UWM to cut ribbon on new location in millwork commons

On Tuesday, April 30, United Way of the Midlands (UWM) will cut the ribbon on its new location in the Ashton Building (1229 Millwork Ave.) in the Millwork Commons area of north downtown.

The event, which will begin at 4 p.m. and run through 6 p.m., will feature remarks by Nebraska Governor Jim Pillen, Omaha Mayor Jean Stothert and UWM President and CEO Shawna Forsberg.

“When we were first presented with the opportunity from WP Engine to move to this new location, as a nonprofit, it was beneficial for many reasons,” said Forsberg. “We are so excited to have Governor Pillen and Mayor Stothert joining us as we officially celebrate our new space and thank everyone who helped make this move possible, including Google, who sponsored our new training room that can be used by local nonprofits for meetings, trainings and events.”

In addition to cutting the ribbon for their new space, UWM will also be releasing their new three-year strategic plan. Led by UWM’s Executive Board Committee of Brian Woolfolk, EVP, Head of Institutional Division, Pacific Life; Chanda Chacon, President & CEO, Children’s Nebraska; Derek Leathers, Chairman & CEO, Werner Enterprises; Chris Leitner, CEO, Tenaska; Paul Maass, CEO, Scoular; Jim Richardson, Partner, RSM US LLP; and Randy Wood, President & CEO, Lindsay Corporation – with valuable input from 30 key informants across the community – the new strategic plan will guide UWM’s trajectory while maintaining continuity with established principles.

“This new strategic plan builds upon our foundation and identifies key strategies,” said Forsberg. “It looks to a future where we can create even greater impact, bring more individuals together and cultivate a stronger, more resilient community.” 

For more information about the event, please go to UnitedWayMidlands.org.


About United Way of the Midlands:

For more than 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 such as healthy food, safe and stable housing, physical and mental health services, career preparation and job training. Learn more at UnitedWayMidlands.org.