How Are We Doing?
We are honored to work on behalf of corporate and individual donors in our community to help our neighbors meet their most basic of needs including access to healthy food, physical and mental health services, safe and affordable housing and academic supports. In our community, UWM is working to help individuals and families to attain their full potential, investing in wraparound supports to ensure children come to school prepared to learn and succeed and to improve the financial stability of local residents to develop the fundamental skills needed to gain and sustain a job.
Taking a quick look back, it’s heartwarming to see the impact your dollars have made in our community. In fiscal 2016/2017, the United Way of the Midlands invested $19.6 million dollars to work in the Omaha-Council Bluffs area, supporting more than 120 programs in their efforts to support our neighbors in need.
As we work to achieve our 2025 goals, we set benchmarks for ourselves and for our partner agencies. While we have room for growth in some places, we’re well ahead of plan in many.
Approximately $38.6 million will be invested over the two-year cycle in the Omaha-Council Bluffs metro. Click here to see the partners and programs we fund. Reducing poverty calls for a broad investment portfolio and recognizes that challenges are interconnected.
Your investment in United Way is changing lives for thousands of people in our community. To see how your investment impacts those who need it, click here.
We are proud of the progress made this past year, but also know that there is still more to do to ensure that every individual in our community reaches their full potential. We are committed to research based, results-driving investment. So you can be assured, that your generous support is changing the course of life for thousands of people living in our community.
Thank you to our 2016 Campaign Chairs
Dr. Ken and Annie Bird
We thank Dr. Ken and Annie Bird for their leadership in the 2016 campaign year. Their efforts made a tremendous impact on our community. Ken Bird is president and CEO of Avenue Scholars Foundation and former superintendent of Westside Community School. Annie Bird served Nebraska students and families for nearly 30 years as Special Education Coordinator in the Nebraska Department of Education. They worked alongside 19 highly-engaged community volunteers that made up their campaign cabinet including Tocqueville Chairs, Jeff and Becky Sharp.