Oklahoma State University - Tulsa
Oklahoma State University - Tulsa
OSU in Tulsa United Way Campaign Events

2017 OSU in Tulsa United Way Campaign Events

Look for United Way Campaign Update emails with details on events.

Email tulsa.unitedway@okstate.edu with any questions.

Date, Time and Location


Friday, Oct. 6
11:30 a.m.
Tulsa Room


Enjoy a pizza lunch while learning about the important mission of the Tulsa Area United Way. Cost is $5 for two pieces of pizza, a drink and dessert.

President Howard Barnett and United Way representatives will be there to answer questions and show a short video.

T-Town Tacos

Kate Neary, chief executive officer for Tulsa CARES, will be the featured speaker during the kick-off event. Neary has served in leadership positions for Planned Parenthood and H.O.P.E. and has worked for the National AIDS Fund, AmeriCorps National Service Program, the Girl Scouts and the Tulsa Health Department.

She received her Bachelor of Arts in History and Political Science from the University of Tulsa and a Master of Public Health from the University of Oklahoma. She is also a graduate of the Health Care Executive Program at the University of California Los Angeles, an HIV Prevention Leadership Institute Fellow with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and a graduate of Leadership Tulsa.

Auction items will be unveiled during the kick-off event and later displayed in North Hall 130 window (across from Subway) from Oct. 6-13. Come take a peek! Bidding and voting will continue throughout the week until Oct. 13, the final day of the United Way campaign.

Monday, Oct. 9
9-10 a.m.

Breakfast Cart

Choose from sweet or healthy breakfast items from our breakfast cart, which will travel from office to office.

Tuesday, Oct. 10
3-4 p.m.

Cookie Cart

The United Way traveling cookie cart will come to your office for an afternoon pick-me-up.


Wednesday, Oct. 11
7:30-10 a.m.



T-Town Breakfast Tacos

T-Town Tacos

T-Town breakfast tacos will be in the court yard on Wednesday, October 11th, 2016. T-Town Tacos is a social enterprise of Youth Services of Tulsa in partnership with the Community Food Bank of Eastern Oklahoma funded by the Tulsa Area United Way.

We get up early every weekday to make and sell breakfast tacos in the Downtown Tulsa area from food carts affixed to trikes. Youth Services recognizes the crucial role employment plays in transitional youth achieving independence. The program is structured to emphasize the “soft-skills” of employment such as communication, reliability, and teamwork. We provide this training in the best way possible, by giving young people a job.

Available for $2.50 each.

Friday, Oct. 13
11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
Main Hall Commons

Chili Cook-off

The United Way campaign finale features the annual chili cook-off and auction. Bidding and voting will continue throughout the week until the final day of the United Way campaign.

Auction items will be displayed in North Hall 130 window (across from Subway) from Oct. 6-13. Come take a peek!

Chili cooks and donations for desserts and fixings are needed! Sign up here to participate or donate.

All ongoing events items may be purchased at the Kickoff or Chili Cookoff. Items may also be purchased at the
OSU-Tulsa Library or by contacting Raj Basu or Nekki Reagan-Neeley..

Ongoing Events

Jeans Passes

Purchase a pass to wear jeans with your supervisor’s approval. Passes are $5 per day or $15 for the whole week. Available in the Library and Human Resources.

Praise from Pete

Let your co-workers know how much you appreciate them by sending them Praise from Pete. For $2 you will send a bag of candy with a small note from Pete that you can customize or choose one of our pre-printed options.

Auction Items

Unveiling of the silent auction items will be on Friday afternoon, Oct. 6, during our United Way Kick-Off party. Bidding and voting will continue until the final day of the Untied Way Campaign on Oct. 13. The winners will be announced at the annual Chili Kick-Off.

Make sure to view the auction items displayed in the Career Services window in North Hall 130 throughout the week.


Special auction items include:

The Weeknd

Students in Main Hall


Prize includes TWO BOK SUITE TICKETS (valued at more than $300).
Starting bid $100 ($10 increments)

Grammy Award®-winning and multi-platinum selling music artist 'The Weeknd' has announced a second leg to his critically acclaimed Starboy: Legend of the Fall 2017 World Tour and will stop in Tulsa on October 21!

Guns N' Roses

Students in Main Hall


Prize includes TWO BOK SUITE TICKETS AND A NIGHT'S STAY AT A DOWNTOWN HOTEL (valued at more than $550).
Starting bid $250 ($25 increments)

Don’t miss your chance to see the biggest rock show this year in Oklahoma! Unstoppable rock music icons Guns N’ Roses will electrify fans into the fall, bringing the Not In This Lifetime Tour to BOK Center on November 14.