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Jillian Castaneda has joined the team at United Way of the Plains
United Way of the Plains welcomed Jillian Castaneda to the team today. Castaneda has been hired as a Crisis Housing Specialist. In her new role, she will work as part of the Coordinated Entry System (CES) team reporting to the Community Impact Manager for Basic Needs. This position is funded . . . [Read More]
“Be the Buffalo.” Advice to this year’s graduates from United Way’s President and CEO.
United Way President and CEO Pete Najera was invited to give this year’s commencement address at the WSU Tech graduation. Below is an excerpt of his advice for this year’s graduates.
As you begin your journey outside of Koch Arena, you may encounter adversity from time to time. There’s a famous . . . [Read More]
Wichita – Sedgwick County 2023 Point-In-Time Homeless Count Results Released
The annual Point-In-Time (PIT) Homeless Count is a national effort undertaken once a year by professionals and volunteers to count those who are currently homeless in communities across the United States. The results provide a snapshot of persons encountered during the one-day count and are used to identify resources needed . . . [Read More]
United Way of the Plains Welcomes Two New Team Members
Two departments have added new members to their teams today.
Brandis Wille has joined Philanthropy as the director of leadership gifts and planned giving. Wille will expand the individual major gifts program by connecting donors with causes that strengthen the community. She recently relocated to Wichita from the Kansas City area . . . [Read More]
United Way of the Plains Announces $5.4 Million Investment in Area Programs
United Way of the Plains has announced funding for 73 human service programs to help individuals and families throughout south central Kansas achieve their human potential. The $5.4 million investment is part of the annual Opportunity on the Plains funding cycle and includes $656,889 in donor-designated funds. It is the . . . [Read More]
United Way of the Plains welcomes Angela Bell
Angela Bell has joined United Way of the Plains as a full-time accounting clerk.
Bell will be responsible for accounts receivable and payable transaction entry for the finance team. She fills a role recently vacated by Kourtnie Craig, who was promoted to Accountant last month. Both Kourtnie and Angela report to . . . [Read More]
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