​​Phone: 620.241.5152                                                                         Email: uwmc@unitedwaymcpherson.org


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United Way of McPherson County is organized exclusively for charitable and educational purposes, including, for such purposes as, raising awareness, mobilizing funds, and the making of distributions to organizations that qualify as exempt organizations under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, or corresponding section of any future federal tax code.

The mission of the United Way of McPherson County is to build stronger communities by mobilizing resources in order to amplify and address common concerns for the common good.

In fulfilling this mission the United Way of McPherson County is committed to intentionally and explicitly addressing systemic gaps that hinder those of greatest need from accessing necessary resources. This includes maintaining policies and practices that support equitable representation and application of services.


​​2023 Board Members
President - Brad Miller, Farmers Alliance Mutual Insurance

President - Elect - Lara Vanderhoof, Central Christian College

Past President - ​Kena Dacus, Dacus Auto Body

Treasurer - ​Aly Weyand, Emprise Bank

Campaign Committee Chair - Cindy Goldsmith, Retired Financial Professional ​

Communication Committee Chair - Lindsey Helms, McPherson Public Library ​

Triathlon Committee Chair - Dara Reese, McPherson Center for Health

Community Impact Committee Chair - Lara Vanderhoof, Central Christian College

Allocation Committee Chair - Logan Schrag, Peoples Bank and Trust 

​Tina Anderson, HCI

Amy Beckman, McPherson College

Bret Christiansen, Succession +, LLC

Tina Lyne, Pfizer 

Josh Oliver, NuStar Energy

Kenny Yeung, Farmers Alliance Mutual Insurance

Jodi Baerg, John Mansville

Chuck Laughlin, K-State Research and Extension

​Jackie Gilby, Ameri-Corps

Alaina Polston, Saint Francis Ministries

Grace Colaw, Citizen State Bank

Karissa Hoffman, McPherson Opera House

Lenny Favara, Central Christian College

Lucas Lowry, BeWealth

Matthew Grieb, CHS

Erin O'Conner,


Board of Directors

The board of directors is the governing body of United Way of McPherson County. Membership consists of no more than 25 volunteers with each member serving a three-year term. Two consecutive terms may be served. In addition to attending regular board meetings, each board member serves on a standing committee of their choice to address ongoing agency activities related to community impact projects, fundraising and marketing, allocations and finance/personnel issues. Board members may also be assigned to adhoc committees as needs arise. The board of directors oversees the executive director who is responsible for all agency operations.


About Us

United Way of McPherson County
P.O. Box 55, McPherson, KS 67460

(620) 241-5152