United Way Investment Panel Volunteers Needed

It’s that time of year again! Investment panels are being held in April. We have six (6) renewal panels as well and one(1) new RFP in Early Education.

Please take a look at the schedule below to see if any of the dates will allow you to volunteer on one or more panels.

Renewal Panels








April 8th 2:00 – 5:00pm On-Grade Tutoring United Way of Greater Topeka Offices
April 11th 2:00 – 5:00pm On-Grade School Support United Way of Greater Topeka Offices
April 19th 9:00 – 12:00pm FS – Youth Financial Literacy United Way of Greater Topeka Offices
April 22nd 9:00 – 12:00pm FS – Adult Job Security United Way of Greater Topeka Offices
April 25th 2:00 – 5:00pm EE – Preschool United Way of Greater Topeka Offices
April 26th 9:00 – 12:00pm FS – Adult Financial Management United Way of Greater Topeka Offices












April 12th 9:00 – 5:00pm* EE – Home Visitation United Way of Greater Topeka Offices

Each of the renewal panels require at a minimum 3 panel volunteers who served on the original panel when the funding decision was made last spring.

Also on the renewal panel we would like to have a minimum of 3 new volunteers participate.  The goal is 9 or more volunteers on the renewal panels.

For those of you who are new to the United Way investment process, while the partners are funded for 3 years, we renew their contracts yearly. United Way is volunteer driven and all of our investment decisions are made by volunteers. Renewals allow our partners to explain what went well this last year, what they learned, and provide explanation of any changes in their budget request. Volunteers review narrative questions, their 2016 (year 2) proposed budget, and their projected numbers of clients (students) served and percent they anticipate to reach for each specified outcome. Panel volunteers  will review these materials through an online platform and then will convene on specified dates to discuss as a group the partners’ application and make the investment decision.

*We ask you to prepare for a full day for a new RFP. However depending on how many applications are received it may or may not take the full day. Lunch will be provided for full day panels. For this process and for a new RFP having 15 – 18 panel volunteers ensures we are being good stewards of UW dollars and placing it where the largest impact will be made in our community.

You can register to volunteer for one of the 7 panels by CLICKING HERE and then clicking on the Volunteer Investment Panelist button which looks like this  .

Please let me know if you have any questions or comments regarding this information. Whether you are able or unable to participate on a panel this April I would greatly appreciate it if you will forward this information on to family, friends and co-workers who may have an interest in being a part of the work United Way of Greater Topeka as well as how UWGT invests in our community.

Kind Regards,

Kimberly Wolff

Director of Volunteer Engagement

United Way of Greater Topeka

Phone:  785.228.5120  |  Cell: 785.393.1107  |  Fax: 785.273.2467

1315 SW Arrowhead Road, Topeka, KS  66604

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