Jayhawks Give Back
Jayhawks worldwide lend their time and talents to benefit their communities. Through monetary donations and community service hours, board positions and developing new programs, KU alumni and students are committed to making their communities better.
Our new Jayhawks Give Back program celebrates ’Hawks who are making a difference in ways big and small. Each quarter, we’ll feature a member of the KU family and their story.
If you know a Jayhawk who should be featured in Jayhawks Give Back, let us know!
The Jayhawks Give Back program is brought to you by Andrew Wymore, senior Realtor with ReeceNichols. Andrew has partnered with the KU Alumni Association to create the Give Back Initiative, which provides 10% of his commission to the assocation. Andrew specialize in the Greater Kansas City and Johnson County area; however, the Give Back program applies nationwide. Contact Andrew at 913.515.2386 or AWymore@ReeceNichols.com for more information.
Ellen Kuwana, WeGotThisSeattle.org
Ellen Kuwana, c’92, was first featured on our blog in July for her efforts to safely deliver food to health care workers during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The side hustle turned into a full-time commitment on weekends and eventually led Kuwana, a scientist by training, to quit her full-time job to launch WeGotThisSeattle.org. Now she spends her days coordinating donations, picking up food from Seattle-area businesses, and bringing the food to lab workers and other health care personnel.
Kuwana and her organization have now assisted more than 20,000 frontline workers, and she’s continuously evolving her process based on current COVID-19 recommendations. Stay tuned for an update!