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Community Impact Forum: Building Partnerships for Greater Impact

January 31, 2017  //  United Way

Join United Way and community leaders to learn about performance-based social change and maximizing our community investments from expert, Mark Friedman. This event will feature expert Mark Friedman discussing the needs for accountability and performance measures as it relates to social change. There are many wonderful causes to support in Lincoln, but how do we… Read the Full Story »

Holiday food and gift donation programs

November 28, 2016  //  United Way

The following local sites are offering food and gift donation programs: Many places require pre-registration as well as proof of income eligibility. Please call the specific agency for more information. Catholic Social Services 2241 O St 402-474-1600 Services: •         Food baskets for families/individuals •         Toy Room – parents may shop for one toy per child… Read the Full Story »

Make a difference in someones life by supporting small business

November 22, 2016  //  United Way

Help support United Way and Community Health Charities by supporting the businesses who are helping to build a better community. Starting on Small Business Saturday, November 26th, the following participating business will be donating a portion of their sales to United Way & Community Health Charities:

Volunteer: Season of Service

November 7, 2016  //  United Way

Food. Gifts. Family. Friends. These are important parts to holiday celebrations. Unfortunately, there are many families in Lincoln who face the holiday season without one or several of these. How can you get involved? United Way of Lincoln and Lancaster County is partnering once again with local agencies serving those in need by offering the… 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 »

2017-2018 Funding Cycle

October 18, 2016  //  United Way

United Way of Lincoln and Lancaster County and the City/County Joint Budget Committee is no longer accepting Letters of Intent from programs wishing to apply for 2017-2018 funding. Letters of Intent were accepted until 5:00 p.m. on Friday, December 2, 2016. Please contact Emily Wesseln at or 402.441.7774 for information.  

Volunteer: Family Literacy program

October 3, 2016  //  United Way

Enrich the life of a child – sign up to volunteer! Research tells us that young children who participate in conversations, are read to regularly, have books in their home and develop print awareness have a head start on reading and literacy skills when they enter school. But for some children, their parents may not… Read the Full Story »

“Lift-off” launches 2016 United Way/Community Health Charities campaign

September 9, 2016  //  United Way

The United Way/Community Health Charities campaign to raise $7.2 million to support agencies that help thousands in Lincoln and Lancaster County “lifted off” on Sept. 8 with 500-plus supporters at Duncan Aviation headquarters. The place and theme were reflective of the interests of the 2016 campaign co-chairs, Connie and Todd Duncan. “We wanted to blend… Read the Full Story »

Spring Into Action Week a Community Success

June 12, 2016  //  United Way

On April 6, Ann Dohmen, a field technology analyst at Ameritas, stepped away from her office computer for a few hours and joined fellow employees as a United Way volunteer helping at St. Monica’s Behavioral Health Services for Women. Their job for the morning was to help with landscape clean-up at one of the sites… Read the Full Story »