Friday, March 27, 2015

Robbins to Chair United Way

Topeka Public Schools Deputy Superintendent of Operations Larry Robbins was formally introduced as the new Chairman of United Way of Greater Topeka’s Board of Directors. At UWGT’s annual meeting, Robbins spoke about his new position on the board. “I welcome this role as chair of a board of truly committed volunteers,” he said.

Robbins has served as a board member for multiple years and is motivated to offer his time and talents to UWGT because he has witnessed the positive impact the agency has had on the community. A love of Topeka- the city in which Robbins was raised- is another reason he has chosen to play an active role at UWGT. “We have a good community. But it’s a good community that can be improved. Community impact is United Way of Greater Topeka’s purpose. Bringing together people, companies and non-profits to affect positive, sustainable change in our community--- that’s what we’re all about. Focusing on education, financial stability and health, United Way is facilitating the work necessary to have the community that all of us can be proud of.”

Robbins will serve as UWGT’s Chairman of the Board for two years.