2017 United Way Campaign

2017 United Way Campaign


OCCC employees are invited to participate in the 2017 United Way of Central Oklahoma’s annual giving campaign during the month of October. The college will host a number of fundraising events (see below for schedule) during the campaign. Pledge forms for payroll deductions of your gift to the United Way are also available and a United Way committee member will be happy to assist you with these. This year’s campaign theme is “It’s Your Move: Play It Forward,” so be on the lookout for fun gaming activities during October on campus.

Your gift matters! Did you know that 1 out of 3 OCCC students or employees will use a United Way agency during their lives? Your contribution to the annual United Way giving campaign goes directly to support your friends and neighbors in the OCCC community. Check out the links at the bottom of the page to learn more about the United Way and its partner agencies in the OKC metro.


United Way OCCC Employee Giving Campaign Events Schedule:

Sunday, October 1st : OCCC’s United Way “It’s Your Move” annual employee giving campaign begins.

Wednesday, October 4th : OCCC’s 2017 United Way Employee Giving Campaign Kickoff! Join us for light refreshments and hear from a representative of the United Way of Central Oklahoma who will speak about the United Way and how they partner with various nonprofit agencies to help citizens in central Oklahoma. Afterwards, hear from representatives from the YWCA and the Homeless Alliance about the services they each provide and the community members they serve. CU 1 from 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. Contact Dana Culton for more event details.

Thursday, October 12th : “Lunch on the Boardwalk” hot dogs and United Way trivia bingo! Donate your lunch dollars to a cause. Main Building courtyard, 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Contact Brendan Hill for info.

Tuesday, October 17th & Wednesday, October 18th : Annual used books, games and movies sale, located in the Communications Lab Hallway in the Main Building from 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. both days. Contact Denise Gomez or Alisha Dean for event details or to donate gently used items for the sale.

Wednesday, October 25th through Tuesday, October 31st : Annual Silent Auction. Auction items will be on display at the Bookstore. Participants can complete silent auction bids beginning October 25th. Bidding will close October 31st and baskets will be delivered that afternoon. OCCC department basket donations are welcome! Contact Michael Mondt for auction donations and event details.

Tuesday, October 31st : OCCC’s United Way “It’s Your Move” annual employee giving campaign ends.


Ongoing Campaign Fundraisers (October 1st – 31st):

Jeans Days for Caring – Give today, wear jeans tomorrow! Donations can be made with a United Way committee member in your business area (see list below for locations). Give $3 and receive one Tuesday Jeans Day in October, or give $10 for ALL Tuesdays in October (10/3, 10/10, 10/17, 10/24, & 10/31).

“AppreciAgrams” – Share your appreciation for a colleague and support the United Way. $1 sends a fidget spinner with a special message of appreciation to your colleague or boss, delivered on Fridays each week in October (10/6, 10/13, 10/20, & 10/27). Visit with a United Way committee member in your business area (see list below for locations) to begin or contact Shima Desai for details.

Locations for Jeans Day & AppreciAgram donations:

Main Building

Michael Mondt (Office of Facilities Management)

Carolyn Wittenbach (Office of Academic Affairs)

Alisha Dean (Office of Students Connecting with Mentors for Success)


TC Coleman (Business Division Office)


Brendan Hill (Human Resources)

FACE Center

Josh Free (COE Office Manager)

Professional Development Institute (PDI)

Joel Penuel (CFEST Program Asst.)

Pledge Forms – Your pledge gift to the United Way can be a one-time gift or ongoing donation. Payroll deduction is available. Plus, if there is a particular agency you especially want to support, you can designate which United Way agencies receive your gift on your pledge form. Visit the link below for a list of United Way of Central Oklahoma partner agencies to learn more about the services they provide.

Paper pledge forms are available in Human Resources; with United Way committee members; and at all United Way events.  If you would like to pledge online, emails with links are being sent from unitedway@occc.edu on October 5, 2017 and October 11, 2017. Contact a United Way committee member to receive your pledge form today.


2017 Oklahoma City Community College United Way Committee

Committee Chair

Dana Culton, Coordinator of Professional Development
dana.g.culton@occc.edu ext. 7827

Committee Members

Aislinn Burrows, Marketing Coordinator
aislinn.v.burrows@occc.edu ext. 7590

TC Coleman, Business & Information Technology Division Assistant
tcoleman@occc.edu ext. 7444

Alisha Dean, Students Connecting With Mentors for Success (SCMS) Assistant
alisha.n.dean@occc.edu ext. 7652

Shima Desai, Finance & Budget Analyst
shima.m.desai@occc.edu ext. 7258

Melissa Dyer, Financial Aid Advisor
mdyer@occc.edu ext. 7709 

Denise Gomez, Administrative Assistant for the Executive Director of Planning & Research
dgomez@occc.edu ext. 7577

Danny Henderson, Vice President for Human Resources
danny.m.henderson@occc.edu ext. 7542

Brendan Hill, Human Resources Systems Analyst
brendan.b.hill@occc.edu ext. 7886

Chris McAdoo, Principal for Pathways Middle College
cmcadoo@santafesouth.org ext. 7840

Michael Mondt, Director of Facilities Management
michael.e.mondt@occc.edu ext. 7812

Jerisha Ogletree, Enrollment Specialist
jerisha.d.ogletree@occc.edu ext. 7426


Links and More Info

United Way of Central Oklahoma main page

United Way of Central Oklahoma agency directory