United Way News

Pep Rally Kicks Off United Way/Community Health Charities Campaign

September 6, 2012  //  United Way

Community asked to raise $6,440,000 to help those in need. Lincoln, NE:  United Way and Community Health Charities officially kicked-off the 2012 campaign on Thursday, September 6. More than 400 energized Lincolnites came together for a pep rally themed event at the Lincoln Southwest High School gymnasium. With the help of the Southwest Varsity Cheerleaders,… Read the Full Story »

Day of Caring – 242 Individuals to Participate

August 31, 2012  //  United Way

United Way of Lincoln and Lancaster County and Volunteer Partners are conducting the annual Day of Caring Friday, September 7th. It is a day designed to educate and connect employees of businesses with United Way funded agencies to perform group volunteer projects. “It is a powerful way to officially “kick-off” the United Way Campaign,” said… Read the Full Story »

Educational Support

August 9, 2012  //  United Way

What does luck have to do with it? They are the lucky ones. Solid family support; plenty to eat; new clothes from the mall; and hugs at bedtime. They are ready for school! Then there are those who are not so lucky. Such as, having a loving single mom who works two jobs just to… Read the Full Story »

United Way Day of Action

July 16, 2012  //  United Way
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Volunteers read and distribute books to 400 children on United Way Day of Action United Way of Lincoln and Lancaster County was one of 250 United Ways across the United States participating in the 2012 United Way Day of Action on June 21. Community volunteers from U.S. Bank, Nelnet, Ameritas Life Insurance Corp., Union Bank… Read the Full Story »

2012 United Way/Community Health Charities Campaign Cabinet Announced

July 10, 2012  //  United Way

21 Member Cabinet to raise $6,440,000 United Way of Lincoln and Lancaster County announced the cabinet members for the 2012 United Way/Community Health Charities Campaign.  Under the leadership of Campaign Chair, Barry Gates, District Manager, U.S. Bank, the cabinet set a fundraising goal of $6,440,000. “Our cabinet is absolutely fired up and excited,” Gates said,… Read the Full Story »

United Way Honors Leadership

May 29, 2012  //  United Way
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Connie Yori, Nebraska Women’s Basketball Head Coach Keynote Speaker Over 400 business and community leaders attended the United Way Annual Leadership Breakfast held May 17 at The Cornhusker Hotel. The event recognizes companies and individuals giving to United Way at a leadership level. Jim Cada, Cada Law, 2011 Campaign Chair praised the efforts of everyone… Read the Full Story »

United Way Board of Directors approves $2,283,179 to Funded Partners & Initiatives

May 24, 2012  //  United Way

The Board of Directors of United Way of Lincoln and Lancaster County approved $2,283,179 for distribution. $2,047,375 was distributed through the citizen review process to local non- profits that provide early childhood care and education, mentoring programs, food distribution, shelter, and victim safety. United Way will grant funds to 62 programs from 42 agencies. The… Read the Full Story »

No Need for Panic with 2-1-1 System

May 3, 2012  //  United Way

Here is my situation: my mother is 88 and lives in her own apartment. She’s in great shape if a little “dotty” at times. I need someone to check on her when I must be out of town. Jerome, who answered my 2-1-1 call, gave me two options for elderly respite care. The first agency… Read the Full Story »

2012 United Way Annual Meeting

April 23, 2012  //  United Way
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Nelnet Receives President’s Award Nick Dean, Boys & Girls Clubs of Lincoln/Lancaster County – Spirit of United Way Award 2011 Campaign Exceeds Goal of $6,165,000 – Raised $6,195,146 On Monday, April 23, 2012, United Way of Lincoln and Lancaster County held its 88th annual meeting at the Cornhusker Hotel. Jim Cada, 2011 campaign chair announced… Read the Full Story »

Directors of United Way Agencies

March 9, 2012  //  United Way

The Directors of United Way Agencies is a networking forum. It includes either the directors of agencies, or their designees, receiving funding from United Way of Lincoln and Lancaster County. This group meets six times per year.  Meetings include updates from United Way staff on the annual campaign, programming, initiatives, etc.  Also, agency representatives have… Read the Full Story »