For more than 80 years, United Way of Greater Topeka has been committed to helping our most vulnerable neighbors build better lives. Starting as a local Community Chest during the Great Depression, the organization evolved into United Way of Greater Topeka in 1975.
Today, United Way invests in more than 20 community partners that provide innovative, measurable and accountable solutions to challenges in education, financial stability and health. We continue to support those in crisis by funding basic needs. We connect volunteers to causes they are passionate about and connect those in need to the resources that can stabilize their situation.
As a member of the Oliverius Society, your legacy gift will ensure that the evolving needs of everyone in our community will be met. Whether you commit your gift to education, financial stability, health or simply dedicate your gift to the ongoing stability of United Way, you secure your spot in the history AND the future of our community.
Maynard Oliverius grew up on a farm in west central Kansas and graduated from Fort Hays State University with a bachelor of science in business administration. He later earned a master’s degree in health care administration from the University of Minnesota. Maynard served in numerous executive roles at Stormont-Vail HealthCare, retiring as President and CEO in June 2012. He has been very active in the community, serving on numerous boards at both the local and national level. He served United Way of Greater Topeka in many roles, including committee member, Board member, Board Chair and Campaign Chair.
Sarah Oliverius grew up in Lincoln, Nebraska. She holds a bachelor’s degree in dietetics from the University of Nebraska. She served as a professional consultant in food service management. Later, she joined Stormont Vail HealthCare as Director of Nutritional Services, serving in that role until retiring in 1989. Sarah served on several community boards and volunteered for numerous organizations in the Topeka community. She and Maynard have three sons and five grandchildren.
Noted for their generosity, Maynard and Sarah have named United Way of Greater Topeka in their will and continue to be passionate about the work United Way does in the Topeka community. They firmly support a mission of achieving positive, sustainable change through education, financial stability and health for everyone in our community.
To join the Oliverius Society simply complete and return the form, or call Wendy Coonrod at 785.228.5123.