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Stillwater Area United Way
109 E Ninth Ave
Stillwater, OK 74076
(405) 377-2161



The most recent  winning agency is Judith Karman Hospice.


The Stillwater Area United Way established the Bennett Basore Award in 2002. The first recipient was the LIFE Adult Day Center. Following winners include: Mobile Meals, Mission of Hope, Stillwater Domestic Violence, The Stillwater Community Health Center,Payne County Youth Services, The Saville Center, and The American Red Cross.


To honor the late Bennett Basore, a former United Way Board member whose leadership in establishing the local UW accreditation procedure insures accountability to donors, proper utilization of funds and compliance with state, federal & United Way regulations

  • To recognize the strength of local agencies who follow the accreditation policies.
  • To bring attention to the values of United Way outside the campaign period.
  • To recognize the value-added component of volunteers from the UW board to the boards of each individual agency to the volunteers at each agency.


It is awarded annually to a local UW agency at the conclusion of the Allocation hearings.


A plaque with Bennett Basore’s picture and tags for each winner will reside in the United Way office and the winning agency will receive a personalized plaque to hang in their office, along with a $1,000 stipend

  • The agency plaque and check is presented to the winning agency at a meeting of their board of directors.
  • The United Way Office issues a news release and a photo of the winning agency to include the agency director and volunteer board president as well as a UW Board representative.
  • The story of the winning agency's accomplishments is incorporated into the annual local video.
  • A representative of the winning agency makes a brief presentation at the Annual Meeting of the United Way Board of Directors to educate incoming board members and share best practices with other agencies.

Volunteer Resources

The Stillwater Volunteer Center housed at the Stillwater United Way office, can help you make significant changes in our community.  To get started as a community volunteer, please complete the volunteer application and the volunteer liability form and email, fax, mail, or bring them in.  We will match your interests, time, and talents to an existing need in the community.

Campaign 2013 Toolkit

Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteer Application

Volunteer Liability Form to Complete to Volunteer