United Way smashes records
By Traci Chapman
United Way of Canadian County smashed all records for fundraising in 2013, making the campaign contributions the largest in the history of the organization.
“And not by a little bit,” county director Ashleigh Arnall.
Campaign Chair Dana Hall announced at the organization’s celebration luncheon contributions totaled $170,851 – far surpassing the $153,000 goal set last year. Funds raised will benefit social services offered to residents across Canadian County through United Way partner agencies.
United Way of Canadian County Board President Eric Anderson thanked and recognized numerous donors, companies, organizations, volunteers, and advocates for their support during the 2013 annual campaign, which is conducted primarily between Labor Day and Thanksgiving.
United Way of Canadian County allocates donated funds to programs administered by 17 local partner agencies, Arnall said. The entities agree to adhere to “higher standards of accountability” than other organizations and participate in an annual review process, she said.
“Through this partnership, United Way serves thousands of Canadian County residents each year,” Arnall said.
United Way of Canadian County maintains an administrative agreement with United Way of Central Oklahoma to provide accounting, fundraising, marketing and other services to United Way of Canadian County in order to keep overhead expenses at a minimum, Arnall said.
For more information, visit www.unitedwayokc.org or www.unitedwaycanadiancounty.org or contact Arnall at 405-523-3580.