United Way News

Not quite like making sausage

April 17, 2013  //  United Way

Pundits say that making laws is like making sausage—you don’t want to know everything that goes into it. Some might make a similar comparison to the process that United Way volunteers and staff go through to arrive at focus areas for fundraising. And they would be partially right, but there are significant differences. “Our process… Read the Full Story »

2012 United Way/Community Health Charities Campaign Exceeds $6.8 Million

April 15, 2013  //  United Way

Largest in United Way History Lincoln:  April 15, 2013:  As reported to the Lincoln community at the April 15th United Way Annual Meeting, the United Way/Community Health Charities Campaign has exceeded its fundraising goal, raising a record-setting $6,739,560.  “The support and willingness of the Lincoln community to contribute is gratifying.” stated Barry Gates, 2012 Campaign… Read the Full Story »

United Way Announces 2013 Board of Directors

March 5, 2013  //  United Way

Jennifer Brinkman, Richters Brinkman, LLC, will serve as the 2013 President of the United Way of Lincoln and Lancaster County Board of Directors. Joining Brinkman as 2013 officers of the board are President-Elect – Jim Cada, Cada, Cada, Hoffman & Jewson; Immediate Past President – Charlie Meyer, NEBCO, Inc./Lincoln Saltdogs; Vice President – Barry Gates,… Read the Full Story »

When Superman isn’t available

February 5, 2013  //  United Way

In the movies Superman can save the day, but what if your basement flooded and while you were searching for towels, buckets and the shut-off valve and a stranger (who is not wearing a mask and a cape) appeared to lend a hand? What is your response? Relief? Trepidation because you don’t  know how he… Read the Full Story »

It’s in the news – 241 times a year

January 14, 2013  //  United Way

Firefighters were called to South 27th Street on a report of a porch fire. The fire spread quickly along the northwest face of the 12-unit, three-floor apartment building. The cause of the fire was due to a discarded cigarette, officials said. (Lincoln Journal Star, Nov. 23, 2012) Statistics tell the story of fires in Lincoln…. Read the Full Story »

Growing Up Is Hard To Do

November 2, 2012  //  United Way

At age 13, Molly* was out of control. She used drugs, drank alcohol and sometimes stayed out all night. She was sexually active and missed 16 days of school in the first semester of the school year. Her mother, Marie, worked evening shifts and was stressed to pay her bills. She didn’t want to confront… Read the Full Story »

Two Familiar Stories Among Many

September 14, 2012  //  United Way

Juan’s story is familiar. He moved to the U.S. from Mexico with his family in 2008. Arriving in Lincoln was the first step in his desire to create a better life for his family. He learned about and enrolled in the Family Literacy Program though the Lincoln Public Schools Foundation. In six months, Juan was… Read the Full Story »