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Welcome to the 2020 edition of The Giving Guide & Event Book. We are honored to pay tribute to the many fine philanthropic and cultural organizations included in the following pages, along with their staff, volunteers and leadership. Whenever I have the opportunity to engage with these difference-makers at fundraising or community awareness events, I am always impressed by their passion and devotion. The charity sector’s love for our community and our people shines throughout the region. We share this passion and devotion, as we have now for nearly 30 years, and thus we are dedicated to supporting their efforts 365/24/7.

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There are so many of us who, like these role models, share this desire to give back to a community that means so much to us. I truly believe that most of us want to contribute, to be engaged, to help those in need and to make a difference. It is my desire and the desire of ALH Publications, Inc. to make giving back easier.

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Once again, as with our previous editions, you will find a comprehensive collection of nonprofit profiles and event registers as well as venues and service providers who help fertilize Omaha’s philanthropic garden. Our goal is to make it easier for companies and individuals to align their passion with a purpose—and this publication is crafted to help align people with area businesses and nonprofits.

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We are also pleased once more to feature a special editorial section up front highlighting those who exemplify making our community stronger. What has enriched me most, as we’ve discovered more about each of the cultures represented here, has been the unique ways in which they activate and engage their leadership, their employees and the community at large in giving back.

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Our business community and these organizations are so instrumental in helping nonprofits; we hope these “Giving Stories” inspire other individuals, nonprofits and businesses to consider new ways of making an impact in our community.

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OGETHER GROWING STRONG CENTRIS FEDERAL CREDIT UNION GIVES BEYOND ITS MEMBERS Centris Federal Credit Union serves more than 100,000 members, but touches the lives of many more citizens through giving activities that reach deep into the communities where its branches are located.

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“Giving is an important part of our culture because it helps create loyalty to our HE SEMINAL CREDIT UNION that later became Centris Federal Credit Union was founded in 1934 in response to the needs of the community it company and to the community,” Gonzales said. “It creates a stronger community, served. Although it’s grown from a seven-member organization open only to local it creates a stronger employment base. Employees that are more engaged in the telephone company employees to becoming the state’s largest federally chartered community are more engaged in the office. They are learning skills that we can’t credit union with a membership of more than 100,000, Centris continues to necessarily teach you. They get to experience new things and become a more wellrounded person.” respond to the needs of the community in more ways than ever. “As a community credit union we take great pride in being involved in the communities that we live and work in,” Vice President of Community COMMUNITY FINANCIAL EDUCATION The mission of Centris is to be a trusted lifelong financial partner. The Development Dawn Gonzales said. “We try to make sure that whatever we’re organization has taken that mission beyond its members by making multiple doing, we’re doing at a local level.” That means participating in events like the annual Bellevue Veterans Day channels of financial education available to the community at large. “It was identified as a need in the community. We feel that the more people parade or the McPherson County Fair; or sponsoring the Centris Family Fun know about their finances and the more they know about how to keep their hardZone play area at the Omaha Storm Chaser’s home ball field, Werner Park. Centris earned dollars in their wallet, the better off they’ll be,” also supports local nonprofits and community Gonzales said. organizations throughout the Omaha/Council Bluffs Centris supports Creighton University’s Financial metro area as well as North Platte; Grand Island; and “WE TRY TO MAKE SURE Hope Collaborative, whose Financial Success Program Tryon, a small town north of North Platte. “Our staff loves to give of their time, their talent and THAT WHATEVER WE’RE funds financial education and coaching for single mothers. Centris also supports Nebraska Children and Families their treasure in a multitude of ways. We have surveyed DOING, WE’RE DOING Foundation’s Opportunity Passport initiative, which our staff to find out where their passion points are at, and provides financial literacy support to youth transitioning AT A LOCAL LEVEL.” we follow those,” Gonzales said. “We allow our staff to out of foster care into independent adulthood. Another volunteer eight hours in the community per year, and for ~ DAWN GONZALES program, Mad City Money (centrisfcu.org/mcm), is a two years we have been doing quarterly corporate days of Vice President of budget simulation game schools and youth organizations service, with anywhere from 20 to more than 40 Community Development can present to teenagers. employees putting shifts of two to three hours with While the advantages of early financial education are designated organizations.” self-evident, adults can benefit from financial education as well, Gonzales said. Centris can present “Lunch & Learn” sessions on customized EXTENDING THE COMMITMENT topics to various groups and is also working with area businesses to incorporate It’s an effective combination, Gonzales said, allowing employees to support financial wellness into existing employee wellness programs. Employees can favorite causes while also providing guided opportunities for other employees advance through a course of short videos and their company may offer incentives who just want to join their coworkers in helping out for a good cause. for participation. A focused effort also makes a big splash for the recipient organization. For “It’s not sales, but education,” Gonzales said, adding that Centris membership instance, at least twice a year branch employees can purchase a specially designed isn’t required. “Certainly they know we’re from Centris, but we’re not there to sell T-shirt to wear with jeans on selected casual days. The proceeds from the T-shirt product; we’re there to talk to them about how they can better manage their money.” sales support organizations like CHAD or Children’s Miracle Network/Children’s Centris has partnered with local organizations whose main goal is to teach Hospital & Medical Center, and the T-shirts themselves foster awareness. “If you members of the community how to make sound financial decisions that will see our employees wearing jeans with that T-shirt, you’ll know they’re supporting improve their lives and help the community grow stronger. Through the website it out of their own pocket,” Gonzales said. togethergrowingstrong.org, people can learn about a wide variety of financial topics Centris teams have participated in a wide variety of activities supporting like protecting oneself from predatory lending, how to build and protect credit, and many beneficiaries including the homeless and hungry through Open Door buying a home. Mission, Together Omaha or The Food Bank for the Heartland, animals “That’s something that’s accessible to anyone in the community,” Gonzales said. through the Nebraska Humane Society or Midlands Humane Society in “It’s a free tool we’ve made available…it’s a program that’s very robust.” Council Bluffs, or families with ailing children through Children’s Hospital & The credit union itself stays strong after more than 85 years in part because Medical Center in Omaha. supporting the communities in which it operates has a ripple effect that reaches The opportunity to give has even inspired some employees throughout the everyone. organization to extend their commitment through additional volunteer hours, “When we give back, we’re giving something of ourselves, but we’re also getting board and committee service or independent donations, Gonzales said. And giving something greater in return,” Gonzales said. “Giving has truly become a part of the fabric of who we are.” is also good for professional development.

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Even in the company’s earliest days, the people of Cox Communications were always looking to the future. They’ve been known for decades as technology innovators, but since the beginning have also been supporting the growth and prosperity of communities through other channels.

OMMUNITY SERVICE IS MORE than just a corporate commitment; it’s really a way of life for employees and part of our corporate culture. Our founder, James M. Cox, believed in the value of building and investing in the communities we serve, and more than 100 years later we are still living those values,” Cox Communications Public Affairs Specialist Keri Menage said. “We know now more than ever there is important work to be done in our communities and that organizations—especially educators and emerging organizations—need additional support to be successful. That’s why Cox is so proud to partner with dozens of nonprofit organizations in addressing the critical needs of our community.”

“We were delighted to be the recipients of a $5,000 Cox Charities grant to help underwrite our programs. Since 2005 we have documented results on the success of this program in helping survivors regain their hope and resilience and create their best life,” she said. “It was great to be able to talk to Cox employees and answer their questions, but I also heard scenarios from other nonprofits and learned a little bit more about what’s going on in other areas. You walk away thinking there is much good going on in this city.”

ENGAGED VOLUNTEERS Cox employees can also give back through company-supported volunteerism. “Last year we adopted an updated policy that provides 16 hours of paid EMPLOYEE-LED GIVING volunteer hours for all employees, encouraging and supporting them in taking Cox Charities is an employee-led program that gives Cox employees the time giving back to the community. That can be through a group activity or an opportunity to donate through recurring payroll deductions or one-time gifts. individual activity or both. Our leaders also work to steward volunteering The company covers all administrative costs, so every activities with their teams to give back and build team donated dollar supports programs and services that morale. We really encourage that here and our partners impact residents in the areas of youth, education, social with Cox Charities are a resource to help guide our “WE KNOW…THERE IS issues and the arts. The local Advisory Council of 20 teams,” Menage said. IMPORTANT WORK TO employees represents about 800 Cox employees in A new employee portal makes it easy for Cox greater Omaha and includes people in each of the employees to connect with volunteer opportunities. BE DONE IN OUR company’s service areas. The Advisory Council Local Cox efforts during National Volunteer Month last COMMUNITIES.” members determine how funding is allocated for spring yielded 766 volunteer hours through more than Innovation in Education grants and Community 100 employees engaging in 11 activities. ~ KERI MENAGE Investment Grants, which awarded a combined “It is not just dollars that are so important, it’s the Public Affairs Specialist service that comes with it, and we really encourage our $133,000 to 22 nonprofits and 17 schools. Cox Charities also includes support for the internal Cox Employee employees to have their voice in that,” Menage said. Relief Fund. “We try to make it streamlined and easy for people who “We try to make sure we have a cross-section of nonprofits and schools we want to give back but don’t know where to start. We hope that we can be the contribute to that represent the values of Cox and of the employees doing the voice to help them know there are great organizations out there that we work giving as well,” said Julie Fielding, a manager with Cox Media and a member of with and support.” the Cox Charities Advisory Council. “Our employees are super-proud to give back Supporting the communities where Cox operates benefits everyone, as a collective group to the communities where we live and work.” Fielding said. Many Cox Charities donors also participate in an annual gathering to meet “We are quite proud to be the third-largest cable provider in the nation, and have a conversation with representatives from the recipient nonprofits. but we really operate under the focus of not just being the biggest, but also “The Experience Luncheon honors the nonprofit groups who received grants being the best. That really shows through Cox’s commitment of how we take and recognized Cox employees who contribute at the ‘Champion’ level. This year care of our employees, how we serve customers, and how we work to improve was very unique because prior to having lunch, we participated in a sort of ‘speed- the quality of life in the communities in which we serve,” she said. “That dating’ experience,” Fielding said, explaining that nonprofit representatives commitment is more than just a corporate statement; it’s how we show up rotated tables to discuss scenarios of how their organizations assist in the every day.” community. “It was amazing to get real-world examples. It allowed us to She added: “As a company, we always need to be cognizant of making sure experience our contributions in action…it was eye-opening and engaging.” we’re building a better future for the next generation by giving back and taking The Experience Luncheon was rewarding for recipient organizations as well, care of our community partners today. Here at Cox we’re really lucky to work said Anne Walsh, the board president of A Time To Heal Cancer Foundation for a company that make that part of their value statement and lives it through (atimetohealfoundation.org). Her nonprofit provides a wide variety of supportive programs like Cox Charities. Because ultimately, connecting with our services for cancer survivors and caregivers across Nebraska and in several cities community is an integral part of our company’s core beliefs. And at the end of around the country. the day, it’s the right thing to do.”

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We also help donors receive the greatest tax benefit from their gifts, whether that involves donating property or appreciated stock, or simply making a deposit to a Foundation fund whenever it makes the most sense financially. This flexibility and convenience allows our donors to be more thoughtful about their giving and to give with confidence at the time that is right for them.

E’VE MADE IT OUR MISSION to inspire philanthropy to solve our community’s most pressing needs. We do this by cultivating generosity, by strengthening nonprofits, and by engaging the community around priority issues. Community is at the center of everything we do; it’s who we are and why we exist. At the heart of it, we’re connecting people throughout the region; we’re matching philanthropists at all levels of giving with the nonprofits who are doing impactful work, and with the people and ideas that are inspiring change.

Through our work we inspire a culture of giving so that—together—we can grow a stronger, brighter, more inclusive and equitable region for all. Whether it’s celebrating nonprofits during the annual Omaha Gives! day or shedding light on the most important needs through The Landscape, we are working to build community in a whole new way.

We’re here to understand the issues and ideas that donors are passionate about and to use our knowledge, experience and network to help them accomplish their giving goals.

Our collective efforts are inspiring change in our community, and inspiring new generations of philanthropists at the same time. We’re passionate about using our resources, knowledge and shared vision to bring new ideas to the table that will make this community more prosperous for all.

Partnering with the Omaha Community Foundation maximizes your philanthropic impact and helps make giving seamless. We streamline the charitable giving process by handling your paperwork and serving as a personal giving resource, offering knowledge and a deep understanding of local nonprofits. The guidance we provide—as much or as little as you want—is informed by the work of The Landscape and from our decades of experience in the field. We conduct ongoing due diligence on nonprofits, while keeping a finger on the pulse of the national philanthropic environment. We then bring all this insight to the table and help you make the best decisions to align with your interests.

Since our founding in 1982, our family of donors have invested more than $1.8 billion in Omaha and Southwest Iowa, supporting more than 3,000 local nonprofits. To learn more about how a partnership with the Omaha Community Foundation can maximize your philanthropic impact, visit omahafoundation.org, email giving@omahafoundation.org, or call us at (402) 342-3458.

OMAHA COMMUNITY FOUNDATION • 3555 Farnam St., Ste. 222 • Omaha, NE 68131 Phone (402) 342-3458 • www.omahafoundation.org • Interim President : Matt Darling • Board Chair: Constance M. Ryan

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MAHA GIVES! continues to be a day of inspiration, impact and celebration of this region’s nonprofit community. In 2019, we celebrated seven years of giving together during the metro area’s charitable holiday, powered by the Omaha Community Foundation. Together, we have now raised nearly $50 million from a cumulative 293,000 donations since Omaha Gives! began in 2013. On May 22, the spirit of philanthropy was evident throughout the region. A record 971 participating nonprofits joined the celebration online and through the many events held throughout the community. Together, they shared their stories of impact and rallied donors across the region in support of their important work. A total 48,661 donations—a new record—were given during the day. In total, the 24hour online giving day, presented by American National Bank, raised $6.8 million from 18,612 donors. The event continues to create new opportunities for nonprofit organizations to gain support. Almost one-third of donations are first-time gifts to a nonprofit. Additionally, 88% of donations this year were $100 or less – that’s a lot of small donations adding up to create a huge impact for our community. While we’re proud of the nearly $7 million that was raised for the three-county area, we’re even more excited that Omaha Gives! is about encouraging donors to find organizations whose programs inspire them—and nonprofits sharing the real impact their work has across this community. Whether it’s a long-term donor putting up matching support for a Challenge Fund, or a high school student creating a Cheer Page for their school’s band program, it’s the programs and services benefitted by the funds that are helping to make our community a stronger, more prosperous place. And this spirit of generosity has no age requirements—from kids volunteering at nonprofit events to using the power of social media to fundraise, some of the stories we continue to be inspired by most are the people using the day to introduce the next generation of philanthropists to the power of collective giving. Inviting your children to join in Omaha Gives is a great way to start a new tradition in your family. Celebrate our local nonprofits and let your kids experience one of the most fulfilling parts of life: giving to others.

This May, we’re excited for even more inspiration, celebration, and generations coming together to give generously during the eighth Omaha Gives! on Wednesday, May 20, 2020. Until then, we invite you and your family to visit OmahaGives.org today, where you can support your favorite nonprofits—or discover new ones to love—all year long!

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From that process, six priorities emerged: importance of social and support networks; access to arts, culture, and recreation; vibrant neighborhoods; financial stability; confronting segregation; access to public transportation.

HE LANDSCAPE IS A PROJECT LED BY the Omaha Community Foundation that incorporates publicly-available data, policy review, and insight gathered from direct engagement with residents in Douglas, Sarpy, and Pottawattamie Counties. Founded on the following principles, The Landscape is committed to: • Resident Engagement: To ensure that people most affected by the issues have a voice in determining priorities and designing solutions.

More recently, our listening project continued this fall through partnerships with nonprofits and through online conversation via our Voices of The Landscape site. Here we sought to better understand one another’s lives and experiences, and gauge how residents from all walks of life view our community.

• Equity and Opportunity: To address systemic inequities that prevent people from accessing opportunities that allow them to thrive. • Investment: To provide a framework for donors and other partners to understand the community and make informed decisions to guide their philanthropic investments.

Through listening we have come to understand that no matter the background, gender, race, ethnicity, or socioeconomic status of a respective community member, there’s a shared desire for access and opportunity to thrive in this community.

Ultimately, The Landscape is an approach for knowing the community—both its assets and opportunities. It focuses on eight areas of community life: Health, Safety, Workforce, Neighborhoods, Transportation, Education, Arts and Culture, and Civic Engagement.

Our continued listening work, coupled with our commitment to sharing the most up-todate data on the eight Landscape focus areas, is a continuation of our vision of making Omaha and southwest Iowa a more equitable and inclusive place to live and work.

Together, we can use the Landscape’s data and insight to invest in the most vital areas of community life so that the Omaha metro is a great place to call home and raise a family for all people—regardless of who you are or where you live.

We are taking what we learn and understand from the cumulative efforts of this work and sharing it throughout the region—with community leaders, nonprofit staff, residents, policymakers, and our own fundholders so they can be more informed and impactful as they make philanthropic decisions.

Community listening is an important part of The Landscape. Two years ago, the Omaha Community Foundation engaged in our first listening campaign in targeted areas of the community to better understand the lives of more than 1,600 residents.

The Landscape is an ongoing journey of listening and learning. If you want to understand more about an issue that matters to you or learn how The Landscape can inform your philanthropic giving, contact us at (402) 342-3458 or giving@omahafoundation.org.

We worked both in-person through nonprofit partners, and online through www.TheLandscapeOmaha.org.

OMAHA COMMUNITY FOUNDATION • 3555 Farnam St., Ste. 222 • Omaha, NE 68131 Phone (402) 342-3458 • www.omahafoundation.org • Interim President : Matt Darling • Board Chair: Constance M. Ryan

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CCF SERVES THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE who share a common interest: to improve the quality of life in Pottawattamie County and southwest Iowa. Individuals, families, businesses and organizations create lasting impact through their permanent charitable funds. As investors in our community, donors who utilize PCCF are an effective and impactful catalyst to connect to the causes they are passionate about, and feel confident and secure in knowing their funds are working hard to create the most impact. The Pottawattamie County Community Foundation, now and into the future, is the leader in providing philanthropic direction, management, education and support to the people in the communities we serve as measured by our responsiveness and relevance to the communities’ philanthropic needs. Because of the generosity of PCCF donors, our community benefits from life-affirming community projects, educational programs, and human service initiatives. More than $3.8 million in philanthropic dollars have been infused back into our community in the past 11 years. We have seen investor assets grow to over $21 million, helping do more good with these generous investments.

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GIVING OPPORTUNITIES: PCCF is your connection to creating a lasting legacy and ensuring our communities are strong, vibrant and attractive for generations to come. • Donor-advised Funds • Designated Funds • Field of Interest Funds • Agency Funds • Estate Planning • Fiscal Sponsorships • Affiliate Community Funds • Unrestricted Funds • Scholarship Funds

As a nationally accredited community foundation, PCCF is governed by a volunteer board of community-minded leaders and managed by professionals with expertise in identifying the needs of our community. To learn more about how you can amplify your community impact, contact us at (712) 256-7007 or visit our website www.ourpccf.org. Pottawattamie Gives is the result of a partnership of the Pottawattamie County Community Foundation, Omaha Community Foundation, and Iowa West Foundation. Since its inception in 2014, Pottawattamie Gives has raised more than $2.65 million for nonprofit organizations serving Pottawattamie County. In 2019, 104 area nonprofits serving Pottawattamie County raised $591,582, surpassing the previous year's total by nearly $40,000! The goal is to inspire the community to come together for 24 hours to give as much as possible to support the works of public 501(c)(3) nonprofits serving Pottawattamie County. Amplify your impact by joining us on May 20, 2020, at pottawattamiegives.org to show your support for the nonprofit organizations creating positive, durable change in our communities. The community foundations role is to maximize and leverage the community day of giving for long-term impact.

POTTAWATTAMIE COUNTY COMMUNITY FOUNDATION 536 E Broadway • Council Bluffs, IA 51503 Phone (712) 256-7007 www.ourpccf.org President and CEO: Donna Dostal Vice President of Operations: Kelly Dix Board President: Anthony W. “Tony” Tauke Community Advancement Officer: Rachel Morehead To volunteer or to donate contact: (712) 256-7007 • www.ourpccf.org 2020

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to summer learning programs for children hosted at the Nishna Heritage Museum, these projects are the core to our mission of nurturing philanthropy for the love of our community.

UR COMMUNITY IS a vibrant tapestry of lush agriculture, bustling industry, urban landscapes, and rural tranquility. This canvas is complete when you add our people and our culture. All these make for an amazing place to live, work, play and grow.

As we move into our next decade of service, we are continuing our focus on community impact through donor-centered philanthropy, with a special emphasis on the issues that are at the heart of helping families and individuals be strong and successful. Through our “field of interest” funds, we are working with community leaders to identify the opportunities for positive change, then leveraging the strengths and expertise we have within our community to target and solve issues through our Women’s Fund of Southwest Iowa, the Southwest Iowa Mental Health and Substance Abuse Fund, and the Pottawattamie County Disaster and Long-term Recovery and Unmet Needs Fund. Through these funds, the community can come together and support solutions that truly make a difference now, and for generations to come.

For over ten years, the Pottawattamie County Community Foundation (PCCF) has been on a course to make our community strong and successful. Our role is to help identify the most pressing and compelling projects to better our community, then connect donor-driven solutions in a way that makes the most impact. The heart, soul and personal interests of our investors is at the center of what we work toward every day, as well as the goal of empowering our nonprofit partners and community organizations to be successful in their work toward positive, durable social impact. Thanks to the insightful leadership of a small group of committed community volunteers, we set a course in 2008 to help drive change through donor-centered philanthropy. With the help and foundational support of the Iowa West Foundation, our original board of directors— Bobbette Behrens, Dean Fisher, Marie Knedler and Kelly Summy—worked tirelessly and committed personal resources to make PCCF the catalyst for positive change and donorcentered impact.

At PCCF, we focus on long-term solutions to the challenges facing our community every day. We are honored and privileged to serve as your partner in philanthropy for the past decade, and look forward to many more decades of positive impact, with you at the center of our work.

Their legacy of philanthropy has spread throughout our community, resulting in over 1,500 grants to our area nonprofits across the county totaling more than $3.2 million dollars. Ranging from community-based projects such as support for the farmers market in Avoca,

POTTAWATTAMIE COUNTY COMMUNITY FOUNDATION • 536 E Broadway • Council Bluffs, IA 51503 Phone (712) 256-7007 • www.ourpccf.org • President and CEO: Donna Dostal • Board President: Anthony W. “Tony” Tauke

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DESIGNATED FUND On Wednesday, December 11, The Pottawattamie County Community Foundation received a $5 million gift from the Richard P. Wenninghoff Estate that will generate scholarships for graduating seniors in Treynor Community Schools and Underwood Community Schools.

• Accessible and affordable childcare and early learning programming, and access to safe and affordable transportation related to childcare. • Services focused on women’s health, safety, education, workforce equity, and well-being. Programs promoting dignity and equity for women and their children.

“We are truly grateful and humbled by the generosity of Rick Wenninghoff and his family,” said Donna Dostal, Pottawattamie County Community Foundation President and CEO. “With this gift, Rick Wenninghoff set the stage for us to build leaders for generations to come. His foresight and generosity are truly amazing and we are honored to be entrusted to carry out his wish for Iowa’s children to have the opportunity to further their education and live strong, productive lives.”

• Programs and services designed to help women age gracefully in in their communities, including access to quality and affordable healthcare, healthy foods, exercise, placemaking, family resources, and volunteer services for women aging in place.

COMMUNITY IMPACT GRANTS are available to organizations who provide innovative and meaningful work aligned with the Pottawattamie County Community Foundation’s mission to improve the lives of all county residents. The first cycle of 15 Community Impact Grants were awarded in 2008 totaling $15,256. In our latest—and largest—grant funding cycle, PCCF awarded 43 grants to area nonprofit organizations. The giving totaled $51,800 with grants ranging between $500 and $5,000. The largest grants in this cycle include: $5,000 to Children’s Square U.S.A. to support an automobile purchase for children’s transportation; $2,500 to Carson Community Rodeo for new VIP booths; and $2,500 to the Walnut Community Center Foundation for Wellness Center equipment.

Southwest Iowa Mental Health & Substance Abuse Fund Mental health, drug and alcohol abuse, addiction, teen suicide, isolation and stigma are all at the forefront of community conversations. There is a need for solutions that create lasting and durable positive impact.

In total, more than $402,000 in grants have been awarded to 334 programs and projects in our community.

How are we, as a community, focusing on the families and individuals affected by mental health and substance abuse issues? How can we amplify the work of our service providers in a way that increases their internal capacity for service to the needs of our community while addressing issues of stigma and access to services?

FIELD OF INTEREST FUNDS Women’s Fund of Southwest Iowa Through purposeful planning, strategic insight, and collaborative needs-assessment within the communities that make up southwest Iowa, this endowed fund supports programming designed to improve the quality of life and well-being of women and their families.

The Mental Health and Substance Abuse Fund of Southwest Iowa is designed to increase and effectively manage available pools of funding to create long-term, sustainable and quantifiable positive impact through three focus areas: education; raising awareness; and providing learning and development opportunities for area service providers. The fund will serve the following counties in Iowa: Cass, Fremont, Harrison, Mills, Monona, Montgomery, Page, Pottawattamie and Shelby.

In our community, many potential partners and organizations are ready to step forward and help create solutions for women across southwest Iowa in the following counties: Cass, Fremont, Harrison, Mills, Montgomery, Page, Pottawattamie and Shelby. As we move forward, our goal is to reach out and work closely with a variety of organizations to identify needs and design tangible solutions. The areas of focus may include, but are not limited to:

New in 2019 was the Pottawattamie County Disaster Long-term Recovery and Unmet Needs Fund. The purpose of the fund is to support long-term disaster relief

• Increased focus on STEM initiatives, health and safety, personal finance, leadership, equity, and community engagement.

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SHARE OMAHA TURNS ONE YEAR OLD Have legal expertise? Building a portfolio in marketing or event planning? Construction or home improvement ability? Identify your skills and receive a curated selection of volunteer opportunities.

HARE OMAHA TURNS ONE YEAR OLD in January 2020, and what a year it’s been! Thousands of givers throughout the Omaha metro have bookmarked SHAREomaha.org as their home for connecting with 400-plus nonprofits. These Do-Gooders are continually volunteering, donating, attending events and supporting local organizations that connect their passion to action.

Also, SHARE Omaha rallied the community around Giving Tuesday for a metrowide Do-Good takeover in 2019. This will return in 2020 as a localized movement to both the greater Omaha (GivingTuesday402.org) and Council Bluffs/southwest Iowa (GivingTuesday712.org) metro areas.

The organization’s mission is to help nonprofits fulfill their missions through raising more support and service among the giving public. SHARE Omaha champions “everyday philanthropy.” Its website makes it easy to respond to that cause or burning community need resonating with you, your family or your business. SHARE Omaha’s vision is for the metro area to feel empowered and equipped every day to make a difference.

Nonprofits have known and sporadically used the international Giving Tuesday event for their fourth-quarter needs, but not until last year did this movement feel localized and promote all acts of goodness: donations, drives, volunteerism and acts of kindness. Proclaiming the event as a Do-Good takeover certainly raised the awareness of community needs during the critical end-of-year time frame for missions across the region and activated Do-Gooders to help in the way most meaningful to them personally.

The prime differentiator SHARE Omaha organizers have seen in what they offer the Omaha and Council Bluffs region comes from volunteer interest and connections. This year, a campaign dedicated to volunteerism dubbed Do-Good Month will transpire in April. Be on the lookout for messages, suggestions and special events all planned to ignite connections between you and the causes of your choice.

Find your fit and connect your passions to action at SHAREomaha.org.

One of the key ways SHAREomaha.org increases opportunities to apply skills to nonprofit needs is through a volunteer opportunity filtering system.

SHARE OMAHA • 6825 Pine St., M/S B3, Omaha, NE 68106 • 1228 S. Main St., Council Bluffs, Iowa 51503 Phone (402) 502-0360 • www.shareomaha.org • Executive Director: Marjorie Maas • Board Chair: Donna Kush

SHARE Omaha launches on January 17, 2019

SHARE Omaha prepares for Giving Tuesday with a “Prep Rally” on November 21, 2019

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BuilderTrend employees write letters of support to Women's Center for Advancement survivors

Hundreds volunteer with Omaha Rapid Response and other flood relief organizations

Families make valentines for Open Door Mission clients

TS Bank's Giving Tuesday diaper drive collects 4,000-plus diapers for FAMILY, Inc.

ACCESSbank employees volunteer at Abide on Giving Tuesday

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Aimed at improving the economic vitality through investments in the built environment, activating public spaces and delivering programs that increase social engagement and healthy lifestyles.

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The 712 Initiative will focus on the community’s existing assets by amplifying the built environment while eliminating blighted areas in order to stimulate the local economy, activities and wellness.

• Event Sponsorships • Pottawattamie Gives! • Program Sponsorships

Through effective partnerships and promotion of existing programs, this place-making agency will develop innovative solutions to strengthen the city’s downtown and West Broadway areas; thus improving housing conditions, encouraging healthier lifestyle choices and making Council Bluffs a destination among residents and visitors.

• In-Kind Donations • Individual Gifts VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES:

The 712 Initiative’s events and programs include the Shamrock Shuffle, Shoe Recycling Drive, Rock the Block, Clean Sweep, Celebrate CB, Farmers Market Council Bluffs, Corn Fest, BIKEtober in the Bluffs, BLOCKtober Fest, CreekTop Gardens, Winterfest Makers Village and Donuts & DIY.

Event Volunteer: Individual volunteers and corporate groups to assist in setting up events, providing event support and tearing down. Business Partners: To help facilitate programming and event coordination. Donation Sites: To coordinate and collect donations for our Shoe Recycling Drive. Event Committee Action Teams: To plan and execute events and programs throughout the year.

THE 712 INITIATIVE 1228 South Main St. • Council Bluffs, IA 51503 Phone (712) 396-2494 www.the712initiative.org CEO: Sheryl Garst Board Chair: Kristen Blum To volunteer or for more information: volunteer@the712initiative.org 2020

WISH LIST: • Volunteer your time • Corporate volunteer groups • Attend The 712 Initiative events • Follow us on social media

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A unified network of business and community leaders seeking to influence change in heartland communities to better education, workforce development and growth of the economy.

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INCE 1895, AKSARBEN has been synonymous with philanthropy, community and giving back. Created by a network of influential state leaders, Aksarben’s mission was to address the biggest issues facing the state of Nebraska. The Aksarben Foundation has evolved over time, as have the needs of the state. Today, Aksarben upholds many of the initiatives on which it has focused decades of leadership addressing:

Helping Heartland students achieve their dreams of higher education through the funding scholarships Supporting Heartland communities through the funding of grants helping to address the specific needs of each city and town Recognizing and celebrating volunteerism, philanthropy and community at the annual Aksarben Ball Honoring the hard work and dedication of Nebraska farmers through Aksarben’s Pioneer and Heritage Farm Family Awards Honoring who we’ve been, celebrating who we are, and supporting where we’re going are all important aspects of the Aksarben mission. In 2018, Aksarben announced an important pivot in its work across the state, which really brings all of its important work together. What Nebraska needs more than anything today is a developed and strengthened workforce. Aksarben is dedicated to supporting and nurturing workforce development and talent retention across the state, and intends to continue using its scholarship programs, community grants and recognition—in combination with its focused efforts on workforce—to accomplish this monumental task.

AKSARBEN FOUNDATION 7101 Mercy Rd., Ste 320 • Omaha, NE 68106 Phone (402) 554-9600 aksarben.org President: Sandra Reding Board Chairman: Terry Kroeger To volunteer contact: Julie Klug Director of Marketing and Community Engagement • (402) 554-9600 2020

GIVING OPPORTUNITIES: Donations Donations may be made to the Aksarben Foundation and directed toward the program of your choice, or to be used in support of any Aksarben Foundation work. Specific legacy programs include scholarships to two-year or four-year colleges and universities or Aksarben Friends Community Grants. Donations may also be directed toward Aksarben’s Workforce Development initiatives, or to honoring and celebrating Heartland families for their volunteerism. VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES: Aksarben Ambassadors Aksarben is always looking to expand our network of Aksarben Ambassadors. Aksarben Ambassadors are volunteers throughout the state of Nebraska and western Iowa who help champion the mission of the Aksarben Foundation by informing their neighborhoods and communities of the initiatives of Aksarben. Aksarben Ambassadors regularly communicate with the Aksarben Foundation to report on community projects in need of assistance, community members deserving of recognition, and to help coordinate meet-and-greet events between the Foundation and their communities throughout the year.

WISH LIST: • Donations • Volunteers via Aksarben Ambassadors • Aksarben Friends ($50) • Tell us your Aksarben Story on our website!

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OR NEARLY 100 YEARS, the American Heart Association has been fighting heart disease and stroke. Heart disease is the No. 1 killer worldwide, and stroke ranks second globally. Even when those conditions don’t result in death, they cause disability and diminish quality of life. We want to see a world free of cardiovascular diseases and stroke.

GIVING OPPORTUNITIES: With a donation in any amount, you can help further the lifesaving mission of the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association right here in Omaha. To make an individual gift or request information about corporate sponsorship opportunities, contact our regional office (9900 Nicholas St., Ste. 200 • Omaha, NE 68114) at (402) 810-6870 or Omaha@heart.org.

In Nebraska in the last five years alone, the AHA has funded 21 studies, funding $2.9 million in new research. Since 1949, the AHA has invested more than $4.3 billion in studies that have led to medical advances such as artificial heart valves, CPR, pacemakers, cholesterol drugs, microsurgery and drug-coated stents. Health care providers learn about medical advances and new treatment guidelines though AHA journals, conferences, and online courses. In the 13-state affiliate, AHA is currently supporting 481 multi-year studies at a cost of more than $110 million.

We also accept donations at many local schools through Kids Heart Challenge and at our biggest events of the year: • Omaha Heart & Stroke Ball: February 29, 2020 • Workplace Health Symposium: TBD • Omaha-Council Bluffs Heart Walk: May 2020 • Omaha Gives!: May 20, 2020

Supporting can be as simple as telling a friend about the risks or wearing red on National Wear Red Day (Feb. 7, 2020). Or you can attend one of the events in Omaha like the Omaha Heart & Stroke Ball, Workplace Health Symposium, Omaha-Council Bluffs Heart Walk or the Go Red for Women Expo. The American Heart Association and American Stroke Association is an easy organization to support, accepting donations of time, talent and treasure.

• Go Red for Women Expo: September 2020

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES: As the nation’s oldest and largest voluntary organization dedicated to fighting heart disease and stroke, we know volunteers are vital to the success of the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association. Without the support of our community, our lifesaving mission would not be possible. In addition to helping at our events, we look to our volunteers for assistance in many areas including: • Administrative/office • Chair and committee recruitment • CPR training • Event planning and set-up • Public speaking and interviews No matter your interests, skills or schedule, we have an opportunity for you to become involved. Contact our regional office (9900 Nicholas St., Ste. 200 • Omaha, NE 68114) at (402) 810-6870 or Omaha@heart.org for information. You can even volunteer today without leaving your home. Learn the risk factors for heart disease. Learn CPR. Learn the signs of stroke. And share that knowledge with others to help spread our mission.

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AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION AND AMERICAN STROKE ASSOCIATION 9900 Nicholas St., Ste. 200 • Omaha, NE 68114 Phone (402) 810-6870 www.Heart.org/Omaha Metro Omaha Executive Director: Jennifer Redmond To volunteer or to donate contact: (402) 810-6870 2020

• Monetary donations to help fund heart and stroke research • Ambassadors to share lifesaving information • Auction items and packages • In-kind photography and video services • Volunteers for day-to-day and event support

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ITH AN ENTHUSIASTIC AUDIENCE and a recognized reputation among critics for artistic quality, American Midwest Ballet is a rising star of our region’s arts community. The company performs at the Hoff Family Arts and Culture Center, Orpheum Theater and Joslyn Art Museum, and on tour throughout the country. The company reaches thousands of people in need through outreach and education programs while earning the support of some of the community’s most respected sponsors. The youngest major arts organization in the metro area, American Midwest Ballet is also the only professional ballet company serving Nebraska and western Iowa. The company celebrates over a decade of dance in 2020-21. American Midwest Ballet’s talented professional dancers hail from around the nation and abroad. The company plays a key role in the cultural vitality of the region, inspiring people through its expressive performing artists, acclaimed choreographers, skilled teachers, and stunning productions. American Midwest Ballet’s commitment to community engagement embraces a range of outreach programs, including special performances for schoolchildren; onsite workshops at schools and other venues; tickets for underserved populations; and ongoing collaborations with partners that include Joslyn Art Museum, Opera Omaha, Omaha Performing Arts and Omaha Symphony.

GIVING OPPORTUNITIES: • Season Sponsorships • Production Sponsorships • Artist, Costume, and Scenic Sponsorships • Education and Outreach Sponsorships • Ballet Barre Society • Individual Donations • In-kind Donations VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES: American Midwest Ballet Guild: The Guild is a dedicated group of outstanding volunteers who support American Midwest Ballet through boutique sales and social gatherings. Junior Guild: Available to children of guild members, this lively group of youth ballet patrons help celebrate and support American Midwest Ballet.

To attend a performance, support the company, volunteer, or learn more about American Midwest Ballet, please visit amballet.org.

AMERICAN MIDWEST BALLET P.O. Box 6413 • Omaha, NE 68106 Phone (402) 541-6946 www.amballet.org Artistic Director and CEO: Erika Overturff Chair, Board of Directors: Greta Vaught To volunteer or for more information: guild@amballet.org • info@amballet.org 2020

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“The American Red Cross prevents and alleviates human suffering in the face of emergencies by mobilizing the power of volunteers and the generosity of donors.”

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HE AMERICAN RED CROSS is there every day for people all across the country to provide relief following a disaster, to train people in lifesaving skills so neighbors are ready to respond in emergency situations, and to ensure that our military personnel have a means of communication with loved ones should an emergency arise.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES: Volunteers play a vital role in fulfilling the Red Cross mission: preparedness, prevention and response to emergencies. No matter your interests, skills or schedule, you can make a significant contribution to your community. Find out how rewarding giving your time and efforts can be. Take a look below at the number of ways you or your company can get involved with the American Red Cross.

We at the American Red Cross continue to be proactive to ensure we can positively impact how we serve our communities—today and in the future—to meet the needs of military families, disaster victims and hospital patients relying on blood donors, and those who turn to the Red Cross for lifesaving training.

• Disaster Responder • Smoke Alarm Installation Team

GIVING OPPORTUNITIES: Every day your donation makes a difference by providing shelter, food, emotional support and other assistance to those in need. Your donation to the American Red Cross will help us make a difference in the level of service we are able to provide to the community. The American Red Cross is not a government agency and depends on the generosity of the American people in order to provide vital programs and services. • Visit our website at www.redcross.org and click on “Donate” • Call (402) 343-7700 between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. weekdays. You may also leave a message. • Mail a check/money order to: 2912 S 80th Ave., Omaha, Nebraska 68124

• Support Service Members and Veterans • Public Speaking • General Office Support • College and Youth Red Cross Clubs • Donate Blood • ...Others! Visit www.redcross.org and click on “Volunteer.” We strive to match every volunteer with the position that best suits the individual’s skills and interests. If you have a particular skill to share and don’t see it listed, please contact us so that we can find an opportunity for you to serve!

WISH LIST: • $15 provides one smoke alarm installation • $20 gives a blanket, meal, snack and comfort kit to a person in need • $50 provides a Red Cross bag filled with comfort items for a wounded service member arriving at a military hospital • $300 covers the daily cost to deploy an Emergency Response Vehicle • $1,000 provides food and shelter for a family of 4 for 5 days

KANSAS/NEBRASKA/SW IOWA REGIONAL HEADQUARTERS 2912 S 80th Ave. • Omaha, NE 68124 Phone (402) 343-7700 www.redcross.org CEO: Jill S. Orton Board Chair: Megan Berry Barlow, Nebraska Furniture Mart Board Vice Chair: Lee Rankin, Willson & Pechacek

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Angels Among Us provides financial and emotional support to families living in or being treated in Nebraska for pediatric cancer.

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NGELS AMONG US WAS ESTABLISHED in 2006 by two women whose lives were affected by pediatric cancer. Angels Among Us financially assists families whose children are battling cancer. Over our 13-year history, we have assisted almost 420 families with nearly $1.8 million in support.

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Families come to us from the social work offices of Children’s Hospital & Medical Center and Nebraska Medicine. Once approved, families needing assistance are provided with $500 per month for the duration of their treatment plan. Families identify the bill they would like paid and Angels Among Us pays the bill directly to the creditor. Mortgage and rent payments, car payments and utilities are a few examples of the things we assist with.

more about the difference you are making.

Since 60-80 new families are told their child has cancer every year in Nebraska, our need continues to grow. Gifts of all amounts help us to meet the needs of a family quickly; this support helps families avoid the financial pitfalls that often happen when a family receives this life-changing diagnosis.

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Attend one of our Events Support families battling pediatric cancer and learn Donate items for Family Kits Fuzzy socks, coloring books, crayons and games for patients that are placed in our care kits for families. VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES: Angels Among Us is always looking for volunteers to assist with our events. If you have an interest in supporting our efforts, please go to our website to the Volunteer Section and fill out your information. We will follow up with you on upcoming opportunities to serve.

When a child is diagnosed with cancer, a family’s life as they know it comes to an abrupt halt. Unfortunately, their monthly expenses to do not. That is where we come in. We have the power to alleviate some of life’s financial burdens allowing parents to focus on getting their child well.

ANGELS AMONG US 3858 Jones St., Ste. A • Omaha, NE 68105 Phone (402) 934-0999 www.myangelsamongus.org Executive Director: Susan Nelson Board Chairman: John Grose To volunteer contact: Aly Theilen Director of Community Relations/Development • (402) 934-0999

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Assistance League volunteers transforming the lives of children and adults through community programs.

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SSISTANCE LEAGUE OF OMAHA is an all-volunteer organization serving Omaha since 1974. The organization returns 100% of proceeds, after expenses, to the community through its philanthropic programs. It received the 2019 Top-Rated Award by Great Nonprofits, the leading provider of user reviews about nonprofit organizations. Assistance League of Omaha has also achieved Platinum level in GuideStar and Best Practices status from The Nonprofit Association of the Midwest.

GIVING OPPORTUNITIES: THERE ARE MANY WAYS YOU CAN SUPPORT THE ASSISTANCE LEAGUE’S WORK: Provide a tax-deductible monetary donation $100 clothes one schoolchild. Attend and support our fundraising events such as the Christmas Caravan and Preview Party Gala, November 4 & 5, 2020. Donate merchandise for fundraising events such as the Preview Party silent and oral auction.

Assistance League of Omaha receives no federal, state or city funding. Programs are funded by grants and donations, ALO’s Annual Christmas Caravan Tour of Homes and the Assistance League Thrift Shop located at 36th and Leavenworth Streets.

Support the Assistance League Thrift Shop with your donations of adult clothing, small housewares and patronage. Donate new or gently-used books during our annual Operation Literacy program.

SIGNATURE PROGRAMS INCLUDE: Operation School Bell® Each year over 4,000 children from the greater Omaha area are given the opportunity to shop and select new school clothing at JCPenney, and also receive a book. Operation Recovery Encourages the residents of Santa Monica House to succeed during their substance abuse treatment programs and transition back into the community. ACT/PSAT Review Sessions Seminars organized by ALO and presented by professional instructors prepare students from 27 area schools for the ACT/PSAT exams. Assault Survivor Kits® ALO purchases and prepares kits containing new clothing and hygiene products for victims of rape and other forms of violence. Over 350 kits are distributed to 12 Omaha hospitals and shelters. Children’s kits are provided via Project Harmony. Operation Teen Parent Teen parents in the Omaha school district are encouraged to complete their education and read to their children. Almost 900 books were distributed to students and four post-secondary scholarships were awarded (70 graduating seniors were celebrated). Operation Bear Hug Bears purchased by ALO are distributed to children in crisis situations via the Omaha Police precincts and eight other emergency agencies. Over 600 bears have comforted children in the last 12 months. Operation Literacy Reading skills are encouraged and books are distributed to children and adults in the greater Omaha area.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES: Become a member of Assistance League and use your time and talents to support our philanthropic programs.

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ASSISTANCE LEAGUE® OF OMAHA 3569 Leavenworth St. • Omaha, NE 68105 Phone (402) 342-4288 alomaha.org President: Linda Primm To volunteer or to donate contact: The Assistance League Office • (402) 342-4288 2020

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Improving the quality of life of persons on the Autism Spectrum and their families through education, advocacy and support, thereby enabling them to be an integral part of the community.

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UTISM ACTION PARTNERSHIP (AAP) has served the needs of the Nebraska autism community for over a decade. Over that time, the diagnosis and prevalence of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) has grown significantly, worldwide and locally. In 2018, the Center for Disease Control released a study indicating that 1 in 59 children are being diagnosed with ASD, which is nearly 2% of all children. With the growing population has come a greater array of needs and a greater demand of services for individuals with autism and their families. AAP remains dedicated to serving the autism community (of all ages), as well as creating a more inclusive and sensoryfriendly community for those affected by autism to enjoy. Our three core areas of programming are Education, Workforce Development and Enrichment and Inclusion providing critical services to thousands of families every year. Those we serve include: students needing to improve their social skills (Circle of Friends), adults securing permanent employment (PACE), families seeking enrichment opportunities (Making Memories), professionals wanting to provide sensory-friendly services (Be SAFE, Project Lifesaver), and businesses looking to be more inclusive. In 2019, AAP earned the designation as a Certified Autism Center by the International Board of Credentialing and Continuing Education Standards, making it only the second such Center in the state of Nebraska. AAP was also the recipient of the 2019 Better Business Bureau Integrity Award (for a small nonprofit)!

AUTISM ACTION PARTNERSHIP 10110 Nicholas St., Ste. 202 • Omaha, NE 68114 Phone (402) 763-8830 www.autismaction.org Executive Director: Justin Dougherty Board President: Gail Werner-Robertson Guild President: Rita Hamele To volunteer or to donate call: (402) 763-8830 Ext. 1002 2020

GIVING OPPORTUNITIES: • A Vintage Affaire annual fundraiser • Omaha Gives! • Autism Awareness Month VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES: • AAP Guild • Making Memories Event • PACE Advantage (Career-readiness Training)

WISH LIST: • Social/enrichment activities for families • Employment opportunities for PACE participants

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BLUEBARN is dedicated to theatre’s most important tradition: to provoke thought, emotion, action and change.

LUEBARN THEATRE, now presenting its 31st Season: MEMORY, is Omaha’s premier professional contemporary theatre, located at 1106 S. 10th St. BLUEBARN was founded in the late 1980s by graduates from the Conservatory of Theatre and Film at the State University of New York Purchase.

GIVING OPPORTUNITIES: The BLUEBARN Theatre deeply appreciates the generosity of our donors.

BLUEBARN is a cultural destination boasting a one-of-a-kind flexible 96-seat house with an indoor/outdoor plan allowing for innovative stage designs and audience perspectives. The site features integrated functional artwork created by four regional artists and a welcoming public green space for the entire community.

Annual Fund: Support the theatre’s mission and help BLUEBARN meet its operating

Gifts from individuals, foundations, corporations and other institutions can be designated by the donor in the following areas: expense with a donation to the Annual Fund.

The Artists’ Fund: At BLUEBARN we believe that artists should be honored for their work not only with applause but with a paycheck and we are committed to providing payment to every artist working in our theatre. Become an investor and support the creative forces contributing to the incredible stories BLUEBARN puts on stage.

At the core of each season are five contemporary plays scheduled from September through June. The repertoire is diverse in theme and style, ranging from works by some of America’s most renowned modern playwrights, to regional premieres of work produced on the coasts, to new work by writers whose voices deserve to be heard amid the modern repertoire. In addition, BLUEBARN is dedicated to providing professional theatre experiences through a variety of access, outreach and engagement activities.

Show Sponsorships: Sponsor one of our award-winning productions and support a specific production at the level of your choice. Naming Opportunities: Envision your name on a wall, a theater seat or a porchyard brick. Opportunities available at all levels. Planned Giving: Provide a lasting legacy for the future of the BLUEBARN Theatre and Omaha.

This season, BLUEBARN delves into the collective unconscious with five transcendent theatrical experiences, sure to linger long in your memory after you leave the theatre. As we invite you to explore MEMORY with us, we’ll ask powerful questions of ourselves as a community.

Contact Director of Development, Heather Hoyt, at hhoyt@bluebarn.org or call 402-345-1576.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES: Volunteer opportunities are available in the front office and/or backstage as a carpenter, technician or member of our running crew. Some volunteers are needed to work outside in the summer, maintaining our beautiful green space.

What do we choose to remember? What do we allow ourselves to forget? In finding our individual answers to these questions, we discover the nature of our identities, our views of society, and our responsibilities within it. We transform memory into history, into adventure, into myth. We create the past with these choices. We define our present. We shape the future. Together. Join us.

Volunteers are placed according to their interest, experience and availability and the BLUEBARN’s needs. All volunteers must be at least 18 years of age and have reliable transportation. For more information about volunteering contact Amy Reiner, Director of Production, at areiner@bluebarn.org.

BLUEBARN THEATRE New York Born. Omaha Raised.

BLUEBARN THEATRE 1106 S 10th St. • Omaha, NE 68108 Phone (402) 345-1576 www.bluebarn.org Producing Artistic Director: Susan Clement Toberer Board President: Dr. Devin Fox 2020

WISH LIST: • Visit our AmazonSmile Wish List at http://bit.ly/BluebarnWishList

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OY SCOUTS OF AMERICA M -A C To prepare young people to make ethical and moral choices over their lifetimes by instilling in them the values of the Scout oath and law.

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HE BOY SCOUTS OF AMERICA, Mid-America Council provides Scouting opportunities to youth in 58 counties throughout western Iowa; eastern Nebraska; and Union County, South Dakota. Scouting programs are designed to meet the needs of today’s youth my implementing fun and challenging activities that promote character development and physical fitness. With positive adult mentors, encouragement to “do your best” and one-of-a-kind outdoor programs, Scouts see personal growth and develop interpersonal skills, leadership experience, self-confidence, teamwork and conflict-resolution skills at their specific age level. The four primary programs include:

GIVING OPPORTUNITIES: • Individual Giving • Corporate Sponsorships • Citizen of the Year Luncheon April 13, 2020 • Governor’s Luncheon • Planned Giving

• Cub Scoutingis an educational program created for boys and girls in grades K-5th. Cub Scouting focuses on promoting education, developing character and building self-esteem with wholesome activities and outdoor fun.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES: • Scout Leader/Unit Support: Are you a former Scout or Scout Leader? Would you like to make the difference in the life of a Scout? Do you want to create memories that will last a lifetime, both for the Scouts and for you? Units are located throughout Omaha and the surrounding area, and volunteers are needed to help coordinate exciting Scout meetings and supervise outings and campouts. No prior Scouting experience needed!

• Scouts BSAis a leadership and character development program for young men and women ages 11-18. With the support of adult leaders, youth learn self-confidence and develop personal values guided by the ideals found in the Scout Oath and Law. • Venturingis an advanced leadership training program for young men and women in high school and college. Venturing provides educational and recreational experiences with an emphasis on high adventure.

• Event Volunteer: The Mid-America Council holds many different events throughout the year including both youth camping and outdoor experiences and fundraising events. Volunteers are needed in both programmatic and administrative capacities to ensure these events are a great experience for attendees.

• Exploringis a dynamic worksite-based career education program for young men and women ages 14-20. Explorers develop social and leadership skills while gaining real-world career experience.

BOY SCOUTS OF AMERICA, MID-AMERICA COUNCIL 12401 W Maple Rd. • Omaha, NE 68164 Phone (402) 431-9272 www.mac-bsa.org CEO: Chris Mehaffey Board Chairman: Brad von Gillern To volunteer contact: Tina Douglas • (402)-514-3032 2020

WISH LIST: • Scout uniforms • Program supplies

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HEN YOUNG PEOPLE FIRST ARRIVE at Boys Town, their stories always start at rock bottom. They recall the cold steel of handcuffs. The weakness that comes with hunger. The shame that kept them from reaching out for help. Their many foster homes are a blur; they have never truly felt part of a family. They are angry and scared, guarded and lost.

GIVING OPPORTUNITIES: • $1,000 donation can provide materials for classes at our Career Readiness Center • $600 donation can provide Christmas gifts for six Boys Town children • $150 donation can pay for a fun outing for a Boys Town family • $75 donation can help buy textbooks for a Boys Town classroom

These boys and girls find healing and redemption at Boys Town. Under the care and guidance of highly trained Family-Teachers, they feel safe. With time, they learn to trust. They come to terms with the past and begin to open up. They attend school and get help with their homework. They join band and the basketball team. They might even try something new, like track or choir. They explore potential careers in welding, health care, or culinary arts.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES: • Participate in Community Team Projects, which include a wide variety of group service activities

Like any kid, deep down they want this: they want to earn the pride of their teachers, coaches and parents. They want to be loved. At Boys Town, for the first time, they hold their heads high and look toward the future—because of you.

• Welcome visitors to Boys Town • Mentor one student for one hour a week in reading or math, using teacher-selected materials

When you donate to Boys Town, you’re helping children thrive, no matter where they come from, what mistakes they have made, or what trauma they have suffered. For more than 100 years, Boys Town has been a community that exists to save children and heal families. With your support, we’ll be able to help for 100 more.

BOYS TOWN 14100 Crawford St. • Boys Town, NE 68010 Phone: (531) 355-1991 www.BoysTown.org/donate National Executive Director: Father Steven E. Boes National Board Chair: Kate C. Dodge To volunteer, contact: Tom Lynch • (531) 355-1186 2020

WISH LIST: • Music supplies (instruments, sheet music) • Backpacks and sweatshirts for students • Athletic supplies (shoes, balls, nets, uniforms)

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ASA for Douglas County was established on July 1, 1998, as a two-year startup project with $100,000 in federal grant funds from the U.S. Department of Human Services Children’s Bureau. These funds were sought after and secured by the Nebraska State Court Improvement Project as a direct result of a 1995-1996 Nebraska State Court Improvement Project Assessment of Nebraska Courts. That assessment found Nebraska Courts had poor representation of children, there were delays in permanency planning for children, rehabilitative efforts were not well monitored, and sufficient interventions may not have been provided. CASA for Douglas County advocates for the best interests of abused and neglected children who fall under the jurisdiction of the Douglas County Juvenile Court and the foster care system. We are the voice of the child! This is primarily accomplished through the use of trained citizen volunteers. Volunteer recruitment, screening, training and ongoing supervision are CASA for Douglas County’s major programs. Volunteer applicants undergo a careful screening process which includes local, state and nationwide criminal background checks, child abuse registry checks, references and a structured applicant interview. Thirty hours of National CASA curriculum pre-service training along with 12 hours of ongoing education per year are required to maintain CASA Volunteer status. Volunteers provide an individualized voice and advocate for interventions and services that will improve outcomes of well-being, safety and permanency for our children. The volunteers ensure that children are placed in appropriate, safe and nurturing environments to expedite the finding of “forever families” so they are not lingering in foster care unnecessarily. Each CASA volunteer monitors a single case at a time and remains on for the life of the case until a permanent home is found. CASA volunteers provide the sustained personal attention each child deserves.

CASA FOR DOUGLAS COUNTY 2412 Saint Mary’s Ave. • Omaha, NE 68105 (402) 932-5683 • www.casaomaha.org Executive Director: Kimberly Thomas Board President/Chairman: Bruce Stec Guild Board President, Name of Guild/Auxiliary: Karrissa Jyles, CASA for Douglas County Service League To volunteer contact: Jordan Fletcher, Recruitment Coordinator • (402) 932-5683 Ext. 117 2020

GIVING OPPORTUNITIES: Superhero Sponsorships – Your support of the annual Superhero Festival & 5K Superhero Run will help CASA achieve its vision of providing a CASA volunteer to every child in foster care who needs one. Kids’ Activity Fund – Your gift provides children in foster care the opportunity to participate in “normalcy” activities (i.e. senior pictures, sports, art classes, etc.) CASA Children’s Holiday Party – Each year, CASA for Douglas County hosts a Holiday Party for the children being served. Oftentimes, this is the only opportunity children get to spend time with their siblings and receive a gift. Your contribution/gift will make this day magical for the kids. Project Hope Pack – CASA distributes backpacks to foster children in crisis situations and transition. You can bring hope to a child with your contribution of new items such as fleece twin-size blankets, coloring books, crayons/colored pencils, personal care and hygiene items, and new stuffed animals. Find an updated wish list at www.casaomaha.org/wishlist. For each of these opportunities, you can visit www.casaomaha.org/be-a-hero/.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES: CASA Volunteer – CASA Volunteers advocate for the best interests of abused and neglected children in the foster care system. Applicants undergo a careful screening process and complete 30 hours of pre-service training and 12 hours of ongoing education per year to maintain CASA Volunteer status. To become a CASA Volunteer, visit www.casaomaha.org/volunteer. CASA Service League – The Service League is comprised of men and women committed to improving the lives of abused and neglected children. The purpose of the Service League is to (1) assist in fundraising, (2) enhance public awareness, and (3) assist in activities of CASA, i.e., Volunteer Holiday Party, etc. To join the Service League, visit www.casaomaha.org/volunteer/casa-service-league. Superhero Festival & 5K Superhero Run – On August 22, 2020, CASA hosts its 10th Annual Superhero Festival to raise awareness about youth in foster care and how CASA lifts up their lives and voices through the advocacy of volunteers. The family-friendly event includes a 5K Run, a 1K Kids Run, food, games, and music.

WISH LIST: Please visit www.casaomaha.org/wishlist/ to view our current wish list.

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To educate and empower Hispanic/Latino individuals and families toward thriving, self-sufficient, and healthy lives.

ENTRO LATINO OF IOWA stands ready to serve as the premier bilingual and bicultural agency in Council Bluffs that address the issues of:

GIVING OPPORTUNITIES: • Annual Fund • Pottawattamie Gives • Giving Tuesday

• Lack of resources for low-income families • Employment assistance to new residents and unemployed residents • Civic engagement programming that works to empower and give a voice to our new neighbors

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES: • Latino Festival Volunteers • ESL Tutors • Spanish Teachers • Childcare Volunteers

• Educational needs for Hispanic/Latino adults, which include English, citizenship, financial and self-sufficiency classes • Immigration legal services Centro Latino works to help clients address their family’s immediate needs by connecting them to resources that help them meet their essential needs. We serve as a bilingual and bicultural resource navigation agency that guides clients through all their options to find the right resources available, such as pantry services, housing assistance, rental and utility assistance, applications to Medicaid, SNAP, and Unemployment Insurance, and various other resources. Helping our clients become self-sufficient is a key goal for our agency.

CENTRO LATINO OF IOWA 300 W. Broadway, Ste. 40 • Council Bluffs, IA 51503 Phone (712) 256-6009 www.sucentrolatino.com Executive Director: Ramon Calzada Board President/Chair: Vanessa Dobles To volunteer contact: Sofia Sandoval Family Support Services Coordinator • (712) 256-6009 2020

WISH LIST: • Christmas gifts for parents • Gift cards • Copy paper

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HE MISSION OF CHI HEALTH FOUNDATION is to nurture the healing ministry of the Church, supported by education and research. Fidelity to the Gospel urges us to emphasize human dignity and social justice as we create healthier communities.

GIVING OPPORTUNITIES: CHI Health Foundation is appreciative of financial support to assist with the needs of health care in our community. Gifts may include:

The CHI Health Foundation was formed to raise awareness and manage and distribute funds to support of the mission of CHI Health. We bring together the needs of our patients with the generosity of CHI Health employees, individuals, corporations, foundations, physicians, and volunteers. The Foundation strengthens health care in our community and region by fostering relationships that result in caring people making financial gifts to transform the lives of those in need.

• Individual Giving • Memorials / Tributes / Honorariums • Corporate Sponsorships & Partnerships • Event Sponsorships • Endowment & Planned Giving • Silent Auction & Live Auction Item Donations

As a not-for-profit organization, CHI Health Foundation reinvests all revenue beyond the operational expenses in our health care system, to enhance programs and service for our patients across the region:

COMMUNITY OPPORTUNITIES: Earn Your Scrubs

• FNE (SANE) Program: In FY20, the program will have treated over 500 individuals in the Omaha-Council Bluffs metro who were survivors of sexual assault, domestic violence and human trafficking. • Helping Those in Crisis: Partnering with schools and law enforcement, we helped develop local coalitions in nine different communities to develop local plans to address behavioral health services and reduce the stigma around mental health issues. After two years, 4,904 participants from 173 organizations are now more prepared to respond to those in crisis or those experiencing mental health or substance use issues. • Alzheimer’s: CHI Health partnered with the Alzheimer’s Association Nebraska Chapter to support the MedicAlert + Safe Return program that provides families and loved ones with identification jewelry for free. CHI Health also funds free care consultations that help families navigate decisions and uncertainties at different stages of the disease.

Earn your Scrubs is a community outreach program the Foundation started in 2013 in an effort to build a pipeline of ambassadors, donors and future volunteers. These events are held twice a year at each hospital and community leaders are nominated to attend. They are introduced to our hospital leadership and physicians and given a behind-the-scenes education experience. To date, over 500 corporate and community leaders have graduated from this program. At the end of the day, participants receive a pair of scrubs.

WISH LIST: CHI HEALTH FOUNDATION 12809 W Dodge Rd. • Omaha, NE 68154 Phone (402) 343-4550 www.CHIhealthfoundation.com Division Vice President of Philanthropy: Kathy Bertolini Foundation Board Chairman: Craig Saigh To volunteer or to donate contact: Kathy Bertolini (402) 343-4550 • Kathryn.Bertolini@alegent.org 2020

• Chapel – Immanuel • Mental Health Center for Children & Families – Immanuel • NICU Giraffe Beds – Creighton University Medical Center - Bergan Mercy • McDermott Therapy Garden – Mercy, Council Bluffs • Breast Health Center of Excellence – Lakeside • Patient Medication Assistance - all metro hospitals

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OR MORE THAN 126 YEARS, Child Saving Institute has provided a safe haven and healing for thousands of young victims of family crisis and abuse.

GIVING OPPORTUNITIES: Memorials/Tributes/Honorariums Gifts in any amount may be made to CSI

At its core, CSI exists to help children and families. The agency is tireless in its work for the prevention, intervention and healing of abuse, neglect and abandonment. CSI has developed an exemplary reputation for utilizing early intervention and prevention techniques to help parents successfully cope with stressful situations, reducing the risk of abuse and neglect or the threat of having children removed from their homes.

to honor or memorialize a loved one. Please include a note with your gift indicating your intentions. CSI will send an acknowledgment to the appropriate person/family.

Securities We gratefully accept charitable gifts of stocks and property. Please consult a professional for details or call CSI’s Development Office for additional information, (402) 504-3661. Legacy Gifts Legacy Gifts allow you to choose the type of legacy you would like to leave at the end of your life and can help alleviate your tax burden. Please call the Development Office for additional information, (402) 504-3661.

CSI also provides hope. Our trained staff help create a positive family dynamic by recruiting foster and adoptive families for children and teens. As part of this work, we manage the NebraskaHeartGallery.org, where many older children and siblings available for adoption have found loving “forever families.”

In-kind Gifts Children and youth in CSI’s care can use non-monetary gifts of toiletries, infant and toddler necessities; new car seats; new pack-n-plays; new undergarments, socks, coats, hats, and mittens for infants to teens in all sizes; and nut-free nonperishable snacks. See the wish list for additional ideas!

Child Saving Institute’s nationally accredited Early Childhood Education program provides nurturing care in two state-of-the-art facilities that are safe, stimulating, and focused on fun and learning. Our two childcare centers—located at CSI at 4545 Dodge St. and at the Spellman Child Development Center on the College of Saint Mary campus—offer children ages 6 weeks to 6 years the best possible environment, providing your child with a true sense of community and individualized attention.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES: Early Childhood Education Share your creative talents and energy with children 6 weeks to 6 years old. Storytellers and creative coloring gurus welcomed!

Parent Education Partners We need babysitting volunteers on Wednesday and

CSI also offers parenting classes and workshops so that parents learn new ways to care for their children through love, responsiveness and appropriate communication, with classes covering everything from basic care, playtime and bedtime to budgeting and health concerns.

Thursday evenings so parents may participate in CSI parenting classes and engage in Foster Parent Networking.

CSI is funded through private donations, government grants and contracts, and the United Way of the Midlands.

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Office volunteers are needed to assist with mailings and general office work. Gardening volunteers are needed to assist with the nature playground, To volunteer contact: Anna Willey, Events and Projects Coordinator, (402) 504-3664 or awilley@childsaving.org

CHILD SAVING INSTITUTE 4545 Dodge St. • Omaha, NE 68132 Phone (402) 553-6000 www.childsaving.org facebook.com/csiomaha • twitter.com/childsaving youtube.com/childsavinginstitute President and CEO: Peg Harriott Board Chair: Melanie Hecker Guild President: Seirra Burt To volunteer or to donate contact: Anna Willey, Events and Projects Coordinator • (402) 504-3664 2020

WISH LIST: • Gift cards (e.g. Visa, Mastercard, Target, Walmart) $10-$25 increments • School supplies, including backpacks • Movie passes and movie money • Gift cards for bowling, activity centers, etc. • Play-Doh, craft kits and art supplies for all ages

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HILDREN’S HOSPITAL & MEDICAL CENTER To improve the life of every child.

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HILDREN’S HOSPITAL & MEDICAL CENTER is the only full-service, pediatric health care center in Nebraska, providing expertise in more than 50 pediatric specialty services to children across a five-state region and beyond. As an advocate for children, many of the services Children’s provides are not reimbursed. No child in need of medical care is ever turned away for an inability to pay. That’s why Children’s depends on the generosity of donors for help. REGIONALLY AND NATIONALLY RECOGNIZED SERVICES Children’s is home to Nebraska’s only Level IV regional Newborn Intensive Care Unit and the state’s only Level II Pediatric Trauma Center. A regional heart center, it offers high-quality care to patients in multiple areas, including cardiac imaging, electrophysiology, heart failure and interventional cardiology as well as expertise in pediatric heart transplantation. In collaboration with the University of Nebraska Medical Center, Children’s is home to the region’s only Adult Congenital Heart Disease program—one of only 11 programs accredited by the Adult Congenital Heart Association. That means children and adults with congenital heart disease, like four-year-old Oscar Powell and his father Josh, pictured above, can be treated by the cardiology specialists at Children’s. Children’s is recognized as a 2019-20 Best Children’s Hospital by U.S. News & World Report in five pediatric specialties: Cardiology and Heart Surgery, Pulmonology, Gastroenterology & GI Surgery, Orthopedics and Diabetes & Endocrine Disorders.

GIVING OPPORTUNITIES Children’s Foundation donors generate philanthropic support to fund cutting-edge equipment, research, unreimbursed care and a wide range of medical programs.

Opportunities include: • Major Gifts • Annual Gifts • Event Sponsorships and Partnerships • Endowment and Planned Giving • Friends Board • Scrubs • Heartstrings • Memorials and Tributes

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES • Children’s Charity Classic • Fore! the Kids • Gala • Gift Shop • Wine Women & Shoes

CHILDREN’S GROWTH FUELS NEED FOR EXPANSION Increasingly, the families of the more than 2 million children within a 250-mile radius of Omaha are depending on Children’s to provide life-saving and lifechanging care. Last year, Children’s touched the lives of close to 150,000 children, including many of the sickest, most critical children from across the region. Children’s must grow—in scope and space—to continue to meet the demand for high-quality pediatric care. To meet this need, Children’s is constructing the Hubbard Center for Children, a nine-floor clinical facility that will be home to many of Children’s critical pediatric programs and services and further the advanced research needed to take pediatric care to the next level. A rendering of the new facility is pictured above. CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL & MEDICAL CENTER FOUNDATION 8404 Indian Hills Dr., Ste. 650 • Omaha, NE 68114 Phone (402) 955-6851 ChildrensOmaha.org Executive Director: Beth Greiner Board Chair: Brian Fahey 2020

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To teach each child, every day, the values and life skills essential to a successful life– One full of Caring, Contribution and Commitment.

HILDREN’S SQUARE U.S.A. is a private, not-for-profit organization founded on December 23, 1882 and incorporated on March 16, 1883. Founded as the Council Bluffs Home of the Friendless, the name changed to Christian Home Association in 1894. The name was changed to Christian Home AssociationChildren’s Square U.S.A. in 1986.

GIVING OPPORTUNITIES: • Annual/Event Sponsorships - Annual sponsors are recognized throughout the year for their support that benefits programs and special projects. Event sponsorships are also available for Chip in for Children, Run for the Young, and the Jason Event. • General Contributions - Monetary and in-kind are both vital in providing the array of goods and services to meet the programming needs. • Memorial and Honor Gifts - Tribute gifts are a special means of recognition for an associate, friend or family member. • Planned Gifts - Gifts to the Christian Home Association Foundation provide for long-term support. Donors may also contribute to the Children’s Square Endowment Fund at the Pottawattamie County Community Foundation.

Children’s Square U.S.A. has a rich history of caring for children from birth to 21 and their families, meeting their individualized needs, instilling hope and helping restore lives. Our mission is: “To teach, every day, the values and life skills essential to a successful life – one full of caring, contribution and commitment - Empowering each with: The Vision to See– and the value of setting an ideal for which to reach; The Courage to Try – and the value of accepting each obstacle as a challenge to meet; and The Will to Succeed – and the value of making the commitment to persevere.” Over 1,000 children and families are served each day. Services include early childhood care and education programs, counseling services, pediatric integrated health services, emergency services for children, triage and temporary shelter, a grades 1-12 school for children with behavioral needs, residential treatment for children and adolescents experiencing serious emotional disorders, aftercare services for young adults who have aged out of foster care, and support of foster, adoptive and resource families in both Iowa and Nebraska that are caring for children in their homes.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES: Involvement with children through the Spiritual Life Program, in educational activities and in the children’s shelter and residential programs. Assist with activities that are associated with special events (registration) Maintenance/Office: campus care, administrative functions, support services An application process and background checks are required for some volunteer positions. For information on current volunteer opportunities, contact Joette Shaw at (712) 325-5843 or email visitorcenter@childrenssquare.org.

Children’s Square U.S.A. is fully licensed and accredited. The annual operating budget for 2019 was $9,728,048. Approximately 167 full and part-time employees deliver programs and services 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Volunteers add their hearts and hands to make a difference in a variety of ways. The main campus is located just northwest of the downtown Council Bluffs area. Additional offices are located in the Omni Center in downtown Council Bluffs and in Omaha at 50th and Leavenworth.

WISH LIST: CHILDREN’S SQUARE U.S.A. N 6th and Ave. E, P.O. Box 8C • Council Bluffs, IA 51502 Phone (712) 322-3700 • (888) 245-3593 www.childrenssquare.org President and CEO: Carol D. Wood Board Chair: Lisa Gilmore Friends Board President: Donna Pritchard, Friends of Children’s Square U.S.A. To volunteer or to donate contact: Joette Shaw • (712) 325-5843 2020

• Financial contribution for children’s programming • Linens/bedding (twin size and twin XL)/towels (bath and kitchen) • Outdoor and indoor recreational games • Memberships to area attractions • Gift certificates for movies, bowling, pizza and birthday cakes, gifts • Event passes/tickets for groups of 10-12 to museums, plays, sporting events and movies • Visit childrenssquare.org for an updated list

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HEN WE THINK ABOUT OUR COMMUNITY, we imagine one that is safe, healthy, successful and connected. That’s why Completely KIDS℠ has made it our mission to empower kids and families with the skills necessary to break the cycle of poverty and overcome barriers to their success. Each year, we serve more than 2,000 Omaha-area kids, primarily between the ages of 4 and 14, and their families in working toward this mission.

GIVING OPPORTUNITIES: $10 provides a bag of weekend food for one child. $25 provides one child with four summer field trip opportunities to expand his or her world view. $50 funds a Family Night, which includes a hot meal and a fun activity to build and

Our work takes place before and after the school day. We provide a safe, academically supportive and enriching environment in seven OPS elementary/middle schools, a parochial school, several community-based organizations including area homeless shelters, and at our building. Expanded services are offered to the families of our kids in the form of literacy, educational support, mental health services and referrals to other agencies as needed.

awareness of community issues. $250 allows 25 parents of Completely KIDS youth to participate in language literacy classes for one week. $500 funds a six-week cooking class for 15 children that helps them learn about nutrition while providing healthy meals each session. $1,000 provides 20 kids with needed academic support and enrichment for a week.

Completely KIDS works to address the holistic needs of each child through: • A safe environment with caring adult mentors.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES: Reading Buddies: Take your Completely KIDS buddy on a faraway adventure,

• Healthy meals and bags of weekend food. • A hands-on curriculum with a focus on reading, STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) and classroom readiness. • Partnerships with other agencies to ensure our families’ needs are met. • Basic swimming and water safety skills through swimming lessons. • Behavioral health services and skill-building groups.

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$100 gives two children an eight-week service-learning experience to enhance their

down a historic path or on a scientific exploration by reading with him/her. Spend time reading and showing kids that reading is fun and cool. Fundraising/Supply Drives: Coordinate a fundraising/supply drive to gather weekend food items, swimsuits, school or other program supplies; or raise money. Weekend Food Prep/Pack: Get a group of friends or coworkers together to prep or pack bags of food for the kids to take home over the weekend. At-site Opportunities: Use your talents to make a difference in a child’s life. A volunteer orientation and background check may be required.

• Leadership and workforce development opportunities for teen alumni. • Classes in topics such as ESL, literacy and GED that increase self-sufficiency for parents. • Opportunities for kids and parents to engage with each other and give back to their community. • Outdoor learning through our Nature Explore Classroom and gardening clubs. COMPLETELY KIDS 2566 St. Mary’s Ave. • Omaha, NE 68105 Phone (402) 397-5809 www.completelykids.org Executive Director: Penny Parker • Board Chairman: Jill McClure Guild Board President: Jennifer Slattery To volunteer or to donate contact: Lacey Locklear, Resource Development Manager llocklear@completelykids.org • (402) 397-5809 2020

WISH LIST: • School supplies: backpacks, pencils, colored pencils, markers, scissors, erasers, paper, folders, glue • Program supplies: board games, puzzles, flash cards, beads, Legos, jewelry-making materials, coffee, creamer, tissues, wipes, paper towels • Sports equipment: soccer balls, basketballs, footballs, jump ropes • Family: grocery store/gas station gift cards, toiletries • Weekend Food Program items and at-site snacks: Contact Lacey

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Our mission is to empower and equip unemployed and under-educated adults through vocational training and job experience so they can attain employment and become financially successful.

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HE CROSS TRAINING CENTER exemplifies the message, “If you give a man a fish, you feed him for a day, but if you teach him how to fish, you feed him for a lifetime.”

GIVING OPPORTUNITIES: Vehicles of any kind for our mechanic training program. Electronics and Appliances for recycling and refurbishing. Corporate Sponsors to join us in providing solutions to poverty. Planned Gifts and Securities and land donations. Memorial and Honorariums are welcome and acknowledged. Financial Contributions can be made online at www.crosstc.com.

Our students are youth and adults who are unemployed because of challenging backgrounds and circumstances. They have experienced setbacks in life due to incarceration, homelessness, generational poverty and other challenging conditions. We provide vocational training and hands-on work experience so they gain skills and knowledge to overcome the barriers of employment. They are able to acquire a job on a career path and break the cycle of poverty for generations to come.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES: Professional Talents needed for photography, video services and marketing. Planning Committee for fundraising events and other special projects. Fireworks Tent volunteers are needed in June and July.

Our work experience program not only helps our students succeed but also provides valuable products and services for the community. We recycle over 400,000 pounds of electronics each year. We provide the working poor with fully refurbished computers and laptops, appliances and other electronics. And we provide cars, vans and trucks to those who need them for school, work or business startups. Learn more about our services at www.crosstc.com

CROSS TRAINING CENTER 5030 N 72nd St. • Omaha, NE 68134 Phone (402) 590-2100 www.crosstc.com President /CEO/Board Chairman: Brenda Banks Guild President: Jackie Mahr To volunteer, donate or learn more: Brenda Banks brenda@crosstc.com • (402) 590-2100 2020

WISH LIST: • Vehicles, appliances and electronics for our vocational training programs. We accept anything with a cord, battery or motor! As small as a cell phone to as large as a car – and everything in between! • Speaking engagements to share about proven solutions to poverty. • Corporate and community hosts for Electronic Collection Events.

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Empowering individuals to actively seek out opportunities for an enhanced quality of life at home, at work, and in their communities.

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ROSSROADS OF WESTERN IOWA is a nonprofit organization devoted to supporting adults in our community who, for various reasons, are unable to live completely on their own. Most have an intellectual or physical disability or are dealing with serious mental illness.

GIVING OPPORTUNITIES: • If you would like to support our mission, please visit our website to make a one-time or recurring gift at www.explorecrossroads.com/getinvolved/donate/

For nearly 45 years, our goal has been to teach our clients life skills and help them attain independence. Currently, we provide residential, employment, and day habilitation services to 600 individuals across six Iowa counties. Through our services and guidance, clients secure employment, form personal connections, and gain skills needed to live on their own. Once an individual is capable of successfully transitioning to independent living, we provide in-home services like transportation to medical appointments, meal assistance, and prescription planning.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES: • Many of our clients enjoy learning new skills. We are looking for volunteers willing to teach a skill to our clients in a group setting. Examples include dance, painting, jewelry creation, etc.

Interested individuals can contact Hannah Smith, Philanthropy Coordinator, at Hannah.Smith@cwiowa.org.

We believe every person should feel confident and empowered to seek out opportunities for themselves and are proud to see our clients do so.

CROSSROADS OF WESTERN IOWA 1851 Madison Ave., Ste. 718 • Council Bluffs, Iowa 51503 Phone (712) 256-7888 www.explorecrossroads.com CEO: Brent Dillinger COO: Matt Smith CFO: Matt Zima Board President: Pat Kocour To volunteer contact: Hannah Smith, Philanthropy Coordinator Hannah.Smith@cwiowa.org • (712) 256-7888 2020

WISH LIST: • We are always grateful to receive donations via our website at ExploreCrossroads.com. Donations will be used to support our impactful mission.

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To empower the Omaha community through access to technology and innovative learning experiences.

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O SPACE IS A ONE-OF-A-KIND community technology space and digital workshop. It was designed to tackle the digital divide in Omaha, as well as to boost digital skills and drive innovation, creativity and invention in our region.

GIVING OPPORTUNITIES: Monetary Donations support local technology access and education. Program and Equipment Sponsorships fund targeted innovative educational opportunities and emerging technology purchases.

• Located at 72nd & Dodge • Open every day, 90 hours a week • Average of 476 visits per day • Over 75,000 members • Membership, programs and services are free

Volunteers ages 16+ are essential to our efforts to promote technology for all. VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES: From general assistance to high-level technology mentoring, Do Space offers a variety of impactful opportunities to volunteers with all levels of experience. Sidekick: Enhance member experience and tech skills by answering basic software and hardware questions at our Tech Help Desk. Explorer: Enrich youth and adult educational programs by providing guidance as members learn something new. Mentor: Share your specialized expertise as a community technology tutor, assisting members one on one with jump-starting new projects and skills.

What are people doing at Do Space? Launching companies, finding jobs, and volunteering with seniors, to name a few things. At Do Space, Omahans have free access to high-speed internet, high-end computer workstations and devices, 3D printers, and innovative technology-focused learning opportunities for all ages. We have a little something for everyone, but aim to make a significant impact on two key groups: (1) underconnected, low-income individuals and (2) entrepreneurs, inventors and creators. The future belongs to those who understand technology. Here at Do Space, we are dedicated to ensuring that technology is available to everyone, from those seeking basic access to those pursuing cutting-edge projects. Help us make Omaha future-ready with your gift today.

DO SPACE 7205 Dodge St. • Omaha, NE 68114 Phone (402) 819-4022 www.dospace.org Executive Director: Rebecca Stavick Board Chairman: Michael McCarthy To volunteer contact: Ty Nared, Community Engagement Specialist volunteer@dospace.org • (402) 979-7374

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Dreamweaver Foundation is dedicated to fulfilling the dreams of seniors who are terminally ill, making their life-long dream come true through incredible experiences they will never forget.

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REAMWEAVER FOUNDATION is a nonprofit organization dedicated to fulfilling lifelong dreams for terminally ill seniors in need. We are committed to honoring our most cherished generation in their final days. It is our belief that granting these dreams will forever enrich and change the lives of not only the dreamer, but his or her family and our community. We serve seniors who are at or below the federal poverty guidelines in the greater Omaha area, eastern Nebraska and western Iowa. We believe dreams are more than tangible things. A “dream” is a life experience: a long-awaited fishing trip, multi-generational family portraits, seeing your granddaughter walk down the aisle, a conversation with your son who is overseas serving our great country, a trip down memory lane visiting the Baseball Hall of Fame. Dreams are more than dreams: they are a gift of hope. The granting of a lifelong dream is a very simple task, but the impact is great. Dreamers have stated that they are happier, feel healthier and have a greater sense of accomplishment after their dream is granted. We strive to help connect our Dreamers with family and friends and create excitement through their dream, helping to eliminate the feeling of isolation in their final days. Fulfillment of lifelong dreams not only enriches one’s quality of life, it can minimize pain and help to establish a proper farewell for all involved. These activities affect the entire community, changing people’s perception on aging; not only how we as a community view our most cherished generation, but how we see ourselves aging. With your support, we can build a community culture that values and respects all those who live here.

GIVING OPPORTUNITIES: Donate Financially Make a contribution to support our work. Visit www.dreamweaver.org to give online. Participate in our annual auction every September by sponsoring the event, donating an auction item, or bidding! Encourage your organization or business to underwrite a Dream for just $5,000. VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES: Help make a dream come true for one of our Dreamers. Dream Team: You or your business can volunteer to help fulfill a lifelong dream for a senior. Go to www.dreamweaver.org to sign up today. Dreamweaver Guild: We are looking for fun, creative individuals with a passion to give to join our Guild. Email us at info@dreamweaver.org for more information.

To learn more about Dreamweaver Foundation, go to www.dreamweaver.org.

DREAMWEAVER FOUNDATION 13321 California St., Dodge Plaza • Omaha, NE 68154 Phone (402) 697-5471 www. Dreamweaver.org Executive Director: Cheri Mastny Board President: Kathy Bertolini To volunteer or to donate contact: Cheri Mastny (402) 697-5471 • info@dreamweaver.org

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WISH LIST: • Silent Auction items – These items will help us to raise funds at our annual auction.

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Provide relevant educational and entertaining opportunities within the region that exceed customer expectations, while preserving our community’s vibrant cultural history.

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NION STATION opened its doors to the public on January 15, 1931, as one of the finest examples of Art Deco architecture in the United States. This magnificent facility, now a National Historic Landmark, served millions of rail travelers and was well-known for its “modern” amenities and lavish style.

GIVING OPPORTUNITIES: Annual Fund Help further the Museum’s mission with a donation to the Annual Fund. Brick by Brick Campaign Honor a friend or loved one with an engraved brick in Union Station!

Education and Exhibition Sponsorship Support one-of-a-kind programs and exhibitions that inspire Museum visitors. Become a Member Be part of a community that supports the Museum’s mission to preserve our region’s vibrant history. Heritage Map Make a lasting impact with a contribution to The Durham Museum’s Heritage Map. Planned Giving Provide a lasting legacy to the Museum and the community.

Today, Union Station serves as the home of The Durham Museum, and its grandeur has not diminished with time. In fact, this building shines brighter than ever and continues to welcome visitors from around the globe. The entire museum team is dedicated to enhancing our offerings and providing our guests with a unique experience each time you visit. From our permanent exhibits highlighting the history of Omaha and its surrounding regions to impressive traveling exhibitions from our national partners such as the Smithsonian Institution, the National Archives, the Library of Congress and the Field Museum, there is truly something for everyone.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES: Front Desk Volunteer Collect admission, share the benefits of membership with visitors, and answer questions about museum layout and programming. Museum Shop Help guests find the perfect piece of history to take home. You will also help our retail manager organize and display items.

Education Volunteers, Docents and Train Car Host Help with classes, field trips and workshops. If history is your specialty, you’ll enjoy an interactive role as a docent, where you will provide tour groups with detailed commentary on all that The Durham has to offer. Membership Department The Museum’s growing membership is due in no small part to our dedicated membership volunteers. Help our membership staff with mailings and phone-a-thons, as well as promoting and selling memberships both at the Museum and off-site.

For seasonal volunteer opportunities, visit our Share Omaha page!

THE DURHAM MUSEUM 801 S 10th St. • Omaha, NE 68108 Phone (402) 444-5071 • Toll Free (866) 400-4274 DurhamMuseum.org Executive Director: Christi Janssen Board Chairman: Bradley L. Knuth To volunteer contact: Deb Hopp, Guest Services Manager • (402) 444-5071 2020

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Empower families to build a strong foundation and healthy future through education, advocacy, support and community connection.

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AMILY, INC. is an early childhood organization with a mission for empowering families to build a strong foundation and healthy future through education, advocacy, support and community connection. The right supports and services for each child at the earliest stages of development can lead to more successful outcomes decades later. What better investment can a community make?

FAMILY, Inc. is the longest-serving early childhood home visitation program in Pottawattamie County. Parent educators provide home visits, group connections, assessment, and a resource network to support families. FAMILY’s home visitation programs provide a foundation and grounding in early childhood services covering healthy growth and development, family well-being, and parent-child interaction. As the Title V Maternal, Child and Adolescent Health and 1st Five Healthy Mental Development provider for Pottawattamie and Mills Counties, FAMILY ensures all women, children and families have access to preventive and primary health care. FAMILY, Inc. provides nursing support home visits for pregnant women, preventive oral health screenings through I-Smile, and connections to health insurance, doctors and dentists through the Care for Kids program. 1st Five is a public-private partnership with primary care providers for the early identification of and intervention in developmental delay.

GIVING OPPORTUNITIES: $150 provides car seat, home safety check, and safety devices $200 provides a child with preventive oral health services $4,000 provides a parenting class for 8 families $5,000 provides a year of weekly home visits $15,000 provides a book a month to 200 children VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES: • Website design • Marketing • Fundraising

Raise Me to Read is a grassroots-led initiative for early childhood literacy in Pottawattamie County. This initiative brings together all sectors (parent engagement, health, school, early childhood, and more) to create a culture of literacy. FAMILY, Inc. is uniquely positioned to address the multifaceted needs of children and families. It is FAMILY’s primary goal to assist parents in becoming their child’s first and most influential teacher through education, empowerment and wellness.

FAMILY, INC. 3501 Harry Langdon Blvd., #150 • Council Bluffs, IA 51503 Phone (712 ) 256-9566 www.familyia.org Executive Director: Kimberly Kolakowski Board President: Jennifer Barnett To volunteer contact: Cheryl Gerharter • (712 ) 256-9566 2020

WISH LIST: • Car seats • Diapers • Wipes

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Girl Scouting builds girls of courage, confidence and character, who make the world a better place.

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E ARE THE GIRL SCOUTS.

Girl Scout Promise On my honor, I will try: To serve God and my country, To help people at all times, And to live by the Girl Scout Law.

We provide leadership opportunities for girls to discover their place in the world, explore new areas of interest, connect with others who share their vision, build lifelong relationships and have fun. We offer a variety of program experiences such as travel, camping, STEM, the arts, culinary, financial literacy, business (like Girl Scout Cookies), conservation, community service and much more. The Girl Scout national program portfolio (badge earning activities) expands on program topics to create even more possibilities for a girl to do the things she enjoys or to try something she never thought possible.

GIVING OPPORTUNITIES: $500 – Helps a girl participate in life-changing experience through a Destinations travel opportunity

$250 – Sends a girl to a week-long resident camp $175 – Sends a girl to a week-long day camp $75 – Provides outreach to girls through after-school programming $50 – Provides Girl Scout membership dues and basics $25 – Sends a girl to council-sponsored program like Kid Chefs, Animal Helpers

A spark becomes a movement. It all began in 1912 with a visionary woman from Savannah. Juliette Gordon Low believed in the power of every girl. She recognized the need in America for a program that would instill confidence and self-reliance, and she made it her life’s work to build Girl Scouts upon those principles. For more than 100 years, generations of devoted Girl Scout volunteers have upheld Juliette’s dream to provide leadership experiences so that every girl can explore her potential and reach out in every possible direction. It is estimated that 50 million American women were at one time in their lives a Girl Scout.

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VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES: Leaders / Co-leaders / Troop Support Caring, compassionate and enthusiastic volunteers lead troops—both traditional and outreach—so that girls can explore and discover their values, spend time with their friends, take action to make the world a better place and have fun.

Those who need us most. Girl Scouts Spirit of Nebraska has a robust program that extends across Omaha and the state. Through “community outreach,” we bring Girl Scouting—in the form of volunteers, program experiences and materials—to hundreds of girls in schools and in community centers; girls who may not otherwise have the means or the support for participation. In turn, the girls “pay it forward” by reaching out to offer community service in their neighborhoods and beyond. This unique approach to Girl Scouting provides fundamental leadership skills that girls can call on throughout their lives.

Assist at Events and Programs Use your event coordination skills or bring your special talents and interests to programs to enhance the Girl Scout experience. Event Hosts Are you a former Girl Scout? Host an event and invite your alum friends to share stories and raise awareness for the organization.

Girl Scouts empowers girls to make good choices and find their voices.

GIRL SCOUTS SPIRIT OF NEBRASKA 2121 S 44th St. • Omaha, NE 68105 Phone (402) 558-8189 • Toll Free (800) 695-6690 GirlScoutsNebraska.org CEO: Fran Marshall Board President: Brian Runge To volunteer or to donate contact: Wendy Hamilton, Senior Fund Development Director 2020

WISH LIST: • Buy Girl Scout Cookies

• Share your Girl Scout alum stories

• Volunteer your time

• Follow us on social media

• Provide in-kind donations

• Support Girl Scouts during Omaha Gives!

• Attend Girl Scout events

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ABITAT FOR HUMANITYOF OMAHA We build strength, stability and self-reliance through shelter.

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GIVING OPPORTUNITIES: There are many ways to make an impact with Habitat Omaha. Whether you make a charitable gift, donate materials, join a group, or attend an event—your support will make a lasting difference for families in our community. Visit habitatomaha.org to learn more about ways to give. VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES: Construction - Build quality, affordable houses alongside future Habitat Omaha homeowners—no experience needed! ReStore - Lend a hand at one of our two Habitat for Humanity ReStore home improvement stores, where proceeds benefit Habitat Omaha. Other opportunities to get involved include events, office support, Global Village mission trips, and Nickels for Nails collections. Visit our website to learn more!

HABITAT FOR HUMANITY OF OMAHA 1701 N 24th St. • Omaha, NE 68110 Phone: (402) 457-5657 habitatomaha.org OmahaHabitatReStore.org CEO: Amanda Brewer Board Chair: Drew Collier, Retired from Union Pacific To get involved: call our office – (402) 457-5657 or visit our website – habitatomaha.org 2020

WISH LIST: • Join our email list and follow us on social media! • Remodeling or renovating? Donate your furniture, cabinets, building materials, etc. to Omaha’s Habitat ReStore.

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To provide support to children and families affected by Congenital Heart Defects (CHD) through the distribution of superhero capes, programs to offer hope and awareness initiatives to increase funding for CHD research.

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HEART HERO is a child with a Congenital Heart Defect (CHD). Heart Heroes, Inc directly supports those affected by CHD through compassion, integrity and empowerment in the pursuit of increasing our impact and programming to provide courage, hope and life.

GIVING OPPORTUNITIES: • Heart Month (February) • Omaha Gives! • Heroes’n Wine Tasting • Sponsor the Superhero Heart Run

Heart Heroes have exceptional strength because of their CHD. They show great courage that has carried them through lifesaving operations, countless doctors’ appointments, pokes, prods and hospital stays. Thus, Heart Heroes have been empowered with a superhero cape to help sustain their incredible bravery.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES: At our various events:

In 2009, moms of children battling CHD wanted to empower their children throughout their CHD journey. They learned by wrapping their child in the simple idea of a superhero cape, their children felt invincible while visiting their cardiologists. In many cases, the children found comfort in their cape amidst a crowd of medical professionals, especially if they couldn’t have the comfort of their parents’ arms during some procedures.

• Superhero Heart Run • Heroes’n Wine Tasting • Family Night Out • Milk & Cookies with Santa

They found the “superpower” their children gained through the cape is something that should be shared with all CHD children. Heart Heroes was created with the hope that all children will feel these superpowers—and that their parents will be comforted knowing that the arms that always protect them can momentarily be substituted with the superpowers of the Heart Hero cape.

HEART HEROES, INC P.O. Box 340 • Boys Town, NE 68010 Phone (402) 960-9287 www.heartheroes.org Executive Director: Kitty Burton Board President: Erol Kinkaid To volunteer contact: Kitty Burton • kitty@heartheroes.org 2020

WISH LIST: • Gift Cards to Amazon, Walmart, restaurants, books, family games, etc. These items all go well in our heart family care packages during their stay in the hospital.

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EARTLAND FAMILY SERVICE To strengthen individuals and families in our community through education, counseling, and support services.

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INCE 1875, HEARTLAND FAMILY SERVICE connects with over 54,000 individuals and families through direct services, education, and outreach each year from over 15 locations in east central Nebraska and southwest Iowa. This includes infants in our Family Works program to seniors in our Generations Community Center. The agency’s 50 programs fall into the following focus areas: Child & Family Well-Being; Counseling & Prevention; and Housing, Safety, and Financial Stability.

Child & Family Well-Being: These community centers and services span many generations. From early childhood education programming to therapeutic intervention for troubled teens, to social and nutritional offerings for seniors, participants in our programs receive the education and support needed to ensure a brighter future. Counseling & Prevention: Programs in this area share a central focus on therapeutic services in order to treat mental health and substance use issues, manage chronic illnesses, provide early intervention, and limit occurrences altogether through mental health counseling, education, and prevention services. Housing, Safety, & Financial Stability: These programs offer hardship assistance, housing, and supportive services. The goal is to provide immediate as well as long-term survival assistance, including therapeutic support, to people in our community who are experiencing issues of domestic violence, sexual assault, homelessness, and financial crisis. With the 50 programs offered, we are able to tailor an integrated, multi-service approach that guides each client toward safety, self-sufficiency, and well-being. We ask, “What has happened to you?” and not, “What is wrong with you?” to each client that walks through our doors. The majority of families we care for are among our community’s most vulnerable populations; 80 percent are from households with an annual income of $20,000 or less. Our expert staff and licensed therapists work with the individuals and their families in order to help break damaging intergenerational cycles in order to attain stability, improve well-being, and create healing for vulnerable children and families. HEARTLAND FAMILY SERVICE 2101 S 42nd St. • Omaha, NE 68105 Phone (402) 553-3000 • Toll Free (877) 553-3001 www.HeartlandFamilyService.org www.facebook.com/HeartlandFamilyService @HeartlandFam on Twitter and Instagram President & CEO: John H. Jeanetta, MBA, MSW Board Chairman: Megan Holtorf Guild Board President: Cheri Duryea-McPherson To volunteer contact: Melinda Eames • (402) 552-7418 Volunteer@HeartlandFamilyService.org To donate contact: Marzia Puccioni Shields • (402) 552-7443 Donations@HeartlandFamilyService.org 2020

GIVING OPPORTUNITIES: Corporate Sponsorships Individual Giving In-kind Donations Honoring and Memorial Gifts Event Support Foundation Support Endowment and Planned Giving VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES: Heartland Family Service Friends Guild: Women who plan and conduct annual events and activities to support our programs.

Student League: Students in ninth grade who are introduced to the social service community through the mission and services of our agency.

Junior Friends: Students in 10th through 12th grades who want to deepen their commitment to volunteerism.

Program Activities: Individuals and groups who help with daily operations of our programs. One-time and recurring activities are available, and times are flexible.

Creating the path to a better tomorrow.

WISH LIST: • Baby bottles, formula, diapers

• Event tickets for children and families

• New underwear and socks

• Phone cards, gas cards, gift cards

• Toothbrushes, shampoo, feminine products

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ERHAPS ONE OF COUNCIL BLUFFS’ most famous residents, Gen. Grenville M. Dodge has been called “the greatest railroad builder of all time.” A Civil War veteran, Dodge’s involvement in political, financial and military affairs made him an associate of many of the most influential Americans of his time and counsel to presidents, including Abraham Lincoln and Ulysses S. Grant. During his lifetime he engaged in the mercantile business, organized a bank, surveyed the Missouri River Valley to the west for the Transcontinental Railroad, served a term in the U.S. Congress, and served with distinction in the Civil War, attaining the rank of major general. It is said that he was the youngest general in the U.S. Army until WWII. Grenville Dodge achieved fame, fortune and historic importance by being a renowned railroad builder.

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In 1855 Dodge started a land office, and in 1869 built his handsome Victorian home at 605 3rd Street in Council Bluffs at the cost of $35,000, a lavish sum for that day. The house was designed by William Boyington, a Chicago architect. The 14-room, three-story mansion stands on a high terrace overlooking the Missouri valley, and displays such architectural features as parquet floors; cherry, walnut and butternut woodwork; and a number of “modern” conveniences quite unusual for the period. General Dodge was deeply involved in the planning and building of his home, making several modifications such as central heating and hot and cold running water. Despite the home’s elegant appointments, it is important to remember that it was built on what was essentially the frontier.

Tour Guides Do you love history, people and sharing your knowledge with groups? You

Become a Dodge House member! Not only will you support the Dodge House but you receive priceless benefits.

• Personal Memberships • Business Memberships • A Matching Gift – will double your donation! If your employer has a matching gift program we can provide you with details on how to apply.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES: We’re always looking for volunteers here at the Dodge House! We currently have a need for: would be a perfect tour guide!

History Seekers Do you like puzzles, are you naturally curious about why events turned out the way they did? We’re always in search of people who like history and are interested in research and would like to assist with special events.

Interested in volunteering? We’d love to hear from you! Contact Michelle at (712) 322-2406 about any of these volunteer opportunities.

All this is just a sample. There is much more: Email GMDodge@DodgeHouse.org or call at 712-322-2406 and asked to be placed on our monthly email listing. We’ll never share your information with anyone.

Special Events: • Railroad Days: Experience everything railroad in the metro area. For just one price you’ll see every railroad-related attraction in Omaha and Council Bluffs. Transportation by trolley between all locations. • Spring & Fall Teas: Dress your best and attend an amazing lunch complemented with tea. A notable and fascinating speaker will enlighten you on a new and exciting topic. • Dinner with Abe: Enjoy an evening with President Lincoln and listen to his memories while you dine on his favorite foods. • Halloween by Candlelight: Enjoy the Dodge House by candlelight decorated for the Halloween season. • A Day with the Dodges: Step back in time. Enjoy the House all decorated for Christmas along with dozens of folks dressed in period costume.

HISTORIC GENERAL DODGE HOUSE 605 3rd St. • Council Bluffs, IA 51503 Phone (712) 322-2406 www.dodgehouse.org • GMDodge@DodgeHouse.org To volunteer or donate contact: Michelle Hrdlicka GMDodge@DodgeHouse.org • (712) 322-2406

• Christmas By Candlelight: Experience the beauty of the Dodge House at Christmas with all the lights off.

• Your Special Event: We affordably rent out our Third Floor Ballroom for parties, weddings, and other events. Please call or email for more information. 2020

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OW IS AN URGENT TIME for immigration advocacy across the country. Locally, the need is especially high. Two immigration workplace raids have taken place in Nebraska communities in recent months separating families, disrupting businesses, and fragmenting community stability. In contrast, similar communities are growing and thriving due to the foundational support that immigrants contribute to their workforce, economy, schools, and culture.

GIVING OPPORTUNITIES: • Individual Gifts & Commemorations • Food Truck World Tour Event Sponsorships • Omaha Gives! • Sponsor a Client for a Year

When a raid happens and immigrants are detained, Immigrant Legal Center (ILC) springs into action. Unlike people in criminal justice proceedings who have the right to counsel through a public defender, those in immigration proceedings do not have the right to an attorney. They must either pay for a private attorney or rely on specialized community resources. That’s where we come in. We represent immigrants in thousands of cases—more than 3,800 cases in 2018. Seventy percent of our clients are children under 18 years.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES: • Interpreters • Translators • Pro Bono Attorneys • Clerical & Event Assistants

As Nebraska’s largest immigration legal services nonprofit employing 17 full-time licensed attorneys, Immigrant Legal Center serves clients throughout Nebraska and southwest Iowa. This immigration law firm has become a trusted regional source to handle the most complex case types—including federal litigation, removal proceedings, and complicated asylum applications. These cases last for an average of 4-5 years, and some will go on for 10 or more years.

THE NEED: • 70% of detained immigrants are unrepresented in immigration court. • Legal representation increases a positive case outcome by as much as five times. • ILC clients are immigrants in extreme poverty, victims of domestic violence, abused and abandoned children, and refugees.

Immigration law impacts an immigrant’s entire family, and immigration proceedings can either enrich or derail those individuals’ lives. Since 1999, Immigrant Legal Center has been standing up for the most vulnerable among us, and we are making a difference. Ultimately, clients who attain legal status—including those detained in raids—can secure stability and the chance for themselves and their families to flourish, strengthening Nebraska and the greater community we are proud to identify as a “Nation of Immigrants.”

IMMIGRANT LEGAL CENTER (ILC), An Affiliate of the Justice For Our Neighbors Network 4223 Center St. • Omaha, NE 68105 Phone (402) 898-1349 www.immigrantlc.org Interim Executive Director: Jim Clements, J.D. Board Chair: Mary Umberger To volunteer or to donate contact: Ellen Fitzsimmons • (402) 898-1349 2020

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To support Methodist Jennie Edmundson Hospital in meeting the health care needs of our community. We believe in the power of philanthropy to save lives.

ENNIE EDMUNDSON FOUNDATION is the fundraising arm of Methodist Jennie Edmundson Hospital. By engaging philanthropic leaders, we are able to help make certain that the equipment, facilities, programs, services and educational initiatives at MJE continue to meet community needs.

GIVING OPPORTUNITIES: To learn more about how you can get involved with each fund, please visit jehfoundation.org.

• Caring for Our Communities • Charitable Patient Care Fund • Dance to the Beat Cardiovascular Fund • Spirit of Courage Cancer Center Fund • Breast Health Center Fund • Medi-Van Patient Transportation Program • Nursing Scholarships

The Jennie Edmundson Foundation relies on donations and grants from our community. These funds go to help our Cancer Center, Cardiac Center, Charitable Patient Care Fund, Medi-Van Transportation and Scholarship Funds, to name a few. Generous contributions provide education, care and services to many who may not otherwise have access to healthcare services. The Foundation also welcomes individual and planned gifts, gifts made in memory of a loved one or corporate event sponsorships.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES: • Gift Shop or one of the many patient care service areas such as outpatient surgery or lobby desks. • Serving on an Event Committee such as auction, raffle, golf and/or gala. • Teen Volunteer Opportunities

Becoming a MJE teen or adult volunteer gives you the opportunity to be involved in many facets of volunteerism. What a wonderful way to meet new people, develop new skills, interests and be rewarded through the experiences of helping patients, family members and hospital staff. To find out more about the Jennie Edmundson Foundation and how you can get involved call (712) 396-6040 or visit our website: www.jehfoundation.org

JENNIE EDMUNDSON FOUNDATION 933 East Pierce St. • Council Bluffs, IA 51503 Phone (712) 396-6040 jehfoundation.org President: Steve Baumert Vice President: Tara Slevin Foundation Board Chairman: Pat Andersen Auxiliary President Peggy Christ To volunteer contact: Courtney Killion Volunteer Coordinator • (712) 396-6040

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WISH LIST: • Donations to provide medication and transportation assistance to uninsured and/or underinsured patients • Silent or live auction items • In-kind donations for video and podcast production

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Improving lives today and tomorrow by accelerating life-changing breakthroughs to cure, prevent and treat type 1 diabetes (T1D) and its complications.

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T JDRF, WE’RE LEADING THE FIGHT against T1D every day by funding research, advocating for policies that accelerate access to and affordability of new therapies, and providing a support network for people impacted by T1D.

GIVING OPPORTUNITIES: JDRF commits to using donations responsibly when allocating time, resources and dollars in our organization. You have a choice of which charitable organizations you donate to, and we are grateful when you choose to support JDRF. We host annual fundraising, educational and support events throughout the year, including: JDRF Promise Gala, JDRF One Walk, JDRF TypeOneNation Summit, Give Back at School, Ride to Cure Diabetes. You can help further JDRF’s mission through the following ways:

We see the value in leveraging partnerships with academia, industry and clinicians to ensure that the most promising research opportunities are funded and accelerated. Our investments are supporting the development of next-generation therapies like artificial pancreas technology, beta cell replacement, glucose responsive insulin and methods for curing and preventing T1D.

Corporate Sponsorships Corporate or Family JDRF One Walk Team Individual Giving In-kind Donations Auction Items Memorials, Tributes and Honorariums Planned/Estate Giving

This mission is only possible with a strong and vibrant Outreach Program through which we are dedicated to supporting, engaging, and connecting people affected by T1D in Nebraska and Southwest Iowa. We achieve this through organizing a volunteer mentor program, establishing a library of resources, offering personal one-on-one help to those who need it, and holding events for education and connection. Type 1 diabetes is an autoimmune disease in which a person’s pancreas stops producing insulin, a hormone that enables people to get energy from food. It occurs when the body’s immune system attacks and destroys the insulin-producing cells in the pancreas. T1D strikes both children and adults and has nothing to do with diet or lifestyle. There is nothing you can do to prevent T1D, and—at present—there is no cure. It comes on suddenly, causes dependence on injected or pumped insulin for life, and carries the constant threat of devastating complications.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES: JDRF depends on volunteer passion to drive our mission—and talent to keep us going.

Become a JDRF Advocate at advocacy.jdrf.org Volunteer in the office or at an event Join a committee (Promise Gala, One Walk, Outreach) Join the JDRF Young Leadership Committee

WISH LIST: JDRF NEBRASKA-SOUTHWEST IOWA CHAPTER 9202 W Dodge Rd., Ste. 304 • Omaha, NE 68114 Phone (402) 397-2873 • Toll Free (800) 533-2873 jdrf.org/nebraska Executive Director: Laci Naber Board President: Leigh Cheloha Lincoln-Greater Nebraska Market President: Justin Hesser To volunteer or to donate contact: (402) 397-2873

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• Become a JDRF Advocate at advocacy.jdrf.org • Volunteer – contact Anna Raur at araur@jdrf.org • Join us at a JDRF Gala – February 22, 2020 (Omaha); April 4, 2020 (Lincoln) • Join us at JDRF One Walk – August 15, 2020 (TD Ameritrade Park, Omaha); September 2020 (Lincoln) – 2020 dates not yet confirmed • Sponsor an event

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Joslyn collects, preserves, and interprets the visual arts of the highest quality, fostering appreciation and enjoyment of art for the benefit of a diverse audience.

PREMIER ART MUSEUM in the region, Joslyn offers something for every interest and every age, and general admission is free to all. Nearly 20 galleries feature artwork from ancient times to the present. Joslyn presents nine special exhibitions annually and offers performances and events, scholarly lectures, and art classes. ART WORKS, a multi-generational interactive space, offers hands-on art-making and educational tools to enhance the Museum experience for children and families.

GIVING OPPORTUNITIES: Join Joslyn: Valuable benefits, offered exclusively through membership, help to save money, stay informed, and increase your access to Museum activities and programs—all while providing crucial support. Joslyn members receive valuable benefits such as free and unlimited admission to ticketed exhibitions, private preview events, deeply discounted art classes, and so much more! Annual Fund: Gifts to the annual fund to support all activities of the Museum from presenting special exhibitions and providing educational programs to preserving and growing our collection. Tribute Gifts: A memorial/tribute gift is a thoughtful way to celebrate a special occasion, or to honor family or friends.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES: Joslyn Art Museum Association ( JAMA) A membership-based organization of volunteers from the metropolitan area that primarily sponsors educational and outreach programs and fundraisers for the Museum. General Volunteer Options Joslyn provides these volunteer opportunities for adults 19 and older: Hitchcock Museum Shop (all public hours and special events): Joslyn Information Assistant (weekends: greet visitors at the Museum entrance): ART WORKS and Scott Education Technology Gallery (weekdays: distribute educational resources). On-the-job, hands-on training for volunteers is provided by Joslyn staff. JAMbassadors Joslyn’s high school volunteers, JAMbassadors assist artist teachers with children’s classes, interact with Museum visitors at public events, and help with many behindthe-scenes tasks. JAMbassadors must be at least 14 years old or in grades 9-12. Applications accepted annually in August.

JOSLYN ART MUSEUM 2200 Dodge St. • Omaha, NE 68012 Phone (402) 933-3300 • www.joslyn.org Executive Director & CEO: Jack Becker, Ph.D. Board Chairman: Paul G. Smith Guild Board President: Julie Liakos – 2020 President Joslyn Art Museum Association (JAMA) To volunteer or to donate contact: Katie Herring • (402) 933-8229 2020

WISH LIST: • Memberships

• Volunteers/gift of time

• Annual fund contributions

• Bring a friend

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IDS CAN COMMUNITY CENTER At Kids Can Community Center our mission is to educate, engage, and inspire children through early childhood care and out-of-school experiences.

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STABLISHED IN 1908 as Social Settlement Association of Omaha, a focus on children and families was a common thread throughout the first century of the organization. We had our first school-based program in 1916, our first summer program in 1923, and our first preschool program in 1942. As the organization approached the 21st century, leadership focused on programs for children and began outsourcing or eliminating activities that fell outside of our core mission. In 2009, we rebranded to Kids Can Community Center to reflect our vision and commitment to children and families. We operate two core programs to support student academic success: Early Childhood Education and Out-Of-School programs. Our Early Childhood Education program is comprised of toddler, preschool, and pre-K classrooms open every weekday from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. for children ages 18 months to 5 years old. We utilize the nationally recognized Creative Curriculum and Handwriting Without Tears as our principal teaching components. Kids Can currently has six sites offering Out-Of-School programs for children ages 5 to 13 years old. Our center at 4860 Q St. offers the widest variety of programs including mentoring, before-school programs, after-school programs, full-day programs when school is closed for conferences/in-service days, and an uninterrupted 12-week summer program. We also operate four school-based sites at Mandela, Miller Park, Wakonda and Gilder Elementary Schools and a summer park program in North Omaha. We continue to value the belief that all children deserve an impactful enriching educational experience despite any socio-economic barrier they may encounter. Our younger children will be better prepared to enter kindergarten and our elementary students will participate in our unique STEMsmart Academy (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math, Strength, Music, Art, Reading, Tutoring). Kids Can is a Nonprofit Association of the Midlands Best Practices Partner and a GuideStar Platinum Status Member.

KIDS CAN COMMUNITY CENTER 4860 Q St. • Omaha, NE 68117 Phone (402)731-6988 www.kidscan.org CEO: Robert Patterson Board Chairman: Krista Eckhoff To volunteer contact: Bri Hunter, Out-of-School Site Director (402) 731-6988 Ext. 215 2020

GIVING OPPORTUNITIES: • Individual Giving • Corporate Sponsorships • Can Do Luncheon Event • In-kind Donations • Giving through AmazonSmile, Baker’s Plus, SHARE Omaha and TAGG • Planned Giving VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES: Mentors – Our Mentoring Program is one-on-one mentoring between a caring adult and a student who attends our after-school program. Mentor and mentee matches typically meet one hour a week on-site at our center.

Program Volunteers – Volunteers are paired with staff to assist in carrying out program activities in our STEMsmart Academy (science, technology, engineering, mathematics, strength, music, art, reading, tutoring). Group Volunteer Projects – Kids Can has special projects throughout the year such as painting, grounds clean-up or community events, which are great opportunities to get your group or company involved. Can Do Event Team – We are looking for volunteers to assist in the creation and promotion of our annual Can Do Luncheon honoring individuals and organizations with the “can do attitude” that make our community great!

WISH LIST: • Donations of any amount

• Volunteer your time

• Attend our Can Do Luncheon

• Board games and puzzles

• Follow us on social media and spread the word

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Our mission is to serve as a supportive resource and compassionate voice for lives touched by mental illness and suicide.

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ONNECTING PEOPLE TO resources is central to The Kim Foundation’s mission of improving lives through mental health and suicide prevention. Through its work, The Kim Foundation serves to bridge the gaps in mental health services and further encourages innovation that will enhance programs, expand services, strengthen organizational systems, and most importantly, transform lives. We focus on increasing awareness and promoting continued education related to mental illness and suicide. The Kim Foundation strives to break down the stigma often associated with seeking mental health care. We work to assure individuals and families touched by mental illness and/or suicide that they are not alone in their journey to recovery.

GIVING OPPORTUNITIES: Sponsor or purchase a ticket to our 2020 A Time for Hope & Healing event. Donate in honor or memory of someone lost to suicide. Make individual contributions to support a number of our programs. Become a corporate sponsor for our programs. VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES: Become a member of the Metro Area LOSS Team We have an ongoing recruitment process for volunteers to serve on our LOSS Team as a clinician, or someone who has lost a loved one to suicide. Our goal is to recruit 50 members for this team. If you are passionate about suicide prevention and postvention, call us today!

THE KIM FOUNDATION 13609 California St. • Omaha, NE 68154 Phone (402) 891-6911 www.thekimfoundation.org Executive Director: Julia Hebenstreit Board President/Chairs: Larry and Kathy Courtnage Board of Directors: Vicki Courtnage, Craig Wolf, Mark Wolf To volunteer contact: Lori Atkinson • (402) 891-6910 To donate contact: Julia Hebenstreit, Executive Director • (402) 891-6997 2020

WISH LIST: • Invite us to give a presentation at your school, church, service group or business on mental health, suicide prevention, community resources, or raising awareness and acceptance. • Opportunities to exhibit at community events, health fairs and conferences • Opportunities to further the conversation about mental health and suicide prevention • Support of our annual event, A Time for Hope & Healing

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Lolo’s Angels raises money for pediatric cancer research, runs blood and bone marrow drives, and raises awareness for all types of pediatric cancer.

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OLO’S ANGELS, INC. is a local nonprofit dedicated to raising money for pediatric cancer research. Our organization was formed by the Hacker family after their daughter, Lauren (Lolo) Hacker, fought her own battle with pediatric acuted myelocytic leukemia (AML) twice. Lolo wanted to help other kids in ways that had helped her during her treatment, and she mainly wanted to find a cure for those pediatric cancers that were receiving the least amount of donations to research and had the worst prognosis. Lolo has stayed on as an advisor and is the President of the Junior Board of Directors. Lolo’s Angels’ main goal is to raise money for pediatric cancer research and cancer treatment. In addition, Lolo’s Angels has pledged $100,000 to the NEW Children’s Survivorship Clinic to provide comprehensive treatment for children after cancer treatment. This program will help children survive and thrive after a difficult cancer journey. Helping all children with cancer is near and dear to the Executive Board and all the volunteers at Lolo’s Angels. Lolo’s Angels provides support for kids with cancer by running blood and bone marrow drives, sending cards and letters for encouragement, and running a Snow Day Toy Drive in winter to provide toys, games, and activities for children in longterm care at Children's Hospital & Medical Center. In addition, Lolo’s Angels helps raise awareness of pediatric cancer and works diligently in local national organizations to help promote research and advocacy for kids with all types of pediatric cancer.

GIVING OPPORTUNITIES: • All year: Donations to pediatric cancer research at https://lolosangels.org/donate/ • Omaha Gives! • September-Pediatric Cancer Awareness Month – Donor drive to prepare for our Oktoberfest event in October to raise money for research.

• #GivingTuesday • Winter Snow Day Toy Drive From Martin Luther King Day until Presidents’ Day – Look for opportunities to donate toys to Children’s Hospital & Medical Center and the Carolyn Scott Rainbow House.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES: • Be a member of our bone marrow drive committee No experience necessary. We will train you to work at our bone marrow drives to help find a match for people needing a life-saving bone marrow transplant.

• Event Volunteer We need volunteers at our events throughout the year. Volunteers help set up events, take tickets, and tear down events. Make sure you are ready to have fun and help kids with cancer, too!

• Business partners We need businesses to help sponsor our 3 events in order to reach our goal of donating $100,000 to the Children’s Survivorship Clinic.

• Cancer awareness volunteers Lolo’s Angels, Inc. is looking for volunteers who would like to help with cancer awareness projects in September for Pediatric Cancer Awareness Month.

Our team consists of an executive board, a junior board of directors from seven area high schools, and a Marian High School club dedicated to serving children and families in the local area. It is important to educate and mentor the next generation to solve the problems of the world today. To date, Lolo’s Angels, Inc. has donated $150,000 to research and treatment, run 56 bone marrow drives, and donated over $21,000 worth of toys to Children’s Hospital & Medical Center.

LOLO’S ANGELS, INC. 681 Hackberry Rd. • Omaha, NE 68132 Phone (402) 203-7392 www.lolosangels.org Founder and President: LesLee Hacker 1st Vice President: Sara Wachter 2nd Vice President: Megan Kaup Secretary: Robin Stewart Treasurer: Maureen Strahl Jr. Board Director: Halli Tripe To volunteer email LesLee Hacker at pwh2003@hotmail.com 2020

WISH LIST: • $1,500 in underwriting for informational brochures • $800 in underwriting to cover the rental of tables, chairs, and linens for fall Oktoberfest event • Underwriting for promotional T-shirts • Underwriting of cost to provide iPads for teens with cancer

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UTHERAN FAMILY SERVICES OF NEBRASKA LFS expresses God’s love for all people by providing quality human care services that build and strengthen individual, family and community life.

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NE OF THE LARGEST human care organizations in the state, LFS leads as a faith-based organization that places the people we serve at the center of all of the programs and services we provide. With locations across Nebraska and in Council Bluffs, Iowa, LFS effectively delivers health and human care that meets individuals’ and communities’ social, cultural and linguistic needs. Care is provided through three core competencies:

GIVING OPPORTUNITIES: • Cost of one session of a parenting class that will reduce the risk of child abuse and increase the parenting skills of a struggling teen parent – $35

• Provide one hour of intensive therapy for a child suffering from the trauma of sexual abuse – $150

• Provide one hour of therapy that could save a clinically depressed person’s life – $110 • Provide one hour of case management/advocacy services to a refugee

• Behavioral Health programs provide mental health counseling; sexual abuse treatment; substance use disorder treatment; community support services; individual and couples counseling; support for active military, veterans and their loved ones; support to law enforcement confronted with an individual experiencing a mental health crisis; early childhood mental health therapies including trauma therapy; specialized therapies to help parents bond with their children to prevent child abuse and neglect; and the LFS RSafe® program providing therapy for children and families impacted by child sexual abuse. Our Health 360 Integrated Care Clinic in Lincoln, Nebraska, integrates mental health, substance use and primary care services to produce the best outcomes for you. Integrated care proves the most effective approach to caring for people with multiple healthcare needs. Learn more about integrated care at SAMSHA.gov Health 360, a partnership between Lutheran Family Services of Nebraska and Bluestem Health, provides an affordable, holistic approach to care, especially for the most vulnerable. • Children Services focuses on child welfare. Programs include foster care and adoption services; pre- and post-adoption support; pregnancy counseling, respite care, maternal health care and family support services; and education and support for parents with children prenatal to age five, including specialized parenting programs for teen mothers through the Centers for Healthy Families. • Community Services programs welcome and support newcomers fleeing persecution from all parts of the world. Services include refugee resettlement, acculturation, job training, ESL education, immigration legal services, health navigation, language interpretation and case management.

or immigrant to help them register their children in school, file their taxes, receive job training, navigate the health care system or learn about public transportation – $26.25 • Car seats for teen and/or low-income mothers – $60 each • New crib and mattress – $210 each

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES: • Babysit children during parenting classes at the Centers for Healthy Families in North Omaha, Council Bluffs and Fremont.

• Assist in collecting, organizing and managing donations to families in need. • Assist with events like Rally for Kids, 24Hours of Impact, Fremont Family Friends, golf tournaments, and more.

• Mentor and support refugees to succeed in their new lives in the U.S. • Tutor ESL students during private and classroom instruction. • Set up apartments for refugee families.

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LFS programs and services are available to anyone, regardless of age, race, religion or income. The work of LFS is supported by caring members of our community whose contributions help make services available to those unable to pay fees.

• New car seats for children of teen and low-income parents • 10-ride MAT bus passes for clients without transportation • Cleaning items for setting up refugee apartments

LUTHERAN FAMILY SERVICES OF NEBRASKA 124 S 24th St., Ste. 230 • Omaha, NE 68102 Phone (402) 342-7038 www.LFSneb.org Board Chair: Ralph Maldonado To volunteer, contact: Lacey Studnicka (402) 536-3513 • lstudnicka@LFSneb.org 2020

• Diapers and pull-ups (newborn to 5T) and baby wipes • New/nearly new kitchen items for refugee apartments • Retail gift cards for foster parents to purchase clothing for new children in their home • Toiletries (e.g. shampoo, toothbrushes, toilet paper, etc.) for setting up refugee homes • Children’s clothing (new-nearly new) – newborn to 5T to stock “Boutique” stores

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Madonna offers world-class physical and medical rehabilitation for adults and children. We specialize in brain trauma, spinal cord injuries, pulmonary, stroke and neurological diseases.

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n October of 2016, Madonna Rehabilitation Hospitals opened a 110-bed comprehensive post-acute care hospital in Omaha. Madonna’s Omaha Campus serves the nation’s most complex patients discharging from trauma care hospitals and other tertiary care hospitals from across the metro and the nation. Since opening its doors, the Omaha Campus has served patients from every hospital system in the metro area and patients from 34 states. Simply put: Madonna is world-class rehabilitation specializing in serving patients with brain trauma, spinal cord injuries, stroke, neurological diseases and severe pulmonary conditions. Madonna offers a combination of expert health care providers and clinicians, cutting-edge rehabilitation technology and state-of-the-art research to help children and adults with disabilities reach their highest level of independence. Additionally, Madonna’s vision to establish a Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R) residency program with the University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC) became a reality in 2018. This is the only PM&R residency program in Nebraska and in a five-state upper Midwest region. The Madonna family consists of highly trained experts in physical medicine and rehabilitation, lead by our team of physiatrists. Hospitalists, physical therapists, occupational therapists, speech language pathologists, recreation therapists, respiratory therapists, rehabilitation nurses and other clinical staff provide industry-leading medical treatment and therapies. Our teams focus on holistic rehabilitative care and may include neuropsychology, pastoral care, rehabilitation engineers and others who are relentlessly motivated to help patients rebuild their lives. Established relationships with acute care hospitals across the nation allow Madonna to provide patients a seamless transition into rehabilitation. Family members are encouraged to participate in therapy sessions. Specialized technology is used to maximize outcomes and custom solutions are often created for patients by Madonna’s Institute for Rehabilitation Science and Engineering.

GIVING OPPORTUNITIES: Pediatric Rehabilitation – From robotic walking equipment like the Lokomat, to indoor and outdoor playgrounds that promote therapeutic fun, generosity continues to make a difference in elevating the level of pediatric rehabilitation. Your gifts help children return to home, school and family.

Therapeutic Learning Center (TLC) – Helps prepare pediatric patients academically to overcome any limitation which prevents them from returning to school. TLC is offered to Madonna’s pediatric patients free of charge and relies completely on donations to operate.

Research and Technology – Madonna’s Research Institute is a living laboratory that develops technological solutions to aid in therapy and to return patients to their life roles. Donor support of the Research Institute helps fund equipment and pilot studies that lay the groundwork for world-class rehabilitation. Annual Hope Appeal – Helps Madonna sustain the mission of the hospitals by bridging the gap between what insurance reimbursement provides and the real cost of life-changing rehabilitation.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES: Angel Dog Program – Angel Dogs have been bringing a sense of home to patients at Madonna Rehabilitation Hospitals for more than 15 years. Anxiety, fears and loneliness have been lessened for many individuals who have received visits or met an Angel Dog in the hall. Numerous patients and their families have been given a refreshing welcome change in routine and something different to look forward to during a day filled with therapies.

Peer Mentoring Program – Madonna’s Peer Volunteer Program matches individuals with disabilities with people who are just starting the process of rehabilitation. Volunteers support, listen and share meaningful life experiences and provide hope for the future.

MADONNA REHABILITATION HOSPITALS – OMAHA CAMPUS 17500 Burke St. • Omaha, NE 68118 Phone (402) 401-3100 • (800) 403-3131 Madonna.org President and CEO: Paul Dongilli Jr., Ph.D. Vice President of Development: John C. Glenn Board President/Chair: Kevin Werts To volunteer contact: Marla Buresh, Volunteer Resources Coordinator, (402) 413-4500 • mburesh@madonna.org 2020

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AKE-A-WISH NEBRASKA ®

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AKE-A-WISH NEBRASKA serves the entire state of Nebraska with the headquarters in Omaha and satellite offices in Lincoln and Kearney. Our goal is to reach every eligible child in Nebraska.

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The Nebraska chapter was formed in 1983, and since then has granted over 2,700 wishes throughout the state, now averaging 110-115 wishes per year. Over 350 volunteers help spread and support our mission across the entire state.

• Blue Jean Ball Mission: Possible

• Wish Ball Wild About Wishes Saturday, February 15, 2020 at the Embassy Suites Lincoln Saturday, April 25, 2020 at the Hilton Downtown Omaha

• Wine, Whiskey and Wishes

Make-A-Wish has a unique purpose. We listen to the quiet whispers and hopes of these special children and then we make their wishes come true. Fear and fatigue are pushed aside by excitement that bubbles out in giggles and shy smiles. We replace riding in wheelchairs with traveling in stretch limousines. Doctor visits give way to a command performance by their favorite characters. Whatever their minds can conceive and their hearts can dream, we do our best to make reality. Wishes are the driving force behind all we do because, simply put, wish experiences transform lives. Wishes have proven physical and emotional benefits that can give children with critical illnesses a renewed sense of hope, and wishes not only help these children—they also have farreaching, positive impacts on their families and communities. There are few experiences more powerful than making a wish come true.

Thursday, May 14, 2020 at Champions Run, Omaha

• Holiday Gift Wrap Booth November 29-December 24, 2020 at Oak View Mall, Omaha

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES: Volunteers are always welcome and make it possible for us to carry out our mission. All volunteers must first attend a volunteer orientation. Currently we are looking for: • Spanish Interpreters • Wish Granters* As a member of a wish team, wish granters meet with the family,

Funding comes through donations from individuals, businesses, fundraising events, charitable trusts, bequests and foundations. Make-A-Wish Nebraska is a private, nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization with an annual budget of over $3 million a year. Program costs account for 83% of every dollar, and the money raised in Nebraska helps grant Nebraska wishes.

help the wish child determine the wish and act as a liaison between Make-A-Wish staff and the wish family during the wish process. Wish granters must be a minimum of 21 years old. (*requires background check)

• Airport Greeters* (Omaha area only) Meet and greet the families the night before their wish trip departure to help with any last-minute questions and also greet them at the airport after their trip. Flexibility is required as some flights get delayed and some changes occur in travel schedules. Must be a minimum of 21 years old. (*requires background check)

• Scrapbook Volunteers Each wish child receives a keepsake memory album that includes many photos of the wish. Creative and experienced scrapbookers are needed to create a beautiful keepsake memory album.

MAKE-A-WISH NEBRASKA 11836 Arbor St. • Omaha, NE 68144 Phone (402) 333-8999 • (800) 760-9474 www.nebraska.wish.org President/CEO: Brigette Young Board Chair: David Kirkwood Friends Council President: Stacy Feit Name of Guild/Auxiliary: Omaha Friends Council To volunteer or to donate contact: Courtney Cleveringa, Community and Medical Outreach Manager ccleveringa@nebraska.wish.org • (402) 333-8999 Ext. 2807

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WISH LIST: • Frequent flyer miles (United, American, Delta, Southwest, JetBlue) • Monetary donations

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ETRO AREA YOUTH FOUNDATION, INC. Western Iowa and Eastern Nebraska Optimists uniting to improve the quality of life for children and their families.

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HE METRO AREA YOUTH FOUNDATION (MAYF) was formed in 2006 by a group of Omaha-area Optimist Club members, who wanted to do more for families and children experiencing cancer. This all-volunteer group recognized that many organizations have been formed to help fight cancer, but there were not many resources available to the families who were in the middle of the fight. Our goal is to allow the families to focus on the children, not the money they owe. We hope to provide a short-term financial bridge. Many of these families were already struggling financially; a cancer diagnosis can often mean that only one parent can continue to work, adding to the burden. In the past two years alone, we’ve been able to provide over 120 families a chance to keep the water and power on, rent to stay in their apartment, a mortgage payment to keep their home and a chance to keep life as stable and normal as possible. The largest portion of funds raised is used by MAYF to directly pay for basic living expenses for families having financial difficulties while their child is being treated for cancer. We have established an application process and excellent relationship with the social workers at both hospitals who refer families with the most need. We pay rent, mortgage, water, gas, electricity, grocery, prescriptions, insurance and medical bills and provide gas cards to defray transportation costs. We primarily assist families from Nebraska and Iowa.

GIVING OPPORTUNITIES: Summer Bash for Childhood Cancer Fundraiser • Corporate Sponsorship • Attend Event • Donate Items to Auction • Visit our Website at summerbashforccc.org • Mail a Check to MAYF, Inc., P.O. Box 540772, Omaha, NE 68154 • Call (402) 510-4083

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES: • Volunteers to assist with planning and executing annual fundraiser • Volunteers to work MAYF sponsored events at Children’s Hospital & Medical Center and at Camp Quality

Lastly, we allocate funds to Camp CoHoLo and Camp Quality as we believe the camps provide invaluable experiences, allowing these kids to put cancer in the back seat and enjoy just being kids. Disbursements are also made to the children’s oncology departments at both Children’s Hospital & Medical Center and Nebraska Medicine. The funds are used for information packets given to newly diagnosed families and for small gift cards to gas stations for those struggling to pay for transportation to and from treatments.

METRO AREA YOUTH FOUNDATION, INC. P. O. Box 540772 • Omaha, NE 68154 Phone (402) 510-4083 summerbashforccc.org Board President: Gary Krebs To volunteer contact: Connie Mansfield • (402) 734-0270

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IDLANDS HUMANE SOCIETY To protect and nurture companion animals and enrich the lives of people who love them.

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HE MIDLANDS HUMANE SOCIETYopened its doors in January 2015, and we operate as the first and only humane society in Council Bluffs. We directly serve the city of Council Bluffs and Pottawattamie County in helping with stray animals, owner surrenders and adoptions. However, our reach is much farther as we adopt animals to those living in cities and counties all over Iowa, many areas in Nebraska and beyond. We are proud to say that in just five years, nearly 10,000 animals have either been adopted or reunited with their owners. We house and adopt primarily cats and dogs, but we also find homes for small animals such as rabbits, hamsters, guinea pigs, ferrets and birds.

GIVING OPPORTUNITIES: • Individual Gifts • Corporate Sponsorships • Event Sponsorships • In-Kind Donations • Tributes and Memorial Gifts • Bequests and Legacy Gifts • Online giving at www.midlandshumanesociety.org

Before a pet leaves with new owners, it is spayed/neutered, microchipped and vaccinated. Staff and volunteers play a vital role in helping these animals get healthy, gain confidence through socialization and maybe even learn a few new tricks. Donations help us with unexpected injuries and surgeries, medications and vaccines, health tests, food and treats and so much more.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES: • Dog walkers • Cat care • Animal enrichment activities • Adoption counseling • Off-site adoption events • Special events • Office assistance

MHS has three organized special fundraising events each year; our biggest is the Midlands Humane Society Annual Gala held each May. With over 500 people in attendance, the event raises over $150,000 and guests have a great time with the silent and live auctions, lots of animal interaction, dinner and a heartwarming video of animals being saved and in their forever homes! This year, we are proud to present our 3rd Annual Wags & Wheels Car Show in August and our 3rd Annual Halloween Howl 5K Fun Run/Walk in October. We work with a network of animal rescue organizations to expand an animal’s opportunity for adoption. MHS also operates a foster program where volunteers care for animals who are either too young for adoption or recovering from illness or injury. We often speak to groups and give tours of MHS to encourage volunteer service from our community members. Our current services to the public, other than adoptions, are to offer low-cost microchips, euthanasia and cremation options.

MIDLANDS HUMANE SOCIETY 1020 Railroad Ave., Ste. A • Council Bluffs, Iowa 51503 Phone (712) 396-2270 www.midlandshumanesociety.org Executive Director: Nikki Cruickshank Board President: Alex Gum To volunteer, contact: Mariah Garcia mgarcia@midlandshumanesociety.org • (712) 396-2263 To donate, contact: Kori Nelson knelson@midlandshumanesociety.org • (712) 396-2264 2020

WISH LIST: • Pet food (limited ingredients/no dye)

• Non clumping cat litter

• Pet treats

• Paper towels

• Canned cat food

• Office products: (paper, self-sealing envelopes, stamps, card stock, plastic sleeves)

• Disinfecting wipes

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EBRASKA CHILDREN’S HOME SOCIETY was established in 1893 by Rev. E.P. Quivey and his wife, Mary Eva Quivey. Within one year, NCHS had created 90 boards composed of more than 600 members statewide. Today, our signature services are Adoption, Foster Care and Family Support.

Adoption – No matter where a family is on their adoption journey, we are here to help guide them every step of the way. NCHS remains the only agency in the U.S. to offer adoption services at no cost. Services include: • Infant, Kinship and Foster Care Adoption • Parent Preparation • Post-Adoption Services Foster Care – Our foster care specialists provide foster parents with expert training and ongoing support to successfully mentor both the child and their family on the path to reunification. Services include: • Family Preparation and Support • Pathways to Permanency

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Family Support– Putting children first requires continuous attention to the wellbeing of the family as a whole. We provide a continuum of support to educate and empower all members of the family. Services include: • Individual Support • Youth Education • Parent Education

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GIVING OPPORTUNITIES: • Corporate Sponsorships • Individual Giving • In-kind Donations • Honor and Memorial Gifts • Event Sponsorships • Planned Giving VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES: • Join the BRANCH Board membership • Tutor parents finishing high school • Volunteer during fundraisers • Organize a fundraiser At every stage of growth, children are at the heart of all we do.

• Pregnancy Counseling • Early Childhood Education

NEBRASKA CHILDREN’S HOME SOCIETY 4939 S 118th St. • Omaha, NE 68137 Phone (402) 451-0787 • www.nchs.org CEO: Lana Temple-Plotz Board President/Chairman: Elizabeth Pantano To volunteer, contact: Tami Swanson • (402) 898-7766

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The Nebraska Humane Society protects, saves, and enriches the lives of animals in the communities we serve.

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HE NEBRASKA HUMANE SOCIETY is one of the 10 largest shelters in the country, touching the lives of more than 25,000 animals each year. We are an open entry shelter that takes in all companion animals who have no other place to go. NHS also provides animal control services to Omaha and Sarpy County. We work to rescue and return stray pets, investigate cruelty cases, and to serve our community by upholding the laws that protect pets and people. Staff and volunteers care for, heal and rehome more than 10,000 animals annually. All animals are spayed or neutered and microchipped and have first shots. Many spend time rehabilitating in private foster homes. Others get lifesaving surgeries and treatments.

GIVING OPPORTUNITIES: • Individual Gifts • Corporate Sponsorships • Companies Who Care • Event Sponsorships • Tributes and Memorials • Endowment and Planned Giving • Combined Federal Campaign

We also work to keep pets in homes by providing training classes, a free behavior helpline, a free pet-food pantry, pet food deliveries for meals-on-wheels clients, and a low-cost spay and neuter center. We offer summer camps, clubs, tours and birthday parties for children. We provide private cremation services for after-life care. And we work to provide pet-friendly events, pet-loss support and safe haven for pets of domestic abuse victims. NHS provides education, gives sanctuary, encourages adoptions and promotes responsible pet ownership—your one-stop pet resource.

• Online at www.NEHumaneSociety.org VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES: • Dog Walking and Enrichment • Cat Care and Enrichment • Adoption Counseling • Kids Program Proctors • Foster Families And more!

NEBRASKA HUMANE SOCIETY 8929 Fort St. • Omaha, NE 68134 Phone (402) 444-7800 www.nehumanesociety.org President & CEO: Nancy Hintz Guild : Friends Forever To volunteer contact: (402) 444-7800 Ext. 2222 To donate contact: Kathy Roum • (402) 905-3435

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• Canned chicken/Vienna sausage

• Blankets and towels

• Washable durable pet toys

• Soft treats

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HE UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL AUXILIARY and Clarkson Service League, with a combined legacy of service that goes back more than 100 years, joined forces to become the Nebraska Medicine Guild. The Guild supports future health care professionals through scholarships, and provides funding to hundreds of projects that enhance patient care and impact our community.

GIVING OPPORTUNITIES: • FUSION 2020: A Blend of Fun & Philanthropy – one of our largest

In 2014, following Nebraska Medicine rebranding, the Board of Directors voted to change the name to the Nebraska Medicine Guild (NMG). The new organization continues the long history of education, outreach, and fundraising that was the hallmark of The Clarkson Service League (CSL), founded in 1948, and the University Hospital Auxiliary (UHA), founded in 1977.

• Omaha Gives! • Clarkson Gift Shop & CornerStone Gifts • The Guild Clothing Closet

fundraisers. The FUSION luncheon proceeds fund scholarships for the next generation of healthcare providers from UNMC and Clarkson College in addition to funding projects impacting the patient experience at Nebraska Medicine.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES: Membership in the Nebraska Medicine Guild (NebraskaMed.com/Guild)

NEBRASKA MEDICINE GUILD 987509 Nebraska Medical Center • Omaha, NE 68198-7509 Phone (402) 559-4150 www.nebraskamed.com Guild Board President: Sheryl Cornett Guild Board President Elect: Samantha Wahl Vice President Fundraising: Christine Schulte Vice President Outreach/Education: Emily Milewski Treasurer: Leanne Cahill Recording Secretary: Erin Siebler Corresponding Secretary: MaryLee Moulton Advisor: Wendy Moore To volunteer contact: Stephanie Fryers, Manager (402) 559-4150 • sfryers@nebraskamed.com 2020

WISH LIST: • T-shirts • Sweatpants • Sweatshirts (L-3XL) • Gift Cards (Walmart, Target, Amazon, etc.) to purchase items for our patients

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GIVING OPPORTUNITIES: Capital Fund: NWRI is building a Wildlife Center and Veterinary Hospital in Omaha

• Is the wildlife partner for the Nebraska Humane Society.

and hopes to open by May of 2020. Donations to our Keep Nebraska Wild Campaign will help pay for renovations and rehabilitation facilities and supplies, and will give Nebraska one of the best wildlife rehabilitation hospitals in the country! To learn more about the campaign and track its progress, visit www.nebraskawildliferehab.org or e-mail campaign@nebraskawildliferehab.org.

EBRASKA WILDLIFE REHAB has a two-fold mission: To rescue, rehabilitate, and release native and migratory wild animals back into the wild and to educate people on how to live in harmony with wildlife and inspire them to take action to protect it. Each year, NWRI receives more than 7,000 wild animals needing skilled medical and rehabilitative care and returns them to the wild and handles more than 12,000 telephone calls and e-mail inquiries from the public. NWRI also:

• Trains and advises staff of NHS and other animal control agencies on how to safely and humanely handle wildlife calls.

Operating Funds: In our new Wildlife Center in Omaha, we will have additional staff and a state-of-the-art veterinary hospital. Your donation of operating funds will help ensure that we always have the staff and resources to respond to the needs of our community!

• Works with students in eight middle schools and two elementary schools each week, teaching the importance of our native wildlife and ecosystems, and helping them develop a relationship with nature.

Wildlife Medical Fund: Started in memory of NWRI volunteer Heather Johnson, this ensures that the unique medical needs of wildlife patients are always met. With your support, NWRI can save as many wild animals as possible and return them to a life in the wild.

• Hosts a High School Science Academy, providing a unique opportunity for high school students to partner with university professors, exploring advanced topics in biology.

Wildlife Education Programs: Innovative education programs are a critical part of NWRI’s mission. Funding for our out-of-school-time program through Collective for Youth, our High School Science Academy, and University Internship Program keeps these programs in our schools and brings resources to students throughout the state.

• Has a University Internship Program that gives students the opportunity to gain skills in veterinary medicine, wildlife management, animal husbandry, and other fields. • Provides dozens of other education programs for school and community groups each year.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES:

• Takes referrals from zoos, nature centers, veterinarians and government agencies to rescue and provide aid for wild animals.

(Training for volunteer positions will resume in the late spring of 2020.)

• Wildlife Center volunteer • Cage building

All of NWRI’s public outreach and educational initiatives together reach more than 25,000 students and other community members each year. NWRI takes on this monumental responsibility to the community with a small staff and a group of more than 100 dedicated volunteers.

WISH LIST: • Donations to our Keep Nebraska Wild Campaign • Business sponsorships for our Keep Nebraska Wild Campaign • Medical and veterinary supplies (see our website for list) • Towels, blankets, newspapers • Seasonal produce and tree nuts (acorns, black walnuts)

NEBRASKA WILDLIFE REHAB, INC. P.O. Box 24122 • Omaha, NE 68124 Phone (402) 234-2473 • www.nebraskawildliferehab.org Executive Director: Laura Stastny Board President: Phyllis Futch To volunteer contact:Laura Stastny, Executive Director (402) 234-2473 • info@nebraskawildliferehab.org 2020

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To engage the imagination and create excitement about learning.

INCE ITS INCEPTION IN 1975, Omaha Children’s Museum has been a welcoming place for families to disconnect from the outside world and reconnect with each other. Hands-on and interactive exhibits, programs and special events are designed to inspire children and provide a safe haven where they can play, learn and have a positive experience. The imaginative environment at Omaha Children’s Museum reaches beyond home and school experiences, nurturing growth and development as young children and their adults explore the world together.

GIVING OPPORTUNITIES: • Exhibit and Event Sponsorship • Corporate Sponsorships • In-kind Donations • Planned and Annual Giving • Membership • For The Kids Benefit VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES: • Rainbow Connector’s Guild • Hosting a corporate membership drive • Exhibit and event volunteers

OMAHA CHILDREN’S MUSEUM 500 S 20th St. • Omaha, NE 68102 Phone (402) 342-6164 www.ocm.org Executive Director: Lindy Hoyer Board President/Chairman: Russell Collins Guild Board President: Megan Hawk Name of Guild/Auxiliary: Rainbow Connector’s Guild To volunteer or to donate contact: Kelsi Weston, Education & Event Coordinator • (402) 342-6164 Ext. 446 2020

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The Omaha Community Playhouse is a performing arts organization that enhances quality of life through live theatre, professional touring and arts education.

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HE OMAHA COMMUNITY PLAYHOUSE is the largest community theatre in the nation! Founded in 1924, the visionaries who started the Playhouse set our course to be different from the typical community theatre. Now in our 95th season, the Omaha Community Playhouse has taken community theatre to a level previously unachieved and unimaginable. From our national-caliber productions to a magnificent state-of-the art facility, Omaha’s playhouse has been the product of hard work, creative talent and continued generosity.

GIVING OPPORTUNITIES: General Operating Support Rather than being restricted to a specific production

Our professional staff works side by side with emerging theatrical talents and thousands of community volunteers both onstage and backstage to produce yearround entertainment. We are also supported in this mission by community individuals and corporations who consider their generosity an investment in the culture of our city. This partnership between OCP and the greater Omaha community has given Omaha a unique position in the world of community theatre. While we celebrate the success of this theatre season after season, we remain always mindful of the community volunteers, local corporations and, of course, our loyal audience members and donors who brought this theatre to “Number 1.” This theatre has certainly come a long way since 1924, but the original commitment to presenting compelling work for the stage has always been and continues to be the number one priority of the Omaha Community Playhouse.

Planned Giving and Endowment Support Help secure the future of the

or program, general operating gifts allow OCP to use funds where there is greatest need within the organization. These gifts help us maintain our building, run our theatres, create productions, and provide education and outreach opportunities for youths and adults.

Production Sponsorships It takes a lot to put on a theatre production! Help underwrite an OCP show and receive special marketing and ticket benefits in return. OCP! These gifts ensure our artistic quality and progress for the benefit of generations to come.

Special Events Purchase a ticket to attend our 2020 Gala: Bourbon and Bluegrass, taking place Friday, March 27. Event sponsorships are available as well. For more information on any of these giving opportunities, contact the Development Department at (402) 661-8508 or development@omahaplayhouse.com. VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES: Actors Experience the thrill of performing! We rely on Omaha’s talent to bring productions to life. Check our website for audition information.

Backstage Backstage volunteer positions include, but are not limited to: running crew, lightboard, soundboard, spotlight, flyrail, shift crew, properties, special effects, wardrobe, scene shop, set/construction, lighting/electrics, etc.

“The Omaha Community Playhouse isn’t a mere building. It’s the spirit that’s been put into the Playhouse by thousands of volunteers over the years.”

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Office representatives who seat patrons, answer phones and sell tickets.

Administrative Administrative volunteers answer phones and greet daytime visitors. WISH LIST: • Season Subscribers – A number of great ticket packages are available; join today! • Share your story! – Has your life been changed by the Omaha Community Playhouse? Tell us how! • In-kind gifts – In-kind gifts help reduce our expenses. Needs include: laundry detergent, copy paper, rechargeable batteries, tools, landscaping and/or snow removal service and more. • Speaking engagements – Invite OCP to your workplace, a neighborhood event, a club or organization you attend or to speak with your friends and family. No group is too small! • Contributions of any amount make a difference!

OMAHA COMMUNITY PLAYHOUSE 6915 Cass St. • Omaha, NE 68132 Box Office (402) 553-0800 • Administrative (402) 553-4890 Toll Free (888) 782-4338 www.omahaplayhouse.com Executive Director: Katie Broman Artistic Director: Kimberly Faith Hickman Board Chairman: Mary Anne Ramge To volunteer contact: Tiffany Nigro • (402) 553-4890 2020

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HB HAS SERVED AS A PILLAR of hope for at-risk youth and families for 100 years! What began as an orphanage for young boys in 1920 has evolved into an organization serving more than 500 youth, young adults and families annually. OHB’s continuum of care is aimed at empowering individuals and families with the skills and confidence needed to transition from a state of crisis to one of safety and growth. OHB’s programs focus on helping clients achieve self-sufficiency and offer support in the areas of basic life skills, education, employment, housing, transportation, and behavioral and mental health. As OHB enters its next century, the organization’s commitment to adapt and grow to meet the ever-changing needs of the community continues thanks to supporters like you. Together we can transform a life and strengthen a community!

GIVING OPPORTUNITIES: Invest in Our Community Your investment in OHB through a cash gift helps individuals and families in our community be more productive, self-sufficient and successful, ultimately making the community we all share a thriving place to live.

Educate Our Youth Your gift to the OHB scholarship fund helps a high-schooler in our community realize his or her dream of going to college, oftentimes being the first in his or her family to attain higher education.

Open Doors Through Transportation Access to reliable, affordable transportation is one of the most common obstacles to success that the youth at OHB face. Your $55 gift can purchase one 30-day bus pass to help a young adult get to work, school and appointments while he or she also saves money to purchase his or her own vehicle.

Fill Hands and Hearts Individuals and families served by OHB are always in need of hygiene items, cleaning essentials and household goods. Consider hosting a drive at your work, church or school to collect these critically needed items.

WISH LIST: CONNECT OHB YOUTH WITH RESOURCES OMAHA HOME FOR BOYS 4343 N 52nd St. • Omaha, NE 68104 Phone (402) 457-7000 • Toll Free (800) 408-4663 www.OHB.org President & CEO: Jeff DeWispelare Board Chair: Kirsten Case To volunteer contact: (402) 457-7000 2020

• New or gently used furniture and new mattresses • Gift cards for clothes, shoes, backpacks or school supplies • Ticket donations for youth to attend various events in the community • Nonperishable household items, such as hygiene products, cleaning supplies or kitchenwares • Bus passes, bicycles, bike helmets and gas station gift cards • Essentials for children ages newborn to 5

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MILLION VISITORS have experienced world-class Broadway, jazz, dance, family and pop performances at the Holland and Orpheum. More than 350,000 students, teachers and community members have participated in our education and community engagement programs.

GIVING OPPORTUNITIES: Individual Gifts • Support Education and Community Engagement programs • Help maintain the Orpheum and Holland

O-pa’s programs go well beyond Omaha and cover all of Nebraska. Programs include:

Corporate Sponsorships and Corporate Circles of Giving • Support artists and ensembles in dance, jazz, National Geographic Live, Jazz on the Green, Summer Sounds at Highlander, 1200 Club and Education and Community Engagement programs

• Disney Musicals in Schools, free for grades 3-6 in partnership with Disney Theatrical Group

Major Gifts • Support capital projects that sustain and improve the Orpheum and Holland

• Nebraska High School Theater Academy, in association with the Broadway League, supports and advocates musical theater education for 8,000 Nebraska high school and middle school students

Planned Gifts • Secure a vibrant future for the arts in Omaha through an estate gift

• Musical Explorers school curriculum for student in grades K-2 with Carnegie Hall’s Weill Music Institute

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES: The Ambassadors • Provide patrons with quality customer service and a positive

• WeBop® early childhood jazz education program from Jazz at Lincoln Center • Jazz on the Green and Summer Sounds at Highlander are free community outdoor concerts that attract more than 50,000 annually

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Presenters Circle: • Donate your time and talent to support O-pa’s mission • Fundraise through the biannual Broadway Ball and Stage Party • Assist with education and community engagement programs

OMAHA PERFORMING ARTS 1200 Douglas St. • Omaha, NE 68102 Phone (402) 345-0202 O-pa.org President: Joan H. Squires Board President/Chairman: John Gottschalk Presenters Circle Board President: Rachel Stricklett Name of Guild/Auxiliary: Presenters Circle To volunteer contact: Joni Fuchs • (402) 661-8485

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MAHA PUBLIC SCHOOLS FOUNDATION Omaha Public Schools Foundation enriches students’ lives by funding learning experiences that inspire hope, open doors, and help students to achieve their dreams.

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MAHA PUBLIC SCHOOLS FOUNDATION is proud to raise and distribute funds throughout the district that support the mission of the Omaha Public Schools. Used to encourage innovative educational projects, development and opportunities, the funds OPSF administers have zero associated fees so that EVERY SINGLE dollar goes directly to the teachers and students we serve. Together with our partners and funders, we are leveling the playing field and ensuring that every child in the OPS district succeeds.

GIVING OPPORTUNITIES: Funding for OPS Capital Campaigns: • Burke High Stadium Renovations and Facilities Upgrade • South High Addition for the Visual and Performing Arts • Bryan High Urban Ag Career Academy • Benson High Career Academies • District Career Center • North High Stadium

Through key community partnerships, OPSF creates learning opportunities beyond the borders of the traditional classroom. With our partners, such as The Rose Theater, Joslyn Art Museum and Fontenelle Forest, students participate in sensory experiences that allow them to engage in new ways of learning that may not be otherwise available to them.

Programs: • Early Childhood Education Programs • Kids Club Before- and After-school Care • Classroom Field Trips • Student Transportation

Through funding, OPSF connects individuals and organizations with the business community in order to support initiatives that benefit OPS students and families. We administer scholarships that have been established in the honor of OPS teachers, administrators, students and supporters. OPSF is proud to offer graduating seniors access to these scholarships and help them achieve their higher educational goals.

Grants and Scholarships: • Teacher Classroom Grants • Future Educator Scholarships • Honors and Memorials

Many OPS elementary students need a safe and nurturing place to be during beforeand after-school hours. Kids Club fulfills that need with affordable, parent-paid, fully licensed programs at over 40 elementary schools within the district. Our trained specialists engage the kids with a range of quality activities so they can explore art, music, games, reading, sports and more!

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES: Kids Club offers employment opportunities for Childcare Directors, Assistant Directors and Aides for the before- and after-school childcare program, part time with split shift. Ideal for elementary education majors or any student. Call Omaha Public Schools Foundation at (531) 299-0250 for further information.

OPSF provides parent-paid early childhood classrooms in select OPS elementary schools throughout the district. Certified teachers and paraprofessionals work with these young learners to achieve specific benchmarks using Creative Curriculum. As an added benefit, families have access to before- and after-school care. OPSF offers a unique fundraising platform for principals and teachers within the district called Invest in Success. This program connects educators with interested individual, private and corporate investors. Funders select the project that they want to support by school, by teacher, by grade or by subject. THE OMAHA PUBLIC SCHOOLS FOUNDATION 3861 Farnam St. • Omaha, NE 68131 Phone (531) 299-0250 www.OPSFpossible.org Executive Director: Toba Cohen-Dunning Board President: Steven Kinkead For Employment opportunities: Omaha Public Schools Foundation • (531) 299-0250 2020

WISH LIST: • Donations for scholarships

• Bequests from charitable trusts

• Funding for teachers’ classroom projects (Invest in Success)

• Funding for Omaha Public Schools capital campaigns

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The Omaha Symphony’s mission is to enrich people’s lives through the exhilarating experience of live orchestral music.

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HE OMAHA SYMPHONY, a nonprofit professional orchestra, is the largest performing arts organization in Nebraska and a top regional orchestra. Established in 1921, the Omaha Symphony is celebrating 99 years of great music, education and community enrichment.

GIVING OPPORTUNITIES: Annual Fund Gifts to the annual fund allow us to reach individuals of all ages and backgrounds through concerts, education programs and community engagement. Each year, the symphony performs more than 100 concerts from free community events to main-stage concerts with world-renowned guest artists. Our music education programs provide nearly 25,000 local students and educators the opportunity to use music as a tool to develop skills of creativity. Corporate Sponsorships As a corporate sponsor, your business gains exposure in the community and increased name recognition. Whether on a promotional poster, in an on-air commercial or during a pre-concert announcement, your name is associated with the largest performing arts organization in Nebraska. The Omaha Symphony creates customizable performance and marketing benefits tailored to your business’s unique needs. Endowment and Planned Gifts Estate gifts and endowment contributions create a charitable legacy that benefits the Omaha Symphony now and for generations to come. Memorials and Tributes Gifts to honor or celebrate a person or event.

Under the leadership of Music Director Thomas Wilkins and Principal Pops Conductor Ernest Richardson, the Omaha Symphony is comprised of 42 full-time musicians and 28 part-time musicians, with additional players hired as repertoire requires. All orchestra members are highly trained, paid professionals. A versatile ensemble, the Omaha Symphony offers six mainstage concert series—MasterWorks, Symphony Pops, Symphony Rocks, Symphony Joslyn, Movies and Family—and brings many world-renowned popular and classical guest artists to Omaha to share the concert stage. Each season the Omaha Symphony reaches nearly 25,000 students throughout the region with a nationally recognized music education curriculum designed for preschool through high school. The Omaha Symphony provides professional workshops for young American composers and for Omaha-area music teachers. The symphony also partners with social service agencies, arts groups and academic organizations to provide engaging programs for thousands of individuals diverse in age, background and opportunity. Partners include Creighton University, Omaha Salvation Army, El Museo Latino, Completely KIDS, Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts, Omaha Conservatory of Music, Joslyn Art Museum, Omaha Area Youth Orchestras, Omaha Public Schools and others.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES: The Omaha Symphony Guild and the Council Bluffs Guild of the Omaha Symphony are long-time volunteer contributors, providing funding and support for the orchestra’s education programs.

OMAHA SYMPHONY ASSOCIATION 1905 Harney St., Ste. 400 • Omaha, NE 68102 Phone (402) 342-3836 www.omahasymphony.org President & CEO: Jennifer L. Boomgaarden Chairman: D. David Slosburg Omaha Symphony Guild Board President: Donna Brennan Council Bluffs Guild of the Omaha Symphony President: Kelsey Stupfell To support contact: Melanie Thornton, VP of Development • (402) 661-8575 2020

WISH LIST: • Subscribers and single-ticket buyers – Treat yourself to great music at great prices! • Trade partners and in-kind gifts – Contact us to discuss creative partnerships! • Contributions of any size – Whether an annual campaign donation or a multi-year pledge to the endowment, your support is deeply appreciated. • Corporate sponsorships – Gain exposure in the community while supporting the largest performing arts organization in Nebraska.

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To help grow an environment where wonder can live and education can thrive.

OVERING MORE THAN 130 ACRES, Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium is one of the rare, special places that evokes two powerful, concurrent emotions: a sense of wonder and a profound responsibility. It is the proud mission of the Omaha Zoo Foundation to help grow an environment where wonder can live and education can thrive. We seek your support to continue creating world-class exhibits that delight and educate people of all ages, while protecting and preserving an increasingly fragile natural world and the wildlife that calls it home. To preserve, we must educate. Supporting the Omaha Zoo Foundation means supporting our dedicated efforts toward enhancing the knowledge of the general public about the wondrous, but often endangered, wildlife showcased at Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium—and beyond.

GIVING OPPORTUNITIES: • Help build and renovate exhibits • Support our Animal Care Fund by becoming a ZooMama or ZooDaddy • Become a Patron Member • Gifts in memory or honor of loved ones • Legacy Gifts and Gift Planning VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES: • Be an advocate for the Zoo and become a Zoo Docent • Help prepare animal diets as a Diet Kitchen Volunteer • Event volunteer

If you join us in believing in the profoundly important and unique mission of Omaha’s Zoo and Aquarium, there are a number of ways you can lend your support. For more information about the many options for giving, please contact us in any of the ways listed below.

OMAHA ZOO FOUNDATION 3701 S 10th St. • Omaha, NE 68107 Phone (402) 738-2073 OmahaZooFoundation.org Chairman of the Board: Lee G. Simmons, DVM President & CEO: Tina Cherica Vice President of Development: Kiley Thiele To volunteer: Kathy Vires • kathyv@omahazoo.com 2020

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NEWORLD COMMUNITY HEALTH CENTERS, INC. OneWorld, in partnership with the community, provides culturally respectful, quality health care with special attention to the underserved.

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that everyone deserves access to the best health care possible, regardless of economic or insurance status. As a federally qualified health center (FQHC) we provide comprehensive primary health care, dental care, mental health/substance abuse services, affordable medications and supportive services. OneWorld focuses on meeting the primary health care needs of the community, and provides care regardless of an individual’s income, insurance coverage, without differentiation or consideration of race, sex, disability, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, immigration status or ability to pay.

Monetary giving from individuals helps OneWorld provide services to patients who are in financial need. Services include immunizations, physicals, dental visits and prescription assistance for families and children. Corporate sponsorships are available for businesses in the Omaha area who want to align with our organization and help us serve our community. Sponsorships are available for OneWorld events, such as the Milagro Dinner and Back to School Bash patient appreciation day, and include recognition opportunities and event tickets.

OneWorld has served the Omaha community since 1970 and celebrates 50 years of transforming lives in 2020. The organization began as a free clinic run by volunteers, and today employs over 500 people at 13 clinical locations in Omaha, Bellevue and Plattsmouth including two clinics specially designed for teens and young adults, two mobile dental clinics, four School-Based Health Centers, the Learning Community Center of South Omaha and a health window at the Consulate of Mexico in Omaha. In 2019, OneWorld clinics cared for 49,000 patients from 70 ZIP Codes and are accredited by the Joint Commission as ambulatory care clinics, certified as Patient-Centered Medical Homes (PCMH), and recognized by the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) for LGBTQIA+ quality.

In-kind non-monetary gifts from our wish list support our mission and directly benefit our patients. We also accept silent action items for our annual Milagro Dinner. VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES: • Baby Boutique volunteer • Clinical volunteer • Event help

• Childcare volunteer • ESL assistance • Food Pantry help

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Behavioral Health • Medical • Optical • Quick Sick Clinic • School-Based Health Centers Specialty Care Referral Ultrasound and Women’s Health

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ONEWORLD COMMUNITY HEALTH CENTERS, INC. 4920 S. 30th St., Ste. 103 • Omaha, NE 68107 Phone (402) 734-4110 www.oneworldomaha.org CEO: Andrea Skolkin Board President/Chairman: Correen Harrell To volunteer contact: Angie Washington, Volunteer Supervisor, (402) 502-8917 2020

Baby Boutique • Care Coordination Case Management • Enrollment in Medicaid Health Promotion and Disease Education Programs Homeless Health Care • Interpreting & Translation Medicaid Enrollment • Mexican Consulate Health Window Reach Out and Read • Ultrasound and Women’s Health WIC (Women, Infant, Child) Program

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HE FIRST TIME SOMEONE COMES TO Open Door Mission, they are often driven by an urgent physical need for food and shelter from street life—even for a short while. But thankfully, what happens once they arrive can have a lasting impact. At Open Door Mission they find shelter—not only from the storms that bring harsh weather, but also from the storms of life. Each day, Open Door Mission’s campus offers 917 safe, shelter beds to people experiencing homelessness, serves over 3,500 nutritious meals to feed the hungry, and provides homeless preventive resources to more than 1,000 people living in poverty to empower them to remain in their own homes. We realize there are many worthwhile causes and ministries you could choose to be a part of, and we never take your gift for granted. We hope the heartfelt mutual concern we share for our neediest neighbors will convince you that Open Door Mission is worthy of your support. As we work together, we can truly make a difference in our community!

GIVING OPPORTUNITIES: Hungry for Food, Hungry for New Life: You can provide 10 hot, nutritious meals for hungry and homeless men, women and children for just $21.50. Visit www.opendoormission.org today! Heartland Hands Club: Faithful donors who commit to a monthly gift providing basic needs to hungry and homeless men, women and children each year at Open Door Mission. Contact Gwynne Gonnerman, Heartland Hands Coordinator, at (402) 829-1536 or ggonnerman@opendoormission.org for more information. Memorials and Honorariums: Gifts in any amount can be made to Open Door Mission in honor of or in memory of a loved one. Please include name and address so an honorarium/memorial card acknowledging the gift may be sent to the appropriate individual. Securities, Charitable Gifts: Donations of stocks, property, or gift cards are always gratefully received. Please consult a professional for specific details or contact Mike Johnson, Chief Financial Officer, for additional information at (402) 829-1558 or mjohnson@opendoormission.org. Planned Giving: One very important aspect of planning for the future is to take time to consider your overall financial and estate plans. Consider making a difference in the lives of the hungry and homeless while leaving a legacy gift. Please don’t hesitate to contact Candace Gregory at (402) 829-1502 or cgregory@opendoormission.org with any questions.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES: Please volunteer just 2 hours a month…

OPEN DOOR MISSION 2828 N 23rd St. East • Omaha, NE 68110 Phone (402) 422-1111 www.opendoormission.org President/CEO: Candace Gregory Board Chairmen: Kelly Loneman Guild Board President, Name of Guild/Auxiliary: Wanda Meador, Friends of the Mission To volunteer contact: Garrett Ross, Volunteer & Partner Director (402) 829-1504 • volunteer@opendoormission.org 2020

2 hours a month x 12 months = 24 hours a year. That’s one day of your year that will change lives forever. Schedule your life-changing volunteer experience today! We have varying opportunities for every age, group size, and gifting. Contact Garrett Ross at (402) 829-1504 or volunteer@opendoormission.org with any questions. Walk-Ins welcome: Sort, organize and shelve donations of clothing and housewares at the Timberlake Outreach Center or one of our Family Outreach/Donation Center locations (Council Bluffs and Elkhorn). You will be helping to empower low-income individuals and families to remain in their own homes. Check out specific hours and addresses online, but no reservation is needed! Friends of the Mission: This is a volunteer organization that supports and aids the work of Open Door Mission. Meetings are held the first Tuesday of every month, starting at 11:30 a.m., with lunch and testimonies from current program students. Optional service projects follow the meeting.

WISH LIST: • Men’s socks and underwear • Toddler toys • $10 gift cards to Walmart or Target • Matchbox and Hot Wheels car sets • Play-Doh sets • Sports balls

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Opera Omaha’s mission is to enrich the quality of life in our community by creating professional opera and music theater, which uniquely combine the visual and performing arts to express humanity’s deepest emotions and highest aspirations.

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S THE ONLY PROFESSIONAL OPERA COMPANY in the state of Nebraska, Opera Omaha produces shows from the earliest operas to those composed by the current generation of artists. In addition to a season of dynamic and compelling productions presented at the Orpheum Theater, the multi-faceted ONE Festival exemplifies innovation within the art form. The company is internationally known for its productions of eight world premieres and four American premieres. It is also highly regarded for an extensive community engagement program which includes a groundbreaking civic action initiative, the Holland Community Opera Fellowship—work that is key to Opera Omaha’s ongoing transformation from a performing arts organization to a cultural resource for the community.

GIVING OPPORTUNITIES: The Annual Fund Continually expanding Opera Omaha’s family of supporters will ensure that Opera Omaha can serve as a cultural asset to Omaha for Omaha. Every gift is appreciated.

Artist and Production Sponsorship The wonderful artists, beautiful costumes and spectacular scenery you see on stage are made possible by production sponsorships. There are numerous opportunities for donors at many different levels. Community Programs and Education Opera Omaha works with community partners and school programs to introduce opera to people of all ages. Discover how your gift can help change lives by inspiring others. Memorials and Honorariums Remembering your loved ones or recognizing an achievement or milestone in our souvenir program book is a wonderful way to honor individuals.

Opera Omaha’s community programs offer opportunities that extend beyond the stage, including educational and community partnership programs that reach 20,000 individuals and students across the metropolitan area. Now in its third year, the Holland Community Opera Fellowship brings community-minded, entrepreneurial artists to live and work in Omaha. They serve as ambassadors of the company by developing relationships with community leaders, and designing and implementing unique projects combining artistry, musicianship, leadership, advocacy, and citizenship. Additionally, Opera Omaha continues to offer free pre-production activities, including Lunchtime Previews, Prelude Talks, Opera in Conversation and many activities across the community.

Planned Giving Join generous donors who have included Opera Omaha in their estate plans. Your personal legacy will provide art for generations to come. Matching Gifts Does your employer offer a matching gift program? Please check with your Human Resources office to see if, with your company’s help, your gift will go even further!

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES: The Opera Omaha Guild – is a group of men and women dedicated to supporting the Company with fundraising and opera education efforts. Members plan and promote events such as Cotillion (etiquette classes for area sixth-graders), social luncheons, and educational activities.

Opera Omaha is proud to collaborate with other arts organizations in the community including Film Streams, Joslyn Art Museum, KANEKO, Gallery 1516, the Omaha Symphony, the Omaha Area Youth Orchestra, and the Omaha Conservatory of Music, as well as individual artists working in multiple disciplines.

Craftsman’s Guild – Since 1962, the men and women of the Craftsman’s Guild have lent their stagecraft skills in the areas of wardrobe, makeup, wigs, concessions and parties, meeting the backstage needs of guest artists and crew.

ONE Festival – Volunteers will play a large role in the ONE Festival, an Opera Omaha event in Spring 2020 that will bring artists from around the world to collaborate in Omaha, bringing original works to life, integrating with the local cultural community, and crafting inspiring and unexpected theatrical, visual and musical experiences.

The Opera Omaha Chorus – professional singers from Omaha, Lincoln and surrounding communities. Auditions are scheduled at various times throughout the year and are posted on operaomaha.org.

OPERA OMAHA 1850 Farnam St. • Omaha, NE 68102 Phone (402) 346-7372 www.operaomaha.org General Director: Roger Weitz Board Chairman: David Brown Guild President: April Nebel To volunteer contact: Rebecca Ihnen • (402) 346-7372 Ext. 0 Follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram 2020

Supernumeraries – volunteers who appear on stage in non-speaking, non-singing roles, much like being an extra in a movie. Tweet Seats – Those who are social media savvy with great knowledge of the Twitter-verse attend the final dress rehearsal of each opera and tweet throughout the production, offering real-time reviews before opening night.

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Journey Beyond Vision

UTLOOK ENRICHMENT creates opportunities for people living with vision loss to achieve personal and professional growth and experience a more inclusive community. Outlook Enrichment helps anyone dealing with vision loss find the resources they need, learn how to use technology to stay independent, find out about employment opportunities and stay active through recreation and cultural activities. From teaching them how to use today’s technology without vision to helping them enjoy a theater performance with audio description to being their eyes when biking or hiking—we strive to enhance the lives of our blind neighbors.

GIVING OPPORTUNITIES: Schedule a Donation: Be a Vision Monthly Partner with a $20/month automatic donation. Choose this option when you donate at outlookne.org/support. Make a Cash Donation: Quick and easy online at outlookne.org/support or mail a check to Outlook Enrichment, 4125 S. 72nd St., Omaha NE, 68127.

Donate Gift Cards & Goods: Gift cards/certificates and merchandise for raffle prizes and silent auctions; transportation gift cards (MOBY, Uber, Share-A-Fare) to help our clients participate in programs.

Outlook is among the top 10 tours for visitors to the Omaha area. Visit outlookne.org to register for our monthly Insights & Impact luncheon and tour.

Attend an Event: Plan now to attend Tee It Up Fore Sight golf outing (June) and Vision Beyond Sight Dinner and Dessert in the Dark (October).

The Need: • 15,000 people in the metro area have vision loss that interferes with daily living activities and employment. This will more than double because of the prevalence of diabetes and our aging population.

Sponsor an Event: Multiple opportunities at our community-wide Vision Resource Fair (April), Tee It Up Fore Sight golf outing (June) and Vision Beyond Sight Dinner and Dessert in the Dark (October).

• More people in our region experience vision loss than homelessness, and most vision loss cannot be corrected or reversed.

Plan a Future Donation: Make a gift that lives beyond your lifetime with a bequest to our Legacy Fund. We can work with your tax, legal and investment advisers to ensure your wishes are followed.

• 1 in 4 of us is at risk of severe vision loss today. • Private insurers and Medicaid do not cover the costs of services and products that help those experiencing vision loss connect with their communities and enjoy life to the fullest. Outlook Enrichment relies on donor support to fund its programs.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES: PE teachers, physical trainers and therapists, coaches – Assist with recreational activities such as biking, bowling, swimming and more.

Artists and art teachers – Bring a tactile element to art workshops for the blind. Bicyclists – Ride tandem with someone who needs your eyes to participate in our tandem biking club.

Professionals – Donate your time to mentor those with visual impairment in life skills like budgeting, interviewing and time management. Teens – Meet your community service requirements for school or other organizations by volunteering to help in the office or at events.

To volunteer, visit outlookne.org/volunteer or call (402) 614-3331. OUTLOOK ENRICHMENT 4125 S 72nd St. • Omaha, NE 68127 Phone (402) 614-3331 www.outlookne.org Executive Director: Donna Faust Aman To volunteer contact: outlookne.org/volunteer or call (402) 614-3331 2020

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Partnership 4 Kids’ mission is to mentor kids for college today and careers tomorrow.

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ARTNERSHIP 4 KIDS (P4K) ends the cycle of poverty for our students by providing a comprehensive blend of goal setting, mentoring, college access and career exploration services, which inspire hope and an internal belief that they can—and will—obtain a family-sustaining career.

GIVING OPPORTUNITIES: Contribute gifts of cash, securities, real estate, employee match or through a bequest Donate in-kind gifts or services Sponsor a school or a student event such as a college visit, a career tour, family engagement event, or year-end celebration Become a “Bike to Success” sponsor, and reward a deserving student with a new bike with helmet and lock Become a “College Care Package” sponsor, giving a first-generation college student a great start Attend and support agency fundraising events

Today, there are more than 3,000 youth from under-resourced communities in North and South Omaha participating in P4K programs from pre-kindergarten through postsecondary education. P4K programs are offered at no cost and give children, teens and young adults a solid foundation for lifelong success, stewarding them through critical academic transitions through middle and high school, and providing continued support and resources (ex: peer mentoring, career shadowing and job placement) in their postsecondary pursuits. By design, each year of P4K programming builds upon the prior year, becoming more in-depth as the child ages. P4K programming includes:

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES: Become a Goal Buddy! Goal Buddies work with elementary students twice per

• Book Buddy Program (reading readiness; pre-k-3rd grade) • Goal Achievement Program (goal-setting, proficiency in literacy, life skills development, with an introduction to the P4K group mentoring model; 4th-6th grade) • Group Mentoring Program (group mentoring, leadership, career and college exploration, and case management; grades 6-10) • P4K University (summer career exploration workshops; grades 7-10) • Post-Secondary Program (post-secondary access, support and individual case management; grades 11 through college graduation).

month during the school day.

Become a Group Mentor! Group Mentors work with middle and high-school students an average of twice per month, after school. Join P4K Service League! P4K Service League members promote the mission and work of Partnership 4 Kids and assist with agency fundraising events. Become an events volunteer! Partnership 4 Kids event volunteers staff fundraising events and help to secure auction donations.

Office support Assistance is always needed in the office with scanning, filing, organizing, and supporting student events.

P4K is unique in the youth service arena, directing the only school-based group mentoring program in the metro area that boasts a structured program curriculum and consistent mentor support. P4K is also the first No Excuses University (NEU) certified nonprofit in the U.S. (a nationally recognized program that centers around a culture of universal achievement towards higher education for all students, no matter their socioeconomic status.) P4K touts student outcomes that are unparalleled, including a 98% high school graduation rate, a 92% college enrollment rate and a 94% college persistence rate. PARTNERSHIP 4 KIDS 1004 Farnam St., Ste. 200 • Omaha, NE 68102 Phone (402) 930-3000 www.p4k.org President: Debbie J. Denbeck Board President/Chairman: Dr. Ward Chambers Guild Board President, Name of Guild/Auxiliary: Patrick Burke, Partnership 4 Kids Service League To volunteer contact: Deb Shaw, External Recruitment Supervisor • (402) 557-6380 2020

WISH LIST: • Dorm supplies for first-generation college students • Cultural event tickets allowing mentees/mentors to share new experiences • Children’s books to promote literacy in low-income homes • School supplies to give students a great start to the school year • Office supplies (copy paper) to assist with reducing overhead expenses

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ROJECT HARMONY IS A NONPROFIT, community-based organization that has served more than 42,000 children during the past 23 years by providing a child-friendly environment in which specially trained professionals work together to assess, investigate and resolve child abuse cases. In one centralized location, Project Harmony co-locates with the Omaha Police Department Child Victim/Sexual Assault Unit and Domestic Violence Unit, Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services/Division of Children and Family Services initial assessment and child abuse hotline, Lutheran Family Services and Child Saving Institute. Project Harmony grew out of the vision of several Omaha community professionals and advocates to create a better system of protection for abused and neglected children. Today, Project Harmony is one of the largest child advocacy centers in the nation. This is not due to an overwhelming volume of abuse, but due to the level of collaboration that comes together to address the issue—collectively. Project Harmony would not be where it is today without the generous support of the Omaha community. Together, we can end child abuse.

Due to the terrific response of the program and partnership growth, Project Harmony has been able to serve close to 6,000 children in the last year through our early intervention and response services and provide training to more than 15,000 individuals.

PROJECT HARMONY CHILD ADVOCACY CENTER 11949 Q St. • Omaha, NE 68137 Phone (402) 595-1326 www.ProjectHarmony.com Executive Director: Gene Klein Board Chair: Erin Owen To volunteer, contact: Lauren Peterson, Development Specialist • (531) 301-5035 2020

GIVING OPPORTUNITIES: To allow for ongoing partnering and expansion of services, Project Harmony needs your continued support through monetary and in-kind donations.

• Make a Donation at ProjectHarmony.com • Purchase Items from our wish list found at ProjectHarmony.com • Support our Facility Dog If you would like to help sponsor Project Harmony’s facility dog, please make a donation at ProjectHarmony.com and leave a comment that it is for Woody’s care.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES: Volunteers are very important to the success of our organization and help us provide the highest quality care and service for the children and families at Project Harmony. Currently, volunteers are scheduled on an as-needed basis when we have special events or projects that arise. Please contact Lauren Peterson to be added to an email list for upcoming opportunities. Here are some other impactful ways you can support children and families.

• Host a donation drive • Sponsor a fundraising event • Join the Project Harmony Service League

WISH LIST: • Brand-new car seats and booster seats • Pack and Plays • $5 and $10 gas cards • Gift cards to Target and Walmart for families

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PROJECT HOUSEWORKS:Home Solutions for Seniors provides low-income seniors in our community free home repairs and modifications that allow them to age in a safe and healthy home.

GIVING OPPORTUNITIES: Investing in Project Houseworks changes lives for low-income elderly homeowners living in unsafe and unhealthy homes.

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PROGRAMS: • Home Repair Program: A program that allows homeowners to stay in their homes by providing free critical plumbing and electrical repairs, roof replacement and other renovations requiring immediate attention. • Home Modification: The program is designed to allow elderly homeowners with disabilities to remain in their homes and prevent unnecessary institutionalization by providing free home modifications intended to increase independence, safety and security. • Powering Hope: Project Houseworks and IBEW Local 22 partner twice a year to provide free electrical repairs for seniors in our community. Volunteer electricians dedicate hours of service to repair and replace outlets, light fixtures and assess whole-home electrical issues for future repair or replacement. • Warm the Metro: Members of the Heating and Cooling Contractors Association collaborate with Project Houseworks annually to provide free furnace safety checks to low-income senior homeowners who qualify for Project Houseworks. • Brush Up: Teams of volunteers paint homes for seniors in need annually in August.

One-time or recurring donations Planned giving Corporate donations and employee giving Corporate volunteer experiences

PROJECT HOUSEWORKS 2316 S 24th St. • Omaha, NE 68108 Phone (402) 965-9201 www.projeccthouseworks.org Executive Director: Lynette Farhart Board President: Fred Lopez To donate contact: Lynette Farhart • lynette@projecthouseworks.org

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ROMISE 4 PAWS SENIOR DOG SANCTUARY Our mission is to provide a loving, home-like environment for senior dogs for the remainder of their lives.

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ONDERING WHAT WE DO at Promise 4 Paws Senior Dog Sanctuary?

Promise 4 Paws Senior Dog Sanctuary is just that...A sanctuary for senior dogs. Our Mission is to provide a loving, home-like environment for senior dogs for the remainder of their lives. We continuously strive to keep the dogs’ lives as normal as possible and give them the love they deserve. The first step to achieve that? Give them an actual home. When you come to the sanctuary, you won’t see dogs in kennels. You’ll see 30 or so dogs roaming the yard, napping on big, comfy dog beds, chewing on toys and doing everything that your typical dog is doing at home.

GIVING OPPORTUNITIES: • Individual Gifts • Corporate Sponsorships/Gifts • Event Sponsorships • Tributes/Memorials • Endowment/Planned Giving For more information call Cathy at (402) 669-3224 VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES: • Daily shifts • Overnight shifts • Cleaning / laundry • Food preparation • Events and so much more!

WISH LIST: PROMISE 4 PAWS SENIOR DOG SANCTUARY 1027 S 3rd St. • Council Bluffs, IA 51503 Phone (402) 669-3224 • (402) 660-5236 www.promise4paws.com To donate, contact: Cathy Graeve or Tiffany Barrett • (402) 669-3224

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Deliver life-changing rehabilitation and care. • Protect dignity, instill purpose, and create hope. • Commit to excellence.

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HANKS TO A TEAM of unrivaled expert clinicians with a passion for unprecedented innovation, the nation’s premier center for traumatic brain injury and spinal cord injury rehabilitation is right here in Omaha. QLI tailors rehabilitation to each individual, making recovery specific and relevant to their lives. Each year with the support of many community partners, QLI relentlessly helps hundreds of families return to a new and purposeful “normal” following catastrophic injury. QLI is the center of choice for families across the nation who face the daunting task of rebuilding their lives after injury.

GIVING OPPORTUNITIES: Your generous support willdirectlyimpactthefamiliesQLIserves. Givingopportunitiesincludecorporategiving,individualgiving,in-kinddonations, honorarium and memorialgifts,eventsponsorships,andendowmentandplannedgiving. Additionally, QLIisa proudpartnerofTAGG,AmazonSmile,and SHARE Omaha.Please designateQLIas your nonprofitofchoicewhenusingTAGGandAmazonSmile,andaccessour “shopforgood” listonthe SHARE Omahawebsite.Generaldonationscanbemadeonline (www.teamQLI.com) ormailedto: QLI • 6404 N 70th Plz., Omaha, NE 68104 • Attn: Development

QLI is located on a 70-acre campus near 72nd and Sorenson Parkway. To arrange a visit, contact Jen Karolski at jkarolski@QLIomaha.com. Visit our website at www.TeamQLI.com, or follow us on Facebook, Twitter (@QLIrehab) or Instagram (QLIrehab).

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES: QLI has a variety of volunteer roles available, including opportunities to work directly with rehabilitation clients, and opportunities to assist with on-campus projects and corporate events. QLI’s volunteer program matches the applicant’s strengths and passions to roles that best serve the needs of QLI and the needs of the volunteer themselves. If you are interested in learning more about QLI’s volunteer program and opportunities therein, please contact Jen Karolski at jkarolski@QLIomaha.com or (402) 573-3738.

QLI: Unrivaled. Relentless. HERE.

QLI 6404 N 70th Plz. • Omaha, NE 68104 Phone (402) 573-3700 www.TeamQLI.com President: & CEO: Patricia Kearns Board President/Chairman: Walt Griffiths, Legal Counsel, Kutak Rock LLP To volunteer contact: Jen Karolski, Director, Marketing/Development (402) 573-3738 • jkarolski@QLIomaha.com 2020

WISH LIST: QLI’s innovative Life Path Services program systematically helps individuals and families return to a meaningful path in life following catastrophic injury. Unfortunately, despite its proven impact, this critically important part of QLI’s clinical model is not funded by most insurance companies. Contributing to QLI’s Life Path Services Fund ensures that the individuals who need QLI’s unrivaled services have the resources and time they need to maximize their recovery and re-engage in life. To learn more about how you can help, contact Mike Joyce at (402) 573-3700, or mike.joyce@QLIomaha.com

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Providing hope and restoration to victims and survivors of human trafficking.

OUNDED IN 2013, Rejuvenating Women began as a social media support page for women who had experienced shame. Rejuvenating Women’s outreach soon grew to include weekly in-person support groups, and as attendance grew, Rejuvenating Women’s Executive Director, Julie Shrader, realized there was a great need in Omaha for human trafficking survivors to find healing. To meet these needs, Rejuvenating Women began to offer Omaha’s only programming specifically designed for victims and survivors of trafficking. In summer of 2016, Rejuvenating Women purchased a 5,500-square-foot restoration home to house and rehabilitate up to 10 trafficking survivors for up to two years. In September of 2017, the Restored Wings Residential Program officially began. The program offers trauma-informed individual and group counseling; case management; mentorship; staff coordination and attendance at medical, dental psychological, and vision appointments; equine therapy; tattoo branding removal; life-skills education; and other services all free of charge.

GIVING OPPORTUNITIES: • Monthly, recurring donations (set up your donation at www.rejuvenatingwomen.com/donate) • Purchase tickets and sponsorships at Rejuvenating Women’s Restored Wings Gala (September 10, 2020) • Support Rejuvenating Women during Omaha Gives! (May 2020) VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES: Rejuvenating Women has a variety of volunteer opportunities available, from being a one-on-one mentor with a survivor in our program, to helping with administrative tasks or fundraising. Visit www.rejuvenatingwomen.com/volunteer for a list of volunteer opportunities and apply to volunteer.

What does Rejuvenating Women do in aiding victims of Human Trafficking and helping to combat trafficking? Rejuvenating Women works to increase community awareness; coordinate the identification of human trafficking; and assist in community education, advocacy, provision of culturally and linguistically sensitive victim services, and efforts to ensure the investigation and prosecution of traffickers. Rejuvenating Women provides a Bible-based context in which women trapped in modern-day slavery and/or survivors of trafficking are given HOPE, shelter at our Restored Wings Home, anonymity, security and freedom. Rejuvenating Women partners with several agencies and organizations to better support and help victims and survivors of human trafficking.

Rejuvenating Women TOGETHER FREEDOM

REJUVENATING WOMEN P.O. Box 207 • Boys Town, NE 68010 Phone: (800) 402-0601 24/7 Housing Helpline: (833) 2FreeMe (237-3363) www.rejuvenatingwomen.com President/Executive Director: Julie Shrader To volunteer or to donate contact: Allie Knouse (402) 915-1393 • allie@rejuvenatingwomen.org 2020

WISH LIST: • Programming books for our therapeutic group therapy sessions (contact for more details) • Over-the-counter medications (Tylenol, eye drops, cough drops) • Gas and grocery gift cards • Walmart gift cards • Pocket folders, three-ring binders, white cardstock, reams of paper

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GIVING OPPORTUNITIES: • League of Extraordinary Givers At RMHC in Omaha, we take

In other words, at RMHC we take extraordinary measures to create ordinary times.

• Corporate & Event Sponsorships We have four exciting events every

Our mission is to create and operate programs that directly improve the health and well-being of children. We strive to do so by providing opportunities that strengthen children and families during their most difficult and challenging times. The specific purpose of RMHC is to support access to care, reduce financial burden, provide psychosocial support keeping families together, enhance clinical experiences and outcomes, and help families resume normalcy.

• Planned Giving Provide a lasting legacy to RMHC and the families we support. • In-kind Gifts We are always in need of various household supplies and food items

extraordinary measures to create ordinary times for our families. By joining the League of Extraordinary Givers (LXG), you’re showing that you’ll do the same. LXG members receive invitations to RMHC in Omaha events, RMHC swag, and online recognition, if desired. To join, set up a recurring gift of at least $20 per month, which sponsors one night for one family each month. Donations accepted at rmhcomaha.org. year: Keynote Luncheon, RMHC Golf Tournament, Wings and Wheels Gala, and Kids and Clays Sporting Clays Tournament.

to care for the families and maintain the House. We also enlist the help of organizations who donate services (printing, yard care, etc).

• Pop Tabs More than 600 groups collect an average of 30 million pop tabs every year for us to recycle for cash to pay the electricity bill all year long for the House.

With 40 rooms and more than 14,600 lodging nights annually, normalcy is established by providing warm beds, hot showers, meals, laundry facilities, familyfriendly kitchens, playrooms, and a playground—all of the basic essentials of home. We also provide educational and artistic programs for all members of the family. Additionally, the Ronald McDonald House environment includes a built-in support system where families are able to connect with each other forming an interdependent network of resources and collaboration. The cost to provide our services is approximately $120 per night, per family. Families are asked to pay $20 per night, but no family is ever turned away due to an inability to pay.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES: • Meals that Heal Every night, a different group will sign up to plan, shop for and cook dinner for the families. On weekends, groups can serve breakfast or dinner.

• Events Friendly and fun volunteers are always needed at our signature events and third-party fundraisers.

• Pop Tabs Individual and group opportunities are available to help us track and transport pop tabs to the recycling center.

• Activities for Families Plan a game night or afternoon of arts and crafts for the families. Tickets to family events are always welcome.

• Front Desk This is the hub of the House and friendly, helpful individuals are vital to help families and visitors.

• Big Red Friday Sell limitied-edition Husker flags at the start of the football season.

RONALD MCDONALD HOUSE CHARITIES IN OMAHA 620 S 38th Ave. • Omaha, NE 68105 Phone (402) 346-9377 www.MakeItOrdinary.com Chief Executive Officer: Lindsey Rai Kortan Board President/Chairman: Dr. David F. Mercer, Nebraska Medicine To volunteer contact: Emily Mozer, Volunteer and Events Director • (402) 346-9377 2020

WISH LIST: • On-the-go breakfast items (granola bars, K-cups, etc.)

• Disinfecting wipes

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The Salvation Army, an international movement, is an evangelical part of the universal Christian Church. Its mission is to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and to meet human needs in His name without discrimination.

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HE SALVATION ARMY OF OMAHA is a faith-based nonprofit organization. Its three community centers—Omaha Citadel Corps, Omaha North Corps and the Omaha Kroc Center—as well as the Burrows Center and Renaissance Village, are uniquely situated to meet the diverse needs of our metro-area neighborhoods. From after-school programs and summer camps to food pantries and behavioral health programs that support those struggling with mental illness, The Salvation Army of Omaha sustains the bodies, minds and spirits of our most vulnerable neighbors. The Salvation Army of Omaha helps those in need more than 200,000 times each year, providing food, housing, material assistance, youth development, older adult services, behavioral health, anti-human trafficking, emergency disaster services and more. During the devastating floods of 2019, 100% of the more than $2.8 million raised by The Salvation Army directly supported flood-relief efforts. The Salvation Army also provided more than 72,000 flood clean-up kits, 40,000 meals, 48,000 beverages and 41,000 snacks to flood survivors.

GIVING OPPORTUNITIES: Online Donations When you give locally, you ensure your neighbors get the help they need. Visit SalArmyOmaha.org.

Red Kettle Campaign Give to the red kettles at locations throughout the Omaha metro during November and December. Planned Gifts Bequests, charitable gift annuities, and gifts of stocks, bonds, mutual funds or property are just some of the legacy gifts that will impact lives for years to come. For more information call our Planned Giving Department at (402) 898-5913. Salvation Army Thrift Stores Donate in-kind items or vehicles by calling (402) 342-4135 or visiting SATruck.org. Fast and free pick-up service is also available. Adopt-a-Family Radiothon Sponsor a family in need at Christmastime. VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES: Bell Ringing Choose your preferred location and time by visiting registertoring.com. Winter Night Watch Serve the hungry and homeless December through February. Back to School Backpack Program Help organize and sort school supplies and stuff backpacks that are then distributed to kids in need in August.

Food Pantry Sort food items and stock shelves at two different Omaha locations. Disaster Services Help respond to disasters by distributing food and supplies, aiding clean-up and more.

THE SALVATION ARMY 10755 Burt St. • Omaha, NE 68114 Phone (402) 898-7700 salarmyomaha.org Divisional Leaders: Majors Greg and Lee Ann Thompson Executive Director of Development: Jeff Beckman Director of Integrated Communications: Todd Andrews Omaha Advisory Board Chair: Dave Bishop Women’s Auxiliary President: Karen Wilson To volunteer contact: Kay Weinstein – Director of Metro Volunteers Kay.Weinstein@usc.salvationarmy.org • (402) 898-6000 2020

WISH LIST: • Monetary donations – give online at salarmyomaha.org • Corporate partnerships • Nonperishable foods and bottled water • New backpacks and school supplies • New summer fans

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OUNDED IN 1975, Siena Francis House provides emergency overnight shelter, meals and clothing to people experiencing homelessness, as well as case management, addiction treatment and recovery services and permanent supportive housing. Siena Francis House has a “low barrier” policy, in that we try to never turn away any individual who comes to us, regardless of the circumstances that led them to be in need of our services. Exercising a philosophy of welcoming hospitality, Siena Francis House is dedicated to providing all of our services to the homeless with respect and dignity, including those often viewed as “most difficult to serve”: homeless persons who may be mentally ill and/or chronically addicted.

GIVING OPPORTUNITIES: Siena Francis House provides our homeless services of emergency overnight shelter, food and clothing, at no cost to those who find themselves in need of our services. As such, we rely primarily on the generosity of the community for our operational expenses. Having sufficient supplies is also crucial. For example, each month we need 5,000 rolls of toilet paper and enough soap for 5,760 loads of laundry. Please visit www.SienaFrancis.org to make a financial contribution, donate in-kind materials or volunteer.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES: Siena Francis House’s main volunteer activity is serving meals to our guests. Meal serving volunteers dish up food onto trays and deliver the trays to guests who are seated at tables in our dining room. This opportunity is available in the evenings every day of the year. Volunteers also serve a brunch every Sunday and on major holidays. Evening dinner meal volunteers are needed from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. Volunteers who serve brunch on Sundays and major holidays are needed from 10:30 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. All persons who wish to volunteer must schedule ahead of time with our Volunteer Coordinator (contact information below).

While immediate needs such as food and shelter are always met first, all Siena Francis House programs have one ultimate goal in mind: to assist every guest with a housing plan. It is the case that—each and every day and evening of the year—Siena Francis House serves more meals and provides more nights of shelter to individuals experiencing homelessness than any other shelter in city, state and region. Of the approximately 5,600 people who experienced homelessness in the Omaha/Council Bluffs metropolitan community in 2018, over 60% were provided services at Siena Francis House.

Other volunteer opportunities include helping sort donations such as clothing and personal care items, helping with special projects and special events that arise from time to time, and conducting gatherings of items from our daily needs list. For information regarding all volunteer opportunities, please contact volunteer@sienafrancis.org.

Additional Siena Francis House Information:

WISH LIST: We appreciate receiving in donations in-kind/material items that help our organization provide services to our guests, including food, clothing and personal care items. For a complete list of needed items, please go to www.SienaFrancis.org.

• Is a 501(c)(3), independent, non-denominational, nonprofit charitable organization, with all financial support able to be deducted, by donors, to the full extent of the law. • Charity Navigator – America’s largest independent evaluator of nonprofit organizations, has awarded the Siena Francis House their highest rating—4 stars—in recognition of our commitment to utilize financial contributions efficiently, ethically and responsibly in the furtherance of our mission of serving the homeless. • Siena Francis House has a new emergency shelter facility which provides safe and secure housing for 450 individuals experiencing homelessness. • Serves three meals each day for our guests and anyone in the community. • Siena Francis House operates a 79-person Miracles Addiction Treatment and Recovery Program—including transitional housing—administered by state-licensed counselors.

SIENA FRANCIS HOUSE 1702 Nicholas St. • Omaha, NE 68102 Phone (402) 341-1821 www.SienaFrancis.org CEO/Executive Director: Linda Twomey Board Chair: Jo Williams To volunteer:Contact our volunteer coordinator at volunteer@sienafrancis.org

• Siena Francis House offers 48 permanent supportive housing apartments for disabled, formerly homeless individuals. • Case Management Program links guests to resources, programs and services to help them be housed—and maintain housing—out in the community. • Siena Francis House provides all of our homeless services at no cost to guests. 2020

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is a Catholic, parish-based, direct-aid organization that brings together women and men to grow in their spirituality through service to neighbors in need. Serving Omaha neighborhoods since 1868, we are part of an international organization linked by the common mission of our patron St. Vincent de Paul. The primary goal of the Society is the spiritual growth of its members, which allows us to more fully reflect God’s love to all the neighbors we encounter; our ultimate call is growing community.

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GIVING OPPORTUNITIES: Support the mission and programs financially. The Society of SVdP is a 501(c)(3) organization, relying entirely on financial donations to respond to the increasing community needs. Shop SVdP Thrift Stores: 21st & Leavenworth, 24th & Q St., 807 Tara Plaza - Papillion, OUR NEW STORE at 90th & Fort by Baker’s. Spread the word about the needs of the community through facebook.com/svdpomaha.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES: Respond to the call to serve the most vulnerable. Visit the website for volunteer opportunities:

• Helpline responder • Ozanam Outreach worker • Special events • Food pantry team • Garden Angels • Thrift store volunteers

WISH LIST: • Event sponsors SOCIETY OF. ST. VINCENT DE PAUL | OMAHA PO Box 241201 • Omaha, NE 68124-5201 Phone (402) 779-8499 www.svdpomaha.com Board & Council President: Kevin Engelkamp Executive Director: Marty Smith To volunteer or to donate contact: Nya • (402) 341-1688 2020

• $25 monthly, Disciple of Charity membership

• Non-perishable, non-expired pantry items

• $100 monthly, Apostle of Charity membership

• New or gently-used thrift store items; winter coats, all sizes

• A $300 donation covers one month’s utilities

• Monetary donations of any size supports the mission

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GIVING OPPORTUNITIES: Monetary Donations You can provide shelter and supportive services for

Pettigrew Emergency Homeless Shelter: • 86 beds per night – 1,488 clients served annually • Four private family rooms include restrooms and computers with internet access • Three meals per day

• 1 person for $25 • 4 people for $100 • 10 people for $250. You can feed • 1 person for a week for $31.50 • 5 people for a week for $157.50 • 10 people for a week for $315.

• Online donations on our website at www.stephencenter.org or through our Facebook page.

HERO Substance Abuse Treatment Center: • 64 residential beds (32 men/32 women) • State-licensed, CARF accredited • Long-term and short-term residential care • Non-residential intensive outpatient treatment • Juvenile intensive outpatient treatment

• Mail check or money order to: Stephen Center ATTN: Chief Development Officer 2723 Q St. Omaha, NE 68107

• Phone credit card: (402) 715-5442 Item Donations • Gently-used clothing items and food items can be delivered to the Stephen Center loading dock • Hold a donation drive within your company, church or school • Gently-used clothing, furniture and household items can be delivered to the Stephen Center

Permanent Supportive Housing Apartments • 62 total units with three free meals per day • HUD-modeled supportive housing apartments for low-income and disabled individuals and families • Occupancy based on income, disability and homelessness status • For individuals and families transitioning from homelessness to independent housing

Advocate • Like us on Facebook @StephenCenterOmaha • Follow us on Twitter and Instagram @StephenCenterNE

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES: • Thrift Store • Holiday loading dock help

Stephen Center Thrift Store • Located at 5128 S 24th St. • Accepts donations of clothing, furniture and household items • Jobs and job training for our clients • Clients staying in our homeless shelter shop at NO COST • All proceeds support Stephen Center programs

• Client interaction • Shelter office • Deep cleaning/organizing • Sunday Family Game Days

STEPHEN CENTER, INC. 2723 Q St. • Omaha, NE 68107 Phone (402) 715-5442 www.stephencenter.org Executive Director: Michael Wehling Chief Operations Officer: Christine Salvatore Chief Development Officer: Teri Corcoran Board President: John Andreasen Guild President: Beth Settles To volunteer contact: Devon Lee (402) 715-5445 • devon.lee@stephencenter.org 2020

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• Bedding (pillows, linens)

• Paper items (toilet paper, paper towels)

• Undergarments (all ages)

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Save lives by meeting the most critical needs in our communities and investing in breakthrough research to prevent and cure breast cancer.

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USAN G. KOMEN GREAT PLAINS is a resource for many to learn about breast health and to support breast cancer survivors, those living with incurable breast cancer, and their families. We take a comprehensive 360-degree approach to fighting breast cancer across all fronts. We advocate for patients, drive research breakthroughs, improve access to high-quality care, offer direct patient support and empower people with trustworthy information. Since its founding in 1994, Komen® Great Plains has invested more than $9 million in community-based services and more than $3.9 million in breast cancer research.

Your support funds local programs that provide breast health education, breast cancer screening, and treatment support for those in need who would not otherwise have access. In the last year alone: • More than 5,700 people received breast health education • More than 3,400 free or low-cost breast cancer screenings were provided • 500 breast cancer survivors received support Working together, we can continue to take action to achieve Komen’s Bold Goal – to reduce the number of breast cancer deaths by 50 percent in the U.S. by 2026. Join our fight. Save lives.

SUSAN G. KOMEN® GREAT PLAINS 8707 W Center Rd., Ste. 101 • Omaha, NE 68124 Phone (402) 502-2979 www.KomenGreatPlains.org Executive Director: Kristin Hunter 2020/21 Board of Directors, President: Deb Graeve To volunteer or to donate contact: Angela Phillips, Development Manager • (402) 502-2979 Ext. 1202 2020

GIVING OPPORTUNITIES: • Attend or sponsor our events • Pink Ribbon Affair – April 18, 2020 • Metastatic Breast Cancer Symposium – May 15-16, 2020 • Lincoln Breast Cancer Survivor/Thriver Luncheon – August 1, 2020 • More Than Pink Walk (formerly Race for the Cure) – October 11, 2020 • Make a monetary donation • Host your own fundraising campaign • Support community outreach Individuals and businesses can support breast health education and mammograms for uninsured women

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES: • Help in our office with general office duties • Volunteer to help with community outreach, fundraising events and campaigns • Plan and implement special events for Komen® Great Plains For more information about getting involved, contact info@komengreatplains.org or visit the ‘Get Involved’ section on our website at www.komengreatplains.org

WISH LIST: • Office supplies

• Printing/copying

• Postage/mailing services

• Video and creative services

• Signage and advertising

• Food and beverage

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ISITING NURSE ASSOCIATION Delivering community-based care that provides peace of mind, quality of life, and independence.

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OR MORE THAN A CENTURY, VNA has provided expert care, perspective, innovative leadership, and timely solutions around health issues impacting our community. VNA’s trusted quality of care and industry-leading outcomes have made us the in-home care provider of choice among area physicians, patients and families. As health care evolves, VNA advances. Our team of more than 400 compassionate health care and caregiving professionals continually adapt to meet each client’s ever-changing needs, with a vision of how health care should be delivered next.

GIVING OPPORTUNITIES: Financial contributions to VNA provide a safety net of care for our most vulnerable friends and neighbors in the Omaha and Council Bluffs communities: older adults, young parents, homeless individuals, those with disabilities, children, and more. Charitable gifts fund a range of community-based programs that change lives for the better and ensure all those in need have access to VNA’s in-home care services. Your contribution today helps shape tomorrow’s care for those who need it most.

Choose VNA for in-home health care, hospice, and flu/immunization services. When you choose VNA, you not only receive the highest quality health care in your home, but also support those who cannot support themselves through our nonprofit programs.

VNA believes everyone deserves the best care, deserves kindness, and deserves to feel better at home. We foster a healthy, thriving community by providing expert and compassionate care to all who need it—regardless of their age, station in life, or available resources.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES: Hospice volunteers Hospice is dedicated to providing compassionate care to patients facing terminal illness. Volunteers help by offering companionship as well as caregiver relief, or may choose to assist in bereavement or clerical duties. Training is provided.

VNA’s trusted programs include: • • • • • • • • • • •

VNA Home Health: certified in-home health care services VNA Hospice and Palliative Care: reliable support at the end of life VNA Home Infusion Pharmacy Parenting support: services for mothers, children and families Flu and immunization services Homeless shelter public health nursing Breast cancer patient support School health programs Easterseals Nebraska Workforce Development Easterseals Nebraska AgrAbility Easterseals Nebraska Camp and Respite

Office and clerical volunteers Volunteers assemble packets, file/copy paperwork, do data entry, or help with mailings. These volunteers are crucial to VNA’s day-to-day operations and are needed on a weekly, biweekly and monthly basis, as well as for special projects. Special event volunteers Throughout the year, VNA needs volunteers to assist with special events such as our annual Art & Soup Fundraiser.

VISITING NURSE ASSOCIATION (VNA) 12565 W Center Rd., Ste. 100 • Omaha, NE 68144 Phone (402) 342-5566 • (800) 456-8869 www.vnatoday.org President and CEO: James C. Summerfelt Board President/Chairman: John Marshall, Silverstone Group To volunteer contact: Celeste Sully Feuerbach, Volunteer Coordinator • (402) 930-4143 To donate contact: Dr. Carole Patrick, Vice President of Development and Communications • (402) 930-4018 2020

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OMEN’S CENTER FOR ADVANCEMENT (WCA) Assisting victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, human trafficking and stalking, and their children to achieve safety and empowering them to lead self-determined lives.

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HE WCA SAVES HUNDREDS OF LIVES each year. It is the go-to place for anyone in the Omaha area who is experiencing domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking or human trafficking. Our free, high-quality services address our clients’ immediate safety needs and help them to grow into independence over time.

GIVING OPPORTUNITIES: • Attend and/or sponsor our events: • Tribute to Women – Thursday, June 11, 2020 at the Omaha Marriott Downtown at the Capitol District

• TGIF! – Friday, October 2, 2020 at the Omaha Design Center • Make a monetary donation to the WCA on our website or through Omaha Gives! Contact Erin to learn more. • Volunteer with the WCA. Contact Jacquie to learn more. • Donate gently-used women’s career clothing, accessories and shoes. • Host a drive for one of the wish list items below.

Visit us on the web at www.wcaomaha.org or call (402) 345-6555 for more information.

Questions about giving contact Erin at erin.mulligan@wcaomaha.org or (402) 345-6555 Ext. 341

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES: • 24/7 Hotline • Administrative tasks • Clothing Closet (retail-like boutique for clients) • Girls Leadership Academy

WOMEN’S CENTER FOR ADVANCEMENT (WCA) 3801 Harney St. • Omaha, NE 68131 Phone (402) 345-6555 • 24/7: (402) 345-7273 wcaomaha.org President & CEO: Amy Richardson Board President/Chairman: Annette Devine Guild Board President, Name of Guild/Auxiliary: Katie McDonnell, WCA Partners Guild To volunteer contact: Jacquie Gordon JacquieG@wcaomaha.org • (402) 345-6555 Ext. 242 2020

WISH LIST: • Basic toiletries • Diapers and wipes • Women’s clothing • Non-perishable boxed meals

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To serve homeless and near-homeless youth by providing critically-needed resources which empower them to become self-sufficient.

OR THE LAST 45 YEARS, Youth Emergency Services has been providing services and programs to homeless and near-homeless youth ages 12-21.

Programs offered: • Street Outreach / Street Outreach Center: YES Outreach Staff seek out youth in crisis and offer basic need items and emergency supplies. Youth are invited to visit the Street Outreach Center to receive additional services including a hot meal, a warm shower, laundry services and the opportunity to meet with a nurse. • Emergency Shelter:A short-term housing solution for youth needing immediate shelter. • Maternity Home: A program that supports and provides long-term housing for pregnant and/or parenting teen mothers. • Transitional Living Programs: Offers youth long-term services while living in apartment-style housing and working with case managers to set and accomplish goals. • Mentoring: Every youth in our Transitional Living Program and Maternity Home has the opportunity to be matched with a mentor.

Causes of youth homelessness: • Abuse: Nearly half of homeless and runaway youth cite physical or sexual abuse as the reason they left home. • Foster care: Foster care youth are discharged from the state at age 19, often lacking income, education and social support. • Sexual orientation: More than 25% of LGBTQ teens are rejected by their families and end up on the streets. • Pregnancy: Many young mothers run away or are kicked out because they are pregnant. Effects of youth homelessness: • Instability: With no permanent address, it’s virtually impossible for homeless youth to attend school, get a job and secure housing. • Survival sex: One in four youth has traded sex for survival means such as food, clothing and shelter. • Violence: This year, more than 6,000 homeless youth will die from assault, illness or suicide.

GIVING OPPORTUNITIES: Monetary Donations Your cash gift is vital to the mission of ending youth homelessness. Additionally, many companies will match your generous donation. Gifts can be made via the YES website and placed in honor or memory of a loved one or special occasion. Event Sponsorship/Attendance YES hosts two annual events including a golf outing in May and Dance for a Chance in August. For more information about the events, sponsorships or event tickets, please visit the YES website, www.yesomaha.org.

In-kind Donations Hygiene items, teen and baby clothing, diapers, food and drinks. VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES: Organize a Drive or Fundraiser Organize a drive to secure items on the YES Wish List. Each program has different needs for the youth it serves. Provide a Meal YES serves over 800 meals a month. Help by preparing meals off-site and delivering them to our Street Outreach Center ready to be served to our youth who visit daily. This facility is open Monday-Saturday with varying hours and numbers of youth served each day. Tip Top Thrift Shop Volunteer Donate, shop, or volunteer! Tip Top Thrift Shop is a committed partner in raising funds for YES. Help our mission prosper by sorting donations, cashiering or assisting customers at the store. Tip Top is located in the heart of Benson at 5910 Maple Street. Mentor Join our mentoring program and invest in Omaha’s youth. Provide support and guidance to young mothers in our Maternity Home or young adults in our Transitional Living Program.

YOUTH EMERGENCY SERVICES 2679 Farnam St., Ste. 205 • Omaha, NE 68131 Phone (402) 345-5187 www.yesomaha.org Executive Director: Mary Fraser Meints Board President/Chairman: Jeff Ziemba To volunteer or to donate contact: Barb Farho, Director of Development (402) 345-5187 • bfarho@yesomaha.org 2020

WISH LIST: • Twin and full bed sheet sets • Household supplies • Full-size deodorant and body wash

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LET US HELP YOU PROMOTE YOUR EVENTS by creating a free account on our calendar page and registering your event info using our BEFORE YOUR EVENT/AFTER YOUR EVENT resources

PROMOTE YOUR GIVING AGENDA in our weeklyCONNECTOR E-newsletter and other mobile & online resources, on our FACEBOOK page, and in the pages of our bi-monthly publication:

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OURTEOUS KIDS LIFE LAUNCH Cultivating character, confidence and compassion in young people in Nebraska and beyond.

N 2013, Courteous Kids fulfilled its dream of becoming a nonprofit. This allowed us greater reach in providing life skills programming to more Omaha youth. With additional grant funding, often overlooked student populations have had access to this important character-building curriculum. In 2018, we served 3,700 youth in such life skills programming as basic social skills, dining and business etiquette, and student service learning programs.

OUNDED IN 2005, Bethlehem House provides emergency housing for women, infants and youth. It is a community-funded, faith-based nonprofit organization providing social services, at no cost, to families. Structured programming and case management by a trauma-informed staff help women develop life skills, build accountability, gain financial literacy, and set goals though a 12-course Family Life program. GIVING OPPORTUNITIES:

GIVING OPPORTUNITIES: • SHARE Omaha Wish List • Amazon Smiles • Giving Tuesday • Omaha Gives! • Courteous Kids Website

Donations Monetary donations, in-kind donations and donations to The Humble Lily, operated by Bethlehem House. The Humble Lily is a high-end resale boutique for women’s clothing and accessories located at 10730 Pacific Street, Suite 114. All proceeds support the programs and residents of Bethlehem House.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES: Volunteer opportunities are available at The Humble Lily, both on the sales floor and back room. Bethlehem House also welcomes volunteers. Visit the Bethlehem House website for details and contact information.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES: Volunteer opportunities vary and are updated as needed and posted on the SHARE Omaha website and the Courteous Kids website.

WISH LIST: • Diapers • Diaper cream • Wet wipes

• Personal care items • Gas cards • Gift cards

WISH LIST: • It would be wonderful to have our own teaching classroom with kitchen facilities to run our life skills programs.

BETHLEHEM HOUSE 2301 S. 15th St. • Omaha, NE 68108 Phone (402) 502-9224 www.bethlehemhouseomaha.org

COURTEOUS KIDS –LIFE LAUNCH P.O. Box 641682 • Omaha, NE 68164 Phone (402) 651-1696 www.courteouskids.org Email: info@courteouskids.org

Executive Director: Holly Sak, RN Board President: Linda Maher To volunteer or to donate: Visit the Bethlehem House website

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Build quality, energy efficient, affordable homes to assist families in realizing a safe, secure, stable living experience while strengthening and revitalizing their neighborhoods.

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IRST RESPONDERS put their lives on the line for us every day. They are the first people on the scene when an emergency occurs. While everyone else is running away, these brave men and women are running towards dangerous situations to save and protect the people of our community. First Responders Foundation is Nebraska’s premier social impact organization supporting first responders and their families. We provide first responders and their families support, vital resources and appreciation through programs and events.

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GIVING OPPORTUNITIES:

Financial gifts help us provide programs for first responders and the community including: • First Responders Support Team for mental and emotional well-being. • Awards of Excellence Scholarships for first responders’ children. • Appreciation Lunches for first responders. • JAVELAN service dogs for first responders and veterans. • Home Safety Program provides free carbon monoxide/smoke detectors for low-income families. • Tri County Fire Corps classes for youth to learn about careers in firefighting. • Supporting K-9 Units, Mounted Patrol, and Alley the Arson Dog

Fundraising is a year-long effort. We have a direct mail campaign in the fall, a Golf Event in July and a link on our website to donate via credit card.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES: There are very few opportunities to volunteer. Gesu Housing employs a general contractor to build our new homes.

WISH LIST: • It would be wonderful to have an endowment to fund future construction so that fundraising would not be a daily concern.

• Attend an Event • Guns & Hoses, police vs. fire boxing event April 17 at Baxter Arena • gunsnhosesomaha.com • 9/11 Luncheon of Honor - September 11, 2020

And more... Consider becoming a Booster. It is a great way to say “Thanks” to a first responder. VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES: Energetic volunteers are needed to help with the many fundraising and community events the FRF participates in during the year. Working the many booths, packing and delivering appreciation lunches, CWS, golf events, set-up, tear-down, check-in assistance, etc. We need you! Contact Diann for more information or to get plugged in at diann@firstrespondersomaha.org.

FIRST RESPONDERS FOUNDATION 2800 S 110th Ct. • Omaha, NE 68144 Phone (402) 218-1234 firstrespondersomaha.org

GESU HOUSING, INC. 5008 1/2 Dodge St., Ste. B • Omaha, NE 68132 Phone (402) 614-4776 www.gesuhousing.com

President & CEO: Al Batschelet Board Chairman: Gary Steiner To volunteer contact: Diann Swigart, Volunteer Coordinator diann@firstrespondersomaha.org • (402) 218-1234 From the Publisher

Founder Emeritus: Brother Mike Wilmot, S.J. Executive Director/COO: Dale F. Barr, Jr.

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• Drives for food items and hygiene items

REGISTER YOUR OWN EVENTS

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES: Service With a Smile: teams up of to five people help serve lunch, pour milk,

by settting up a free account • ASK US HOW at CONNECT@SpiritofOmaha.com

and brighten a senior’s day; volunteers also teach classes, help with holiday celebrations, and share their interests and hobbies with clients.

WISH LIST: • Hygiene items: tissues, flushable wipes, hand sanitizer • Grandparent Closet: new, unwrapped children’s gifts so seniors can “shop” for grandchildren

LET US HELP YOU PROMOTE YOUR EVENTS by creating a free account on our calendar page and registering your event info using our BEFORE YOUR EVENT/AFTER YOUR EVENT resources

• Sewing supplies, especially yarn • Food pantry items: tea, canned fruits and vegetables

PROMOTE YOUR GIVING AGENDA in our weeklyCONNECTOR E-newsletter and other mobile & online resources, on our FACEBOOK page, and in the pages of our bi-monthly publication:

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INTERCULTURAL SENIOR CENTER 5545 Center Street • Omaha, NE 68106 Phone (402) 444-6529 interculturalseniorcenter.org Executive Director: Ms. Carolina Padilla To volunteer contact: Lorena Miller, Life Enrichment Specialist (402) 444-6529

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THE 712 INITIATIVE

AKSARBEN FOUNDATION

Aimed at improving the economic vitality through investments in the built environment, activating public spaces and delivering programs that increase social engagement and healthy lifestyles.

A unified network of business and community leaders seeking to influence change in heartland communities to better education, workforce development and growth of the economy.

AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION To be a relentless force for a world of longer, healthier lives.

Featured Event:

Featured Event:

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BIKEtober in the Bluffs / BLOCKtober Fest

Aksarben Ball

Date: October 3, 2020

Date: October 17, 2020

2020 Omaha Heart & Stroke Ball with presenting sponsors CQuence Health Group and the Cassling Family Foundation

Event Description/Theme: Join The 712 Initiative for BIKEtober in the Bluffs, a 22-mile fun ride on our great community trail system. Followed by BLOCKtober Fest, a Bavarian-style festival including live music, German food, and, of course, beer. The day’s event will be host to various contests and activities. Come support two great back-to-back events that promote community connectedness and The 712 Initiative.

Event Description/Theme: The Aksarben Ball is an annual event to raise funds for the Aksarben Foundation and support the initiatives of education, community and workforce development. The Aksarben Ball is a long-held tradition during which the Aksarben Foundation honors the volunteerism and philanthropy of the citizens of Nebraska and western Iowa. The event includes distinctions for all ages and includes pages, standard bearers, princesses and escorts, and Court of Honor. The event culminates with the highest distinction of Aksarben’s Most Honored Citizens.

Location: Pottawattamie County Trail System / 100 Block Time: 4pm – 9pm

Event Description/Theme: A Brighter Future Date: February 29, 2020 Location: CHI Health Center Omaha Time: • 5pm – VIP Patron Party • 6pm – Cocktail Reception and Mini-Live Auctions • 7:30pm – Dinner, Live Auction and Pulse Party

Location: CHI Health Center • Omaha, NE

Ticket Prices: • $300 per ticket

Time: 7pm

Attire: Black Tie Event

Attire: Casual

Aksarben Ball Committee Chairman: *TBD Women’s Ball Committee Chairman: *TBD

Event Contact: Kelsey Ridder • (402) 810-6848

Event Contact: Jeff Snow • jsnow@the712initiative.org

Ticket Prices: Please visit www.aksarben.org for event details, or call (402) 554-9600

Other Fundraising Events: • Heart Walk – May 2020 • Workplace Wellness Symposium - TBD • Go Red For Women Expo – September 2020

Other Fundraising Events: • Shamrock Shuffle – March 14, 2020 • Corn Fest – August 1, 2020 • Farmers Market Council Bluffs – Thursdays, May - September

Attire: Formal

Ticket Prices: $25-$35 Raffle: Yes

The 712 Initiative Sheryl Garst, CEO 1228 South Main St. • Council Bluffs, IA 51503 (712) 396-2494 Email: info@the712initiative.org the712initiative.org

American Heart Association and American Stroke Association 9900 Nicholas St., Ste. 200 • Omaha, NE 68114 (402) 810-6870

Event Contact: www.aksarben.org Other Fundraising Events: • The Aksarben Stock Show September 24-27, 2020

heart.org/OmahaHeartBall Aksarben Foundation 7101 Mercy Rd., Ste. 320 • Omaha, NE 68106 (402) 554-9600 aksarben.org

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AMERICAN RED CROSS

ANGELS AMONG US

American Midwest Ballet brings the beauty, athleticism, and energy of professional ballet to the Midwest and beyond with performances of the highest quality, educational programs, and community outreach.

The American Red Cross prevents and alleviates human suffering in the face of emergencies by mobilizing the power of volunteers and the generosity of donors.

Angels Among Us provides financial and emotional support to families whose children are battling childhood cancer.

Featured Event:

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Swing, Swing, Swing!

Heroes in the Heartland

Angels Among Us Gala

Date: April 4 and 11, 2020

Date: March 3, 2020

Date: October 2, 2020

Event Description/Theme: It was a time like no other—when young G.I. Joes and Rosie the Riveters gave their all to save the world. You’ll be swept away as a guy, a girl, and their friends kick up their heels, fall in love, and most of all … Swing, Swing, Swing! Created by celebrated Chicago choreographer and showman Harrison McEldowney, this exuberantly unforgettable work—American Midwest Ballet’s very first production—returns to help us celebrate our 10th Anniversary Season!

Event Description/Theme: The Heroes in the Heartland Awards Luncheon honors individuals from the Omaha-Council Bluffs metro area who have undertaken extraordinary acts of courage and kindness, exemplifying the true spirit of the American Red Cross. Join us as we celebrate these exceptional individuals who have made a personal commitment to creating a safer and stronger community.

Event Description/Theme: The Angels Among Us Gala is an annual fundraiser that helps to meet the needs of the many families we financially support. This event includes an open-bar cocktail hour, food stations, silent and live auctions, entertainment, and testimonies from families being supported by us. You will not leave this event without know the incredible impact you are helping to make in local cancer families’ lives.

Location: Hilton Omaha

Location: Embassy Suites Conference Center – La Vista

Time: 11:45am – 1pm

Time: • 5:30pm Check-in • 6pm Cocktail Hour and Food Stations • 7pm Program Begins • 9pm End of Event

Location: • Hoff Family Arts & Culture Center – April 4 • Orpheum Theater – April 11 Time: 7:30pm Ticket Prices: • Single Tickets: $27 – $67 • Post-Show Reception: $25 • VIP Tickets: Quantities Limited

Ticket Prices: $75 Attire: Business or Business Casual Event Contact: Dani Jurgens (402) 651-7891 • danielle.jurgens@redcross.org

Ticket Prices: • $150 per individual • Corporate sponsorships available

Other Fundraising Events: • Red Cross Giving Day – March 25, 2020

Attire: Jeans to Jewels

Attire: Festive Casual Event Contact: • Orpheum Theater – (402) 661-8555 • TicketOmaha.com

American Red Cross 2912 S 80th Ave. • Omaha, NE 68124 (402) 343-7700

Other Fundraising Events: • Welcome to the Season Reception – Sept. 2020 • Nutcracker Soiree – December 2020

www.redcross.org

Event Contact: Aly Theilen alyssa@myangelsamongus.org Other Fundraising Events: • Uncorked at Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse February 2020 • Bland Cares/Angels Among Us Golf Outing July 2020

American Midwest Ballet Erika Overturff PO Box 6413 • Omaha, NE 68106 (402) 541-6946 Email: info@amballet.org

Angels Among Us Susie Nelson – Executive Director 3858 Jones St., Ste. A • Omaha, NE 68105 (402) 934-0999 Email: susan@myangelsamongus.org

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ASSISTANCE LEAGUE OF OMAHA

AUTISM ACTION PARTNERSHIP

Assistance League volunteers transforming the lives of children and adults through community programs.

Improving the quality of life of persons on the autism spectrum and their families through education, advocacy, and support.

To provide pregnant and parenting women in crisis, regardless of their faith preference, with a home, hope and empowerment through lifeaffirming services tooted in the Catholic tradition.

Featured Event:

Featured Event:

Featured Event:

Christmas Caravan Preview Party Gala

A Vintage Affaire XII

Charity Golf Scramble

Date: November 4, 2020

Date: October 3, 2020

Date: May 28, 2020

Event Description/Theme: A Preview Party Gala will precede the 2020 Christmas Caravan on Wednesday evening with tours of four homes decorated for the holidays by area florists. The tours are followed by a no-host social time, silent auction, oral auction, and dinner at Champions Run. The Assistance League’s Thrift Shop will present “The Best of the Best” and a bake sale will be available. Entrance is for ticketed attendees only.

Event Description/Theme: Vintage Affaire generates financial support for our statewide and local programs. We host a silent and live auction, and dinner. We will also present our annual Help is Hope Award to an individual or group who has demonstrated selfless support of autism services and awareness throughout Nebraska.

Event Description/Theme: A day of 18 holes of golf including range, cart, green fees, box lunch, dinner and prizes.

Location: Embassy Suites Conference Center – La Vista

Ticket Price: $110 - $500

Time: 5pm Time: • Home Tours: 4pm – 6pm • Social and Dinner: 6pm

Ticket Prices: Visit www.autismaction.org

Ticket Price: $100

Attire: Cocktail

Attire: Dressy

Silent Auction: Yes Oral Auction: Yes

Event Contact: Assistance League office • (402) 342-4288 Other Fundraising Opportunities: • Christmas Caravan – November 5, 2020 • Thrift Shop – 3569 Leavenworth St. Omaha, NE Assistance League® of Omaha 3569 Leavenworth St. • Omaha, NE 68105 (402) 342-4288 Email: alo@alo.omhcoxmail.com

Time: 11am – Registration and Shotgun Start 5pm – Dinner Event Chairmen: Brandon Sak and Brad Nelson

Location: Champions Run

Silent Auction: Yes Oral Auction: Yes Online Auction: Yes

Location: Tiburon Golf Club

Attire: Golf/Casual Silent Auction: Yes Event Contact: Keith Allerton, Director of Development and Operations Other Fundraising Events: • Annual Dinner/Auction Gala – Date TBD*

Event Contact: info@autismaction.org (402) 763-8830 Ext. 1002

Bethlehem House Keith Allerton, Director of Development and Operations 2301 S. 15th St. • Omaha, NE 68108 (402) 502-9224 Email: development@bethlehemhouseomaha.org

Other Fundraising Events: • World Autism Awareness Day – April 2, 2020

www.bethlehemhouseomaha.org Autism Action Partnership 10110 Nicholas St., Ste. 202 Omaha, NE 68114 (402) 763-8830 Email: info@autismaction.org www.autismaction.org

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BOY SCOUTS OF AMERICA, MID-AMERICA COUNCIL

BOYS TOWN

To prepare young people to make ethical and moral choices over their lifetimes by instilling in them the values of the Scout oath and law.

Changing the way America cares for children and families.

CASA

FOR DOUGLAS COUNTY Training, empowering, and inspiring volunteer advocates to improve the lives of abused and neglected children.

Featured Event:

Featured Event:

Featured Event:

Blackstone Block Party and Bags Tournament

2020 Booster Banquet

Superhero Festival & 5K Superhero Run

Date: April 18, 2020

Date: April 28, 2020

Date: August 22, 2020

Event Description/Theme: Join us Saturday, April 18, in the Blackstone District for our 2nd Annual Blackstone Block Party and Bags Tournament from noon to 5:00 p.m. This will be the last event of the Omaha Beer Week. There will be a 40-team cornhole tournament, beer tastings, DJ and announcements. Food trucks will be available at an additional charge. All proceeds will benefit the Mid-America Council, Boy Scouts of America.

Event Description/Theme: Many children who arrive at Boys Town have never participated in organized sports. They haven’t had the opportunity to experience being part of a team or feeling a sense of accomplishment that comes from working together to reach a goal. Recognizing the tremendous benefit of participating in sports for the youth in our care, the Boys Town Boosters were formed to help ensure that any child who wanted to play sports could do so.

Event Description/Theme: The Superhero Festival is a family-friendly event that raises awareness about youth in foster care and how CASA lifts up their lives and voices through the advocacy of volunteers. The festival includes a 5K Run, a 1K Kids Fun Run, food, games, and music. Superhero attire is not required, but highly encouraged!

Location: Alleyway behind Scriptown Brewing 3922 Farnam St. • Omaha, NE Time: 12pm – 5pm Event Chair: Chip Nelsen, Spreetail Ticket Price: • $50 – VIP Experience • $35 – Unlimited Tasting Experience • $100 – Cornhole Team Entry • $10 – Designated Driver (All registration fees have a $5 discount if you are registered 30 days prior and all registration fees have a $5 extra charge for registrations purchased at the event entrance) Attire: Casual, Weather-Appropriate Event Contact: Sherry Brady (402) 514-3029 • Sheryl.brady@scouting.org Other Fundraising Events: • Shoot Out – September 25-27, 2020 • Citizen of the Year – April 13, 2020 Boy Scouts of America, Mid-America Council 12401 W Maple Rd. • Omaha, NE 68164 (402) 431-9272 Email: mac@scouting.org

Location: Embassy Suites Conference Center – La Vista

Location: Stinson Park – Aksarben Village 2285 S 67th St. • Omaha, NE 68106 Time: 8am – 2pm

Ticket Prices: $100 (sponsorship opportunities available)

Ticket Price: • The Festival is free and open to the public • $35 – 5K Run adult registration 5K team discounts are available • $15 – 1K Kids Fun Run registration

Attire: Business

Attire: Casual

Silent Auction: Yes Oral Auction: Yes

Event Contact: Alexander Cayetano acayetano@casaomaha.org

Event Contact: Diane Achilles (531) 355-7952 • diane.achilles@boystown.org

Other Fundraising Events: • Omaha Gives! – May 20, 2020 • Giving Tuesday – December 1, 2020

Time: 5:30pm – 9pm

Other Fundraising Events: • Blue Water Bash – July 25, 2020 • Hotline – Fall 2020 • Pure Inspiration – Fall 2020

CASA for Douglas County Kimberly Thomas 2412 St. Mary’s Ave. • Omaha, NE 68105 (402) 932-5683 Email: kthomas@casaomaha.org

Boys Town 14100 Crawford St. • Boys Town, NE 68010 (531) 355-1991 Email: helpkids@boystown.org

www.casaomaha.org

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CENTRO LATINO OF IOWA

To educate and empower Hispanic/Latino individuals and families toward thriving, self-sufficient, and healthy lives.

CHI HEALTH FOUNDATION

CHILD SAVING INSTITUTE

To nurture the healing ministry of the Church, supported by education and research. Fidelity to the Gospel urges us to emphasize human dignity and social justice as we create healthier communities.

Responding to the cry of a child.

Featured Event:

Featured Event:

Featured Event:

Latino Festival

Swing for Health Golf Outing

Cabaret

Date: September 19, 2020

Date: June 11, 2020

Date: May 9, 2020

Event Description/Theme: Centro Latino’s festival is the largest celebration of Latino culture in Southwest Iowa. The event has grown to having over 1,000 attendees every year, with delicious food, musical acts, performers, clowns and various other activities for families. The festival is intended to bring both Latino families from the area and the broader Council Bluffs community together to enjoy a day celebrating Latino culture. Centro Latino strives to build community cohesion and understanding through this event which is one very fun and educational approach to bringing people together with this annual event.

Event Description/Theme: This is a fundraiser to enhance patient care services and technology. The proceeds from this golfing event will be applied to technology and facility upgrades, patient programs and services, and continuing education opportunities at CHI Health’s Omaha-Council Bluffs metro area hospitals: Creighton University Medical Center-Bergan Mercy, Immanuel, Lakeside, Mercy Council Bluffs, and Midlands.

Event Description/Theme: Cabaret 2020; A night of comedy to benefit Child Saving Institute’s services for the prevention, intervention and healing of child abuse and neglect. Come and enjoy an evening of cocktails, dinner and hilarity for a great cause!

Location: Iron Horse Golf Course 900 Club House Dr. • Ashland, NE 68003

Time: 6pm

Location: Bayliss Park, Downtown Council Bluffs

Time: 12pm – 5pm

Event Chairs: Melanie and David Hecker

Time: 12pm – 4pm

Ticket Price: $1,500 for a Foursome

Ticket Price: • $175/$300 • Table sponsorships available

Ticket Price: • FREE Attire: Casual Event Contact: Ramon Calzada Executive Director • director@sucentrolatino.com Other Fundraising Opportunities: • Cinco de Mayo Fiesta – May 3, 2020 • Day of the Dead Tequila Tasting October 31, 2020 • Family Holiday Celebration December 12, 2020

Centro Latino of Iowa Ramon Calzada 300 W Broadway, Ste. 40 • Council Bluffs, IA 51503 (712) 256-6009 Email: director@sucentrolatino.com

Location: Embassy Suites by Hilton Omaha La Vista Hotel and Conference Center 12520 Westport Pkwy

Honorary Chairs: Ellen and Stavely Wright

Attire: Golf Attire

Attire: Business Casual

Event Contact: Kathy Bertolini • (402) 343-4550

Raffle: Yes Event Contact: Anna Willey Events and Projects Coordinator • (402) 504-3664

Other Fundraising Events: • Mercy Heritage Awards – March 14, 2020 • Night of Celebration – April 17, 2020 • Evening with Friends – April 30, 2020 • Jewels of Autumn – September 2020

Other Fundraising Events: • PurseOnalities – Fall 2020 • Touch-A-Truck – Fall 2020 • Substitute Santa – December 9-11, 2020

CHI Health Foundation 12809 W. Dodge Rd. Omaha, NE 68154 (402) 343-4550

Child Saving Institute 4545 Dodge St. • Omaha, NE 68132 (402) 553-6000 Email: csiinfo@childsaving.org

www.CHIhealthfoundation.com

www.childsaving.org

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CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL & MEDICAL CENTER

CHILDREN’S SQUARE U.S.A.

COMPLETELY KIDS

To improve the life of every child.

To teach, every day, life skills and the values necessary for a successful life– one full of Caring, Contribution and Commitment.

Completely KIDS℠ educates and empowers kids and families to create a safe, healthy, successful and connected community.

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Children’s Gala

Chip in for Children Golf Event

Night in the Neighborhood

Date: November 14, 2020

Date: May 11, 2020

Date: September 2020

Event Description/Theme: Join the Friends of Children’s Hospital & Medical Center for the 2020 Children’s Gala. Proceeds from the Gala will support the expansion of Children’s main campus and elevate pediatric critical care. The nine-floor clinical facility, called the Hubbard Center for Children, will nearly double the hospital’s physical clinical capacity, allowing Children’s to accommodate growing demand for services and improve pediatric care for patients and families.

Event Description/Theme: This event helps us raise additional funds that support the important work of Children’s Square U.S.A. Proceeds from this event help fund our care, education and treatment programs and special projects. We currently serve over 1,000 children and families each day in our many programs in Iowa and Nebraska.

Event Description/Theme: The Completely KIDS Guild is pleased to host Night in the Neighborhood, a casual evening of food, entertainment and more. Proceeds from this event will help kids and families living in poverty in Omaha by empowering them with skills to create a safe, healthy, successful and connected community.

Location: Council Bluffs Country Club 4500 Piute St. • Council Bluffs, IA

Location: Completely KIDS Building 2566 St. Mary’s Ave. • Omaha, NE

Location: CHI Health Center Omaha

Time: Shotgun start at noon

Time: TBD*

Time: • 6pm – Cocktails and Silent Auction • 7:30pm – Dinner, Live Auction and Raffle • 9pm – Live Entertainment

Ticket Prices: • Birdie Sponsor $1,000 • Corporate Sponsor $600 • Individual $90 • Beverage Sponsor $500 • Flight Sponsor $175

Event Chairs: TBD*

Attire: Casual

Attire: Golf Attire

Event Contact: info@completelykids.org

Event Contact: Joette Shaw (712) 325-5843 • jshaw@childrenssquare.org

Other Fundraising Events: • Author Luncheon – Spring 2020 • Pinot, Pigs & Poets – May 13, 2020

Honorary Chairs: Kyle and Michael Robino Event Chairs: Chaley Chandler, Lexie Frahm and Shelly Marsh

Ticket Prices: TBD*

Attire: Cocktail Attire Silent Auction: Yes Oral Auction: Yes Raffle: Yes Other Fundraising Events: • Wine Women & Shoes – April 3, 2020 • Fore! the Kids – May 11, 2020 • Children’s Charity Classic – Spring 2020 Children’s Hospital & Medical Center Foundation Beth Greiner, Executive Director 8404 Indian Hills Dr., Ste 650 • Omaha, NE 68114 (402) 955-6851

Other Fundraising Events: • Omaha Gives! – May 20, 2020 • Run for the Young – June 6, 2020 • Jason Event – Fall 2020

Completely KIDS 2566 St. Mary’s Ave. • Omaha, NE 68105 (402) 397-5809 Email: info@completelykids.org

Children’s Square U.S.A. P.O. Box 8C • Council Bluffs, IA 51502 (712) 322-3700 Email: visitorcenter@childrenssquare.org

www.completelykids.org

www.childrenssquare.org

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CROSS TRAINING CENTER

CROSSROADS OF WESTERN IOWA

DREAMWEAVER FOUNDATION

Our mission is to empower and equip unemployed and under-educated adults through vocational training and job experience so they can attain employment and become financially successful.

Crossroads works to empower individuals living with intellectual disabilities, mental illness, and/or physical disabilities to actively seek out opportunities for an enhanced quality of life.

Dreamweaver Foundation is dedicated to fulfilling the dreams of seniors who are terminally ill, making their life-long dream come true through incredible experiences they will never forget.

Featured Event:

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Go Green! Gala

Crossroads of Western Iowa Golf Outing

Boots & Buckets

Date: April 30, 2020

Date: June 5, 2020

Date: September 17, 2020

Event Description/Theme: Celebrating Omaha’s efforts to reduce, reuse and recycle. Learn how Cross Training Center, Cross Electronic Recycling and other organizations make a difference. Wear your favorite green outfit or add a little green to any outfit and join us for dinner, dessert, cocktails and program that will inspire us all to Go Green! This is a benefit for Cross Training Center’s vocational training program.

Event Description/Theme: Our golf outing will be held at Bent Tree Golf Course, one of the metro area’s most unique and challenging courses. Proceeds from our golf outing will be used to support our important mission.

Event Description/Theme: Dreamweaver Foundation is hosting a celebration of our dreamers, partners, and fulfilling dreams. We can’t wait to showcase the impact of our organization, raise money for another year, and of course have fun! Join us! Wear your favorite boots while we raise the spirits of terminally ill seniors by making dreams on their bucket lists come true.

Location: *TBD find out at www.crosstc.com Time: • 5:30pm Ticket Prices: • $100 per person • $1,000 per table Attire: Dressy or Business with Green to show your support of Go Green! Campaign. Have fun dressing in green or with green accents. Raffle: Yes Event Contact: Brenda Banks Brenda@crosstc.com • (402) 590-2100 Other Fundraising Events: • Omaha Gives! Open House and recycling event May 20, 2020

Cross Training Center Brenda Banks 5030 N 72nd St. • Omaha, NE 68134 (402) 590-2100 Email: Brenda@crosstc.com

Location: Bent Tree Golf Course 23579 US-6 • Council Bluffs, IA 51503

Location: A View On State 13467 State St. • Omaha, NE

Time: • 11am Registration • 12pm Tee Off

Time: 5:30pm Honorary Chair: Angela Wilson Event Chairs: Jamie Gross and Hannah Smith

Ticket Prices: • $125 per ticket • $1,500 per table

Ticket Prices: We have various golf and sponsorship package opportunities. For more information, please visit explorecrossroads.com.

Attire: Casual, wear your favorite boots

Attire: Golf Attire

Silent Auction: Yes Oral Auction: Yes

Silent Auction: Yes Raffle: Yes

Event Contact: Cheri Mastny Cheri.Mastny@dreamweaver.org • (402) 697-5471

Event Contact: Hannah Smith Hannah.smith@cwiowa.org

Crossroads of Western Iowa 1851 Madison Ave., Ste. 718 Council Bluffs, Iowa 51542 (712) 256-7888 Email: info@cwiowa.org

Dreamweaver Foundation 13321 California St. Omaha, NE 68154 (402) 697-5471 Email: Cheri.Mastny@dreamweaver.org www.dreamweaver.org

www.explorecrossroads.com

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THE DURHAM MUSEUM

GESU HOUSING, INC.

FIRST RESPONDERS FOUNDATION

Provide relevant educational and entertaining opportunities within the region that exceed customer expectations, while preserving our community’s vibrant cultural history.

Build quality, energy efficient, affordable homes to assist families in realizing a safe, secure, stable living experience while strengthening and revitalizing their neighborhoods.

To serve and honor all our First Responders and their families, build appreciation and respect for their work, and enhance public safety.

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Featured Event:

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Featured Event:

Sentimental Journey

Guns & Hoses

2020 Help Build A House Golf Event

Date: November 20, 2020

Date: April 17, 2020

Date: July 29, 2020

Event Description/Theme: The Durham Museum invites you to join us for Sentimental Journey, an annual gala celebrating our region’s rich history and heritage, and the community that makes it possible. The evening includes dinner, exclusive entertainment and a special preview lighting of Omaha’s largest indoor Christmas tree. Your participation advances the museum’s work to bring history a little closer by providing much-needed support to The Durham’s educational programs and first-class exhibitions.

Event Description/Theme: Guns & Hoses is an exciting, family-friendly, and award-winning annual sporting event where local firefighters and police officers duke it out in the boxing ring for a great cause! Come early to check out the Kids Zone, emergency vehicles, members of the mounted patrol and K-9 unit, games and more! Are you team red or team blue? Come cheer your favorite first responders to victory!

Event Description/Theme: Four-person scramble at Champions Run benefiting Gesu Housing, which builds affordable, Energy Star-certified, new threebedroom homes in North Omaha. For $150 the golfer gets golf, cart, lunch, five drink tickets, free raffle ticket, and dinner all included. During dinner the golfers can buy the various parts of a new home, e.g., roofs, doors, siding, appliances, furnaces, AC,doorknobs, toilets, carpeting, etc., in hopes of building a new home.

Location: Baxter Arena Location: The Durham Museum Time: 6pm Honorary Chairman: TBA*

Location: Champions Run 13800 Eagle Run Dr. • Omaha NE

Time: • 6pm – Kids Zone Opens • 7pm – Fights Begin

Time: • 11:30am – Free Lunch • 1pm – Shotgun Start

Honorary Chair: Tim Burke, President/CEO of OPPD

Ticket Prices: $175 and up Attire: Cocktail Event Contact: Corey Wilson • (402) 444-5071 Other Fundraising Events: • On Track Guild Luncheon – TBA • Corporate Membership Drive Spring, Summer and Fall 2020 • Omaha Gives! – May 20, 2020 The Durham Museum 801 S 10th St. • Omaha, NE 68108 (402) 444-5071 Email: info@durhammuseum.org

Ticket Prices: gunsnhosesomaha.com • $22 – General Admission • Reserved, Ringside, Tables and Suites also available

Event Chairs: Dale Barr, Mike Hall, Tom Berger and Mike Hoody Ticket Prices: • $150 per golfer • $1,000 Hole Sponsor with Foursome

Attire: Casual Event Contact: Gina Mowat • gina@firstrespondersomaha.org

Attire: Golf Oral Auction: Yes Raffle: Yes

Other Fundraising Events: • Fourth Annual 9/11 Luncheon of Honor September 11, 2020 • Omaha Gives! – May 20, 2020 • Pottawattamie Gives – 2020 • Share Omaha 402 and 712

Event Contact: Dale Barr • (402) 614-4776 Mike Hall • (402) 334-2990

www.durhammuseum.org First Responders Foundation 2800 S 110th Ct. • Omaha, NE 68144 (402) 218-1234 Email: contact@firstrespondersomaha.org

Gesu Housing, Inc. 5008 ½ Dodge St., Ste B Omaha, NE 68132 (402) 614-4776 Email: dalebarr@gesuhousing.com

firstrespondersomaha.org gunsnhosesomaha.com

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GIRL SCOUTS SPIRIT OF NEBRASKA

HABITAT FOR HUMANITY OF OMAHA

Girl Scouting builds girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place.

We build strength, stability and self-reliance through shelter.

HEART HEROES, INC. Provides support to children and families affected by Congenital Heart Defects through the distribution of superhero capes, programs to offer hope and awareness initiatives to increase funding for CHD research.

Featured Event:

Featured Event:

Featured Event:

artVenture

Brew Haha: A Beer and Food Tasting Event

Superhero Heart Run

Date: March 28, 2020

Date: September 10, 2020 (Rain or Shine)

Date: September 20, 2020

Event Description/Theme: artVenture is a unique celebration of creative expression! Girl Scouts are matched with professional artists to work in a variety of mediums and the original art they create, as well as professional works, are sold at this silent auction event. Proceeds benefit Girl Scouts in Nebraska. This is an adults-only event.

Event Description/Theme: Sample beer and food from some of the best breweries and restaurants around while supporting Habitat for Humanity of Omaha. Invite your friends or make it a corporate outing! Your support helps local families achieve and maintain stability and independence through quality, affordable housing.

Location: UNO’s Mammel Hall

Location: Stinson Park at Aksarben Village 2285 S 67th St., Omaha, NE 68106

Event Description/Theme: The Superhero Heart Run is a family-friendly 2K/5K walk/run dedicated to “Saving the Day for Congenital Heart Defects,” the #1 birth defect worldwide. This event is packed full of fun activities for the entire family prior to the run/walk. We encourage participants to suit up as their favorite Superhero and come out to celebrate, honor, and remember our local Heart Heroes and Heart Hero Angels. Funds raised at this event directly impact our local heart families through Heart Heroes services and programs.

Time: • 6pm – VIP Preview Party • 7pm – Main Event

Time: 5pm – 9pm

Honorary Chair: Virginia Grissom (in memoriam)

Honorary Chairs: Megan and David Hawk, Regan and Gary Muhs, Kelly and Dan Houghton and Emily and Steve Duggers

Event Chairs: Hannah Fischer Frey Ticket Prices: • VIP Preview Party – $125 • Main Event – $40 or 2 for $60

Event Chairs: Megan Longo and Emilie Wells

Ticket Prices: • Heart Heroes Free • Children 2-12: $10 • Adult and Youth 13 and up: $30

Attire: Business/Cocktail

Event Contact: Wendy Hamilton • (402) 779-8230 Other Fundraising Events: • Lincoln artVenture – April 25, 2020 Girl Scouts Spirit of Nebraska Wendy Hamilton 2121 S 44th St. • Omaha, NE 68105 (402) 779-8230 Email: whamilton@girlscoutsnebraska.org

Time: • 12pm – Gates and Registration Open • 2pm – Run/Walk begins Event Chair: Kitty Burton and Kristi Unick

Ticket Prices: $50 (general admission) $150 (VIP) Attire: Casual

Silent Auction: Yes

Location: Werner Park 12356 Ballpark Way • Papillion, NE

Other Fundraising Events: • Women’s Power Luncheon – May 1, 2020 • Band Build: an Omaha Habitat Young Professionals Event – TBD

Attire: Superhero and Athletic Wear Event Contact: Kristi Unick kristi@heartheroes.org

Habitat for Humanity of Omaha 1701 N 24th St. • Omaha, NE 68110 (402) 457-5657

Other Fundraising Events: • Heroes’n Wine Tasting – *TBD Heart Heroes, Inc P.O. Box 340 • Boys Town, NE 68010 6621 S. 172nd Ave. • Omaha, NE 68135 (402) 960.9287

habitatomaha.org

www.heartheroes.org www.superheroheartrun.org

GirlScoutsNebraska.org

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HEARTLAND FAMILY SERVICE IMMIGRANT LEGAL CENTER AN AFFILIATE OF THE JFON NETWORK To strengthen individuals and families in our community through education, counseling, and support services.

Welcoming immigrants into our communities by providing high-quality legal services, education and advocacy.

INTERCULTURAL SENIOR CENTER ISC improves the dignity and physical well-being of seniors from around the world through advocacy, education, social services, and cultural activities that benefit our community.

Featured Event:

Featured Event:

Featured Event:

“Carnival of Love” Gala

Food Truck World Tour

ISC World Bash

Date: February 29, 2020

Date: October 7, 2020

Date: August 20, 2020

Event Description/Theme: The “Carnival of Love” Gala is Heartland Family Service’s largest fundraiser and supports its 50 programs and services. The theme for this fun and casual event is “Destination: Love.” Join us for entertainment, a themed dinner and signature cocktails, games, auctions, a raffle, and more! Come by inspired by the story of a client whose life has been deeply impacted by the services provided by Heartland Family Service and supported by community partners like YOU!

Event Description/Theme: Immigrant Legal Center’s sixth annual Food Truck World Tour is a fundraiser to support immigration legal services in our community. Enjoy a variety of food from local food trucks, special desserts, cultural entertainment and good friends.

Event Description/Theme: The ISC World Bash is a fun evening of cocktails, live music, and delicious food that represents all of the cultures represented at ISC. With a short program, live and silent auction, and casual atmosphere, this lively event supports programs and services for diverse older adults.

Location: Metropolitan Community College, Fort Omaha Campus CAET Building, 5370 N 30th St., Omaha, NE

Location: Mainelli Center, St. Robert Bellarmine Church 11802 Pacific St. • Omaha, NE 68154

Location: Embassy Suites – La Vista

Time: 5:30pm

Time: 5:30pm – 8:30pm

Time: 6pm

Honorary Event Chairs: TBA*

Ticket Prices: $75

Honorary Chairs: Polly and Jack Struyk Event Chairs: Susan Pedersen

Host Committee Chairs: TBA*

Attire: Business Casual

Ticket Prices: TBA*

Silent Auction: Yes Oral Auction: Yes Raffle: Yes

Ticket Prices: • $150 individual ticket • $1,500 Table of 10 Attire: Jeans and Bling Event Contact: Mary Brown • (402) 552-7424 Events@HeartlandFamilyService.org Other Fundraising Events: • “Strike a Chord” Gala – June 26, 2020 • Jefferson House “Stand Up for Kids!” Night – August 2020 • Safe Haven Golf Tournament – TBD in 2020 Heartland Family Service Marzia Puccioni Shields, Chief Development Officer 2101 S 42nd St. • Omaha, NE 68105 (402) 552-7443 Email: Events@HeartlandFamilyService.org

Attire: Casual

Event Contact: Sarah Gilbert • (402) 444-6529 sgilbert@interculturalseniorcenter.org

Paddle Raise: Yes – “Gifts from the Heart” Event Contact: Ellen Fitzsimmons • (402) 898-1349

Other Fundraising Events: • Dia de los Muertos celebration October 30, 2020

Other Fundraising Events: • Omaha Gives! – May 20, 2020

Intercultural Senior Center 5545 Center St. • Omaha, NE 68106 (402) 444-6529 Email: sgilbert@interculturalseniorcenter.org

Immigrant Legal Center, an Affiliate of the Justice For Our Neighbors Network 4223 Center St. • Omaha, NE 68105 (402) 898-1349 E-mail: info@immigrantlc.org Follow us on Facebook

interculturalseniorcenter.org

www.immigrantlc.org

HeartandFamilyService.org

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JDRF NEBRASKASOUTHWEST IOWA CHAPTER

JENNIE EDMUNDSON FOUNDATION

JOSLYN ART MUSEUM

Improving lives today and tomorrow by accelerating life-changing breakthroughs to cure, prevent and treat type 1 diabetes (T1D) and its complications.

Building a bridge between the community and the hospital to enhance the resources that support Methodist Jennie Edmundson in meeting the needs of our community.

Joslyn collects, preserves, and interprets the visual arts of the highest quality, fostering appreciation and enjoyment of art for the benefit of a diverse audience.

Featured Event:

Featured Event:

Featured Event:

JDRF One Walk

Spirit of Courage Gala

Joslyn Art Museum Association Annual Gala

Date: August 15, 2020

Date: August 1, 2020

Date: June 6, 2020

Event Description/Theme: JDRF One Walk’s goal is to create a world without T1D. When you participate in JDRF One Walk, the money you raise supports life-changing research breakthroughs. And, you’ll have a great time doing it! That’s because you’ll walk with a committed community that is passionate about doing whatever it takes to help turn Type One into Type None.

Event Description/Theme: Each year, Spirit of Courage honors four recipients who have had a cancer diagnosis. Funds raised from the event assist uninsured and underinsured patients who need help covering expenses associated with diagnosis and treatment of cancer. Funds assist patients by paying for medications, treatments, and deductibles as well as everyday living expenses such as groceries, rent, and gas. Without this type of help, these vulnerable members of our community would simply forgo treatment and/or medications.

Event Description/Theme: Joslyn Art Museum Association will host its annual Gala in conjunction with the opening of the exhibition RODIN: TRUTH FORM LIFE and RODIN: MUSES SIRENS LOVERS. The exhibition bronzes will showcase the intensity of Rodin’s vison, his innovative artistic process, and his complex relationships with women.

Location: TD Ameritrade Park, Omaha

Time: 6pm

Time: 8am Ticket Prices: • Free (Individual/Team fundraising encouraged)

Location: Mid-America Center 1 Arena Way • Council Bluffs, IA 51501

Honorary Chairs: Julie and Lance Fritz

Time: 6pm

Event Chair: Jessie Feinstein

Attire: Walking Attire Event Chairs: Abbie Crawford and Leslie Southard

Event Contact: Chris Dunn Development Manager cdunn@jdrf.org • (402) 397-2873

JDRF Nebraska-Southwest Iowa Chapter 9202 W Dodge Rd., Ste. 304 • Omaha, NE 68114 (402) 397-CURE (2873) Email: cdunn@jdrf.org

Attire: Business Casual Silent Auction: Yes Oral Auction: Yes Event Contact: Tara Slevin • Tara.Slevin@nmhs.org Other Fundraising Events: • Wheels of Courage – June 27, 2020 • Spirit of Courage Golf Outing – August 1, 2020 • Spirit of Courage Poker Tournament August 2, 2020 Jennie Edmundson Foundation 933 E Pierce St. • Council Bluffs, Iowa 51503 (712) 396-6040 Email: tara.slevin@nmhs.org jehfoundation.org

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Ticket Price: $80

Other Chapter Events: • JDRF Promise Gala – February 22, 2020 • JDRF TypeOneNation Summit – April 25, 2020 • JDRF One Walk, Lincoln – September 2020

jdrf.org/nebraska

Location: Joslyn Art Museum 2200 Dodge St. • Omaha, NE

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Oral Auction: Yes Event Contact: Janel Sunderland (402) 933-8220 • jsunderland@joslyn.org Other Fundraising Events: • Joslyn Young Art Patrons Trivia Night Winter 2020 • Joslyn Young Art Patrons Art Crawl April 18, 2020 • Joslyn Young Art Patrons GLOW in the GARDEN – September 11, 2020 Joslyn Art Museum 2200 Dodge St. • Omaha, NE 68102 (402) 933-8220 Email: jsunderland@joslyn.org www.joslyn.org


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KIDS CAN COMMUNITY CENTER

THE KIM FOUNDATION

LOLO’S ANGELS, INC.

At Kids Can Community Center our mission is to educate, engage, and inspire children through early childhood care and out-of-school experiences.

To serve as a supportive resource and compassionate voice for lives touched by mental illness and suicide.

Lolo’s Angels, Inc. raises money for childhood cancer research, runs blood and bone marrow drives and raises awareness for childhood cancer.

Featured Event:

Featured Event:

Can Do Luncheon

A Time for Hope & Healing

Date: April 22, 2020

Date: *TBD

Date: TBA* April, 2020

Event Description/Theme: The Can Do Luncheon celebrates the “can do” attitude in our community. Having a “can do” attitude makes things happen, breaks down barriers and finds resolution to issues facing our community to make it a better place. At the luncheon, we honor those in our community that exemplify this mindset through our Can Do Awards.

Event Description/Theme: Each year The Kim Foundation hosts a national speaker to bring the community together raising awareness around mental health and suicide prevention.

Event Description/Theme: A scavenger hunt to raise money for local pediatric cancer research. Participants will compete to win prizes as they take pictures with their teams of 4-6 people at area landmarks and businesses in Sarpy County. Tickets will go on sale on February 15, 2020. Prizes will be given to the team with the most points, best mascot and best picture.

Featured Event: “Search for the Cure” Scavenger Hunt

Location: *TBD Time: *TBD

Location: Omaha Marriott Downtown at the Capitol District 222 N 10th St. • Omaha, NE 68102

Location: TBA* Ticket Prices: *TBD

Time: TBA*

Attire: *TBD

Event Chair: Robin Stewart

Time: 11:30am – 1pm Ticket Price: $75

Event Contact: Julia Hebenstreit • (402) 891-6911

Ticket Price: $50 per person/teams are of 4-6 people

Attire: Business Casual Raffle: Yes Event Contact: Cindy Oelke (402) 731-6988 Ext. 212 coelke@kidscan.org

Attire: Casual Wear Raffle: Yes

The Kim Foundation 13609 California St. • Omaha, NE 68154 (402) 891-6911 Email: jhebenstreit@thekimfoundation.org

Event Contact: LesLee Hacker • (402) 203-7392 Other Fundraising Events: • Oktoberfest 2020 – first weekend of October • Summer Blast Teen Dance Cancer Fundraiser – TBA* June, 2020 • Winter Snow Day Toy Drive – Last week of January 2020 through President’s Day

www.thekimfoundation.org Other Fundraising Events: • Harvest Festival – October 2020 • Spring Egg Hunt • Neighborhood Night Out – August 2020 Kids Can Community Center 4860 Q St. • Omaha, NE 68117 (402) 731-6988 Ext. 212 Email: coelke@kidscan.org

Lolo’s Angels, Inc. LesLee Hacker, President and Founder 681 Hackberry Rd. • Omaha, NE 68132 (402) 203-7392 Email: PWH2003@hotmail.com

www.kidscan.org lolosangels.org

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LUTHERAN FAMILY SERVICES

MADONNA REHABILITATION HOSPITALS – OMAHA CAMPUS

MAKE-A-WISH NEBRASKA

Lutheran Family Services of Nebraska expresses God’s love for all people by providing quality human care services that build and strengthen individual, family and community life.

Madonna offers world-class physical and medical rehabilitation for adults and children. We specialize in brain trauma, spinal cord injuries, pulmonary, stroke and neurological diseases.

Together, we create life-changing wishes for children with critical illnesses.

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Featured Event:

Featured Event:

Featured Event:

Rally for Kids

The 5th Annual Miles for Madonna

Blue Jean Ball–Mission: Possible

Date: March 5, 2020

Date: October 3, 2020

Date: April 25, 2020

Event Description/Theme: Many parents in our community struggle with poverty, isolation, domestic violence and mental health issues, all of which negatively impact children. Among the many programs provided by Lutheran Family Services of Nebraska are those that help children, parents and their families grow stronger. Rally for Kids is a casual, tailgate-themed auction event that raises funds for LFS Children Services programs in Nebraska and Pottawattamie County, Iowa.

Event Description/Theme: Miles for Madonna is a 5K Run/1-Mile Walk for runners of all ability levels and families. The event features a Kids’ Zone with balloon artist, face painting and games. All runners and walkers receive a T-shirt, bandana, water bottle and door prizes. A photo booth, including free food and drink, top off this fun fall event. Proceeds go to an emergency fund for patients who need financial help to emerge from a crisis.

Event Description/Theme: Join Make-A-Wish Nebraska as we celebrate Mission: Possible at our annual Blue Jean Ball. Your mission, should you choose to accept it, will be to spend the evening making wishes come true! Take part in our raffle, silent and live auction, and hear how wishes have proven physical and emotional benefits that give children with critical illnesses hope and a reason to comply with their medical treatments.

Location: D.J. Sokol Arena, Creighton University

Location: Hilton Downtown • 1001 Cass St. Location: Zorinsky Lake – Shelter #5

Time: • 6pm – Silent Auction • 7:30pm – Dinner and Program

Time: 6pm – 9pm

Time: 10am

Ticket Price: $100

Ticket Prices: • $25 for adults • $10 for kids

Honorary Chairs: Mike and Lauren Hupp Event Chair: Angie Fisher

Attire: Casual

Ticket Prices: $150 per person • $1,500 corporate table

Attire: Athletic Casual Event Contact: Jessica Covi • (402) 978-5671 www.LFSneb.org/RFK2020

Lutheran Family Services of Nebraska 124 S 24th St., Ste. 230 • Omaha, NE 68102 (402) 342-7038 Email: info@LFSneb.org

Event Contact: Mary Gene Wepfer (402) 401-5052 • mgwepfer@madonna.org Other Fundraising Events: • Miracle Night for Madonna – November 2020

Attire: Blue Jeans Silent Auction: Yes Oral Auction: Yes Raffle: Yes Event Contact: Brigette Young, President/CEO byoung@nebraska.wish.org • (402) 333-8999

www.LFSneb.org The Madonna Foundation John C. Glenn 17500 Burke St. Omaha, NE 68118 (402) 401-5050 Email: MadonnaFoundation@madonna.org

Other Fundraising Events: • Lincoln’s Wish Ball – February 15, 2020 • Young Leaders Council’s Wine, Whiskey & Wishes – May 14, 2020 Make-A-Wish® Nebraska 11836 Arbor St. • Omaha, NE 68144 (402) 333-8999 Email: emarston@nebraska.wish.org

www.madonna.org

www.nebraska.wish.org

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METRO AREA YOUTH FOUNDATION, INC.

MIDLANDS HUMANE SOCIETY

NEBRASKA CHILDREN’S HOME SOCIETY

Metro and Southwest Iowa Optimist Club. MAYF strives to heighten awareness of the financial burden that affects families who have children with cancer.

To protect and nurture companion animals and enrich the lives of people who love them.

To provide safe and loving care to children of all ages.

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Summer Bash for Childhood Cancer

Midlands Humane Society Annual Gala (formerly known as The Derby)

Dueling Pianos

Date: August 20, 2020 Event Description/Theme: The Summer Bash is a fun-filled evening of philanthropy which features entertainment, dinner, live and silent auctions and a dessert auction. All funds support day-to-day expenses of families with children undergoing cancer treatment. Location: Embassy Suites Conference Center – La Vista Time: 5:30-9pm

Date: April 24, 2020 Event Description/Theme: Meet cat and dog ambassadors at Midlands Humane Society’s largest fundraiser of the year. This family-friendly event is a can’t-miss!

Event Description/Theme: Pianists will battle it out with encouragement and song suggestions from the audience. All proceeds support a vision of “a safe and loving family for every children.”

Date: May 8, 2020 Location: The Empire Room at Turner Park Location: Mid-America Center 1 Arena Way • Council Bluffs, IA 51501

Time: 6pm – 10pm Ticket Price: $75

Times: • 5pm – Doors Open • 6:30pm – Dinner

Attire: Business Casual

Ticket Price: $25-$125 Event Chairs: Linda and Ed Kemp Attire: Business Casual Ticket Prices: • $55 per seat • $550 a table

Silent Auction: Yes Live Auction: Yes Dessert Auction: Yes Raffle: Yes

Attire: Business Casual

Event Contact: Connie Mansfield • (402) 740-5158

Event Contact: Kori Nelson Director of Development and Marketing

Metro Area Youth Foundation, Inc. P. O. Box 540772 • Omaha, NE 68154 (402) 510-4083 Email: connie.mansfield@cox.net

Other Fundraising Events: • Wag-A-Gram Canine Cupid Valentine Deliveries Thursday, Feb. 13 and Friday, Feb. 14, 2020 • Wags & Wheels Car Show Sunday, August 30, 2020 • Halloween Howl 5K Fun Run Saturday, October 24, 2020

www.summerbashforccc.org

Event Contact: Leah Lindell (402) 898-7783 • llindell@nchs.org Other Events: • Neighborhood Celebration – 2020 • HomeGrown – 2020 • Project Elf – 2020

Nebraska Children’s Home Society 4939 S 118th St. • Omaha, NE 68137 (402) 451-0787 Email: events@nchs.org www.nchs.org

Midlands Humane Society 1020 Railroad Ave. • Council Bluffs, IA 51503 (712) 396-2264 Email: knelson@midlandshumanesociety.org www.midlandshumanesociety.org

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NEBRASKA HUMANE SOCIETY

NEBRASKA MEDICINE GUILD

NEBRASKA WILDLIFE REHAB, INC.

The Nebraska Humane Society saves, protects, and enriches the lives of animals in the communities we serve.

To engage and advocate community support through education, fundraising and outreach for Nebraska Medicine and affiliated organizations.

To rehabilitate wildlife for return to the wild, to preserve and restore native habitats, and to educate about the importance of wildlife and ecosystems and to inspire action to protect them.

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Black Tie and Tails

FUSION 2020 a blend of fun and philanthropy

Bats Over Omaha Bat Release

Date: April 25, 2020

Date: *TBD

Date: TBD* (April 2020 depending on weather)

Event Description/Theme: Black Tie and Tails is a bi-annual gala hosted by the NHS support guild, Friends Forever. Themed “Sheltering Hope,” this signature event is a not-to-miss party for pet lovers that combines inspirational stories with pettable VIPs (Very Important Pets). Every penny raised stays right at NHS to care for homeless animals. *This is a human-only event, so pets can catnap at home.

Event Description/Theme: The FUSION 2020 luncheon proceeds fund scholarships for the next generation of healthcare providers from UNMC and Clarkson College in addition to funding projects impacting the patient experience at Nebraska Medicine.

Event Description/Theme: Join us for this annual event as we release more than 400 bats back to the wild. This event includes activities for children, educational tables, giveaways, bat houses, and roving bats! You’re invited to join us at 6pm to stake out a spot on the Joslyn’s lawn and enjoy a picnic dinner. Bat Release takes place at dusk and is generally complete by 9pm.

Location: Omaha Design Center Time: *TBD

Location: Omaha Marriott Downtown at the Capitol District 222 N 10th St., Omaha, NE 68102 Time: 6pm – 9pm

Honorary Chair: *TBD Event Chairs: Chaley Chandler and Megan Reay Ticket Prices: *TBD

Attire: Business Casual and beyond Silent Auction: Yes Oral Auction: Yes Raffle: Yes Event Contact: Gordon Krentz gkrentz@nehumanesociety.org Other Fundraising Events: • Margre Durham Walk for the Animals Sept. 27, 2020 • Winter Wine Festival – Dec. 5 2020

Time: 6pm – 9pm Ticket Prices: FREE and family-friendly

Event Chairs: Nicole Moline and Tina Nelson Ticket Prices: • $175 and $225 • Sponsorships available

Location: Joslyn Art Museum 22nd and Dodge St. • Omaha, NE

Event Contact: Nebraska Medicine Volunteer Services (402) 559-4150 • guild@nebraskamed.com Other Fundraising Events: • Annual Spring Home & Garden Event – *TBD • Omaha Gives! – May 20, 2020 • Holiday Open House at Clarkson Gift Shop & CornerStone Gifts – *TBD Nebraska Medicine Guild Sheryl Cornett, President 987509 Nebraska Medical Center • Omaha, NE (402) 559-4150 guild@nebraskamed.com

Nebraska Humane Society Pam Wiese 8929 Fort St. • Omaha, NE 68134 (402) 905-3470 Email: pwiese@nehumanesociety.org

Silent Auction: Yes Raffle: Yes Event Contact: Laura Stastny, Executive Director Other Events: • Grand Opening of our new Wildlife Center and Veterinary Hospital – May 2020 • Wildlife Trivia Nights March and September, 2020 • Wildlife Wednesdays, the 2nd Wednesday of most months in 2020 – See our website for details!

Nebraska Wildlife Rehab, Inc. Laura Stastny P.O. Box 24122 • Omaha, NE 68124 (402) 234-2473 Email: info@nebraskawildliferehab.org www.nebraskawildliferehab.org

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OMAHA CHILDREN’S MUSEUM

OMAHA COMMUNITY PLAYHOUSE

OHB

To engage the imagination and create excitement about learning.

Omaha Community Playhouse is dedicated to enriching the lives of audiences and participants though entertainment, thought-provoking stories and first-hand involvement.

To support and strengthen youth, young adults and families through services that inspire and equip them to lead independent, productive lives.

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For the Kids Benefit

2020 Gala: Bourbon & Bluegrass

OHB 100 Year Anniversary Luncheon

Date: May 2, 2020

Date: March 27, 2020

Date: October 8, 2020

Event Description/Theme: Support the growth of our community’s children at the 2020 For the Kids Benefit. This southern soiree includes a Derby watch party, live auction, dinner and drinks.

Event Description/Theme: This year’s event will celebrate our upcoming production of Bright Star! We will also present longtime Omaha Community Playhouse volunteer, supporter, and advocate Elaine Jabenis with the OCP Legacy Award. Funds raised at the Gala will allow OCP to continue its 95-year legacy of offering transformational and fully-accessible theatrical experiences, as well as increase education and outreach efforts further into our community.

Event Description/Theme: OHB invites you to join us in celebrating our 100 Year Anniversary at a luncheon that will bring together individuals and businesses in support of the youth, young adults and families served by OHB. Watch OHB.org for announcements about our featured speaker. Together we can transform a life and strengthen a community!

Location: Omaha Children’s Museum Time: 5pm – 9pm Honorary Chairs: • Mike and Susan Lebens • Cameron and Emily Young Event Chairs: • Jennifer Buda • Ashley McMahon • Erica Bryant • Angela Cutler

Location: Omaha Community Playhouse 6915 Cass St. • Omaha, NE 68132

Location: CHI Health Center Omaha Time: 11:30am Ticket Prices: Visit OHB.org for ticket prices.

Time: 6pm Attire: Business Casual Honorary Chairs: Bruce and Pam Friedlander, Anthony and Andee Scioli, Jim and Sophie Friedlander

Event Contact: Lori Bechtold, Chief Development Officer (402) 457-7000 • lbechtold@OHB.org

Ticket Prices: $150 per person Attire: Derby or Business Casual

Ticket Prices: • $75 Patron • $200 VIP (includes seated dinner)

Silent Auction: Yes Oral Auction: Yes Raffle: Yes

Attire: Cocktail

Event Contact: Thomas Miller tmiller@ocm.org • (402) 342-6164

Event Contact: Development Department • (402) 661-8508 development@omahaplayhouse.com

Omaha Children’s Museum 500 S 20th St. • Omaha, NE 68102 (402) 342-6164 Email: tmiller@ocm.org

Omaha Community Playhouse 6915 Cass St. • Omaha, NE 68132 (402) 553-4890 Ext. 145 Email: development@omahaplayhouse.com

www.ocm.org

www.OmahaPlayhouse.com

Other Fundraising Events: • OHB Golf Classic – June 10, 2020 • Haulin’ Bales 5K – August 8, 2020 • Project Christmas Joy – December 1- 5, 2020

OHB 4343 N 52nd St. • Omaha, NE 68104 (402) 457-7000 Email: Giving@OHB.org OHB.org

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OMAHA PERFORMING ARTS

OMAHA PUBLIC SCHOOLS FOUNDATION

OMAHA SYMPHONY

O-pa provides the highest quality arts and entertainment experiences, stewardship of the Holland Center and Orpheum Theater and community engagement and education programs.

Enriches students’ lives by funding learning experiences that inspire hope, open doors and help students to achieve their dreams.

Enriching lives through the exhilarating experience of live orchestral music.

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Broadway Ball

2020 vinNEBRASKA Wine Event

Omaha Symphony Gala featuring Emanuel Ax

Date: September 11, 2020

Date: March 28, 2020

Date: March 21, 2020

Location: Holland Performing Arts Center

Event Description/Theme: vinNEBRASKA and the Omaha Public Schools Foundation have partnered to create a premier wine event benefiting the students of the Omaha Public Schools. The event features wine tastings from world-renowned vintners, an extensive appetizer buffet, and a silent and live auction. The Wine Boutique features wine for sale. Proceeds from the event will help fund Omaha Public Schools’ classroom programs and scholarships for their students.

Event Description/Theme: Join the Omaha Symphony as we celebrate our 99th anniversary season with an engagement you won’t soon forget! The world-renowned pianist Emanuel Ax takes on Brahms’ majestic Second Piano Concerto for a one-night-only event. Led by Maestro Thomas Wilkins and joined by the Omaha Symphony, this extraordinary musician will sweep you away. Gala attendees will enjoy an evening filled with sights, sounds and tastes beyond compare, you’ll also play a huge role in bringing the Omaha Symphony’s mission to fruition. Proceeds from the event support the Omaha Symphony’s music education and community engagement programs.

Time: 6pm Event Chairs: Paula and James Blackledge Ticket Price: $250 Attire: Cocktail Event Contact: Sabrina Weiss, Vice President of Development, (402) 661-8410

Location: Ramada Plaza by Wyndham Omaha 3321 S 72nd St. • Omaha, NE, 68124 Time: 5pm – 9pm

Location: Holland Performing Arts Center

Honorary Chair: *TBD Event Chairs: Roxanne Nielsen, Sharon Kirshenbaum, and Kathy David

Omaha Performing Arts 1200 Douglas St. • Omaha, NE 68102 (402) 345-0202 Email: Developoment@O-pa.org

Ticket Prices: $150 ($175 after March 1, 2020)

www.O-pa.org

Attire: Business Casual Silent Auction: Yes Oral Auction: Yes Raffle: Yes Event Contact: Roxanne Nielsen • (531) 299-9452

Omaha Public Schools Foundation Toba Cohen-Dunning, Executive Director 3861 Farnam St. • Omaha, NE 68131 (531) 299-0250 Email: toba.cohendunning@ops.org www.opsfpossible.org

Time: • 5:30pm – cocktails • 6:30pm – dinner • 8pm – concert Honorary Gala Chair: Walter Scott, Jr. Gala Chairs: Gail and Michael Yanney Dick and Mary Holland Leadership Award recipient: Susan Morris Ticket Prices: • $10,000 table sponsor • $500 gala dinner and concert • $25-$159 concert only Attire: Cocktail Event Contact: Deanna Garcia, Director of Development (402) 661-8578 •dgarcia@omahasymphony.org Omaha Symphony 1905 Harney St., Ste. 400 • Omaha, NE 68102 (402) 661-8587 Email: sludwig@omahasymphony.org www.omahasymphony.org

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OMAHA SYMPHONY GUILD

OMAHA ZOO FOUNDATION

ONEWORLD COMMUNITY HEALTH CENTERS, INC.

Enriching lives and inspiring minds through the exposure to music in various forms.

The Omaha Zoo Foundation supports the mission of Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo & Aquarium by raising funds to ensure its continued growth and vibrancy.

OneWorld, in partnership with the community, provides culturally respectful, quality health care with special attention to the underserved.

2020 1970 -

Transforming lives for50 years

Featured Event:

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Table Art 2020

Zoo LaLa

Milagro Dinner

Date: April 23 and 24, 2020

Date: September 11, 2020

Date: November 5, 2020

Event Description/Theme: Table Art 2020 will feature Waterford Crystal renowned for creating glass of unsurpassed beauty and quality, and a history dating back to 1783 in the heart of the Irish harbor town bearing its name. It is our privilege to welcome Waterford Master Craftsman and Spokesperson Tom Brennan, known as the man behind the New Year’s Eve Times Square crystal ball. This legacy event will also highlight a number of local designers and community stewards through the creative expression of tabletop design. Please help celebrate the Omaha Symphony’s Centennial Season with an evening and afternoon of timeless tradition honoring live orchestral music, the art of craftsmanship, and community stewardship.

Event Description/Theme: Omaha’s newest party with a purpose—Zoo LaLa—will be the hottest event this fall. Join us to recognize, celebrate, and activate emerging young professionals, corporate leaders, and the next generation of Omaha philanthropists. You are the Zoo’s future and you can start by having a wild time mingling with animal ambassadors, roaming through the Zoo’s newest exhibits and enjoying food, cocktails and entertainment along the way.

Event Description/Theme: Each November, we invite our supporters to come together at our annual Milagro Dinner. This celebration honors OneWorld volunteers who make Milagros (“miracles” in Spanish) happen for the most vulnerable children and families we serve. Funds raised directly supported programs that provide essential services to OneWorld patients in need. This year’s event will feature America’s Got Talent contestant and sand artist Joe Castillo, who will illustrate our 50-year history.

Location: Happy Hollow Club Time: • Table Art After Dark – April 23, 2020, 6-8pm • Table Art Luncheon – April 24, 2020 Preview Tabletops – 10:30am Luncheon and Guest Speaker – 11:30am Honorary Chair: Diane Nelson, Former Nebraska First Lady Ticket Prices: • $100 – Table Art After Dark • $100 – Table Art Luncheon Attire: Business

Location: Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium

Location: Hilton Omaha Downtown, 1001 Cass St. • Omaha

Time: 6pm Time: 5:30pm Honorary Chairpersons: Diana and Denny Walker

Ticket Prices: $125

Chairpersons: Haley Walker and Regan Fahey Muhs

Silent Auction: Yes Raffle: Yes

Ticket Prices: • General $150 • VIP $250

Attire: Black Tie or Tie Dye Event Contact: Rachel Schure, Development Specialist

Attire: Casual Event Contact: Tina Cherica, President & CEO, Omaha Zoo Foundation (402) 738-2073

Event Contact: Kathleen Bemis Russell (402) 215-5268

Omaha Zoo Foundation 3701 S 10th St. • Omaha, NE 68107 (402) 738-2073 Email: info@omahazoofoundation.org

Omaha Symphony Guild Donna Brennan (402) 516-8104

omahazoofoundation.org

www.omahasymphony.org/guilds/

Other Fundraising Events: • Omaha Gives! – May 20, 2020 • Back to School Bash patient appreciation day – August 2020 • 50 years of OneWorld historic mural unveiling and reception – April 2020 OneWorld Community Health Centers, Inc. Rachel Schure 4920 S. 30th St., Ste. 103 • Omaha, NE 68107 (402) 502-8940 Email: rschure@oneworldomaha.org www.oneworldomaha.org *Visit organization websites and SpiritofOmaha.com’s

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OPEN DOOR MISSION

OPERA OMAHA

Open Door Mission is a Gospel Rescue Mission that meets the basic needs of individuals and families while inspiring HOPE for lasting change.

• Provide professional opera performances and programs through a community-wide organization • Provide an operatic showcase for local, national and international talent • Enhance the cultural vitality of our community

OUTLOOK ENRICHMENT Journey Beyond Vision

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Love Your Neighbor Gala

2020 ONE Festival

Vision Beyond Sight

Date: September 24, 2020

Date: March 20 – April 5, 2020

Date: October 2020

Event Description/Theme: People experiencing homelessness and poverty are constant reminders of how fragile life can be. Open Door Mission’s Love Your Neighbor Gala demonstrates that following God’s simple command is not as hard as it may appear. Join us for a night of good food, fun, and celebration. Bring your family, friends and coworkers for an enjoyable evening including a silent auction, fast-paced live auction, dinner and a message from President/CEO Candace Gregory.

Event Description/Theme: ONE Festival returns in 2020 with new works and explorations. Artist-driven and consciously curated, ONE Festival deconstructs the multi-disciplinary structure of opera through thought-provoking productions, exhibitions, installations, concerts and social gatherings that bring local and visiting artists together as one collaborative community. With an emphasis on experimentation and new work, ONE fosters an environment that encourages and celebrates bold risks and transformative storytelling. Often presented in intimate and unexpected venues, the festival places artists and audience in direct communication, further activating a culturally vibrant city. Past Opera Omaha productions include Proving Up, the world premiere opera by Grammy Award-nominated composer Missy Mazzoli and 2019 debut of the musical sound sculpture Playground by Pulitzer Prize-winning sound artist Ellen Reid.

Event Description/Theme: More than 15,000 metro area residents are blind or visually impaired. You can help these neighbors lead more fulfilling lives through enrichment and recreational activities provided by Outlook Enrichment. We invite you to attend our Vision Beyond Sight dinner and Dessert in the Dark, an eye-opening sensory experience. Our event will feature an inspirational speaker whose story touches on the challenges of visual impairment. Most importantly, you will meet those in our community who directly benefit from your attendance and participation in this fundraising event.

Location: Embassy Suites Conference Center – La Vista Ticket Prices: • $10 – individual tickets • $750– sponsor a table of 10 Attire: Business Casual

Location: Embassy Suites Conference Center – La Vista Time: 6pm Attire: Cocktail or Business

Event Contact: Deb Saraka-Rubin, Events Coordinator Other Fundraising Events: • Ladle of Love – Sunday, April 26, 2020 Open Door Mission Candace Gregory, President/CEO 2828 N 23rd St. East • Omaha, NE 68110 (402) 422-1111 Email: odm@opendoormission.org

Location: Centered around downtown Omaha. Events will take place in a variety of traditional and non-traditional settings including the Orpheum Theater, Film Streams, Durham Museum and Archetype Coffee in Little Bohemia. Time: Variety

Event Contact: Donna Faust Aman • (402) 614-3331 Other Events: • Tee It Up Fore Sight Golf Tournament June 4, 2020 • Vision Resource Fair – Spring

General Director: Roger Weitz ONE Festival Artistic Director: James Darrah

www.opendoormission.org Opera Omaha 1850 Farnam St. • Omaha, NE 68102 (402) 346-7372 www.operaomaha.org www.ONEfestival.org

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PARTNERSHIP 4 KIDS

PROJECT HARMONY CHILD ADVOCACY CENTER

PROJECT HOUSEWORKS

To mentor kids for college today and careers tomorrow.

To protect and support children, collaborate with professionals and engage the community to end child abuse and neglect.

Providing low-income senior homeowners solutions that allow them to stay safely housed in healthy environments, by delivering free, professional home repairs and home modifications.

Featured Event:

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Hops & Grapes Fall Festival

Speaking of Children Luncheon & Conference

Brush Up

Date: October 30, 2020

Date: April 9, 2020 and April 10, 2020

Date: August 15, 2020

Event Description/Theme: This event will feature unlimited tastings of Napa Valley wines, local brews and spirits, plus live music from the Shenanigans. Guests can also participate in interactive games, win prizes, explore extraordinary auction and raffle packages, and this year, participate in a Halloween costume contest, and so much more!

Event Description/Theme: Speaking of Children, in partnership with the United States Attorney’s Office-District of Nebraska, Children’s Hospital & Medical Center and Project Harmony Child Advocacy Center, is a two-day conference and luncheon including phenomenal plenary presentations and break-out sessions for law enforcement, prosecutors, CPS workers, medical providers, victim advocates and treatment and prevention providers. Speaking of Children, with the mission of inspiring and educating the community in the fight against child abuse, is Project Harmony’s signature event which engages everyone in the community to learn about and join in our efforts to end child abuse and neglect.

Event Description/Theme: Brush Up is a volunteer program that assists low-income elderly homeowners by painting the exterior of their homes, in the Omaha metropolitan Area, so that they may maintain their property, increase energy efficiency and beautify the community.

All proceeds will benefit Partnership 4 Kids, a local nonprofit serving more than 3,000 Omaha students living in under-resourced communities, with a mission of keeping them engaged in school, and pursuing higher education. Location: Hilton Downtown • 1001 Cass St., Omaha, NE

Location: Omaha Metro/Council Bluff Metro Area Time: 9am – 4pm Attire: Work/Paint Clothes Event Contact: Sara Zivny, Project Houseworks (402) 965-9201 • sara@projecthouseworks.org

Location: CHI Health Center, Downtown Omaha Time: 7pm

Other Fundraising Events: • Omaha Gives! – May 20, 2020

Time: 11:30am – 1pm Ticket Prices: • $100 • $75 – P4K Mentor and YP Honorary Chair: Lisa and Dean Hollis

Project Houseworks 2316 S 24th St. • Omaha, NE 68108 (402) 965-9201 Email: info@projecthouseworks.org

Attire: Casual/Costume Ticket Prices: $75 - $250 Silent Auction: Yes Oral Auction: Yes Raffle: Yes Event Contact: Cheryl Murray (402) 930-3082 • cmurray@p4k.org Other Fundraising Events: • Winter Golf “The Glacial Open” – Feb. 7, 2020 • Service League Happy Hour – March 26, 2020 • Swing 4 Kids – July 27, 2020 • Omaha Marathon – September 20, 2020 Partnership 4 Kids 1004 Farnam St., Ste. 200 • Omaha, NE 68102 (402) 930-3082 Email: cmurray@p4k.org

Attire: Business Casual www.projecthouseworks.org Event Contact: Stephanie Dowell sdowell@projectharmony.com Other Fundraising Events: • Project Harmony Golf Invitational – June 9, 2020 • Hops for Harmony – June 10, 2020 • Be Someone Day – July 21, 2020

Project Harmony Child Advocacy Center 11949 Q St. • Omaha, NE 68137 (531) 301-5002 Email: achisholm@projectharmony.com www.ProjectHarmony.com

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PROMISE 4 PAWS SENIOR DOG SANCTUARY

QLI

REJUVENATING WOMEN

Our mission is to provide a loving, home-like environment for Senior dogs for the remainder of their lives.

Deliver life-changing rehabilitation and care. Protect dignity, instill purpose, create hope. Commit to excellence.

Providing hope and restoration to victims and survivors of human trafficking.

Rejuvenating Women TOGETHER FREEDOM

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Promise 4 Paws Fall Gala

QLI’s An Evening at the Fair

6th Annual Restored Wings Gala

Date: TBD*

Date: September 11, 2020

Date: September 10, 2020

Event Description/Theme: Promise 4 Paws Senior Dog Sanctuary is holding our fourth annual fundraising gala, themed “A Night 4 a Cause.” The night will include a dinner buffet, a large silent auction, live auction, games, wine pull, free beer while supplies last and more.

Event Description/Theme: Dinner and silent auction to raise funds for Rejuvenating Women’s Restored Wings Residential Program

Location: Mid-America Center One Arena Way, Council Bluffs, IA 51501

Event Description/Theme: QLI’s Fair is a contemporary twist on an oldfashioned county fair, complete with fair-themed games, food, prizes, and surprises. Each Fair is unique, but the cause remains the same: helping individuals and their families rebuild lives following catastrophic brain or spinal cord injury. Casual attire highly encouraged because you will be racing, popping, tossing, bouncing, wrangling, eating, and laughing your night away!

Time: 5:30pm

Location: Baxter Arena

Ticket Prices: • $50 per person • $450 per table

Time: 6pm – 10pm

Attire: Come as you are. Jeans are welcome. Silent Auction: Yes Live Auction: Yes Event Contact: Tiffany Barrett • (712) 366-2551 Other Fundraising Events: • Omaha Gives! – May 20, 2020

promise4paws.com

Honorary Chairs: TBD* Event Chairs: TBD*

Honorary Chairs: Terri and Jack McDonnell, Sharon and Patrick McNeil

Ticket Prices: TBD*

Event Chairs: Katie and Phil McDonnell, Lauren McDonnell, Shannon and PJ McNeil, Erin and Joe Pogge

Attire: Business to Formal Attire Silent Auction: Yes

Ticket Prices: *TBD

Event Contact: (402) 522-6811

Attire: Casual

Other Fundraising Events: • QLI’s Annual Golf Challenge, August 3, 2020, The Players Club at Deer Creek

QLI 6404 N 70th Plz. • Omaha, NE 68104 (402) 573-3700 Email: jkarolski@QLIomaha.com www.TeamQLI.com

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Event Contact: Jen Karolski • (402) 573-3738 Promise 4 Paws Senior Dog Sanctuary Cathy Graeve/Tiffany Barrett 1027 S 3rd St. • Council Bluffs, IA 51503 (402) 669-3224 Email: promise4paws@gmail.com

Location: Embassy Suites Conference Center – La Vista

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RONALD MCDONALD HOUSE CHARITIES IN OMAHA

THE SALVATION ARMY

SOCIETY OF ST. VINCENT DE PAUL | OMAHA

The mission of Ronald McDonald House Charities in Omaha (RMHC) is to create and operate programs that directly improve the health and well-being of children.

The Salvation Army, an international movement, is an evangelical part of the universal Christian Church. Its mission is to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and meet human needs in His name without discrimination.

Dedicated to bringing volunteers together to grow spiritually by offering person-to-person services to the community’s most vulnerable neighbors in need, regardless of religion, race, ethnicity, or age.

Featured Event:

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Wings & Wheels Gala

D.J.’s Hero Awards Luncheon

11th Annual Strawberry Brunch

Date: September 11, 2020

Date: May 5, 2020

Date: June 13, 2020

Event Description/Theme: Wings & Wheels is an evening of viewing exotic cars and private aircraft while enjoying delicious small bites and cocktails in a private airplane hangar. The gala will feature a live auction and great music while raising money to support extraordinary families residing at Ronald McDonald House Charities in Omaha. You won’t want to miss out on this exciting event, so get your tickets soon!

Event Description/Theme: The 22nd annual D.J.’s Hero Awards Luncheon honors 12 deserving Nebraska high school seniors with $10,000 academic scholarships. Funds raised from the luncheon support Salvation Army youth programs. Peggy and David Sokol partnered with The Salvation Army to establish the D.J.’s Hero Awards in memory of their son, D.J., in 1999.

Event Description/Theme: This much-loved event supports the Society of St. Vincent de Paul Food Pantry, which helps about 25,000 people keep food on the table. The Brunch is a fun time, with hostesses choosing a theme and decorating their tables before a delicious brunch is served. Guests view the lovely tablescapes while sipping a special beverage, bidding on auction items and playing to win a great raffle prize. It’s an enjoyable morning with family and friends.

Location: Signature Flight Support 3636 Wilbur Plz. • Omaha, NE

Location: CHI Health Center – Omaha

Location: St. Wenceslaus School Gym 15353 Pacific Street Omaha, NE

Time: 11:45am Time: 7pm Ticket Prices: • $120 per person • $1,200 per table Attire: Cocktail Oral Auction: Yes Raffle: Yes Event Contact: Emily Mozer • (402) 346-9377 Other Fundraising Events: • Keynote Luncheon – March 17, 2020 • Annual Golf Tournament – May 18, 2020 • Kids and Clays Sporting Clays Tournament October 16-19, 2020 Ronald McDonald House Charities in Omaha Emily Mozer, Volunteer and Events Director 620 S 38th Ave. • Omaha, NE 68105 (402) 346-9377 Email: emozer@rmhcomaha.org

Time: 10am - 12:30pm

Honorary Chairman: Gov. Pete Ricketts Event Chairs: Dr. Ken and Annie Bird

Event Chairmen: Diane Mead and Sue Lamczyk

Ticket Prices: • $150 Individual • $1,500 Table Sponsorship

Ticket Prices: 40/pp. for individual reservations Contact Diane Mead to host a table of 8

Attire: Business Attire

Silent Auction: Yes Raffle: Yes

Oral Auction: Yes

Attire: Business Casual

Event Contact: Jacob Buckingham Jacob.Buckingham@usc.salvationarmy.org

Event Contact: Diane Mead • diane.mead@svdpomaha.com

The Salvation Army Todd Andrews, Director of Integrated Communications 10755 Burt St. • Omaha, NE 68114 (402) 898-7538 E-mail: Todd.Andrews@usc.salvationarmy.org salarmyomaha.org

www.rmhcomaha.org

Other Fundraising Events: • Stamp Out Hunger – May 9, 2020 • Back to Basics – August, 1, 2020 • Annual Coat Drive – November 7, 2020 Society of St. Vincent de Paul | Omaha Paula Crozier, Director of Marketing Diane Mead, VP of Development PO Box 241201 Omaha, NE 68127 (402) 779-8499 x103 Email: info@svdpomaha.com www.svdpomaha.com *Visit organization websites and SpiritofOmaha.com’s

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EVENT REGISTER

STEPHEN CENTER

Stephen Center partners with the community, families and individuals to overcome homelessness, poverty and addiction.

SUSAN G. KOMEN GREAT PLAINS

VISITING NURSE ASSOCIATION

®

Save lives by meeting the most critical needs in our communities and investing in breakthrough research to prevent and cure breast cancer.

Delivering community-based care that provides peace of mind, quality of life, and independence.

Featured Event:

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Cruise Away To The Hawaiian Islands

Nebraska MORE THAN PINK Walk

Art & Soup

Date: March 7, 2020

Date: October 11, 2020

Date: February 23, 2020

Event Description/Theme: Join us for an evening of silent auctions, casino style gaming, live music and inspiring presentations as we recreate the Hawaiian Islands to support the homeless, addicted and those in poverty. Someone will be winning a trip to Hawaii!

Event Description/Theme: The MORE THAN PINK Walk brings together an empowered community of hope to raise funds for breast cancer treatment, patient advocacy and lifesaving research. This inspiring, family-friendly event joins participants of all ages and abilities to remember those we’ve lost, celebrate those that have survived, honor those currently living with the disease and unite as a community.

Event Description/Theme: Join local artists and restaurants to help raise funds that support a VNA nurse in every local homeless shelter. Enjoy an afternoon sampling soup created by the area’s top chefs and purchasing original art from some of the community’s best artists! This is a fabulous event you will not want to miss!

Location: Champions Run 13800 Eagle Run Dr, Omaha, NE 68164

Location: Embassy Suites Conference Center – La Vista

Location: Baxter Arena Time: • 1pm – 2pm – Patron Party • 2pm – 5pm – Art & Soup

Time: 5:30pm Time: 7am – 10am Ticket Prices: • $150 – individual • $1,500 – table sponsorships

Ticket Prices: Visit the Events section of www.komengreatplains.org

Attire: Casual

Attire: Casual

Silent Auction: Yes Oral Auction: Yes Raffle: Yes

Event Contact: Angela Phillips • (402) 502-2979

Event Contact: Teri Corcoran Teri.Corcoran@stephencenter.org Other Fundraising Events: • Heroes For The Homeless Golf Benefit August 2020

Susan G. Komen® Great Plains Angela Phillips 8707 W Center Rd., Ste. 101 Omaha, NE 68124 (402) 502-2979 Email: angela.phillips@komengreatplains.org

Honorary Chairs: John and Wende Kotouc Ticket Prices: • $100 – Patron Party • General Admission – $50 in advance, $55 at the door Attire: Casual Silent Auction: Yes Event Contact: planitomaha • (402) 333-3062

www.komengreatplains.org Stephen Center, Inc. 2723 Q St. • Omaha, NE 68107 (402) 715-5442 Email: marketing@stephencenter.org

Visiting Nurse Association/Easter Seals Nebraska 12565 W Center Rd., Ste. 100 • Omaha, NE 68144 (402) 342-5566 Email: rmerrick@vnatoday.org

www.stephencenter.org

www.vnatoday.org/artandsoup

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RESERVE WOMEN’S CENTER FOR ADVANCEMENT (WCA)

YOUTH EMERGENCY SERVICES

Assisting victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, human trafficking and stalking, and their children to achieve safety and empowering them to lead self-determined lives.

To serve homeless and near-homeless youth by providing critically-needed resources which empower them to become self-sufficient.

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Tribute to Women

Dance for a Chance: The Roaring 20s

save the date and scene

Date: June 11, 2020

Date: August 7, 2020

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Event Description/Theme: Luncheon honoring 10 outstanding women in the Omaha community and raising critical funds for the WCA operating budget.

Ticket Price: $100

Event Description/Theme: For more than a decade, Youth Emergency Services has hosted Dance for a Chance to help fund programs that help homeless and near-homeless youth get back on their feet. YES recruits local community leaders who partner with a professional instructor to perfect a short dance routine. The pair then performs in front of a panel of judges and a crowd of YES supporters for their chance at the mirror ball trophy.

Attire: Business

Location: Omaha Design Center

m.a.d. 25 partnership option

Event Contact: Erin Mulligan development@wcaomaha.org (402) 345-6555 Ext. 341

Time: 6pm

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Other Fundraising Events: • TGIF! – 2020

Attire: 1920s attire encouraged but cocktail is requested.

Women’s Center for Advancement (WCA) 3801 Harney St. Omaha, NE 68131 (402) 345-6555 info@wcaomaha.org

Silent Auction: Yes

Location: The Marriott Downtown at the Capitol District Time: 12pm

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Event Contact: Barb Farho • bfarho@yesomaha.org

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Youth Emergency Services 2679 Farnam St., Ste. 205 • Omaha, NE 68131 (402) 345-5187 Email: info@yesomaha.org www.yesomaha.org

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LANNING YOUR EVENT 15 thedition annual

VENUES&SERVICES

All information in this section appears exactly as provided by the organizations this publication is intended to serve. ALH Publications, Inc. assumes no responsibility for the accuracy or integrity of any portion of the final published content.

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The Embassy Suites and Courtyard by Marriott in La Vista are proud to be award-winning hotels for their Project SEARCH host site: a school-to-work program for students with intellectual and developmental disabilities in partnership with Papillion La Vista Community Schools and Nebraska Vocational Rehabilitation.

Proud host of another Project SEARCH class

The Project SEARCH classroom is onsite, where their learning experience includes three rotations of 10 weeks each in a range of hotel and conference departments that include housekeeping, engineering, restaurants, kitchens and banquets. Guests and staff alike appreciate their integration, and soon discover their unique skills are a valuable asset. Embassy Suites and Courtyard by Marriott also host a Business Advisory Council to assist the students in finding meaningful employment following course completion. Having found employment for 97% of students that have completed the program since 2013, the hotel team members are looking forward to coaching and teaching the next class.

Call (402) 408-5470 to become involved with Project SEARCH, or to book your corporate meeting, group or social event.

courtyardlavista.com

embassysuiteslavista.com

12520 Westport Pkwy, La Vista | NE 68128 (402) 331-7400


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embassy suites - la vista

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ocated at the intersection of I-80 & Giles Road, the La Vista Conference Center offers over 45,000 square feet of private meeting space with an additional 15,000 square feet of public area pre-conference space. Also available is state-of-the-art sound system technology, high-speed wireless internet access and on-site audiovisual professionals.

event checklist Handicap Access Parking Available Valet Parking (with charge) On-site Rentals Outside Catering Allowed

ROOM

THEATER

CLASSROOM

CONFERENCE

ROUND TABLES

Windsor Ballroom

3,200

1,600

2,000

1/2 Windsor Ballroom

1,665

800

800

1/4 Windsor Ballroom

840

420

450

Dapper

812

456

360

Gatsby

280

156

120

150

In-house A/V

Fedora I

68

33

32

40

Outside A/V Allowed

Sugarloaf

140

75

46

70

Outside Alcohol Allowed (contracted vendors only)

Outdoor Capabilities Area for Tents Internet Access (wireless)

12520 Westport Pkwy. | La Vista, NE 68128 | Contact: Cameron Kroll | Phone: (402) 331-7400 | Fax: (402) 331-7401 | Email: cameron.kroll@JQH.com

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empire room

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mpire Room is conveniently located in the heart of Midtown Crossing, overlooking Turner Park. With elegant interior touches, sprawling patio, and beautiful views of the downtown Omaha skyline, this venue is sure to impress. Let us welcome you to a new event experience!

event checklist Handicap Access Parking Available Valet Parking (with charge) On-site Rentals Outside Catering Allowed Outside Alcohol Allowed (contracted vendors only)

ROOM

Outdoor Capabilities

THEATRE

CLASSROOM

CONFERENCE

ROUND TABLES

Entire Ballroom

500

300

260

400

Gallery

350

200

200

320

Champagne Bar

150

50

50

80

Area for Tents Internet Access (wireless) In-house A/V Outside A/V Allowed Midtown Crossing | 200 S 31st Ave. | Omaha, NE 68131 | Phone: (402) 819.8792 Ext. 2 | Email: Hello@OmahaEventGroup.com

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founders one • nine

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n urban chic event space situated in downtown Omaha at 19th and Jackson, with seating up to 400 guests, outdoor green space, pre-event space complemented with modern globe lighting, award-winning catering, private conference room/bridal suite and ample surface parking.

event checklist Handicap Access Parking Available Valet Parking (with charge) On-site Rentals Outside Catering Allowed Outside Alcohol Allowed

ROOM

(contracted vendors only)

Outdoor Capabilities

Founders ONE • NINE

THEATER

CLASSROOM

CONFERENCE

ROUND TABLES

700

300

150

400

Area for Tents Internet Access (wireless) In-house A/V Outside A/V Allowed 1915 Jackson St. | Omaha, NE, 68102 | Contact: Event Coordination Staff | Phone: (402) 558-3272 | Email: info@foundersomaha.com

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house of R

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ouse of R is Omaha’s premier event experience venue. We produce epic event experiences and orchestrate truly original celebrations. Whether you’re planning a birthday, anniversary, shower, retirement, client appreciation, or off-site retreat or hosting a small nonprofit event, we are here to help you execute and excited to help you celebrate!

event checklist Handicap Access Parking Available Valet Parking (with charge) On-site Rentals Outside Catering Allowed Outside Alcohol Allowed

ROOM

(contracted vendors only)

Outdoor Capabilities

House of R

THEATER

CLASSROOM

CONFERENCE

ROUND TABLES

75

50

75

50

Area for Tents Internet Access (wireless) In-house A/V Outside A/V Allowed 911 S 87th Ave. | Omaha, NE, 68114 | Contact: Rachel Richards | Phone: (402) 810.4240 | Email: events@thehouseofr.com

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omaha design center & the downtown club

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he elegant spaces of the Omaha Design Center and The Downtown Club provide a beautiful setting for events, conferences and meetings of all sizes. Each venue features an upscale, neutral décor and endless possibilities. When rented together, the two fully-functioning ballrooms can accommodate large groups or a need for separate activity spaces within your event. Schedule a tour and consultation with our experienced event team today!

event checklist Handicap Access Parking Available Valet Parking (with charge) On-site Rentals Outside Catering Allowed Outside Alcohol Allowed (contracted vendors only)

ROOM

Outdoor Capabilities

THEATRE

CLASSROOM

CONFERENCE

ROUND TABLES

1,200

468

400

600

Gallery

400

88

80

160

The Downtown Club

500

216

175

240

Speakeasy

60

36

Grand Ballroom

Area for Tents Internet Access (wireless) In-house A/V Outside A/V Allowed

1502 Cuming St. | Omaha, NE 68102 | Contact: Beth | Phone: (402) 819-8792 | Email: info@omahadesigncenter.com

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YOU R BR I L L I A N T E V EN T BEGINS WITH US

FROM BOOKING TO PLANNING, UP UNTIL YOUR LAST GUEST LEAVES, LET OUR EXPERT EVENT STAFF TAKE CARE OF CREATING THE AMAZING EVENT YOU ENVISION.

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omaha marriott downtown at the capitol district locally owned hotel with a community focus, the Omaha Marriott Downtown at the Capitol District is Omaha’s newest full-service hotel offering progressive hospitality and design concepts in every corner. Let our event experts help create a successful event, from booking to planning, up until your last guest departs.

event checklist

UPUP

UP

DODGE

CAPITOL BALLROOM

Handicap Access

1

2

3

DOUGLAS

4

Parking Available

FARNAM

UP

Valet Parking (with charge)

HARNEY

HOWARD

On-site Rentals Outside Catering Allowed Outside Alcohol Allowed

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ROOM

THEATER

CLASSROOM

CONFERENCE

ROUND TABLES

Capitol Ballroom

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Dodge or Douglas

144

84

40

100

Dodge/Douglas (Combined)

310

180

60

200

The Gallery

258

92

40

150

In-house A/V

Harney

65

32

16

40

Outside A/V Allowed

Howard

65

32

16

40

Outdoor Capabilities Area for Tents Internet Access (wireless)

222 N 10th St. | Omaha, NE 68102 | Contact: Amara Bryan | Phone: (531) 365-2615 | Email: amarabryan@marcushotels.com

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omaha palazzo

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eautiful Italian Palazzo with covered terrazo set on 8 acres of grassland with parking in front. Two flexible ballrooms with up to 500 guests indoors or over 2,000 with additional outdoor space. Owned by the nonprofit American Italian Heritage Society, managed by the Omaha Event Group. All-inclusive yet flexible and great value, we can help make your event fun, creative and more productive.

event checklist Handicap Access Parking Available Valet Parking (with charge) On-site Rentals Outside Catering Allowed

ROOM

THEATER

CLASSROOM

CONFERENCE

ROUND TABLES

Outside Alcohol Allowed

Grande Ballroom

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250

200

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Outdoor Capabilities

Piccolo Ballroom

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80

110

Area for Tents

Whole Palazzo

500

400

300

400

(contracted vendors & corkage fee)

Internet Access (wireless) In-house A/V Outside A/V Allowed 5110 N 132nd St. | Omaha, NE 68164 | Contact: Event Manager | Phone: (402) 819-8792 Ext. 3 | Email: hello@omahaeventgroup.com

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E A GUEST AT YOUR OWN EVENT! We want to bring the vision for your event to life! Delicious menus, refreshing cocktails, linens, floor plans, set-up and smiling professional event staff are all part of what we do. We will make sure your menus are always delicious, hot, beautiful, on time and served with a smile. We also promise countless compliments from your guests!

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An approved caterer for many of the finest venues in Omaha and its surrounding areas. From Start to Finish event planning We handle all aspects of your event including menu, bar, event staff, tables, linens and more! Member of the Better Business Bureau’s Honor Roll Celebrating 17 years of bringing the restaurant to you! Winner of “Best of Omaha’s” Best Caterer – FIRST PLACE SINCE 2010 Winner of the National Award for Achievement in Catering Excellence for the Midwest Region selected by Catersource Magazine The Knot Best of Weddings Award Wedding Wire’s Bride’s Choice Award The food is always spectacular, but our service is what sets us apart from the rest!

1915 Jackson St. | Omaha, NE 68102 | Phone: (402) 558-3202 | Email: info@cateringcreations.com

www.CateringCreations.com

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DDog & Pony Productions, Inc. OG & PONY PRODUCTIONS, INC. was founded in 1988 as a premier provider of audio visual production and event services, producing corporate meetings, sporting events, concerts and special non profit fund raisers. We have also been involved in many celebrity functions and TV events, including The Academy Awards. 35 years of experience lend the Hollywood standards to your event!

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We provide broadcast quality high definition video for you! Our extensive experience with live event production means you will have the best image possible! We bring you the best video production, projection & webcasting available!

We provide crystal clear audio using the best audio equipment and engineers! From microphones to concert sound systems, we bring it all to you!

Lighting effects and technology turn the room into a beautiful color palette!

From Hotels to Arenas, we make you look great!

| Omaha, NE 68127 | Phone (402) 391-7691 | Contact Mike Gilstrap, President 8928 L St. | Omaha, NE 68127 | Phone (402) 391-7691 | Contact Mike Gilstrap, President

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ABOUT Publisher Andrea ‘Andee’ Hoig and ALH Publications, Inc. / metroMAGAZINE

Andee has spent nearly 30 years documenting the philanthropic & charitable activities in the Omaha, Council Bluffs and surrounding areas. metroMAGAZINE has provided event & photo coverage for tens of thousands of charity events and has reported on millions (perhaps billions) of dollars being raised for area nonprofits. metroMAGAZINE is often the only public recognition that these non profits, the volunteers and committee members receive. Andee has been committed to serving the Omaha community since her early twenties and she continues to look for ways to shine a light on those in need as well as encouraging people of all ages and walks of life to get involved, give back and make a difference. 

ALH Publications, Inc is committed to creating positive community impact publications that help expand the giving landscape of our community as well as CONNECTING people with community minded businesses.


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