Annie’s Story

Meet the Future President of the United States

Annie Cramton

Girl Scout, Girl Scouts of Eastern Oklahoma

Nine-year-old Annie Cramton believes she can become President of the United States.

After getting to know Annie during the 2014 campaign, many United Way supporters do not doubt her assertion.

At the end of last year’s campaign video, Annie famously stated, “I believe I can do anything now – even become President of the United States.”

“That belief is the result of a smart and determined little girl, strong parenting and community support of her determination,” said Mark R. Graham, President and CEO of the Tulsa Area United Way.

Annie was one of three United Way “ambassadors” in 2014, joining Emeka Nnaka and Christina Ramsey, who spoke at company kickoff events during the 2014 campaign. The trio also was featured in United Way branding, including all collateral materials.

“They really became the heart and soul of the campaign and contributed mightily to its success,” Graham said.

All three received assistance from multiple United Way partner agencies.

Annie received a scholarship to become a Girl Scout when her parents were unable to meet the costs associated with membership, travel and uniforms.

“She wouldn’t have had the opportunity to gain the leadership skills and confidence as a Girl Scout without the help of the United Way,” says her mother, Lori Cramton.

Annie was an eloquent ambassador for the Girl Scouts as well as the United Way campaign, Graham said.

“It’s hard to believe she’s only nine years old,” he stated. “I believe we’re looking at a future community leader.”