Time for a Cause


The Time for a Cause results are in! Because of you, we raised 332 volunteer hours for 12 Tulsa Area United Way partner agencies.

At this one-of-a-kind auction, bidders traded volunteer hours for unique items from partner agencies and connections with Alexis de Tocqueville Society members, Tulsa Area United Way's most distinguished group of donors.

Thank you to the Emerging Leaders Society for their creative thinking and innovation in generating much needed volunteer hours. A special shout out to those who donated items, experiences and mentorships.

Watch results video on our Facebook.

The 2021 Time for a Cause online auction is the Emerging Leaders Society’s inaugural signature event. To learn more or become a member of the Emerging Leaders Society, click here

Congratulations to all the winning bidders!

  • Tiffany Long - 30 hours to The Salvation Amy for the Tulsa Flag Basket
  • Jenny Hardgrave - 7 hours to YWCA for a one month pass to YWCA fitness
  • Kerry Fesperman - 4 hours to Girl Scouts of Eastern Oklahoma for a Girl Scout Cookie basket
  • Rachel Strassberger - 5 hours to Girl Scouts of Eastern Oklahoma for a Girl Scout Cookie basket
  • Lexi Bollis - 5 hours to Girl Scouts of Eastern Oklahoma for a Girl Scout Cookie basket
  • Krizel Himes - 6 hours to The Bridges Foundation for a Dog Lovers basket
  • Rachel Strassberger - 6 hours to The Bridges Foundation for a Dog Lovers basket
  • Lauren Cusick - 14 hours to A New Leaf for a Tropical Plant Arrangement
  • Macy Johnson - 27 hours to Big Brothers Big Sisters of Oklahoma for A Day with the Jacksons
  • Alex Gomez - 17 hours to Youth at Heart for a round of golf at Tulsa Country Club
  • Aaron Winfrey - 21 hours to Reading Partners for an FC Tulsa player experience
  • Jenny Hardgrave - 14 hours to the American Red Cross for a year of mentoring with Karl Neumaier 
  • Ben Dye - 12 hours to Reading Partners for a year of mentoring with Joe Gottron
  • Adrienne Yandell - 14 hours to Street School for a year of mentoring with Mark Grahmn
  • Amanda Cobourn - 24 hours to A New Leaf for a private tour of the Philbrook Museum with Frauke Petersen 
  • Macy Johnson, Chris Miller and Lauren Fleenor - a total of 78 hours to Tulsa Cares for a wine tasting with the Bradshaws
  • Dezeray Edwards, Elizabeth Edwards and Allison Terrill - a total of 48 hours to Palmer for poolside yoga and brunch

Upcoming Events

Day of Caring community-wide food drive

2021 Campaign kick-off event

Day of Caring traditional service projects

UNITE! Campaign Celebration

Day of Caring holiday assistance

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