United Way Campaign

Got a question?

Call Human Resources at 785.670.1538 with questions about your forms. Questions about campaign events? Contact committee co-chairs Vicki Baer (ext. 2100) and Dorothy Hedman (ext. 1634).

Human ResourcesRead the information packet cover sheet
The annual Washburn campaign

Washburn's annual campaign is underway March 25 through April 8. The wrap up event is planned for April 10.

Check out this year's planned events
Want to know more about the United Way?

United Way of Greater Topeka is reachable at 785.273.4804

United Way of Greater Topeka
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150 Hours of Service

to United Way of Greater Topeka.

Why United Way?

United Way of Greater Topeka brings together people, companies and nonprofits to create positive, sustainable change in our community. With its partners, United Way works to solve challenges no single donor, charity or government agency can handle alone. By focusing on education, income and health, United Way

  • helps more young people graduate from high school and get stable jobs
  • helps families become financially stable and
  • helps to improve the over all health of our community.

For more than 80 years, United Way has been changing and improving lives throughout the Topeka area. United Way believes everyone deserves the opportunity to succeed and it believes in the potential of every human being.

Donate $150 or more!

If you donate $150 or more annually as an unrestricted donation, you will be part of the United Way Caring Club and receive special discounts from vendors throughout Greater Topeka. You'll also be invited to a special Washburn Caring Club reception.

Get involved

Special events for faculty and staff on the campuses of Washburn University and Washburn Tech will be held throughout the 150 Hours of United Way campaign. Learn more about the planned events.

Think 150

At events throughout the campaign, think 150!

  • $1.50 to donate a book for United Way's Young Reader Leader program, to participate in the Pop-a-Shot competition or buy a giant cookie, ice cream cone or kettle corn.
  • $15 to purchase a Washburn/United Way T-shirt or two-dozen frosted sugar cookies available for pick up April 3.
  • $150 unrestricted donation for membership in the Caring Club. 

Completed pledge forms must be returned to Human Resources (Morgan 118) by Wednesday, April 8.

Thank you

This year's campaign kickoff was a great success! The giant cookies sold out quickly and Pop-A-Shot was a great time. Thank you all! Remember, you can buy a T-shirt or a book for the Young Reader Leader program in the Union throughout the campaign.