Lead United

Amplify your impact to transform our community.

Become a champion for change. Lead United is transforming south central Kansas into a place where all can thrive.

Lead United members believe a strong community is one where all people can rise above challenges and realize a better tomorrow.

Through an annual investment of $1,000 or more, members partner with United Way to create pathways to opportunity for all. Together, we are improving our neighbors’ health and well-being, helping young people realize their full potential, creating a stronger financial future for every generation and addressing the urgent needs of those in crisis.

Become a member

Click the button below to join this dynamic group of leadership givers with an annual donation of $1,000 or more. If your company hosts a workplace campaign for United Way, check to see if they include the option to join on their pledge card. If not, contact Emily Juhnke, United Way of the Plains Associate Vice President of Philanthropy, at ejuhnke@unitedwayplains.org or (316) 267‑1321, ext. 4213, to express your desire to join. 

Membership Levels
  • Pacesetter: $1,000 – $2,499
  • Gamechanger: $2,500 – $4,999
  • Torchbearer: $5,000 – $7,499
  • Champion: $7,500 – $9,999
Benefits of Membership
  • Grow your professional network and visibility in the community as a philanthropic leader.
  • Attend exclusive events to learn about issues you care about.
  • Take part in exclusive, family-friendly volunteer opportunities with United Way-funded programs to see your generosity at work.
  • Receive ongoing updates about community challenges and how United Way is overcoming them with the help of your investment.

Benefits and events are covered by generous corporate sponsors.

“Giving at a leadership level is very important to us. We know our gift will make an immediate and significant difference in the lives of those in our community who need it most.”

– MaeLauren and Matthew Hudson

Portrait of Matthew and MaeLauren Hudson.


Special thanks to the Advisory Cabinet, which provides strategic direction to the programming and growth of the Lead United.

Headshot of Bradley Dyer.

Bradley Dyer
Business Development
Credit Union of America

Headshot of Lindsi Fulcher.

Lindsi Fulcher
Diversity & Inclusion Officer
Emprise Bank

Headshot of MaeLauren Hudson.

MaeLauren Hudson
Wealth Advisor
6 Meridian

Headshot of Doug Ledbetter.

Doug Ledbetter
Ernst & Young LLP

Headshot of Jennifer Szambecki.

Jennifer Szambecki
Chief of Staff

Headshot of John Trowbridge.

John Trowbridge
Senior Vice President of Business Development
Allen, Gibbs & Houlik

Headshot of Becky Washington.

Becky Washington
Employee Experience Supervisor


Contact Emily Juhnke, United Way of the Plains Associate Vice President of Philanthropy, at ejuhnke@unitedwayplains.org or (316) 267‑1321, ext. 4213.