Emily Juhnke joins United Way of the Plains

WICHITA, Kan., Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2023 — United Way of the Plains has announced the addition of Emily Juhnke to the Philanthropy team. As Associate Vice President of Philanthropy, Juhnke will be responsible for assisting with the implementation of high-level fundraising strategies and leadership programs. Juhnke’s professional career spans nearly twenty years in Wichita and includes leadership roles at Keycentrix, LLC, Gardner Design, Allen, Gibbs & Houlik and Koch Industries subsidiary Invista. Her volunteer experiences include board positions with Wichita Independent Business Association and Old Cowtown Museum. She is a past president of the Wichita chapter of the American Marketing Association. Juhnke is a graduate of Friends University where she earned a BA in English as well as a Global MBA in Change Management.

Headshot of Emily Juhnke.United Way of the Plains Vice President of Philanthropy Gwen Kochman said, “We’re delighted to add someone to our team who embraces innovation and is so well-connected throughout the business community. Her extensive experience will strengthen our entire team and help us engage more partners in our efforts to create change that advances the common good for the people of south central Kansas.”


MEDIA CONTACT: Angie Prather, Vice President of Marketing and Chief Community Engagement Officer, (316) 267-1321, aprather@unitedwayplains.org

United Way of the Plains is a nonprofit and for-impact organization that focuses on healtheducation, financial stability and basic needs – the building blocks for a good quality of life and a strong community. Our mission is to improve lives by harnessing the caring power of our community to advance the common good in south central Kansas. Follow us on these social media channels: FacebookX (formerly Twitter)InstagramLinkedIn and TikTok.


Published On: August 17, 2023


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