Author Archives: Donna Swaffar

Help Close the Gap

MEDIA RELEASE 5.8.2019 UNITED WAY CONTACT Donna Swaffar, Communications Director Phone: 785.228.5111 E-mail: donna.swaffar@unitedwaytopeka.org United Way Calls on Community to “Close the Gap” and Protect Vital Services MAY 8, 2019, TOPEKA, KS—United Way of Greater Topeka leaders, partners and donors assembled today to ask for the community’s help to keep vital programs fully supported in… Read More »

2019 Jackson County Basic Needs Grants

For Immediate Release March 7, 2019 UNITED WAY CONTACT Donna Swaffar, Communications Director Phone: 785.273.4804 E-mail: donna.swaffar@unitedwaytopeka.org United Way of Greater Topeka To Issue Requests for Proposals (RFPs) for 2019 Jackson County Basic Needs Investment March 7, 2019, TOPEKA, KANS.—Charitable organizations interested in receiving United Way of Greater Topeka (UWGT) funding for Basic Needs Assistance… Read More »

Director of Workplace Campaigns

Job Title: Director of Workplace Campaigns, United Way of Greater Topeka (UWGT) Reports to: Vice President of Resource Development Job Level/Status: Exempt Salary Range: $32,000-$40,000 Review of Applications Begins March 11, 2019 Job Objective: To provide strong, innovative leadership for UWGT with a focus on planning, developing, and carrying out successful annual workplace campaigns to generate revenue for investment… Read More »

400 Christmas Bureau households still need help

For Immediate Release December 6, 2018 UNITED WAY CONTACT Kimberly Wolff, Director of Volunteer Engagement Phone: 785.228.5120 E-mail: kimberly.wolff@unitedwaytopeka.org Time is short to help more than 400 Christmas Bureau households TOPEKA, KAN. (DEC. 6, 2018) – United Way of Greater Topeka and all its Christmas Bureau partners and volunteers need the community’s help to help… Read More »

UWGT announces new tutoring partnerships with schools

United Way announces new tutoring partnerships with grade schools in three districts TOPEKA, KS, Nov. 19, 2018—United Way of Greater Topeka (UWGT) has announced new partnerships with three Shawnee County school districts to expand math and reading tutoring. The new grants will help students reach and stay on grade-level in elementary reading and math in… Read More »

2019 Basic Needs RFP

2019 Basic Needs RFP Timeline October 8, 2018 Request for proposal (RFP) released to community November 8, 2018 Proposals due to UWGT via e-CImpact online by 5:00 pm Dec. 3 – 14, 2018 Investment panel sessions (click to see panel volunteer opportunities) December 20, 2018 Applicants notified January 1, 2019 Grant cycle begins This post is a summary… Read More »

Tax Law Lunch and Learn

Join us for a free informative lunch and learn session with Megan Jones, Founder and President of the Jones Advisory Group. Megan will help you understand how recent tax reform could impact your charitable giving opportunities and estate planning. Wednesday, September 26 11:30 am — 1:00 pm Jones Advisory Group 2951 SW Woodside Dr. Topeka,… Read More »

Job Opening: Accounting Specialist

We are no longer seeking applicants for this position. Thanks for your interest! Accounting Specialist–Part-Time To apply, send resume to HR@unitedwaytopeka.com. Job Summary / Overview: The Accounting Specialist is responsible for accounts payable, accounts receivable, donation processing and grant processing. This position works closely with the Sr. Accounting Specialist and Chief Financial Officer. Key Duties… Read More »

Shawnee County Coalition Earns 3rd Pacesetter Award

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                    Contact: Jillian Fisher 785-228-5114 Jillian.Fisher@unitedwaytopeka.org Campaign for Grade-Level Reading Pacesetter Honors Announced SHAWNEE COUNTY RECOGNIZED FOR WORK IN SUPPORTING EARLY SCHOOL SUCCESS Topeka, Kansas (June 11, 2018) – Shawnee County has been honored for the second year in a row as a Pacesetter by the Campaign for Grade-Level Reading (CGLR). The… Read More »

2018 Impact RFP Meeting Scheduled for March 2

For Immediate Release February 13, 2018 UNITED WAY CONTACT Donna Swaffar, Communications Director Phone: 785.228.5111 E-mail: donna.swaffar@unitedwaytopeka.org United Way to release Request for Proposals for 3-year impact grants Agencies encouraged to attend informational meeting on March 2 February 13, 2018, TOPEKA, KS—Charitable organizations interested in receiving a United Way of Greater Topeka (UWGT) grant for… Read More »