Fundraising Events | 2022 Community Campaign | Loaned Executive Program | Leadership Giving KEY Club | Campaign Photos

The United Way of the Klamath Basin annual fund raising campaign includes the United Way Community Campaign and the State of Oregon Employee Charitable Campaign.  Contributions to United Way  are accepted year-round. The 2021 Community Campaign  raised $502,400 for 100% of our $501,000 goal.  The 2022 campaign goal  is set at $507,000 and is chaired by Jenine Stuedli, Loan Consultant with Caliber Home Loans.

Fundraising Events

Wednesday, September 7, 2022 is the official United Way Community Campaign kick off.   This will mark the 77th annual campaign kickoff event.  At this time no logistics have been set for a community luncheon kick off event.  The United Way is recruiting volunteers to help raise funds that will benefit 16 local social service agencies and assist thousands of local citizens.  More information shall be forth coming.     Please contact the United Way at 541-882-5558 for more information on how to get involved.

Saturday, September 11, 2021  was  the 21st annual United Way Community Golf Challenge at Shield Crest Golf Course.   Todd Andres, regional business manager for Pacific Power chaired the  event.  Corporate sponsors of the event included Pacific Power (Premier Sponsor),  Klamath Energy, LLC; Umpqua Bank; Carter-Jones Collections Service; Collins Products, LLC; Sky Lakes Medical Center; eXp Realty (Margo Durand); Pelican Tractor Company; Great Basin Insurance; Shasta Litho Printing; Lighthouse Yogurt Company; AAA Property Management; and Klamath Falls Toyota.  Lithia Dodge sponsored the hole in one prize putting up a new 4 x 4 Ram truck–nobody won the truck but the United Way won by raising more than $9,000.  Our thanks to the many businesses who put up raffle prizes and purchased Tee box signs.   In addition to the above sponsors other prize donors included Harbor Links Golf Course, Shield Crest Golf Course, Running Y Golf Course, Lake Shastina Golf Course, Fiddler’s Green, Eagle Point Golf Course, Pappy Murphys, National Fitness & Racquet Club, Parker Rod & Gun Rack, Coming Attractions Theatre, YMCA, Diamond Home Improvement, Mia & Pia’s Pizzeria, Abby’s Pizza, Oregon Tech Athletic Department, and Main Street Jewelers.

The 22nd Annual United Way Community Golf Challenge shall be held on Saturday, September 10, 2022 at Harbor Links Golf Course.  More details shall be forthcoming. Corporate sponsors and raffle prize donations are always accepted and appreciated.

Tuesday, January 24, 2023 (12 noon to 1 p.m.)
United Way Annual Meeting & Volunteer Appreciation Event will be held on January 24, 2023.  Reservations will be required and the final campaign results will be announced at this meeting along with the introduction of 2023 board officers.   More information regarding the location and logistics of the event shall be forthcoming.

2022 Community Campaign

Jenine Stuedli

The 2021 Community Campaign kicked off on September 7th with a goal to raise $501,000. Amber Gomes served as Campaign Chairperson and $502,400 was raised.  Jenine Stuedli, Loan Consultant with Caliber Home Loans is the 2022 Campaign Chairperson.  

Volunteers are in the process of being recruited.   The 2022 campaign goal has been set at $507,000.  Listed below are the leadership volunteers who took part in helping surpass our 2021 campaign goal.   Please contact the United Way at 541-882-5558 if you wish to get involved.

To see the 2021 community campaign brochure, please click here.


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The United Way Community
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For the most current
results, please contact
the United Way office at
(541) 882-5558.


2021 Campaign Leadership Team
Amber Gomes Campaign Chairperson
Juan Maldonado Associate Campaign Chair
Jenine Stuedli Associate Campaign Chair
Sheri Hargrave Pacesetter Chair
John Rayl Agriculture Chair
Eric Rose Major Firms Chair
Brienne Humphrey Corporate Gifts Chair
Mychal Anos Professional Division Chair
Todd Andres Community Golf Challenge
Jeff Bullock Public Sector Chair
Tom Hottman  Marketing/Communications
John & Ann Novak Special Gifts Chairpersons
Daneen Dail Small Business Division
Hannah Heaton Commercial Division
Mel & Renee Ferguson Leadership Giving KEY Club
Captain Brandon McGraw Loaned Executive Recruitment Chair
Jeff Bullock Klamath County Schools
Teri Leeper Taylor Klamath Falls City Schools
Jessica Chastain, Andrea Lassett Klamath County Government
Nora Foster United Way Agencies
SSgt. Andrew Nauman Loaned Executive
Tsgt. Kevin Boozer Loaned Executive
2021 Campaign Goals
Division Volunteer Chairperson Goals
Agriculture  John Rayl $  48,000
Commercial  Hannah Heaton $  41,000
Major Firms Eric Rose $163,000
Corporate Gifts Brienne Humphrey $  48,000
Small Business  Daneen Dail $    6,200
Special Gifts  John & Ann Novak $ 73,500
Public Employees Jeff Bullock  $ 54,000
Professional Mychal Anos   $ 61,300
Special Events–Golf Challenge Todd Andres   $    6,000
Klamath Basin Total Lauren Jespersen $ 501,000

United Way Loaned Executive Program

The United Way Loaned Executive Management Development program is vital to the overall success of the United Way Community Campaign. These special volunteers are responsible for raising about 60% of the campaign goal.  Each executive volunteers between 15 and 20 hours during United Way’s nine-week fund drive. They attend a one day training and learn about the United Way member agencies, their programs, and much about United Way’s operating policies and procedures. The loaned executives meet with CEO’s and give presentations to thousands of employees at their workplace. There is no charge to participate in the program.

This is an especially great learning opportunity for new managers or people new to Klamath County. The 2021 Loaned Executive Management Development program started on Wednesday, Sept. 1st and concluded on Nov. 3rd. The following two loaned executive participants in the 2021 campaign were Tsgt. Kevin Bozgoz and SSgt. Andrew Nauman, both are with the Oregon Air National Guard at Kingsley Field.   For more information on this program, please contact Leroy Cabral at United Way, 541-882-5558. Our thanks to these individuals and to Kingsley Field for their on-going outstanding support to our community.

Serving as the chairman of the 2021 Loaned Executive program was Captain Brandon McGraw with Kingsley Field.   The 2022 Loaned Executive program orientation & training is set for Tuesday, September 6th from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.  More information shall be forthcoming.  Contact the Leroy Cabral at United Way, 541-882-5558 for more details or to get involved.

 Captain Brandon McGraw

Leadership Giving KEY Club

The United Way Leadership Giving KEY Club encourages annual gifts of $1,000 or more to the United Way. In 2021, there were 98 individuals who joined the KEY Club and contributed a record $212,564 for an average gift of $1,968. While every gift to United Way is important and appreciated, leadership gifts are vital and represent approximately  42% of United Way’s total campaign funds raised.

The 2021 KEY Club chairs were Mel & Renee Ferguson.   Please view our Donors & Volunteers page for a 2021 membership listing.