Cherokee Nation Pledges $50K to Annual United Way Campaign

L-R: Cherokee Nation Deputy Principal Chief Bryan Warner; Cynthia Qualls, Chief Resource Development Officer of Tulsa Area United Way; Alison Anthony, President and CEO of Tulsa Area United Way; Cherokee Nation Principal Chief Chuck Hoskin Jr.; and Chuck Garret, CEO of Cherokee Nation Businesses present a check for $50,000 to Tulsa Area United Way.

TULSA, OK – Cherokee Nation and its businesses presented a $50,000 check to the Tulsa Area United Way (TAUW) to help support the agency’s annual campaign. Through financial contributions and employee volunteers, the tribe has supported the non-profit organization’s mission to improve lives and build a stronger community since 2013. 

“Our tribal government, our businesses and our incredible employees work earnestly to improve the well-being of Cherokee citizens, as well as our neighbors and communities throughout the Cherokee Nation reservation and beyond,” said Cherokee Nation Principal Chief Chuck Hoskin Jr. “We are proud to continue serving alongside the Tulsa Area United Way, and our many non-profit partners, to ensure that all of Oklahoma can flourish and thrive.”  

Every year, the Tulsa Area United Way serves thousands of individuals through partnering agencies located throughout Tulsa, Rogers, Creek, Okmulgee and Wagoner counties. TAUW works to advance the common good by building a better quality of life through education and financial stability, as well as health and safety.

In the last 97 years, United Way has invested more than $850 million in services and helped fulfill the needs of millions of area individuals. TAUW raised more than $25 million during its 2021 campaign. 

“We are honored to work alongside excellent community partners, such as the Cherokee Nation and its businesses, who continually invest in economic recovery and work diligently to improve the lives of our neighbors, friends and families,” said Alison Anthony, President and CEO of Tulsa Area United Way. “We truly appreciate Cherokee Nation for helping increase awareness of significant barriers and concerns facing our community, including the prevalent rise in mental illness, substance abuse and domestic violence. We look forward to continuing our shared pursuit of a better future for all of Oklahoma.”  

Cherokee Nation Businesses, Cherokee Nation’s governmental revenue entity, drives economic and community development while operating industry-leading brands in hospitality and federal contracting, as well as cultural preservation and tourism.  

“As a company, we are committed to supporting our local communities through economic growth, health care and many other vital services,” said Chuck Garrett, CEO of Cherokee Nation Businesses. “We are very proud of our longtime partnership with United Way and look forward to continuing our collaborative effort to enhance lives, strengthen communities and to build an even brighter and more prosperous future for northeast Oklahoma.”