Cathy’s Story

Ensuring Wise Investments

Cathy Gates

Member, Board of Directors

Cathy Gates knows the importance of fiscal responsibility.

Cathy is an audit partner at Ernst & Young. She is also a member of the Tulsa Area United Way Board of Directors and serves on the Finance and Audit Committee.

“The most impressive aspect of the Tulsa Area United Way to me is the level of accountability of the partner agencies. This ensures that we remain good stewards of the community’s money.”

Through her participation in Ernst & Young’s United Way campaign, Cathy was moved by speakers from partner agencies. It was after this experience that she decided to get more involved with TAUW and was asked to serve on the board.

“I’ve enjoyed learning more about the power of the United Way’s Community Investments process and how it identifies the greatest needs in our community.”

She has gotten an inside glimpse into what TAUW partner agencies do first hand and the incredible impact TAUW dollars have when they are invested back into the community.