Awards and Recognition



This is the highest award bestowed by the Tulsa Area United Way, presented to the company best exemplifying what it means to Live United. The company receiving the award must meet at least four of the following nine criteria:

  • Corporate matching program or corporate gift 
  • 5 percent increase in an area of the campaign:

    Overall total
    Leadership Giving donors
    Leadership Giving dollars
  • Strong volunteer engagement:

    Volunteer projects at company
    Involvement in Day of Caring
    Loaned Executive program participation
  •  Use of at least five of the Steps to a Successful Campaign

Small Business Award

This award is presented to a company with between five and 50 employees (not a subsidiary of a larger local company). The recipient of this award will exhibit company leadership in its campaign, demonstrate volunteer involvement and utilize the Steps to a Successful Campaign. Winners of this award must also have a campaign increase from the prior year.

Leadership Giving Award

This award recognizes an established Leadership Giving program. Program should include incentives, management support to give and internal recognition. Must have a percentage increase in Key Club members to receive this award.

Trailblazer Award

The award is presented to the best Trailblazer campaign. The winning company will have at least a 10 percent increase from the previous year, employ the Steps to a Successful Campaign and participate in Trailblazer activities.

Ignite! Award

This award is for the best first-time campaign. The recipient will have demonstrated company leadership, recruited volunteer involvement and utilized the Steps to a Successful Campaign.

Illuminate! Award

This award is based on the best campaign by a partner agency. Agency must follow the Steps to a Successful Campaign.


Best of the Best Award

Employee per-capita giving: $250 or more
Employee participation: 75 percent or more
Campaign increase over year before: 5 percent
Implementation of 8 of 10 Steps to a Successful Campaign

Award of Excellence

Employee per-capita giving:  $185 or more
Employee participation: 75 percent or more

Gold Award

Employee per-capita giving: $125

Silver Award

Employee per-capita giving: $124-$90

Bronze Award

Employee per-capita giving: $89-$55

Achievement Award

Employee per-capita giving: $54-$45