Helping Hands Auction


United Way’s “Women in Philanthropy” provides women an opportunity to make an impact on the quality of life in Lincoln and Lancaster County through support of United Way and Community Health Charities of Nebraska.  These women are executives, professionals and supporters who take an active role in making our community a better place to call home.

Mark your calendars for our next big event, the 11th Annual United Way Women in Philanthropy Helping Hands Auction on Thursday January 25, 2018, at the Cornhusker Marriott Hotel. Event starts at 6:00 PM.

Individual tickets are $40. This year’s auction will feature more wine and individual desserts, along with amazing live auction packages including: concert tickets, a taste of Broadway, backyard BBQ and so much more! Watch our Facebook page for more details.

Proceeds from the 11th Annual Helping Hands Auction will help purchase diapers and winter clothing for children to cover these basic needs and will also benefit the Autism Action Partnership’s “Circle of Friends” Social Skills program. This program helps to build peer interaction and relationships into the school day, helping to decrease the feelings of alienation a student with autism may experience. You can help by underwriting event costs.

For more details or to purchase tickets, please click here.


We have three great opportunities to sponsor the 11th Annual Helping Hands auction:

Caring Hands Sponsor – $100

  • Recognition in the event program, annual report and website
  • Two complementary tickets

Warming Hearts Sponsor – $250

  • Recognition in the event program, annual report and website
  • Four complementary tickets

Seasoned Benevolent Heart Sponsor – $500

  • Private preview of auction items and early entry to the event
  • Reserved table for ten attendees at the event
  • Recognition in the event program, annual report and website

For questions regarding sponsorship opportunities, please contact Michelle Bring at 402.441.8699 or

For sponsorship information, click here.

To read our auction newsletter, click here.

Helping Hands Task Force

•    Natalia Wiita, Chair
•    Paula Hodges, Vice Chair
•    Haley Adkisson
•    Mary Aldrich-Knight
•    Shelli Baldwin
•    Nancy Biggs
•    Starlet R. Borecky
•    Michelle Bring
•    Michelle Campbell
•    Jenni Christiansen
•    Jan Coy
•    Mark Feit
•    Stephanie Frana
•    Staci Hass
•    Priscilla Henkelmann
•    Jenny Johnson
•    Whitney Lake
•    Michelle Marquis
•    Kelly McKeever
•    Lori Meyers
•    Alisa Neff
•    Ashley Pierce
•    Tiffany Pusateri
•    Melissa Sanne
•    Michelle St.Clair
•    Ashley Tesar
•    Lona Thompson
•    Sara Thorson
•    Mary Weixelman
•    Jennifer Witherby
•    Sarah Wischhof
•    Jamanda Wolfe
•    Jennifer Wooster