Gwen Kochman Joins Philanthropy Department at United Way of the Plains

WICHITA, Kan., Monday, Aug. 30, 2021 — United Way of the Plains is pleased to announce that Gwen Kochman has joined the team as an Associate Director of Philanthropy. Kochman started her professional career in Denver, Colorado, with the American Red Cross. She brings more than fifteen years of nonprofit experience to her new position.

Anne Chandler, Vice President of Philanthropy for United Way of the Plains, welcomed Kochman and said, “We’re very fortunate to have recruited Gwen to both our community and to our organization. She brings a love for nonprofit work to her position and expertise in donor cultivation. She’ll be a strong advocate for United Way of the Plains and an asset to the Wichita region.”

Kochman is a graduate of the University of Denver where she earned a Bachelor of Arts, Law & Society with a minor in Communications.


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United Way of the Plains is a nonprofit and for-impact organization that focuses on health, education and financial stability – 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: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn and TikTok.


Published On: August 30, 2021


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