The mission of the United Way of Southwest Oklahoma, is to improve lives by mobilizing the caring power within our community.
The United Way believes in the power of people coming together to make communities stronger and lives better.
Its goal is to create opportunities for all by supporting and investing in programs that efficiently address our community's most critical needs in education, income, and health and safety.
Through partnerships with local businesses, nonprofit agencies and individuals, the United Way is able to address the human care needs in our community and advance the common good.
Cameron University and United Way
Dear Faculty and Staff,
I am honored to serve as Cameron’s employee campaign coordinator this year. The United Way is an organization near and dear to my heart. I’ve had the opportunity to witness some of the difference they make in the agencies, programs, and individuals they support over the last few years, and am convinced that the support they provide makes for a stronger, healthier community for all of us.
We’ll be hosting a few events throughout the campaign month of October to raise awareness and funds to contribute as part of our employee campaign. I encourage you to participate in those events. They’ll be fun and light-hearted, and might even feed your belly!
There are several ways to give outside of these events. The easiest way is by a payroll deduction. The United Way representative from your department will distribute those forms to you, and you can choose the amount you want deducted from your paycheck each pay period. Checks and cash are of course welcomed too for one time donations.
If your department would like to do their own fundraiser, please let me know and I’ll include on the event calendar.
For those of you who have supported the United Way in the past, thank you. I hope you can encourage your colleagues to consider giving this year. If you are unfamiliar with the United Way and what they do, please watch for emails and updates throughout the month of October.
I’m excited to work with you this year as we work together to make our community stronger, healthier, and smarter through the United Way. Live United!
2018 Cameron University United Way Chair