Tim Lyons | TTCU Federal Credit Union

Vice-Chair: Kimberly Johnson | Tulsa City County Library

Secretary: Yobana Ruiz | Olé Marketing & PR

Assistant Secretary: LareRonita Ratcliff | AT&T/CWA, Local 6012

Treasurer: Ross McLaughlin | QuikTrip Corporation

Assistant Treasurer: Frauke Petersen | LUXA Enterprises

Ethics Officer: Kevin Cavanah | Matrix Service Company

Alison Anthony, Tulsa Area United Way | Melissa Bogle, Gateway First Bank | Kaye Brewer, Spirit AeroSystems | John Chandler, Williams | JW Craft, FC Tulsa | Susan Crenshaw, Harrison Energy Partners | Joe Cunningham MD, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Oklahoma | Robyn Devore, BKD LLP | Beth Downing, Avansic | Dr. Deborah Gist, Tulsa Public Schools | Dr. Leigh Goodson, Tulsa Community College | Mark Graham, Community Advocate, ret. Tulsa Area United Way | Cara Hair, Helmerich & Payne, Inc. | Tracy Hardin, Transport Workers Union(TWU) Local 514 | Ryan Haynie, Manhattan Construction Company | Kirk Hays, ARVEST Bank | Bernie Heller, Tulsa World Media Co. | John Hewitt, Matrix Service Company | Larry Honel, AAON | Alana Hughes, Charles and Lynn Schusterman Family Philanthropies | Betsy Jackson, Hall Estill | Karen Keith, Tulsa County Commissioner and 2021 Campaign Co-chair | Brendon Maguffee, Tulsa Federal Credit Union | Robert Martinovich, ONEOK, Inc. | Senator Kevin Matthews, Oklahoma State Senator and 1921 Race Massacre Commissioner | Robert McGrew, T.D. Williamson, Inc. | Lisa McLarty, Mabrey Bank | Brenda Pipestem, Pipestem and Nagle Law | Michael Redman, ACLU of Oklahoma | Krystal Reyes, City of Tulsa | Scott Robin, BOK Financial | Carrie Rollmann, BOK Financial | JoAnn Schaub, Bank of Oklahoma | John Schumann, University of Oklahoma - Tulsa | Bailey Siegfried, NORDAM | Lori Shaw, Williams | Peggy Simmons, AEP/PSO | Annie Van Hanken, George Kaiser Family Foundation | Kevin Vann, WPX Energy, Inc. | Allison Walden, Tulsa Regional Chamber of Commerce