About Us

United Way of Greater Topeka
1527 SW Fairlawn Rd
Topeka,KS 66604

Angel Romero, Resource Development
Brett Martin, Community Impact
Donna Swaffar, Communications
Jennifer Butts, Finance
Jessica Lehnherr, CEO
Jessica Neuman Barraclough, Volunteer Engagement
Joyce Katzer, Applications/IT
Juliet McDiffett, Community Impact
Lexi Ray, Resource Development
Marty Hillard, Resource Development
Nancy Muller, Administrative Assistant
Sasha Doel, Finance
Terri Long, Resource Development
Valerie Thieme, Finance

United Way of Greater Topeka 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.

Read the most recent Report to the Community, or watch our latest video:


Learn more about our history.


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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