LPS continues strong support of United Way

Lincoln Public Schools employees continue to be a strong supporter of community organizations that make a positive impact on the lives of Lincoln residents in need. This year LPS raised $137,191.35 for the United Way. This is a 6.2% increase from last year. The campaign’s theme, "Now More Than Ever," was reflected in the staff efforts and contributions to support our students and families.

“I want to thank all LPS staff who contributed financially, the administrators who led the efforts in their buildings and departments, and the office staff who helped organize the drive in their locations,” said LPS Associate Superintendent for Instruction Matt Larson during a presentation at the Nov. 24 Lincoln Board of Education meeting. “LPS appreciates the United Way of Lincoln and their respective organizations that support the students and families in our community. We are fortunate to live in a community that works together to support others.”

Top five elementary school contributors

  • Clinton
  • Campbell
  • Kooser
  • Elliott
  • Huntington

Top two middle contributors

  • Lefler 
  • Pound

Top two high school contributors

  • North Star 
  • East

Schools and departments with 65% or greater staff participation


  • Don Sherrill 88%
  • Clinton
  • Campbell
  • Fredstrom

Middle School

  • Dawes 72%

LPSDO Departments

  • Payroll 100%
  • Superintendent’s Office 100%
  • Superintendent’s Office-Custodial 100%
  • Government Relations 100%
  • Teammates 100%
  • Business Affairs Division
  • Communications
  • Federal Programs
  • HR Risk Management
  • Instructional Directors
  • Library Media
  • Student Services

United Way Executive Director Meagan Liesveld commended the staff for their continued support. “I want you to know how much we admire the work of your staff, your administrators and your teachers as you endeavor to meet the educational needs of our community’s young people. And you did not need one more thing on your plate, but you did it anyway. The staff, administration and teachers gave, and you gave generously.”

Published: December 2, 2020, Updated: December 2, 2020