The United Way of Lincoln and Lancaster County Board of Directors approved the recommendation from the Women’s Leadership Council and Women in Philanthropy Steering Committee to provide $122,081 to local non-profits.
Dollars raised through the Women’s Leadership Council will provide child care scholarships and backpacks of food for families attending the Boys and Girls Club Summer program, as well as those children attending CEDARS Youth Services year round child care program.
The Women in Philanthropy Helping Hands Auction raised dollars that will be distributed to United Way partner agencies that in turn will provide diapers and warm winter clothing for children.
“We are very appreciative of our women’s support and contributions as these dollars are greatly needed to assist families in need in our community,” stated Jenni Christiansen, Wells Fargo, 2012 Women in Philanthropy Chair. “We are excited that we were able to raise additional dollars to support more families in the 2012-2013 year.”
For further information about United Way Women’s Leadership Council and Women in Philanthropy please contact United Way at 402-441-7700.