Originally published: November 10, 2022
United Way of the Midlands Showcases Community Impact
When: October 21, 2022
Where: Hilton Omaha Downtown
Why: Opportunity for UWM to celebrate the organizations and individuals who have gone above and beyond to support our community and help build a stronger tomorrow for our neighbors in the metro area.
Special Guests: Nebraska Commissioner of Labor John Albin, State Senator Brett Lindstrom, Omaha Mayor Jean Stothert and Omaha Councilman Danny Begley
Catered by: Hilton Omaha
Multimedia/Rentals by: Hilton Omaha
Event Summary: More than 620 people representing local businesses and nonprofit agencies attended UWM’s sold-out Annual Meeting at the Hilton Omaha. During the event, Shawna Forsberg, UWM president and CEO, showcased 100 years of UWM giving back and how the organization is looking forward. Also, nine organizations were highlighted for their generous support with the 2021 Campaign Recognition Awards, and Julie and Lance Fritz were honored as UWM’s “Citizens of the Year.”
Mission: United Way of the Midlands UNITES our community’s CARING SPIRIT to build a STRONGER tomorrow.
About: For nearly 100 years, United Way of the Midlands (UWM) has served the Omaha-Council Bluffs metro by bridging the business and not-for-profit sectors to create a Circle of Support that helps our neighbors overcome difficult challenges and start building a better future. UWM’s funded programs and direct services address social and economic disparities and meet families’ essential needs. For more information, go tounitedwaymidlands.org
For more information: 402-342-8232 www.unitedwaymidlands.org
Sponsors: Presenting Sponsors: Union Pacific and Scoular; Supporting Sponsors: Security National Bank, Holland Basham Architects, Lindsay Corporation, Children’s Hospital & Medical Center; Community Sponsors: Ag Processing Inc., American National Bank, Merrill – Korkow & Associates, Cobalt Credit Union, Mutual of Omaha, Bank of America, Facebook, Nebraska Medicine, FNBO, Nebraska Total Care, Hudl, Lincoln Financial Group and Zachry.
(Paragraph Summary): During its Annual Meeting, UWM shared the impact donor investments are making in the Omaha-Council Bluffs metro area and kicked off its 100-year anniversary celebration. This year also marked the 50th anniversary of UWM’s “Citizens of the Year” award. A special video during the event highlighted the amazing impact the support of past and present award recipients has made for so many across the Omaha-Council Bluffs metro area.