100 Starts with 1

This year marks Tulsa Area United Way’s 100 years of service to our community. Our Centennial theme is 100 starts with 1. Join us this year as we celebrate so many memories, successes, and people whose lives have been changed and saved through a century of heroes like you.

Celebrate 100 Years of Living United


Centennial sponsorships promote awareness and leverage this once-in-a-lifetime event without impacting our community investments and annual fundraising efforts. Download this PDF or click the button to learn more.


Help us spread the word about the TAUW Centennial! Click the button below to access a social media kit.


TAUW turns 100 on April 1, 2024. We’ll be making a big splash! So, mark your calendars and stay tuned for exciting announcements.

TAUW Timeline

Click on the images to learn how TAUW helped shape the Tulsa area’s past 100 years.
  1. 1887United Way Movement Begins
  2. 1924April 1 – TAUW Is Born
  3. 1927Community Fund Staff and Volunteers
  4. 1929Community Fund Takes on Great Depression
  5. 1941WWII Begins, Community Fund Joins War Chest
  6. 1947Tulsa Community Fund Becomes Community Chest
  7. 1963“Board and United Drive Leaders”
  8. 1974Community Chest Becomes Tulsa Area United Way
  9. 1989Sandblazer Tournament Begins
  10. 1991First Day of Caring
  11. 2005Mayor Bill LaFortune Makes First 211 Call
  12. 2010TAUW Launches Community Collaborations
  13. 2013TAUW Launches Social Innovations Grants
  14. 2020TAUW Responds to COVID-19
  15. 2023TAUW Begins Operating 211 Eastern Oklahoma
  16. 2024TAUW Celebrates 100 Years of Service!

Centennial Sponsors