UNL Combined Campaign for Health and Human Services

2023-2024 UNL Combined Campaign for Health and Human Services

This is a special year for the Combined Campaign for Health and Human Services, one in which the United Way is celebrating a century of supporting Lincoln and Lancaster County community.

Your gift to the Combined Campaign makes a real impact on the health, education and family stability of your neighbors. Every dollar directly helps members of our community access the support they need to stabilize their life and move forward.

I encourage you to give what you can this year. Your gift, no matter the size, will make a positive impact on our community. You can choose from a variety of giving options: you can give to any specific agency or to the United Way Impact Fund.

Thank you for your support of the 2023-24 Combined Campaign.

Rodney D. Bennett
University of Nebraska–Lincoln

Pledge Now

Fill out paper pledge completely, and return to:

UNL Combined Campaign Office
2023 UNL Combined Campaign
201 ADMS
Lincoln, NE 68588-0419

Your Impact

When you give to the United Way Impact Fund, you are helping to meet multiple big-picture needs. Here's what your dollars can do:

A $7 donation

  • Supplies personal hygiene products to those experiencing homelessness.
  • Provides a youth access to computers and tutoring for a day.
  • Provides educational materials on mental and behavioral health that are distributed to families.
  • Provides PPE (personal protective equipment) for one HIV/AIDS testing visit.

A $10 donation

  • Covers the copay for a prescription medication.
  • Covers the cost of diapers or formula to a new mother.
  • Provides Wi-Fi for youth to do schoolwork on their Chromebooks for a week.
  • Provides adaptive equipment such as utensils or zipper pulls to aid in activities of daily living for someone with ALS.

A $25 donation

  • Covers the cost of a certified birth certificate or other legal documentation.
  • Provides an approved calculator to an individual taking their GED.
  • Covers the cost of watering a community garden all summer long.
  • Provides one sensory stimulating switch to be used with an adapted toy for a child with special needs in a Tech Tools Developmental Technology Library.

A $50 donation

  • Helps cover the cost of past due utility bills, such as electric, water or gas.
  • Covers the cost of a visit to an urgent care clinic.
  • Pays a locksmith to change locks to make a domestic violence survivor's home safer.
  • Allows a child with autism to participate in Art Camp

Frequently Asked Questions

Who are the beneficiary partners of the Combined Campaign?

The partner agencies include United Way of Lincoln Lancaster County, CHAD (Combined Health Agencies Drive), and Give Nebraska.

What is the United Way Impact Fund and why should I donate to it?

The United Way Impact Fund is a pool of undesignated (the giver has not specified a particular agency as the recipient) funds that allows United Way to distribute dollars to address the community's most pressing needs in the areas of Health, Education and Financial Stability. By giving to the Impact Fund, you are ensuring that your gift will be used where it can make the biggest impact.

How do I know what charity to make a donation to?

As you are making your pledge, we would ask that you donate to the United Way Impact Fund first. A typical family or individual in need of services will be helped by 3-4 agencies and these dollars are critical to all of the agencies that are involved. If you have additional dollars to donate, you are welcome to designate them to an organization with which you have a special connection.

Won't I have more impact by designating my pledge to a charity that I know does good work?

All United Way's partner agencies do incredible work. And although they are each making a difference in our community, the issues are much too great for an one agency to solve on their own. That's the power of the United Way and the United Way Impact Fund. By bringing the community together around solutions we can better equip our partner agencies to meeting the need in our community.

Promote the Campaign

Download a .zip file of communication assets (posters, participation cards, newsletter content, social posts and campaign marks) to help promote the 2023-24 Combined Campaign in your area.

Promotional Assets

For questions, please contact Julie Kroese at julie.kroese@unl.edu