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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 jmcdiffett@unitedwaytopeka.org 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 donna.swaffar@unitedwaytopeka.org 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 »

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 »

Now Hiring: Director of Community Impact

POSITION DESCRIPTION Job Title:  Director of Community Impact Reports To:  VP, Community Impact Job Level/Status:  Exempt Division:  Community Impact Apply for this job  Job Summary The Director of Community Impact organizes and develops programs to achieve community impact initiatives and policies as laid out by the UWGT Board of Directors and community volunteer committees, under… Read More »

Estate Planning Seminar

Our next Estate Planning Seminar will be Wednesday, October 11 at Heritage Bank, 3024 SW Wanamaker. More details coming soon on our presenter, Attorney Joshua Decker with Coffman, DeFries and Northern, P.A. Please contact Wendy Coonrod, wendy.coonrod@unitedwaytopeka.org or 785.228.5123, to reserve your spot. This seminar is free and includes a complimentary lunch.  Estate Planning Seminar… Read More »

Shawnee County Campaign for Grade-Level Reading Honored Again as Pacesetter

National Campaign for Grade-Level Reading Awards 2nd Pacesetter to Shawnee County Collaboration rewarded Second Pacesetter in three years Topeka, Kansas (March 31, 2017) – Shawnee County has been honored for the second time in three years as a Pacesetter by the Campaign for Grade-Level Reading (CGLR). The Campaign was cited for exemplary work in eliminating barriers faced… Read More »

Resource Corner: Free Tax Preparation

Want to do your taxes on your own? Watch our quick video below to learn about FREE tax filing for individuals who earned less than $64,000 last year. MyFreeTaxes is an easy, safe, and free way to file your taxes online. Available for residents in all 50 states and the District of Columbia, you can file your… Read More »