About Us

The United Way brings together people, companies and nonprofits to create positive sustainable change in our community. We work to solve issues no single donor, charity, or government agency can handle alone. By focusing on education, income and health, we help more children graduate and get stable jobs, help families become financially stable and improve the overall health of our community.

For more than 80 years, United Way has been serving the Greater Topeka area. We believe
everyone deserves the opportunity to succeed and we believe in the potential of every human being. Since 1980, United Way has invested $105 million into the community. Learn more about our history here.

Our Mission

To create positive sustainable change in our community.

Our Goals

Guided by community volunteers, United Way has developed five major goals all built on the foundation of education, income and health. Learn more about our goals and the work underway to meet these initiatives.

Our Leadership

Meet the  United Way Executive Team and Board of Directors.


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