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Leveling The Playing Field!

The Girls Inc. Experience At Girls Inc., we provide the girls we serve with the mentoring relationships, pro-girl environment, and hands-on programming to help them navigate gender, economic, and social barriers. We level the playing field so girls can grow up healthy, educated, and independent.

Girls Served in 2018 AGES 19-25 TOTAL: 41 AGES 15-18 TOTAL: 216




AGES 5-8 TOTAL: 277









TOTAL: 275

TOTAL: 515


Age Groups AGES 12-14 TOTAL: 265

AGES 9-11 TOTAL: 303



Family Setting


TOTAL: 127













TOTAL: 111









UNDER $10,000

TOTAL: 272





TOTAL: 150




$50,000 & OVER


Ethnic Groups

TOTAL: 242








Household Income


TOTAL: 179

16% $20,000-$29,999

TOTAL: 210


1,102 Total # of girls served in our two centers

2,290 Total # of girls served through outreach


How Do We Level The Playing Field? For one, we offer comprehensive sex education. Although teen pregnancies have decreased over time, ethnic and racial disparities persist in the neighborhoods we serve.

Racial/Ethnic Breakdown *Teen

Birthrates Per 1,000 Females, 2016 Hispanic


53.8 32.9

Black Non-Hispanic

49.7 33.8

White Non-Hispanic

21.5 26.5

*Statistics provided by the Womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Fund of Omaha



Girls Inc. teens became teen moms in 2018.



of Girls Inc. teens say getting pregnant would interfere with school.



of Girls Inc. teens had sexual intercourse compared to 33% in Nebraska.

The consequences of teen pregnancy disproportionately impact teen girls compared to teen boys. Thirty percent of all teenage girls who drop out of school cite pregnancy or parenthood as key reasons. |5



of Girls Inc. girls participated on a sport team.



of our members are happy with their bodies compared to 48% nationally.

STRONG: Healthy Girls from low-income families are more likely to grow up with health challenges such as asthma, obesity, and a lack of nutritious foods. Nebraska ranks 24th in the nation for gender equity in high school sports. We provide opportunities for girls to access health care, learn about healthy foods and cooking, and to exercise their bodies (including male dominated sports like golf!). We serve healthy snacks and help girls learn to deal with stress in healthy ways like yoga. We offer medical services in our onsite Nebraska Medicine clinic.




of the girls said they ate fruit in the prior 24 hours.



of the girls exercised 5 or more days the prior week.


SMART: Educated 1 in 7 girls in the U.S. will not finish high school on time. Girls Inc. provides homework help every day as well as research-based programs in literacy and STEM.



There is a huge demand for STEM employees, but only 31% of post-secondary STEM degrees go to women. Women of color comprise fewer than 1 in 10 employed

of girls say they care about doing well in school.

scientists and engineers.



of girls say they finish all of their homework.




of Girls Inc. girls say science is fun & interesting.



are curious to learn more about science, computing, & technology.



say they could handle harder science classes. |9


a Girls Inc. alum, graduated from University of Nebraska Omaha in May. Now her two daughters, Kaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Miyah and Maâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Kiyah, come to Girls Inc. while she works and attends graduate school pursuing a dual degree in Criminal Justice and Social Work.


BOLD: Independent Girls Inc. provides college and career prep, helping teen girls with resumes, interview skills, FAFSA forms, campus tours, and more. Girls Inc. also provides laptops and scholarships for many college-bound seniors.



“I know what education or training I will need for the career I want.”



of the girls say being at Girls Inc. has helped them think about their future.



“I know an adult I can talk to who works in a career that interests me.”



“I will definitely go to graduate school to get a Master’s, Medical Degree, Law Degree, or doctorate.”

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EUREKA Externships Eureka! is our five-year STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Math) program. The third and fourth years of the program feature summer externships in local businesses where girls have the opportunity to learn valuable workplace skills as well as to earn a stipend. We are grateful to the community partners who agree to host our girls.

2018 Eureka! Externship Hosts Alley Poyner Macchietto Architecture, P.C. AO Aviture Bike Union Mentoring Project Blue Cross Blue Shield Charles Drew Health Center Conservation Management Do Space Douglas County Attorney’s Office Educare Fontenelle Forest


Good Karma Dog Center Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium Joslyn Art Museum Makovicka Physical Therapy Miracle Hills Primary Care Center Olsson Omaha Children’s Museum Omaha World-Herald Peter Kiewit Building Group Pettit’s Pastry

RESPECT Rolling Hills Ranch The Rose Theater Sweet Magnolias Bakery Union for Contemporary Art UNO Department of Biomechanics Victor Victoria Salon and Spa Western Hills Pet Hospital

Girls Inc. of Lincoln With support from our national office, Girls Inc. of Omaha is helping to grow a sister affiliate: Girls Inc. of Lincoln, Nebraska. Partnering with the YWCA of Lincoln, we hosted a first cohort of twenty-six girls in the Eureka! program. 2019 will add another cohort of girls, as well as holistic Girls Inc. after-school programming. Lincoln girls want a level playing field, too! PS: Look to Girls Inc. of Lincoln to publish their own annual report for 2019. Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s how theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re rolling!

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Mentors Individual Mentors Maranda Adams Kristen Ahrens Danielle Allen Davida Anderson Jamie Anderson Erin Ashley Kristina Avant Melissa Beagley Kathleen Becker Jensyn Bell Nicole Benson Nyamat Bichiok Fantasia Blackson Laura Bonnett-Murphy Krystal Boose Maria Borer Erin Borns Celestine Butler Crystal Cardenas Michelle Carlson Brandy Chappell Katelyn Cherney Hollie Christensen Jennifer Clausen Janet Cobb Chelsea Cooling Anne Cornell Melissa Cruickshank Emma Dargy Susan Davies Janae Donaldson Megan Donovan Mia Eltiste Stacey Evans Cameron Finke Andrea Foral Anna French Cynthia Gasper Jasmyn Goodwin Tatem Gordon Lisa Gotsdiner Ann Grace Lindsay Hanna Lacie Hansen 14 | ANNUAL REPORT 2018

Colleen Hassett Laura Haynes Anne Herndon Dorian Hill Pamela Hinson Christian Hoeger Victoria Hoyt Katherine Hrnicek Nicole Hulstein Jody Human Brianna Hunter Hannah Hurd Rosa Ixcoy-Garcia Ellianne Jacques Channing Johnson DaNaya Johnson Andrea Jones Makayla Kastens Lindsay Kiefer Rhianna Kittrell Katie Klingelhoefer Amy Klinker Keegan Korf Jessica Kroeker Ashley Kuhn Sydney Langley Sarah Larsen Tess Larson Rachel Lee JoAnna LeFlore Jolene Lengfelder Amber Lewis Kristen Lilla Jenny Linden Jeanne Lutz Keegan Mahoney Juanita Matthews Precious McKesson Michelle Miller Nadia Missak Jacquelyn Morrison Victoria (Vicky) Muli Susan Mullin Emily Mwaja Deborah Neary

Anna Nelson Bria Nichols Courtney Nichols Amy Nitchals Jeannie Noel Noelle Obermeyer Francis Ocampo Aimee Owen Opeoluwa Oyewole Andrea Padilla-Rossa Tanya Patry McKenna Pearson Julie Petersen Jennifer Renault Leah Richards Illa Ridder Alison Rider Teresa Riesberg Laurann Robinson Brooklynne Rosado Linda Rozo Shelby Schmidt Jill Schreck Aura Sewell Jessica Shadduck Carmen Shannon Candice Shorter Erica Sladky Katherine Brooke Snyder Tracy Stanko Hannah Stewart Alexandra Stone Alana Stothert Emily Suhr Francesca Swalwell Courtney Swift Emma Tessier Grace Thomas Faith Thorpe

Trenda Titsworth Cierra Tooley Barbara True Amy Turbes Jennifer Ulrich Kristin Walsh Tanya Westbrook Roberta Wilhelm Taylor Wineland Aravia Woods Somer Wysoske Hannah Young Giovanna Zermeno Bold Futures Group Mentoring Ruchelle Austin Sara Barnes Whitney Bessmer Kristine Buhman Erin Ford Makala Graves Brittany McClendon Amber Schubert Traci Shobe Natasha Smith Johnson Tara Sripal Lindsey Stech Shellby Thys Qymesha “Q” Wilson Latrice Wright Paige Zebley



of the girls say “There is an adult in my life who believes I will be a success.”

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The field is not level. Women are not represented equally in leadership positions. 1 in 4 young women will experience sexual assault before the age of 18. 1 in 5 girls live in poverty. At Girls Inc., girls have the opportunity to speak up, to learn about the difference they can make now and in the future. They learn about the power of the vote and the collective power of advocacy and policy change. In 2018, they marched to reduce gun violence and recruited supporters to sign the national #GirlsToo Pledge to help reduce sexual harassment and violence.



of Girls Inc. girls believe they have a responsibility to improve their community.




of the girls believe they are â&#x20AC;&#x153;good at leading others to reach goals.â&#x20AC;?

Lunch for the Girls Lunch for the Girls was a two-fer this year: Donna Brazille AND (alum!!!) Symone Sanders. These two powerhouse trailblazers told our girls and audience members how and why they should be politically active. They talked, naturally, about leveling the playing field - for women, for folks in poverty, and for people of color.



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Program Partners

4H African Culture Connection Alley Poyner Macchietto Architecture, P.C. Ballet Nebraska Bellevue University Volleyball Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts Big Garden Bike Union Mentoring Project Boys Town Channel 6 WOWT Charles Drew Health Center Circle Theatre Collective for Youth College of Saint Mary’s Athletics College of Saint Mary’s Operation S.M.A.R.T. College Possible Cox Media Do Space Douglas County Health Department Education Quest Film Streams


Fontenelle Forest Football for the World Gateway Elementary Gavilon Girls Leadership Academy Girls Rock Girl Scouts HDR Healthy Start Learning Center Adam Hoebelheinrich Illa Ridder Fashion Gala Events Imagine Science Joslyn Art Museum Junior League of Omaha Kaneko Lauritzen Gardens Love’s Jazz and Arts Center Nicole Malone Methodist Hospital Community Counseling Program Metro Community College Miracle Hills Primary Care Center Nebraska AIDS Project Nebraska Children’s Home Society Nebraska Humane Society NOAH Clinic/ YEOH NOCCC North Star Omaha Henry Doorly Zoo Omaha Public Library Omaha Star

Omaha Street Percussion Omaha Summer Arts Festival OneWorld Health Clinic Opera Omaha Outward Bound Peter Kiewit Peter Kewit Institute PGA Planned Parenthood Police Athletics for Community Engagement (PACE) RESPECT Brooke Riley The Rose Theater Sierra Club SPARKPositivity Sporting Omaha Football Club Take Flight Farms Union for Contemporary Arts Union Pacific University of Nebraska at Omaha UNMC UNO Athletic Department UNO Cadre UNO Gender and Sexuality Resource Center UNO Service Learning WCA Y.E.S. YMCA Youth Economic Summit



of girls say, “I get to try new things at Girls Inc.”

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Volunteers Individuals Lisa Ahrens Kyle Aken Yvonne Albrecht Kristi Andersen Sophia Applegate Linda Arena Jesse Arends Jamie Bahle Ellie Barko Jamese Basken Christina Bertuldo Lily Blake Bailey Bousquet Paige Breakfield Morgen Bruckner Talia Bruckner Natalie Carlon Tierra Conyers Brayan Cruz Alisha Davis Amanda Deford Cassandra Diers Mollie DiRico Rachel Douglas Rachel Drew Justine Dunker Taylor Eagan Kristyna Engdahl Deanne Fairfield Megan Falke Monique Farmer Sydney Ferrarra Victoria Follin Jackeline Garcia Alyssa Garth Faith Gatewood Tori Geis Alicia Gonzalez Sydney Gray Chrissy Gulseth Michala Hampton Michelle Hampton Taylor Hansen Terri Harris Erin Hassanzaden Anne Henderson Noni Henderson Kenneth Henson Karen Hicks 20 | ANNUAL REPORT 2018

Channing Johnson Nancy Johnson Nate Jordan Claire Kapron Ben Kaufman Katie Kaufman Alexa Kelly Keegan Korf Connie Kretchmer Krista Krington Wilma Kuhlman Ashley Kuhn Emily Kunkle Ella Kuntze Lisa Lackovic Russel Langley Kyle Lantz Abby Lingelbach Alexis Lorence Ramsea Lucas Michaela Maguire Jasmine Maharisi Nicole Malone Jessica Maxwell Sara McGill Deja McIntosh Timothy McPhee Marissa Messick Emily Michaels Molly Mittan Alison Moody Kayla Moody Karra Morris Alyssa Morrison Panashe Muendesi Kelsey Musgjerd Grace Nelson Elizabeth Neuroth Meredith Ollerich Lucero Pacheco Sheree Patillo Magdolin Paul Katty Petar Ellen Platt Emily Powers Anjali Pullabholta Elham Rastegari Ally Riley Brooke Riley

Chandice Rogers Stephanie Schell Elizabeth Schropp Kelsey Schuetze Kiana Sears Hannah Sefton Hannah Serhan Tanya Shapiro Amanda Sloup Shannon Snow Amanda Srygley Hannah Stewart Kate Sutton Jeremiah Thor Sandra Tombi Edith Trujilo Chris Tyler Katie Vanderzwaag Tyler Walker Kendra Weise Hannah Westenburg Edward Whittle Brooke Wilczewski Anna Wishart Mikayla Woodard Latrice Wright Maggie Yaeger Claire Yager Groups African Culture Connection Agape Red College of Saint Mary Leadership Leap College of Saint Mary Spirit of Service College of Saint Mary Summer Academy Conagra Creighton Prep Gavilon Success Prep LinkedIn Omaha Girls Rock SPARKPositivity UC Davis Graduate School United Way of the Midlands UNMC UNO Chi Omega Sorority UNO Softball Team

girlFRIENDS 2017-2018 Guild Officers Sarah Helvey, President Ann Anderson Berry Catherine Cano Whitney Free Emily Friel Jill Poole Candice Starks Guild Board Members Anne Bowen Shereece Dendy Lauren Goodman Leilani Harbeck Rhianna Kittrell Heather Panick Ashley Robinson Charlotte Russell Linda Sedjro Karine Sokpoh Jonell Tempero

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Protégé House One in five of foster youth will become homeless after aging out of the system. In the U.S., as many as 20,000 homeless youth are forced into prostitution by human trafficking networks every year and most of them are girls. Currently under renovation, Protégé House, our transitional housing for up to sixteen young college or workforce-bound young women, will open in spring 2019. Girls and young women who stay with us will be at risk

Protégé House Donors Anonymous Claire M. Hubbard Foundation

of homelessness due to family

Holland Foundation

circumstances, aging out of

Landen Family Foundation

foster care, challenges due

Lozier Foundation

to refugee status, domestic

Mutual of Omaha Foundation

violence, trauma, disengagement with education, or mental health issues. The teens have been touring the construction site and give the project an enthusiastic two thumbs up!


Pacific Life Foundation Peter Kiewit Foundation Protégé Partners Richard Brooke Foundation Robert B. Daugherty Foundation The Sherwood Foundation Warren Buffett William & Ruth Scott Family Foundation

Mary S. Landen March 22, 1930 - July 6, 2018

Mary S. Landen Scholarship It was a sad day at Girls Inc. when we lost Mary Landen, a fierce cheerleader and community advocate for Team Strong Smart & Bold. Mary served on the Girls Inc. board from 1976 until 1991 and served as its chair in 1983. With her passing, we will miss her presence but her legacy will live on in the college scholarship that was created for the girls in her memory.

2018 Scholarships Sally Heng-Braun Scholarship Mary S. Landen Scholarship Lozier Scholars Edna Luttbeg Campership Lonnie Michael, Sr. Scholarship John & Harriet Wiebe Good Citizen Award

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The first cohort of the champions for girls! Thank you for joining Champions for Girls, the national Girls Inc. giving society that recognizes you as one of thousands of individual philanthropists from across the U.S. and Canada investing in girls. Your donation was put to work with girls right here in Omaha - but you will also be recognized as part of a national movement that believes girls have rights. Our inaugural Champions know it is the right time to invest in girls. FUTURIST $50,000 or More

ENTHUSIAST $1,000 - $4,999


Jane & Ray Allamong Jane Alseth Marcia Angle & Mark Trustin Mogens & Cindy Bay The Fred & Sally Bekins Foundation Bluestem Prairie Foundation Chris & Ron Blumkin Julie Boilesen Bridges Family Charitable Foundation David W. Burkholder Jo & Mike Cavel Louie & Mary Dircks Bill & Deanne Fairfield Lisa & Gary Gotsdiner Joseph Grasse Vic Gutman & Roberta Wilhelm Susan & Patrick Heider Addie Hollingsworth Ike & Roz Friedman Foundation Sammye R. Jackson Karen Jacobi John F. & Wende Lynne Kotouc Donna M. Kush Diny & Jim Landen

ADVOCATE $25,000 - $49,999 Bob Braun & Mary Heng-Braun Dianne S. Lozier The Phillip & Terri Schrager Foundation Keith, Margareth & Sandra Smith Foundation

APPRECIATOR $10,000 - $24,999 Michael & Laura Alley Anonymous Susan Kennedy/ Inavale Foundation Inc. George & Sandy Lozier Murray H. & Sharee Newman Fred & Eve Simon Charitable Foundation

RISK TAKER $5,000 - $9,999 Joan Gibson Sarah Helvey Jim Posen 24 | ANNUAL REPORT 2018

Steven Lathrop Deborah MacDonald Jodie Mackintosh Nicole Malone Lynn McCormack Dede McFayden Donahue Joe Moglia Heidi Moser Laura Nielsen Robert Novak & Kathleen Kirschner Parker Family Foundation Helen A. Pearson Charitable Trust Kathy Quinlan Amy & Mike Ryan The Richard and Laura Schrager Foundation Dianne & John Scott L.B. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Redâ&#x20AC;? & Jann Thomas Jennifer & Scott Tricker Tom Vann Milton & Miriam Waldbaum Family Foundation Katie Weitz Richard Weschler Carolyn T. Williamson Sarah & Adam Yale Tracy Zaiss


Thank you for helping us level the playing field!

2018 Grants Alley Poyner Macchietto Architecture, P.C. Anonymous AO Aviture Inc. Best Buy Children’s Foundation Blue Cross Blue Shield of Nebraska Boys & Girls Clubs of Omaha Children’s Hospital & Medical Center Claire M. Hubbard Foundation Conagra Brands Foundation Crime Commission Do Space Exchange Club of Omaha Foundation Girls Incorporated Innovation in Education Fund Kiewit Building Group, Inc. Lincoln Financial Group Midlands Mentoring Partnership Nebraska Arts Council

NOCCC Inc. Oliver & Ferrol Barklage Foundation Olsson Omaha Economic Development Corp. Omaha Public Schools Foundation Peter Kiewit Foundation Robert B. Daugherty Foundation Sokolof Foundation South Omaha Historical Grant Committee The Improve Group The Sherwood Foundation Todd & Mary Heistand Family Foundation United Way of the Midlands Walmart Inc. Weitz Family Foundation

$50,000 or More Richard Brooke Foundation Girls Inc. of Omaha girlFRIENDS Holland Foundation Lozier Foundation

Suzanne & Walter Scott Foundation William & Ruth Scott Family Foundation

$25,000 - $49,999 None

$10,000 - 24,999 ConAgra Brands Foundation Giffords Mammel Foundation The Sherwood Foundation Valmont Industries, Inc.

$5,000 - $9,999 American National Bank Applied Underwriters, Inc. Baird Holm LLP Brooks Sports, Inc. Cox Communications Fraser Stryker Law Firm The Gallup Organization KB Building Services Kiewit Corporation Mutual of Omaha Mutual of Omaha Foundation | 25

Donors Nebraska Friends of Foster Children Olsson Omaha Public Schools Security National Bank Streck Inc.

$1,000 - $4,999 Alley Poyner Macchietto Architecture, P.C. Ambassador Title Services AO Avenue Scholars Foundation Blue Cross Blue Shield of Nebraska CB Richard Ellis/MEGA Central States Health & Life Co. of Omaha Chinawise Business Consulting LLC Christian Urban Education Service Cobalt Credit Union ConAgra Brands Core Bank Essentials Natural Family Health Lamp, Rynearson & Associates, Inc. Lozier Corporation The Lund Company Marcotte Insurance Agency McGill, Gotsdiner, Workman & Lepp, P.C., L.L.O. McGrath North Methodist Hospital Mutual of Omaha Bank Nebraska Medicine Omaha Economic Development Corp. Optimist Club of Omaha Youth Foundation Physicians Mutual Pinnacle Bank Revela Scheels Seim Johnson, LLP 26 | ANNUAL REPORT 2018

Union Pacific Fund for Effective Government Union Pacific Foundation Vantage Communications Vic Gutman & Associates White Lotus Group Womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Fund of Greater Omaha WoodmenLife

$250 - $999 Allied Tours Inc. Ann Anderson Berry Kevin & Amy Augustyn Aviture Inc. Norman & Frances Batt Family Fund Amy Benedict Jerry & Karen Bexten Bland Cares Foundation Kathryn Blesener Leslie & Steve Bogue Dan & Barb Bohi Stefanie Bolte Kelly & Amanda Brewer Sandi & Bill Bruns Ashley Carstens James Chambers Emma Cornell Dr. Valerie Duncan Tim & Marleen Evans Financial Hope Collaborative Robert & Jacqueline Foster Alison Freifeld Torry & Angela Garland Loretta Gavin Lisa & Gary Gotsdiner M. Kathlyn Gross Lindsey Hardiman Suzie Heffernan Anne Herman Andy Holland Stacy Hudson Drs. James & Shirley Huerter Iris Images Laura Jana Kelly Karls

Howard & Gloria Kaslow Robyn Kleidosty Wendell & Wilma Kuhlman Michael & Susan Lebens Collette Lozier Tracy McKay Georgia McSorley E Creative Jenny Mickeliunas Jane & Ed Miller Yana S. Morgan Morrissey Engineering MaryLee G. Moulton Chandra & Nicki Nair National Council of Negro Women, Omaha Section NE Partnership Philanthropic Planning Teresa Negron Diane Nelson Network For Good E. Robert & Phyllis H. Newman Fund Marta Nieves NorthStar Foundation Michael & Barbara Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Malley Christoffer Petersen Judy Pfeifer Project Advocates LLC Ellen Reichenbach Ron & Teri Rheinheimer Jacqueline Ried Teresa Riesberg Melanie Rodriguez-Hild Roloff Construction Debra Romberger Teresa K. Ruback Michael J. Scherr Polina Schlott Tracy K. Scott & Patricia Eldridge Jon & Mindy Simon Dawn Smejkal Laurie Smith Camp Kathleen Stage Richard & Tracy Stanko Janet Strauss Eric & Melissa Taylor Jonell Tempero

Lindsay Tettenborn Liz Tipton Barbara J. True UNO College of Education UNO Service Learning Academy Urban League of Nebraska, Inc. Alan & Terri Wasmoen David Watts Werner Enterprises Rena Whitehouse Ann Williams Julia Wilson Craig Zeluf

$100 - $249 Ernest & Marilyn Abariotes Aetna Foundation, Inc. Lisa Ahrens Thomas Albaum Connie Allen Kathryn Anderson Lynne Anderson Assessor/Register of Deeds - Douglas County Sheryl Babcock Allison Balus Jacqueline Barnes Jamie Berglund Judith Boelts Rachel Bonnema Sharon Boone Crystal Boyd Christina Broekemeier Sue Brookhouser Karen L. Campbell Roger Carlon Cherri Carpenter Dr. W. Thomas Cavel Lorraine Chang Camalynn Clark Fred & Melanie Clark Connie Claussen Marla Cohen Chris Cole Jeff Cole Rhoda Crawford Mary Davey

Omaha Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. Jeff Dickinson Darcie Dingman Stuart & Dari Dornan Ellen Douglas Nancy Dunham Ellen & Lee Ehlers Ellen Pandorf Interior Design Penny Endelman Dr. M. Nicole Evans Mark & Stacey Evans Barb Fajen Family Housing Advisory Services Adrienne Fay Janelle File Mollie Foster PhD, PC Renee Franklin Thomas Friedman Joanne Gaines Kelly Garrison Leslie A. Garth Melissa Gerard Angie Gerlach Daphne Goetz Kate Gotsdiner Sheryl Graeve Cheryl Griffin Deann Grovijohn Teri & Carl Gumbiner Cathy Haney Peter Haug Paulette Heartwell Pamela Hernandez Kasey Hesse Denise Hill Shannon Hite Christian Hoeger Shari Hofschire Sandra Hulm Dr. Ashley Ingvoldstad Avil Jackson Dr. Hannah L. Jackson Joanie Jacobson Carol Johnson Nancy K. Johnson Anita D. Jones

Dr. Drea Jones Abby Jordan Dana & Michael Kaufman Katie & Justin Kemerling Kendra Scott LLC Kathleen Kennedy Mary Kerr J. William Kingston Robyn Kortan April & Jerry Koske David Krecek Kutak Rock LLP Lisa Lackovic Callie Langton Tess Larson Lighthouse Yoga LLC Lowell Circle Investments, LLC Megan Lutz Heidi Macy Jody & Neal Malashock Susan Marino Michael & Barbara Maroney Angel Martin Martini Nails & Spa Melissa Marvin Masimore Charitable Family Foundation Leslie Mayo Alicia McCarthy Denise McCauley Deb McCollister Barb McIntyre Timothy McNally Lori Miller Michelle Miller Dr. Carol Mitchell Mary J. Mitchell Carrie Molczyk Jacquie Montag Jim & Bobbie Montequin Motorola Solutions Foundation Patty Nogg Marla Norton Novozymes Blair Inc. Tracy Olnhausen Mary Olsen | 27

Donors Omaha Chapter of the Links ONEOK, Inc. Gloria Osborn Bill & Paula Owen Dennis & Jessica Pate Kelly Pawol Bartusek Ward Peters & Jean Ann Ballinger Jill Poole Jeff & Barb Popp Hobson & Denise Powell Jennifer Pospichal Donald Preister Karen & Jack Prewitt PromiseShip Jacqueline Pueppke Jonna Radtke Reem Rawashdeh Jane Raybould Elizabeth Recker Joel & Mary Ann Rich Jane Glazer Rips Sharon Robino-West Stacey Rockman Sage Rosenfels Chandler Sanders Mathia Sanders Lisa Schiele Karen Schrader Debra Schrampfer Susan Schutt Amy L. Scott Betty Shannon Linda Shrier Martin & Aveva Shukert Patricia Smith Faith Snider Stephanie Sorensen Leo Soucek Joan Squires Gerry Sullivan Janel Sunderland Susan J. Thomas Martha & Roy Tolles Theresa Townley Jim Traut Barb Tripp 28 | ANNUAL REPORT 2018

Belinda Vacanti Jona Van Deun Irv & Gail Veitzer Roma Vora Julie Walker Susy Westerholm Lorene White-Bliss Christopher Whitt Gale & Judy Wickersham Emily Wilson Regina Wilson Latricelean Wright Jen Wulf Andy Xydakis Kristin Yeh Tracy Zaiss Barry Zoob Rosie Zweiback & Mace Hack

$1 - $99 Karen Abbott Laurie Abler Megan Addison Liz Akert Victoria Alapo Dan Allman Bret & Ingra Anderson Marcia Anderson Stacie Anderson Anonymous Sharon E. Appleby Jennifer Arnold Susan Aschinger Erin Ashley Stacy Ashley Alejandra Ayotitla Cortez Theresa Baez Kimberly Bailey Jared Baker Ellie Hess Barko Jessica Barry Dana & Josh Bartee Clarice Bartek-Miller Katie I. Barton Dawn Bashara Jennifer Bauer Kathleen Becker

Sue Behr Heather Belt Diann Berzina Rita Bianchi Michelle Blodgett Laura Bonnett Murphy Kathleen Brandert Damali Britton Monique Brown Michelle Broz Gretchen Bruhnke Michael Bruner Bridget Bumgardner Kelly Buscher Joan & Lloyd Byerhof Terri Campbell Juan Cano Kaitlin Carlon Esther Carrillo Dawn Chaples Brandy Chappell Jessica Charlsen Ashley Chase Kathy Chase Beatrice & Ted Cherry Matthew Clare Tim & Dinah Clark Erin Coburn Jennifer Cole Cynthia Coleman Donna Coltrane Kristen Combs-Bicaba Conagra Brands Fnd. Sara Cowan Krystal Cunningham Sarah Dâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Accio Jeanne Daharsh Lori Danner Sheila Davis Kelli Deere Betsy Derner Julie DeWitt Julie Dierberger Mary Dillon Discount School Supply Audrey Dobbe Melanie Doeschot Cassandra Dorr

Jessica Drake Alane Draus Erin Duerr Michelle Eble-Hankins Ashley Edwards Erin Egan Katie Ehle Lovely Ellis Faith Enright Bailey Feekin Kylie Feilmeier Kylie Fenger Michele Ferris Tamara Fisher John Fitzgerald Shelby Foral Edward Fox Morgan Foxworthy Susan Freeman Robert Goding Joselyn Gonzalez Lynn Gorman Laine Greblunas Jennifer Griffin Miller Daniel Gross Carole Grothe Catherine Hall & Colin Bernard Shalonda Hampton Platt Karmen Hansen Judith Haug Alan Hayes Anne Hellbusch Patricia Hermanek James Herout Karen Hicks Calli Hite Molly Hoge Alex Hook Nancy Hornstein Kris Houston Vicky Houston Tamara Hunter Marian Iversen Camille Jacob Rachel Jacobson Nisha Jafari Paula Jakopovic

Aaron Jarosh Megan Jarosz Karen Jenson Channing Johnson Larissa Johnson Marie Johnson & Ed Davis Haley Johnston Andrea Jones Holly Jones Marjorie Jones Erin Junge Patti Kahre Ann Kane Mary Beth Katz Stuart Kaye Jodi Kearney Jami Kemp Christopher & Christine Kenny Zoraya Kentch Jenn Kephart Erica Ketter Duptho Kinga Krista Knighton Susan Koch Nicole Konen Elyse Kreitman Celia Lagreca Monica Lang Diaz Sydney Langley Amy Lawrenson Andrea Lawse Amber Lewis Trisha Liakos Dylan & Kristen Lilla Alice Lindsay Richard Lucas Shaun Madden Jasmine Maharisi Nuzhat Mahmood Keegan Mahoney Adrianne Marinkovich Joseph Marinkovich Gloria Marsh Donna Martens Selina Martinez Mark Mascia Tami Matousek

Denise Matthews Diana-Camilla Matz Andrea May Mary McCawley Denesha McGree Precious & Taylor McKesson Laurie McNeil Gabriella McTate Jessie Menck Mary Michaelsen Alyssa Michels Megan Mikolajczyk Meghan Militti Ann Miller Corrine Miller Shirley Miller Dr. Carol Mitchell Jennifer Mitten The Mix Joyce Mlynarik Deanna Moisset Axiayeli Monroe Real Roland Montgomery Kris Moore Daina Morrill JerLene Mosley Madeline Moyer Miguel Muller Emily Mwaja Ann Myers Anne Nagosky Vicky Nakibuuka Muli Lauren Narducci Natasha Naseem Allison Nash Leemah Nasrati Kristy Naumann Donald Neal Jr.

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Donors Andrew Nelson & Elizabeth Ortega Lisa Nitzsche Kristi Nohavec Jessica & Brian Nolte Donald Nosworthy Michael Novich Jean O’Connell Owen O’Malley Julie Ommen Lisa O’Neal Jen O’Neill Maritza Orozco Stephen Osberg Molly O’Siochain Aimee Owen Beth Paprook Elijahiana Parker Phil Parks Robert Patterson Laura Paulsen Dan Pecaut Susan Peffer Erin Perry Teressa Petersen Hillary Petula Angela Phillips Louise Pickens Barbara Pickering Ruth Picking Alissa Pierce Laura Pierce Malissie Plugge Deborah Poe Velma Poe Emily Poeschl MJ Potter Jill Prinz R Mechanical Heating & Air Alysia Radicia Allie Reckmeyer Lucille Reese Elizabeth Remmen Mary Rieschl Carla Rizzo Jill Rizzo Patricia Rohan 30 | ANNUAL REPORT 2018

Alicia Rojas Rosalina Romero Ashlynn Samuel Rita Sanders Joseph & Denise Saniuk Helen Sapp Tracy Schaefer Karla Scheele Mario Schloesser Sarah Schmidt Betty Segell Dionne Seiler Anthony Selting Suresh Seshadri Dulce Sherman Terrell Shields Rev. John & Carol Sievers Erica Sladky Jane Sloboth Brooklyn Smith Donna Smith Karen L. Smith Kristine Smith Courtney Solma Jian Song Chelsea Souder Christina Souto Jessica Spangler Lindsey Spehn Dorothy Spizman Hannah Stewart Howard Stimson Kelli Stott Quinn Texmo Sharon Thamm Amy Thomas Virginia Thompson Jill Thomsen & Michael Rogers Catherine Tibbels Trenda Titsworth Marie Annette Tobin Judy Torrens Deborah Trecek Erin Trofholz Christy Trout Beverly Tyab Nautika Valentine-Dorsey Verde Martin

Tiffany Vokt Leslie Volk Sarah Wallace Dan & Kristin Walsh Tishara Wardlow Brenda Watke Carnell Watt Roger Weitz Tony Welchen West Middle School Kathryn Wilhelm Michael Wilhelm Michele Willer Kelli Winkler The Winton Family Danae Wolcott-Dinkel Vickie Wonder Mikayla Woodard Aravia Woods Kristi Wurgler Jun Yang Lisa Young Lyn Ziegenbein Allyson Ziegler Susan Zimmerman In Honor of Susie Buffett Martha & Roy Tolles In Honor of Susie Buffett’s Birthday Chris & Ron Blumkin Laurie Smith Camp Thomas Friedman Daphne Goetz Nancy Hornstein Drs. James & Shirley Huerter In Honor of Susie Buffett’s Marriage Daphne Goetz In Honor of Camille’s Lemonade Stand Ann Kane In Honor of Kaitlin Carlon Roger Carlon

In Honor of Connie, My Mom Joseph Marinkovich In Honor of Susan Eustice Marcia Angle & Mark Trustin Fund Triangle Comm. Fdn. In Honor of Delia Fernandez Marta Nieves In Honor of Courtney Grayson Jamie Berglund In Honor of Diana Hernandez Dan & Kristin Walsh In Honor of Donna Kush & Lindsay Tettenborn Calli Hite In Honor of Harriette Macklin Lisa Young In Honor of Joe Marinkovich Judith Haug In Honor of Sharon Marvin Griffin L.B. “Red” & Jann Thomas In Honor of Julia McMahon Cole Jeff Cole In Honor of Mr. Michael The Winton Family In Honor of Jan Petrous Anonymous In Honor of Presley & Harper Alan Hayes In Honor of Roberta Wilhelm Lisa & Gary Gotsdiner Esther Mejia

In Honor of Jann & Red Thomas’ 60th Anniversary Bob Braun & Mary Heng-Braun In Memory of Alan Stoler Lisa & Gary Gotsdiner In Memory of Curtis Laron Morgan West Middle School In Memory of Evie Zysman Gabriella McTate In Memory of Mary S. Landen Alderson Family Foundation Jane & Ray Allamong Alley Poyner Macchietto Architecture, P.C. American National Bank Ann Anderson Marilyn Anderson Rod & Cindy Anderson Anonymous Applied Underwriters, Inc. Drs. Deanna Armstrong & Thad Woods Mogens & Cindy Bay John & Lori Belford Mary Ann Belford Jean Bell John & Mary Berigan Mary Bernstein Ann Bird Gary & Heidi Bliss John & Lynne Boyer Tom Boyer Danielle Bradford Bob Braun & Mary Heng-Braun Mary Brendis Dr. William Bresnahan Cheryl Bressler Sam & Deborah Brower Stephen & Anne Bruckner Laura Bucholz M. Patricia Buckley Marilyn Cady Roger Carlon

Mary Carter Sarah & Bill Carver Central States Health & Life Co. of Omaha CHI Health Bergan Mercy Children’s Hospital & Medical Center Amy Chisholm Circo Enterprises Samuel & Janet Clark Clark Creative Group Branden & Lisa Ann Collingsworth Julie Collins Commercial Flooring Systems Inc. Vincent Coniglio Carrie Conway Susan Coyne-Gausden Jeanne Curfman Jennifer Cyr Hal & Mary Daub Linda Daugherty Norma J. Deeb, Ed.D. Gary DeLaet Susan Dennis Carolyn Diamond Dixon Family Foundation Jay & Laura Doll Rodger & Maureen Dolson Guadalupe Dominguez Natalie Dossett Dundee VC Management, LLC Anne & Dan Durrie William & Rae Dyer Thomas Egan, Jr. Ghada El-Menshawy William & Julie Erickson James & Mary Erixon Jill Erman Bill & Deanne Fairfield Jill Faith First National Bank of Omaha Barbara Fitzgerald | 31

Donors Robert & Cheryl Foral Bruce Frasier & Richard Nielsen Lance & Julie Fritz Gilbert M. & Martha H. Hitchcock Foundation Nancy Gilmore Sarah Ginn Lisa & Gary Gotsdiner Beth & Curt Grennan Terry & Margaret Grennan H & H Automotive LLC Carol & Howard Hahn Robert & Carolyn Hansen Harley & Beth Schrager Foundation Dr. & Mrs. Robert Harry Michaela & Brad Hart Christopher Hawkins Scott & Cindy Heider Heritage Services David & Margaret Hershiser Peggy Hill Nancy Hornstein Edward D. Hotz Damian & Gina Howard Kayla Howard Robert Howard Drs. James & Shirley Huerter Robert & Maureen Huerter Mike & Lauren Hupp John & Laura Iliff Anne Jetter Bill & Monique Jetter Kathy Jochim Marcia & Jim Jones Joslyn Art Museum Jessica Jurgensen Kim Kampf Karen & Kim Hawkins Foundation Nancy & Aubrey Kerr Rod Kestel Rochelle Kirkpatrick Chris Kline Mike Klug Knights of Ak-Sar-Ben Foundation John & Mary Krajicek Barbara Krantz 32 | ANNUAL REPORT 2018

Terry & Jackie Kroeger Robert & Myrna Krohn Cathy Kruse J.J. Kubat, Jr. Kutak Rock LLP Richard & Ann Kutilek Steve & Anne Kutilek Labenz & Associates LLC Diny & Jim Landen Dr. & Mrs. Ed Langdon Dr. Thomas Langdon David & Brenda Langenberg Mary & Lyman Larsen Emily & Clark Lauritzen Marian Leary Lori & David Scott Foundation M. Jane Huerter Charitable Fund Jodie Mackintosh James Maenner Matthew & Mary Maher Mammel Foundation Monnie Markel Melissa Marvin Sharon Marvin Griffin Massoud Furniture Mfg., Inc. Ginny & Grant Mathey Mary Maxwell Thomas & Mary Kay McCarthy Dede McFayden-Donahue Tom & Cindy McGowan Susan McMannama Suzanne McNamara Cathy & Mike McNamara McNeil Company Builders Ann Mellen Mike Mellen Charlene Meyen Michael & Dana Meyer Midtown Business Association Milder Family Foundation Robert & Joan Miller Lindsey Miltner Mary Jo Pane/Miracle Icons John & Kathleen Mitchell Steve & Elizabeth Modory Tammi & Vic Monson

Joani & Mike Mullin Kevin & Nancy Murphy John & Susan Naatz Nebraska Bankers Association Diane Nelson John P. & Anne Nelson Debbie Newkirk Nancy Noddle James & Joanna Norton Sybil Olson Omaha Symphony Association Michael & Sandra Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Neal Dr. & Mrs. Michael Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Neil Orthoquest, Inc. John Parks Thomas & Debra Parks Margo Parsow Dennis & Jessica Pate John & Mary Peck Carol Pedersen Troy & Catherine Perry Kathy Peterson Mike Pichik Vince & Cindy Pille Mitchell & Lori Pirnie Jeff & Lynn Pirruccello Ruth Ann Popp Michael & Maureen Prescher Eugene & Paulette Quinlan Dr. & Mrs. Robert Recker James & Dorothy Riha Nancy Robb James & Mary Roberts Ronald McDonald House of Dallas James & Mary Root Pam Rowe Mark & Elizabeth Rupp John & Teresa Ryan Lisa Salcedo Richard & E. M. Sandvig Steven & Janelle Schell Lori Schneider Dianne & John Scott Michelle & Steven Scott J. Scott & Molly Searl Security National Bank Lee Seemann, Jr.

Mimi Seina Post & Jeff Post Seline Family Foundation, Inc. Cheryl Shaffar Byers & Rebecca Shaw Mark & Marcia Shirk Lucy Shirley Mark & Nancy Sibbernsen Bruce & Stacy Simon Jerry & Jennie Simpson Singer Foundation Terrence & Jennifer Slattery Slosburg Family Charitable Trust Paul & Annette Smith Mary & Leo Sommer James & Deborah Sterling Ted & Phyllis Stessman Cathleen Stigge Mr. & Mrs. Kenneth Stinson Sharon & Bob Swartzbaugh Thomas & Kathryn Sudyka Brita Swanson James & Kathleen Talcott The Fred & Sally Bekins Foundation L.B. “Red” & Jann Thomas Anne Thorne Weaver Lowell Thrasher Tilmer’s Tree Care, Inc. Kurt Tjaden Gerald & Rosemarie Tomka Elizabeth Torson Lisa Trent & Bart Lovgren United Way of the Midlands Vic Gutman & Associates Tom & Sandy Von Riesen Jan Vrana Sara & Larry Walsh Julianne Weiss White Lotus Group Mike & Kim Williams Jane Winnail Gary & Margaret Witt

Groups that Hosted Fundraisers Smitty’s Garage Kendra Scott LLC

In-kind Donations

Amazing Pizza Machine Heather Anderson Janae Anderson Anonymous AO Katie Audemore Elizabeth Balazs Jeanne Bates Laura Bonnett-Murphy BounceU Susie Buffett Roger & Diane Carlon Lorraine Chang Charles Drew Dental Chocolaterie Stam Papillion Barb Cook Jayleesha Cooper Emma & Matt Cornell CSGI DIBS for Kids Duchesne Academy Cheryl Eliason Entrap Games Estate Nursery Stacey Evans Bill & Deanne Fairfield Michaela Foster Garden Bros. Circus John Garlock Hannah Gill Dr. Daniel Gross Roseann Hardin Sarah Helvey Kathy Hoyt Robin Hubbard Channing Johnson Emily Klosterman April Koske Wilma Kuhlman Nicole LaFoe Bonnie Ludwig Nicole Malone Ann Maloney Connie Mangano Precious McKesson Esther Mejia & Jeneen Sagon

Midlands Mentoring Partnership Tom Millie Linda Morgan Mount Crescent Shelly Mutum Lauren Narducci NOAH Clinic Omaha Children’s Museum Omaha Police Dept/ Crime Prevention Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo Omaha Virtual Reality Mary Jo Pane Papio Fun Park Natasha Partridge Butler Stephanie Perry Sara Pithan Ellen Platt Richard Brooke Foundation Jane Rogers Pat Rothe Julia Russell Jeff Sharp Shopko DC 998 Tim Skowronski Natasha Smith Johnson Ashley Taylor Charlotte Taylor Tech Omaha The Pottery Place Debbie Tomek Kayla Toney Barb True Union Pacific Railroad Vic Gutman & Associates Roma Vora Heidi Walz WCA Wellcare of Nebraska Werner Enterprises Jim White Whole Foods Chris & Chelsie Wilhelm Julia Wilson Xenon Academy

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Financials 2017 Audited Statement of Operating Revenue and Expenses Audited Revenue Unrestricted Donations, Grant and Gifts.................................................................. 3,091,421.00 United Way Funding.................................................................................................... 248,300.00 Grants-Government....................................................................................................... 67,182.00 Special Events-Net...................................................................................................... 118,972.00 Transfer from Endowment.......................................................................................... 170,880.00 Fees from Girls and Families......................................................................................... 15,447.00 Program Revenue............................................................................................................ 6,694.00 Rental Fees...................................................................................................................... 7,073.00 Miscellaneous................................................................................................................ 36,184.00 Total Revenue $3,762,153.00 Expenses STRONG-Health Programming.......................................................................... 924,954.00 SMART-Educational Programming.................................................................... 1,147,581.00 BOLD-Independent Living Programming........................................................... 844,552.00 Center Activities & Recreational Activities......................................................... 129,596.00 Administration & General.................................................................................. 528,310.00 Fundraising......................................................................................................... 175,160.00 Unallocated Payments to Girls Inc. National........................................................ 12,000.00 Total Expenses $3,762,153.00 *2018 audited financials will be posted on our website (girlsincomaha.org) when available

Gender Wealth Gap Compared with the average single man, the average single womanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s net worth is three times smaller. At Girls Inc, girls learn about saving, investing, compounding interest, and needs vs. wants. 34 | ANNUAL REPORT 2018



of the girls believe it is important to manage money well.

Girls Inc. Staff Executive Director Roberta Wilhelm Executive Assistant Shannon Dunning Director of Programs Emily Mwaja Director of Operations Stephanie Sorensen Director of Finance Christine Distefano Director of Health Access Carolyn Williamson Administrative Assistant Sharon Appleby Katherine Fletcher Center Director Amber Lewis Emma Lozier Center Director Trenda Titsworth Director of Counseling Christian Hoeger Director of Sex Education Kristen Lilla Counselor AshLynn Samuel



of the girls say they respect the adults at Girls Inc.

Associate Program Director Michael Wilhelm Program Specialists Tatem Gordon Sydney Langley Amy Thomas Sports & Fitness Specialist Joe Marinkovich ImagineScience/ STEM Specialist Beth Sanborn Eureka! Coordinator Emily Wilson Eureka! Assistant Olivia Kasik Volunteer Coordinator Shelby Thayer Librarian Wilma Kuhlman Program Facilitators Kaitlin Carlon Ashley Chase Lauren Colpitts Annmarie Delfino Lovely Ellis Chandalea Jones Eli Parker Candace Reddick Alicia Rojas Anahi Ruiz Madison Shoemaker Brooklyn Smith Isaiah Williams Mikayla Woodard Aravia Woods Weitz Fellow Sophia Jenkins

Mentoring Coordinator Laura Bonnett Mentoring Department Brandy Chappell Lindsay Hardiman Records Clerk Joyce Adams Receptionists Erin Ashley Joselyn Gonzalez Food Services Donna Smith Maintenance Michael Novich Director of Transportation Terrell Shields Drivers Dante Jackson Olivia Kasik Girls Inc. of Lincoln Eureka! Coordinator Myeisha Essex

Team #StrongSmartBold | 35

Girls Inc. Board 2018 Board of Directors Officers Barbara True, President Andy Holland Dana Kaufman Donna Kush Collette Lozier Yana Morgan Teresa Negron Jenni Shukert Board Members Amy Augustyn Crystal Boyd Amber Carman Lisa Gotsdiner Sarah Helvey Anne Herman Habiba Ibrahim Kimberly Jones Amy Lawrenson Michael Maroney Desyree McGhee Carol Mitchell Donald Neal Terrell Shields Mindy Simon Lindsay Tettenborn

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2018 Girls Inc. of Omaha Annual Report  

2018 Girls Inc. of Omaha Annual Report