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HAMBER C S FROM THE

WHAT’S YOUR

GREATER OMAHA

OMETHING?

IT’S AT THE CORE OF OUR COMMUNITY’S “We Don’t Coast”-mindset: a foundational belief that being others-focused is more than an occasional way to live; it’s a wall-to-wall way of life.

David G. Brown, President & CEO

How’s this for 24 hours of impact? Omaha Gives!, Omaha Community Foundation’s 24-hour fundraising challenge, generated more than $7.4 million in donations last year to benefit 970 nonprofit organizations! We don’t coast when it comes to our spirit of giving. We prove it year after year.

It’s not hard to back that up. We see examples of compassion and generosity all around us. I think about 13-year-old Landon Harding, who took it upon himself to rally donations for Houston-area pets impacted by Hurricane Harvey. We call that “altruism unleashed.” Or, Lutheran Family Services, Methodist Health System and Kountze Memorial Lutheran Church joining together to open Kountze Commons, a four-part outreach in the heart of the city. Why a partnership? Because they knew that collectively they would serve a greater purpose.

To those who think we could be doing even more, we could and we should. To quote Omaha’s Frances Hunter, a longtime volunteer and fundraiser for Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Midlands: “If we all picked one thing we could do to make the world a better place, what would that be for you? We all need to do something for someone.”

Accomplishing more—together. That’s what it’s all about. We saw another great example last July when hundreds of us participated in 24 Hours of Impact. The concept is simple: choose exactly one hour to do as much good as you can. The type of good is totally up to you. For instance, the team at Secret Penguin has delivered food and water to the homeless—by skateboard.

Frances found her “something.” Landon found his “something.” What about you? What causes are near and dear? Whether it’s donating time or financial support, we can all act on our “something,” and so many of us are. It’s a beautiful thing to witness. All in this together: eager to raise each other up and continually earn our reputation as a region rooted in generosity and compassion.

Kindness is our way of life. Bank

pinnbank.com 2019

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