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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 August 16, 2019 Send Resume and Cover Letter to HR@unitedwaytopeka.org Job Objective: Provide strong, innovative leadership for UWGT with a focus on planning, developing, and carrying out successful annual… Read More »

2018-19 Community Campaign: $2.53 million

July 25, 2019–United Way of Greater Topeka thanked its donors and partners today for pledging $2,531,552.25 in the past year to support work in education, financial stability in health for the residents of the Greater Topeka area. United Way staff, volunteers and supporters attended the noon celebration announcement at Capitol Federal’s pocket park at 7th… Read More »

United Way receives $228,000 grant for Imagination Library

Imagination Library Partners Announce $228,000 Grant from Kansas Health Foundation Three-year contribution benefits early literacy efforts of United Way and Library July 10, 2019, TOPEKA, KS — Young readers in Shawnee County have received a big boost from the Kansas Health Foundation (KHF). United Way of Greater Topeka CEO Jessica Lehnherr and Topeka and Shawnee… Read More »

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 »

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 »

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 »