Women In Philanthropy News

Nearly 500 “Helping Hands” join to support children in Lincoln at annual United Way event

March 6, 2017  //  Women in Philanthropy

Wine bottles wrapped in rhinestones, desserts designed to tease the most determined dieter and bling by the basketful were on display to tempt those who attended United Way’s Women in Philanthropy 10th Annual Helping Hands Auction held at the Cornhusker Marriott Hotel on Jan. 26. Dozens of baskets loaded with silent auction items and a… Read the Full Story »

10th Annual Helping Hands Auction

November 1, 2016  //  Women in Philanthropy

Mark your calendars for our next big event, the 10th Annual United Way Women in Philanthropy Helping Hands Auction on Thursday January 26, 2017, at the Cornhusker Marriott Hotel. Event starts at 6:00 PM. Individual tickets are $35. This year’s auction will feature more wine and individual desserts, along with amazing live auction packages including:… Read the Full Story »

We want to help a lot of families

February 12, 2016  //  Women in Philanthropy

United Way Women in Philanthropy host 9th annual Helping Hands event The ballroom at Embassy Suites was filled to capacity on January 28 for one reason—raise over $30,000 to provide diapers and coats for children of struggling families in Lincoln. However, the evening wasn’t just about writing a check. First timers and long-time attendees agreed… Read the Full Story »

Women in Philanthropy Visionary Award

May 19, 2015  //  Women in Philanthropy

  Jenni has been a strong advocate and supporter of United Way of Lincoln and Lancaster County for nearly 10 years. Her dedication to this organization and our community is reflective in her commitment to ensuring the youth in our community succeed and go on to being productive citizens. Jenni has been diligent about educating… Read the Full Story »

2015 Helping Hands Auction

February 13, 2015  //  Women in Philanthropy

The ballroom at Embassy Suites became a shopping mecca on Jan. 29 as some 500 women oood and awwwed their way through the 400 scarves, hats, belts, jewelry and gift baskets displayed on tables that snaked around the perimeter of the room. The event was the 8th annual United Way Helping Hands Auction that raised… Read the Full Story »

United Way Helping Hands Auction

March 5, 2013  //  Women in Philanthropy

On January 31, nearly 550 guest and volunteers came together at United Way’s 6th Annual Helping Hands Auction to raise over $25,000 for children and families in need in Lincoln and Lancaster County. The event, held at the Embassy Suites, featured a silent and live auction. Jewelry, gloves and scarves made up the majority of… Read the Full Story »

Women in Philanthropy in the News

November 5, 2012  //  Women in Philanthropy

Strictly Business November 2012 Can you imagine what it would be like to open up a book and only see letters on a page? Or to have a pain in your stomach so strong you cannot focus on anything but that feeling? Not having the opportunity to learn and grow at the same rate as… Read the Full Story »

United Way Annual Women in Philanthropy Luncheon

July 16, 2012  //  Women in Philanthropy
Jessie Rasmussen, President, Buffett Early Childhood Fund

  Summer salads, cold lemonade, garden flowers, hats and gloves set the stage for the annual United Way Women in Philanthropy luncheon held Thursday, June 28 at the Country Club of Lincoln. Jessie Rasmussen, President Buffett Early Childhood Fund, spoke on the importance of early childhood brain development and education for all children. Ameritas Life… Read the Full Story »

United Way Women’s Leadership Council and Women in Philanthropy Distribute $122,081

July 6, 2012  //  Women in Philanthropy

In May of 2012, the United Way of Lincoln and Lancaster County Board of Directors approved the recommendation from the Women’s Leadership Council and Women in Philanthropy Steering Committee to provide $122,081 to local non-profits. Dollars raised through the Women’s Leadership Council will provide child care scholarships and backpacks of food for families attending the… Read the Full Story »