The goal was revealed before 15,000 parents and fans at the game. Members of the Broken Arrow High School Cheer Squad helped to reveal the goal.
“This year’s goal is entirely based on the real needs of our community as determined by nearly 200 highly trained community investment volunteers,” said Alison Anthony, President and CEO of the Tulsa Area United Way.
The local United Way provides funding to 59 Tulsa-area non-profit organizations in the areas of education, health/safety and financial stability.
Rob Martinovich, Executive Vice President at ONEOK, is serving as chair of this year’s United Way campaign.
He will be assisted by 40 community leaders who serve on the United Way’s Campaign Cabinet, and the team has already begun raising funds toward the campaign. In addition, 15 loaned executives will join the United Way staff and Campaign Cabinet to reach this year’s goal.
“We have a highly energized Campaign Cabinet and are excited about the prospect of a successful campaign this year,” Martinovich said.
This summer, nine Trailblazer companies and organizations are conducting early fundraising efforts, in advance of the fall campaign. The Trailblazer campaign will conclude and the results of their early drive will be announced on Friday, Sept. 14, at the United Way’s annual Day of Caring kick-off and breakfast, to be held at 7 a.m. at the downtown branch of the Tulsa City-County Library.
The Tulsa Area United Way’s annual fall campaign will conclude at the “Unite” celebration on Thursday, Nov. 8 (location to be announced.).