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 2022 campaign goal  is set at $507,000 and is chaired by Jenine Stuedli, Loan Consultant with Caliber Home Loans.  Every gift is important and appreciated.  No gift is too small.  Gifts of stock, IRA contributions and others assets are welcome.  Planned Gifts help our local citizens over extended period of times.   We wish to thank Washington Federal Bank for donating their Campus branch to the United Way.  The United Way was able to sell the facility for $200,000 this September, and the United Way board of directors will determine how best to use these funds to help our local citizens for many years to come. 

Fundraising Events

Thursday, September 8, 2022 was the official United Way Community Campaign kick off held at the Waffle Hut on Main Street in Klamath Falls..   This marked the beginning of our 77th annual Community Campaign.  The United Way recruited more than 125 volunteers to help raise funds that will benefit 16 local social service agencies and assist thousands of local citizens.   Please contact the United Way at 541-882-5558 for more information on how to get involved.

Saturday, September 10, 2022  was the 22nd annual United Way Community Golf Challenge at Harbor Links Golf Course.   Todd Andres, regional business manager for Pacific Power was the tournament chairman.  Corporate sponsors of the event included Pacific Power (Premier Sponsor),  Klamath Energy, LLC; Umpqua Bank; Carter-Jones Collections Service; Sky Lakes Medical Center; eXp Realty (Margo Durand); Great Basin Insurance; Shasta Litho Printing; AAA Property Management; Klamath Falls Toyota, People’s Bank; Diamond Home Improvement; and Oregon Tech.  Lithia Dodge was the sponsor of the hole in one and put up a Jeep Wagoneer as the big prize.   Our thanks to the many businesses who donated 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, Mia & Pia’s Pizzeria, Abby’s Pizza, Oregon Tech Athletic Department, Ross Ragland Theater, Papa Murphys Pizza, and Main Street Jewelers.

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

2022 Community Campaign

Jenine Stuedli

Jenine Stuedli, Loan Consultant with Caliber Home Loans, is the 2022 Campaign Chairperson.  

The 2022 campaign goal has been set at $507,000 about 1% more than the $502,000 raised in 2021.  Listed below are the leadership volunteers who will help surpass our 2022 campaign goal.  Please contact the United Way at 541-882-5558 if you wish to get involved or make a tax-deductible contribution.

To see the 2022 community campaign brochure, please click here.


Created using the Donation Thermometer plugin$507,000Raised $480,000 towards the $507,000 target.$480,000Raised $480,000 towards the $507,000 target.95%
The United Way Community
Campaign tally changes daily.

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


2022 Campaign Leadership Team
Jenine Stuedli Campaign Chairperson
Juan Maldonado Associate Campaign Chairman
Anna Aylett Agriculture Chair
Eric Rose Major Firms Chair
Heather Curtis Corporate Gifts Chair
Dr. Jay Williams Professional Division Chair
Todd Andres Community Golf Challenge
Don McDonnell Public Sector Chair
Tom Hottman  Marketing/Communications
Ruth Olsen Special Gifts Chairpersons
Hannah Heaton Small Business Division
Daneen Dail Commercial Division
Mike & Laila Griffith 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
Lisa Bertash United Way Agencies
Paul Ocon Loaned Executive, Sky Lakes Medical Center
Mason Otero Loaned Executive, WaFd Bank
Kylie Thompson Loaned Executive, WaFd Bank
MSgt. Cliff Rutledge Loaned Executive, ORANG, Kingsley Field
TSgt. Megan Cornett Loaned Executive, ORANG, Kingsley Field
2022 Campaign Goals
Division Volunteer Chairperson Goals
Agriculture  Anna Aylett $  46,000
Commercial  Daneen Dail $  36,000
Major Firms Eric Rose $165,000
Corporate Gifts Heather Curtis $  45,500
Small Business  Hannah Heaton $    6,000
Special Gifts  Ruth Olsen $ 85,000
Public Employees Don McDonnell  $ 54,000
Professional Dr. Jay Williams   $ 63,500
Special Events–Golf Challenge Todd Andres   $    6,000
Klamath Basin Total Jenine Stuedli $ 507,000

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 2022 Loaned Executive Management Development program started on Wednesday, Sept. 7th with a one day orientation/training and will conclude on Nov. 2nd.   For more information on this program, please contact United Way, 541-882-5558.  Our sincere thanks to the Oregon Air National Guard, Kingsley Field for their on-going outstanding support to our community, especially during the 2-year COVID-19 pandemic.

Serving as the chairman of the 2022 Loaned Executive program is Captain Brandon McGraw with Kingsley Field.  

Captain Brandon McGraw


Loaned Executives Class of 2022
Pictured left to right are TSgt. Megan Cornett, MSgt. Cliff Rutledge (Kingsley Field); Paul Ocon (Sky Lakes Medical Center), Mason Otero and Kylie Thompson (WaFd Bank).

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.  Mike & Laila Griffith are chairing the 2022 Leadership Giving Key Club.