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TULSA AREA UNITED WAY

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aka TAUW   |   Tulsa, OK   |  www.tauw.org

Mission

We unite people and resources to improve lives and build a stronger community.

Ruling year info

1951

President and CEO

Ms. Alison Anthony

Main address

PO Box 1859

Tulsa, OK 74101 USA

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EIN

73-0580283

NTEE code info

Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution (P12)

IRS filing requirement

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Programs and results

What we aim to solve

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Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Tulsa Area United Way Programs

1. Local Service Allocations - continuing support of 59 United Way Agencies, encompassing the entire range of human concerns 2. Venture Grant Allocations - Grants to applicant agencies providing new or innovative solutions to community needs 3. Combined State Campaign designations payments - payments of donor designated amounts to local and state federated agencies

 

TAUW focuses on three building blocks to a better life: education, health/safety and financial stability.

 

Education: TAUW's purpose in funding education is to ensure quality early childhood development programs designed to erase the gap between children who are ready for kindergarten and those who are not; to support youth development programs that increase the number of high school graduates in our community; and to increase literacy and academic achievement through parent involvement.

 

Health/Safety: TAUW invests in health organizations that address child and adult obesity and provide public exercise and nutrition education. In the area of health, TAUW also supports safe housing for the mentally ill, programs to reduce addictions in youth and adults and services for those with disabilities.

 

Financial stability: TAUW funds basic needs for families, for the homeless and the near-homeless. TAUW also supports credit counseling, legal aid services, employment programs, homeless and domestic violence shelters.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Where we work

Accreditations


Since 2020

Seal of Excellence for completing Standards of Excellence from Oklahoma Center for Nonprofits 2020

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of new grants received

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults, Children and youth, At-risk youth, Economically disadvantaged people, Immigrants and migrants

Related Program

Tulsa Area United Way Programs

Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Foundations are a key part of our fundraising efforts. We have been working to increase this area to be able to fund more programs. We have set goals on funding for our direct service programs.

Number of volunteers

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults, Children and youth

Related Program

Tulsa Area United Way Programs

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

TAUW would not be able to do our work without volunteers. Our goal is to be able to provide more opportunities for people to volunteer and make a difference in our community.

Number of organizational partners

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Ethnic and racial groups, Adults, Children and youth, At-risk youth, Economically disadvantaged people

Related Program

Tulsa Area United Way Programs

Type of Metric

Context - describing the issue we work on

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

Tulsa Area United Way strives to be responsive to community needs. The number of funded partners can change based on the community.

Number of donations made by board members

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Ethnic and racial groups, Adults, Children and youth

Related Program

Tulsa Area United Way Programs

Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

A measure of an engaged board is that all members donate to the organization, which is true for TAUW.

Number of attendees present at rallies/events

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults, Children and youth, Ethnic and racial groups

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

We hold a successful recognition event year year to celebrate the wonderful work of our corporate partners.

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

Over the next year, we will:
- Meet or exceed the 2022 campaign goal while increasing revenue from additional diverse streams.
- Design a plan utilizing enhanced data and research to provide increased value to the TAUW service area,
addressing our communities’ most pressing needs and crisis response.
- Refine and execute a year-round donor engagement strategy to add increased value for our stakeholders,
including new streamlined affinity groups and volunteer management software.

Over the next 3 years, we will:
- Grow revenue to fund complex and diverse community needs.
- Empower and educate our donors, volunteers, and local leaders on issues in the areas of education, financial
stability and health/safety through access to world class experiences that drive a personal lifelong impact.
- Position the right people in the right seats as a workplace of choice, growing diverse talent through continuous
learning and professional development, in order to lead with a growth mindset and meet revenue goals for
community needs.
- Advance high-performing technology to support data-driven fundraising, community investment, volunteerism
and operations.
- Model an intentional focus on diversity, equity and inclusion in all aspects of the organization, looking inward for
accountability and outward to drive change and partnerships.
- Use data driven insight to invest community dollars in sustained programs, collaborations, innovative problem
solving through a transparent, trusted and reliable process led by well-informed volunteers.
- Be prepared and energized to launch our Centennial Celebration plan, igniting opportunities to grow fundraising, highlight needs, and demonstrate the impact of working together to improve lives and strengthen communities.

Over the next 5 years, we will:
- Fundraise more than $30 Million through multiple revenue streams, strategically increasing support for diverse community needs, strengthening the safety net, and generating data-driven solutions which are centered in hope, collaboration, and innovation.

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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TULSA AREA UNITED WAY

Board of directors
as of 01/25/2024
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Mrs. Karen Keith

Tulsa County

Term: 2023 - 2024

Ross McLaughlin

QuikTrip Corporation

Kevin Cavanah

Matrix Service Company

Alison Anthony

Tulsa Area United Way

Melissa Bogle

Gateway First Bank

Betsy Jackson

Hall Estill

Kimberly Johnson

Tulsa City County Library

Frauke Petersen

Luxa Enterprises

Yobana Ruiz

July Digital Studio

JoAnn Schaub

Bank of Oklahoma

Bailey Siegfried

NORDAM

Lori Shaw

Williams

LareRonita Ratcliff

AT&T/CWA, Local 6012

Robyn Devore

BKD LLP

Larry Honel

AAON

Brendon Maguffee

WeStreet Credit Union

Kevin Matthews

Oklahoma State Senator/1921 Race Massacre Commissioner

Krystal Reyes

City of Tulsa

Allison Walden

Tulsa Regional Chamber of Commerce

Heath Bringham

D&L Oil Tools

Gary Carter

Oklahoma Supreme Court

Ben Dye

Harrison Energy Partners

Warren Lehr

City of Owasso

Aaron Milford

Magellan Midstream Partners

Karl Neumaier

Hilti

Jacob Odom

Ernst & Young LLP

Jackie Price-Johannsen

Price Family Properties

Brena Toineeta Pipestem

Pipestem and Nagle Law

Mark Smith

ONE Gas

Mark Stephen

Arvest Bank

Stanley Stephens

Morgan Stanley

Aaron Whigham

InTulsa

Pamela Amburgy

ONEOK

Tom Bennett III

First Oklahoma Bank

Michael DuPont

Charles & Lynn Schusterman Family Philanthropies

Emily Dukes

Zarrow Family Foundations

Cathy Gates

Retired, Ernst and Young

Leigh Goodson

Tulsa Community College

Mark Graham

Retired, Tulsa Area United Way

Stephania Grober

Blue Cross Blue Shield

Kendra Guthrie

Board Intern

Tracy Hardin

Transport Workers Union Local 514

Kirk Hartzler

Union Public Schools

Netta Hausam

Hilti

Ryan Haynie

Manhattan Construction

Macy Johnson

Bank of Oklahoma

Stephanie Jones

TTCU Credit Union

Melinda Kirk

GDH

Warren Lehr

City of Owasso

Brandon Oldham

George Kaiser Family Foundation

Leigh Anne Strahler

PSO

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Yes

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 1/25/2024

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? Candid partnered with CHANGE Philanthropy on this demographic section.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

Transgender Identity

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data

Equity strategies

Last updated: 02/21/2023

GuideStar partnered with Equity in the Center - an organization that works to shift mindsets, practices, and systems to increase racial equity - to create this section. Learn more

Data
  • We have long-term strategic plans and measurable goals for creating a culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.
Policies and processes
  • We engage everyone, from the board to staff levels of the organization, in race equity work and ensure that individuals understand their roles in creating culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.