About Us

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

Due to ongoing COVID-19 concerns our office is closed except by appointment and most staff continue to work remotely. Email contact information is provided below.

Angel Romero, VP
Resource Development (RD)
Brett Martin, VP
Community Impact (CI)
Jessica Lehnherr,
Marty Hillard,
RD/Workplace Campaigns
Juliet McDiffett,
CI/Impact and City Grants
Nancy Muller,
Administrative Assistant
Open Position, Director of Donor Experiences and Legacy Giving Maria Torrez Anderson,
CI/Early Literacy & CGLR
Valerie Thieme,
Terri Long,
RD/Administrative Assistant
G’Tobia Washington
CI/Pathways Grant Coordinator
Jennifer Butts,
Joyce Katzer,
Sasha Doel,
Donna Swaffar,
Jessica Neuman Barraclough, Volunteer Engagement

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 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 Commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Social justice and equity are now a formal part of UWGT’s strategic planning framework, from operations, to grant-making, to personal development. 

United Way of Greater Topeka Diversity, Equity, Inclusion Statement

To truly Live United, we must commit to placing diversity, equity, and inclusion at the forefront of our work, internally and externally.

A successful fight for the education, financial stability, and health of every person requires that we listen to, learn from, and amplify the voices of those who are most in need and those who have been traditionally underrepresented.

We recognize that everyone in our United Way community brings value to our mission. We understand every employee, donor, volunteer, partner and stakeholder brings different experiences, perspectives, and expectations. We respect and encourage insight and participation from all.

We actively promote a variety of voices among our staff, volunteer committees and Board of Directors, and the non-profit community.

We commit to being curious and courageous in how we communicate with each other. We do so in a constant effort to grow and move our community forward together.

Our Leadership

Meet the United Way Executive Team and Board of Directors.


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