Helping Hands Auction

Helping Hands 2014 logo


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 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: concert tickets, wellness package, Kansas City entertainment, backyard BBQ and so much more! Watch our Facebook page for more details. To purchase tickets, please click here.

Proceeds from the 10th Annual Helping Hands Auction will purchase diapers and winter clothing for children to help cover these basic needs and will also benefit the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America, Camp Oasis program. This camp allows kids with Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis the opportunity to enjoy a 5-night camp and also learn to better manage their disease. You can help by underwriting event costs.

We have three great opportunities to sponsor the 10th Annual Helping Hands auction:

Caring Hands Sponsor – $100

  • Private preview of auction items and early entry to the event
  • Two complementary tickets

Warming Hearts Sponsor – $250

  • Private preview of auction items and early entry to the event
  • 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

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

For sponsorship information, click here.

Helping Hands Task Force

•    Natalia Wiita, Chair
•    Paula Hodges, Vice Chair
•    Jill Aerni
•    Mary Aldrich-Knight
•    Starlet R. Borecky
•    Michelle Bring
•    Michelle Campbell
•    Jenni Christiansen
•    Tami Damian
•    Stephanie Frana
•    Brianna Georgeson
•    Maellyn Hain
•    Staci Hass
•    Priscilla Henkelmann
•    Whitney Lake
•    Michelle Marquis
•    Kelly McKeever
•    Lori Meyers
•    Alisa Neff
•    Kristin Obal
•    Jordan Paxton
•    Ashley Pierce
•    Tiffany Pusateri
•    Susan Rocker
•    Ann Spomer
•    Michelle St.Clair
•    Ashley Tesar
•    Lona Thompson
•    Sara Thorson
•    Amanda Vetter
•    Grace Wade-Smith
•    Mary Weixelman
•    Jennifer Witherby
•    Sarah Wischhof
•    Jamanda Wolfe
•    Jennifer Wooster
•    Jessica Wright