Author Archives: Donna Swaffar

Shawnee County Coalition Earns 3rd Pacesetter Award

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                    Contact: Jillian Fisher 785-228-5114 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: 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  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 »

2018 Basic Needs RFP Available October 30, 2017

For Immediate Release October 11, 2017 Juliet McDiffett, Director of Community Impact 785-273-4804 x122 United Way of Greater Topeka to issue Requests for Proposals (RFPs) for 2018 Basic Needs Grants October 11, 2017, TOPEKA, KANS.—Charitable organizations interested in receiving a United Way of Greater Topeka (UWGT) grant for Basic Needs Assistance should plan to… Read More »

2017 Christmas Bureau applications start October 24

For Immediate Release 10/6/2017 UNITED WAY CONTACT Donna Swaffar, Communications Manager 785.228.5111 2017 Christmas Bureau Application Process Starts October 24 at New Location October 6, 2017, Topeka, KAN– Topeka Housing Authority’s Johnston Community Center building in the Echo Ridge neighborhood will be the site for the 2017 Shawnee County Christmas Bureau application process. Low-income… Read More »

2017 Annual Meeting

Sept. 28, 2017, Topeka, KAN–United Way of Topeka marked a transition of leadership today at its annual meeting. CEO Jessica Lehnherr spoke to more than 250 community leaders, volunteers and nonprofit partners at the noon gathering in the Maner Conference Center. Topeka Capital-Journal Publisher and United Way board member Zach Ahrens served as emcee for… Read More »

News from UWGT–September 2017

Thank you for your patience while we work through some bugs with our newsletter system. For now, we will be sending some simpler emails to keep you updated on how your investment is changing lives in our community. We’ll include links to more success stories and details of upcoming events and opportunities. Thank you for… Read More »

Now Hiring: Administrative Assistant

TITLE: Administrative Assistant REPORTS TO: CEO Job Level/Status: Hourly   Apply for this job PURPOSE Provides direct administrative support to the CEO and other staff as necessary. RESPONSIBILITIES Supports the CEO in all secretarial and administrative matters, as needed and as assigned. Attends All meetings of the Board and Executive Committee as well as other… Read More »