United Way Looks to Future at Annual Meeting

By: 13 News
By: 13 News

The United Way of Greater Topeka is looking to the future.

The organization held its annual meeting Monday. They passed the gavel from outgoing board chairman Joe Aleshire to new chair Melissa Hungerford.

The United Way also celebrated the success of its recent fundraising campaign.

The organization won't rest for long, though. CEO Miriam Krehbiel says planning is already underway for the next fundraising campaign. She says the organization also will work to set goals for the next decade.

Krehbiel says, over the next 12 to 18 months, the organization will bring together leaders from the community, business and government to develop the goals. She says such involvment is critical because implementing the goals will be a community effort.

In addition, Krehbiel says the United Way will continue to raise money to support its programs and assure donors their money is being used in the best possible ways. She says they'll also work to show the community the positive results United Way programs are getting.

Kriehbel says the major effort is led by volunteers. WIBW General Manager Jim Ogle is the volunteer chairperson for the 2009 campaign.

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