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OU Partners with United Way to Make a Difference Across the State

OU Partners with United Way to Make a Difference Across the State

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The need for assisting our fellow Oklahomans is greater than ever in 2020 as a result of COVID-19.

As we press forward, members of the OU community are stepping up to provide others with the help they need by donating to United Way.   

The United Way of Norman supports more than 56,000 people in Norman and southern Cleveland County by funding 42 programs at 29 different agencies.  

Mike Stice, dean of the Mewbourne College of Earth and Energy and OU United Way of Norman co-chair, has been involved with the United Way for over 25 years and has seen firsthand the impact of their efforts on Normanites. 

“The needs in our community are enormous this year due to the impacts of the global pandemic,” Stice said. “As Sooners, we are so very blessed to have a family that cares for us. Extending that sense of family to the local Norman community is yet another way for us to share the excellence that the University of Oklahoma is known for.”

Here are four ways you can give between now and Monday, Nov. 30:


  1. Click here.
  2. Click the “Pledge Now” button.
  3. Select your pledge type and click continue.
  4. Enter the amount you would like to pledge and click next.
  5. Confirm your information is correct and click confirm.

Campus Mail

  1. Complete the paper form you received through Campus Mail.
  2. Put the completed form and your cash/check in the envelope.
  3. Return the envelope via Campus Mail.


Call United Way at (405) 329-2025 to make your pledge by phone.


Mail in your gift to 2424 Springer Dr., Suite 304, Norman, OK 73069.

Visit for more information.

The United Way campaign on the OU Health Sciences Center Campus is taking place through Friday, Nov. 20. This year’s fundraising effort spans the OU health care enterprise with a goal of raising $120,000 for United Way of Central Oklahoma.

The United Way of Central Oklahoma is helping to build a stronger, healthier and more compassionate community by funding more than 100 programs at 56 different partner agencies.

Due to COVID-19, activities have been modified to allow for social distancing. Upcoming events include:

Basket Auction

Join the virtual Basket Auction hosted by United Way of Norman. Bidding opened Tuesday, Nov. 17, and will close Thursday, Nov. 19 at 3 p.m. To place a bid and to view the baskets, click here.     

OU Health Sciences Center employees can donate by using the appropriate link that was included in the Nov. 9 email from United Way.

On Nov. 5, OU-Tulsa announced it raised $25,388.22 for the Tulsa Area United Way through its annual campaign. Last year, the Tulsa Area United Way served tens of thousands of people through 50 partner agencies in Tulsa, Creek, Okmulgee, Osage, Rogers and Wagoner counties.

Make your pledge today. Even $1 can make a difference.

By Mackenzie Scheer

Article Published:  Wednesday, November 18, 2020