During their four-year appointment to the governance body of the United Way of Douglas County, board members attend monthly board meetings and committee activities, and participate in the annual campaign and program accountability process.





We are Proud to announce this year’s United Way of Douglas County Campaign Co-Chairs are

Mr. & Mrs. Winter, Jr.


“If you care about people, you have to engage. The way to engage in this community is United Way.”

"United Way fights for health, education and financial stability for every person in Douglas County.  As this year’s Campaign Co-Chairs, Mary and I believe in the work that the United Way does; work like no other nonprofit agency.  UW works year round supporting and encouraging the collaborative efforts of its community partners under the focus of the three goals: health, education and financial stability.

As we face more competition for reduced state and federal funding, it becomes clearer to citizens —in communities around the globe and here at home — that the great work and generosity of our private workplaces, individual donors and volunteers is critical to meet the needs of our families, friends and neighbors. 

This campaign is a great opportunity for our community to become excited and involved through sharing our time by volunteering and increasing our generosity by giving.  With this synergy we become “community-centered.”  JOIN us in the good fight as we focus our resources on what matters most to the residents of Douglas County; our community impact goals:  health, education and financial stability for every person in Douglas County. 

We are so proud that our contributions to UW Douglas County stay here in Douglas County for its residents' improved quality of life." -Wint Winter, Campaign Co-Chair


Robert Day, President

Peggy Johnson, President Elect
Grant Huddin, Treasurer
Greg Gardner, Secretary

Kathy Branson, Lawrence School District

Becki Carl, Lawrence Memorial Hospital

Robert Day, Westar Energy

Olivia Feathers, Kansas University Student                    

Rahelle Fischer, Emprise Bank

Greg Gardner, National Guard 

Grant Huddin, Huddin CPA

Cindy Johnson, Therapy Works

Peggy Johnson, Community Volunteer

Jamie Lowe, Prairie Land Insurance

Joshua Mihesuah, Community Volunteer

Lauren Byrne, Barber Emerson, LC

Sarah Plinsky, Douglas County Government

Kurt Schueler, Garmin

Audrey Trowbridge, Lawrence Public School

Michael Wade Smith, University of Kansas


America Almaraz, Education Goal
Jackie Bogner, Health Goal

Laurie Comstock, Health Goal
Charles Kuszmaul, Education Goal
Wendi Meisenheimer, Financial Stability Goal
Alan Swarts, Education Goal

If you are interested in serving in a leadership role with United Way,
please email one of the staff members listed below.


Jannette Taylor, President & CEO,

Linda Brandenburger, AmeriCorps Program Manager,

Shelly Hornbaker, United Way Roger Hill Volunteer Center Manager,

Carolyn Binns, Financial Manager,

Tammy Sabol, Pledge Manager,

Nadine Boyd, Administrative Assistant,

Lea Roselyn, Director of Community Impact,