Shockers give back through United Way

Wichita State University believes in being a part of long-lasting change in the community. It’s also important to support an organization that is helping Shockers. Last year, United Way funded programs helped our employees 901 times. Your gift also helped your neighbors. See graphic at right for an estimate of how many people United Way helped last year.

United Way improves lives from the ground up. How? By focusing on the fundamentals—education, income and health. These form the foundation of a good life and better community for all. Learn more at

United Way makes it easy to get involved…

Find the perfect volunteer opportunity
The United Way Volunteer Center can match your interests with the needs of more than 300 nonprofit organizations in Wichita and south central Kansas-including agencies not receiving United Way funding.

Giving options
Shockers can give to one or more of the following:

  • Community Fund to support over 70 health and human service programs and direct services
  • Focus Areas of Education, Income and Health
  • Initiatives & Programs like “Be There!” school attendance initiative and Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library.
  • A specific local nonprofit human service agency. See details:

Participation is easy with payroll deduction
It’s easy for an employee to have a direct impact on the community by donating a portion of his or her paycheck each pay period. Complete the United Way General Pledge Card and send to Wichita State University Payroll, Box 38. Printed copies are also available in Human Resources, care of Total Rewards.

Reviewed: 09/10/16 KC

Revised: 10/19/2017 DC