November 2023

We have enjoyed so much support in our community- folks who volunteer their time and energy, employers who run campaigns, and people who generously give of their finances. It all makes such a huge difference in the way we're able to show up and serve. Thank you- we couldn't do what we do without you.

Our goal is $950,000 raised for 2024. We know that these funds will make an impact on the lives of our neighbors, friends, and coworkers. Every dollar counts, so please click below to donate today!

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Erin Nahorny- kwELITE

Erin Nahorny epitomizes integrity, energy, hard work and dedication and is committed to making your experience in buying or selling your home an easy and positive one. She is also a proud #iPLEDGE supporter of Columbus Area United Way! That means a portion of her closings support us, and our local community!

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Westbrook Lanes

Every Saturday night in November, $1 of each galaxy bowling game will go to CAUW. Thank you Westbrook Lanes!

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Shae Spitz- exp Realty

With years of experience in the industry, Shae knows the ins and outs of the real estate market and is dedicated to providing exceptional service to all of her clients. Whether you're a first-time homebuyer or a seasoned investor, Shae will work tirelessly to ensure that your real estate goals are met.

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Join the #iPLEDGE movement!

The #iPLEDGE movement is for you, too! It's designed for small business owners who want to make a difference in their community, using the resources they have at their disposal! If you're interested (or even just curious!) please let us know! We'd love to chat with you further!

Coming soon...2024 Impact Grants

It's almost that time of year again! Impact Grant applications will be available starting November 13, 2023. Applications are due Monday, January 15, 2024.

The purpose of the Community Impact Grant program is to provide health and human service agencies and organizations an opportunity to seek funds for immediate and creative responses to the most pressing human needs in the areas of Education, Financial Stability, Health and Community Needs. 

Columbus' child care dilemma serves as focal point of United Way discussion

Columbus Area United way and Community & Family Partnership proudly hosted First 5 Nebraska for a leadership discussion around the child care dilemma.

First Five Nebraska was created in 2011 as the first organization in the state focused on advancing early childhood care and learning opportunities through policy change, strategic partnerships and public education.

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Hope Freshour - Executive Director


Jo Suess - Development Director


Tammy Bichlmeier - Central Navigator

Roberta Miksch - Collective Impact Director

Janet Bouc - Program-Data Coordinator

Bellyni Maldonado - Bilingual Community Response Coach

Reghan Kabes - Navigation Assistant and Coach

Sarah Lindberg- Resource Coordinator

Shelly Steffensmeier - Fiscal Assistant

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