United Way of Central Oklahoma
PO Box 248919
Oklahoma City OK 73124-8919
Tax Exempt Status Public Supported Charity
Mission Statement Connecting people and resources to improve the well being of those in our community.
Contact Information
Contact Name Debby Hampton
Contact email info@unitedwayokc.org
Address PO Box 248919
Oklahoma City, OK 73124 8919
Phone (405) 236-8441
Fax 405-235-2011
County Oklahoma County
Alternate Address 1444 NW 28th Street
Oklahoma City OK 73106
How to Give
Donate to Endowment http://occf.org/uw/
Other ways to donate, support or volunteer

We encourage you to join United Way of Central Oklahoma as a volunteer in one of the following areas:

Day of Caring: Help with United Way Partner Agencies’ Day of Caring projects held in October. For more information or to sign up, contact Bridget Ramos at (405) 523-3581 or bramos@unitedwayokc.org.

Community Investment: Help determine how United Way dollars are invested. On an annual basis, United Way provides funding to local programs with proven accountability and impact. If you are a donor and are interested in participating in this process contact Jeff Robbins at (405) 523-3536 or jrobbins@unitedwayokc.org.

Additionally, the United Way of Central Oklahoma Volunteer Center provides hundreds of volunteer opportunities to individuals and groups for nonprofits throughout the community. For more information contact Bridget Ramos at (405) 523-3581 or bramos@unitedwayokc.org.

    Financial Summary
    Projected Revenue $475,305.00
    Projected Expenses $4,697,621.00
    History and Background
    Former Names
    United Way of Metro Oklahoma City2002
    Year Founded 1923
    IRS Ruling Year 1952
    State Registration Expiration Feb 2021
    Mission Connecting people and resources to improve the well being of those in our community.
    Background Since 1923, United Way of Central Oklahoma has worked with businesses, organizations and foundations to raise funds for the annual campaign. Hundreds of community-minded organizations host a workplace campaign for United Way and/or contribute corporate donations. Donations raised by the 2019 campaign will help fund 118 strategic and impactful programs administered by 57 local Partner Agencies that are addressing the community's most pressing needs.
    Since 1923, United Way of Central Oklahoma has been the community safety net for health and human services in central Oklahoma. We provide critical funding to 57 accountable nonprofits across central Oklahoma that we call our Partner Agencies. These agencies are doing important work for the central Oklahoma community and the programs are creating lasting changes in people's lives. United Way works with Partner Agencies, donor volunteers, constituents and community leaders to improve the health, safety, education and economic well-being of its most vulnerable citizens.
    In addition to our 57 Partner Agencies, United Way leads or actively participates in 28 community initiatives creating long-term and sustainable solutions to many of the challenges impacting individual and community well-being.
    United Way of Central Oklahoma values health, education, financial stability and quality of life. These core elements are critical to success as individuals, families and as a community. In order to achieve the United Way vision of a stronger, healthier and more compassionate community, United Way works to provide access to these essential elements to all people in central Oklahoma through five focus areas: strong families, successful kids, healthy citizens, independent living and community preparedness.
    United Way of Central Oklahoma holds the unique distinction as being one of the only United Ways in the nation with staff dedicated to research. Our research department is responsible for identifying emerging needs and service gap areas in central Oklahoma. We use this information to determine our strategic initiatives, collaborate with other community organizations to respond to social service needs, and educate the public on the needs that exist in our community.
    Last year our Partner Agencies requested $2,000,000 more than we had available to distribute. We know that our Partner Agencies have outcome-based programs and solutions to many of our community’s needs, they just need more money.
    United Way gives special attention to finding new businesses to join us each year. It is imperative that we strive to spread the base of support, and in 2019 we had 37 new company campaigns. However, we know that there is a lot of untapped potential in our community and our biggest obstacle is just getting in the door of new companies to discuss how we can partner together to make our community stronger.
    Area Served
    Area Served
    Geographic Area Served
    Oklahoma County
    Cleveland County
    Canadian County
    Logan County
    Lincoln County
    Central Oklahoma
    Grady County
    McClain County
    Midwest City/Del City
    Nichols Hills
    Oklahoma City
    Oklahoma County
    The Village
    Warr Acres
    United Way of Central Oklahoma's service area is broadly defined as central Oklahoma and includes all or parts of Oklahoma, Canadian, Cleveland, Kingfisher, Lincoln, Logan, Beckham, Blaine, Caddo, Custer, Dewey, Ellis, Garvin, Grady, Kiowa, McClain, Roger Mills, Washita and Woodward Counties. Our coverage area includes 200 zip codes.
    Service Categories
    Secondary Organizational Category Community Improvement, Capacity Building/Alliances & Advocacy
    Tertiary Organizational Category Philanthropy,Voluntarism & Grantmaking Foundations/Fund Raising & Fund Distribution
    United Way of Central Oklahoma works with businesses, organizations, and foundations to raise funds for our annual campaign. Hundreds of community-minded organizations host a workplace campaign for United Way and/or contribute corporate donations. Donations raised by the campaign help fund 118 local programs administered by 57 Partner Agencies.
    The annual Community Investment process allows United Way to remain transparent and accountable for dollars raised during the annual campaign. Following this review, volunteer teams make funding recommendations based on their findings and the program funding request. These recommendations are then voted upon by the United Way Board of Directors. This process ensures donor contributions are invested in the local community in the most efficient and effective way.
    Population Served General/Unspecified
    Description The United Way of Central Oklahoma’s Volunteer Center connects volunteers with meaningful opportunities at local nonprofit organizations. Annually, the Volunteer Center presents a Day of Caring series featuring days of community wide service: Day of Caring and Day of Action. During Day of Caring held in early October, teams of volunteers work together to make a difference in the community through projects held at our Partner Agencies. Last year, the Volunteer Center connected more than 4,500 volunteers with opportunities to serve in the community. These volunteers spent more than 9,000 hours giving back to our community. If you were to put a dollar figure to that, it would total well over $220,000.
    Population Served General/Unspecified
    Disaster Programs
    During a disaster, United Way stands ready to assist by rallying resources for our Partner Agencies and other service providers who are providing direct assistance to disaster victims. Additionally, United Way provides social services agency coordination and support during incidents/disasters.
    We maintain a board-directed Disaster Fund and can receive financial contributions specific to the disaster. As the leader in volunteer driven allocations, systems and controls are already in place to ensure that funds raised will be utilized as they were intended, to meet the needs of the disaster victims. We serve as a convener for our community social service providers and help to fill the gaps for needs that are not met through the normal social services structure. In the event of a community shelter, we assist the shelter management by coordinating social services from our partner agencies to meet the needs of those in the shelter. United Way has helped in many mass shelter instances to fill a gap when requested by partner agency/community partners to meet the needs of the shelter operation. United Way also has a role in Multi-Agency Resource Centers (MARC) as needed where we will operate as an information station for clients as well as being there to learn of any gaps/needs from the other agencies and how we may be able to help coordinate/connect resources. We also participate in the long-term recovery efforts at the local level. The Volunteer Center assists during disaster to help place and track spontaneous volunteers as well as recruit volunteers from an online database.
    Comments on Programs
    CEO/Executive Director/Board Comments
    The needs of our community are critical and are increasing. This is why United Way of Central Oklahoma needs you, more so now, than ever.
    United Way of Central Oklahoma is dedicated to meeting the needs of our Partner Agencies so that they can provide a safety net of services to the people of our community. Partner Agencies combined provide services to 1 in 3 central Oklahomans every year with their United Way funded programs. United Way funding alone does not fully provide what is needed for the full operations of the 118 programs at our 57 Partner Agencies. Partner Agencies must gather support from other public and private sources in order to deliver these services.
    United Way is working tirelessly to increase the funding base from our community to continue to support our Partner Agencies. Agencies work collaboratively exceptionally well and are worried for any decrease or elimination that may occur for the safety net of services for some of our community’s most vulnerable members. Past experience has proven that in tough times Oklahomans pull together and take care of each other when we need it the most.
    CEO/Executive Director
    CEO/Executive Director Debby Hampton
    Start Date Nov 2010
    Email dhampton@unitedwayokc.org
    Debby Hampton has served as the president and CEO of United Way of Central Oklahoma since 2010. Prior to that, she was president and CEO of the Oklahoma Center for Nonprofits for four years. Debby spent 16 years with the American Red Cross of Central Oklahoma, including the last four years as CEO.
    A graduate of the University of Oklahoma, Debby serves on the boards of Leadership Oklahoma City, The Alliance of Economic Development of Oklahoma City, Healthy Living and Fitness, Inc., Junior League of Oklahoma City Advisory Board, and Oklahoma City University Kramer School of Nursing. She also serves on the Oklahoma City University Advisory Committee for the Nonprofit Leadership Program. Debby is a proud alum of Leadership Oklahoma, Leadership Oklahoma City and Leadership Tulsa’s Executive Series.
    Debby is an active member of Rotary Club 29 and Committee of One Hundred. She has been recognized as a Byliner Honoree by the Oklahoma City Chapter of the Association of Women in Communications, and she received the 2013 Community Services Award from the Conference of Churches. The Oklahoma Hall of Fame honored Debby as the 2015 recipient of the Lee Allan Smith Oklahoma Legacy Award. She received the 2016 Distinguished Leadership Award from Leadership Oklahoma City and the 2016 Compassionate Citizen of the Year Award from Oklahoma Foundation for the Disabled, Inc.
    Senior Staff
    Nina DaylorExecutive Vice President
    Number of Full-time Staff 30
    Number of Part-time Staff 1
    Number of Contract Staff 0
    Number of Volunteers 3132
    Are professional development opportunities provided? Yes
    Does CEO/Executive Director have formal evaluations? Yes
    Management reports to board? Yes
    Staff Demographics - Ethnicity
    African American/Black 4
    Asian American/Pacific Islander 1
    Caucasian 24
    Hispanic/Latino 1
    Other 1 bi-racial
    Staff Demographics - Gender
    Male 9
    Female 22
    Organizational Plans
    Fundraising Plan Under Development
    Communication Plan Under Development
    Strategic Plan Under Development
    Number of Years Strategic Plan Considers 3
    Date Strategic Plan Adopted Feb 2019
    Management Succession Plan Under Development
    Organization Policies and Procedures Yes
    Association of Fundraising Professionals - Oklahoma Chapter2012
    Edmond Chamber of Commerce2016
    Greater Oklahoma City Chamber2016
    Oklahoma Center for Nonprofits, Standards of Excellence Program Graduate2016
    United Way Worldwide2016
    External Assessments and Accreditations
    Charity Navigator2020
    Beacon AwardThe Journal Record2009
    Best Nonprofit GroupThe Oklahoman Readers' Choice Awards2008
    ADDY Awards - Silver Award for 2010 Annual ReportAmerican Advertising Federation2012
    ADDY Awards - Bronze Award for 2011 Campaign BrochureAmerican Advertising Federation2012
    ADDY Awards - Bronze Award for 2011 Advertising CampaignAmerican Advertising Federation2012
    ADDY Awards - Bronze Merit for Public Service Collateral (Cards/Invitations/Announcements)American Advertising Federation2010
    ADDY Awards - Bronze Merit for Public Service Collateral (Annual Report)American Advertising Federation2010
    Upper Case Award - Award of Merit (UWCO Campaign Brochure)Public Relations Society of America2011
    Upper Case Award - Award of Merit (United Way Leadership Giving Registry)Public Relations Society of America2011
    Upper Case Award - Award of Merit (Workplace Campaign Video)Public Relations Society of America2010
    Upper Case Award - Honorable Mention (United Way Thank You Vignettes)Public Relations Society of America2010
    Upper Case Award - Honorable Mention (United Way Impact Video)Public Relations Society of America2009
    Upper Case Award - Honorable Mention (UWCO Campaign Brochure)Public Relations Society of America2009
    Upper Case Award - Award of Merit (UWCO Campaign Brochure)Public Relations Society of America2008
    Upper Case Award - Honorable Mention (Oklahoma County Vital Signs)Public Relations Society of America2008
    Best of the Best - United Way of Central Oklahoma Best Charity/NonprofitOklahoma Magazine2010
    StandardsUnited Way Worldwide2012
    Standards for ExcellenceOklahoma Center for Nonprofits2012
    Charles Schusterman Award for ExcellenceOklahoma Center For Nonprofits2016
    Torch Award for EthicsBetter Business Bureau2017
    Government Licenses
    Is your organization licensed by the government (federal, state and/or local)? No
    Board Chair
    Name Mr. Jim Couch
    Company Affiliation Retired City Manager
    Term Feb 2019 to Feb 2021
    Board of Directors
    List Current as of Jan 30, 2020
    Board of Directors List
    Mr. Chris AnoatubbyChickasaw Nation/Sovereign Medical SolutionsVoting
    Mr. Danny Barth
    Mr. M.T. BerryCity of Oklahoma CityVoting
    Dr. Don BetzUniversity of Central OklahomaVoting
    Mr. Gary D. Brooks
    Mr. Kent BuchananOklahoma City UniversityVoting
    Mr. Michael CarolinaOklahoma Center for the Advancement of Science & TechnologyVoting
    Mr. Jason Clark
    Mr. Mikeal Clayton
    Mr. Robert ClementsClements FoodsVoting
    Ms. Michelle CoppedgeFAAVoting
    Mr. Jim Couch
    Mr. Sean CummingsCummings Oil Co.Voting
    Mr. Jim CurryOklahoma State AFL-CIOVoting
    Ms. Kelly Dyer FryThe OklahomanVoting
    Mr. Carl EdwardsPrice Edwards and CompanyVoting
    Mr. Jim EnglishLopez Foods & Dorada FoodsVoting
    Ms. Tricia Everest
    Mr. Brad EzellBenham Design, LLCVoting
    Mr. Clay FarhaB.D. Eddie EnterprisesVoting
    Ms. Hillary FarrellAckerman McQueenVoting
    Mr. Mohammad FarzanehHome Creations, Inc.
    Ms. Roberta FieldsMcAfee & TaftVoting
    Ms. Kristal Flury
    Mr. Jack GolsenLSB IndustriesVoting
    Mr. Gary Gould
    Ms. Jennifer Grigsby
    Mr. Dave Hager
    Mr. Steve HahnAT&T OklahomaVoting
    Mr. David HarlowBancFirst CorporationVoting
    Ms. Judy HatfieldEquity Commercial Reality, LLCVoting
    Mr. Mark HelmDolese Bros. Co.Voting
    Mr. John HigginbothamBank of OklahomaVoting
    Mr. Jerome HolmesU.S. Tenth Circuit Court of AppealsVoting
    Ms. Marsha IngersollCity of Oklahoma CityVoting
    Mr. Dennis JaggiEnCap Flatrock MidstreamVoting
    Mr. E. Carey JoullianMustang Fuel CorporationVoting
    Mr. Percy KirkCox CommunicationsVoting
    Mr. Michael LairdCrowe & DunlevyVoting
    Ms. Sherri LanceGaming Capital GroupVoting
    Mr. Doug LawlerChesapeake Energy CorporationVoting
    Mr. Jean C. Leger Jr.OGE Energy Corp.Voting
    Ms. Jenee Naifeh ListerMerrill Lynch/Bank of AmericaVoting
    Mr. Dave LopezCommunity LeaderVoting
    Mrs. Judy LoveLove's Travel Stops & Country Stores, Inc.Voting
    Mr. Edmund MartinAckerman McQueen
    Mr. Rick McCuneGrant ThorntonVoting
    Mr. Sean McDanielOklahoma City Public SchoolsVoting
    Mr. Matt McGuireHeritage Trust CompanyVoting
    Mr. Michael MingGE Global Research Oil & Gas Technology CenterVoting
    Mr. Rick Nagel
    Mr. Lane NealDurbin Larimore BialickVoting
    Ms. Cathy O'ConnorThe Alliance for Economic Development of Oklahoma City, Inc.Voting
    Mr. Tim O'ConnorCentral Oklahoma AFL-CIO Labor CouncilVoting
    Ms. Cynda OttawayCrowe DunlevyVoting
    Mr. David RainboltBancFirstVoting
    Ms. Sarah RobertsInasmuch FoundationVoting
    Ms. Kris RogersLove's Travel Stops & Country Stores, Inc.Voting
    Mr. Randy RoperMidFirst BankVoting
    Ms. Kelly SachsCommerce BankVoting
    Mr. Rodney SailorEnable Midstream PartnersVoting
    Ms. Meg SalyerAccel Financial ServicesVoting
    Mr. Nick SamarripasFirst Fidelity BankVoting
    Dr. Jason Sanders
    Mr. Bill SchonacherIBC Bank- OklahomaVoting
    Mr. Taylor Shinn
    Mr. Greg Smith
    Mr. Chuck SpicerChildren's HospitalVoting
    Ms. Karli StrohINTEGRIS HealthVoting
    Mr. Lee SymcoxFirst Fidelity BankVoting
    Mr. Sean TrauschkeOGE Energy Corp.Voting
    Ms. Cindy Truong7th District CourtVoting
    Mr. Christopher TurnerThe First State BankVoting
    Mr. Mike TurpenRiggs, Abney, Neal, Turpen, Orbison & LewisVoting
    Mr. Shane WhartonLove's Travel Stops & Country StoresVoting
    Ms. Terri WhiteOklahoma Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse ServicesVoting
    Ms. Kathy WilliamsCommunity LeaderVoting
    Mr. Roy Williams
    Mr. Mark WoodErnst & Young LLPVoting
    Rev. George E. YoungHoly Temple Baptist ChurchVoting
    Standing Committees
    Human Resources / Personnel
    Communications / Promotion / Publicity / Public Relations
    Development / Fund Development / Fund Raising / Grant Writing / Major Gifts
    Distributions / Grant Making
    Research Division
    Strategic Planning / Strategic Direction
    Special Events (Golf Tournament, Walk / Run, Silent Auction, Dinner / Gala)
    Current Fiscal Year
    Fiscal Year Jan 01, 2020-Dec 31, 2020
    Current Year Budgeted Total Income $475,305
    Current Year Budgeted Total Expenses $4,697,621
    Financial Documents
    IRS Letter of Determination
    Prior Three Years' Financial History
    Revenue and ExpensesHelpFinancial data for prior years is entered by foundation staff based on the documents submitted by nonprofit organizations.Foundation staff members enter this information to assure consistency in the presentation of financial data across all organizations.
    Fiscal Year201820172016
    Total Revenue$15,676,518$17,153,401$19,881,228
    Total Expenses$18,982,107$19,905,316$22,968,324
    Revenue Less Expenses($3,305,589)($2,751,915)($3,087,096)
    Revenue SourcesHelpThe financial analysis involves a comparison of the IRS Form 990 and the audit report (when available) and revenue sources may not sum to total based on reconciliation differences. Revenue from foundations and corporations may include individual contributions when not itemized separately.
    Fiscal Year201820172016
    Foundation and
    Corporation Contributions
    Government Contributions$0$0$0
    Individual Contributions------
    Investment Income, Net of Losses$67,477$62,223$17,858
    Unrealized Gain/Loss--$3,410($740)
    Membership Dues------
    Special Events------
    Revenue In-Kind------
    Expense Allocation
    Fiscal Year201820172016
    Program Expense$16,862,288$17,766,141$20,508,845
    Administration Expense$967,553$873,255$1,006,255
    Fundraising Expense$1,152,266$1,265,920$1,453,224
    Payments to Affiliates------
    Total Revenue/Total Expenses0.830.860.87
    Program Expense/Total Expenses89%89%89%
    Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue7%8%8%
    Assets and Liabilities
    Fiscal Year201820172016
    Total Assets$30,098,659$33,800,456$36,577,057
    Current Assets$16,568,742$20,411,547$23,131,747
    Long-Term Liabilities------
    Current Liabilities$6,858,055$7,254,263$7,278,949
    Total Net Assets$23,240,604$26,546,193$29,298,108
    Short Term Solvency
    Fiscal Year201820172016
    Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities2.422.813.18
    Long Term Solvency
    Fiscal Year201820172016
    Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets0%0%0%
    Funding Sources
    Top Funding Sources
    Fiscal Year201820172016
    Top Funding Source & Dollar AmountContributions $16,771,770Contributions $16,812,973Contributions $19,177,013
    Second Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountEarned Revenue $316,925Earned Revenue $374,130Earned Revenue $562,715
    Third Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountInvestment Income $67,477Investment Income $62,223Investment Income $17,858
    Endowment? Yes
    Endowment Spending Policy Percentage
    Endowment Spending Policy Percentage (if selected) 5 %
    Credit Line? No
    Reserve Fund? Yes
    Capital Campaign
    Currently in a Capital Campaign? No
    Capital Campaign Anticipated in Next Five Years? No
    Comments on Financials
    CEO/Executive Director/Board Comments The United Way's annual audits are approved by the audit committee and presented to the Board. The Board also reviews all 990s and monthly financial statements.
    Foundation Staff Comments
    All prior year financial information is from the IRS Form 990s.
    Note 1: The Other revenue reflects changes in net assets explained on Schedule O. They may include the Logan County & Canadian County net incomes and/or accrued pension adjustments. Refer to their Schedule O for specifics.
    Note 2: The audited financial statements reflects the following three entities: United Way of Central Oklahoma, Inc., United Way of Canadian County and United Way of Logan County.
    The financial information presented is obtained from the following sources: IRS Form 990, independent audit reports, financial statements – board approved when available, and supplemental information from the organization. We do not warrant or guarantee the timeliness, errors or inaccuracies. With respect to information regarding financial performance, nothing on this website should be interpreted as a statement or interpretation by OCCF staff.
    Organizations with a GiveSmartOKC profile are responsible for updating information annually within 45 days following the end of their fiscal year.
    Address PO Box 248919
    Oklahoma City, OK 73124 8919
    Primary Phone 405 236-8441
    Contact Email info@unitedwayokc.org
    Give to Endowment http://occf.org/uw/
    CEO/Executive Director Debby Hampton
    Board Chair Mr. Jim Couch
    Board Chair Company Affiliation Retired City Manager


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