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  • Aubrey Mentis, United Way Community Impact Manager for Health, poses with his dad.

Get to Know…Aubrey Mentis, Community Impact Manager for Health

October 25, 2022|

Describe your role at United Way.

One of the most important roles I have is to facilitate and maintain strategic alliances/partnerships with public, private and non-profit organizations. I get to develop, integrate and implement programs that address United Way of the Plains’ health initiatives. Every day, I’m advocating for social . . . [Read More]

  • Young Leaders United hosted Serve United, a week of volunteer opportunities for young professionals at Wichita area nonprofits.

Young Leaders United and community volunteers help eight organizations for Serve United Week.

October 14, 2022|

Serve United Week is an event to help connect the next generation of leaders into community service projects.

We know that volunteering can add to a feeling of collaboration, community and accomplishments, but did you know it can also lead to job growth, professional networking and friendship building?

This week, . . . [Read More]

  • Five ideas of how to reallocate funds from student loan forgiveness.

Qualify for student loan forgiveness?

October 11, 2022|

Here are some responsible ways to put your newfound savings to good use.

Are you one of the thousands that will benefit from your student loans being forgiven? If so, make the smartest move with your savings.

Michelle Presnell, United Way Community Impact Manager for Financial Stability, shares her top five ideas . . . [Read More]

  • United Way of the Plains is proud to support the Asian Health Fair and help more individuals in our community access healthcare.

Wichita Asian Association hosts unique health fair with help from United Way of the Plains

September 30, 2022|

How do you access healthcare when you don’t speak the language? The fear is, those who encounter language barriers go without regular access to doctors, dentists, optometrists and medical specialists. The Wichita Asian Association (WAA) decided to pilot a solution for Wichita’s Asian community by interconnecting a health fair to . . . [Read More]


Our focus is on healtheducationfinancial stability and basic needs—the building blocks for a good quality of life and a strong community. Click below to learn more about what we’re doing, the programs we invest in and our lasting impact in each area.