Author Archives: Donna Swaffar

UWGT announces 2021-22 campaign goal

United Way kicks off annual campaign with $2 million goal announcement Sept. 16, 2021, Topeka, Kan.—United Way of Greater Topeka Campaign Chair Patrick Woods has challenged the community to change lives this year by raising $2 million to support work and collaboration in education, financial stability and health. Woods teamed up with UWGT CEO Jessica… Read More »

UWGT Board of Directors approves new members for 2021-22

July 22, 2021, Topeka, Kan.—At its official annual meeting Thursday, July 22, 2021, the United Way of Greater Topeka Board of Directors approved a slate of new officers and members. Departing board members: Becky Holmquist, US Bank (Past Chair) Lindsey Brees, FHL Bank (Treasurer/Finance Chair) Matt Pivarnik, Greater Topeka Partnership Sarah Sanders, Capitol Federal Corey… Read More »

UWGT to pursue national volunteer credential

Kansas Volunteer Commission selects United Way of Greater Topeka to pursue national credentials If successful, UWGT will join the top 11% of nonprofits nationwide to earn volunteer management and organizational performance honor July 22, 2021, TOPEKA, Kan.—The Kansas Volunteer Commission recently announced that United Way of Greater Topeka (UWGT) will join a cohort of seven… Read More »

Announcing 2021-22 Campaign Chair: Patrick Woods

Patrick Woods Steps Up as Volunteer Head of United Way Annual Fundraising Effort  July 14, Topeka, KS—United Way of Greater Topeka has tapped former board member Patrick Woods as its 2021-22 Campaign Chair. Leadership donors were among the first to congratulate Woods after United Way CEO Jessica Lehnherr surprised them with the announcement Wednesday at… Read More »

2021 Day of Giving is June 9

MEDIA ADVISORY 6/3/21 UNITED WAY CONTACTS Donna Swaffar, Communications Director WORKING REMOTELY 785.383.7451 (voice/text) Angel Romero, VP of Resource Development United Way Day of Giving Set for June 9 Fewer COVID restrictions mean new in-person events will complement 2nd annual online giving campaign United Way of Greater Topeka’s second annual Day of Giving happens Wednesday,… Read More »

City of Topeka Social Services Grants RFP for 2022

City of Topeka Social Service Grant Applications Open for 2022 Funding United Way of Greater Topeka to oversee Request for Proposal and Grant Management process April 21, 2021, TOPEKA, KS—As a vendor for the City of Topeka, United Way of Greater Topeka announces the release of the 2022 Social Services Community Development Block Grant &… Read More »

News Release: 2021 Grant Process Adapts to Pandemic

For Immediate Release: 1.28.2021 UNITED WAY CONTACT Donna Swaffar, Communications Director Phone: 785.383.7451 (voice/text) United Way announces changes to grant programs Impact grants adapt to COVID-19 response and recovery TOPEKA, KS, January 26, 2021—The challenges of COVID-19 have prompted temporary changes to United Way of Greater Topeka’s impact work timeline and grant process. United Way… Read More »

Pathways Project Coordinator

Project Coordinator – Pathways to a Healthy Kansas Shawnee County, KS Full Time Salary Range: $40,000-$43,000 Position is housed at United Way of Greater Topeka and reports to the UWGT Vice President of Community Impact. To apply, send cover letter and resume to HR@unitedwaytopeka.org. Applications will be reviewed as they are received. Position Summary The… Read More »