Our Vision

When we look at our community, we don't just see "what is." We see what could be. We see opportunity. And potential. And resolve.

We invest ourselves in this community, because this is more than where we live. This is who we are. Every day, we are energized by the call to marshal the resources of our community.

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You're Invited to the 2014 Campaign Kickoff

Join us on Tuesday, August 26th for the 2014 United Way Campaign Kickoff, held at UNO's Barbara Weitz Community Engagement Center.  Help us kick off the community-wide campaign with food, fun and a focus on success.

United Way Board Names Interim Leadership Team

The United Way of the Midlands (UWM) Board of Directors today announced an interim leadership team to serve the organization and community in the wake of the death of President and CEO Karen Bricklemyer.

Shawna Forsberg, will serve as interim president, and Dr. Pam Schwalb will assume the interim role of chief operating officer.

Forsberg has been United Way’s senior vice president of marketing and communications since March 2013. She came to United Way from The Durham Museum, where she was director of marketing. Prior to that, Forsberg was senior director of corporate marketing at ConAgra Foods Inc.

Schwalb, who is UWM senior vice president of finance and operations served previously as chief financial officer for First Data Resources. She also held faculty positions at Clarkson College and College of Saint Mary with a focus on business management, finance and health care economics.