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Every year, hundreds of employees in Douglas County get involved in workplace giving campaigns to support local United Way solutions that improve education, financial stability and health.

The United Way workplace campaign unites employees in all offices or branches of a company, and gives them an opportunity to donate, volunteer and speak out for causes that matter to them. You can see the results in your own backyard, even as you're part of a larger mission to affect change worldwide.

The United Way of Douglas County is pleased to announce it’s 2018-19 Campaign Co-Chairs, Scott and Linda Robinson. 

They are both University of Kansas graduates and as long-time Lawrence residents, have committed their lives to making 
this Douglas County a better community. The Robinson’s work over the years have focused on the United Way’s Community 
Impact areas of health, education and financial stability. 
Linda has worked with numerous health and education organizations in the county. Her work in education includes founding 
the Lawrence Education Achievement Partners (LEAP), now housed at Kennedy Elementary school, and serving on the 
Lawrence School Board for eight years.  For the past 7 years, she has served on the Endowment Board of Bert Nash, and has 
become acutely aware of the mental health needs in our county.
Scott is focused on the health needs of our county, both physical and mental. He established the Lawrence Emergency 
Medicine Physicians Associates in 1994, which still staffs the doctors for the Emergency Department at LMH, and added the 
Hospitalist doctors to that group in 2005. Scott practices at the Wound Healing Center and serves as the Director of 
Hyperbaric Medicine.  Scott’s past community involvement includes serving as Medical Director for the Lawrence Douglas 
County Fire and Medical, participating in the Bike Safety Helmet Fair, serving as the President of the Douglas County Medical 
Society , and serving as the President of the Kansas Chapter of the American College of Emergency Physicians.
As Martin Luther King once said, “Life’s most persistent and urgent question is ‘what are you doing for others’?”
“We live in a time where there are many divisive forces in our world, our nation, our state, and in our own community,” say 
the Robinsons, “and the thing we most appreciate about United Way is that it is a uniting force to bring people together 
for the common good.
Scott and Linda are proud Leadership Givers of the United Way. They choose to give to the United Way because of the 
emphasis on collaboration to meet community need. By encouraging collaboration across agencies, the United Way is able 
to avoid duplication of resources and spread our community dollars further.  They believe in the power of Uniting to 
accomplish more than any organization could alone to provide a continuum of support to people in need. 
Join Scott and Linda in Living United for Douglas County.