2019 Girls Inc Annual Report

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Girls Inc. Afterschool program or



Spoiler Alert:

What do girls need to lead? Relationships. Voice. Positive Self-image. Intellectual Curiosity. Because we give girls tools and opportunities, they not only change their own circumstances, they will also change the circumstances of others around them. They will change the world.

Girls Inc. has given me so much and helped me go far in life. I’ve been accepted into numerous youth leadership programs, one of which flew me out to Princeton University. I am Desyreé, a product of Girls Inc. of Omaha.” - Desyreé


When girls have a strong, positive sisterhood of peers, they do better in school and in life. Likewise, they thrive when they have both formal and informal mentors to see successful, female independence up close.



Associate Program Director Michael Wilhelm Program Specialists Johnnie Dennis Lindsey Hardiman Amy Thomas Sports & Fitness Specialist Joe Marinkovich STEM Specialist Beth Sanborn Eureka! Coordinator Olivia Kasik Executive Director Roberta Wilhelm

Eureka! Assistant Christy Yang

Executive Assistant Shannon Dunning

Program Facilitators Leigha Atkisson Ashley Bennissanh Monique Brown Ashely Chase Elizabeth Cruz Nikki Ibarra Camille Jacob Chandy Jones Elsie Melgar Eli Parker Sarah Pierson Alicia Rojas Anahi Ruiz Aravia Woods

Director of Finance Christine Distefano Accounting Assistant Rhonda Pollock Administrative Assistant Sharon Appleby Director of Operations Stephanie Sorensen Katherine Fletcher Center Director Amber Lewis Emma Lozier Center Director Trenda Titsworth Director of Programs Emily Mwaja

Director of Health Access Carolyn Williamson Director of Sex Education Kristin Lilla

Director of Counseling Christian Hoeger Counselors Stephanie Diaz AshLynn Samuel Volunteer Coordinator Kennedy Skeen Weitz Fellow Sophia Jenkins Mentoring Coordinator Laura Bonnett Mentoring Assistant Fantasia Blackson Records Clerk Joyce Adams Receptionists Erin Ashley Joselyn Gonzalez Food Services Donna Smith Maintenance Michael Novich Director of Transportation Terrell Shields Girls Inc. of Lincoln Director Maura Penas Girls Inc. of Lincoln Assistant Myeisha Essex


Pathfinders Mentors Maranda Adams Erin Ashley Kristina Avant Melissa Beagley Jensyn Bell Fantasia Blackson Laura Bonnett-Murphy Maria Julie Borer Erin Borns Eden Butler-Corbitt Brandy Chappell Shaila Clark Michaela Clem Chelsea Cooling Anne Cornell Emma Curran Emma Dargy Susan Davies JanaĂŠ Donaldson Jennifer Dornbush Hayley Ellis Mia Eltiste Kristyna Engdahl Cameron Finke Jasmyn Goodwin Ann Grace 6 | ANNUAL REPORT 2019

Marina Greco Lindsay Hanna Lacie Hansen Lindsey Hardiman Vallory Hatcher Anne Herndon Victoria Hoyt Nicole Hulstein Brianna Hunter Hannah Hurd Ellianne Jacques Channing Johnson DaNaya Johnson Natasha Johnson Kelly Karls Keegan Korf Jessica Kroeker Ashley Kuhn Sydney Langley Sarah Larsen Tess Larson Rachel Lee JoAnna LeFlore Rachael Lenaeus Amber Lewis Kristen Lilla

Jenny Linden Emily Lindsey Abigail Lingelbach Leandra London Jeanne Lutz Keegan Mahoney JanaĂŠ Marion Jaime Mason Precious McKesson Michelle Miller Nadia Missak Vicky Muli Susan Mullin Emily Mwaja Deborah Neary Amy Nitchals Noelle Obermeyer Bria Oliver Aimee Owen Opeoluwa Oyewole Andrea Padilla-Rosas Tanya Patry McKenna Pearson Leah Richards Teresa Riesberg Morgan Ritonya

Sharon Robino-West Priscila Rodrigues Armijo Brooklynne Rosado Jill Schreck Aura Sewell Jessica Shadduck Carmen Shannon Candice Shorter Brooke Snyder Dorian Stanfield Tracy Stanko

Alexandra Stone Francesca Swalwell Courtney Swift Shelby Thayer Grace Thomas Trenda Titsworth Barbara True Grace Tunning Betsy Vrba Kristina Walsh Roberta Wilhelm

My first mentor, Katie, was a single woman, a teacher, and very independent. I had never seen or imagined a female living on her own before. I knew then that I, too, could have a career and help break the cycle of teen and arranged marriages.� - Asha

Katie Wilson Taylor Wineland Hannah Young YIM Mentors Davida Anderson Janet Cobb Olajide Cooper Melissa Cruickshank Shelby Duncan Andrea Foral Cynthia Gasper Jody Human Elizabeth Johnson Andrea Jones Jolene Lengfelder Morgan Moore Courtney Nichols Jeannie Noel Linda Rozo Emily Suhr Amanda Thompson Faith Thorpe Brandi Uher Lara Wasmoen Group Mentors Ruchelle Austin Sara Barnes Whitney Bessmer Kristine Buhman Erin Ford Makala Graves Brittany McClendon Amber Schubert Traci Shobe Tara Sripal Lindsey Stech Shellby Thys Qymesha Wilson Latrice Wright Paige Zebley


Our new transitional living facility, ProtĂŠgĂŠ House, opened in 201 to develop the relationships and social capital necessary to launc


19. At Protégé, young women can continue ch into independent adulthood.

Living at Protégé House, Ms. CT guides us and lets us practice our independence. She lets us make mistakes and you grow from the mistakes.” - Dorian


Girls’ thoughts and opinions matter. They are amazing advocates for themselves, for each other, and for important causes when they know how, when, and where to get their point across. Girls Inc. engages girls in externships and advocacy work, enabling them to develop their voices and build self-confidence.

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Successful girls appreciate their bodies (and all kinds of bodies). They make choices that keep them healthy and allow them to manage stress. They experience the sheer joy that comes from being comfortable with themselves physically and emotionally. They are thoughtful and careful in taking ownership of their sexuality, and in making choices that will help them lead satisfying, safe, and healthy lives.

Beauty should be about self-love and self-acceptance. Girls Inc. has taught me how to be more confident and learn more about the female body. Now, at 18-years-old, I don’t let society depict how I want to look, act, and feel.� - Ayriel

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For girls who are ready to lead, education is not just preparation for the next milestone in life. It is a habit of mind that will allow them to learn all their lives, across all fields.

My GPA right now is only a 3.06 and I want it to be at least a 3.5 because it will create more opportunities for me and because I want to go to college for cybersecurity.� - Jade-Lyn


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What Does The Girls Inc. national report*, “STRONGER, SMARTER, BOLDER: GIRLS TAKE THE LEAD,” shares the progress Girls Inc. has made in addressing tough issues girls face. While there is much work to be done, researchers determined with confidence that regardless of demographic, academic, and social characteristics, girls who participated in Girls Inc. were outpacing their peers in multiple areas of success.

Self-Confidence The opportunities that Girls Inc. girls receive—whether learning about nutrition and exercise or simply developing a stronger self-image—make them more likely to participate in team sports and exercise regularly.


Relationships Compared to other girls in their communities, girls who have had the mentoring relationships and the Girls Inc. all-girl, pro-girl environment are more likely to have positive relationships with adults and see them as allies, as well as to see themselves as leaders.

Intellectual Confidence Girls Inc. girls are more likely to attend school and be positively engaged in school. In fact, their school suspension rates are 79 percent lower. They are also more likely to show an affinity and curiosity for STEM subjects, have self-confidence in reading and STEM, and see themselves in STEM careers in the future. They have higher standardized math test scores. They are more prepared for life after high school (whether college or work).

Voice Girls Inc. girls are more likely to stand up for their beliefs and for fairness, and they are also more likely to believe that they can influence and improve their local communities.

*The full report is available at girlsinc.org

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First of all, the girls. at Girls Inc., the girls are powerful. They do th

Girls Served Age Groups


Total # of girls served in our two centers: 1,146


Total # of girls served through outreach: 2,358

Family Setting




258 23%

Two Parents

317 28% 580 51%


295 26%

Mom Only


301 26%

Dad Only




232 20%

Joint Custody








Foster Parents









Ethnic Groups TOTAL

Asian American Black/African American Hispanic Middle Eastern Native American/Indigenous White Multi-racial



3 0% 836 73% 78 7% 0 0% 14 1% 76 7% 139 12%

Household Income Under 10,000

269 23%


207 18%


225 20%


301 26%

50,000 and over

144 13%

he heavy lifting.

Our village. Who is in the village? The girls’ parents and family members, of course. And maybe you. Did you help provide programming? Volunteer? Make a financial contribution? Attend Girls Nite Out or Lunch for the Girls? Host a Eureka! extern at your workplace? Become a Reading Buddy? Mentor? Donate books, clothing, tickets, craft supplies, furniture‌? If the answer is yes, then YOU are a valued member of the village.

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Program Partners 4H A.V. Sorensen Library Adolescent Health Project African Culture Connection Approach Climbing Gym Benson Library Big Garden Bike Union Mentoring Project College of Saint Mary’s College Possible Cox Media Collective for Youth Creighton University Do Space Durham Museum Dusk to Dawn EQ Hair School Fat Brain Film Streams First Lieutenant Avrie Welton- Westpoint First National Bank of Omaha Fun Plex Gateway Library Girl Scouts Girls For Africa HDR Heartland Youth Pride Hillside Solutions Imagine Science Joslyn Art Museum Keep Omaha Beautiful Latrice Wright Lauritzen Gardens Malcom X Memorial Foundation Methodist Counselors


Metro Area Health Summit Metropolitan Community College Millard Library Molly Buskirk Mormon Trail Center Ms. Lora McCarville Ms. Wilma Kuhman Mutual of Omaha Nebraska Medicine NOAH Clinic North Omaha Community Care Council NorthStar Offutt Air Force Base Omaha Community Playhouse Omaha Girls Rock Omaha Henry Doorly Zoo Omaha Public Library- Ms. Maggie Peterson Omaha Summer Arts Festival Omaha Table Talk Omaha Under the Radar OneWorld Community Health Centers Opera Omaha Operation Smart P.A.C.E. Peter Kiewit Institute Peter Kiewit Foundation David Pollock Pump It Up The Rose Theater and Tyrone Beasley South Omaha Library SPARKPositivity SpartanNash

Spielbound Take Flight Farms TechAcademy The Union for Contemporary Arts The Wonder Nook University of Nebraska - Lincoln University of Nebraska at Omaha UNO Cadre Program UNO Service Learning Urban League of Nebraska U.S. Naval Academy Westside Boys and Girls Club Women’s Fund WCA YEOH YMCA

By attending African Culture Connection, my worldview has expanded. As a class, we danced, played drums, and made traditional art projects including, jewelry. I learned about my culture and heritage, and embraced that I am a young, strong black lady.� - Teriana

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Externships 2019 Externship Hosts Alley Poyner Macchietto Architecture, P.C. Aviture Bemis Center Big Mama’s Restaurant The Bike Union Blair Freeman Carson’s Cookie Fix Charles Drew Do Space Educare Fontelle Forest Animal Care Fraser Stryker Good Karma Dog Center HDR Heartland Family Service InEight


Joslyn Art Museum The Nature Conservancy in Nebraska Olsson Omaha Children’s Museum Omaha Police Department Omaha World-Herald Omaha Henry Doorly Zoo P.A.C.E. Peter Kewit Building Group Proxibid The Rose Theater Scatter Joy Acres Sirius Veterinary Orthopedic Center Stones Worth Stepping Sweet Magnolia’s Bakery Take Flight Farms

Olsson was my second externship where I explored engineering. I visited the geotechnical office and tested variations of soil to distinguish which mixture would be pliable for different natural disasters.” - LaTaija

Stacey Abrams

Politician, lawyer, and author, Stacey Abrams was the featured guest at Lunch for the Girls. Her advice?

Be fierce, be foolish and be friends.� - Stacey Abrams | 21

Girls Inc. 2019 Board of Directors Officers Jenni Shukert, President Anne Herman Dana Kaufman Amy Lawrenson Collette Lozier Yana Morgan Theresa Negron Barbara True Board Members Amy Augustyn Amber Carman Vanessa Denney Lisa Gotsdiner Anne Harris Sarah Helvey Ashley Kuhn Michael Maroney Carol Mitchell Donald Neal Dulce Sherman Mindy Simon Amy Swartwood Eric Taylor Lindsay Tettenborn Tishara Wardlow* Deborah Williams Poe

*Girls Inc. Alum


A guild of friend-raisers and fund-raisers. 2018-2019 Guild Officers Sarah Helvey, President Emily Barr Ann Anderson Berry Catherine Cano Rhianna Kittrell Katie Matejka Jill Poole Candice Starks

Guild Board Members Amy Benedict Anne Bowen Lauren Goodman Cathy Haney Heather Panick Ashley Robinson Charlotte Russell Amanda Schmidt Linda Sedjro Jonell Tempero

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Individuals Michael Adhanom Lisa Ahrens Alivia Ankrum Sophia Applegate Shelby Aschoff Leigha Atkisson Ebunoluwa Awodele Anne Marie Backer Nicole Barmettler Emalee Barto Isabel Bazley Rachel Beck Carissa Becker Erin Bibelhausen Amyiia Blake Lily Blake Katlin Blodak Matt Blodgett Elena Blusys Lyndie Brady Jaime Bridges Natalie Brown Gabi Brumfield Felicia Bryson Grace Buckland Lori Cameron Peyton Carney Alia Cecil Gail Chase Unieke Christian Angela Cimino Maddie Clark Sara Cohen Molly Considine Rachael Cooper Sophia Cooper Claire Damon Vernadette Delos Santos MaryPat Dennis Anusha Deshpande Cassandr Diers Darcie Dingman Tyisha Drake Rachel Drew Tori Dunston Alicia Duque Linda Eaton Stephanie Edson 24 | ANNUAL REPORT 2019

Jordan Egan Kristyna Engdahl Debra Engel Melanie Fehringer Rebecca Ferguson Josie Filer Shannon Fitzpatrick Zoey Fitzpatrick Nathan Fletcher Victoria Follin Kylie Forbes Cara Fowler Lindsey Fox Valerie Friesen Jenna Frink Jessica Fuertes De-Arcos Shenae Gamble Jackeline Garcia Maryam Gbadamosi Akindele Catie Geier Leen Glenn Gwen Glogowski Vesa Govori Lindsey Graham Maggie Grange Rachel Greene Angela Green Garland Chrissy Gulseth Madeline Haas Barbara Hahn Neil Haley Autumn Helland-Hauser Madison Herchenbach Lily Heyne Anne Hiatt Jeren Hicks Alicia Hogan Kaitlyn Hogeland Robyn Hubbard Clarissa Irvin Wade Jackson Nate Jordan Nyapuot Jueny Mallory Jurgenson Debra Kaplan Pumulo Kasaji Ben Kaufman Katie Kaufman

Casey Kilpatrick Meray Kim Alexis King Katie Klingelhoefer Leone Klinger Victoria Kowal Katrina Kroeze Erin Kruger Wilma Kuhlman Dana Lacey Michaela Landon Olivia Langenberg Samantha Larvie Teka Leeper Ruike Liang Sadie Limback Abby Lingelbach Brianna Liu Rachel Luck Morgan Maldonado Emma Malloy Geraldine Manansala Ally Marcsisak Payton Markvicka Dulce Maroni Ann Mausbach Christie McClure Zach McClure Maria Miller Nola Mills Olivia Minderman Allie Mitilier Libby Moberg Kayla Moody Skieler Moody Lily Moore Sydney Morehouse Shivani Mudhelli Jailene Naveja-Gomes Jacqueline Ndayishimiye Alicia Nguyen Steffany Nguyen Sydney Noecker Sarah Noles Erica North Hannah Norvell Eddie Okoski Roz Parr Magdolin Paul

Martina Perversi Katherine Pickering Natalie Plata Ellen Platt David Pollock Hannah Post Emily Powers Sydney Powers Anjali Pullabholta Bridgette Quinn Krystel Ramdathsingh Thomas Rasmussen Paige Reigsecker Payton Rhen Brooke Riley Stephanie Rivera Kyoki Roberts Natalie Rody Chandice Rogers Anna Rossini Niruktha Roy Gotoor Mackenzie Ryan Jessica Schultis Marie Schwartz George Sefzik Stephanie Sharp Victoria Shum Justine Simons Lisa Simons Morgan Skeen Kaitlin Slavick Rachel Slavik Abigail Smith Erica Smith Angela Spence Carlie Stevens Jamie Stewart Allayna Stolp Molly Storm

Anya Styren Kate Sutton Enya Svoboda Sarah Swanigan Marysia Szyprowska Briahna Teague Lauren Thiede Sandra Tombi Edith Trujillo Diana Vankeuren Kiara Vicens Katie Vogel Jessica Von Rentzell Koralynn Voskamp Kristin Watt Cassia Weber Madison Weinberger Kendra Weise Angie Wettengel Madison White Kashika Whitelaw Jarret Widhalm Patricia Wilhelm Ella Williams Lacey Williams Abigail Wilson Patricia Woida Carissa Wollman Janelle Wood Claire Yager Maggie Yeager Kate Zachary Yuxin Zhu

Groups 4-H African Culture Connection American Medical Women’s Association

AmeriCorps College of Saint Mary Operation S.M.A.R.T. College of Saint Mary Spirit of Service Conagra - Interns Conagra - IT Team Cox Communications Creighton Women’s Basketball CSG - We Lead EWI Fusion Medical Staffing Hayneedle Integrated Learning Services LinkedIn Marianna Beauty Metropolitan Community College Mutual of Omaha Read Across America Day Mutual of Omaha Women in Leadership Nebraska Medicine NOAH Salon Service Group Schlegal Center for Service and Justice Sigma Lambda Gamma SPARKPositivity SpartanNash United Way of the Midlands UNO Cadre UNO Day of Service UNO Service Learning UNO Softball Team UNO The Sisterhood UNO Women’s Basketball | 25

Champions ADVOCATE $25,000 - $49,999

ENTHUSIAST $1,000 - $4,999

John Morgan Richard Weschler

Jane & Ray Allamong Ann Anderson Berry Kelly & Amber Carman Jo & Mike Cavel April Combs Allison Cushman Vokoun Louie & Mary Dircks Tim & Marleen Evans Kathy Gerber Lisa & Gary Gotsdiner Alex Hayes Suzie Heffernan Susan & Patrick Heider Sarah Helvey Tari Hendrickson Anne Herman

APPRECIATOR $10,000 - $24,999 Mary Heng-Braun Murray H. & Sharee Newman Jim Posen

RISK TAKER $5,000 - $9,999 Michael & Laura Alley Scott & Cindy Heider Tom & Mary Jetton Quiana Mitchem Jane Rogers


Dr. & Mrs. Lawrence R. James Susan Kennedy John F. & Wende Kotouc Diny & Jim Landen Michael & Susan Lebens Collette Lozier Lynn McCormack Laura Nielsen Paige Roberts Amy & Mike Ryan Eric & Melissa Taylor Jonell Tempero Teresa K. Ruback L.B. “Red” & Jann Thomas Arnie & Anne Weitz Katie Weitz Michelle Zych

DONORS 2019 Grants Alley Poyner Macchietto Architecture, P.C. Ameritas Charitable Foundation Anonymous Oliver and Ferrol Barklage Foundation Bridges Family Charitable Foundation Richard Brooke Foundation Building Healthy Futures Conagra Brands Foundation Cox Communications CSGI Robert B. Daugherty Foundation Fidelity Charitable FIRST Fraser Stryker Girls Incorporated Hawks Family Charitable Fund Heartland Family Service Holland Foundation The Todd and Mary Heistand Family Foundation The Claire M. Hubbard Foundation Immanuel Community Vision Foundation

Kiewit Corporation Phillip & Mary Kommers Lincoln Financial Foundation Lozier Foundation Cheryl Mayfield MENTOR Nebraska Adah & Leon Millard Foundation Mutual of Omaha Foundation Nebraska Arts Council Nebraska Crime Commission Office of Violence Prevention NOCCC Inc. Olsson Omaha Community Foundation The Omaha Minority Community Development Fund Omaha Public Schools Foundation Omaha World-Herald Helen A. Pearson Charitable Trust Peter Kiewit Foundation Proxibid The Phillip & Terri Schrager Foundation

William & Ruth Scott Family Foundation The Sherwood Foundation Sokolof Foundation South Omaha Historical Grant Committee Take Flight Farms TIAA Charitable United Way of the Midlands Weitz Family Foundation Wells Fargo Foundation Whole Kids Foundation/ The Bee Cause Project Women’s Sports Foundation

$50,000 or More girlFRIENDS Guild Lozier Foundation United Way of the Midlands

$25,000 - $49,999 Keith, Margareth & Sandra Smith Foundation

$10,000 - $24,999 Anonymous ENCAP Holland Foundation Mammel Foundation William & Ruth Scott Family Foundation

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DONORS (continued) $5,000 - $9,999 Conagra Brands Cox Communications Kiewit Corporation M&M Foundation Olsson Omaha Community Foundation Omaha Public Schools Suzanne & Walter Scott Foundation Valmont Industries, Inc. Vic Gutman & Associates Inc.

$1,000 - $4,999 American National Bank Anonymous Aviture Baird Holm LLP The Fred & Sally Bekins Foundation Blair Freeman BlueStem Prairie Foundation Borsheims Bridges Family Charitable Foundation Central States Health & Life Co. of Omaha Charles Drew Health Center, Inc. Civic Nebraska Conagra Brands Creighton University First National Bank of Omaha Fraser Stryker Frontier Bag Co., Inc. Gallup Ike & Roz Friedman Foundation KB Building Services Leo A. Daly Lozier Corporation Marcia Angle & Mark Trustin Fund Triangle Comm. Fd. Marcotte McGill, Gotsdiner, Workman & Lepp, P.C., L.L.O. 28 | ANNUAL REPORT 2019

MECA Methodist Hospital Milton & Miriam Waldbaum Family Foundation Mutual of Omaha Nebraska Children & Families Foundation Nebraska Democratic Party Nebraska Friends of Foster Children Nebraska Medicine Omaha North High Magnet School Optimist Club of Omaha Youth Foundation OrthoNebraska Radical Media LLC Rebensdorf Family Foundation Rose Blumkin Foundation Inc. Scheels The Richard and Laura Schrager Foundation Security National Bank Seim Johnson, LLP The Sherwood Foundation Union Pacific Foundation Union Pacific Fund for Effective Government UNMC Public Relations Weitz Family Foundation WoodmenLife Zaiss & Company

$250 - $999 Maranda Adams Megan Addison Aksarben Foundation Kevin & Amy Augustyn Allison Balus Helen Bartee Best Buy Children’s Foundation Jerry & Karen Bexten Rebecca Bode Amanda Bogner Rik Bonness Shannon Bonness Anne Bothe

Kelly & Amanda Brewer Denise & Bradley Britigan Sandi & Bill Bruns Rebecca Susan Buffett Foundation Bridget Bumgardner David W. Burkholder Andrea Butler LaQuinte Campbell Emma Cornell Vanessa Denney Darcie Dingman Kathleen Doig Dr. Valerie Duncan E Creative Pamela Epstein Esther’s - Trish Lonergan Evergreen Capital Management Inc. Adrienne Fay Bill & Deanne Fairfield Elizabeth Feltus Kristen Freeman Alison Freifeld Lynn Griffis M. Kathlyn Gross Cathy Haney Naomi Hattaway Heartland Workers Center Beverly Hobbs Mary Holland Addie Hollingsworth Ann & Don Hosford Drs. James & Shirley Huerter Mary M. Huerter Sammye R. Jackson Nisha Jafari Nancy K. Johnson Ryan Johnston Holly Jones Lisa Kaderly Howard & Gloria Kaslow Dana & Michael Kaufman Michael Kelly April & Jerry Koske Wendell & Wilma Kuhlman Ashley Kuhn Donna M. Kush Charles F. Landen

Mary Jo Langdon Jessica Lathrop Lois Lee Mary Lincoln & Jeffrey French Cynthia Lindenmeyer Laura Loughran McGuire Pat Lovitt Jodie Mackintosh Jennifer Mangan Lynn Marchese Mike McCarthy Scott & Dian Moore Yana S. Morgan MaryLee G. Moulton Robert Mundy Scott Myers Diane Nelson Network For Good Northern Natural Gas Company Michael & Barbara O’Malley Judy Pfeifer Hobson & Denise Powell Gerald Rathouz Linda Rebrovic Jeri L. Regan Teri Rheinheimer Melanie Rodriguez-Hild Kathy Rogers Roloff Construction Carol Russell Ann Russell Thomas Schattauer Michael J. Scherr Schwab Charitable Sharlette Schwenninger Dulce Sherman Paul & Annette Smith Tracy Stanko Rebecca Stavick Beth Steinberg Janet Strauss Katherine Sutton Mary Sutton Lindsay Tettenborn Anne Trimble Deborah Turner UBS Financial Services Inc.

Emilee Urbanek Irv & Gail Veitzer Werner Enterprises Deborah Williams-Poe Emily Worth Marsha Wright Craig Zeluf

$100 - $249 Ernest & Marilyn Abariotes Joline Adams Aetna Foundation, Inc. Thomas Albaum Kathryn Anderson Kendra Anderson Anonymous Mentors Marti Atherton Amy Augustyn Kelly Bartusek Katie Bauerly Jill Bazzell Amy Benedict Jamie Berglund Dana Blakely Carol & Steven Bloch Sharon Boone Joni Booth Catherine Bosley Anne Bowen John & Lynne Boyer Mike Boyle Kate Bradley Crystal Brislen Tiffany Brooks James & Margaret Brudney Deb Buhro Joan & Lloyd Byerhof Michelle & John Cannella Anne Carter Linda Cheatham Melanie Clark Cheri Cody Jeff Cole Kristen Combs-Bicaba David Corbin Joan Crouchley Catherine Damico Mary Davey Dusty Davidson Jeff Dickinson

Meridith Dillon Christine Distefano Audrey Dobbe Barbra Dohmen Rosemary Edzie Ellen & Lee Ehlers Bobbie Epstein Marti Epstein Mark & Stacey Evans Dr. M. Nicole Evans Deanne Fairfield Monique Farmer Lily Feldman Susan Fellman Witkowski Mary Ferdig Janelle File Cameron Finke Jacob Foiles Mollie Foster Jerry & Rebecca Fox Tiffany Fuchtman Mary Fugle Joanne Gaines Loretta Gavin Justina Georgesen Jo Giles Polly Goecke Morgan Goethel Kay Lynn & John Goldner Whitney Goldner Janet Goodman Victoria Grasso Sabrina Gross Cheryl Gun Vic Gutman & Roberta Wilhelm Carol & Howard Hahn Kimberle Hall Mary Hall-Roy Anne Harris Peter Haug Lee Hazer Paulette Heartwell Anne Hellbusch Carol Douglas Henderson Mary Hewitt Denise Hill Reginia Hill Cookie & Jerry Hoberman Shari Hofschire | 29

DONORS (continued) Mr. Jeremy Hogan Katharine Holian Bonnie Horwich Anne Hubbard Sandra Hulm Teresa Hunter Ashley Ingvoldstad Carolyn Ireland Dr. Hannah L. Jackson Reginald Jackson Deborah Jadhav Quinzola James Carol Johnson Channing Johnson Larissa Johnson Leah Johson Dr. Drea Jones Helen Jordon Lisa Jorgensen Julie Kalkowski Barbara Keasling Mr. & Mrs. Dan Kemp Portia Kennel Dr. & Mrs. Thomas Kiefer Rhianna Kittrell Robyn Kleidosty Anne Konen David Krecek Melissa Kucks Nancy Landen Kerr Wilson M. Landen Della & Jack Lee John Paul Lehn Lowell Circle Investments, LLC Kat Ludwick Mr. & Mrs. Steven & Linda Luttbeg Megan Lutz Heidi Macy Jasmine Maharisi Keegan Mahoney Marlene Mahoney Mick Manley Dr. Amy Mart Mackenzie Martin Martini Nails & Spa Masimore Charitable Family Foundation 30 | ANNUAL REPORT 2019

Sandra Maass Thelen Alicia McCarthy Jill McClure Susan McCormick Jennifer McDaniel Amanda McGill Johnson Susan McMannama Melissa McMullen Methodist Physicians Clinic Jenny Mickeliunas Chandra Miller Dr. Carol Mitchell Hope Mock Carrie Molczyk Jim & Bobbie Montequin Paul & Anne Morgan Megan Moslander Danielle Nantkes National Council of Negro Women, Omaha Section Nelnet Foundation Marla Norton Nancy Nyheim Jennay Vacek O’Kief Tracy Olnhausen Omaha Summer Arts Festival Omaha Symphony Association ONEOK, Inc. John & Mary Passarelli Jessica Pate Patricia A. Lamberty Jennifer Pellant Jennifer Peterson Barbara Pickering PIMCO All Assets Jill Poole Linda & Bill Pratt Karen & Jack Prewitt Francie Prier Karen Ramaeker Reem Rawashdeh Jeri L. Regan Leslie Reimer Revela Stacey Rockman Debra Romberger Tim & Maryanne Rouse Ladona Rowings

Mathia Sanders Terri Sanders Lois Saunders Carol Scattergood Conway Tracy Schaefer Melissa Schafer Karen Schrader Cynthia Schroeder Kendra Scott LLC Carmen Shannon Alex Sharpe Jeff Sherbondy Jenni Shukert Martin & Aveva Shukert Mindy Simon Donna Smith Patricia Smith Laurie Smith Camp Deborah Smith-Howell Faith Snider Gregg & Trisha Solko Leo Soucek Joan Squires Candice Starks Mary Ruth Stegman Arshele Stevens Katrina Stoffel Sue Stroesser Mary Clare Sweet TD Ameritrade Lous Thomas Susan J. Thomas Jane Thorson Pat Thraen Barb Tripp Barbara J. True Bettia Turner Chelsa Tuttle Susan Ugai Jo Ann Van Fosson Judith Vohland Sandra Volker Roselyn Volkmer Julie Walker Sharon Walters Babs Weinberg Mr. Arthur West Ann Williams Sarah Willson Julia Wilson

Katherin Wilson Janis Winterhof Wendy Wiseman Danae Wolcott-Dinkel Renee Zacharia Amee Zetzman

$1 - $99 Tim Abariotes & Susan Mullin Laurie Abler Karima Al-Absy Chris Allen Crystal Allen Kate Alseth AmazonSmile Foundation David Andersen Kelly Anderson Anonymous Kim Anthony Marcel Anthony Sharon E. Appleby Susan Aschinger Derek Bailey Amy Baker Jared Baker Richard Balluff Amanda Barker Ellie Hess Barko Jacqueline Barnes Emily Barr Dana & Josh Bartee Kym Bauer Melissa Beagley Katherine Bean Michael O. Beatie Heather Belt Jodi Benenson Allison Berens Mariusz Bernatowicz Rita Bianchi Nicole Birge Michelle Boles Krystal Boose Monica Bosiljevac Virginia Bowers Holly Boyer Kathleen Brandert Tre Brashear Freda Bredy

Taleya Broadway Becca Brune Noah Buffett-Kennedy Michael Burke Kelly Buscher Shane & Kim Buscher Jamie Butts Eric Butz Stephen Caputo Cargill Team Blair Marti Carrington Theresa Cassaday Dr. W. Thomas Cavel Connie Chamberlain Anthony Chan Lynn Chance Jessica Charlsen Sudheer Chittireddy Erika Choquette Dennis & Ann Christiansen Bridget Claborn Tim & Dinah Clark Dana Cohn Jennifer Colwell Conagra Brands Fnd. Marianne Crane Cara Crawford Patricia Cruz Susan Cutler Cindy D’Agosta Anne Damico Lori Danner Kathryn David Kathleen Davis Lisa Davis Deloitte & Touche LLP Rodney & Constance Determan Julie DeWitt Julie Dierberger Sandra Douglas L.L. Duvall Krista Eckhoff Ashley Edwards Gregory Emmel Andrew Escaler John & Vivyonne Ewing Matthew & Kristen Faier Barb Farho

Laura Fender Ms. Sydney Ferrara Rebecca Firestone Michael Fischer John Fitzgerald Five Below Inc. Daniel Foiles Suzanne Forristall Mr. Terry Foster Edward Fox Meghan Francis Cydney Franklin Heather Fredrick Susan Freeman Amy Frost Laura Ganapini Mark Anthony Gangcuangco Melissa Gerard Ms. Natalie Gerhart Girls Incorporated Jim & Jordana Glazer DA Fund Lisa Gobar Lori Goc Robert Goding Gail Graeve Marilyn Green Rebecca Gregory Daniel Gross Monika Gross Tao Guo Daniel Gutman Gina Hagen Leilani Harbeck Andrea Hargus Roger & Arlene Harper Olivia Henderson Julie Hengemuehler Ruth Henrichs Kersten Higgins Autumn L. Hill Bruce & Holly Hoberman Steve & Kitty Hoden Ms. Mariah Holden Alex Hook Mr. Scott Hoyt Liz Hruska Di Huang Kristine Hull | 31

DONORS (continued) Bianca Humm Tamara Hunter Joanie Jacobson Rachel Jacobson & Stephen Osberg Nathan Janulewicz Megan Jarosz Ms. Stephanie Jeannette Jean Jeffrey Karen Jenson Yu Jin Ms. Julie Johnson Ms. LaShaune Johnson Marjorie Jones Leigh Joyce Kelly Karls Stuart Kaye Jill Keesbury Katie & Justin Kemerling Liz Kerrigan Jenna Ketchen Ms. Judy Kiagirl Beth Klein Sarah Kole Alex Kopelman Sarah Kottich Beverly Kracher Karen Krall-Murphy Kristi Krayneski Hema Krishnan Kathleen Lambert Callie Langton Jeanne Larson Amy Lawrenson Lenae Lear Shannon Lerda Edmund Lo Jillian Lorkovic Mr. Rasely Ma Meghan Malik Nicole Malone Laura Mann Adrianne Marinkovich Tiffeny Marquardt Donna Martens Heather Martin Sara Martus Lauren Maskin Katherine Matejka Patricia Mayorga 32 | ANNUAL REPORT 2019

Denise Mazour Sara McClure & Dave Steadman Precious & Taylor McKesson Timothy McNally Diane McPherson Esther Mejia Catherine Mello Chris Mensinger MENTOR Nebraska Kayla Meyer Paige Meyer Ann Miller Carolyn Miller Mr. Jeff Miller Michelle Miller Shirley Miller Mary Ellyn Minenko Julie Minton Maria Miranda Kathleen Mitchell Jennifer Mitten Glenn Moody Matthew Morse Dr. Mary A. Mudd Ms. Lisa Mueller Michelle Mukasa Emily Mwaja Ann Myers Vicky Muli Hillary Nather Detisch Allyson Negrete Teresa Negron Ms. Alicia Nelson Robert & Cheryl Nelson Terry Nelson-Kerrey Helen Nichols Marta Nieves Joseph Nigrin Kristi Nohavec Anna Nubel Jean O’Connell Julie Ommen Alex & Ashley Oropeza Ms. Maggie Ortmeyer Aimee Owen Ms. Ariel Panowicz Kevin & Anitha Patterson Richard & Mary Patterson Ryan Peckham

Lauren & Eric Peeples Ashley Perkins Leslie Peterson Cindy Plate Donald Preister Cipta Purnama Austin Rader Erica Raetz Rita Ransey Mitchell Rasmussen Ron & Teri Rheinheimer Sarah Richardson Alison Rider Jacqueline Ried Kristine Riskowski Carla Rizzo Eva Roberts Nancy A. Roberts Sarah Roberts Patricia Rohan David Rollerson Brooklynne Rosado Carol & Rick Russell Cindy Ryman Yost Ms. Christina Sample Chandler Sanders Joseph & Denise Saniuk Helen Sapp Karla Scheele Janice Scherr Kaelin Schilling Barbara Schroeder Lisa Schulze Linda Sedjiro Kristin Seier Timothy & Patricia Settler Kim Shannon Shared Story LLC. Leith Shea Kristy Sheehan Sheng-Li Shen Anne Sheppard Sheri Shuler Rev. John & Carol Sievers Mr. Geoffrey Silverstein Joan Silverstrand Cara Skowronski Rudy Smith Daniel Sobreiro Godoi Ms. Erin Sorensen

Southwest Glen Mission Howard Stimson Laurie Stitles Janet Stukenholtz Stephanie Sullivan Seth and Katie Swanson Amy Swartwood September Symens-Lacroix Nancy Tabas Natalie Takacs Angelia Thomas Kimberly Thomas Meggan Thomas Julie Thornton Lasonia Tiebi Jill Tillotson Judy Torrens Erin Trofholz Megan Turco Rella Tyree Donelle Underwood Nancy Valenzuela Marilyn Valerio Jerome Van Der Ghinst Nathan Vaughan Ms. Heather Veik Verdis Group Laurie Vik Kylie Vonnahme Kelsey Waldron Desiree Walsh-Spencer Carolyn Walz Jen Rae Wang Julianne Weiss Ms. Jill Wells Reilly White Mr. Watie White Douglas Whitefoot Sarah Wiewel Patti Wiggins Michele Willer Idalene Williams Bethany Wilson Carol L. Wilson The Winton Family Eileen Wirth Rae Witt Curt & Molly Witzenburg Loretta Woerman Olivia Woita

Maggie Wood LaShawnda Woods Suzanne Wright Jun Yang Susan Zimmerman Rosie Zweiback & Mace Hack

In Honor of Jen Linden & Lora McCarville Rik Bonness

Edna Luttbeg Campership Steven Luttbeg

In Honor of Maria Elena Mejia (ama) Dulce Sherman

Mary S. Landen Scholarship James Brudney James & Shirley Huerter The Landen Family The Landen Foundation M&M Foundation Arnold Weitz In Honor of the 2019 Aksarben Pages Teresa, Andrew & Chloe Ruback

In Honor of Katie Weitz Hillary Nather Detisch Carolyn Miller

In Honor of Mary Huerter & Adam Wells Mary Huerter Charles F. Landen James Landen Wilson M. Landen Nancy Landen Kerr

In Honor of Dr. Anne Hubbard Jill Wells

In Honor of Roberta Wilhelm Anne Bothe Lisa & Gary Gotsdiner Gail Graeve Ruth Henrichs

In Honor of Benjamin Kaufman Bar Mitzvah Dana Cohn

In Honor of Roberta Wilhelm & CT Williamson Esther Mejia

In Honor of Clarence D. Brown, Sr. Lori Danner

In Honor of Youth Development Alicia Nelson

In Honor of Dede McFayden-Donahue Susan McMannama

In Memory of Donna Woodward Christine Distefano

In Honor of Emily Mwaja Julie DeWitt

In Memory of Robert Nussrallah Christine Distefano

In Honor of Jackie Pueppke Tiffany Fuchtman In Honor of Dr. Mary Mudd Mary Mudd

In Memory of Shannon Swanson Bruce Hoberman John & Mary Passarelli

In Honor of Happy Birthday Tim Michael Kaufman

In Memory of Susan Eustice Marcia Angle | 33

DONORS (continued) Groups that Hosted Fundraisers Berkshire 5K Five Below Inc. Invest In Yourself 5K Northern Natural Gas

In-kind Donations Patricia Ackermann Lori Lynn Ahrends Altus Architectural Studios Amazing Pizza Machine Anonymous Arboretum Linda Arena Attic Salt Amy Augustyn Elizabeth Balazs Bass Pro Rick & Debi Bell Alvora Berry Big Giant Inc. Blue Eyed Sunshine Leggings Borsheims BounceU Frances Bradley Emily Brown Pam Buffett Diane Carlon Kaitlin Carlon Chief School Bus Chocolaterie Stam Sara Cohen Deanna Corona Stephanie Cota Cox Media Shantail Davis Jessica Diaz-Orozco Jane Dinsdale Rogers Bill & Deanne Fairfield Janelle File John Fisher & Jennifer Caldwell Fontenelle Forest Jenna Frink


Gallup Girl Scout Troop 46100 John Greer Grover Ice H.O.T. Group Susan Heider Robyn Hubbard It’s Yours Pottery Sophia Jenkins Linda Jess Brenda Johnson Mary Jones Dana Kaufman Jill Keesbury Vicky Kilgore Rhianna Kittrell April Koske Donna Kush Tami Lines Lund Ross Lush Omaha Nicole Malone Pat Mathews Erin McMorrow Methodist Health System Yana Morgan Megan Morse Ben Mueller Andrea Mullin Bev & Gene Murphy My Princess Spa National Council of Negro Women Nebraska Medicine NOAH Maureen O’Brien Omaha Children’s Museum Omaha Henry Doorly Zoo Omaha Virtual Reality Omaha World-Herald Goodfellows Operation Youth Success Backbone Team

Maritza Orozco Pat & James Patterson Kerri Peterson Kyle Peterson Ellen Platt PromiseShip Quay Finance Myrie Ritchie Nora Robinson The Rose Theater Mackenzie Ryan Christina Sample Lois Saunders Karen Schrader Hannah Serhan Signal 88 Security Rhonda Silvey R. Singleton Sisters of Mercy Team Skate City Kennedy Skeen Tim Skowronski Tim & Cara Skowronski Betty Stading Candice Starks Hannah Stewart That Pottery Place The Mark Union Bank & Trust UNMC Vic Gutman & Associates Village Inn Walmart Jim Waters Christopher & Chelsie Wilhelm Patricia Wilhelm Roberta Wilhelm Ann Williams Julia Wilson Lisa Winton Xenon Academy Lisa Young

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FINANCIALS 2018 Audited Statement of Operating Revenue and Expenses Revenue Contributions & Grants..................................................................................2,663,590 United Way Funding..........................................................................................402,000 Grants-Government............................................................................................13,323 Special Events-Net...........................................................................................175,006 Transfer From Endowment...............................................................................546,880 Fees From Girls and Families.............................................................................32,693 Program Fees...................................................................................................... 13,313 Rental & Misc.......................................................................................................1,400 Total Revenue.................................................................................... $3,848,205 Expenses Smart-Educational Programming.......................................................... 1,200,671 Strong-Health Programming.....................................................................872,819 Bold-Independent Living Programming....................................................921,817 Center Activities & Recreational Activities................................................151,597 Administration & General........................................................................ 500,396 Fundraising...............................................................................................188,905 Unallocated Payments to Girls Inc. National.............................................. 12,000 Total Expenses.................................................................................. $3,848,205 *2019 audited financials will be posted at girlsincomaha.org when available

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Building Future Leaders




of girls say: At Girls Inc., I have a chance to be a leader.

of girls say: I am happy with how my body looks.


of girls say: I respect the adults at Girls Inc.



of girls say: At Girls Inc., I learn to make a difference in the world.

of girls say: There are adults at Girls Inc. I can depend on to help me.


of girls say: If something interests me, I try to learn more.









of girls say: The adults at Girls Inc. help me think about my future.

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We regret any errors or omissions in acknowledging volunteers, supporters and those who paid tribute to others through their donations in 2019. Thanks to all the talented photographers who’ve contributed to this year’s annual report: Girls Inc of Omaha Staff, Debra Kaplan, Pumulo Kasaji, Kerri Peterson, Cynthia J. Kohll Photography, Michael Stryder MJD Photo Studio. Please forgive any unintentional omissions.


of girls say: I feel safe at Girls Inc.



of girls say: I’m on at least one sports team.