The Bartlesville Regional United Way celebrated the successful conclusion of it’s 2019 fundraising
campaign – which carried a theme of “Give Today, Change Tomorrow” – during its Annual Meeting on
The fundraising goal for the campaign was $2.3 million. During the gathering, donors, who ranged from corporations to individuals, were recognized and celebrated. Also recognized were those who helped coordinate the campaign, which spanned from September through December. The list included United Way staff members and board members as well as those associated with the organization’s 13 nonprofit partner agencies. More than 45 area businesses held fundraising activities to raise money toward the BRUW’s campaign, which helps fund the 32 programs of its partner agencies as well as the Building Bridges initiative. Among those honored were ConocoPhillips, which raised more than $500,000; Phillips 66 (more than $300,000); Truity Credit Union (more than $50,000); and ChevronPhillips (more than $25,000). Arvest Bank; Blue Sky Bio; Ernst & Young; Zachary; and Stotts, Archambo, Mueggenborg & Barclay were recognized for raising more than $10,000 apiece.
Zachry was honored with the Spotlight Award for showing the most growth between its 2018 and ’19
campaigns, with a jump of more than 30 percent in donations. ElderCare took home the Illuminate
Award for conducting a model campaign as a BRUW partner agency.
Several volunteers were recognized during the annual meeting for their dedication to the United Way
and it stated mission toward “leading the fight to improve the health, education and financial stability of
every person in our communities.” Brenda Hanna, of Stotts, Archambo, Mueggenborg & Barclay, was
noted for her infectious spirit as she has led her company’s campaign for the last 17 years. Phillips 66’s
Mark Jensen was recognized for his dedication and unwavering commitment to the Community
Investment Committee process, which helps ensure the BRUW serves as good stewards of the funds
with which it is entrusted. Bobby Schneider, also of Phillips 66, was recognized for his years of service
and commitment toward the United Way Golf Tournament, which raised more than $810,000 last year.
Jay Stumpff, of ConocoPhillips, was honored for his leadership during last year’s Day of Caring. His team
planned and executed an extensive makeover of BRUW landscaping at its main office.
Due to the community’s collective efforts in raising funds, more than 30,500 area individuals have been
served by the BRUW’s 13 non-profit partner agencies in the areas of health, education and financial
stability. The 13 partner agencies include Agape Mission, the American Red Cross, the Boys & Girls Club
of Bartlesville, the Boys & Girls Club of Nowata, the Cherokee Council Boy Scouts, ElderCare, the Family
Healthcare Clinic, the Girl Scouts of Eastern Oklahoma, Mary Martha Outreach, the Richard Kane YMCA,
Samaritan Counseling & Growth Center, the Salvation Army and the Westside Community Center.
“United together,” says BRUW president and CEO Lisa Cary, “we are tackling problems every day in a
coordinated effort to make our communities better and stronger.”
For the last eight decades, the BRUW, which is a nonprofit organization as well, has supported programs that help individuals reach their full potential. The organization places an emphasis on educational programs that help children get a strong start by building critical reading skills to equip them for success in school while also providing them with comprehensive job training that leads to future employment and lifelong careers. The BRUW’s health-focused programs offer an avenue for healthcare assistance and resources which promote positive active lifestyles for all generations. Those living without food and basic necessities are provided services through the BRUW’s donor-funded
programs and are offered a path toward financial stability.
To learn more about the BRUW, including the positive impact its partner agencies are making in the area
as well as the complete list of business who support the organization, take a look at our annual report attached below.