Recent News


April 18, 2011  //  United Way

Union Bank & Trust Company Receives President’s Award Lincoln Community Learning Centers-Spirit of United Way Award April 18, 2011 (Lincoln, NE) On Monday, April 18, 2011, United Way/Community Health Charities Campaign Chair, Charlie Meyer recognized local volunteers, donors, business, and community leaders praising a caring community that in 2010 helped raise $5, 932,058. “This has… Read the Full Story »

United Way Announces 2011 Board of Directors

April 5, 2011  //  United Way

The United Way of Lincoln and Lancaster County Board of Directors elected Brad Hedrick of Windstream Communications as President of the Board. Hedrick succeeds Bill Schmeeckle, Assurity Life Insurance Company, who served as 2010 President. Other officers elected are Vice President, Charlie Meyer, NEBCO, Inc. and Lincoln Saltdogs; Vice President, Jennifer Brinkman, Richters Brinkman, LLC;… Read the Full Story »

2011 Helping Hands Auction

February 10, 2011  //  Women in Philanthropy

Beautiful Creations Help Make United Way Auction an Outstanding Success Christy Nelson, co-founder of Toolulu, created this one-of-a-kind scarf for the 2011 United Way Women in Philanthropy Helping Hands Auction, held January 27 at the Embassy Suites Hotel. Nelson’s scarf was just one of hundreds of items donated to the auction, many of which were… Read the Full Story »

United Way Funds Programs for Tomorrow’s Citizens

February 10, 2011  //  United Way

United Way funds reach 1,744 children with purposeful play facilitated by highly intentional teaching practices that address all aspects of their development. The bottom line? Children are ready to enter school and succeed. Experts agree that family members are the most important people in a young child’s life. They also agree that raising children is… Read the Full Story »

IRA Provision Extended

December 22, 2010  //  United Way

In these challenging economic times, many donors are exploring alternative ways to continue their ongoing support of United Way of Lincoln & Lancaster County. If you are over 70 ½ the charitable IRA rollover might be something you should consider. Recently the Congress passed and President Obama signed into law a bill that contained a… Read the Full Story »

The World’s Most Valuable Brands

October 27, 2010  //  United Way

It will take more than a problem with antenna reception on the IPhone 4 to affect Apple’s brand. This is a company that has faced setbacks before and bounced back to become the world’s most valuable brand–worth $57.4 billion, according to Forbes. In a list dominated by tech brands–they made up 30% of the top… Read the Full Story »

United Way Partners with Marine’s Toys for Tots Program

October 25, 2010  //  United Way

Toys for Tots serves over 600 local communities, covering all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands. Nationwide, Toys for Tots collects and distributes an average of 16 million toys to an average of 7 million children each year at Christmas. Application Process: Applications will be taken from November 1… Read the Full Story »

2010 Day of Caring

October 13, 2010  //  United Way

This community-wide annual activity offers volunteers and companies an opportunity to reach out and improve the lives of those in need. Volunteers contribute to numerous projects that have a positive impact on Lincoln’s nonprofit organizations. Day of Caring coincides with the annual United Way/Community Health Charities campaign in the fall of each year. If your… Read the Full Story »

United Way/Community Health Charities Launch 2010 Fundraising Campaign

October 10, 2010  //  United Way

Thursday, September 9, 2010: Lincoln NE: United Way of Lincoln and Lancaster County in partnership with Community Health Charities of Nebraska kicked off its annual fundraising campaign Thursday, September 9, at the Haymarket Park Saltdogs Stadium. 2010 Campaign Chair, Charlie Meyer, NEBCO, Inc. and President, Lincoln Saltdogs, announced that a goal of $5,931,557 has been… Read the Full Story »

Thank you UPS

August 5, 2010  //  United Way

United Way Recognizes UPS for Record $1 Billion in Giving to Communities with the “Thank a Driver” Campaign ALEXANDRIA, VA (July 27, 2010) – This summer, UPS and its employees and retirees will reach the exceptional milestone of $1 billion in total contributions to United Way since the company began its annual workplace campaigns in… Read the Full Story »