About Us

The United Way brings together people, companies and nonprofits to create positive sustainable change in our community. We work to solve issues no single donor, charity, or government agency can handle alone. By focusing on education, financial stability and health, we help more children graduate and get stable jobs, help families become financially stable and improve the overall health of our community.


For more than 80 years, United Way has been serving the Greater Topeka area. We believe
everyone deserves the opportunity to succeed and we believe in the potential of every human being. Since 1980, United Way has invested $110 million into the community. Learn more about our history here.


Our Vision

Connected individuals and families maximizing their potential.

Our Mission

To achieve positive sustainable change through education, financial stability and health for everyone in our community.

Our Goals

basic-needs-mapGuided by community volunteers, United Way has developed five major goals all built on the foundation of education, financial stability and health. Learn more about our goals and the work underway to meet these initiatives. We also continue to support basic needs assistance to help those in crisis move toward long-term stability.

Our Leadership

Meet the United Way Executive Team and Board of Directors.


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