Author Archives: Donna Swaffar

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 »

Position Announcement: VISTA with Neighborhood Opportunity for Wellness

To be considered for this position, please submit a cover letter and resume to Jillian Fisher, Senior Director of Community Impact at jillian.fisher@unitedwaytopeka.org  POSITION DESCRIPTION (Open as PFD or Word) Job Title:  AmeriCorps VISTA – Neighborhood Opportunity for Wellness (N.O.W.) Reports To:  Senior Director, Community Impact, United Way of Greater Topeka (UWGT) Job Level/Status:  Exempt Division: … Read More »

Christmas Bureau Adopters Serve 1,812 Households

Christmas Bureau adopters and United Way serve 1,812 households TOPEKA, KAN. (DEC. 19, 2017) – Community members and organizations and United Way of Greater Topeka are making sure that all 1,812 households that qualified for adoption through the Christmas Bureau have a merrier Christmas this week. This was the first year since 2014 that not… Read More »

Request for Proposals: 2018 Basic Needs Grants

INVESTMENT PANEL VOLUNTEERS NEEDED! Contact Kimberly Wolff to sign up.     View/Download the PDF file of the 2018 Basic Needs RFP. Download the Microsoft Word file of the 2018 Basic Needs RFP. 2018 Basic Needs Request for Proposal October 30, 2017 Contents United Way of Greater Topeka Grant Availability RFP Process Timeline Organizational Eligibility Requirements… Read More »