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Traditions, new ideas combine to create successful United Way campaign

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska’s (BCBSNE) annual fundraising campaign combined time honored traditions with new ideas to support United Way of the Midlands (UWM). For more than 30 years, BCBSNE has raised funds for UWM, a nonprofit dedicated to the education, financial and health needs of the community. The fundraising festivities began with

By |2019-11-07T14:29:05-06:00November 8th, 2019|Categories: Community Engagement, Topics|Tags: , , , , , , |Comments Off on Traditions, new ideas combine to create successful United Way campaign

BCBSNE receives Volunteer Organization of the Year Award

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE) recently received the Volunteer Organization of the Year Award from United Way of the Midlands (UWM) at the nonprofit’s annual meeting and luncheon. UWM presents the award annually to a company that consistently strives to improve the community through volunteerism. Selection is based on the percentage of

By |2019-10-24T15:59:25-06:00October 29th, 2019|Categories: Community Engagement, Topics|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on BCBSNE receives Volunteer Organization of the Year Award

‘I want to spend my life making a difference’

Shawna Forsberg took a big risk. Recently, she shared with Leaders and Lattes attendees how that risk led to her dream job. Leaders and Lattes is a monthly employee engagement series hosted by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska’s (BCBSNE) Young Professionals (YP) Connect group. At the event, a guest speaker provides insight into

By |2019-09-30T13:08:59-06:00October 3rd, 2019|Categories: Our Take, Topics|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on ‘I want to spend my life making a difference’

350 BCBSNE employees give back during Day of Caring

In one day, at 30 nonprofit agencies, 350 Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE) employees gave back to the community during United Way of the Midlands (UWM) Day of Caring. UWM Day of Caring is an annual volunteer service event pairing corporate teams and individuals with nonprofits in need of assistance. From cleaning

By |2019-11-08T09:20:43-06:00September 26th, 2019|Categories: Community Engagement, Topics|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on 350 BCBSNE employees give back during Day of Caring

YP Connect collects more than 400 items for United Way in two hours

The start of football season recently led to a little fall fun in support of the community at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE). The company’s Young Professionals (YP) Connect group hosted its annual tailgating event at Blue Cross Centre. Music, nachos and yard games abounded and more than 400 personal hygiene items,

By |2019-09-12T15:31:24-06:00September 13th, 2019|Categories: Community Engagement, Topics|Tags: , , , , , , |Comments Off on YP Connect collects more than 400 items for United Way in two hours

Taking action to stop summer reading slide

Summer reading isn’t just a nice to have for children anymore. A Scholastic study shows that younger children and children from low-income families are the most likely to experience a “summer slide” in reading. Each slide they experience can set them further back in school. Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE) partnered with

By |2019-06-25T13:39:15-06:00June 25th, 2019|Categories: Community Engagement, Topics|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Taking action to stop summer reading slide

After flooding, Danielle Miller thankful for help

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska employee Danielle Miller and her family are back on their feet after losing their home to record-setting Nebraska flooding in March. She's thankful for the many organizations like the United Way of the Midlands for helping her take the first steps to recovery. The agency continues to help

By |2019-05-30T08:58:01-06:00May 30th, 2019|Categories: Articles, Community Engagement|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on After flooding, Danielle Miller thankful for help

BCBSNE employees share annual United Way campaign experiences

At Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska, (BCBSNE) October kicks off the annual United Way fundraising campaign. Festivities, food and fun abound, but giving back to the community stays top of mind through it all. For more than 30 years, BCBSNE has raised funds for United Way of the Midlands, a nonprofit organization dedicated

By |2018-11-02T13:25:08-06:00November 2nd, 2018|Categories: Articles, Community Engagement|Tags: , , , , , , |Comments Off on BCBSNE employees share annual United Way campaign experiences

Giving back in a small way

What drew more than 1,000 volunteers from 30 local companies to 44 non-profit agencies to work on 90 different projects -- all in one day? The answer: United Way of the Midlands 2018 Day of Caring. Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska, my employer, has participated for many years since the annual event began

By |2019-08-07T10:15:55-06:00October 10th, 2018|Categories: Community Engagement, Topics|Tags: , , , , , , |Comments Off on Giving back in a small way

Award recognizes Blue Cross commitment to community

Each year, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE) employees give their time and talent through United Way of the Midlands’ annual Day of Caring. This year, on Aug. 25, teams and individuals from nearly every BCBSNE department painted, cleaned, did yardwork, sorted food and clothing – and even ripped up outdated books to

By |2018-02-26T15:06:17-06:00November 3rd, 2017|Categories: Community Engagement, Topics|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Award recognizes Blue Cross commitment to community