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Publisher Andrea L. Hoig Welcome to the 2018 edition of The Giving Guide & Event Book. We are honored These businesses and nonprofits effect change, not only through their programs to pay tribute to the many fine philanthropic and cultural organizations included in and processes, but by exemplary giving. The dictionary describes exemplary as, the following pages, along with their staff, volunteers and leadership. Whenever I “worthy of imitation; commendable; illustrative; typical; serving as a model or have the opportunity to engage with these difference-makers at fundraising or pattern.” That sums up so many businesses, individuals, leaders and organizations community awareness events I am always impressed by their passion and devotion. in our community who not only give back, but inspire and encourage us to do so. 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 over a quarterThe consistency with which these individuals and organizations exemplify giving century, and thus we are dedicated to supporting their efforts 365/24/7. positively impacts the people and organizations they care about while simultaneously influencing others who may have different giving priorities. 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 I am consistently aspiring to exemplify this giving spirit because I am permitted on contribute, to be engaged, to help those in need and to make a difference. It is my a regular basis to bear witness to just how instrumental these exemplary givers are desire and the desire of ALH Publications, Inc. to make giving back easier. in making a huge difference—in big and small ways—in the lives of individuals, and inevitably in the life of our community. Once again, as with our 12 previous editions, you will find a comprehensive collection of nonprofit profiles and event registers as well as venues and service I would like to express my gratitude and appreciation to all of you who over the providers who help fertilize Omaha’s philanthropic garden. Our goal is to make it years have exemplified giving. Witnessing your example has helped me embrace easier for companies and individuals to align their passion with a purpose—and those virtues. As a result, I show up each day doing my best to be an exemplary this publication is crafted to help align people with area businesses and nonprofits. giver and to share that example with our community and the world. It’s my hope and belief that you will enjoy this publication dedicated to exemplary giving. We are also pleased once more to feature a special editorial section up front It represents the spirit we share with those presented here, and hope to exemplify. highlighting those who exemplify making our community stronger. This year’s segment offers a look at the giving culture inside five extraordinary enterprises. I invite you to look for new and exciting ways to give back in 2018! Share your What has enriched me most, as we’ve discovered more about each of the cultures inspiration with friends, family and coworkers as we expand the giving landscape represented here, has been the unique ways in which they activate and engage of the Omaha metro and exemplify the giving spirit of our community! their leadership, their employees and the community-at-large in giving back. Our business community is 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. Andrea “Andee” Hoig Owner/Publisher 2018

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RIVING CHANGE AMERICAN NATIONAL BANK CULTIVATES COMMUNITY GROWTH American National Bank is entering its 162nd year in business, but its leadership never stops looking ahead to lay a foundation for the future of the communities it serves.

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GOOD FOR EVERYONE GROWING AND BUILDING COMMUNITIES.” Leadership of the nearly 162-year-old bank always American National Bank remains a community bank at heart, serving a variety of communities. Today, ~ WENDE KOTOUC tries to look forward, John Kotouc said. “We think it’s the bank has 30 locations in Nebraska and Iowa along Executive Co-chairman really important to lay the foundation for the future for the next generation.” American National Bank with seven locations operating under the Western became one of the first local corporations to actively Bank name in Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minnesota, and support an annual program called “STEP-UP Omaha!” providing services in Kansas and Texas. “It’s a family bank that dates back to 1856 with family ties since 1909. It’s gone opportunities for youth and young adults to gain job training and from what I would say are humble roots to becoming a pretty strong asset growth experience through summer internships. “It’s good for them and positive for employees,” Wende Kotouc said. institution, with 530-plus employees,” Wende Kotouc said. “We’re a community bank and we work hard to build strong relationships with our customers, our “Several (former interns) are still employed with the bank.” “There is some real upward mobility potential in some of these employees and the communities we serve. We strive to provide the best personal service and the most innovative products we can create for our clients.” individuals,” John Kotouc added. “When I walk through the office, and see “Giving activity has changed over the years as the bank has grown and some of these individuals who started out as summer interns, I smile.” Community-mindedness isn’t limited to charitable and philanthropic expanded geographically, and branch employees and customers provide insight into the unique needs of individual communities,” John Kotouc said. “Even efforts. The very nature of a bank’s daily business activities is to support the when the bank participates in national fundraising campaigns, the nonprofits growth of its community, John Kotouc pointed out. In turn, a strong community is good for everyone. involved typically have local chapters providing services close to home.” “We believe if we can help other organizations grow, then the basis for He added, “I would say our understanding of not-for-profit charitable enterprises has become a little more sophisticated. We really value well- giving from other organizations increases, too. That’s something people managed charities. We take a much closer look at those things today. We still don’t often put together, but the concept really does tend to improve the want to know that the organization’s purpose is contributing in an important overall growth of businesses within the economy and the capacity for giving,” he said. way to the needs of the community.”

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It’s been more than two decades since Tim Harrison started Harrison Financial Services, but he’s never forgotten how it felt to be a young intern just beginning to make a name for himself in the financial services industry. He’s been giving back ever since.

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WAS 18 YEARS OLD, when I got started in financial planning and Not all giving is done individually. Through partnering with Northwestern I was able to meet with successful people who took time to sit down and Mutual, HFS supports the fight against childhood cancer on a large scale with mentor me,” Harrison said. “My mom and dad were great role models, but beneficiaries like the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Alex’s Lemonade what I found inspiring was successful people who I had no connection to were Stand Foundation, Sammy’s Superheroes Foundation, and Pediatric Cancer willing to sit down with an 18-year-old kid and talk about their money and Action Network. philanthropy. They were willing to trust me and say, ‘I think this kid’s got something special.’” “Northwestern Mutual has made it part of their mission to eradicate childhood cancer and have become involved locally and across Nebraska,” Harrison said. Today, giving back is strongly ingrained into the culture of his company. “Since 2016, Northwestern Mutual of Nebraska has contributed more than Harrison is the founder and CEO of Harrison Financial Services (HFS), which $250,000 to a number of different childhood cancer organizations. They have has become the premier financial planning and wealth held over 40 events just last year alone around management firm in this area serving decision-makers, Nebraska, and HFS has helped drive several of those successful families and charitable foundations. “WE BELIEVE IN events including the Cancer Classic golf tournament and the Light the Night walk for LLS.” ‘PAYING IT FORWARD’. “We believe in ‘paying it forward’. It is important to IT IS IMPORTANT TO share your success not because you have to, but HELPING OTHERS GIVE because you get to and want to,” he said. “We have five SHARE YOUR SUCCESS HFS also guides its clients in philanthropic giving and core values we live by and one of them is ‘servant legacy planning. Harrison was among the first in the mentality,’ which for us means we are here to serve NOT BECAUSE YOU HAVE state to receive the Chartered Advisor in Philanthropy others.” TO, BUT BECAUSE YOU (CAP®) designation.

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TIME OR TREASURE “Our business is aligned with what we’re doing in the HFS has grown to a team of 15, and everyone ~ TIM HARRISON community through what we do with successful contributes personally through “time or treasure” Founder and CEO families—helping them with their financial planning— toward nonprofits and community organizations, is a community endeavor,” Harrison said. “When our clients are better Harrison said. He and his wife, Traci, both graduated from the University of stewards of their money, then more can go to charity and our community. It is Nebraska Omaha’s business school. For more than 10 years, the couple has really a privilege to work with our clients as many are leaders in the endowed a full tuition scholarship for a UNO junior or senior majoring in community who are making a direct impact.” accounting or finance and working to support himself or herself through college. Members of the HFS team also serve on local boards for The Salvation Army, the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, Cystic Fibrosis The company has recently adopted a new purpose statement which nicely Foundation, ACG (Association for Corporate Growth) Nebraska, and Boy summarizes its internal and external efforts to make a difference, Harrison said. Scouts of America. Other organizations receiving volunteer or financial support include Open Door Mission, Children’s Hospital & Medical Center “Our purpose is to help families create a better plan for their life, legacy and Foundation, and ChildFund International, among others. community,” he said. “We help people live life better.” “Literally from the time we start in the hiring process, we talk about community service; we talk about it as a core value, we talk about it as part of our culture. Team members are very aware from the start we allow people to get involved in whatever it is that they can make an impact on, whatever their passion is,” Harrison said. “We have found great people who want to positively influence others.” The financial services industry traditionally has been male-dominated, but women comprise a third of Harrison’s team. One special focus of HFS has been reaching out to women through events like Women, Wine, & Wealth and hosting a forum for women and philanthropy.

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As the Omaha metro’s largest full-service real estate firm, NP Dodge Company has been associated with some of the community’s most beautiful properties and subdivisions. However, when the Dodge family first arrived to the area in the mid-1850s, local settlers were still fighting for survival.

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Or how the brothers took their experience as Dodge said he’s proud of his family’s history of philanthropy and surveyors and founded a land office in Council Bluffs, Iowa, in 1855 that grew to become the longest-running real estate firm in the country under community involvement (“Each generation has been a part of the N.P.’s leadership. And there are the stories of Grenville’s Civil War service growth and giving of the community.”) but is even more pleased by (he became a general) and his role in the founding of Union Pacific Railroad. how the current-day employees and sales associates have embraced But Dodge also remembers stories of the family’s challenging early giving opportunities. years farming their claim near the Elkhorn River and how they helped “It used to be it was just some of the principals who worked in the others whose struggles were even greater. firm who would give their time, talent and treasure. I’m proud to say “What a difficult time to survive in!” Dodge said. “I think they saw the that the amount of time given to the community is eclipsed…now realities of how difficult it was to survive and how you we’re blessed with roughly 700 employees and had to work together. I’ve heard the stories of people about 600 sales associates who give,” he said. “I THINK who were starving and were served dinner at the “Mom (Kate) and Dad, and (wife) Meg and I are house on the Elkhorn. People would be lost and (my [MY ANCESTORS] all doing things throughout the community, but ancestors) would find them and feed them. I think SAW THE REALITIES so much more is being done by the people who that spirit has always been in the fiber of our company.” are affiliated with our firm. It’s a privilege for us OF HOW DIFFICULT to work in this organization with colleagues that FIVE GENERATIONS OF GIVING IT WAS TO SURVIVE care so much.” As the company prospered, its contributions AND HOW YOU HAD Giving activity is “very much encouraged within increased. NP Dodge Company is known today for TO WORK TOGETHER.” the organization and takes many, many forms,” five generations of not just business and community Dodge explained: more than a thousand volunteer leadership, but also a giving spirit. The family name ~ NATE DODGE appears throughout the community in honor of the hours, a canned food drive that yielded 5,000 pounds’ President family’s many contributions: NP Dodge Park, worth for the Food Bank last year, matching funds Dodge Park in Council Bluffs, Laura Dodge Elementary. for employee donations, and a nonprofit organization ran by the company’s “We’re about to be in our 163rd year,” Dodge said. “For the first three residential sales associates for a group of charities that provide shelter are generations, the company just wasn’t as big. Most of the giving was done just a few examples. by people with the last name of Dodge.” “Our associates select where the funds go and we really support that,” Dodge Street, however, may or may not be named for the family. Dodge said. Some sources say it’s named for a controversial senator from Iowa. Giving is a carryover from the earliest days of both the business and “There’s a bit of a debate. Some people thought it was named for the Dodge family and fellow early settlers, Dodge said. Augustus Dodge, some people thought it was for Grenville Dodge. “I believe what existed when people first arrived on the frontier is in There are records within the city that cite both,” Dodge said. In many ways still important today. There are some that need help, and September 2016, the Douglas County Board of Commissioners voted to sometimes you need help. It’s really a Midwestern thing to help your “rename Dodge Street in honor of Omaha brothers General G.M. Dodge neighbors and make room for them at the table, and to help out when and N.P. Dodge” upon governor approval. Dodge and his father, Sandy Dodge, were at hand for the vote and after the meeting, they headed there’s need. I think that’s a characteristic of our organization as well,” he west on Dodge Street toward the company headquarters located at 8701 said. “And by the way, we’re not unique. 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All Makes is family-owned, but its leadership team sees their employees as part of the family, too. That spirit of kinship fosters volunteerism and other giving activities that encourage everyone in the company to make a difference.

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LL MAKES BEGAN SELLING OFFICE MACHINES with Thomas “We’re open to thinking outside the box. We really want to be involved. We’re Edison’s cutting-edge ediphone. The company is still known for offering state-of- family-owned but we always say that our employee base here is our family, too. It the-art technology today; it just looks very different. But what looks exactly the brings it all together to work on projects and ideas they have,” Zetzman said, adding same a century later? A deep-rooted atmosphere of generosity. that giving activities are often informal. The top executives at All Makes have a lot to be proud of as they prepare to Kavich and Zetzman have served on numerous nonprofit and community celebrate the company’s 100th anniversary in 2018, but they’re more than just boards over the years, often in leadership positions, and they feel their giving style corporate leaders of a successful and longstanding business. Jeff Kavich and Amee has evolved. Zetzman are the fourth generation of their family to lead “Today there are greater opportunities for more All Makes, which was started by their great-grandfather personal involvement in giving and volunteering,” Harry Ferer as All Makes Typewriter Co. in 1918. Kavich said. Today the company occupies two city blocks near “WE ENCOURAGE OUR Sometimes projects that seem like small efforts have 25th Avenue and Farnam Street, including its Omaha TEAM MEMBERS TO great personal impact, Zetzman said. showroom just blocks from Ferer’s original store. The “We sponsored the ice cream cart at a nursing home VOLUNTEER WITH THE company also has Nebraska locations in Lincoln and because that brought our grandpa joy,” she said. “We Kearney along with a location in Des Moines, Iowa. All UNDERSTANDING recognized this as one of the ‘little things’ that made a Makes provides office furniture and technology solutions THAT WE WANT TO big difference.” for offices from home-based enterprises to Fortune 500 PARTICIPATE Team members’ personal circumstances have companies, and projects that are local, national and global influenced giving efforts, too, Zetzman said. Organ in scope. All Makes not only offers an immense selection WITH THEM.” donation advocacy and awareness is a cause especially of high-quality office furniture and business equipment, ~ JEFF KAVICH but also a host of customizable services like interior design meaningful to the Kavich family. In 2012, Zetzman President and CEO planning and execution, project management, business donated a kidney to her father, Larry Kavich, who equipment servicing and even LEED planning. continues to be in good health today. “Through the four generations we’ve met so many “We try to focus on nonprofits that directly affect team amazing people and great businesses,” Kavich, the company’s president and CEO, members or clients,” Zetzman said. “It helps us continue to make those personal said. “We’re really excited to meet the milestone of 100 years. And we’re fully connections and build relationships in the community.” committed to our markets and looking forward to carrying on the tradition for many more years.” OFFICE MAKEOVER As proud as they are of the growth and commercial success of the company, Ten years ago, the leadership team sought to establish a unique giving project Kavich and Zetzman say they are just as proud of the company’s century-old that used All Makes’ time, talent and treasure in a distinct way, and as a result, All giving tradition. Makes created the $25,000 Nonprofit Office Makeover contest. “It’s the way we were raised; Jeff and I were raised by parents and grandparNonprofits typically don’t have the resources for well-designed offices that ents who always gave back, so it was instilled in us throughout our lives,” Zetzfeature up-to-date furnishings and office equipment, Zetzman explained. Winners man, who serves as All Makes’ executive vice president and CFO, said. “We received a remodeled workspace designed to improve productivity and reflect the feel fortunate and lucky for the loyalty and support we get in all four of our mission of the nonprofit. markets. We think that giving back builds trust and respect as well as apprecia“We get everyone involved and it feels so good to see their new space when tion for one another in the community.” we’re done,” she said. “They feel good about going to work and doing whatever they do.” ENGAGED OWNERSHIP Kavich and Zetzman know firsthand how rewarding it is to feel good about “We encourage our team members to participate and volunteer for community programs with the understanding that we, as owners, are going to be equally their work. “We feel we’ve been very generous over our 100-year history and it’s been a engaged and that we want to participate with them,” Kavich said. “We’re open to any and all requests for assistance regardless of size or scope and we take two-way street. We grew up in a very sharing environment so naturally that’s how suggestions from our team members for what is important and meaningful to them.” we react,” Kavich said. “Giving back is something that’s part of both of us.”

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VEN I WAS SHOCKED at how many hours our employees volunteer “We know that the more financial success we can help our members to to our communities,” SAC Federal Credit Union President and CEO Gail achieve, the more they will be able to make a difference in their DeBoer said. “We started tracking this a year or so ago and I knew it was a lot, communities as well,” DeBoer explained. “This is a huge ‘win-win’ for but we have found that our employees participate in over 13,000 hours of everyone. So, by making things better for our members we ultimately make community engagement each year.” the communities they live in better, too. If we can teach our members how SAC Federal Credit Union has been serving the greater Omaha area for to achieve a greater level of financial security, through all aspects of their more than 70 years. It was founded as a military credit union to serve Air Force life, that will bring about real change. Real change for them and for the families (SAC reflects Strategic Air Command) and today it has 23 locations communities we serve.” with membership free and open to all residents in its eight-county service area. Promoting basic financial literacy is a huge part of that effort, DeBoer Even as SAC Federal Credit Union has grown to become Nebraska’s largest added. Online educational tools and resources help members and nonlocally owned credit union, its focus on local communities remains sharp. members discover a path to a more solid financial future. Initiatives and “Each of our employees receives training on our SAC culture and values as programs span all age groups, like the Dollar Dog Kids Club and minipart of their new employee onboarding process,” DeBoer said. “One of the banks at school for elementary-school students, and the online portal cultural values they learn about is ‘Caring through Collaboration.’ We care KOFE (Knowledge of Financial Education) along with financial blogs and about our communities and encourage our employees financial education seminars for adults. to do the same by volunteering, donating, voting and being good citizens. It seems to be working. In 2017 our FOCUS ON FINANCIAL LITERACY 250 employees contributed 13,000 hours of work in the “We don’t settle for just providing better banking for “WE ARE WORKING TO communities we serve.” our members. This past year we formed the SAC PUT OUR GIVING Employees are free to support activities they have a Foundation, which is dedicated to being a steward of personal interest in or connection to, DeBoer said, EFFORTS WHERE THEY economic and social sustainability in the communities which means hundreds of organizations may receive we serve. We believe in our foundation’s mission. The WILL HAVE THE support in any given year, a reflection of the diversity GREATEST IMPACT FOR foundation’s mission aligns nicely with our credit of SAC’s 110,000 members. union’s mission and with what we practice every day LONG-TERM GOOD.” “We want to support our employees by supporting in our branches and throughout our interactions with the projects they are donating their time, talent and our members,” she said. “With the Foundation’s focus ~ GAIL DEBOER on financial literacy education we improve everyone’s money to,” DeBoer said. President and CEO The credit union also collectively and strategically ability to do more for themselves and for others.” supports larger efforts. Branch employees take the lead on executing “We are working to put our giving efforts where they financial literacy education from walking customers will have the greatest impact for long-term good in the communities we serve,” through online banking tools and new technology to setting up budgets and DeBoer said. “We also provide opportunities for our employees to take part showing them how to plan for a variety of life events. in programs and organizations that SAC supports. Last year we partnered with “Our employees go the extra mile with members,” DeBoer said. “One the American Heart Association for the (Nebraska) Go Red for Women particular member in North Omaha was struggling to pay her bills and balance campaign, which I had the honor of chairing. It was wonderful to see our her checkbook. She was overdrawn month after month and paying fees employees embrace this partnership and take part in the campaign on a because of this. Cathy Banks, the branch manager there, knew there was a number of different levels.” solution to this. Cathy set up regular sessions with this member to teach her how to improve her financial situation.” These regular educational sessions helped the member “to be BETTER BANKING FOR LIFE In addition to participating in a spectrum of activities that support empowered to take control of her finances and to see a way out of the nonprofits and community organizations, the people of the credit union see financial hole she was in,” DeBoer said. “This woman is now off of welfare the products and services they offer members as a way to better the and government assistance and charting a path for herself and her family, community. 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THE power OF COMMUNITY SERVICE

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A SPEAKER WITH inspiration AND impact!

TAKE YOUR ORGANIZATION’S community service EFFORTS TO the next level!

ANDEE IS AN enthusiastic AND knowledgeable SPEAKER. ANDEE’S EXPERIENCE IN WORKING WITH BOTH THE NONPROFIT AND CORPORATE SECTORS OVER THE past 25 years WAS INSTRUMENTAL IN HELPING OUR AGENTS LEARN innovative WAYS TO TAKE THEIR COMMUNITY SERVICE ACTIVITIES TO THE next level. GIVING BACK IS A must FOR EVERY BUSINESS AND ANDEE delivers WHEN IT COMES TO HELPING ORGANIZATIONS CREATE AND implement STRATEGIC GIVING PLANS AND NONPROFIT PARTNERSHIPS.

~ MIKE RIEDMANN President, nP dOdge residentiAL sALes divisiOn

• Devise a fresh new approach to step up your community involvement and impact • Create and implement a powerful giving strategy • Connect with the community with greater purpose and impact Andee will show you how to connect with the community on a deeper level, and create greater impact in the community while creating an exceptional giving culture that engages employees and clients through THE power OF COMMUNITY SERVICE!

I believe THAT BUSINESSES & ORGANIZATIONS (BOTH LARGE AND SMALL) HAVE AN incredible OPPORTUNITY TO create THE GREATEST impact IN BUILDING STRONG COMMUNITIES THROUGH GIVING BACK. I LOOK FORWARD TO serving YOU AS YOU SERVE OTHERS .

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Our employees volunteer their time and talents to more than 75 charities and community partners all year round. They ďŹ ll the gaps and provide support where help is needed. With the guidance and organization of our Community Involvement Committee, they have many opportunities to make a difference. Together growing strong.

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VERYONE HAS A ROLE TO PLAY in helping Omaha grow – in making this a stronger community and an even better place to call home. Our role is to serve as a connector, working with donors and nonprofits who love our community, believe in its future, and want to be a part of making it better.

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 account whenever it makes the most sense financially. This flexibility and convenience allows our donors to be more thoughtful about their giving. They can make a donation to their account and qualify for the tax benefits, then decide later where to give and what to accomplish with the funds.

We see charitable gifts as investments in the future of Omaha. And we immerse ourselves in every aspect of philanthropy—philanthropic trends, nonprofits, tax codes, financial tools—to help our donors invest as wisely as possible and connect their priorities with the needs of the community.

Through our work we inspire a culture of giving so that—together—we can grow a stronger, brighter region for all. We invest in programs like Omaha Gives! and The Landscape to understand local needs and build community in a whole new way.

At the Foundation, we simplify charitable giving by offering knowledge and a deep understanding of local nonprofits. We make it easy, providing as much or as little guidance as our donors need to reach their charitable goals. We research local issues, and share that knowledge so our donors can give with confidence. And we keep track of the financial details—offering comprehensive account management—so our donors can focus on growing more good in the community.

The Omaha Community Foundation has been active in the charitable community since 1982, and our family of donors have invested more than $1.5 billion in Omaha and southwest Iowa, supporting more than 3,000 local nonprofits. To learn more about how we can help you grow more good in our community, visit omahafoundation.org or call us at (402) 342-3458.

OMAHA COMMUNITY FOUNDATION • 302 S 36th St., Ste. 100 • Omaha, NE 68131 Phone (402) 342-3458 • www.omahafoundation.org • President & CEO: Sara Boyd • Board Chair: Constance M. Ryan

Where good intentions become great accomplishments.

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HE COLLECTIVE generosity and excitement around Omaha Gives! continues to spread year after year! In 2017, we celebrated five years of giving together during the metro area’s charitable holiday powered by the Omaha Community Foundation. On May 24, the infectious enthusiasm once again took over the city. A record 923 participating nonprofits shared their stories of impact and rallied donors across the region in support of their work. A total 52,886 donations—a new record—were given during the celebration. In total, the 24-hour online giving day, presented by American National Bank, raised $7.8 million from 18,767 donors. And since its inception in 2013, Omaha Gives! has now raised more than $35 million from a cumulative 200,000 donations for nonprofit organizations throughout Douglas, Sarpy, and Pottawattamie Counties. The event continues to create new opportunities for nonprofit organizations to gain support. About one-third (33%) of donations are first-time gifts to a nonprofit; additionally, the average number of nonprofits supported by a donor has increased each year. And this event reinforces that giving together makes a big impact, as 78% of the total donations were $100 or less—that’s a lot of small gifts adding up! The spirit of generosity is truly alive during Omaha Gives! While the giving takes place online, the excitement and creativity spread to every corner of the community, from events held throughout the area, to #OmahaGives trending regionally on social media. During 2017’s 24-hour event, the community was electric with the power of collective giving, supporting causes that people care about, and the awareness that everyone has the power to make a difference. We’re looking forward to even more excitement and generosity this year. Omaha Gives! will take place on Wednesday, May 23, 2018, but the platform is live year-round. Visit OmahaGives.org and support your favorite nonprofits—or discover new ones to love— all year long!

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If you want to learn more about an issue that matters to you, visit www.TheLandscapeOmaha.org to dig into the data and stories. You can hear how one local woman overcame breast cancer thanks to her community health center, how another longtime resident got back on his feet after losing his business and his home, and why one homeowner is working to transform her neighborhood, starting on her very own street. After listening to the stories, you can view the statistics on how our region is faring in related indicators like healthcare access, homelessness, or housing affordability.

HELANDSCAPEOMAHA.ORG uses publicly available data to look at six areas of life in the Omaha-Council Bluffs region: Health, Neighborhoods, Safety, Transportation, Workforce and Education. Our goal is to provide greater clarity around the issues that impact all of us in one way or another. The information within The Landscape provides an opportunity for the community to understand where our greatest challenges are so that we can meet them head on. And it provides data and insight, so donors can be informed in their giving. Our region has great resources so ensuring that all residents have the opportunity to create a healthy, safe, vibrant life for themselves and their families is important to build a stronger community. Through The Landscape, we know that poverty in Douglas, Sarpy and Pottawattamie Counties has risen 65% faster than nationally. The data also shows that there can be a 12 ½-year life expectancy difference depending on the ZIP code in which you’re born in our community—that’s the difference between seeing your grandchild born and your grandchild enter high school.

The Landscape is a journey of listening and learning. It’s an evolving project—one we’ve learned an immense amount from along the way—and it is our hope that the community remains a constant source of feedback as we seek to advance and expand The Landscape. We are working to identify opportunities to further connect this data and our learnings more directly with donors and other interested individuals in our community to drive change. Our ultimate interest in this work is to move the needle further forward together, in partnership and alignment with one another.

We also know from The Landscape that more than 161,000 individuals worry that their food may run out before they can afford to purchase more—a number that is increasing. And that in some parts of our community, unemployment rates are as high as 26 percent, and also that half of people living in poverty hold at least one job, which means that they are employed, yet still not making enough to afford necessities.

For more information on The Landscape, contact us at (402) 342-3458 or visit www.TheLandscapeOmaha.org.

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DULT & TEEN CHALLENGE We exist to be a catalyst for 180-degree life change in the life of the addict.

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INCE 1974, ADULT & TEEN CHALLENGE of the Midlands has been restoring hope to those struggling with drug and alcohol addiction. We are one of the largest, most effective faith-based programs in the Midlands with men’s programs in Colfax, Iowa and Omaha, Nebraska and a women’s center in Beatrice, Nebraska.

GIVING OPPORTUNITIES: • Annual Fund: One-time donation to help put hope within reach of those trapped in addiction.

Adult & Teen Challenge of the Midlands offers a long-term, 12-month, faith-based program for adults 18 and older. The program is designed to assist individuals in freedom from drugs and alcohol and the life-destructive behaviors that accompany it. We also support the spouses and families of those enrolled in the program through our family ministry.

• Monthly Support: Recurring donations to directly support the program. • Sponsor a Student: Pledge $1,200 a month to ensure every student has the ability to transform their life.

• Evening of Impact: Annual spring dinner. Be a corporate sponsor at $5,000 or a Table Sponsor at $400.

• Annual Golf Marathon: Be a corporate sponsor at $5,000, a Hole Sponsor at $1,000, or golf yourself.

Participants work to overcome self-destructive patterns associated with their substance abuse while developing positive life skills. The program is divided into four phases, each designed to build on the foundation of the previous phase.

• Vehicle Donation Program: As heard on KFAB, call (888) 344-HOPE (4673) • Omaha Gives!

• Phase 1 – Recognition of destructive and habitual thoughts that lead to substance abuse. • Phase 2 – Focus on healing the wounds of past failures and broken relationships. • Phase 3 – Character development and spiritual growth with a discovery process identifying personal strengths and setting individuals goals. • Phase 4 – Re-Entry and Continuing Care Planning includes employment/educational plans, financial planning, relationship skills, support system evaluation, leadership skills and relapse prevention.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES: • Mentoring • Group Projects • Remodeling Projects • Prayer • Other Volunteer Opportunities

Adult & Teen Challenge of the Midlands also facilities the adolescent prevention program Know The Truth which is an evidence-based drug and alcohol prevention program geared toward junior high and high school students. Know The Truth partners with schools and the community to educate students and parents on the risks of substance abuse through sharing both evidence and personal experience. ADULT & TEEN CHALLENGE OF THE MIDLANDS 2916 N 58th St. • Omaha, NE 68104 Phone (402) 551-2322 www.tcmid.org Regional Director: Warren Hunsberger Director of Adult Programs: Michael Hunsberger Omaha Executive Director: Adam Nordstrom Beatrice Executive Director: Curtis and Teressa Barnes To donate contact: Adam Nordstrom, Executive Director • (402) 305-5825 To volunteer contact: Kyle Olson • (402) 551-2322 2018

WISH LIST: • New appliances: washers, dryers, deep freezers, etc. • New twin mattresses • New windows • Household items

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IFE IS WHY the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association has a mission to end the threat of heart disease and stroke, which are the nation’s No. 1 and No. 5 killers. By 2020, the Association aims to reduce deaths from cardiovascular disease by 20 percent. We all have a reason to live a longer, healthier life. Maybe it is to dance at your daughter’s wedding. Maybe it’s to cheer on the Huskers. No matter how big or how small your “why” is, the American Heart Association wants to help you live for those moments. The American Heart Association – Nebraska is currently providing more than $1.7 million to fund 10 studies at Nebraska research institutions. In 2017, 92,000 Nebraskans were trained by the Association in CPR, and 50,000 children fought obesity through Jump Rope For Heart/Hoops For Heart. The Association even worked to have all Nebraska newborns screened for heart defects before leaving the hospital, supported a statewide smoke-free law and is aiming to have all high-school students know CPR before graduating. Whether you or someone you know has been impacted by heart disease or stroke, you have felt the effect of our work in your life. Life is why you should support the work of the American Heart Association. Supporting can be as simple as telling a friend about the risks or wearing red on National Wear Red Day (Feb. 2, 2018). Or you can attend one of the events in Omaha like the Heart and Stroke Ball, the 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.

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. We also accept donations at many local schools through Jump Rope For Heart/ Hoops For Heart and at our biggest events of the year: • Heart and Stroke Ball – February 3, 2018 • Heart Walk – May 12, 2018 • Go Red For Women – September 25, 2018 The American Heart Association and American Stroke Association is also proud to participate in Omaha Gives! on May 23, 2018.

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.

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 Metro Omaha Board President: Dr. Robert Spicer, Chief of Cardiology at Children’s Hospital & Medical Center Metro Omaha Chairman of the Board: Cameron Scott, Executive Vice President Operations at Union Pacific To volunteer or to donate contact: (402) 810-6870 2018

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.

WISH LIST: • 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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“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. 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, hospital patients relying on blood donors, and those who turn to the Red Cross for lifesaving training.

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 8am and 4:30pm weekdays. You may also leave a message. • Mail a check/money order to: 2912 S 80th Ave., Omaha, Nebraska 68124.

• Disaster Responder • Smoke Alarm Installation Team • 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

AMERICAN RED CROSS 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 Chairs: Thomas Andreoli, Union Pacific Denise McNitt, CHI Health

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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.

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

NGELS AMONG US WAS ESTABLISHED in 2006 by two women whose lives were effected by pediatric cancer. Angels Among Us financially assists families whose children are battling cancer. Over our 12-year history, we have assisted over 350 families with nearly $1.5 million in support. 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 a period of 18 months. Families identify the bill(s) they would like paid and Angels Among Us pays the creditor directly. Mortgage and rent payments, car payments and utilities are a few examples of the things we assist with. While we are currently able to help over 40 families a year, the need is still great, AND GROWING. We often run a waiting list of up to 10+ families needing our support. Gifts of all amounts help us to meet the needs of a family quickly – this support helps families avoid the financial pitfalls that often occur when a family receives this life-altering diagnosis.

GIVING OPPORTUNITIES: Become a Guardian Angel – provide $18 a month for 18 months to help families in need. Your monthly gift will help us meet the needs of families we serve.

Sponsor an Event – we can always use support for our events and it is a great way to highlight your company.

Attend one of our Events – support families battling pediatric cancer and learn more about the difference you are making.

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 in 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 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 3516 N 163rd Plz., Ste. 3 • Omaha, NE 68116 Phone (402) 934-0999 www.myangelsamongus.org Executive Director: Susan Nelson Board Chairman: Jeremy Vokt To volunteer contact: Shari Holl, Office and Family Support Specialist • (402)-934-0999

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WISH LIST: • Fuzzy socks

• Markers and crayons

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• Gift cards for local restaurants, coffee and gas

• Coloring books (teen and child)

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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 2017 Top-Rated Award by GreatNonprofits, the leading provider of user reviews about nonprofit organizations. Assistance League of Omaha has also achieved Platinum level in GuideStar. 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.

GIVING OPPORTUNITIES: THERE ARE MANY WAYS YOU CAN SUPPORT THE ASSISTANCE LEAGUE’S WORK: Provide a tax-deductible monetary donation $85 clothes one schoolchild. Attend and support our fundraising events such as the Christmas Caravan and Preview Party Gala. Donate merchandise for fundraising events such as the Preview Party silent and oral auction.

Support the Assistance League Thrift Shop with your donations and patronage.

Donate new or gently-used books during our annual Operation Literacy

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Operation School Bell® Each year over 3,300 children from the greater Omaha area are given the opportunity to shop and select new school clothing at JCPenney. Operation Recovery ALO volunteers provide life skills training and ALO Thrift Shop clothing vouchers to the residents of Santa Monica, a home for women recovering from chemical dependency. 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 300 kits are distributed to twelve 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. Over 600 books were distributed to students and five post-secondary scholarships were awarded. 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 700 bears have comforted children in the last 12 months. Operation Literacy Reading skills are encouraged and books are distributed to children.

ASSISTANCE LEAGUE® OF OMAHA 3569 Leavenworth St. • Omaha, NE 68105 Phone (402) 342-4288 alomaha.org President: Jill Floth To volunteer or to donate contact: The Assistance League Office • (402) 342-4288 2018

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

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WISH LIST: • Monetary donations • Thrift shop donations of adult clothing and small housewares

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UTISM ACTION PARTNERSHIP

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

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UTISM ACTION PARTNERSHIP seeks to maximize our impact and increase inclusion for those on the autism spectrum through targeted grants and services. Our funding and support are characterized in the following categories: supporting and strengthening families, workforce development, social skills, education, awareness and support in the autism community.

GIVING OPPORTUNITIES: • Vintage Affaire • Omaha Gives! • Autism Awareness Month

AAP funds and operates the Partnership for Autism Career Employment (PACE), which provides long-term supported employment services. PACE seeks employment opportunities through Community Partners who are strategically aligned with our mission. Our partners exemplify awareness, sensitivity, inclusion and support for young adults on the autism spectrum.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES: • Guild • Champions for Autism

AAP funds the Circle of Friends program in schools across Nebraska. Circle of Friends is a form of Peer Mediated Intervention, an approach in which typically developing peers are trained to implement behavioral interventions and facilitate social skills development in special needs populations. Over 220 elementary, middle and high schools have Circle of Friends program, benefitting thousands of children each year. We host the Annual Autism Summit which brings national speakers to present diverse views on the subject of autism. We host a comprehensive website that provides extensive information about resources in Nebraska.

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We also sponsor Making Memories, free events specifically tailored to families affected by autism. These events are hosted at The Rose Theater , Omaha Children’s Museum, Joslyn Art Museum, Henry Doorly Zoo and more. AAP is committed to ensuring a supportive place in our community for individuals on the spectrum and their families.

AUTISM ACTION PARTNERSHIP 10110 Nicholas St., Ste. 202 • Omaha, NE 68114 www.autismaction.org Board President/Chairman: Gail Werner-Robertson Guild Board President: Rita Hamele To volunteer or to donate call: (402) 763-8830

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To ensure careers for committed students of hope and need through education/training and supportive relationships.

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OUNDED IN 2008 by a group of Omaha philanthropists, Avenue Scholars Foundation provides comprehensive, individualized support services to help students from low-income backgrounds identify, persist toward, and ultimately enter financially sustaining careers. The core attributes of our program are the long-term, comprehensive support provided to each Avenue Scholar and an intensive focus on career attainment. Each Avenue Scholar is assigned a dedicated ASF staff member called a Career Coach, who guides students’ personal and career-related development during their junior and senior years of high school (High School Career Coach) or during their postsecondary education/training and into a career (Postsecondary Career Coach). Program participants also receive support from ASF’s Business Outreach Team, which engages area businesses in order to provide career exploration, preparation, and placement opportunities, as well as our Student Support Team, which provides training and resources to help students meet individual social and emotional needs.

GIVING OPPORTUNITIES: Financial support is greatly appreciated. Donations can be made by contacting our office, or online at www.avenuescholarsfoundation.org.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES: Please support Avenue Scholars Foundation students by volunteering with a local mentoring organization and choosing an Avenue Scholar as your mentee.

ASF aspires for each student it serves to complete our program having satisfied the following guarantees: • Education/Training: A committed ASF participant graduates from high school, completes relevant career education or training, and is goal oriented toward an ASF-approved pathway. • Work Experience: A committed ASF participant demonstrates a successful work history. • Work-Ready Skills: A committed ASF participant demonstrates workready habits and skills, including responsibility, work ethic, communication, positive attitude, professionalism, teamwork and problem-solving. • Attendance: A committed ASF participant demonstrates consistent attendance at school, work and ASF engagements. • Financial and Personal Well-being: A committed ASF participant demonstrates the ability to: • overcome barriers to employment and personal well-being (financial, physical and mental) • access community resources and services when necessary. AVENUE SCHOLARS FOUNDATION 7101 Mercy Rd., Ste. 240 • Omaha, NE 68106 Phone (402) 916-9777 www.avenuescholarsfoundation.org President/CEO: Kenneth M. Bird, Ed.D. Board President/Chairman: Walter Scott, Jr. 2018

WISH LIST: Avenue Scholars Foundation is always looking for businesses with which to partner in offering career-building opportunities for our students. Please join our effort by providing career exploration, preparation and placement opportunities for our Avenue Scholars.

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Ballet Nebraska is the region’s only professional dance company – bringing the beauty, athleticism and energy of ballet to Nebraska and Iowa audiences.

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ITH AN ENTHUSIASTIC AUDIENCE and a recognized reputation among critics for artistic quality, Ballet Nebraska is a rising star of our region’s arts community. The company is performing at the Orpheum, Joslyn, Iowa Western Arts Center, and on tour... reaching thousands of children through outreach and education programs... and earning the support of some of the community’s most respected sponsors. Now in its eighth season, Ballet Nebraska is the youngest major arts organization in the metro area and the only professional dance company serving Nebraska and western Iowa. Ballet Nebraska’s talented professional dancers hail from around the nation and abroad, making the Midwest their home to share the excitement of dance with others. Through the company’s expressive performing artists, acclaimed choreographers and skilled teachers, Ballet Nebraska plays a key role in the cultural vitality of the region. Ballet Nebraska’s commitment to community service 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 • Individual Donations • In-kind Donations

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES: Ballet Nebraska Guild: The Guild is a dedicated group of outstanding volunteers who support Ballet Nebraska through social events and fundraisers. Junior Guild: This lively group allows young ballet fans the opportunity to work together to help support Ballet Nebraska.

To attend, donate, volunteer or simply learn more about Ballet Nebraska, please visit balletnebraska.org.

BALLET NEBRASKA P.O. Box 6413 • Omaha, NE 68106 Phone (402) 541-6946 www.balletnebraska.org Founder, Artistic Director and CEO: Erika Overturff Chair, Board of Directors: Greta Vaught President, Ballet Nebraska Guild: Cheryl Goodwillie To volunteer or for more information: guild@balletnebraska.org • info@balletnebraska.org 2018

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

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HE BLUEBARN THEATRE was founded in the late 1980s by graduates from the Conservatory of Theatre Arts and Film at the State University of New York at Purchase. As Omaha’s only professional contemporary theatre in the area, BLUEBARN is dedicated to theatre’s most important tradition: to provoke thought, emotion, action and change. Now at home in its newly-constructed building at the corner of 10th and Pacific, the BLUEBARN is a cultural destination boasting a one-of-a-kind flexible indoor/outdoor plan, allowing for innovative stage designs and audience perspectives. The 96-seat house maintains the intimacy for which BLUEBARN is known, while overhead stage grid and state-of-the-art lighting and sound equipment open the doors to the unexpected, inside and out. The site features integrated functional artwork created by four regional artists and a welcoming public green space for the entire community. At the core of each season are four to 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.

Gifts from individuals, foundations, corporations and other institutions can be designated by the donor in the following areas:

Annual Fund: Support the theatre’s mission and help BLUEBARN meet its operating expenses with a donation to the Annual Fund.

Professional Artist Fund: The idea of an artist making a living with his art is something that shouldn’t be debated. Become an investor and support the actors, designers and creative forces contributing to the incredible stories BLUEBARN puts onstage.

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 are available at all levels. Planned Giving: Provide a lasting legacy for the future of the BLUEBARN Theatre and Omaha. Contact Managing Director Keith Hart at khart@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.

With every performance, BLUEBARN stimulates people to think, to respond emotionally, to act on that response, and to contribute to positive change in the community around them. BLUEBARN is committed to telling stories that are authentic, allowing audience members to bring their own history and experiences to the theater and to leave with their own impressions and opinions.

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.

BLUEBARN is dedicated to expanding access to professional theater programming for community members and works with a variety of organizations for educational activities, social service, and partnership programming.

BLUEBARN THEATRE 1106 S 10th St. • Omaha, NE 68108 Phone (402) 345-1576 www.bluebarn.org Producing Artistic Director: Susan Clement Toberer Board President: Devin Fox 2018

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

For more information about volunteering contact Amy Reiner, Production Manager, at areiner@bluebarn.org.

WISH LIST: • Rolling gas grill

• Trim router

• Pneumatic t-nailer

• Drill press w/ 1” shank

• Mig portable welder

• 3-D printer

• Port-band saw

• Free playbill printing

• Golf cart

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Changing the way America cares for children, families and communities by providing and promoting an Integrated Continuum of Care® that instills Boys Town values to strengthen body, mind and spirit.

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VER THE PAST 100 YEARS, BOYS TOWN has given tens of thousands of at-risk children the love, education and opportunities they need to succeed, thanks to your support.

GIVING OPPORTUNITIES:

Every day, abused and neglected children and broken and struggling families seek help from Boys Town. The care we provide is uniquely effective because it is driven by our unwavering belief that every child and every family has the potential to succeed, regardless of their circumstances. When Boys Town saves a child, the positive effects ripple through our community, creating greater progress for society as a whole.

• A $115 donation can help pay for an annual school physical to ensure that a child stays

Boys Town kids are everywhere. They are teachers, parents, engineers and artists. Given a second chance, help and healing, they have triumphed. Now we need your help to spread the word about the amazing work Boys Town does every day—and has been doing for 100 years. When you donate to Boys Town, you’re giving a child a chance at life to be stronger together. YOU are changing lives. Thank you.

BOYS TOWN 14100 Crawford St. • Boys Town, NE 68010 Phone: (402) 498-1490 www.BoysTown.org/donate National Executive Director: Father Steven Boes National Board Chair: Kevin Mohan To volunteer, contact: Tom Lynch • (402) 498-1186 2018

• $1,000 makes you an Honor Roll member of the Boys Town family. • A $600 donation can purchase Christmas gifts for eight Boys Town children. healthy and lives in a healthy home while in our care.

• A $75 donation can help purchase an outfit for a child – from shoes to a warm winter sweater – and provide the self-confidence he or she needs to follow the path to success.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES: • Complete office projects • Welcome visitors to Boys Town and other activities. • Mentor one student, using teacher-selected materials, in reading or math, one hour a week.

WISH LIST: • Carpenter tools and mechanical tools for our Career Readiness Center • New twin-size sheet sets for residential homes • New age-appropriate reading books • New bicycles for children

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

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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 (30) hours of National CASA curriculum pre-service training along with twelve (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: Fatima Kponton, CASA for Douglas County Service League To volunteer contact: Deanna Wagner, Recruitment Coordinator • (402) 932-5683 Ext. 105 2018

GIVING OPPORTUNITIES: 20th Anniversary Year Sponsorships – CASA for Douglas County will be celebrating its 20th anniversary in 2018. As part of the festivities, CASA will host its 5K Superhero Run for CASA and Unsung Heroes. 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. CASA Closet – Your contribution of new items including clothing, pajamas, underwear, socks, hygiene, personal care items, school supplies, and games/books will help children with the basic items necessary to transition from foster homes, schools and independent living. All New Dollars contributed to CASA for Douglas County will be matched by the Parker Family Foundation. 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 Appreciation, Children’s Holiday Party, etc.). To join the Service League, visit www.casaomaha.org/volunteer/casa-service-league. 5K Superhero Run for CASA – On July 14, 2018, CASA hosts its 8th Annual 5K Superhero Run in an effort to raise awareness about youth in foster care and how CASA is the VOICE for these children using citizen volunteers to advocate for them. This family-friendly event will take place at Midtown Crossing and features a 1K Kids Run, photo booth, and postrace pancake feed.

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

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ATHOLIC CHARITIES

In response to God’s call to love our neighbor, Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Omaha enables the Works of Mercy to be received and lived.

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GIVING OPPORTUNITIES: Irish Fest: Annual March fundraising dinner and auction Annual Appeal: Online donations at www.ccomaha.org Hunger Doesn’t Take a Vacation: May-August cash drive for our food pantries Hoops for Hope: Winter fundraising party before Creighton game Foundation/Planned Gifts: Kathleen Berg (402) 829-9233 Cars for Kids: Rita Clark (402) 829-9205 Mother’s Day / Father’s Day Cards: Give your mother or father a beautiful card

INCE 1926, CATHOLIC CHARITIES OF OMAHA has been ministering to the greatest and most fundamental needs of the Archdiocese of Omaha. To the voiceless, hungry, addicted, abused and forgotten – regardless of race, religion, age or income – Catholic Charities provides sanctuary in times of hardship while opening doors for promising futures. Every year, Catholic Charities helps and empowers more than 75,000 individuals and families in Nebraska. MINISTRY IN ACTION • To the battered woman and her children, we are shelter and safety. • To the poor, the hungry, the homeless, we are help and hope. • To those faced with unplanned pregnancy, we are support and guidance. • To the immigrant, we are a path to acceptance and participation. • To the person immobilized by mental illness and addictions, we are a road to recovery. • To families and senior citizens, we are a haven for learning, growth

while donating to Catholic Charities.

Easy Gifts: Catholic Charities offers the Easy Gifts Program, an electronic fund transfer (EFT) service, which stretches your donation by reducing the cost of processing your contribution and allowing us to better plan and budget for our programs. Your gift may be a one-time donation or you can make it a recurring monthly gift.

and a place to come together.

Matching Gifts: Many companies have Matching Gift programs which double or even triple tax deductible contributions made by their employees.

SERVICES:

Memorial Gifts: Memorial gifts may be given or designated to Catholic Charities to honor the memory of someone who has passed.

• Adoption • Basic Needs • Behavioral Health Services • Domestic Violence Shelter • Family Strengthening • Immigration Legal Assistance • Microbusiness Training • Pregnancy Counseling • Senior Services

Program/Service Donations: You may select a specific service to receive your donations by including that information with your check or online donation.

Tribute Gifts: You may make a tribute gift to Catholic Charities in honor of someone’s birthday, anniversary, graduation, Confirmation or in lieu of a holiday gift.

CATHOLIC CHARITIES: Here to help.

Giving Tuesday: The Tuesday after Thanksgiving, international day of giving at the beginning of the Christmas and holiday season.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES: Development fundraising events – Rita Clark (402) 829-9205 Food Pantries – Food collection and/or sorting: Volunteer Office (402) 829-9220 Other volunteer opportunities – Volunteer Office (402) 829-9220 CATHOLIC CHARITIES 3300 N 60th St. • Omaha, NE 68104 Phone (402) 554-0520 • Toll Free (800) 403-2435 www.ccomaha.org Executive Director: Gregg Wilson Board President: Don Heimes Foundation Board Chair: John Kuehl To donate contact: Ginny Czechut • (402) 829-9261

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WISH LIST: • Cash donations to purchase pantry items or other needs • Irish Fest auction items: Rita Clark (402) 829-9205 • Non-perishable food items: Juan Diego Center (402) 731-5413 • St. Martin de Porres (402) 453-6363 • Diapers/gift cards/cell phones/bedding/misc. items: Rita Clark (402) 829-9205

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ENTRAL HIGH SCHOOL FOUNDATION To improve the education of present and future students at Central High School.

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HE CENTRAL HIGH SCHOOL FOUNDATION was established in 1996 to provide support for present and future Omaha Central High School students to ensure that the tradition of excellence continues. Contributions of time, energy, and resources are essential to preserve and enhance the timeless values of a Central High School education. The Central High School Foundation supports Central High School through a variety of activities including alumni relations, fundraising, grant writing, student scholarships, capital projects, as well as teacher and classroom grants. The Central High School Foundation recently broke ground on a $22 million, 50,000-square-foot Arts and Library Addition for Central High School. The addition will house a new digital library, a 300-seat black box theater, visual and performing arts, instrumental and vocal music, and drama classes. The existing building space will be repurposed to meet the needs of a variety of educational programs including Special Education and English Language Learners. We are proud of the accomplishments that our students, staff and 35,000 alumni worldwide achieve every day. Your support helps make Central the finest downtown high school in the nation! With your support, the Foundation can continue to honor the past, live successfully in the present, and plan for the future. To become a member of Generation C, the Foundation’s annual giving campaign, or to join the mailing list, please visit www.chsfomaha.org

GIVING OPPORTUNITIES: Annual Fund: Gifts to Generation C allow the Foundation to provide for the emerging needs and challenges of Central High School. These unrestricted funds give the Foundation the flexibility to meet the greatest needs of Central, while allowing you to support your favorite school!

Memorials and Honorariums: A memorial gift is a thoughtful way to celebrate a special occasion or to honor family or friends. The Central High School Foundation’s Honor and Memorial Gift Program allows you to recognize individuals, couples, groups or special occasions. Memorials and honorariums are recognized in our Annual Report, and the recognized party will receive a card.

Adopt-A-School Partnership: Central High School has a long history of collaboration with corporations and business leaders. We recognize the value of strategic academic/industry partnerships to help strengthen our region’s economy and community and are always looking for local businesses or community entities interested in promoting student excellence within or outside of CHS walls. Endowment and Planned Giving: Plan ahead for Central’s future by making a planned gift. To learn more, contact the Foundation at (402) 556-1996 or www.chsfomaha.org/support/planned-giving. VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES: Become a member of the Central High School Alumni Association and use your time and talents to support Central High School.

CENTRAL HIGH SCHOOL FOUNDATION 1823 Harney St., Ste. 203 • Omaha, NE 68102-1913 Phone (402)556-1996 www.chsfomaha.org Executive Director: Michele Roberts Board President: Matt Aden To make a donation, contact: Michele Roberts • (402)556-1996 2018

WISH LIST: • Become a member of Generation “C” • Join the Central High School Alumni Association • Silent auction and raffle items

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The 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.

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HE CHI HEALTH FOUNDATION is a 501(c)(3) formed to raise awareness, manage and distribute funds to support the mission of CHI Health. We bring together the needs of our patients with the generosity of our employees, individuals, corporations, foundations, physicians and volunteers. Fostering relationships in our community is critical as they result in caring constituents making financial gifts to transform the lives of those in need. Established in 2004, CHI Health Foundation has more than $16 million in gift assets under management. The Foundation is governed by a board of directors, which includes one director from each hospital campus charitable council, as well as at-large members from the community. Kathy Bertolini serves as the Division Vice President of Philanthropy for the Foundation. As a not-for-profit organization, CHI Health reinvests all revenue beyond operational expenses, and manages and invests gift assets for the benefit of the five metro-area CHI Health hospitals: Creighton University Medical Center Bergan Mercy, Immanuel, Lakeside, Midlands and Mercy Council Bluffs; five critical access hospitals; and the 100-plus CHI Health Clinic network. At CHI Health, our core purpose is to heal the body, mind and spirit. Our most important focus is to care for our patients and their families. To do this, all CHI Health employees are expected to serve others by incorporating specific behaviors into their day-to-day work. Our Core Values describe these specific day-to-day work expectations based on our mission and values:

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

• Individual Giving • Memorials / Tributes / Honorariums • Corporate Sponsorships & Partnerships • Event Sponsorships • Endowment & Planned Giving • Silent Auction & Live Auction Item Donations COMMUNITY OPPORTUNITIES: Earn Your Scrubs Earn your Scrubs is a community outreach program the Foundation started in 2013 in an effort to build our pipeline of ambassadors, donors and future volunteers. These events are held twice a year at each hospital and community leaders are nominated to attend. We introduce them to our hospital leadership and physicians and give them behind-the-scenes education experiences. To date, 398 corporate and community leaders have graduated from this program. At the end of the day, participants receive a pair of scrubs.

• Reverence: Profound respect and awe for all of creation, the foundation that shapes spirituality, our relationship with others and our journey to God. • Integrity: Moral wholeness, soundness, fidelity, trust and truthfulness in all we do. • Compassion: Solidarity with one another, capacity to enter into another’s joy and sorrow. • Excellence: Preeminent performance, becoming the benchmark, putting forth our personal and professional best. CHI HEALTH FOUNDATION 10101 Maple St. • Omaha, NE 68134 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 2018

WISH LIST: • Chapel and lobby renovation – Immanuel • Behavioral Health Center for Children & Families – Immanuel • Wayfinding kiosks – Creighton University Medical Center Bergan Mercy • Continuing education scholarships – Mercy, Council Bluffs • Breast Health Center of Excellence – Lakeside • Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE) program – all metro hospitals

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HILD SAVING INSTITUTE, INC. Our mission is “responding to the cry of a child.” ALL children should have homes where hope is kindled and dreams can be achieved.

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OR MORE THAN 125 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 can be made to CSI

At its very 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 cope successfully 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 and an acknowledgement will be sent to the appropriate individual.

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 Nebraska Heart Gallery, where many older children and siblings available for adoption have found loving “forever families.” 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 child care centers — located at CSI at 4545 Dodge St. as well as 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. 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. CSI is funded by private donations, government grants and contracts and the United Way of the Midlands.

Securities Charitable gifts of stocks and property are gratefully received. Please consult a professional for details or call CSI’s Development Office for additional information, (402) 504-3634. 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) 504-3634. In-kind Gifts Non-monetary gifts from shampoo to diapers to new car seats to non-perishable snacks can be used by children and youth in CSI’s care. VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES: Volunteers working with Child Saving Institute’s children and youth receive nine hours of training to prepare for different volunteer positions. Volunteers must be 19 or older.

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 Thursday evenings so parents may participate in CSI parenting classes and engage in Foster Parent Networking. Office volunteers are needed to assist with mailings and general office work. Gardening volunteers are needed to assist with the nature playground weeding and planting.

To volunteer contact: Anna Willey, Events and Projects Coordinator • (402) 504-3664

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, Family Fun Center, Skatedaze, etc. • Playdough, craft kits and art supplies (sketch pads, drawing pencils) • Toiletries (deodorant, lip balm, ethnic hair products, feminine hygiene products)

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 Chairman: Paul Olson Guild President: Julie Shaner To volunteer or to donate contact: Anna Willey, Events and Projects Coordinator • (402) 504-3664 2018

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• Ty Beanie Babies and new, small stuffed animals • Boxer shorts (size boys’10 to men’s XXL) • Hoodies, sleep pants (teen/adult sizes, especially XXL+) • Sports equipment (footballs, soccer balls, basketballs) • Electronics (family-oriented games and accessories for Wii game system)


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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.

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REGIONALLY AND NATIONALLY RECOGNIZED SERVICES Children’s is recognized as a 2017-2018 Best Children’s Hospital by U.S. News & World Report in cardiology & heart surgery. 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. The Dr. C.C. and Mabel L. Criss Heart Center offers the region’s largest and most comprehensive pediatric and adult congenital cardiac care program. CHILDREN’S GROWTH FUELS NEED FOR EXPANSION Since its founding in 1948 in the midst of the polio epidemic, Children’s has been on the leading edge of pediatric care in Omaha and across the region. This has led to steady, significant growth in the number of patients served and the variety of programs and services provided.

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

• Major Gifts • Annual Gifts • Event Sponsorships and Partnerships • Endowment and Planned Giving • Heartstrings • Memorials and Tributes

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES • Friends Board • Scrubs • Gala, Wine Women & Shoes and Golf Events

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. In 2016, more than 100 patients were sent to other hospitals because of capacity restraints. Last year, Children’s touched the lives of more than 131,000 children, including many of the sickest, most critical children from across the region like LoLo, pictured above, who was born in Children’s Fetal Care Center with a tumor on her neck that was nearly 50 percent of her total body size. TRANSFORMATIVE GROWTH Children’s Hospital & Medical Center has entered a new era of dramatic transformation and significant growth, having embarked on a critical expansion project to build one of the nation’s leading epicenters of pediatric health care. The new Hubbard Center for Children is being built between the hospital and the Specialty Pediatric Center along West Dodge Road. The Hubbard Center for Children will Include: • Neonatal Intensive Care Unit • New Fetal Care Center • Pediatric Intensive Care Unit • New Cardiac Care Center • New Oncology Unit • Surgical Services • Emergency Department • Short-Stay Observation Unit 2018

CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL & MEDICAL CENTER FOUNDATION 8401 W Dodge Rd., Ste. 120 • Omaha, NE 68114 Phone (402) 955-6851 www.ChildrensFoundationOmaha.org Executive Director: Beth Greiner Board Chair: Mike Robino President & CEO, Children’s Hospital & Medical Center: Richard G. Azizkhan, M.D.

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HILDREN’S RESPITE CARE CENTER Providing comprehensive services and family support for impairment-impacted children that evoke maximum potential and foster the development of intellectual and social competence.

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RCC FORMERLY KNOWN AS Children’s Respite Care Center is a local, independent, nonprofit organization that focuses on the holistic development of children with special medical, developmental and cognitive needs. Our expert multidisciplinary teams of nurses, mental health therapists, occupational therapists, physical therapists, speech-language pathologists and nurturing classroom teachers/staff combine their skills to provide an array of programs designed specifically for children with special needs that enable them to reach their maximum potential and preserve their dignity. Each of our staff members truly lives out our mission by providing the highest quality of care and forging strong bonds with the children. CRCC’s services include day programs featuring a sensory adaptive classroom, weekend program, nursing, community care and a yearly summer camp. Our Therapy Center offers physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech-language therapy, feedingswallowing therapy, and outpatient behavioral health therapy. CRCC is the only facility of its kind in Nebraska. We currently serve more than 250 children and their families with various programs and have helped thousands of others since 1990.

CRCC (FORMERLY KNOWN AS CHILDREN’S RESPITE CARE CENTER) CRCC Southwest • 5321 S 138th St. • Omaha, NE 68137 CRCC Northwest • 2010 N 88th St. • Omaha, NE 68134 Phone CRCC • (402) 895-4000 CRCC Northwest • (402) 496-1000 www.crccomaha.org CEO: Anne Constantino Board President: Eric Wells To volunteer or to donate contact: Catherine Demes Maydew • VP of Development and Engagement (402) 895-4000 • cdmaydew@crccomaha.org 2018

GIVING OPPORTUNITIES: • Individual Gifts • Corporate Gifts & Sponsorships • Event Sponsorships • Program Expansion • Capital Improvements • Adaptive/Specialized Equipment • Computer Labs • Specialized Training • Client Assistance Fund

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES: • Visit a CRCC location for a one-hour tour that explains our mission and purpose • Work an event or activity • Help us with birthday parties • Adopt a classroom • Volunteer during the annual holiday party • Volunteer at signature events • Donate points from AmazonSmile • Volunteer in the classroom as a “Foster Grandparent”

WISH LIST: • Tumble form adapted chairs $299-$600 • Switch adapted toys $20-$125 • Nursing supplies $150/Month • Teaching strategies gold curriculum $150-$400/classroom

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HILDREN’S SCHOLARSHIP FOUND Children’s Scholarship Fund of Omaha provides tuition assistance scholarships so children from low-income families can access the private or parochial K-8 education of their choice.

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believes that all families, regardless of income, should be able to choose the best educational setting for their children. By providing low-income families with K-8 scholarships, CSF empowers parents to choose their children’s school during the time their educational foundation is being established. CSF awards scholarships solely on the basis of financial need, following guidelines similar to the National School Lunch Program. Our organization is destination neutral and has no religious affiliation—scholarship recipients attend approximately 80 different schools across Omaha and northeast Nebraska. Commitment A crucial piece of the CSF program is the commitment we make to our families, and the commitment we require from them in return. Provided a CSF family continues to be financially eligible, CSF provides scholarships to each student in a family every year until they graduate 8th grade. In return, each CSF family must contribute at least $500 toward their children’s education and their children must achieve a minimum 90% attendance rate each year.

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GIVING OPPORTUNITIES: Every gift makes a difference! Below are just a few examples of how you can give to CSF:

Individual Giving Planned Giving Corporate Giving Memorials or Honorariums VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES: We love to have help with our events!

Unique As the only provider of K-8 scholarships in the state, our program serves students at a crucial time in their education where few scholarships exist. Relying solely on private donations, CSF has awarded over 33,000 scholarships worth approximately $34 million in the past 18 years. While CSF is able to assist many families, the demand for scholarships outpaces CSF’s ability to fund them. For the 2017-18 school year, approximately 635 scholarships went unfunded.

CHILDREN’S SCHOLARSHIP FUND OF OMAHA 7101 Mercy Rd., Ste. 150 • Omaha, NE 68106 Phone (402) 819-4990 www.csfomaha.org Executive Director: Joel W. Long Board President: Alison O’Neill To volunteer contact: Lydia Sand, Program Manager • (402) 819-4990 Ext. 103 To donate contact: Mary Boyle, Annual Giving Manager (402) 819-4990 Ext. 102 • or go to www.csfomaha.org

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WISH LIST: CSF is grateful for donations of any amount. Your gift helps us provide the following opportunities: • $1,750 provides a full CSF scholarship for one year • $875 funds a semester of school for a CSF scholar • $175 funds a month of school for a CSF scholar • $44 funds a week of school for a CSF scholar

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OLLECTIVE FOR YOUTH is a connector for advocacy, resources and training for out-of-school-time providers. We are committed to connecting youth to high quality programs and to growing a community of thriving partners. We partner with more than 60 providers to oversee out-of-school-time activities for 7,400 elementary- and middle school-aged students. Collective for Youth was born through a partnership with the City of Omaha, Omaha Public Schools, The Sherwood Foundation, and a number of private foundations. We began our work in 2007 in response to several needs in our community.

GIVING OPPORTUNITIES: • Event Sponsorship • Omaha Gives! • In-kind Donations • Individual Giving • Matching Gifts VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES: • Afterschool Program Volunteers • Day-of-event volunteers • Board of Directors • Fundraising Drive

Local studies revealed that Omaha was lacking in quality out-of-school-time programming for youth. Out-of-school-time program providers were looking for a neutral facilitator to assist them in navigating the school system and their partnerships with it. Today, we support our partners through financial resources, professional development, and quality standards. We come to work every day so that young people in our community can participate in great educational, recreational, cultural, social, and personal enrichment programs. We believe that our youth – our city’s future – deserve the best. WHAT WE DO:

• We are connectors and coordinators – We connect providers to resources and funding that they may not be able to access on their own. • We are cheerleaders – We know that out-of-school-time providers are doing what they do best – providing great programs and activities for our community’s youth. We are here to cheer them on; to advocate on their behalf to donors, the school district, and lawmakers; and to provide professional development, feedback and assessment tools. • We are building a community-wide system – A strong community-wide out-of-school-time system is our goal. We are the entity that brings the right people to the table and guides the growth and development of the out-of-school time community. COLLECTIVE FOR YOUTH 105 N 31st Ave., Ste. 103 • Omaha, NE 68131 Phone (402) 932-2025 www.collectiveforyouth.org Executive Director: Megan Addison Board President: Bob Whitehouse To volunteer or to donate contact: Nicole Everingham (402) 932-2025 Ext. 1005 • neveringham@collectiveforyouth.org 2018

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

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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. Our work takes place before and after the school day with our kids. We provide a safe, academically supportive and enriching environment in seven OPS elementary/middle schools, a parochial school, three 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 Completely KIDS works to address the holistic needs of each child through: • A safe environment with caring adult mentors. • 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. • Leadership and workforce development opportunities for teen alumni.

GIVING OPPORTUNITIES: $10 provides a bag of weekend food for one child. $25 provides one child with four summer field trip opportunities to expand their world view. $50 funds a Family Night, which includes a hot meal and a fun activity to build and encourage strong family relationships, for a group of eight people. $100 gives two children an eight-week service-learning experience to enhance their 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.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES: Reading Buddies: Take your Completely KIDS buddy on a faraway adventure, down a historic path or on a scientific exploration by reading with him/her. Reading Buddies spend time reading and playing reading games with kids, showing them that reading is fun and cool, and encouraging a love for reading. Fundraising/Supply Drives: Coordinate a fundraising/supply drive to gather weekend food items, swimsuits, school or other program supplies; or raise money. Weekend Food Packing: Get a group of friends or coworkers together to pack bags of food for the kids to take home over the weekend. Talent Teachers: Maybe it’s gardening, photography, acting or a sport — Talent Teachers share a hobby, skill or passion with a group of kids over a multi-week session.

• 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: Chase Meyer Guild Board President: Anne Medlock To volunteer or to donate contact: Lacey Mueller, Volunteer and Donations Manager lmueller@completelykids.org • (402) 397-5809 Ext. 229 2018

WISH LIST: • School supplies: backpacks, pencils, colored pencils, markers, scissors, erasers, paper, folders, glue • Program supplies: board games, puzzles, dry erase boards/markers • Sports equipment: soccer balls, basketballs, footballs, jump ropes • Family: grocery store/gas station gift cards, toiletries, household cleaning products • Weekend Food Program items: see website

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GIVING OPPORTUNITIES: Camp Oasis: Dealing with IBD as a child is challenging. That is why Camp Oasis was

HE CROHN’S & COLITIS FOUNDATION is a nonprofit, volunteer-driven organization dedicated to finding the cures for Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis, and to improving the quality of life of children and adults affected by these diseases. Since our founding nearly five decades ago, the Foundation has remained at the forefront of research in Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis, collectively known as inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD). Today, we fund cutting-edge studies at major medical institutions, nurture investigators at the early stages of their careers, and finance underdeveloped areas of research. In addition, our professional education workshops and programs, along with our scientific journal, Inflammatory Bowel Diseases, enable medical professionals to keep pace with this rapidly growing field. We are very proud that the National Institutes of Health has commended us for “uniting the research community and strengthening IBD research.” Beyond research, the Foundation is collaborating with healthcare providers to improve IBD quality of care, as well as educating, supporting, and empowering patients and their caregivers through patientcentric education and advocacy programs. The Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation consistently meets standards established by the Better Business Bureau Wise Giving Alliance as well as other charity watchdog organizations.

established over a decade ago. This co-ed residential summer camp program enriches the lives of children with Crohn’s & colitis by providing them with a safe and supportive camp community.

Environmental Triggers Initiative: Newly launched research into the causes of IBD, including diet, stress, viruses and more.

Education & Support Programs: Live and online programs for patients and caregivers in Nebraska communities.

Microbiome Initiative: Study to develop greater understanding of the role of gut microbes (bacteria, viruses, etc. that are found normally in the intestines) in digestive health and inflammatory bowel diseases.

Genetics Initiative: This continues the work of several recent studies that have demonstrated how specific organisms in the gut can cause IBD in the presence of specific genes, and that specific genes only cause disease in the presence of specific organisms.

Pediatric RISK Study: This initiative is working to “crack the code” of disease prognosis by identifying measurable risk factors for the complications of severe disease.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES: Omaha Take Steps for Crohn’s & Colitis: This community walk hosted at Werner Park on June 23, 2018, raises awareness and critical funds for the mission.

Night of Champions Gala: Annual elegant evening dedicated to funding cures including cocktail reception, silent and live auctions, dinner and after-party on October 13, 2018, at the Omaha Marriott downtown. Iowa Take Steps: This community walk hosted at the Iowa State Capitol on May 12, 2018, raises awareness and critical funds for the mission. Lincoln Take Steps: This community walk hosted at the Lincoln Zoo on September 22, 2018 raises awareness and critical funds for the mission. Lincoln Marathon & Half Marathon: May 6, 2018, event with Team Challenge, our endurance training and fundraising program. CROHN’S & COLITIS FOUNDATION 7701 Pacific St., Ste. 305 • Omaha, NE 68114 Phone (402) 505-9901 www.crohnscolitsfoundation.org Executive Director: Aaron Castens Board President: Ronna Zylstra Community Manager: Amanda Hall To volunteer contact: Amanda Hall, Community Manager • (402) 505-9902

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REAMWEAVER FOUNDATION Dreamweaver Foundation is dedicated to fulfilling lifelong dreams for terminally ill seniors in need. Making the impossible dream, possible.

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REAMWEAVER FOUNDATION is a nonprofit organization dedicated to fulfilling life long 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 life long 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 online holiday auction every December by sponsoring the event, donating an auction item, or bidding! Encourage your organization or business to underwrite a Dream. 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. Annual Holiday Online Auction: Volunteer to help with our Annual Holiday Online Auction in December. Dream for a Senior: 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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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!

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.

Education Sponsorship Sponsor education programs that have a lasting impact in the community.

Exhibition Sponsorship Support one-of-a-kind exhibitions that inspire Museum visitors.

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.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES: Soda Fountain + Candy Shop Serve old-fashioned treats such as phosphates, ice cream sodas and floats, and other food items. 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.

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: Art N. Burtscher To volunteer contact: Debb Hopp, Guest Services Manager • (402) 444-5071 2018

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Our mission is to enhance public safety and build community appreciation and respect for our first responders.

OLICE OFFICERS AND FIREFIGHTERS put their lives on the line for us each and every day. They are the first people on the scene when an emergency strikes. 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. We are the only foundation in the greater Omaha area that focuses on supporting and recognizing both police and firefighters, and we are the only foundation that provides these first responders with support and vital equipment. We partner directly with Omaha’s police and fire chiefs to fulfill wish lists and provide meaningful resources that make a positive impact on the community. The First Responders Foundation was recognized for our “Commitment to Community” by the American Red Cross at the 2015 Heroes in the Heartland awards luncheon. Our programs include: the Support Blue Campaign, which has grown into a social media movement to recognize and show support for our brothers and sisters in law enforcement who put their lives on the line for us each and every day; Youth Athletic Program, in collaboration with Police Athletics for Community Engagement, which allows police officers to volunteer as coaches and mentors for kids in at-risk areas of the city to encourage them to become productive citizens by keeping them off the streets, out of gangs, and drug-free; and the Carbon Monoxide and Smoke Detector Program, for which we partner with the Omaha Fire Department to provide and install free, tamper-proof and long-lasting combination alarms in every home in underserved areas.

GIVING OPPORTUNITIES: • Donations to support wish list items and programs for first responders and their families.

• Event sponsorship • Participation in annual auction and signature event. • In-kind donations • Omaha Gives! • Matching gifts • Become a Booster

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES: • Event support • Administrative support • Social media advocacy

You can help make a difference. Join us in showing appreciation to our first responders for their dedicated service by making a donation or volunteering to help support our cause.

WISH LIST: FIRST RESPONDERS FOUNDATION P.O. Box 540158 • Omaha, NE 68154 www.firstrespondersomaha.org President and CEO: Al Batschelet Chairman: Jim Hanson, Jr. To volunteer contact: contact@firstrespondersomaha.org

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• Become a member of the Booster Club at firstrespondersomaha.org/boosterclub • Attend an event • Volunteer your time or talents • Donate your services or products • Help spread the word on social media

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RESH START FOR ALL NATIONS We exist to provide the opportunity for a Fresh Start, for Every Heart, in Every Nation!

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RESH START HAS A VISION to see men, women and young people all over the world FORGIVEN, FORGIVING and FREE!

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A ministry of GRACE and TRUTH, HOPE and FORGIVENESS, Fresh Start was formed as a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit in the fall of 2007. However, the essence of Fresh Start was planted in the hearts of Pastor Steve Peterson and his wife Mindy in the early 1980s. The seed the Lord planted in their hearts at that time has now grown and developed into an expanding “fresh start for every heart” mission of international impact.

• International trips • A training school • Translating, printing and distribution of resources • Promotion and advertising • Technology upgrades • Filming and production

The invitations are increasing each year to travel to other cities and nations, and to invest in the hearts of leaders and others in those locations. Would you believe that over the past several years, those in our Fresh Start For All Nations Network have had personal impact in 50 different nations - and we have translated our resources into 19 different languages? It has been so exciting to see this ministry spread like fire. And, we are convinced that with the Lord, there’s always MORE.

Present and projected financial needs include funding for:

Fresh Start For All Nations is an Accredited ECFA Member www.ecfa.org

FORGIVEN, FORGIVING and FREE!

Above all else, guard your heart, for it is the wellspring of life. Proverbs 4:23 (NIV84) There is an epidemic of unforgiveness in the world today. Who hasn’t experienced offense, hurt and loss? Death, divorce, abuse, abandonment, betrayal and rejection… Through these and more, hearts have been affected, affected—and have ultimately become infected—by the effects of these unresolved issues, the pain, and the poison of unforgiveness. We love to see people set free from these debilitating effects through the hope and healing that comes through a biblical approach to resolving these issues—a process...hearts—and to then, participate in experiencing what we believe is the transforming power of true forgiveness and freedom found in Jesus Christ!

It’s NEVER TOO LATE… for a FRESH START!

FRESH START FOR ALL NATIONS P.O. Box 540373 • Omaha, NE 68154 Phone (402) 578-3103 • (855) 968-4448 www.freshstartforallnations.org Executive Director: Pastor Steve Peterson Associate Director: David Anderson Board President: Gary Perkins Board Members: Bonnie Dennis, Dave Songster and Mindy Peterson Advisor to The Board: Carol Perkins To volunteer or to donate contact: (402) 578-3103 • (855) 968-4448

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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.

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. 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 59 million American women were at one time in their lives a Girl Scout. Those who need us most. Girl Scouts Spirit of Nebraska has a robust program that extends into Omaha’s inner city. 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.

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. 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 or Magic of Chemistry

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.

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 alumnae 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, Fund Development Director

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WISH LIST: • Buy Girl Scout Cookies

• Share your Girl Scout alumna 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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HE TASK FORCE WAS formed in 1999 to increase public awareness of colon cancer and the importance of early detection and prevention. Health organizations, businesses, colon cancer survivors and volunteers throughout the community engaged in a comprehensive effort to get the community talking about colon cancer and to provide free colon cancer screenings.

Pay It Forward: The Task Force, an all-volunteer nonprofit, is funded through grants, sponsorships, memorials and direct contributions. We encourage others interested in assisting our organization to attend our monthly meetings.

GIVING OPPORTUNITIES: To give, please visit our website. Refer to the “Pay It Forward” section on this page.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES: FOBT Kit Assembly & Distribution (February / March) Health Fair Assistance Event Planning and execution for Rollin’ to Colon and the Boxer 500. • Co-Directors of Boxer 500: Kelli Sweet & Mandy Kennedy • Co-Directors of Rollin’ to Colon: Chris Snowardt & Summer Peterson

Brag Lines in 2017: • Distributed over 1,200 free Fecal Occult Blood Test (FOBT) screening kits through 100 distribution sites throughout Douglas and Sarpy County. • Successfully launched our Leave Colon Cancer Behind campaign

GREAT PLAINS COLON CANCER TASK FORCE P.O. Box 3434 • Omaha, NE 68103 Email coloncancertaskforce@gmail.com www.coloncancertaskforce.org President: Dr. Joshua Evans Vice President: Amanda Martinez Secretary: Clare Shanahan Treasurer: Jeri Engen Director of Communications: Kelli Sweet Director of Community Education and Outreach: Melissa Rotolo Director of Fundraising: Jim Braegelmann Board Advisor: Dr. Alan Thorson To volunteer contact: coloncancertaskforce@gmail.com

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RIEF’S JOURNEY To provide excellent and compassionate grief support services, education, and professional training so that no one has to grieve alone.

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OGETHER, HOPE GROWS. As the region’s cornerstone for grief support, Grief’s Journey provides free peer support programs as well as professional training, education and consultation. We serve the greater Omaha-Council Bluffs metro area, rural southeast Nebraska, and rural southwest Iowa. Research indicates that unresolved grief correlates to issues such as poor school and work performance and emotional and behavioral concerns, whereas healthy coping leads to long-term successes for children, families and communities. Since 2001, Grief’s Journey has been providing free peer support groups, day camps and overnight retreats to increase resilience and develop healthy coping skills in children, teens and adults. Assessments, which measure effect, behavior, and perception of support and progress, reveal positive outcomes for program participants. On average, participants report a 35-point improvement on a 100-point scale. 96 percent of caregivers completing the final evaluation state they would refer this program to other families.

GIVING OPPORTUNITIES: • Compassion Society Membership • Cash and In-kind Donations • Annual Remembrance Walk • Comfort Food Classic – Chef Competition • Corporate Sponsorship & Volunteerism • Hug Bags and Grief Support “First Aid” Kits for Purchase VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES: • Standing Committees (Marketing, Development, Special Events) • Support Group Facilitation • Family Day Helpers • Office Assistance • Invite Us – Ask us to give a presentation to your organization, church or civic group.

GRIEF’S JOURNEY 7811 Farnam Dr. • Omaha, NE 68114 Phone (402) 502-2773 www.griefsjourney.org Executive Director: Rebecca Turner Board President: William (Wayne) Young, Jr., Ph.D. To volunteer or to donate contact: Kathy Bigelow, Volunteer Coordinator • (402) 502-2773

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WISH LIST: • Kleenex

• Copy paper

• Paper plates & cups

• Gas cards

• Plastic utensils

• Silent auction items

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Habitat for Humanity builds strength, stability and self-reliance through shelter.

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OUNDED IN 1984, Habitat for Humanity of Omaha is a grassroots organization that builds and renovates houses, forges community partnerships and breaks down barriers. We develop vacant lots and eliminate abandoned houses in blighted areas of North and South Omaha while improving the overall appearance of our community. Habitat Omaha homebuyers are required to complete up to 350 hours of sweat equity before purchasing their homes through a 20- to 30-year affordable mortgage. Since 1984, Habitat Omaha has partnered with more than 1,350 families in our community to help address their housing issues through home ownership, repairs and community-building activities.

GIVING OPPORTUNITIES: General Giving – Your generous gift will go where it is most needed. Neighborhood Revitalization – Support work in our focus areas of Deer Park, Kountze Park, Adams Park, and Miller Park/Minne Lusa.

Demolition – Help eliminate condemned properties, which hinder economic development and create safety issues. Annual Home Builders Blitz – Help us construct ten houses in ten days – build takes place annually in June.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES: Habitat ReStore – Spend some time at one of our two ReStore home improvement stores, where proceeds benefit Habitat Omaha. Specialized/Office – Offer your unique skills to help out with special projects. Construction – Build decent, affordable homes alongside future homeowners—no experience needed! Global Village – Join a Global Village volunteer team to help build safe, stable shelter in another country alongside members of the host community. FRIENDS/Young Professionals – Join Habitat Omaha FRIENDS or YPs to give back to your community and meet like-minded people.

HABITAT FOR HUMANITY OF OMAHA 1701 N 24th St. • Omaha, NE 68110 Phone: (402) 457-5657 habitatomaha.org OmahaHabitatReStore.org CEO: Amanda Brewer Board President: Karen Ganzlin, TD Ameritrade To support contact: Kathy Roum Senior Director of Development and Marketing • (402) 884-7658 To volunteer contact: Turner Morgan, Volunteer Manager • (402) 884-5782 2018

WISH LIST: • Check out our wish list at habitatomaha.org/wish-list. • Remodeling or renovating? Donate your furniture, cabinets, building materials, etc. to Omaha’s Habitat ReStore.

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Providing food, clothing, healthcare and a way forward to people severely affected by poverty in the Omaha area.

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HE HEART MINISTRY CENTER (HMC) is a community outreach center located at 2222 Binney Street. HMC offers a “choice” food pantry, free clothing closet, dental clinic, Porto health clinic, legal clinic, job training and placement program, self-sufficiency programming, life skills classes, support group meetings and case management services. In 2017, the Center was projected to provide more than 128,000 acts of assistance. Programs & Services: • Choice Food Pantry - Pantry clients can choose from a variety of bread, meat, produce and canned or boxed items. • Clothing Closet - Clients can shop for 10 minutes in the free clothing closet to select all of the clothing items their families need. • Porto Medical Clinic – The clinic provides free basic medical care on a walk-in basis. Creighton University nurse practitioners treat everyday health problems like the flu, sore throat, or infections. Basic screenings for diabetes and blood pressure are available as well as flu shots. • Gary L. Maag Dental Clinic - Volunteer dentists provide free dental care. Dental services are focused on pain alleviation through teeth extractions and cavity fillings. • Social Work and Case Management Services - Center social workers and case managers meet with clients to discuss individualized assistance and selfsufficiency plans. Staff can also make referrals to other community organizations for housing, behavioral health, parenting, or other resources. • Fresh Start Job Training & Placement Program – Fresh Start participants learn job skills, effective workplace communication and customer service skills while helping to serve others in the community. The Center provides employment placement assistance for graduates of the program. It is also designed to help participants become self-sufficient by setting life goals and working to overcome challenges that may stand in the way.

GIVING OPPORTUNITIES: The Heart Ministry Center is extremely grateful to our generous financial contributors who help make what we do possible. HMC is diligent in ensuring that money donated to our Center is spent thoughtfully and is used in the best interest of the people we serve. Please consider donating to our programs, so we can continue to provide food, clothing, household items, toiletries, medical care and other services to the Omaha community. Without the generous support of our donors, we would not be able to continue on in this vital ministry.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES: Volunteers are essential to operations at the Heart Ministry Center. Volunteers are needed to sort and stock food and clothing donations, answer phones, clean, pick up and deliver donations, enter and process data, maintain the grounds and assist clients in the pantry.

WISH LIST: • New and gently used clothing • New socks and underwear • Shoes and boots

HEART MINISTRY CENTER 2222 Binney St. • Omaha, NE 68110 Phone (402) 451-2321 heartministrycenter.org • facebook.com/HeartMinistryCenter Executive Director: Eric Crawford Board President: Dawn Buchanan To volunteer or to donate contact: Mark Dahir • (402) 451-2321

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• Hats and gloves • Sheets, blankets and sleeping bags • Towels • Unopened toiletries (toothpaste, shampoo, bar soap, feminine hygiene products, etc.) • Paper goods (toilet paper, paper towels, etc.) • Diapers and formula

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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 has been the leader in creating the path to a better tomorrow for children and families in the Omaha metro area. We continue that legacy today at more than 15 locations throughout east-central Nebraska and southwest Iowa by providing essential services to more than 52,000 individuals and families of all ages each year in the following program areas:

Child & Family: 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 abuse issues, manage chronic illnesses, intervene earlier, and limit occurrences altogether through education and prevention services. Housing & Financial Stability: These programs offer hardship assistance, housing, and supportive services. The goal is to provide immediate as well as longterm survival assistance, including therapeutic support, to residents in our community who are experiencing issues of domestic violence, sexual assault, homelessness, and financial crisis. Because we have more than 50 programs in our organization, we are able to hand craft an integrated, multi-service approach that guides each client toward safety and well-being. We ask, “What has happened to you?” and not “What is wrong with you?” to each and every client who 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 to help break damaging intergenerational cycles in order to attain stability and, ultimately, self-sufficiency. 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: Melissa Crawford Guild Board President: JoAnn Gould To volunteer contact: Melinda Eames • (402) 552-7418 Volunteer@HeartlandFamilyService.org To donate contact: Donna Dostal • (402) 552-7443 Donations@HeartlandFamilyService.org 2018

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

Junior Friends: Students in 10th through 12th grade who want to deepen their commitment to volunteerism. Program Activities: Individuals and groups who help with daily operations of our programs. One-time and repeating activities are available, and times are flexible.

When life improves for one of us, life improves for all of us. We all matter.

WISH LIST: • Baby bottles, formula, diapers • New underwear and socks • Toothbrushes, shampoo, feminine products • Event tickets for children and families • Phone cards, gas cards, gift cards • New pillows, bedding, towels

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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, Dodge built his handsome Victorian home at 605 Third Street 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 would be a perfect tour guide!

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:

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 Danette at (712) 322-2406 about any of these volunteer opportunities.

Special programs: • The Meaning of Underwear: Contrast Victorian life with modern day through clothing. A selection of students will try on the successive layers of men’s and women’s clothing from the Victorian era. Participate in lively discussions on the purpose of each layer, and what this meant about Victorian society and our own. Take plenty of pictures of this rollicking good time (3rd-5th grade 1-1.5 hours.) Includes a short movie about General Dodge and quick walk through the Dodge House. • A Servant’s Life: Walk in the steps of a servant in the Dodge household and view life from their eyes. Take the servants’ staircase carry in the afternoon tea, and try your hand at the Victorian way of doing laundry or polishing the silver. Learn firsthand how a servant lived in the Dodge Home. 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: Danette Hein-Snider GMDodge@DodgeHouse.org • (712) 322-2406

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The Hope Center for Kids strives to faithfully inspire hope in the lives of youth and children through education, employability, collaboration and faith.

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HE HOPE CENTER FOR KIDS started with a vision in the heart of Pastor Ty Schenzel. He saw the need for hope in the lives of youth and children in North Omaha who could not see beyond their circumstances. The vision became a reality when The Hope Center for Kids opened its doors—20 years ago this year. Today, The Hope is home to multiple learning spaces, including The Hope Employment & Learning Academy, a commercial kitchen and cafeteria, The Hope Skate roller rink, libraries, basketball courts and a full-sized football field. The Hope provides strengths-based educational support and a safe place to play and grow, both educationally and spiritually, for youth ages 5-19. Youth in grades 10-12 can join The Hope Employment & Learning Academy. Here, young people spend their time learning the skills needed to get and keep a job, eventually transitioning into an internship at The Hope or at a partner business in the community. In 2014, The Hope launched a second location in Fremont, Nebraska. This site serves 100 youth in grades 5-12 daily and hosts the Youth Leadership & Opportunity Passport programs in partnership with Nebraska Children & Families and the Fremont Family Coalition. Together, The Hope-Omaha & The Hope-Fremont serves nearly 3,000 youth, children and families through programs and community events.

GIVING OPPORTUNITIES: Seeds of Hope With a monthly or quarterly gift, join a giving community of people committed to providing life-transforming programs to the next generation at The Hope.

Hope Community Partners Businesses and churches partner with The Hope through an annual sponsorship. Members receive year-round recognition, a foursome at the Golf Classic and a table of 10 at The Hope Gala. 11th Annual Hope Gala October 5, 2018. Individual tickets and a variety of sponsorships are available to support The Hope. For venue, go to hopecenterforkids.com. 16th Annual Golf Classic June 11, 2018 at Champions Run Golf Course. All proceeds help fund programming at The Hope Center for Kids.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES: There are many ways you can make an impact by serving The Hope children and youth firsthand. Volunteers and mentors are placed in roles that maximize their individual strengths.

• Tutoring • One-on-one Mentoring • Guest Speaking • Group Projects & More

THE HOPE CENTER FOR KIDS 2200 N 20th St. • Omaha, NE 68110 Phone (402) 341-4673 • www.hopecenterforkids.com Executive Director: Brenda Block Board President: Sean O’Connell Guild President: Sarah Anderson To volunteer contact: Erica Julsen, Volunteer Coordinator (402) 341-4673 Ext. 1002 • ejulsen@hopecenterforkids.com

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IG CHANGES ARE HAPPENING for our growing nonprofit legal firm! On January 11, 2018, Justice For Our Neighbors-Nebraska changed its name to Immigrant Legal Center, an affiliate of the Justice For Our Neighbors network. The new name is more descriptive of the services we provide, making it easier for clients to find us. We also announced our move from our former split space in the Grace United Methodist Church and Parsonage to our new home on the southwest corner of 42nd & Center Streets.

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

We remain a proud affiliate of the Justice For Our Neighbors Network. Our named affiliation with the JFON network denotes and informs people of our strong roots and continuing relationship with National JFON and the Great Plains Conference of the United Methodist Church.

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

The focus of the Immigrant Legal Center remains as before — to provide legal services for low-income immigrants in Nebraska and southwest Iowa. Our clients are victims of domestic violence; children who have been neglected, abused, or abandoned; and persons who would be persecuted if they returned to their home country. Fourteen attorneys, two accredited legal representatives, three support and five administrative staff provide clients with an array of legal services that reduce barriers to immigrants’ full participation in our community. Legal clinics and consultations are provided in Omaha, Grand Island, Lexington, Crete and South Sioux City in Nebraska; and Council Bluffs in Iowa.

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 migrants in extreme poverty, victims of domestic violence, abused and abandoned children, and asylum seekers.

The Immigrant Legal Center (ILC) enjoys a solid reputation as a leader and go-to resource in our region’s immigration legal profession. Educational presentations help the general public understand the complex challenges that immigrants face, and our advocacy efforts strive to make improvements to our government’s broken immigration system.

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 Executive Director: Emiliano Lerda, J.D., LL.M. Board Chair: Sally McGill, J.D. To volunteer or to donate contact: Dawn Bashara • (402) 898-1349 2018

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To create a world without type 1 diabetes (T1D) through accelerating life-changing breakthroughs to cure, prevent and treat T1D and its complications.

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S THE LEADING GLOBAL ORGANIZATION funding T1D research, JDRF’s goal is to discover, develop, and deliver advances that progressively remove the impact of T1D from people’s lives until we find a cure.

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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, ultimately, methods for curing and preventing T1D.

JDRF commits to using donations responsibly when allocating time, resources and dollars in our organization. We are able to invest approximately 80 cents of every dollar in our mission. 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, Kids Walk to Cure Diabetes, Ride to Cure Diabetes. You can help further JDRF’s mission through the following ways:

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. We achieve this through free educational and support resources and events: JDRF Bag of Hope for newly diagnosed children and families; JDRF T1D Care Kit for teens and adults; T1D Connections Program connecting individuals and families with a volunteer who is also impacted by T1D; Toolkits equipping parents, adults and educators with the knowledge and confidence to navigate life with T1D; Empower1 connecting teens; TypeOneNation Summit, an educational day for individuals, families and caregivers affected by T1D; JDRF Vala’s Family Event inviting families for lunch and fall fun; and JDRF Nights Out allowing parents and adults to network and hear about research advances.

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

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.

Our volunteers turn passion into action. As one of the most impactful volunteer-driven organizations, JDRF depends on volunteer passion to drive our mission—and talent to keep us going.

JDRF OMAHA-COUNCIL BLUFFS CHAPTER 9202 W Dodge Rd., Ste. 304 • Omaha, NE 68114 Phone (402) 397-2873 • Toll Free (800) 533-2873 jdrf.org/omaha Executive Director: Laci Naber Board President: Scott Mingus Board President-Elect: Joel Falk To volunteer or to donate contact: omaha@jdrf.org • (402) 397-2873 2018

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES:

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

WISH LIST: • Become a JDRF Advocate at advocacy.jdrf.org • Educate and spread awareness of T1D and its warning signs • Sponsor an event • Join us at JDRF Promise Gala – February 24, 2018 • Join us at JDRF One Walk – August 25, 2018

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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.

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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 handson 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 you 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 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 & special events); Joslyn Information Assistant (weekends; greet visitors at the Museum entrance); Membership Table (weekends; provide membership information and take applications); 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) 342-3300 • www.joslyn.org Executive Director & CEO: Jack F. Becker, Ph.D. Board Chairman: Paul G. Smith Guild Board President: Kate Grabill – 2018 President, Joslyn Art Museum Association (JAMA) To volunteer or to donate contact: Katie Herring • (402) 933-8229

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• Volunteers/Gift of time

• Annual fund contributions

• Bring a friend

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Our purpose is exploring the creative process – how a new idea is born into the arts, sciences and philosophy. Supporting and promoting freedom in creativity is KANEKO’s mission.

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ANEKO IS A 501(c)(3), public nonprofit arts and cultural organization, exploring and encouraging the process of creativity and how it impacts our lives. We believe that everyone can be creative; the challenge is to recognize opportunities for creative effort. As humans we need to harness and cultivate creativity in our citizens and invest in a creative society. Established in 1998 by international artist Jun Kaneko and his wife Ree, KANEKO is headquartered in three turn-of-the-century warehouses in the Old Market District of Omaha. KANEKO was conceived of as “open space for your mind,” a place where thoughtful examination of others’ ideas through exhibitions and public programs lead us to new and exciting ideas of our own.

GIVING OPPORTUNITIES: Exhibition/Program Sponsorship: Help bring creativity to Omaha by sponsoring an exhibition or program that can be accessible to the community.

Camp Scholarship: Sponsors a deserving student who would not be able to attend a STEAM educational summer camp otherwise. KANEKO Capital Campaign: KANEKO is growing and expanding to give a permanent home to the works of Jun Kaneko. Help us build a space to keep The Collection home! In keeping with KANEKO’s mission, The Collection Building will be accessible to the public for research, exploration and learning. KANEKO Membership Program: Join KANEKO as a member and support the arts by attending events and engaging in KANEKO programming.

Donation Boxes: On your next visit, be sure to contribute to our donation boxes and help keep KANEKO accessible. Buy a cool book or sticker to take home. VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES: Gallery Attendant: Guide visitors through the KANEKO gallery space. Administrative Assistance: Help KANEKO archive important information and keep up with daily tasks.

Event Assistant: Help with set-up and check-in for KANEKO events. Youth Education Assistant: Help with youth workshops and tours.

KANEKO 1111 Jones St. • Omaha, NE 68102 Phone (402) 341-3800 www.thekaneko.org Executive Director: Chris Hochstetler Board Co-Chairmen: Robert Schlott & J.Robert Duncan To volunteer or to donate contact: Elisabeth Barrett, Development Manager • (402) 341-3800

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WISH LIST: • Camp and workshop supplies • Exhibition signage- in Braille • Student transportation to and from our exhibits • Lunch for our summer camp students • Art and archival storage materials

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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, our 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 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 6am to 6pm 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 five sites offering Out-Of-School programs for children ages 5 to 13 years old. Our center site 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 operate four school-based sites at Mandela, Miller Park, Wakonda, and Gilder Elementary Schools. As our organization celebrates our 110th anniversary, we continue to value the belief that all children deserve an impactful, enriching educational experience despite any socioeconomic 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.kidscanomaha.org CEO: Robert Patterson Board Chairman: Avi Atholi To volunteer contact: Bri Hunter, Mentoring & Outreach Coordinator (402)731-6988 Ext. 215 2018

GIVING OPPORTUNITIES: • Individual Giving • Corporate Sponsorships • Can Do Luncheon Event • In-kind Donations • Giving through AmazonSmile, Baker’s Plus 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, Math, Strength, Music, Art, Reading, Tutoring). Homework Help – Volunteer tutors meet with one to three students at a time during the after-school program to help them stay on track with their homework and school assignments.

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

• Adopt a family during the holidays

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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 seat/table at our 2018 A Time for Hope & Healing with Patrick Kennedy on October 16, 2018.

Donate in honor or memory of someone. 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. Call us today if suicide prevention and postvention is something you are passionate about!

THE KIM FOUNDATION 13609 California St. • Omaha, NE 68116 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: Janae Shillito, Project Coordinator • (402) 891.6964 To donate contact: Julia Hebenstreit, Executive Director • (402) 891.6997

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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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Cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin’s disease, and myeloma, and improve the quality of life of patients and their families.

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EUKEMIA & LYMPHOMA SOCIETY exists to find cures and ensure access to treatments for blood cancer patients. We are the voice for all blood cancer patients and we work to ensure access to treatments for all blood cancer patients. As there are no means of prevention or early screening for most blood cancers, the LLS research agenda is focused on finding cures. LLS drives research in areas of unmet medical need, and helps to bridge the gap between academic discovery and drug development. LLS identifies and funds the most promising blood cancer research projects and forges partnerships with academic institutions, biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies to accelerate the development of new therapies. LLS is the leading source of free, highly specialized blood cancer information, education and support for patients, survivors, families and healthcare professionals. We touch patients in their communities through our chapters across the U.S. and Canada. We advocate for blood cancer survivors and their families, helping patients navigate their cancer treatments and ensuring they have access to quality, affordable and coordinated care.

GIVING OPPORTUNITIES: Man & Woman of the Year is a spirited fundraising competition; participants build fundraising teams to compete for the title of Man or Woman of the Year. They raise funds in honor of local Nebraska blood cancer patients/survivors. Titles are awarded to the man and woman who raise the most funds during the ten-week campaign. www.mwoy.org

Light The Night is an evening fundraising walk to celebrate and commemorate lives touched by blood cancers. Participants carry illuminated lanterns: white for survivors, red for supporters, and gold in memory of a loved one. www.lightthenight.org

Student Series Schools participate in a series of service learning, character education and philanthropy programs where students gain the unique experience of helping thousands of people in their fight against blood cancers. www.studentseries.org. Team in Training takes on the most iconic endurance challenges in the world – while raising money to pioneer new breakthroughs in the fight against cancer. Our team will get you ready for race day with experienced coaches, a training app and exclusive event weekend experiences. www.teamintraining.org

LLS recognizes that finding cures is not enough; we need to ensure that patients have access to the treatments, services and providers they need to live longer, better, healthier lives. LLS is dedicated to removing barriers to care. By providing our network of advocates a powerful voice, the Policy and Advocacy Team drives policies that accelerate the development and approval of innovative treatments and ensure that patients have sustainable access to quality, affordable, coordinated care. Our team is committed to ensuring that patients have access to adequate network of providers and services and are protected from high out-of-pocket costs that limit access to life-saving treatments.

LEUKEMIA & LYMPHOMA SOCIETY 12100 W Center Rd., Building 1, Ste. 202 Omaha, NE 68144 Phone (402) 344-2242 • (888) 847-4974 www.lls.org/ne CEO: Louis DeGennaro, Ph.D. Area Director: Jenna Sager Board President: Anisa Hoie To volunteer, contact: Jo Powers • (402) 401-7463 2 0 21 08 1 T 6

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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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HAT BEGAN AS two Nebraska orphanages in 1892 has grown into one of the largest human care organizations in the state. LFS is a community-based, not-for-profit, multi-service human care organization with locations across Nebraska and in Council Bluffs, Iowa. Services are 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

• 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; and support to law enforcement confronted with an individual experiencing a mental health crisis. • Children Services focuses on child welfare through three service divisions: Prevention and Early Intervention, Permanency and Well-Being, and Children’s Behavioral Health. Programs include foster care and adoption services; pre- and post-adoption support; pregnancy counseling, respite care, maternal health care and family support services; education and support for parents with children prenatal to age 5, including specialized parenting programs for teen mothers through the Centers for Healthy Families; 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. • 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.

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 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: Join the LFS Ambassadors to increase community awareness, fundraise and volunteer.

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.

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.

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.

WISH LIST: • 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: Susan Lewis To volunteer contact: Dana Moyer, Human Resources Generalist • (402) 978-5665 2018

• 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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AKE-A-WISH NEBRASKA ®

Together, we create life-changing wishes for children with critical illnesses.

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AKE-A-WISH NEBRASKA serves the entire state with headquarters in Omaha and satellite offices in Lincoln and Kearney with the goal of reaching every eligible child. The Nebraska chapter was formed in 1983, and since then has granted wishes to over 2,500 children throughout the state, now averaging 110 – 115 wishes per year. Over 350 volunteers help spread and support our mission across the entire state. 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. And doctor’s 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 higher chance of survival. And wishes not only help these children — they also have far-reaching, positive impacts on their families and communities. There are few experiences more powerful than making a wish come true. 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 close to $3 million a year. Program costs account for 84% of every dollar, and the money raised in Nebraska helps grant Nebraska wishes.

GIVING OPPORTUNITIES: • Wish Ball: 35 Years of Wishes Saturday, February 17, 2018 – Embassy Suites Lincoln

• Blue Jean Ball: 35 Years of Wishes, Saturday, April14, 2018 – Hilton Downtown Omaha

• Young Leaders Council’s Wine, Whiskey & Wishes: Thursday, May 10, 2018 – Old Mattress Factory, Omaha

• Holiday Gift Wrap Booth: Saturday, November 25th – December 24th – 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 which takes place quarterly. Currently we are looking for: • Spanish Interpreters • Wish Granters: As a member of a wish team, wish granters meet with the family, 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. Attendance at an in-depth training session is required. (*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 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 President/Chairman: Bob Sindelar Guild Board President: Kathy Gates Name of Guild/Auxiliary: Omaha Friends Council To volunteer or to donate contact: Lauren Piller, Director of Marketing & Events lpiller@nebraska.wish.org • (402) 333-8999 Ext.111

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includes many photos of the wish. Creative and experienced scrapbookers are needed to create a beautiful keepsake memory album. Volunteers meet monthly in Omaha to exchange ideas and supplies, but memory makers can live anywhere in the state.

• Clerical Workers

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

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ETHODIST HOSPITAL FOUNDATION To improve the quality of life by supporting excellence in health care and health care education provided by Methodist Health System.

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ETHODIST HOSPITAL FOUNDATION raises, protects and distributes funds that improve health care for you, your family and friends. With the generosity of our donors, we helped nearly 50,000 people in 2017. Our four primary program areas include: Charitable Care, Cancer Care, Community Service and Education. Methodist Hospital Foundation is committed to helping you…and your community. That’s the Meaning of Care.

GIVING OPPORTUNITIES: Community Counseling Program Provide counseling to individuals, students and their families at 33 sites around Omaha. Harper’s Hope Help cancer survivors with a program that improves their quality of life before, during and after cancer. Charitable Care Assist patients who are unable to afford their medical bills and prescription medications. Heidi Wilke SANE/SART Survivor Program Help victims of sexual assault, human trafficking and domestic violence. Nursing Scholarships Fund tuition for future healthcare providers at Nebraska Methodist College.

METHODIST HOSPITAL FOUNDATION 8701 W Dodge Rd., Ste. 450 • Omaha, NE 68114 Phone (402) 354-4825 MethodistHospitalFoundation.org CEO: Cynthia Peacock President & Chief Philanthropy Officer: Tracy Madden-McMahon Board President: Andrew Robertson, M.D. To volunteer contact: Chris Hatton, Volunteer Recruiter & Coordinator • (402) 815-1130

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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.

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

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.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES: • Volunteers to assist with planning & executing annual fundraiser

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, medical bills and provide gas cards to defray transportation costs. We primarily assist families from Nebraska and Iowa.

• Volunteers to work MAYF sponsored events at Children’s Hospital & Medical Center and at Camp Quality

Lastlly, 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 backseat 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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WISH LIST: • Gift cards for gas stations, grocery stores and big-box retailers for families • Items for annual fundraising auction • Printing and promotion services

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The Metropolitan Community College Foundation advances the College’s mission by building relationships and connecting community partners with giving opportunities that fulfill their philanthropic objectives.

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CC SERVES MORE THAN 40,000 STUDENTS each year through credit and noncredit offerings, making it the second largest higher education institution in Nebraska. Students can earn high-demand technical skills, industry credentials and credits to help them reach their academic goals. Others turn to MCC to engage in lifelong learning through English-language instruction, GED or college prep courses, career training and continuing education. The foundation connects students with scholarships and helps fund new facilities and program opportunities, all provided by generous community donors.

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GIVING OPPORTUNITIES: Educational programs – With more than 100 programs, MCC offers students countless opportunities. You can help the College stay on the leading edge of technology and knowledge by giving to an educational program. Advisory groups, equipment donations, mini-grants, partnerships with industry and community involvement strengthen our programming each year. Your support helps us ensure that students are receiving relevant education in an ever-changing world. Faculty support – We are proud to have a low faculty-to-student ratio, allowing for a personalized classroom and educational experience. Professional development funds help to keep faculty abreast of technology and curricular advances in their fields. Your support enables them to participate in conferences, trainings and return-to-industry internships at local businesses. Scholarship support – Scholarships help fulfill the College mission by bridging financial gaps for students. Donors can create their own scholarship fund or contribute to an existing fund of their choice. Annual and endowed scholarships can be established to honor loved ones or recognize a family, individual or business.

METROPOLITAN COMMUNITY COLLEGE FOUNDATION P.O. Box 3777 • Omaha, NE 68103 Phone (531) MCC-2346 www.mccneb.edu/foundation Executive Director: Jackie Almquist, Ph.D. Director of Foundation Programs and Services: Amy Recker Assistant Director of Foundation Accounting: Christine Distefano Stewardship Coordinator: Nancy Smith Development Manager: Rick Sandvig Foundation Associate: Lesa Villafuerte

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VP4LIFE IS A NONPROFIT ORGANIZATION that teaches life skills through the game of baseball. MVP4Life youth participate in a comprehensive program of skills training. This promotes the physical, educational and life skills necessary to prepare them for leadership in their community and success in their personal lives.

The MVP4Life’s HOMERUNS Life Skills Curriculum: Handle Diversity Overcome Challenges Make Good Decisions Embrace Others Responsibilty and Respect Understand and Accept Situations Nurture Self Esteem/Handle Failure Stay Calm and Focused on Personal Goals

Community Need – There is a tremendous need, especially for high-risk youth in low-income neighborhoods, for programs that provide activities and support. Research indicates that supervised programs not only keep children safe and out of trouble, they also significantly improve their academic achievement. Every 26 seconds, one American high school student drops out of school. Throughout our city, children between the ages of 5 and 18 suffer from lack of support in their lives. We have to give them support to overcome life’s challenges.

GIVING OPPORTUNITIES: • Free Clinics To Youth • Mentoring Program

Solution – MVP4Life developed a comprehensive set of programs incorporating the MVP4Life’s HOMERUNS Life Skills Curriculum. Our goal is to teach this model to the youth of our community. Life skills are important for the proper development of our youth in order for them to live a rewarding life full of positive experiences.

• Summer Collegiate Baseball League • Coaches Clinics • Scholarship Opportunities

Programs – These programs provide constructive activities of life skills to ensure success in school, in the community and in life. We do this through after-school programs, educational clinics and mentoring programs utilizing college baseball players participating in our in our Corn Belt Summer Collegiate Baseball League.

• Intern Job Opportunities For College Players

• School Programs – Students progress through MVP4Life’s HOMERUNS Curriculum. • Corn Belt Summer Collegiate Baseball League – Players are put through leadership training and are taught to give back to their communties by mentoring youth and instilling the work ethic it takes to be a student athlete. • Youth Camps and Leagues – Participants receive instruction in a team format utilizing HOMERUNS curriculum. • Coaches Clinics – MVP4Life strives to educate area coaches with baseball and life skills it takes to be successful with their teams.

• Host Families For College Players

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES: • Donation/Corporate Sponsorship • Internships For Marketing and Promotion • Ticket Distribution To Area Businesses • On Field Promotions and Marketing • Golf Fundraiser

MVP4LIFE 2900 S 110th St., Ste. 110 • Omaha, NE 68144 Phone (402) 598-4998 www.MVP4Life.org • www.CornBeltLeague To volunteer contact: Teri Cissell (402) 598-4998 • teri@mvp4life.org 2018

WISH LIST: • Corporate Sponsorship • Scholarship Opportunities

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EBRASKA ATAXIA provides a support system for people living with ataxia, a progressive neurological disorder that can rob individuals of their balance, coordination, mobility and independence. Nebraska Ataxia works to keep those with ataxia from feeling isolated, raises money for support programs, educates the community about ataxia, and builds a network of community partners. One of the first signs of ataxia is feeling unsteady due to a loss of balance. That unsteady feeling slowly creeps into every facet of life, including unsteadiness in physical and mental health, unsteadiness in maintaining employment, unsteadiness in nurturing relationships, and unsteadiness in staying involved in the community. “Let’s Go Steady” is Nebraska Ataxia’s call to action every single day. We seek to replace unsteadiness with stability by educating the community about living with ataxia, raising money for our support programs, and connecting with friends and community partners who steadfastly support our mission.

GIVING OPPORTUNITIES: • Individual Giving • Business Donations • Corporate Sponsorships • Event Sponsorships • Memorials VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES: • Lend an ear to someone with ataxia who feels isolated • Lend a hand by running errands or helping with daily tasks • Attend one of our monthly support group gatherings

WISH LIST: • $10,000 pays for a mobility van conversion.

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• $5,000 pays for a home remodel to improve wheelchair accessibility. • $1,000 pays for bathroom grab bars and safety upgrades. • $500 pays for a balance vest. • $100 pays for an hour of skilled therapy.

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SOCIETY To provide safe and loving care to children of all ages.

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HERE’S AN OLD SAYING, “To know where you’re going, you have to know where you’ve been.” So, before you read anything else, we’d like you to take a few moments to journey back in time with us to 1893 to meet a man named Dr. E.P. Quivey.

GIVING OPPORTUNITIES: • General Corporate Sponsorships • Individual Giving • In-kind Donations • Honor and Memorial Gifts • Event Sponsorships • Endowment and Planned Giving

Dr. Quivey was a chaplain at the Iowa State Reformatory. Through his experiences, he became convinced that “juvenile delinquency” could be eliminated by placing young boys in decent homes rather than in reform schools. So, he and his wife became affiliated with the National Children’s Home Society, a federation of 26 state child-placing societies. In Nebraska, Dr. Quivey found between 60 and 100 children housed at The Homes of the Friendless. It wasn’t long before plans were laid for a corporation. Despite financial struggles and other obstacles, the National Children’s Home Society survived in Nebraska – and became Nebraska Children’s Home Society (NCHS).

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES: • BRANCH Board membership • Volunteer for the 125th Anniversary Celebration • Tutors for parents finishing high school

In 1922, its Board of Trustees met to discuss a permanent “receiving station.” On February 1, 1924, a new home was opened on Fontenelle Boulevard in Omaha and 60 years later, the Society opened its first office outside of Omaha in Scottsbluff. With a firm commitment to the belief that a child’s needs come first, NCHS continues to change lives through child-centered, family-focused programs. Because of your support: •Women and teens facing an unplanned pregnancy receive counseling and support. •Abused and neglected children find safety and permanency in nurturing foster and adoptive families. •Parents overcome barriers and nurture their children’s growth and development. •Families grow through adoption. •Youth set and achieve educational goals and become confident young adults. •Members of the adoption circle receive guidance and support in their lifelong journey.

WISH LIST: 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 Chief Development Officer: Brian Osborne To volunteer contact: Tami Swanson • (402) 898-7766 2016

• Diapers and pull-ups (newborn to 5T) • Baby wipes • Retail gift cards for foster parents to purchase clothing for children in their care • New car seats • New clothing (newborn-teen)

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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. 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.

GIVING OPPORTUNITIES: Individual Gifts Corporate Sponsorships Companies Who Care Event Sponsorships Tributes and Memorials Endowment and Planned Giving Combined Federal Campaign 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: Rebecca Langle • (402) 905-3438

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An academic community dedicated to intellectual and personal growth within the context of a liberal arts education and in an environment of Christian concern.

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OUNDED IN LINCOLN in 1887, Nebraska Wesleyan University equips students to lead lives of learning, service, leadership and success. An NWU education is built on life-changing experiences that give students the knowledge, confidence and versatility to pursue a successful career in a diverse world.

What’s New In NWU’s nationally recognized curriculum, courses fit together with purpose so students gain the valuable experiences, knowledge and skills employers seek. NWU is Nebraska’s only NCAA Div. III university, producing eight national champions and four team champions in the Iowa Intercollegiate Athletic Conference last year. Most recently, NWU broke ground on a cutting-edge science center in Lincoln and launched the university’s first public campaign in a quarter century.

GIVING OPPORTUNITIES: There are many ways you can support NWU and the Bold Designs campaign:

• Annual gifts to the Archway Fund • Endowment • Capital projects Ask us about planned giving and naming opportunities. Learn more: www.nebrwesleyan.edu/bolddesigns

Bold Designs: The Campaign for Nebraska Wesleyan University is a $62 million campaign that focuses on four fundamental aims: • • • •

Create premier learning spaces. Open doors for generations of students through scholarships. Recruit and support the best faculty. Advance life-changing student experiences.

NWU in Omaha Nebraska Wesleyan’s Omaha site near 140th and Dodge serves students in adult degree completion and graduate programs. Students finishing a bachelor’s degree study business, communication, criminal justice, nursing or social work in Omaha. NWU also offers five master’s degree programs: MBA, MEd, MSN, MSN/MBA joint degree and MSN to MBA Bridge. • • • •

234 students study in Omaha. 21% of undergraduate students in Lincoln are from the Omaha metro area. 3,000+ NWU graduates currently live and work in the Omaha metro area. NWU is the third-largest largest feeder school for UNMC. NEBRASKA WESLEYAN UNIVERSITY 5000 St. Paul Ave. • Lincoln, NE 68504 14010 FNB Parkway • Omaha, NE 68154 Phone (402) 466-2371 • (402) 827-3555 www.nebrwesleyan.edu President: Frederik Ohles Board President: Susan Gourley To donate contact: Mary Hawk, Director of Development (402) 465-2124 • mhawk@nebrwesleyan.edu

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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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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 4,000 wild animals needing skilled medical and rehabilitative care and returns them to the wild, and handles more than 10,000 telephone and e-mail inquiries from the public. NWRI also:

• Is the wildlife partner for the Nebraska Humane Society. • Trains and advises the staff of NHS and other animal control agencies on how to safely and humanely handle wildlife calls. • Works with students in seven middle schools each week, teaching the importance of our native wildlife and ecosystems, and helping them develop a relationship with nature. • Hosts a High School Science Academy, providing a unique opportunity for high school students to partner with university professors, exploring advanced topics in biology. • Has a University Internship Program that gives students the opportunity to gain skills in the fields of veterinary medicine, wildlife management, animal husbandry, and other fields. • Provides dozens of other education programs for school and community groups each year. • Takes referrals from zoos, nature centers, veterinarians and government agencies to rescue and provide aid for wild animals.

GIVING OPPORTUNITIES: Capital Fund: NWRI is working to purchase land and build a wildlife complex specialized for rehabilitation, education, and research.

Operating Funds (Staff Salaries): NWRI’s small staff trains and supports over 100 volunteers in the rehabilitation of thousands of wild animals and performs hundreds of education programs each year. They also implement innovative wildlife education opportunities for students, including Collective for Youth, the High School Science Academy, and our University Internship program. Stable funding for our staff is crucial to our work.

Wildlife Medical Fund: Wildlife has unique medical needs and your support ensures NWRI can save as many wild animals as possible and return them to life in the wild. Wildlife Education Programs: Innovative education programs are a critical part of NWRI’s mission. Funding for our Middle School out-of-school-time programming through Collective for Youth, our High School Science Academy, and our University Internship program keeps these programs in our schools and brings resources to students throughout the state. VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES: • Wildlife Center Volunteer • Wildlife Caregiver • Fundraising/Event Planning

• Wildlife Transporter • Cage Building

All of NWRI’s public outreach and educational initiatives together reach more than 20,000 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: • Land outside the Omaha city limits for a new Wildlife Center (donations to capital fund) • Monetary donations for wildlife medical treatment and specialized rehabilitation supplies • Professional services, including general contracting, renovation, and plumbing services • 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 Photos © Joel Sartore • www.joelsartore.com 2018

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The mission of NET is to enrich lives and engage minds by connecting communities and celebrating Nebraska with services that educate and enlighten.

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ET TELLS THE STORIES that capture our hearts and imaginations – from the tiny hands that clap with joy when Big Bird dances across the screen to lifelong learners who nurture an interest in science, history and the arts. Each week more than 1 million people – with our largest viewing audience in Omaha – enjoy programs that inspire on television, radio and online.

built. If you’re already a member, consider a gift membership for the person who has everything.

Where You’ll Find Us: netNebraska.org/tvchannels

Planned Giving: If you would like to extend your support of NET to make a lasting

• NET – PBS and award-winning locally produced public television programs.

impact, consider putting NET in your will or setting up a charitable gift annuity. You can find a charitable plan that lets you provide for your family and support NET.

• NET World – Live coverage of the legislature, plus news, sports and public affairs television. • NET Create – Cooking, how-to, travel and lifestyle television programs. • NET PBS KIDS – Educational, fun and award-winning shows that you and your children love. • NET Radio – NPR and classical music, news and lifestyle features. (91.1 FM, stream online or listen on our app.) • NET Nebraska App – Free, fast access to live and on-demand television, radio and online content.

NET Sustaining Star: Join other caring members who provide dependable financial support on a ongoing monthly basis.

Sports Partner Club: As a member of the NET Sports Partners Club, you’ll support more than 200 hours of collegiate and high school sports programming annually on NET.

Underwrite with NET: Underwriting on NET delivers dual marketing benefits to your organization. Your message reaches an exceptionally devoted audience that is hard to capture through traditional media. Your support of a respected nonprofit generates goodwill. Contact Tracy Roe, Business Development Director, at (402) 470-6651. NET is not just a public broadcasting network, it’s your broadcasting network – a community resource that has served Nebraskans for more than 60 years. To donate, call (800) 290-6850 (M-F 9am-4:30pm).

• NET Radio App – Listen to either News/Classical (FM) or News/Jazz (HD-2). • Nebraska Capitol Live App – Watch all the live streaming video from the Capitol. Education: NET began with an educational mission and it remains at the heart of what we do. We offer 12 hours of safe, educational kids’ shows every weekday on NET and 24/7 on NET PBS KIDS. Through NET’s Virtual Learning Library, powered by PBS LearningMedia, educators and students and have 120,000-plus free standards-based resources, lesson plans, activities and more they can trust. NET –NEBRASKA’S PBS & NPR STATIONS 1800 N 33rd St. • Lincoln, NE 68503 10050 Regency Cir., Ste. 125 • Omaha, NE 68114 Phone (800) 634-6788 (M-F 9am-4:30pm) www.netNebraska.org General Manager/CEO: Mark Leonard Assistant GM, Development & Marketing: Debbie Hamlett Chair of the NET Commission: Dr. Fred Ohles Chair of NET Foundation Board of Directors: Dan O’Neill To donate call: (800) 290-6850 (M-F 9am-4:30pm) 2018

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OMAHA AREA Provides equitable access to ensemble-based music education by crossing divisions between geography, school districts and socio-economic levels with rigorous orchestral experiences.

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and home-schoolers in the greater Omaha-Council Bluffs metro area, OAYO runs comprehensive, tiered programming for orchestral and chamber music education. OAYO supports and enhances school music education: Strings and band educators refer students to OAYO for the purpose of reaping the benefits of the enriched skills in their students. OAYO youth are mentors, encouragers, and skilled musicians who contribute to their school music and academic programs through behavior, attitude and musical skills. OAYO intersects with Private Studio Music Teachers and Music Conservatories and Arts non-profits: OAYO employs professional teaching musicians as sectional coaches for each of our seven ensembles. OAYO invests in the community of professional teaching musicians and music schools through this employment. Of the OAYO musicians with private teachers, approximately 75% of the teachers run their studios out of their homes. Remaining teachers operate as part of a music school, such as the Omaha Conservatory of Music, Arts for All or 402 Arts Collective. In-School Music Enrichment provides classroom education, materials, and training to private/public school musicians and educators - at no cost to the school or student musicians. Over 70 sessions in six districts within 27-plus schools = 3,000 student musicians enriched!

Equitable Access! OAYO scholarships and partnerships support individual, instrument-based, private instruction to equalize the differences in educational opportunities between school districts or home schooled youth. One-third of musicians receive need-based scholarships – over $59,000!

With your support, musical skills, drive and leadership will be encouraged for all children interested in orchestral instruction in the greater Omaha area, regardless of ability to pay. As you prioritize the needs of our community, Omaha Area Youth Orchestras counts on you to realize this unique need. • $1,600 - Underwrites the average cost for a year for a single musician to participate in section ensembles, providing specialized coaching and performance opportunities. • $500 - Connects a young musician striving to improve to private lesson scholarships. OAYO doesn’t teach lessons, we connect aspiring students to private studio teachers, music schools and arts nonprofits - driving the economy and serving the student. We Connect! • $60 - Provides a sectional coaching session to musicians - targeted teaching from a professional musician on the same instrument as the student.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES: Board Members and Community Advisors – Share and apply what you know! Financial planning, cash flow assessment, curriculum development, marketing and communication, digital content – OAYO tailors the tasks to fit your schedule and resources. Volunteer in the office and at Rehearsal and Concerts – OAYO tracks outcomes, attendance, music and more. Come and work with us in a fun and professional environment. Schedules and tasks are based on your time and availability. Want a project to take home? We have it! Instruments and Music – Contribute a new or used instrument to a deserving musician. Visit the OAYO website for donation form and listing of “endangered instruments.” Call us for special opportunities for special volunteers - Need a speaker for your group? Interested in a service project that strikes the right chord in the greater OmahaCouncil Bluffs metro area? Want to learn about the music and the musicians before a concert?

Large and Small Ensembles Audition-based and teacher-recommended ensembles for musicians from third to twelfth-grade.

OMAHA AREA YOUTH ORCHESTRAS 1905 Harney St., Ste. 630 • Omaha, NE 68102 Phone (402) 238-2044 www.oayo.org Executive Director: Rana Scarlett-Johnson Music Director and Principal Conductor: Aviva Segall Board President: Joanie Mathis Board Vice President: Vickie Graeve-Cunningham To volunteer or to donate contact: Jillian Wees, Operations and Volunteer Program Manager • (402) 238-2044 2018

WISH LIST: • Donate a ream or a case of paper for printing music. • Donate or purchase a Wire Portable Stand and Manhasset Stand • Be an instrument hero — Save an endangered instrument! Bass clarinets, bassoons, cellos, piccolos and more. An instrument donated to OAYO is in constant use.

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Omaha Children’s Choir exists to provide all children with an appreciation and understanding of our city’s diversity and to inspire social change through choral music.

MAHA CHILDREN’S CHOIR was founded on the premise that the study of music makes a positive difference in the lives of young people in ways that can help them socially, emotionally, and even academically. Significantly, it gives them a unique opportunity to learn about their own and others’ cultures and the society in which they live, as well as helping them develop sophisticated skills and an empowering aesthetic awareness that generates self-esteem and empathy. Research proves that these gains cross boundaries, providing the same advantages to all students regardless of their ethnic or socioeconomic backgrounds. Students who develop their musical skill to a high degree have many advantages, including advanced performance opportunity and potential college scholarships.

GIVING OPPORTUNITIES: • Sponsor a Singer

Unfortunately, it has become more and more difficult for some children to gain the same access as others, especially in our urban areas. All of these benefits are often effectively limited to those students whose families can afford them. In order to bridge this gap, our mission is to improve access for all students by providing quality choral music instruction for those students who want to sing, but may not have the resources to sing in a choir outside of their school or even to take private lessons. It is our belief that when students have the tools, they will gain access, have more opportunities, and will participate more fully in musical offerings around them.

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• Adopt an Instrument • Scholarship Fund • Sustaining Membership • Small Business & Corporate Sponsorships • Provide Supplies for General Programming

• Board of Directors • Performance Volunteer • Rehearsal Volunteer • Administrative Assistance

Now going in its third year of operation, the Omaha Children’s Choir has experienced exponential growth, quadrupling its membership and programming opportunities. From one choir to four, OCC now serves children ages 3-18. As the organization continues to grow, we look forward to creating more spaces for children to live, learn, and experience music.

WISH LIST: OMAHA CHILDREN’S CHOIR P.O. Box 4402 • Omaha, NE 68104 Phone (402) 672-8870 www.omahachildrenschoir.org Executive Director: Amanda Stevenson Board President/Chairman: Dr. Melissa Berke To volunteer contact: Samuel Bertino, Director of Operations and Community Engagement • (402) 599-9039 2 0 21 08 1 T 6

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GIVING OPPORTUNITIES: • Exhibit & Event Sponsorship • Corporate Sponsorships • In-kind Donations • Planned and Annual Giving • Membership • For the Kids Benefit VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES: • Rainbow Connectors 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: Trent Demulling, Peter Kiewit Sons’, Inc. Guild Board President: Deidre Ochsner Name of Guild/Auxiliary: Rainbow Connector’s Guild To volunteer or to donate contact: Rachel Evans • (402) 342-6164 Ext. 415 2018

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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 93rd 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. 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.

“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.” ~ Henry Fonda

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: Norma Riley To volunteer contact: Jeannine Robertson • (402) 553-4890 Ext. 110 2018

GIVING OPPORTUNITIES: General Operations These gifts remain the most needed contributions to OCP. Simply put, a gift to our general operations allows OCP to use the money where it is needed most. This could be paying the electric bill (around $5,000 a month), adding the finishing touches to a production’s special effects, supporting staff, buying supplies for an educational workshop or many other needs.

Producing Partners (Show Sponsors) Help underwrite an OCP show and in return receive great marketing and ticket benefits.

Omaha Community Playhouse Foundation Endowment Ensure OCP’s high-quality productions and programs are available to future generations.

Education Help deserving students participate in OCP workshops, classes, camps or the Theatre Technology Apprenticeship Program® (TTAP).

For more information contact the Development Department VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES: Actors Experience the thrill of performing! We rely on Omaha’s talent to bring productions to life.

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. Box Office Front-of-house volunteer positions include ushers, greeters, hosts and Box 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! • Testimonials – Has your life been changed by the Omaha Community Playhouse? We want to know! Please share your story with us. • 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! – Please contact the Development Director at (402) 553-4890 Ext. 127 for more information on these or other giving opportunities with OCP.

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Thanks to the generosity of supporters like you, the impact of Omaha Home for Boys is evident through the accomplishments of its youth: • Zack increased his reading level from that of an 8th grader to a senior.

GIVING OPPORTUNITIES: Monetary Gifts – Your investment in Omaha Home for Boys through a cash gift helps the Home fulfill its mission and shape a brighter future for at-risk youth in our community.

Grain or Livestock – A donation of grain, feed or livestock offers a unique opportunity for donors who wish to support the Home’s 4-H program. Planned Giving – A number of planned giving options exist to help donors leave a legacy of generosity and support the Home for years to come.

Scholarship Program – Gifts to the Home’s scholarship fund help young men and women overcome financial barriers to higher education. Youth Mart – Help stock the shelves at Youth Mart, a donation center that collects furniture, clothing and household essentials and redistributes these critically needed items to at-risk youth, many of whom are Omaha Home for Boys’ clients.

• Bethany secured a full-time job in her chosen career path. • Charles became the first person in his family to graduate high school. • Jasmine learned how to budget for groceries and comparison shop.

WISH LIST: HELP US TO HELP OUR YOUTH • New or gently used furniture and new mattresses OMAHA HOME FOR BOYS 4343 N 52nd St. • Omaha, NE 68104 Phone (402) 457-7000 • Toll Free (800) 408-4663 www.omahahomeforboys.org President & CEO: Jeff DeWispelare Board Chairmen: Nizar Wehbi To volunteer contact: (402) 457-7000

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MAHA PERFORMING ARTS enriches the lives of citizens in Omaha and the region while providing an annual $40 million impact to the local economy. Nearly four million visitors have attended world-class performances in Broadway, jazz, dance, family and popular entertainment at the Orpheum Theater and the Holland Center. More than 262,000 students have participated in Education and Community Engagement Programs.

We also take our Education and Community Engagement Programs out of our buildings into classrooms and communities in Omaha and across Nebraska. These include:

GIVING OPPORTUNITIES: Annual Gifts • Help maintain the Orpheum and Holland • Present artists and ensembles • Support Education and Community Engagement programs Corporate Sponsorships and Corporate Circles of Giving • Enable OPA to present artists and ensembles in Dance, Family, Jazz, Showcase, National Geographic Live, Jazz on the Green, 1200 Club and Education and Community Engagement programs

Major Gifts: Support operations, Education and Community Engagement programming and capital projects that sustain and improve the two venues

• Disney Musicals in Schools, free for grades 2-5 from Disney Theatrical Group • Nebraska High School Theatre Awards, in association with the Broadway League, supports and advocates musical theater education for 7,000 students across Nebraska • Musical Explorers, Carnegie Hall’s music program for grades K-2 • WeBop®, early childhood jazz education program from Jazz at Lincoln Center

Planned Gifts: • Secure a vibrant future for the arts in Omaha • Endowment gifts are invested by the Foundation, which then grants funds to OPA VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES: The Ambassadors • Support Omaha Performing Arts, the Orpheum Theater and the Holland Performing Arts Center

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• Jazz on the Green free summer concerts which draw more than 50,000 people annually • Master Classes and Student Matinee performances

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The Presenters: • Donations of extensive time and talent to support our mission • Fundraising through the biannual Broadway Ball and other events, for programming, Education and Community Engagement

OMAHA PERFORMING ARTS 1200 Douglas St. • Omaha, NE 68102 Phone (402) 345-0202 OmahaPerformingArts.org President: Joan H. Squires Board President/Chairman: John Gottschalk Presenters Board President: Gail Graeve Name of Guild/Auxiliary: The Presenters 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 administer 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. 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. 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. Many OPS elementary students need a safe and nurturing place to be during before and 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! 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.

GIVING OPPORTUNITIES: Funding for OPS Capital Campaigns: • Bryan High Urban Ag Career Academy • Benson High Career Academies • South High Addition for the Visual and Performing Arts • Burke High Stadium Renovations and Facilities Upgrade • District Career Center • North High Stadium Programs: • Early Childhood Education Programs • Kids Club Before and After School Care • Classroom Field Trips • Student Transportation Grants and Scholarships: • Teacher Classroom Grants • Future Educator Scholarships • Super 13 Scholarships • Honors and Memorials 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 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 3215 Cuming 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 2018

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 97 years of great music, education and community enrichment. 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, Movie 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 approximately 30,000 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.

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 30,000 local students 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.

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.

According to a 2013 study by UNL’s Bureau of Business Research, the symphony generated an estimated $45 million economic impact in Douglas County over the previous five years.

OMAHA SYMPHONY ASSOCIATION 1905 Harney St., Ste. 400 • Omaha, NE 68102 Phone (402) 342-3836 www.omahasymphony.org President & CEO: James M. Johnson Chairman: D. David Slosburg Omaha Symphony Guild Board President: Kimberly Hord To support contact: Melanie Rogge, VP of Development • (402) 661-8575 2018

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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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 816 safe, shelter beds to homeless men, women and children and serves over 2,300 nutritious meals to feed the hungry. Daily, more than 403 people in our community who are struggling to make ends meet find a variety of services at our Family Outreach/Donation Centers that help prevent them from slipping into the despair of homelessness. 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 Valerie Ridpath, Heartland Hands Coordinator, at (402) 829-1518 vridpath@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 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… 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 Amy Harvey 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 three Family Outreach/Donation Center locations (Council Bluffs, Elkhorn and South Omaha). You will be helping to empower lowincome 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 11:30am, with lunch and testimonies from current program students. Optional service projects follow the meeting.

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

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Nebraska’s only professional opera company, Opera Omaha makes opera accessible to everyone by providing artistic excellence on stages, in classrooms, and in unexpected venues across the area throughout the year.

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S PART OF ITS 60th Anniversary season, Opera Omaha is proud to share programming including the free Opera Outdoors concert in Midtown Crossing’s Turner Park; Puccini’s classic, Tosca; Verdi’s masterpiece, Falstaff; Cherubini’s Medea, and Mazzoli’s premiere opera, Proving Up, set in the brutal early years of post-Civil War Nebraska. Additionally, Opera Omaha will launch the inaugural ONE Festival, the company’s new annual spring festival for the community.

GIVING OPPORTUNITIES: The Annual Fund Continually expanding Opera Omaha’s family of supporters will

Opera Omaha’s community programs offer opportunities that extend beyond the stage, including educational and community partnership programs that reach thousands of individuals and students across the metropolitan area. Starting in the fall of 2017, Opera Omaha will launch the Holland Community Opera Fellowship. The fellowship will bring community-minded, entrepreneurial artists to live and work in Omaha. They will 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 Lunchtime Previews, Prelude Talks at Film Streams prior to each The Met:Live in HD broadcast and many activities across the community, including National Opera Week which kicks off at the end of October.

Community Programs and Education Opera Omaha partners with

Opera Omaha is proud to collaborate with other arts organizations in the community including Film Streams, KANEKO, Gallery1516, the Omaha Symphony, Omaha Area Youth Orchestra, and Omaha Conservatory of Music, as well as individual artists working in multiple disciplines.

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 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 celebrate.

Planned Giving Join generous donors who have included Opera Omaha in their estate through a will, trust, or retirement plan. 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 – 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 outreach activities.

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 April 2018 launch of Opera Omaha’s inaugural ONE Festival, an event that will bring artists from around the world to collaborate in Omaha to bring original works to life, integrate with the local cultural community, and craft inspiring and unexpected theatrical, visual and musical experiences.

The Opera Omaha Chorus – Professional singers from Omaha, Lincoln and 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: Cindy Hanley To volunteer contact: Rebecca Ihnen • (402) 346-7372 Ext. 0 Follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram 2018

surrounding communities. Auditions are scheduled at various times throughout the year and are posted on operaomaha.org.

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 Twitterverse attend the final dress rehearsal of each opera and tweet throughout the production, offering real-time reviews before opening night.

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UTLOOK NEBRASKA empowers anyone in the community facing vision loss to gain confidence in their capabilities and achieve their life goals. Through employment, adaptive technology training, and recreational and cultural opportunities designed specifically for the visually impaired, Outlook Nebraska strives to enhance the lives of our blind neighbors. Outlook Nebraska produces and sells janitorial paper products through its Employment Program. Nearly 60 percent of our associates are legally blind. Outlook Nebraska, through its Enrichment Programs, offers free education and training for our community members facing vision loss and also for their families. We can help them navigate the challenges of vision loss and understand the resources and tools available to help them achieve their goals. We teach several types of technology that enable the blind of any age to use computers, smartphones, magnification devices, scanners and document readers.

GIVING OPPORTUNITIES: $25 – Support a job at Outlook Nebraska by purchasing Outlook Nebraska’s paper products for work or home. Contact sales@outlooknebraska.com

$50 – Provide an hour of adaptive technology training for a visually impaired person. $75 – Fund a visually impaired teen’s participation in an adapted recreation activity. $100 – Buy a smartphone app that a blind person can use to read print materials. $150 – Subsidize a smart device purchase for an adaptive technology training client. $250 – Make audio description services available for one theatrical production. $500 – Cover the cost for five people to try digital eyewear potentially overcoming vision loss. $2,750 – Support a blind student to attend Camp Abilities Nebraska. Your Time – Donate an hour sharing your expertise to help our associates build life skills like budgeting, interviewing and time management.

Assist participants with recreational activities like biking, bowling, and more. Bring a friend to tour Outlook Nebraska. We prefer all donations go to the general donation fund, not specific selections. Donate online at www.outlooknebraska.org/donations.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES: PE teachers, physical therapists, & coaches – Learn adaptive techniques assisting at our recreation events.

Artists, art teachers – Help us with art workshops for the blind. Ride tandem with an associate in the Bike for Sight event. General office support – Data entry, mail campaigns. Donate an hour mentoring our associates building life skills like budgeting, interviewing, and time management.

Event support – Many skills needed. Other volunteer opportunities are available to support our programs. OUTLOOK NEBRASKA 4125 S 72nd St. • Omaha, NE 68127 Phone (402) 614-3331 www.outlooknebraska.org CEO: Eric Stueckrath Board Chairman: Steve Knapp, Chairperson To volunteer contact: outlooknebraska.org/volunteer • (402) 614-3331 2018

WISH LIST: • Smartphones, tablets or computers for individuals who complete our Education and Training Program curriculum • Tandem bikes that can be used in future Outlook Nebraska-sponsored events • Youth golf clubs for golf instruction to blind and visually impaired children

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ARTNERSHIP 4 KIDS (P4K) provides mentoring-based program services to disadvantaged youth in Douglas County, and is embedded in 22 Omaha Public Schools and a variety of post-secondary institutions. P4K serves nearly 6,100 students, grades pre-K through college, 91% who are living at or below poverty level.

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 festival 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, P4K is comprised of a comprehensive youth mentoring model intentionally focused on education, goal-setting and relationship objectives, which begins in prekindergarten and continues through college. Each program step on the P4K Pathway builds upon the elements of the prior program step — becoming richer and more in depth as the child proceeds through the pathway, which consists of: • Book Buddy Program (reading readiness — grades pre-K and kindergarten) • Elementary School Goal Achievement Program (goal-setting proficiency in the areas of reading and life skills with an introduction to the concept of college — elementary students)

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES: Become a Goal Buddy! Goal Buddies work with elementary students once a month

• Middle School Group Mentoring Program (group mentoring, leadership, community service, career and college exploration — grades 6-8)

Become a Group Mentor! Group Mentors work with middle and high-school

during the school day. students an average of twice per month after school.

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• High School Group Mentoring Program (group mentoring, leadership, community service, college and career exploration and partner program transition case management — grades 9-10)

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.

• P4K Summer University (summer career exploration workshops — grades 6-10) • College Access & Scholarship Program (post-secondary support and individual case management) P4K also provides monthly case management for 11th and 12th grade students who have transitioned into an agency partner program which provides specialized mentoring and college preparatory services suiting students’ individual needs. These partner programs strengthen our collaborative efforts and increase crossagency resources without duplicating services. 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: Tracy Wells, Director of Volunteer Resources • (402) 930-3095 2018

WISH LIST: • College dorm supplies for first generation-students • Cultural event tickets allowing mentees/mentors to share new experiences • Children’s books to promote literacy in low-income homes • Visa gift cards to assist with expenses during college tours • Office supplies (copy paper/envelopes) to assist with reducing overhead

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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’s unparalleled and unique approach to programming is specifically tailored to each individual and their family, taking into account the individual life path of each client. With the help of many community partners, QLI relentlessly helps hundreds of families each year return to a new and purposeful “normal” following catastrophic injury. QLI is the center of choice for families from around the nation when faced with the daunting task of rebuilding life after injury.

GIVING OPPORTUNITIES: Your generous support of QLI will directly impact the families QLI serves. Giving opportunities include corporate giving, individual giving, in-kind donations, honorarium and memorial gifts, event sponsorships, and endowment and planned giving. Donations can be made online (www.TeamQLI.com) or mailed to: QLI • 6404 N 70th Plz., Omaha, NE 68104 • Attn: Development

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

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WISH LIST: Without philanthropic support, QLI could not offer its innovative Life Path Services program, which systematically helps individuals and families restore purpose and hope in their lives following catastrophic injury. Unfortunately, since there is no medical code for the ‘restoration of purpose and hope’ in someone’s life, this vital part of QLI’s program is not funded by insurance. To learn more about how you can help, contact Blake Hoogeveen at (402) 573-2164 or blake.hoogeveen@QLIomaha.com.

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N JUNE 1996, Christmas in April Omaha began with a modest $5,000 budget with which five families in dire need of house repairs could safely remain in their homes. Since that time, the name has changed to Rebuilding Together Omaha and year-round services are now offered to meet the growing need of low-income seniors with free home repairs.

GIVING OPPORTUNITIES: • One time, recurring or pledge • Planned giving • Corporate partners - Investing in Rebuilding Together Omaha changes lives for low-income homeowners living in unsafe and unhealthy homes

PROGRAMS: • Healthy at Home: A program that allows homeowners to stay in their homes by providing critical plumbing and electrical repairs, roof replacement and other renovations requiring immediate attention. • Home Modification: The program is designed to allow homeowners with disabilities to remain in their homes and prevent unnecessary institutionalization by providing home modifications intended to increase independence, safety and security. • Powering Hope: Rebuilding Together Omaha 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 Rebuilding Together Omaha annually to provide free furnace safety checks to low-income seniors homeowners who qualify for Rebuilding Together Omaha.

REBUILDING TOGETHER OMAHA 2316 S 24th St. • Omaha, NE 68108 Phone (402) 965-9201 www.rebuildingtogetheromaha.org Executive Director: Lynette Farhart Board President: Anthony Pichler, TD Ameritrade To donate contact: Annette Green, Director of Development • (402) 965-9201

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

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OUNDED IN 2013,Rejuvenating Women began as a social media support page for women who are victims and survivors of human trafficking and exploitation. Rejuvenating Women’s outreach soon grew to include weekly, in-person support groups, which are still in existence today. As support group 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 restoration home to house and rehabilitate 10 trafficking survivors for up to two years. In January of 2017, Rejuvenating Women began its Restored Wings Day Program, which has provided trauma-informed counseling, case management, mentorship, and life-skills education free of charge to over 30 survivors. Rejuvenating Women has positively impacted the lives of nearly 3,000 victims and survivors since 2013.

GIVING OPPORTUNITIES: • Committed Partner Program (monthly, recurring donor) • Restored Wings Partners Program (Adopt a Room) • Purchase tickets and sponsorships at the fourth annual Beautifully Broken Banquet (September 2018) • Omaha Gives! (May 2018) VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES: From stuffing envelopes to much-needed legal services, we have a wide variety of volunteer needs and opportunities. Please contact us to discuss how you can become involved.

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 has partnered with several agencies and organizations to better support and help victims and survivors of human trafficking.

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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 2018

• Programming books (contact for more details) • Bedbug-blocker pillow protector (standard/queen) • Bedbug-blocker mattress protector (twin) • New bath towel sets • Digital alarm clocks • New bras & underwear in various sizes

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The mission of Ronald McDonald House Charities in Omaha is to create and operate programs that directly improve the health and well-being of children.

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T RONALD MCDONALD HOUSE CHARITIES in Omaha, we’re for the fighters. The caregivers. The ones who have packed up their families and sick children, traveled hundreds of miles to an unfamiliar city, skipped meals, lost sleep, cried silently, fought ferociously, and hoped for the best even when faced with the worst. Our House is a home away from home for families seeking medical treatment for their critically ill children in one of Omaha’s incredible area hospitals. It’s a place where these fighters can refuel for the battles ahead, and be surrounded by other caregivers every step of the way. A place where they can rally around the hope of a healthier tomorrow. With more than 6,500 lodging nights annually, we provide families with warm beds, hot showers, meals, laundry facilities, family-friendly kitchens, playrooms, and a playground — all of the basic essentials of home. Further, 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, and no family is ever turned away due to an inability to pay the $15 suggested donation. Unfortunately, our 20-room House has been operating with a waiting list of 8-10 families for the last 18 months. We’ve had to turn families away more than 700 times each of the last two years, so we are in the process of expanding our House by 100%. Our Hope and Healing Expansion is the first of its kind in North America – through collaboration with local partners, we will provide a comprehensive healing community for 40 families all under one roof. The project is scheduled to be completed in early 2019.

GIVING OPPORTUNITIES: • Annual Fund – Give the gift of togetherness with a donation to our annual fund. For $120, you can support a family for one night at RMHC. Donations accepted at www.rmhcomaha.org.

• Capital Campaign – Make a long-term impact for many families by contributing to our $10.3 million campaign. More details at RallyAroundHope.org.

• 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 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 electric bill all year for the House.

• Corporate & Event Sponsorships – We have three exciting signature events every year: RMHC in Omaha Golf Tournament, Wings & Wheels Gala, and Kids & Clays Sporting Clays Tournament.

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 & 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.

RONALD MCDONALD HOUSE CHARITIES IN OMAHA, INC 620 S 38th Ave. • Omaha, NE 68105 Phone (402) 346-9377 www.rmhcomaha.org Executive Director: Lindsey Rai Reasner Board President/Chairman: Scott Searl, Sr. Vice President and General Counsel, BH Media Group To volunteer contact: Emily Mozer, Volunteer and Events Manager • (402) 346-9377 2018

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• Disinfectant spray

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

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HE SALVATION ARMY, an international movement, is an evangelical part of the universal Christian Church. Its message is based on the Bible. Its ministry is motivated by the love of God. Its mission is to preach the Gospel of Jesus Christ and to meet human needs in His name without discrimination. The Salvation Army began in the 19th century after evangelist William Booth began offering Christian-based services to the less fortunate. Today, The Salvation Army helps more than 35 million people worldwide each year. In Omaha, The Salvation Army offers programs and services in the areas of food, housing, youth development, material assistance, behavioral health, older adult services and anti-human trafficking.

GIVING OPPORTUNITIES: Gift Planning Donations can be made online at SalArmyGiving.org or by calling our Planned Giving Department at 1 (800) 274-0628.

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.

Red Kettles Give to the red kettles at locations throughout the Omaha metro during November and December.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES: Bell Ringing Choose your preferred location and time by visiting RingOmaha.org. Winter Night Watch Serve the hungry and homeless December through February. Christmas Toyland Escort parents through our toy shop for families and children in need.

Food Pantry Sort food items at two different Omaha locations. Disaster Services Training and uniforms provided. Please call (402) 898-5942 for more information.

Kids Cruisin’ Kitchen Drivers needed for the summer feeding program for local children.

THE SALVATION ARMY 10755 Burt St. • Omaha, NE 68114 Phone (402) 898-7700 SalArmyOmaha.org President/CEO: Major Greg Thompson, Divisional Commander Executive Director of Development: Jeff Beckman Board Chairman: Joleen David, President of SKAR Advertising To volunteer or to donate contact: Kay Weinstein-Kay_Weinstein@usc.salvationarmy.org • (402) 898-6000 2018

WISH LIST: • Monetary donations – give online at SalArmyOmaha.org • Food donations – cereal, soups, canned vegetables, canned fruit, canned meats, beans and pasta

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The Siena/Francis House welcomes, shelters and empowers individuals experiencing homelessness to navigate their own path to safe and appropriate housing.

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OUNDED IN 1975, the Siena/Francis House is Nebraska’s largest shelter and is located in downtown Omaha, Nebraska. The Siena/Francis House provides food, shelter and clothing, along with outreach/case management to individuals experiencing homelessness. The Siena/Francis House annually serves nearly 420,000 meals and provides nearly 190,000 overnight stays to the approximately 4,000 homeless individuals who turn to us for assistance each year. Additionally, the Siena/Francis House provides more emergency shelter to persons who are homeless each night than all other Omaha homeless shelters. The Siena/Francis House has an “open door” policy, in that we try to never turn away any individual who comes to us in need, regardless of the circumstances that led them to be in need of our services. Exercising a policy of unconditional acceptance, the Siena/Francis House is dedicated to providing all of our services to the poor and homeless with the respect and dignity they deserve, including those viewed as “most difficult to serve”— the chronically addicted and mentally ill homeless persons who may not currently be receiving medical care or medication.

Additional Siena/Francis House Information:

GIVING OPPORTUNITIES: The Siena/Francis House provides our basic human services of emergency shelter, food & clothing at no cost to those who find themselves in need of our homeless services. As such, we rely primarily on the generosity of the community for our operational expenses. Having sufficient supplies is 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 contribution, donate materials, or to volunteer.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES: The Siena/Francis House’s main volunteer program is serving a meal to our homeless guests. Evening dinner is served by outside volunteer groups every day of the year. Volunteers also serve a brunch every Sunday morning and on major holidays. Volunteers dish up food onto trays in the food line and deliver the trays to the homeless guests who are seated at tables in our dining room. Dinner volunteers are needed each evening from 4:30 until 7:15pm. Brunch volunteers are needed from 8:30 until 11:15am For more information on serving a meal, contact volunteer@sienafrancis.org. Other volunteer opportunities include helping sort donations such as toiletries, canned goods, clothing, books, craft items, etc.; helping with special projects and special events that arise from time to time; and conducting gatherings of items from our daily needs list. For more information regarding other volunteer opportunities, please contact volunteer@sienafrancis.org.

• The Siena/Francis House has two model emergency shelter facilities which provide safe, clean and secure housing for its guests;

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• The Siena/Francis House provides all our services at no cost to guests;

• Food • Clothing • Blankets, pillows, linens, towels • Personal care items • Cleaning agents, such as Pine-Sol and bleach • Kitchen-related items such as silverware, aluminum foil, plastic “baggies”, paper towels, large garbage bags, coffee, disposable coffee cups

• The Siena/Francis House each year helps over 200 individuals experiencing homelessness achieve affordable, stable housing; • The Siena/Francis House is a 501(c)(3), tax-exempt charitable organization;

We appreciate receiving in donations all items that help our organization provide services to our guests, including:

• The Siena/Francis House is independent, in that it is not affiliated with a national or “parent” organization, and is non-denominational; • The Siena/Francis House operates Nebraska’s largest residential mental health/chemical addictions treatment program administered by licensed professionals; • The Siena/Francis House has a 110-person employment training program which provides the homeless work-related and personal growth skills;

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

• Employment training staff help operate the Siena/Francis House’s facilities and programs and receive monthly stipends for their work.

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Stephen Center partners with the community, families and individuals to overcome homelessness, addiction and poverty.

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Pettigrew Emergency Homeless Shelter: • 86 beds per night – 1,331 clients served annually • Four private family rooms with restrooms andcomputers with internet access • Three meals per day

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

• Mail check or money order to: Stephen Center ATTN: Chief Development Officer

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

2723 Q Street Omaha, NE 68107

• Phone credit card: (402) 715-5442 Item Donations • Brand-new 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 & household items can be delivered to the Stephen Center thrift Store or scheduled for free pick-up. Call (402) 614-1017

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 homeless individuals and families transitioning to independent housing • Three free meals a day

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 Street • Accepts donations of clothing, furniture & 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

Transitional Living Apartments • Eight apartments providing housing and supportive services for up to 24 months to our recent HERO graduates 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: Craig Nelson Guild President: Nancy Tiedeman To volunteer contact: Amanda Yarbrough (402) 715-5445 • Amanda.yarbrough@stephencenter.org 2018

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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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O ONE SHOULD EVER have to die from breast cancer. Despite advances in medicine, a stubborn truth remains: more than 40,000 women and men die of breast cancer every year in the U.S. This is a number we have never been willing to accept, and one that we will change with our bold goal: to reduce breast cancer deaths in the U.S. by 50 percent by 2026.

In Nebraska, an estimated 24 people are diagnosed with breast cancer each week. Susan G. Komen Great Plains is a resource for many to learn about breast health and to support breast cancer survivors and their families. Since its founding in 1994, Komen® Great Plains has invested more than $7 million in community-based services and more than $2 million in breast cancer research. Your support of Komen Great Plains funds programs across the state that provide education, screening, and treatment support in Nebraska. In the last year alone: • More than 10,000 people received breast health education • Nearly 3,000 people received a free or low-cost screening • Nearly 400 breast cancer survivors received support Working together, we can help those facing breast cancer in our community and fund breakthroughs for a better tomorrow. Act. Donate. Get Involved.

SUSAN G. KOMEN® GREAT PLAINS 8707 W Center Rd., Ste. 101 • Omaha, NE 68124 Phone (402) 502-2979 www.KomenGreatPlains.org CEO: Karen Daneu 2018/19 Board of Directors, President: Dawn Gonzales To volunteer or to donate contact: Angela Phillips, Development Manager • (402) 502-2979 Ext. 1202

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GIVING OPPORTUNITIES: • Corporate and Event Sponsorships • Individual Donations • Matching Gifts • Memorials or Honorariums • In-kind Donations VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES: • Help in our office with general office duties • Volunteer to help with our annual fundraiser, Race for the Cure® • Plan and implement other special events for Komen® Great Plains For more information about getting involved, contact Angela Phillips at angela.phillips@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/creative services

• Signage/advertising

• Food and beverage

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Developing capable and resilient individuals by incorporating horses into therapeutic and learning programs.

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AKE FLIGHT FARMS (Take Flight) was incorporated in 2002 with the goal of providing collaborative therapeutic and learning programs for members of the community to achieve emotional health and well-being through interactive experiences on the ground with horses. Practicing the EAGALA (Equine Assisted Growth and Learning Association) method, the purpose is not to gain horseback riding skills or horsemanship ability but rather to focus on empowering individuals to utilize their creative problem-solving skills, achieving goals with horses that will translate into valuable life skills. For the seventh year in a row, Take Flight has been named an EAGALA “Distinguished Program Member,” which recognizes a program’s high level of standards in business and practice in EAGALA Model work. Take Flight serves children and adults in the Omaha and Lincoln areas of Nebraska operating with just two full-time staff members. Take Flight currently offers three types of programs: Equine Assisted Psychotherapy (EAP), Equine Assisted Learning (EAL), and Equine Assisted Development (EAD). EAP is a form of experiential therapy using one or more horses and incorporated activities as a hands-on way to help clients achieve emotional and behavioral growth. Take Flight uses EAP for individuals, couples, families, and groups. EAL allows clients to build life skills through interactive, goal-oriented activities with horses. At Take Flight we mostly use EAL for school programming. Take Flight has also used it for military work, families, youth groups and organizations. EAD is a unique corporate teambuilding program that uses group activities with horses to work on leadership and creative problem-solving skills. In all sessions, the horses are utilized as metaphors in activities to promote exploration and processing.

TAKE FLIGHT FARMS 1004 Farnam St., Ste. 400 • Omaha, NE 68102 Phone (402) 930-3037 www.takeflightfarms.org Executive Director: Lissa Sutton Board Chairman: Pauli Bishop Founder and Board Chair Emeritus: Lisa Roskens To volunteer or to donate contact: Mara • Contact@takeflightfarms.org 2018

GIVING OPPORTUNITIES: Capital Campaign: Help Take Flight Farms purchase our own facility and enable us to serve many more in our community.

Horses Make a Difference Scholarship Fund: Assist individuals or families who would like to take advantage of programs but may not be able to afford it on their own.

Sponsor a Take Flight Horse: Help offset the cost of board, vet care, farrier, training and equipment.

Programing Partnering: Work with different nonprofits and organizations in the Omaha and Lincoln area.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES: Please visit www.takeflightfarms.org to find different volunteer needs and to fill out a volunteer application. Email us at: contact@takeflightfarms.org for any questions.

WISH LIST: • Printing services • Horse supplies (brushes, shampoo, buckets etc.) • Office supplies (name tags, notecards, pens etc.) • Boots for client use

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United Cerebral Palsy of Nebraska advances the independence, productivity, and full citizenship of people with cerebral palsy and similar disorders.

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NITED CEREBRAL PALSY (UCP) of Nebraska provides education, advocacy, grants, and social programs to individuals and their families living in Nebraska with cerebral palsy and similar disorders. UCP of Nebraska is the state affiliate of United Cerebral Palsy, an established leader in the disability community. Cerebral palsy is the most common motor disability in childhood with about 1 in 323 children identified with cerebral palsy according to the CDC. Cerebral palsy is a motor disability caused by a brain injury or malformation that occurs early in development. It affects motor skills: coordination, muscle tone, reflexes, posture, and balance depending upon where and how the brain is injured. Some conditions such as difficulty swallowing result from muscle impairment. Some people may also experience associated conditions from the brain injury such as epilepsy, intellectual impairment, and vision or hearing impairment.

GIVING OPPORTUNITIES: Annual Event Sponsorship for Hit the Links & Drive Against Disabilities Golf Fundraiser

Personal Donations to support our programming. $1,000 would provide a full client assistance grant. $500 would underwrite a toy adapting workshop for caregivers. $250 would provide replacement devices for Tech Tools. Social Support We participate in Smile.Amazon and TAGG Corporate Sponsorship of events and programs. Create an Event for Us to raise both funds and awareness

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES: Board of Directors: Share your passion for the issues in our community facing people with disabilities.

There is no cure. Treatments that reduce the symptoms can improve quality of life. People with cerebral palsy vary in skills and impairment. Many adults with cerebral palsy live on their own and work full time. Others utilize assistive technology and assistants to accomplish their goals. Others may require full-time assistance to complete daily tasks.

Golf Committee: Combine your love of golf with service to others. Volunteer at Programs and Events: We have a variety of needs through the

UCP of Nebraska has been serving Nebraskans since 1961. Our current programs are Family Focus, a series of events that provide families with the opportunity to draw strength and knowledge from others facing similar challenges; Tech Tools a developmental technology library with sites throughout the state with adapted toys and switches available for loan to individuals of all ages, families, and professionals; Client Assistance Grants to help with things such as assistive technology and home or vehicle modifications; and education to address a variety of topics related to cerebral palsy and disability.

so grateful for someone with basic computer skills to spend some time with us on the vital behind-the-scenes work that makes the mission possible.

year, but we are also open to your suggestion.

Volunteer in the Office: This may not be glamorous, but we would be

WISH LIST: • Printing and promotion services • Batteries for our adapted toy libraries • Gift cards for office supplies

UNITED CEREBRAL PALSY OF NEBRASKA 920 S 107th Ave., Ste. 302 • Omaha, NE 68114 Phone (402) 502-3572 ucpnebraska.org Executive Director: BevVan Phillips Board President: Richard Troia To volunteer contact: BevVan Phillips, Executive Director • (402) 502-3572 2018

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FTER MORE THAN A CENTURY, VNA continues to provide expertise, perspective, innovative leadership and timely solutions around the health issues of the day. VNA’s trusted quality of care and industry-leading outcomes have made us the in-home care provider of choice among area physicians and families. As healthcare evolves, VNA advances. Our team of more than 400 compassionate healthcare and caregiver professionals continually adapts to meet each client’s ever-changing needs, with a vision of how healthcare should be delivered next. 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.

GIVING OPPORTUNITIES: Financial contributions to VNA help provide a safety net of care for our most fragile 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 your in-home healthcare, non-medical help at home services, and flu and immunization services. When you choose VNA, you choose to support your most vulnerable friends and neighbors. Proceeds from VNA’s in-home care and immunization programs are reinvested back into the community to provide essential healthcare services.

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VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES: Hospice Volunteers - Hospice is dedicated to providing compassionate care to

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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 Home Health: certified in-home healthcare services VNA Help at Home: non-medical in-home supports VNA Hospice & Palliative Care: reliable support at the end of life Parenting Support: services for mothers, children and families Flu and immunization services Homeless shelter public health nursing services Breast cancer patient support Cooking Matters nutrition education School health programs

Teen Volunteers - VNA has a variety of ways for those 14 years and older to give back. Teen volunteers can choose from group projects, visiting patients, recording a patient’s life history or computer projects. If you choose to become a hospice volunteer, training will be provided. Office and Clerical Volunteers - Volunteers assemble packets, file or 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. From planning to set-up, volunteers have a variety of roles to fill, so let us know what works best with your personal interests and schedule.

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 To volunteer contact: Celeste Sully, Volunteer Coordinator • (402) 930-4143 To donate contact: Dr. Carole Patrick, Vice President of Development and Communications • (402) 930-4018

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WELLCOM partners with employers to deliver wellness programming that impacts employee well-being and wellness, strengthens the culture and drives business results.

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OUNDED IN 1982 by the CEOs of Union Pacific Railroad, Valmont Industries, Mutual of Omaha, and Central States, WELLCOM has been the trusted partner for hundreds of employers of all sizes who strive to create a culture of health for all employees. For 35 years, WELLCOM has been a one-stop resource for employers to integrate health and well-being programs into the overall way they do business and to provide an overall culture that supports employees and their families. No matter the size or maturity of a company’s health and wellness program, our members benefit from cutting-edge education, high-level training programs, extensive networking opportunities and expert advice. WELLCOM’s workshops and online trainings help members develop, lead and advance their workforce health and wellness programs. In addition to WELLCOM’s collaboration with several other nonprofits throughout the Omaha metro area, WELLCOM’s extensive outreach throughout the Midwest enables members the opportunity to strategize with one another and learn from nationally-recognized wellness experts.

GIVING OPPORTUNITIES: • Omaha Gives! Online Day of Giving (May) • William M. Kizer Light of Wellness Awards Dinner – May 3, 2018 (Table Sponsorships, Silent Auction items, in-kind printing)

• Excellence in Worksite Wellness Awards Luncheon – October 30, 2018 (Table Sponsorships, in-kind printing)

• Trek Up the Tower – February 17, 2018 (participant registrations and exhibit table sponsorships)

• Event Sponsorships • Individual and Corporate Memberships VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES: • Trek Up the Tower – Feb. 17, 2018 (trekupthetower.org for more information) • William M. Kizer Light of Wellness Awards Dinner May 3, 2018 (silent auction donations and day-of event assistance)

• Excellence in Worksite Wellness Awards Luncheon October 30, 2018 (day-of assistance)

WELLCOM (WELLNESS COUNCIL OF THE MIDLANDS) Barbara Weitz Community Engagement Center, Rm. 219 University of Nebraska at Omaha 6001 Dodge St. • Omaha, NE 68182 Phone (402) 534-5795 www.elevatingwellness.org Interim President & CEO: Theresa Nelson Board Chairman: Dan Archuleta, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska To volunteer contact: Chantelle Green, Program & Communications Coordinator (402) 934-5795 • cgreen@elevatingwellness.org

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WISH LIST: • Silent auction donations (artwork, gift cards, vacation packages, jewelry, sports packages, Huskers, UNO, or Creighton tickets/season passes, box seats at concerts, zoo memberships, etc.) • Social media assistance • Good quality office equipment (laser printers, phones, etc.)

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

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GIVING OPPORTUNITIES: • Attend and/or sponsor our events

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

• 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.

• Tribute to Women – June 12, 2018 at the Omaha Marriott Downtown at the Capitol District • TGIF! – Friday, October 19, 2018 at A View On State

Questions about giving contact Erin at ErinM@wcaomaha.org or (402) 345-6555 Ext. 294

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. (Move In Date Spring 2018) • Omaha, NE 68131 Phone (402) 345-6555 • 24/7: (402) 345-7273 wcaomaha.org President & CEO: Amy Richardson Board President/Chairman: Regina Toman Guild Board President, Name of Guild/Auxiliary: Christina Groteluschen, WCA Partners Guild To volunteer contact: Jacquie Gordon JacquieG@wcaomaha.org • (402) 345-6555 Ext. 242

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WISH LIST: • Basic toiletries • Diapers & Wipes • Women’s Clothing • Non-perishable boxed meals

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To ensure that our student-athletes receive the resources necessary to be successful in the classroom, on the playing field and in the community.

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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HE MOVE TO the BIG EAST Conference has brought an unprecedented amount of national attention to Creighton University and the athletic department. As a member of the BIG EAST Conference, Creighton student-athletes are experiencing opportunities that once seemed impossible. This new level of competition has required Creighton Athletics to commit additional resources due to the rising costs of scholarships, escalating travel expenses and capital projects. You are key in helping us achieve this mission. Whether you have been a longtime supporter of Creighton Athletics or recently found your way to being a Bluejay fan, we welcome you to the family and thank you for your support. Your gift to Creighton athletics directly affects the success of almost 300 Bluejay student-athletes.

GIVING OPPORTUNITIES: 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:

GIVING OPPORTUNITIES: • Jaybackers • BIG EAST Fund • Athletic Scholarships • Capital Project Support • Planned Giving – Heritage Society • Visit www.GoCreighton.edu/GIVING • Call (402) 280-GIVE

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.

CREIGHTON UNIVERSITY ATHLETICS 2500 California Plz. • Omaha, NE 68178 Phone (402) 280-GIVE www.GoCreighton.com/GIVING

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

Athletic Director: Bruce Rasmussen To donate call: (402) 280-2700

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

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ADOPTIVE PARENT

Empowers, Supports and Advocates for Nebraska families by promoting safety, permanence and well-being of our children.

Our mission is to create positive change for Nebraska’s children through community engagement.

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UR COLLABORATIVE APPROACH is designed to tackle the

complex issues that put children and families at risk and keep kids from entering child welfare or justice systems. From Omaha to the Panhandle, we’re using proven approaches to:

• Prevent child abuse and neglect.

GIVING OPPORTUNITIES: Support & Train Foster Parents NFAPA hosts several trainings/support

• Coach parents how to be their child’s first and best teacher. • Create early learning environments that prepare children to succeed in school.

groups throughout the state to provide training to foster parents so they are prepared to support the children in their care. Kits for Kids This program provides a bag filled with items of comfort to children entering the foster care system. Family Events For foster/adoptive/kinship/guardianship families that attend our support groups, we host summer picnics and Christmas parties complete with presents for foster children.

• Provide vulnerable students with high-quality after-school and summer learning opportunities. • Help unconnected youth become productive adults. GIVING OPPORTUNITIES: Critical Needs Gift Your gift will be put to use where it is most needed. Older Youth Support Help fund Connected Youth Initiative statewide,

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES: Speaker Anyone interested in sharing a topic or providing information to help

or give brothers and sisters living in separate foster homes the chance to reunite at Camp Catch-Up.

foster parents with the children in their home. Needed across the state for support groups and in-service training. Developer/Researcher Research and develop PowerPoints on interesting topics to share with foster parents. Also look for current articles or write your own articles (get permission from author) to put in our newsletter to benefit families.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES: Friends of Nebraska Children – Support our work with a vibrant group of children’s champions through fundraising, service projects or awareness. Contact Kristin Lundgren for details at klundgren@nebraskachildren.org.

WISH LIST:

Camp Catch-Up Staff – find out more at www.CampCatchUp.org

• Monetary donations: Help fund an educational in-service training, items for Kits for Kids bags, present for a foster child. • Donations: Supply items for our Kits for Kids bags (hygiene items, school supplies, pajamas etc.) or purchase a present to give to a child.

NEBRASKA CHILDREN AND FAMILIES FOUNDATION 1516 Cuming St. • Omaha, NE 68102 Phone (402) 819-9361 www.NebraskaChildren.org

NEBRASKA FOSTER & ADOPTIVE PARENT ASSOCIATION 3601 N 25th St., Ste. D • Lincoln, NE 68521 Phone (402) 476-2273 • (877) 257-0176 www.nfapa.org

President and CEO: Mary Jo Pankoke Board President/Chairperson: Sara Woods To volunteer or to donate contact: Rob Trebilcock, Senior Vice President of External Relations • (402) 476-7255

Executive Director: Felicia Nelsen Board President: Tammy Wells To volunteer or to donate contact: Felicia Nelsen, Executive Director • (402)476-2273 • felicia@nfapa.org

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Attend an Event: You are invited to attend our annual Ollie’s Dream Gala on June 2, 2018, at the downtown Hilton. Honey Sunday: On the first Sunday in November, volunteers sell bottles of honey as part of Honey Sunday. We welcome volunteers to sell at their offices, neighborhoods or places of worship. People can also purchase bottles of honey by contacting Ollie Webb at (402) 346-5220. VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES: Ollie Webb Center, Inc. welcomes your donation of time. Volunteers must be at least 13 years of age or accompanied by an adult. For more information, contact Lisa Dougherty at (402) 346.5220 Ext. 22, or ldougherty@olliewebbinc.org.

WISH LIST: • • • • • • •

Book sets of 12 books for book clubs ($70 each) Braille translation ($80 per book) Adult life jackets Basketballs Double-sided basketball jerseys Adult classroom supplies Curriculum materials

OLLIE WEBB CENTER, INC. 1941 S 42nd St., Ste. 122 • Omaha, NE 68105 Phone (402) 346-5220 www.olliewebbinc.org Executive Director: Laurie Ackermann Board President: Mike Loeffler To volunteer or to donate contact: Lisa Dougherty (402) 346-5220 Ext. 22 • ldougherty@olliewebbinc.org

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ANNUAL CHARITYAFFAIRS

VENTS

EVENTREGISTER

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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ADULT & TEEN CHALLENGE AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION AND OF THE MIDLANDS AMERICAN STROKE ASSOCIATION We existed to be a catalyst for 180° life transformation in the addict.

The mission of the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association is to “build healthier lives, free of cardiovascular diseases and stroke.”

AMERICAN RED CROSS 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.

Featured Event:

Featured Event:

Featured Event:

Evening of Impact

2018 Omaha Heart and Stroke Ball

Heroes in the Heartland

Date: April 13, 2018

Date: February 3, 2018

Date: March 8, 2018

Event Description/Theme: Our Evening of Impact is an incredible night of inspiring stories, dramatic performances, and outrageous generosity as we raise funds to help transform lives.

Event Description/Theme: The 28th Annual Omaha Heart and Stroke Ball, attended by more than 1,000 individuals from Omaha’s business, medical and social communities, is the annual black-tie gala benefiting the American Heart Association’s lifesaving mission of building healthier lives, free of cardiovascular diseases and stroke. Highlights of the evening include a survivor story, an auction and live entertainment, all celebrating our work and mission, and the lives saved and improved because of our donors and volunteers.

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.

Location: TBA* Time: 6:30pm Ticket Pricing: $50

Location: Hilton Omaha

Location: Embassy Suites Conference Center – La Vista

Times: 11:45am – 1pm

Event Contact: Adam Nordstrom (402) 305-5825• a.nordstrom@tcmid.org

Times: 6:30pm – 11pm

Ticket Pricing: $75

Other Fundraising Events: • Omaha Gives! – May 23, 2018

Honorary Chairpersons: Gary and Kathy Gates

Attire: Business or Business Casual

Chairpersons: John P. and Anne Nelson

Event Contact: Briana DeSadier briana.desadier@redcross.org • (402) 990-6893

Attire: Business Causal

Adult & Teen Challenge of the Midlands 2916 N 58th St. • Omaha, NE 68104 (402) 551-2322 Email: a.nordstrom@tcmid.org

Ticket Pricing: Individual tickets are $300 Tables available starting at $3,000

Other Fundraising Events: • Red Cross Giving Day – March 28, 2018

Attire: Black Tie optional

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

www.tcmid.org Event Contact: Kelsey Ridder • (402) 810-6848 Other Fundraising Events: • Heart Walk – May 12, 2018 • Go Red For Women Expo – September 25, 2018 • Omaha Gives! – May 23, 2018 American Heart Association and American Stroke Association 9900 Nicholas St., Ste. 200 • Omaha, NE 68114 (402) 810-6870

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ANGELS AMONG US

ASSISTANCE LEAGUE OF OMAHA

AUTISM ACTION PARTNERSHIP

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

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.

PA R T N E R S H I P

Featured Event:

Featured Event:

Featured Event:

No Place Like Home – 2018 Gala

Christmas Caravan Preview Party Gala

Vintage Affaire X

Date: September 21, 2018

Date: November 7, 2018

Date: October 6, 2018

Event Description/Theme: No Place Like Home is a gala event benefiting Angels Among Us. The evening will feature cocktails, food stations, unique silent and live auction items and special musical entertainment. Guests will get the opportunity to meet and hear from the amazing families served by Angels Among Us who will share their journey through childhood cancer.

Event Description/Theme: A Preview Party Gala will precede the 2018 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.

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

Location: Champions Run

Location: Embassy Suites Conference Center – La Vista

Location: A View On State 13467 State St. • Omaha, NE Times: • 6pm Registration/Cocktails/Food • 7:30pm Program and Auction

Times: • Home tours: 4pm – 6pm • Social and dinner: 6pm

Times: 5pm Honorary Chairmen: C.L. and Rachel Werner

Event Chairman: JoAnn Lutz

Honorary Chairs: Jane and Craig Pohlman

Ticket Pricing: $100

Ticket Pricing: Visit www.autismaction.org

Event Chairs: Joanne Kamppinen and Amy Osten

Attire: Dressy

Attire: Cocktail

Ticket Pricing: • $125 General Admission • $200 Patron per person (includes exclusive after-party)

Silent Auction: Yes Oral Auction: Yes

Silent Auction: Yes Oral Auction: Yes

Event Contact: Assistance League office • (402) 342-4288

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

Attire: Business Casual Event Contact: Susan Nelson susan@myangelsamongus.org • (402) 934-0999 Other Fundraising Events: • Uncorked with Fleming’s – February 24, 2018 • Bland Cares/Angels Among Us Golf Outing Champions Run Golf Club – July 9, 2018 Angels Among Us 3516 N 163rd Plz., Ste. 3 • Omaha, NE 68116 (402) 934-0999 Email: susan@myangelsamongus.org

Other Fundraising Events: • Operation School Bell® – October 2-14, 2018 • Christmas Caravan – November 8, 2018 • Style Show – April 9, 2019

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

Assistance League® of Omaha Jill Floth 3569 Leavenworth St. • Omaha, NE 68105 (402) 342-4288 Email: alo@alo.omhcoxmail.com

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AVENUE SCHOLARS FOUNDATION

To ensure careers for committed students of hope and need through education/training and supportive relationships

BALLET NEBRASKA

BELLEVUE PUBLIC SCHOOLS FOUNDATION

Ballet Nebraska is the region’s resident professional dance company – bringing the beauty, athleticism and energy of ballet to Nebraska and Iowa audiences.

The Bellevue Public Schools Foundation provides financial support to enhance educational opportunities for the students and staff of the district.

Featured Event:

Featured Event:

Featured Event:

Avenue Scholars Foundation Celebration Luncheon

A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Purple Apple Gala

Date: Spring 2018

Date: May 5 & 6, 2018

Date: October 27, 2018

Event Description/Theme: The Avenue Scholars Foundation Celebration Luncheon is held each year to celebrate the incoming class of Avenue Scholars and honor individuals and businesses who have made exceptional contributions to the Foundation’s mission.

Event Description/Theme: Shakespeare’s best-loved romantic comedy comes to life in this enchanting ballet created by former Royal Danish Ballet dancer Oskar Antunez. The ballet draws movement inspiration from Felix Mendelssohn’s captivating musical score while closely following William Shakespeare’s lively story: a contest of wills between the King and Queen of the Fairies, complicated by two mismatched pairs of human lovers and a band of amateur actors.

Event Description/Theme: The Bellevue Public Schools Foundation’s Purple Apple Gala features delicious food, fun and philanthropy in a beautiful Bellevue setting. This elegant and fun event will feature terrific networking with high-profile community and business leaders, plus silent and grand auctions among other creative opportunities to give. Proceeds fund student learning and teacher instructional supports within Bellevue Public Schools. Don’t miss this opportunity to help the Bellevue Public School District be the best it can be!

Location: TBD* Times: TBD* Ticket Pricing: Invitation Only

Location: Orpheum Theater 409 S 16th St. • Omaha, NE 68102

Attire: Business Event Contact: Beverly Hass • (402) 991-5595 bhass@avescholars.org Other Fundraising Events: • Avenue Scholars Foundation Wine Tasting and Vintner Dinner – TBD* Avenue Scholars Foundation Kenneth M. Bird, Ed.D., President/CEO 7101 Mercy Rd., Ste. 240 • Omaha, NE 68106 (402) 916-9777 Email: kbird@avescholars.org

Times: • May 5 – 7:30pm • May 6 – 2pm

Location: Beardmore Event Center • Bellevue, NE Time: 5:30pm

Ticket Pricing: • Single Tickets: $27, $47, $67 • VIP with Reception: $92 • Groups: $23, $41, $61 • Reception in Weaver Lounge: $25 (Saturday only)

Ticket Pricing: $125

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

Event Contact: Ingra Winkler Anderson

www.avenuescholarsfoundation.org Other Fundraising Events: • The Nutcracker 2018 at Iowa Western Arts Center and Omaha’s Orpheum Theater • Nutcracker Tea Party at Joslyn Castle • Nutcracker Nouveau Gala Ballet Nebraska PO Box 6413 • Omaha, NE 68106 (402) 541-6946 Email: info@balletnebraska.org www.balletnebraska.org 1 8H 2 0 0 82 0 T

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Other Fundraising Events: • Bellevue Public Schools Foundation Community Breakfast – April 19, 2018 Bellevue Public Schools Foundation 2820 Arboretum Dr., Ste. 603 Bellevue, NE 68005 (402) 293-4030 Ingra.Anderson@BellevuePublicSchoolsFoundation.org BellevuePublicSchoolsFoundation.org


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CATHOLIC CHARITIES

CENTRAL HIGH SCHOOL FOUNDATION

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

In response to God’s call to love our neighbor, Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Omaha enables the Works of Mercy to be received and lived.

To improve the education of present and future students at Central High School.

Featured Event:

Featured Event:

Featured Event:

Unsung Heroes

Irish Fest

Soar in the Sandhills with the Eagles

Date: September 13, 2018

Date: March 3, 2018

Date: August 5-7, 2018

Event Description/Theme: Not all superheroes wear capes! Unsung Heroes, a celebration of CASA for Douglas County’s 20th Anniversary, will pay tribute to the individuals who have played a critical role in developing the CASA program. They will also honor CASA Volunteers who have remained on the frontlines to ensure children in foster care have a voice. The event is an after-hours social that will feature a short performance and awards ceremony.

Event Description/Theme: Every year, Catholic Charities holds Irish Fest, our premier fundraising event. The evening includes silent and live auctions, cocktails and gourmet dinner followed by entertainment. Seeing your friends and having fun is the best part of the event! Location: Omaha Marriott Downtown at the Capitol District 222 N 10th St. • Omaha, NE 68102

Event Description/Theme: Join us for a unique golf experience in the Nebraska Sandhills at Dismal River Club August 5-7, 2018 (hosted by Central alum Aaron McKeever, CHS 1991 - Managing Partner/Owner.) Nestled in the hills of western Nebraska, Dismal River Club boasts a mix of sporting, lodging and dining that is both rustic and refined, fascinating avid golfers, big game hunters and outdoor enthusiasts. For more information on Dismal River Club, visit www.dismalriver.com.

Location: Kaneko 1111 Jones St. • Omaha, NE 68102

Times: 5:30pm

Location: Dismal River Club – Mullen, NE

Times: 6pm – 8pm

Honorary Chairs: Gail and Scott Robertson

Times: Sunday – Tuesday

Honorary Chairs: Dr. John and Kay Lynn Goldner

Event Chairs: Dana and Mike Meyer Kelly and Britt Thedinger

Ticket Pricing: • $800 per golfer • $3,200 per foursome Your experience includes 36 holes of golf, lodging for two nights, round-trip transportation from Omaha (charter bus), trap and five stand, lessons with PGA professionals and GolfTEC Instructors, and fishing.

Event Chair: Barb Wimmer Ticket Pricing: $75 Attire: Business Casual Event Contact: Trisha Meehan • tmeehan@casaomaha.org Other Fundraising Events: • 5K Superhero Run – July 14, 2018 at Midtown Crossing CASA for Douglas County Kimberly Thomas 2412 St. Mary’s Ave., • Omaha, NE 68105 (402) 932-5683 Email: kthomas@casaomaha.org www.casaomaha.org

Ticket Pricing: visit www.ccomaha.org Attire: Semi-Formal Silent Auction: Yes Oral Auction: Yes Raffle: Yes

Attire: Purple golf attire Event Contact: Michele Roberts • (402) 556-1996

Event Contact: Rita Clark • (402) 829-9205

Other Fundraising Events: • Rock the Nest Trivia Night – Spring 2018 • Senior Recognition Night – May 8, 2018 • Golf Fore Eagles – June 4, 2018

Other Events: • Omaha Gives! – May 23, 2018 • Hoops for Hope – Winter 2018 Catholic Charities 3300 N 60th St. • Omaha, NE 68104 (402) 829-9261 Email: GinnyC@ccomaha.org

Central High School Foundation 1823 Harney St., Ste. 203 Omaha, NE 68102-1913 (402) 556-1996 Email: foundation@chsfomaha.org

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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.

Our mission is ‘responding to the cry of a child.’ ALL children should have homes where hope is kindled and dreams can be achieved.

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

Featured Event:

Featured Event:

Featured Event:

Swing for Health Golf Outing

Cabaret

Children’s Gala

Date: June 11, 2018

Date: June 2, 2018

Date: November 3, 2018

Event Description/Theme: This is a fundraiser to enhance patient care services and technology at five CHI Health hospitals in the Omaha and Council Bluffs area. 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: The evening includes cocktails, dinner and great comedy for a great cause! Cabaret 2018 will feature Jeff Dye, a nationally touring comedian, actor, host, prankster and Bigfoot enthusiast who stars in NBC’s comedy adventure series Better Late Than Never. He has performed on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, and his latest album Live from Madison has been a top 10 album on the Billboard comedy charts. Dye’s passion is bringing love and positivity through laughter to everyone he encounters. All proceeds benefit CSI’s services for the prevention, intervention and healing of child abuse and neglect.

Event Description/Theme: Join the Friends of Children’s Hospital & Medical Center for the 2018 Children’s Gala. Proceeds from the Gala will support the Changing Lives Together capital campaign to expand Children’s main campus and elevate pediatric critical care. The nine-floor, nearly 500,000-square-foot clinical facility, called the Hubbard Center for Children, will help Children’s to accommodate growing demand for services and improve pediatric care for patients and families.

Location: The Players Club at Deer Creek 12101 Deer Creek Dr. • Omaha, NE Times: 12pm – 5pm

Location: Omaha Marriott Downtown – Capitol District

Ticket Pricing: $1,250 for a Foursome

Time: 6pm

Attire: Golf Attire Event Contact: Kathy Bertolini • (402) 343-4550 Other Fundraising Events: • Mercy Heritage Awards – March 24, 2018 • Evening with Friends – April 26, 2018 • Jewels of Autumn – September 2018

CHI Health Foundation 10101 Maple St. • Omaha, NE 68134 (402) 343-4550 www.CHIhealthfoundation.com

Location: CenturyLink Center Omaha Times: • 6pm – Cocktails & Silent Auction • 7:30pm – Dinner, Live Auction & Raffle • 9pm – Live Entertainment Event Chairs: Fatima Basith and Suellen Willett

Event Chairs: Emily and Tasso Sideris Ticket Pricing: $175

Attire: Cocktail Attire

Attire: Business Casual

Silent Auction: Yes Oral Auction: Yes Raffle: Yes

Raffle: Yes Event Contact: Anna Willey • (402) 504-3664

Other Fundraising Events: • Wine Women & Shoes – April 6, 2018 • Fore! the Kids – May 14, 2018 • Children’s Charity Classic – May 21, 2018

Other Fundraising Events: • Touch A Truck, Free Family Event – TBA* • PurseOnalities Luncheon – TBA* • Substitute Santa – December 5 – 7, 2018

Children’s Hospital & Medical Center Foundation Beth Greiner, Executive Director 8401 W Dodge Rd., Ste. 120 • Omaha, NE 68114 (402) 955-6851

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

ChildrensFoundationOmaha.org www.childsaving.org

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CRCC

CHILDREN’S SCHOLARSHIP FUND OF OMAHA

Support for children who have special medical, developmental and cognitive needs. To evoke maximum potential and foster the development of intellectual and social competence.

Children’s Scholarship Fund of Omaha provides tuition assistance scholarships so children from low-income families can access the private or parochial K-8 education of their choice.

COLLECTIVE FOR YOUTH Collective for Youth’s mission is to advocate for, facilitate resources, and provide quality training for out-of-school-time program providers.

Featured Event:

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Silver Ribbon Event “The Heart and Art of Caring”

CHANCE Luncheon

Lights On Afterschool Celebration

Date: March 10, 2018

Date: Summer 2018

Date: Fall 2018

Event Description/Theme: Featuring Jeffrey Hanson and his artwork – Jeff is an award-winning, philanthropic artist on a mission to change the world through art. Visually impaired since childhood from neurofibromatosis type 1 and an optic chiasm brain tumor, he creates an unmistakable signature style – a sight for sore eyes.

Event Description/Theme: Drawing countless attendees each year, the CHANCE Luncheon celebrates the work of Children’s Scholarship Fund of Omaha (CSF), features a keynote speaker, and presents Rising Star awards. Past keynote speakers include Cardinal Blase Cupich, legendary coach Lou Holtz, former Governor of Indiana Mitch Daniels, and Herman Edwards. Rising Star awards are given to current CSF students who demonstrate leadership qualities, overcome obstacles, or foster community within their schools. Proceeds provide funding for much-needed scholarships.

Event Description/Theme: An advocacy event celebrating existing afterschool programs and calling attention to the need for more high-quality programs. Omaha’s afterschool programs play an important role in the lives of students, families and our community. Our programs provide a range of research-backed benefits, thus helping students succeed in school, reinforce skill development, strengthen the economy and improve public safety and health. Short celebratory program, hands-on activities, talent show, parent resource fair, free lunch, and more!

Location: *TBA

Location: University of Nebraska at Omaha

Times: 11:30am – 1pm

Times: TBD*

Ticket Pricing: Individual seats and Sponsorships available

Ticket Pricing: FREE event open to everyone in the community

Attire: Business

Attire: Casual

Event Contact: CSF Offices (402) 819-4990 Ext. 102 scholarship@csfomaha.org

Event Contact: Nicole Everingham (402) 932-2025 Ext. 1005 neveringham@collectiveforyouth.org

Location: Scoular Ballroom Times: 6pm-10pm Ticket Pricing: • Young professional- individual tickets $80 • Individual tickets $150 • Patron tickets $175- 185 Attire: Dress Oral Auction: Yes Event Contact: Catherine Demes Maydew cdmaydew@crccomaha.org • (402) 895-4000 Other Fundraising Events: • Omaha Gives – May 23, 2018 CRCC (formerly known as Children’s Respite Care Center) 5321 S 138th St. • Omaha, NE 68137 (402) 895-4000 Email: cdmaydew@crccomaha.org www.crccomaha.org

Collective for Youth 105 N 31st Ave., Ste. 103 • Omaha, NE 68131 (402) 932-2025 Email: info@collectiveforyouth.org

Children’s Scholarship Fund of Omaha Joel W. Long, Executive Director 7101 Mercy Rd., Ste. 150 • Omaha, NE 68106 (402) 819-4990 Email: Joel.long@csfomaha.org

www.collectiveforyouth.org

www.csfomaha.org

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COMPLETELY KIDS

CREIGHTON UNIVERSITY ATHLETICS

CROHN’S & COLITIS FOUNDATION

To ensure that our student-athletes receive the resources necessary to be successful in the classroom, on the playing field and in the community.

To cure Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis, and to improve the quality of life of children and adults affected by these diseases.

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

Featured Event:

Featured Event:

Featured Event:

Pinot, Pigs & Poets

Leaders for Life Luncheon

Night of Champions Gala

Date: May 30, 2018

Date: May 4, 2018

Date: October 13, 2018

Event Description/Theme: Pinot, Pigs & Poets, in collaboration with the Nebraska Pork Producers Association, returns for a ninth year. As one of Omaha’s premier wine and food events, Pinot, Pigs & Poets features outstanding pinot noir wines, savory pork dishes from renowned area chefs, slam poetry by the Nebraska Writers Collective, and vintner and chef competitions. All proceeds benefit the Completely KIDS weekend and after-school food programs.

Event Description/Theme: The Creighton Athletics Leaders for Life Luncheon is the annual fundraising event that celebrates Creighton’s female student-athletes. All Leaders for Life gifts will directly support the Leaders for Life Endowed Scholarship Fund to ensure the continued education and graduation of outstanding female leaders.The Luncheon allows female student-athletes the opportunity to thank the supporters of women’s athletics who make it possible to compete in the BIG EAST and at the NCAA Division I level. The Luncheon provides Creighton Athletics an occasion to honor two influential supporters of women’s athletics for their continued leadership and advancement at Creighton and among the community.

Event Description/Theme: Evening features a cocktail reception, heavy hors d’oeuvres, silent auction packages, games, live music, brief program, champion awards, and after-party. In addition, an IBD patient will share a compelling testimonial as a champion speaker, offering perspective and inspiration to our audience.

Location: D.J. Sokol Arena inside the Wayne and Eileen Ryan Athletic Center at Creighton University

Attire: Cocktail/Semi-Formal

Location: Happy Hollow Club Time: 6pm Ticket Pricing: TBD* Attire: Dressy Casual Event Contact: info@completelykids.org Other Fundraising Events: • Author Luncheon – April 11, 2018 • Night in the Neighborhood – September 2018

Time: 11:30am

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

Ticket Pricing: • Table of 8: $1,000 • Individual ticket: $100 • Young Alumni ticket: $50

completelykids.org

Event Contact: Rachel Rider (402) 280-5577 • athleticevents@creighton.edu

Location: Omaha Marriott Downtown Time: 6pm Event Chair: Deb Zandt, McNeil Company Ticket Pricing: $125-175

Silent Auction: Yes Oral Auction: Yes Event Contact: Aaron Castens • (402) 505-9901

Committee Chair: Gail Werner-Robertson

Other Fundraising Events: • Omaha Take Steps – June 23, 2018 • Lincoln Take Steps – September 22, 2018 • Iowa Take Steps – May 12, 2018 • Lincoln Marathon & Half Marathon May 6, 2018

Other Fundraising Events: • Bluejay Jamboree – Fall 2019

Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation Aaron Castens, Executive Director 7701 Pacific St., Ste. 305 • Omaha, NE 68114 (402) 505-9901 Email: nebraska@crohnscolitisfoundation.org

Creighton University Athletic Department 2500 California Plz. • Omaha, NE 68178 (402) 280-2720 Email: athleticevents@creighton.edu

www.crohnscolitisfoundation.org

www.gocreighton.com

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

FIRST RESPONDERS FOUNDATION

FRESH START FOR ALL NATIONS

To enhance public safety and build community appreciation and respect for our first responders.

We exist to provide the opportunity for a Fresh Start, for Every Heart, in Every Nation!

Featured Event:

Featured Event:

Featured Event:

Sentimental Journey

Guns N Hoses

The Fresh Start Celebration Banquet

Date: November 16, 2018

Date: April 28, 2018

Date: April 14, 2018

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 of course 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: The Guns N Hoses Boxing Challenge is a charity boxing event between local area police officers and firefighters! Ticket sales benefit the First Responders Foundation, which works to enhance public safety and build community appreciation and respect for first responders. There are general admission tickets, tables, VIP suites, and ringside seats available. Come watch Omaha police officers and firefighters duke it out in the ring for a good cause!

Event Description/Theme: A semi-formal dinner and program that features three primary components: Celebration of 2017; Appreciation for the amazing people that make up our team; Anticipation of the “MORE” that is in store for 2018.

Location: Baxter Arena

Ticket Pricing: • NO CHARGE to attend – Open to the public - Registration is required. • Table and Event Sponsorships available.

Location: The Durham Museum Time: 7pm Time: 6pm

Location: The Scott Conference Center 6450 Pine St. • Omaha, NE 68106 Times: 5:30pm – 8:30pm

Honorary Chairmen: TBD* Honorary Chairman: TBA*

Registration: www.freshstartbanquet.org Event Chairmen: TBD*

Ticket Pricing: $175 and up

Attire: Cocktail/Business Casual

Attire: Cocktail

Ticket Pricing: General Admission $15, Ringside Seats, Tables, and Suites Available

Event Contact: Corey Wilson • (402) 444-5071

Attire: Casual

Other Fundraising Events: • On Track Guild Fall Event – TBA* • Corporate Membership Drive Spring and Summer 2017

Event Contact: contact@firstrespondersomaha.org

The Durham Museum 801 S 10th St. • Omaha, NE 68108 (402) 444-5071 www.durhammuseum.org

Event Contact: David Anderson • (402) 578-3103 danderson@freshstartforallnations.org Other Fundraising Events: • Fresh Start Golf Classic – July 30, 2018 Shadow Ridge Country Club www.freshstartclassic.org

Other Fundraising Events: • Omaha Gives – May 23, 2018 • Giving Tuesday – November 27, 2018

Fresh Start For All Nations P.O. Box 540373 • Omaha, NE 68154 (402) 578-3103 • (855) 968-4448 Email: mail@freshstartforallnations.org

First Responders Foundation P.O. Box 540158 • Omaha, NE 68154 Email: contact@firstrespondersomaha.org

www.freshstartforallnations.org

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GIRL SCOUTS SPIRIT OF NEBRASKA

GREAT PLAINS COLON CANCER TASK FORCE

GRIEF’S JOURNEY

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

Dedicated to increasing the number of lives saved from colon cancer through education, early detection, and prevention.

To provide excellent and compassionate grief support services, education, and professional training so that no one has to grieve alone.

Featured Event:

Featured Event:

Featured Event:

artVenture

Boxer 500 – A SHORT Run to FIGHT Colon Cancer

20th Annual Remembrance Walk

Date: March 24, 2018

Date: August 19, 2018

Date: August 18, 2018

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 adult-only event.

Event Description/Theme: The Boxer 500, hosted in conjunction with the Omaha Running Club, is a 5K run/walk, 1M walk and kids’ event. Participants are encouraged to draw attention to their bottoms and colorectal cancer by participating in their boxer underwear. Form a team and wear matching boxers! Participants run for fun or for competition, the 5K certified route is the Road Runners Club of America 5K State Championship.

Event Description/Theme: Members of the entire community are invited to take part as individuals or as part of a team to honor a loved one and to create special new memories. This annual event celebrates the importance of community support in the wake of grief. No one should have to walk their grief journey alone, and it takes all of us – friends, families, co-workers, and neighbors – to step up and offer support. 5K walk and family festival.

Location: Werner Park 12356 Ballpark Way • Papillion, NE

Location: Miller’s Landing

Location: UNO’s Mammel Hall Times: • 6pm – Patron Party • 7pm – Main Auction

Times: Morning (exact time TBD*) Time: 8am Ticket Pricing: TBD

Honorary Chair: Wende Kotouc Honorary Chairmen: Dr. Alan Thorson

Attire: Casual/Sporty

Event Chairs: Kate Betsworth Ticket Pricing: • Patron Party – $125 • Main Auction – $40 Attire: Business/Cocktail

Event Co-Directors: Kelli Sweet and Mandy Kennedy

Event Contact: Karen Galvin • kgalvin@griefsjourney.org

Ticket Pricing: • $15 for kids • $25 for adults • FREE to Colon Cancer Survivors

Other Fundraising Events: • Comfort Food Classic – October 2017 • Grief Awareness Conference – November 2017

Silent Auction: Yes Attire: Running Attire Event Contact: Wendy Hamilton • (402) 779-8230 Girl Scouts Spirit of Nebraska 2121 S 44th St. • Omaha, NE 68105 (402) 779-8230 Email: whamilton@girlscoutsnebraska.org GirlScoutsNebraska.org

Event Contact: Kelli Sweet and Mandy Kenney coloncancertaskforce@gmail.com Other Fundraising Events: • Rhonda’s Burpee Challenge – April 22, 2018 • Rollin’ to Colon – June 17, 2018

www.griefsjourney.org

Great Plains Colon Cancer Task Force Kelli Sweet, Director of Communications P.O. Box 3434 • Omaha, NE 68103 Email: coloncancertaskforce@gmail.com www.coloncancertaskforce.org

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HABITAT FOR HUMANITY OF OMAHA

HEART MINISTRY CENTER

HEARTLAND FAMILY SERVICE

Providing food, clothing, healthcare and a way forward to people severely affected by poverty in the Omaha area.

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

Habitat for Humanity builds strength, stability and self-reliance through shelter.

Featured Event:

Featured Event:

Featured Event:

Brew Haha: A Beer and Food Tasting Event

Holy Smokes

“Carnival of Love” Gala

Date: September 6, 2018 (Rain or Shine)

Date: August 2018

Date: February 10, 2018

Event Description/Theme: Sample beer and food from some of the best breweries and restaurants around while relaxing with friends and supporting Habitat for Humanity of Omaha! With an attendance of nearly 2,000 guests, the 12th annual Brew Haha will be bigger and better than ever. Make it a corporate outing or invite your friends!

Event Description/Theme: Holy Smokes is an annual fundraiser for the Heart Ministry Center. A very casual, fun event featuring delicious BBQ, live music and dancing, Holy Smokes has been a favorite in Omaha for more than a decade.

Location: Stinson Park at Aksarben Village 2285 S 67th St., Omaha, NE 68106

Times: 5:30pm – 9:30pm

Event Description/Theme: The “Carnival of Love” Gala is the agency’s largest fundraiser and supports all of our 50+ programs. This fun and casual event takes on a Chinese New Year twist this year, with authentic dance performances, themed dinner and signature cocktails, games, auctions, raffle and more! Come be inspired by stories of the clients whose lives have been deeply impacted by the services provided by Heartland Family Service and supported by community partners like you!

Location: TBA*

Ticket Pricing: TBA*

Location: Embassy Suites Conference Center – La Vista

Times: 5pm – 9pm Attire: Casual Honorary Chairmen: TBD Event Chairmen: Ashley Horgan, Kelly Houghton, Regan Mackintosh and Regan Muhs Ticket Pricing: $50 (general admission) $100 (patron party) Attire: Casual Event Contact: Kathy Wells, Development Associate kwells@habitatomaha.org • (402) 457-5657

Time: 6pm

Event Contact: Eric Crawford • (402) 451-2321

Honorary Chairs: Terri and Tim Burke Event Chairs: Julie Gibson-Beier and Debbie Bouc

Heart Ministry Center 2222 Binney St. • Omaha, NE 68110 (402) 451-2321 Email: eric@heartministrycenter.com

Ticket Pricing: • $150 individual ticket • $1,500 table of ten

www.heartministrycenter.org

Attire: Jeans Event Contact: Nicole Tromler • (402) 552-7424 Events@HeartlandFamilyService.org

Other Fundraising Events: • Women’s Power Luncheon – May 4, 2018 • Band Build: an Omaha Habitat Young Professionals Event – April 21, 2018

Other Fundraising Events: • Strike A Chord 14 – June 15, 2018 • Jefferson House “Stand Up for Kids” Comedy Night – August 17, 2018 • Safe Haven Golf Tournament – September 2018

Habitat for Humanity of Omaha 1701 N 24th St. • Omaha, NE 68110 (402) 457-5657 E-mail: kwells@habitatomaha.org

Heartland Family Service Donna Dostal, Chief Development Officer 2101 S 42nd St. • Omaha, NE 68105 (402) 552-7443 Email: Events@HeartlandFamilyService.org

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THE HOPE CENTER FOR KIDS

IMMIGRANT LEGAL CENTER AN AFFILIATE OF THE JFON NETWORK

JDRF OMAHACOUNCIL BLUFFS CHAPTER

To faithfully inspire hope in the lives of youth and children through education, employability, collaboration and faith.

Welcoming immigrants into our communities by providing high-quality legal services, education and advocacy.

To create a world without type 1 diabetes (T1D) through accelerating life-changing breakthroughs to cure, prevent and treat T1D and its complications.

Featured Event:

Featured Event:

Featured Event:

The Hope Gala

enVISION 2018: Food Truck World Tour

JDRF One Walk

Date: October 5, 2018

Date: TBA*

Date: August 25, 2018

Event Description/Theme: The 2018 Hope Gala will celebrate The Hope’s 20th anniversary inspiring hope in the lives of children and youth.

Event Description/Theme: This fundraiser supports immigration legal services in our community. Enjoy local food trucks, special desserts and good music.

Location: TBD*

Location: TBA*

Times: • 6pm Reception • 7pm Dinner & Program

Times: 5:30pm Honorary Event Chairs: TBA*

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 breakthroughs that give hope to everyone impacted by this disease. 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.

Ticket Pricing: Individual tickets and a variety of sponsorships available

Host Committee Chairs: TBA*

Location: Lewis & Clark Landing

Ticket Pricing: TBA*

Times: • 8am – Walk Check-in & Festivities • 9am – Walk Begins

Attire: Cocktail Attire: Casual Event Contact: Brenda Block • brenda@hopecenterforkids.com

Paddle Raise: Yes – “Gifts from the Heart”

Ticket Pricing: • Free (Individual/Team fundraising encouraged)

Other Fundraising Events: • The Hope Golf Classic - June 11, 2018

Event Contact: Dawn Bashara • (402) 898-1349

Attire: Walking Attire

Other Fundraising Events: • Omaha Gives! – May 23, 2018

Event Contact: Laci Naber, Executive Director lnaber@jdrf.org • (402) 397-2873

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

Other Chapter Events: • JDRF Promise Gala – Country Side of a Cure February 24, 2018 • JDRF TypeOneNation Summit November 2018 • National Diabetes Awareness Month November 2018

The Hope Center for Kids 2200 N 20th St. • Omaha, NE 68110 (402) 341-4673 Email: getmoreinfo@hopecenterforkids.com www.hopecenterforkids.com

www.immigrantlc.org

JDRF Omaha-Council Bluffs Chapter 9202 W Dodge Rd., Ste. 304 • Omaha, NE 68114 (402) 397-CURE (2873) Email: omaha@jdrf.org jdrf.org/omaha

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KANEKO

KIDS CAN COMMUNITY CENTER

KANEKO is a nonprofit arts and cultural organization dedicated to exploring and encouraging the creative process and how it impacts our lives.

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

JOSLYN ART MUSEUM 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:

Joslyn Art Museum Association Annual Gala

KANEKO Open Space Soirée

Can Do Luncheon

Date: June 2, 2018

Date: September 28, 2018

Date: April 18, 2018

Event Description/Theme: On Saturday, June 2, 2018, the Joslyn Art Museum Association will host its Annual Gala in conjunction with the opening of the exhibition Treasures of British Art 1400 - 2000: The Berger Collection. This exquisite exhibition presents 50 masterworks from the most important private collections of British painting in the United States. Proceeds from the event support the Museum’s extensive education and community outreach programs.

Event Description/Theme: KANEKO’s fifth-annual Open Space Soirée will be a night to remember as guests enjoy food, drink, and a one-of-a-kind exhibition. The Soirée is the organization’s only annual fundraising event, with all proceeds benefiting KANEKO community programming.

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 the “Can Do” attitude.

Location: KANEKO 1111 Jones St. • Omaha, NE Times: 6pm –9pm

Location: Omaha Marriott Downtown at the Capitol District 222 N 10th St. • Omaha, NE 68102

Event Chairs: Cassie Kohl and Pat Morris

Time: 11:30am–1pm

Ticket Pricing: • $175 Individual • $75 Young Professional

Event Chairs: Barb Farho and Sandy Maass

Event Chairs: Kate Grabill, Brady and Ryan Gibson

Attire: Cocktail

Attire: Business Casual

Ticket Pricing: • $250 per person – table pricing available

Event Contact: Elisabeth Barrett • elisabeth@thekaneko.org

Raffle: Yes

Attire: Formal Attire

Other Fundraising Events: • Omaha Gives – May 23, 2018

Location: Joslyn Art Museum 2200 Dodge St. • Omaha, NE Times: 6:30pm Honorary Chairs: Diny and Jim Landen

Ticket Pricing: $75

Event Contact: Cindy Oelke (402) 731-6988 Ext. 212 coelke@kidscanomaha.org

Oral Auction: Yes Event Contact: Jessica Blackman (402) 933-8220 • jblackman@joslyn.org Other Fundraising Events: • Joslyn Young Art Patrons GLOW in the GARDEN – September 2018

Other Fundraising Events: • Neighborhood Night Out – August 7, 2018 • Harvest Festival – October • Spring Egg Hunt

KANEKO 1111 Jones St. • Omaha, NE 68102 (402) 341-3800 Email: info@thekaneko.org

Kids Can Community Center 4860 Q St. • Omaha, NE 68117 (402) 731-6988 Ext. 212 Email: coelke@kidscanomaha.org

www.thekaneko.org

Joslyn Art Museum 2200 Dodge St. • Omaha, NE 68102 (402) 933-8220 Email: jblackman@joslyn.org

www.kidscanomaha.org

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THE KIM FOUNDATION

LEUKEMIA & LYMPHOMA SOCIETY

LUTHERAN FAMILY SERVICES

To serve as a supportive resource and compassionate voice for lives touched by mental illness and suicide.

Cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin’s disease, and myeloma, and improve the quality of life of patients and their families.

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.

Featured Event:

Featured Event:

Featured Event:

A Time for Hope & Healing Annual Luncheon

Man & Woman of the Year Grand Finale

Rally for Kids

Date: October 16, 2018

Date: May 12, 2018

Date: November 2, 2018

Event Description/Theme: My Journey: Making Mental Health Essential Health. Patrick Kennedy is one of the world’s leading innovators on the prevention and treatment of mental illness, addiction, and other brain diseases. Despite eight terms in Congress passing landmark legislation and his leadership on public policy, one of Patrick’s greatest achievements is sharing his own narrative in The New York Times bestseller, A Common Struggle: A Personal Journey Through the Past and Future of Mental Illness and Addiction.

Event Description/Theme: The Man & Woman of the Year campaign is a spirited fundraising competition in communities across the U.S. in which participants build fundraising teams to compete for the title of Man or Woman of the Year. On May 12th the Nebraska Chapter will recognize the class of 2018 candidates and announce the winners at the Grand Finale. There will be a live and silent auction with dinner and presentation. Everyone wins when cancer loses.

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.

Location: Embassy Suites Conference Center – La Vista

Location: TBA*

Location: Embassy Suites Conference Center – La Vista

Times: TBA*

Time: 6pm

Honorary Chairman: TBA*

Times: 11:30am – 1pm Event Co-Chairs: Anisa Hoie and Karen Warner Ticket Pricing: • $75 per seat • $750 for a table of 10

Ticket Pricing: $150/person (tables of 10 available)

Ticket Pricing: $100

Attire: Cocktail

Attire: Athletic Casual

Silent Auction: Yes Oral Auction: Yes

Event Contact: Kathy O’Hara Brehm • (402) 978-5646

Attire: Business Event Contact: Julia Hebenstreit • (402) 891-6911

Event Chairs: TBA*

Event Contact: Samantha Antes (402) 344-2242 • Samantha.Antes@lls.org The Kim Foundation 13609 California St. • Omaha, NE 68154 (402) 891-6911 Email: jhebenstreit@thekimfoundation.org

Other Events: • Student Series • Light The Night • Team in Training

www.thekimfoundation.org

Leukemia & Lymphoma Society 12100 W Center Rd., Bldg 1, Ste 202 Omaha, NE 68144 (402) 344-2242 Email: jenna.sager@lls.org

Lutheran Family Services of Nebraska 124 S 24th St., Ste. 230 • Omaha, NE 68102 (402) 591-5063 Email: info@lfsneb.org www.LFSneb.org

www.lls.org/nebraska

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MAKE-A-WISH NEBRASKA

METHODIST HOSPITAL FOUNDATION

METRO AREA YOUTH FOUNDATION, INC.

Together, we create life-changing wishes for children with critical illnesses.

To improve the quality of life by supporting excellence in health care and health care education provided by Methodist Health System.

Omaha area Optimist Clubs who wanted to do more for families and children experiencing cancer. Our goal is provide a short term financial bridge.

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Blue Jean Ball: 35 Years of Wishes

A Night Under the Big Top!

Summer Bash for Childhood Cancer

Date: April 14, 2018

Date: April 20, 2018

Date: August 25, 2018

Event Description/Theme: Join Make-A-Wish Nebraska as we celebrate 35 Years of Wishes at our annual Blue Jean Ball. Relive the past 35 years of wish granting and spend the evening helping make more Nebraska wishes come true. Take part in our raffle, silent and live auctions, and hear how wishes have proven physical and emotional benefits that can give children with critical illnesses a higher chance of survival.

Event Description/Theme: Join the Methodist Volunteers In Partnership for a magical evening of merriment, music, and more to raise funds for the Methodist Hospital Emergency Department Expansion and Renovation.

Event Description/Theme: The Summer Bash is a gala featuring dinner, entertainment, live and silent auctions and a desert auction. Money raised will help families pay for basic living expenses while their children are in cancer treatment. Also grants are provided to Children’s and University Hospital and two Camps for children with cancer.

Location: Hilton Downtown • 1001 Cass St.

Times: 6:30pm – 11pm

Location: Embassy Suites Conference Center – La Vista

Times: • 6pm – Silent Auction • 7:30pm – Dinner and Program

Event Chairmen: Suzanne Kotula

Time: 5:30pm

Ticket Pricing: • $150 per person • $250 per person for Patron reservation

Event Chairmen: Al Penner

Honorary Chairs: John and Wende Kotouc Event Chair: Kari Tauber

Location: Happy Hollow Club

Ticket Pricing: $100 per person Silent Auction: Yes

Ticket Pricing: $150 per person • $1,500 corporate table

Attire: Business Casual Event Contact: Methodist Volunteer Services • (402) 354-4522

Attire: Blue Jeans Silent Auction: Yes Oral Auction: Yes Raffle: Yes Event Contact: Brigette Young, President/CEO byoung@nebraska.wish.org • (402) 333-8999 Other Fundraising Events: • Lincoln’s Wish Ball – February 17, 2018 • Young Leaders Council’s Wine, Whiskey & Wishes – May 10, 2018

Other Fundraising Events: • Methodist Golf Classic – August 21, 2018 Methodist Hospital Foundation 8701 W Dodge Rd., Ste. 450 • Omaha, NE 68114 (402) 354-4825 Email: foundation@nmhs.org MethodistHospitalFoundation.org

Silent Auction: Yes Oral Auction: Yes Raffle: Yes Event Contact: Connie Mansfield • (402) 740-5158 Metro Area Youth Foundation, Inc. P. O. Box 540772 • Omaha, NE 68154 (402) 734-0270 Email: KKriss3@yahoo.com www.summerbashforccc.org

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NEBRASKA CHILDREN AND FAMILIES FOUNDATION Our mission is to create positive change for Nebraska’s children through community engagement.

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Perfect Pour 2018

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Date: February 24, 2018 Event Description/Theme: Join us for a 1960s London-themed evening celebrating fun, friendship and charity. Prepare for a showdown between the area’s brightest and most innovative bartenders! Local mixologists will prepare their best craft cocktails using Plymouth gin. There will be live music, authentic period photography, and an amazing opportunity to make a difference for Nebraska’s most vulnerable kids. Presented by the Omaha/Lincoln chapter of the USBG and Friends of Nebraska Children. Location: The Slowdown 729 N 14th St. • Omaha, NE

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Silent Auction: Yes Event Contact: Kristin Lundgren klundgren@nebraskachildren.org Other Fundraising Events: • Changemakers 2018 – October 23, 2018

Nebraska Children and Families Foundation Rob Trebilcock 1516 Cuming St. • Omaha, NE 68102 (402) 476-7255 Email: rtrebilcock@nebraskachildren.org www.PerfectPour.org

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NEBRASKA CHILDREN’S HOME SOCIETY

NEBRASKA HUMANE SOCIETY

To provide safe and loving care to children of all ages.

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

NEBRASKA WILDLIFE REHAB, INC. 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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125th Anniversary Celebration: Children first since 1893

Black Tie and Tails

Bats Over Omaha Bat Release

Date: June 9, 2018

Date: April 21, 2018

Date: TBD* (March – May 2018)

Event Description/Theme: Since 1893, Nebraska Children’s Home Society has been dedicated to serving the best interests of children. This quasquicentennial event celebrates 125 years of service to children and families and increases support to ensure our programs continue to meet the needs of the most vulnerable families in our community. Join us in celebrating 125 years of putting children first!

Event Description/Theme: Come enjoy a night of elegance (mixed with just a bit of dog hair). Enjoy the social hour, silent auction, and dinner before we present pets and their inspiring stories of rescue and rehabilitation. VIP Hero dogs, foster babies, and puppies for petting will all be showcased in a night that will make you proud to be a pet lover. And of course, we offer you the chance to make a difference in the lives of homeless animals.

Event Description/Theme: We invite you to join us as we release more than 250 bats back into the wild after a long winter’s hibernation! Bat Release includes activities for children, educational tables, and roving bats to keep the crowd entertained. You’re invited to come as early as 6pm to stake out a spot on Joslyn’s lawn and enjoy a picnic dinner. Bat Release takes place at dusk and is generally complete by 9pm.

Location: Embassy Suites by Hilton Omaha La Vista Hotel & Conference Center Time: 5:30pm – 9pm

Location: Marriott Downtown Capitol District 222 N 10th St. • Omaha, NE

Event Chair: Elizabeth Ziegler

Times: 5:30 pm – Patron Party 6pm – Main Event

Ticket Pricing: $125

Chairs: Chrissy Cacioppo and Chris Olson

Attire: Formal

Ticket Pricing: $150 per person $200 Patron Party included

Silent: Yes Oral: Yes

Attire: Business Casual

Event Contact: Leah Lindell (402) 898-7783 • llindell@nchs.org

Silent Auction: Yes Oral Auction: Yes

Other Events: • Neighborhood Celebration – August 2018 • HomeGrown – October 2018 • Project Elf – December 2018

Event Contact: Gordon Krentz (402) 905-3483 • gkrentz@nehumanesociety.org

Nebraska Children’s Home Society 4939 S 118th St. • Omaha, NE 68137 (402) 451-0787 Email: events@nchs.org

Nebraska Humane Society Pam Wiese 8929 Fort St. • Omaha, NE 68134 (402) 905-3470 Email: pwiese@nehumanesociety.org

Honorary Chairs: Darlene and Randy Mueller

Other Fundraising Events: • Walk for the Animals – September 30, 2018

Location: Joslyn Art Museum 22nd & Dodge St. • Omaha, NE Times: 6pm – 9pm Ticket Pricing: FREE and family-friendly Attire: Casual Raffle: Yes Event Contact: Laura Stastny, Executive Director Other Events: • Visit our Web site at nebraskawildliferehab.org to stay up-to-date on periodic wildlife events!

Nebraska Wildlife Rehab, Inc. P.O. Box 24122 • Omaha, NE 68124 (402) 234-2473 Email: info@nebraskawildliferehab.org www.nebraskawildliferehab.org

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OMAHA AREA YOUTH ORCHESTRAS

OLLIE WEBB CENTER, INC.

OMAHA CHILDREN’S CHOIR

Provides equitable access to ensemble-based music education by crossing divisions between geography, school districts and socio-economic levels with rigorous orchestral experiences.

To enrich the lives of individuals with developmental disabilities and their families through support, programs and advocacy.

Exists to provide all children with an appreciation and understanding of our city’s diversity and to inspire social change through choral music.

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Youth Symphony Side-by-Side Concert with Omaha Symphony

Ollie’s Dream Gala 2018

Voices Creating Change

Date: May 6, 2018

Date: June 2, 2018

Date: March 25, 2018

Event Description/Theme: One of the organization’s most anticipated events, the Youth Symphony and Omaha Symphony Chamber Orchestra perform “side by side.” Throughout the year, Youth Symphony musicians participate in coaching sessions and combined rehearsals offered by members of the Omaha Symphony Chamber Orchestra and appreciate the guidance and musical insights the professional musicians provide. Over 60 musicians auditioned and won placement in this orchestra in April 2017. Musicians commit to weekly rehearsals, instrument group sectional coaching and intense individual study.

Event Description/Theme: Enjoy a night of wine tasting with a dizzying array of silent auction items. It’s a must-attend evening that inspires while supporting The Ollie Webb Center, Inc. and its important programs.

Times: 6:30pm – 10pm

Event Description/Theme: Voices Creating Change is an annual collaborative event in which Omaha Children’s Choir gives voice to the issues of our time. We use music as a tool to inspire social change in our community. We use the power of people, art, and collaboration to tell the stories of organizations doing life-changing work. 100% of Voices Creating Change proceeds are given to a chosen nonprofit organization doing important work in our community.

Ticket Pricing: Tickets and Sponsorship options available

Location: St. Andrews Episcopal Church 925 84th St. • Omaha, NE 68114

Attire: Business Casual

Time: 4pm

Silent Auction: Yes Oral Auction: Yes

Ticket Pricing: Free

Location: Holland Performing Arts Center Time: 7pm Ticket Pricing: • $15 adults, • $10 students

Location: Omaha Hilton Downtown 1001 Cass St. • Omaha, NE 68102

Attire: Casual Event Contact: Laurie Ackermann • (402) 346-5220

Silent Auction: Yes

Other Fundraising Events: • Honey Sunday – 1st Sunday of November

Event Contact: Samuel Bertino, Director of Operations & Community Engagement Samuel@omahachildrenschoir.org

Ollie Webb Center, Inc. 1941 S 42nd St., Ste. 122 Omaha, NE 68105-2942 (402) 346-5220 Email: lackermann@olliewebbinc.org

Other Fundraising Events: • Tour of Omaha – May 30, 2018 • Chili Cook-Off – October 14, 2018

Attire: Business Casual Raffle: Yes Event Contact: Rana Scarlett-Johnson and Trudy Bredthauer Omaha Area Youth Orchestras Rana Scarlett-Johnson, Executive Director 1905 Harney St., Ste. 630 • Omaha, NE 68102 (402) 238-2044 Email: rana.scarlett-johnson@oayo.org

Omaha Children’s Choir Amanda Stevenson, Managing Artistic Director P.O. Box 4402 • Omaha, NE 68104 (402) 672-8870 Email: amanda@omahachildrenschoir.org

www.olliewebbinc.org

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OMAHA COMMUNITY PLAYHOUSE

OMAHA HOMEFOR BOYS

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

Supporting and strengthening youth, young adults and families through services that inspire and equip them to lead independent, productive lives.

OMAHA CHILDREN’S MUSEUM To engage the imagination and create excitement about learning.

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For the Kids Benefit

2018 Gala – Celebrating the Golden Age of Hollywood

Imagine Our Youth Fundraising Celebration

Date: May 5, 2018

Date: April 24, 2018

Date: September 6, 2018

Event Description/Theme: It’s a fiesta! Support the growth of our community’s children at the 2018 For the Kids Benefit. This delightful evening includes a live auction, dinner and drinks.

Event Description/Theme: As a salute to Singin’ in the Rain, Omaha Community Playhouse’s closing musical of the 2017-18 season, we will celebrate the Golden Age of Hollywood in style. Dress the part and join us for cocktails, heavy hors d’oeuvres, and a performance featuring some of Hollywood’s most beloved movie musical songs.

Event Description/Theme: Please join us at Imagine Our Youth, an evening of inspiration and action in support of Omaha Home for Boys. Keynote speaker J.R. Martinez, an Army veteran, author, actor and motivational speaker, will share his message of resiliency and hope.

Location: Omaha Children’s Museum

Location: Omaha Marriott Downtown at the Capitol District

Times: 5:30pm – 9pm Event Chairs: Amanda Dana, Megan Hawk, Kim Hefflinger, Laura DiMaio and Deidre Ochsner

Location: Omaha Community Playhouse 6915 Cass St. • Omaha, NE 68132

Time: 5:30pm

Times: 6:30pm

Ticket Pricing: • $200 VIP • $125 Individual • $75 Young Professionals (40 and Under)

Ticket Pricing: $150 per person Attire: Fiesta Chic

Ticket Pricing: • $150 Patron • $200 VIP

Silent Auction: Yes Oral Auction: Yes Raffle: Yes

Attire: Cocktail/Theme

Event Contact: Thomas Miller tmiller@ocm.org • (402) 342-6164 Other Fundraising Events: • Great Friends to Kids Luncheon September 2018

Omaha Children’s Museum 500 S 20th St. • Omaha, NE 68102 (402) 342-6164 Email: tmiller@ocm.org

Attire: Business/Business Casual recommended Silent Auction: Yes Oral Auction: Yes

Event Contact: Emily Andres, Development Director eandres@omahaplayhouse.com (402) 553-4890 Ext. 127

Event Contact: Lori Bechtold, Development Leader (402) 457-7014 • lbechtold@omahahomeforboys.org

Omaha Community Playhouse 6915 Cass St. • Omaha, NE 68132 (402) 553-4890 Email: info@omahaplayhouse.com

Other Fundraising Events: • Omaha Home for Boys’ Golf Classic Tiburon Golf Club – June 6, 2018

www.OmahaPlayhouse.com

Omaha Home for Boys 4343 N 52nd St. • Omaha, NE 68104 (402) 457-7000 Email: giving@omahahomeforboys.org

www.ocm.org

www.omahahomeforboys.org

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OMAHA PERFORMING ARTS

OMAHA SYMPHONY

OPEN DOOR MISSION

Presentation of the highest quality arts and entertainment experiences; stewardship of the Orpheum Theater and Holland Performing Arts Center; education and community engagement programs.

Enriching lives through the exhilarating experience of live orchestral music.

Open Door Mission is a Gospel Rescue Mission that meets the basic needs of individuals and families while inspiring HOPE for lasting change.

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Broadway Ball

Omaha Symphony Gala

Mission Possible 5K/10K

Date: September 7, 2018

Date: April 21, 2018

Date: June 3, 2018

Location: Holland Performing Arts Center

Event Description/Theme: Join your Omaha Symphony for our annual gala concert! The Omaha Symphony Gala is one of Omaha’s most anticipated social events, celebrating the symphony’s role as a vital contributor to our community’s cultural and educational landscape. Funds raised support the symphony’s education programs, which serve nearly 30,000 children annually.

Event Description/Theme: The Mission Possible 5K/10K is a chance for family and friends to walk, run, or simply move for God on a stroller-friendly course through Papillion. We’ll provide the encouragement along the way to help finish strong! An awards ceremony will be held after the run, for winners in each category. The best part? 100% of proceeds go directly to serving the hungry and homeless right here in our community.

Location: Holland Performing Arts Center

Location: Shadow Lake Towne Center, Papillion

Time: 6pm Event Chairmen: Cindy and Scott Heider Ticket Pricing: $250 Attire: Cocktail Event Contact: Molly Junge, Development Projects Specialist • (402) 661-8454 Other Fundraising Events: • Tony Awards Watch Party – June 10, 2018 Holland Performing Arts Center

Omaha Performing Arts 1200 Douglas St. • Omaha, NE 68102 (402) 345-0202 Email: Development@OmahaPerformingArts.org www.omahaperformingarts.org

Times: • 5:30pm – cocktails • 6:30pm – dinner • 8pm – concert

Ticket Pricing: • 10K – $35 • 5K – $25

Ticket Pricing: • $5,000 table sponsor • $500 for gala dinner and concert • $25-$85 for concert only

Attire: Sporty/Casual

Attire: Cocktail

Other Fundraising Events: • Ladle of Love – Sunday, October 21 • Annual Love Your Neighbor Auction and Dinner, Embassy Suites – September 27, 2018

Event Contact: Melanie Rogge, Vice President of Development (402) 661-8575 • mrogge@omahasymphony.org Omaha Symphony Stephanie Ludwig, Public Relations Manager 1905 Harney St., Ste. 400 • Omaha, NE 68102 (402) 661-8587 Email: sludwig@omahasymphony.org www.omahasymphony.org

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Open Door Mission Candace Gregory, President/CEO 2828 N 23rd St. East • Omaha, NE 68110 (402) 422-1111 Email: odm@opendoormission.org www.opendoormission.org


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OPERA OMAHA

OUTLOOK NEBRASKA

PARTNERSHIP 4 KIDS

• 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

To positively impact everyone who is blind or visually impaired.

To mentor kids for college today and careers tomorrow.

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ONE Festival

Vision Beyond Sight

vinNEBRASKA Spring Wine Event

Date: April 6, 2018 – April 22, 2018

Date: November 2, 2018

Date: April 14, 2018

Event Description/Theme: Building on Opera Omaha’s innovative work and the storytelling power of opera, ONE Festival spans two spring weeks that blend music, theater, visual art, dance, and new films. Artists from around the world will collaborate in Omaha to bring original works to life, integrate with the local cultural community, and craft inspiring and unexpected theatrical, visual and musical experiences.

Event Description/Theme: Celebrate with us and be inspired at this growing community event! Vision Beyond Sight is an evening to celebrate the capabilities of our 35,000 blind neighbors here in Nebraska. Enjoy dinner and drinks with friends and leaders in our region, medical community and businesses, experience Dessert in the Dark, and learn about Outlook Nebraska’s growing Employment and Enrichment Programs geared toward empowering the blind and visually impaired.

Event Description/Theme: This grand celebration of great wines, gourmet food and amazing auction packages will feature premier wines from nationally and internationally recognized winemakers, paired with a selection of delectable hors d’ oeuvres. The event includes a silent auction with unique gift items and wine-themed artwork as well as a live auction showcasing select bottles of wine, one-of-a-kind vacation packages and rare collectibles.

At the center of the 2018 ONE Festival is a high caliber cadre of artists including composer Missy Mazzoli, librettist Royce Vavrek, and directors Fiona Shaw, James Darrah, Annie Saunders, and RB Schlather. ONE artists-in-residence form a spectrum of award-winning directors, conductors, singers, designers, and visual artists that span from soprano Talise Trevigne and baritone John Moore to set and costume designer Annemarie Woods and filmmaker Adam Larsen. James Darrah will serve as the ONE Festival Artistic Director. Location: Centered around downtown Omaha. Events will take place in a variety of traditional and non-traditional settings including the Orpheum Theater, KANEKO, and Gallery1516.

Location: Hotel RL 3321 S 72nd St. • Omaha, 68124

Location: Embassy Suites Conference Center – La Vista

Times: 5pm Time: 6pm Ticket Pricing: $125 ($135 after March 15th) Attire: Cocktail or Business Attire: Business Casual Event Contact: Ric Miller • (402) 614-3331 Ext. 247 Other Events: • Tee It Up Fore Sight Golf Tournament June 7, 2018 • Visually Impaired Community Resource Fair April 28, 2018

Other Events: • A mix of free and paid events. Tickets available at Ticketomaha.com

Event Contact: Cheryl Murray (402) 930-3082 • cmurray@p4k.org Other Fundraising Events: • Swing 4 Kids – July 30, 2018 • Omaha Marathon – September 16, 2018 • Hops and Grapes Fall Festival – Fall 2018

Times: Variety General Director: Roger Weitz ONE Festival Artistic Director: James Darrah

Silent Auction: Yes Oral Auction: Yes Raffle: Yes

Outlook Nebraska Rachel Carver 4125 S 72nd St. • Omaha, NE 68127 (402) 614-3331 Ext. 221 Email: rcarver@outlooknebraska.com

Partnership 4 Kids 1004 Farnam St., Ste. 200 • Omaha, NE 68102 (402) 930-3082 Email: cmurray@p4k.org

www.outlooknebraska.org Opera Omaha 1850 Farnam St. • Omaha, NE 68102 (402) 346-7372

www.p4k.org

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QLI

REJUVENATING WOMEN

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

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

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QLI’s ‘An Evening at the Fair’

4th Annual Beautifully Broken Banquet

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Event Description/Theme: QLI’s “An Evening at the Fair” takes an oldfashioned county fair and turns it upside down. With fair-themed food, live entertainment, armloads of prizes, and a few unexpected twists, your ticket is all you need to gain access to everything The Fair has to offer. Leave your suit and tie, heels and pearls, and your wallet at home. Bring your friends and get ready for an event like no other! All proceeds will support QLI’s innovative Life Path Services program. Tickets go on sale early summer 2018. To get added to our invitation list, email Jen at jkarolski@QLIomaha.com. Check www.teamQLI.com for more details.

Event Description/Theme: An evening of networking and joy raising funds to support Rejuvenating Women’s Restored Wings Program and Home.

Ticket Pricing: TBD*

Location: Baxter Arena

Attire: Formal

Times: 6pm – 10pm

Silent Auction: Yes Oral Auction: Yes Raffle: Yes

Honorary Chairmen: Karen and Roger Thompson Ticket Pricing: $150 each, package deals available

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Rejuvenating Women P.O. Box 207 • Boys Town, NE 68010 (800) 402-0601 Email: info@rejuvenatingwomen.org www.rejuvenatingwomen.com

QLI 6404 N 70th Plz. • Omaha, NE 68104 (402) 573-3700 Email: jkarolski@QLIomaha.com www.TeamQLI.com

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RONALD MCDONALD HOUSE CHARITIES IN OMAHA

THE SALVATION ARMY

STEPHEN CENTER, INC.

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 Christian Church. Its mission is to meet human needs in His name without discrimination.

Stephen Center partners with the community, families and individuals to overcome homelessness, addiction and poverty.

Omaha

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Featured Event:

Wings & Wheels Gala

D.J.’s Hero Awards Luncheon

Cruise Away to Hollywood

Date: September 7, 2018

Date: May 8, 2018

Date: March 3, 2018

Event Description/Theme: Wings & Wheels is an evening of viewing exotic cars and private aircraft while enjoying delicious local food 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 the Ronald McDonald House. You won’t want to miss out on this exciting event, so get your tickets soon!

Event Description/Theme: The D.J.’s Hero Awards Luncheon is a fundraising event that benefits The Salvation Army programs for children and families. Scholarships are awarded to outstanding young Nebraskans.

Event Description/Theme: Stephen Center’s Guild invites you for an evening of delicious food, casino-style gaming and fun auction opportunities. Please join our mission to rebuild lives, restore hope and create stability for those most in need. This annual fundraiser is the largest of the year and goes a long way to support our mission to treat every individual with dignity and respect as we fight to overcome homelessness.

Location: CenturyLink Center – Omaha Time: 11:45am

Location: Signature Flight Support 3636 Wilbur Plz. • Omaha, NE Time: 7pm Ticket Pricing: • $120 per person • $1,200 per table

Location: Champions Run 13800 Eagle Run Dr. • Omaha, NE 68164

Event Chairs: Bruce and Jill Rasmussen

Time: 6pm

Ticket Pricing: • $150 per seat • $1,500 per table of 10

Event Chairmen: Patti Russell and Beth Settles

Event Contact: Susan Eustice • (402) 898-5908 Susan_Eustice@usc.salvationarmy.org

Ticket Pricing: • $150 per seat

Attire: Cocktail Oral Auction: Yes Raffle: Yes Event Contact: Emily Mozer • (402) 346-9377 Other Fundraising Events: • Ronald McDonald House in Omaha Golf Tournament – May 21, 2018 • Kids and Clays Sporting Clays Tournament October 27 – 28, 2018

Other Events: • Tree of Lights Kickoff – November 9, 2018 • Adopt A Family Radiothon November 29 & 30, 2018

Attire: Business Casual Silent Auction: Yes Oral Auction: Yes Raffle: Yes

The Salvation Army 10755 Burt St. • Omaha, NE 68114 (402) 898-7700

Event Contact: Janet Thayer janetthayer@cox.net • (402) 943-6847

www.SalArmyOmaha.org Other Fundraising Events: • Annual Golf Benefit – August 20, 2018 • Gobble 4 Good Turkey Donation Drive November 2018

Ronald McDonald House Charities in Omaha Emily Mozer, Volunteer and Events Manager 620 S 38th Ave. • Omaha, NE 68105 (402) 346-9377 Email: emozer@rmhcomaha.org

Stephen Center, Inc. 2723 Q St. • Omaha, NE 68107 (402) 715-5476 Email: marketing@stephencenter.org

www.rmhcomaha.org www.www.stephencenter.org

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EVENT REGISTER

SUSAN G. KOMEN GREAT PLAINS

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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.

TAKE FLIGHT FARMS

UNITED CEREBRAL PALSY OF NEBRASKA

Developing capable and resilient individuals by incorporating horses into therapeutic and learning programs.

Advances the independence, productivity, and full citizenship of people with cerebral palsy and similar disorders.

Featured Event:

Featured Event:

Featured Event:

Susan G. Komen Nebraska Race for the Cure®

Jumpin’ Juleps

Hit the Links & Drive Against Disabilities

Date: October 7, 2018

Date: May 5, 2018

Date: May 11, 2018

Event Description/Theme: Join us for our 25th Anniversary to run, walk or simply show your support for those touched by breast cancer in Nebraska. Choose from a 5K competitive run, 5K walk or 1-mile walk. Event proceeds fund local education, screening, and survivorship programs for those who would otherwise not have access to these services, as well as groundbreaking breast cancer research. Special activities on Race day for breast cancer survivors, kids and families.

Event Description/Theme: Join us for a Kentucky Derby Event Benefitting Take Flight Farms.

Event Description/Theme: Hit the Links & Drive Against Disabilities is a great way to enjoy a relaxed Friday on the golf course while doing something wonderful for people with disabilities who live in our communities. This will be our 21st annual golf event and we know how to have fun with complimentary food and drink all day. Whether you golf for business or just to have fun, we are looking forward to having you join us.

Location: TBD* Times: 4:30pm Event Chair: Ellen Wright Ticket Pricing: Please check website for more information: www.takeflightfarms.org

Location: Baxter Arena Times: 7am – 10am Honorary Chairperson: Gail DeBoer Ticket Pricing: Visit the Events section of www.komengreatplains.org Attire: Running/Walking Attire

Attire: Derby Attire

Location: Tiburon Golf Course 10302 S 168th St. • Omaha, NE

Silent Auction: Yes

Times: 11am

Event Contact: Mara Anania (402) 930-3037 • manania@takeflightfarms.org

Event Chairs: • John Steier – Great Western Bank • Vicki Cunningham – Thrivinci • Tim Mollak – Illuminate Financial

Other Fundraising Events: • Omaha Gives! – May 23, 2018

Ticket Pricing: Varies depending upon sponsorship.

Raffle: Yes Event Contact: Angela Phillips • (402) 502-2979 Susan G. Komen® Great Plains Angela Phillips 8707 W Center Rd., Ste. 101 Omaha, NE 68124 (402) 502-2979 Email: angela.phillips@komengreatplains.org

Take Flight Farms 1004 Farnam St. #400 • Omaha, NE 68102 (402) 930-3037 Email: contact@takeflightfarms.org

Attire: Golf Attire Event Contact: BevVan Phillips BevVan@ucpnebraska.org • (402) 502-3572

www.takeflightfarms.org Other Fundraising Events: • Omaha Barstool Open – February 17, 2018 • Omaha Gives! – May 2018 • Benson Barstool Open – November 2018 United Cerebral Palsy of Nebraska BevVan Phillips, Executive Director 920 S 107th Ave., Ste. 302 • Omaha, NE 68114 (402) 502-3572 Email: BevVan@ucpnebraska.org

www.komengreatplains.org

ucpnebraska.org

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VISITING NURSE ASSOCIATION

WELLCOM

WOMEN’S CENTER FOR ADVANCEMENT (WCA)

WELLCOM partners with employers to deliver wellness programming that impacts employee wellbeing and wellness, strengthens the culture and drives business results.

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

Assisting victims of domestic violence and sexual assault and their children to achieve safety and empowering them to lead self-determined lives.

Featured Event:

Featured Event:

Featured Event:

Art & Soup

Trek Up the Tower

Tribute to Women

Date: February 25, 2018

Date: February 17, 2018

Date: June 12, 2018

Event Description/Theme: Join local artists and restaurants who come together to help raise funds for VNA’s Shelter Nursing program. Enjoy an afternoon sampling soups created by the area’s top chefs and purchasing original art from some of the best local artists! This is a fabulous event you will not want to miss!

Event Description/Theme: Trek Up the Tower is the region’s leading vertical stair climb. A community event presented by WELLCOM, Trek raises money to support our mission of elevating worksite wellness programs. Participants race to the top of First National Tower in downtown Omaha in this competitive, yet fun event. Trek is ideal for all fitness levels and attracts everyone from elite athletes who race to the top to participants who are looking to accomplish a personal goal as they climb the stairs slow and steady.

Event Description/Theme: Luncheon honoring 10 outstanding women in the Omaha community and raising critical funds for the WCA operating budget.

Times: • 1pm – 2pm – Patron Party • 2pm – 5pm – Art & Soup

Location: First National Tower 1620 Dodge St. • Omaha, NE

Attire: Business

Honorary Chair: John Prouty

Times: 7am – 11am

Event Contact: Erin Mulligan ErinM@wcaomaha.org • (402) 345-6555 Ext. 294

Ticket Pricing: • $100 – Patron Party • General Admission – $50 in advance, $55 at the door Attire: Casual

Ticket Pricing: • $60 for Individuals 18 and over • $125 for Neil Legstrong Vertical Mile Challenge – 10 1/3 trips up the Tower • $125 for Premier Pass – unlimited trips up and down at leisurely pace

Silent Auction: Yes

Attire: Workout Attire

Event Contact: planitomaha • (402) 333-3062

Event Contact: Justin Holes jholes@elevatingwellness.org

Location: Embassy Suites Conference Center – La Vista

Visiting Nurse Association/Easter Seals Nebraska Dr. Carole Patrick, Vice President of Development and Communications 12565 W Center Rd., Ste. 100 • Omaha, NE 68144 (402) 930-4170 Email: reaton@vnatoday.org www.vnatoday.org

Location: The Marriott Downtown at the Capital District Times: 11:30am – 1pm Ticket Pricing: TBD*

Other Fundraising Events: • TGIF! – Friday, October 19, 2018 6pm, A View On State Women’s Center for Advancement (WCA) 3801 Harney St. (Move in Spring 2018) Omaha, NE 68131 (402) 345-6555 info@wcaomaha.org wcaomaha.org

Other Fundraising Events: • William M. Kizer Light of Wellness Awards Dinner – May 3, 2018 • Omaha Gives! – May 23, 2018 • Excellence in Worksite Wellness Awards Luncheon – October 30, 2018 WELLCOM Weitz Community Engagement Cntr. • Rm 219 6001 Dodge St. • Omaha, NE 68182 (402) 934-5795 Email: info@elevatingwellness.org www.elevatingwellness.org *Visit organization websites and SpiritofOmaha.com’s 22 00 10 88

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VIEW 100s OF EVENTS FOR 2018 as registered and updated 365/24/7 by local area charitable, cultural and giving organizations and enterprises on our website at

SPIRITOFOMAHA.COM’S

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OMMUNITY CALENDAR PAGE

www.spiritofomaha.com/Metro-Magazine/Community/Calendar/

CATCH THE LATEST EVENT UPDATES by visiting our extensive calendar pages or each organization’s individual event links

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

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 quarterly publication:

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LANNING YOUR EVENT

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 the Papillion La Vista Community Schools and Nebraska Vocational Rehabilitation.

Proud host of another Project SEARCH class

The 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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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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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 (contracted vendors only)

Outdoor Capabilities

ROOM

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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hilton omaha

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nvision yourself in event space unlike any in the area, surrounded by floor-to-ceiling windows in the foyer and mesmerizing chandeliers that are truly works of art. Picture an elegant setting, featuring delectable cuisine with flair and flavor. Event excellence is brought to life by experienced professionals. Hilton Omaha – the venue that turns your vision into a reality.

event checklist

CONFERENCE & EVENT ROOMS

Handicap Access Parking Available

1 Fontenelle

6 Paxton

11 Flatiron

16 St. Nicholas B

2 Herndon

7 Murray

12 Hill

17 St. Nicholas Foyer

3 Washington City

8 Prague

13 Blackstone Ballroom A

18 Registration Area

4 Cozzens

9 Mercer

14 Blackstone Ballroom B

19 FedEx Office

5 Merchants

10 Rome

15 St. Nicholas A

Valet Parking (with charge) On-site Rentals Outside Catering Allowed Outside Alcohol Allowed

(contracted vendors & corkage fee)

Outdoor Capabilities Area for Tents ROOM

Internet Access (wireless) In-house A/V Outside A/V Allowed

THEATER

CLASSROOM

CONFERENCE

ROUND TABLES

1,000

650

-

800

Blackstone Ballroom

600

400

-

480

Saint Nicholas

250

168

84

200

Hill

117

63

34

60

Grand Central Ballroom

1001 Cass St. | Omaha, NE 68102 | Contact: Gina Rodgers | Phone: (402) 998-4225 | Email: gina.rodgers@hilton.com

www.omaha.hilton.com 2018

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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.

DowntownOmahaMarriott.com 222 Nor th 10th Street, Omaha | 402.807.80 0 0


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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

3

CAPITOL BALLROOM

Handicap Access

1

DOUGLAS

4

2

Parking Available

FARNAM

UP

Valet Parking (with charge)

HARNEY

HOWARD

On-site Rentals Outside Catering Allowed Outside Alcohol Allowed

(contracted vendors & corkage fee)

ROOM

THEATER

CLASSROOM

CONFERENCE

ROUND TABLES

Outdoor Capabilities

Capitol Ballroom

1,200

600

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910

Area for Tents

Dodge or Douglas

132

77

28

130

Internet Access (wireless)

Dodge/Douglas (Combined)

276

165

56

270

In-house A/V

Harney

50

24

16

40

Outside A/V Allowed

Howard

50

24

16

40

222 N 10th St. | Omaha, NE 68102 | Contact: Amara Bryan | Phone: (531) 365-2615 | Email: amarabryan@marcushotels.com

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omaha design center

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et Omaha’s most fashionable event destination be the blank canvas for your special day! Our full-service venue and seasoned event concierge team can assist you through the entire planning process of events of 250-600. Whether you are looking to bring your wildest dreams to life or to make your big day simple, Omaha Design Center is for you! Looking for a smaller wedding? Ask us about our new venue, The Downtown Club, accommodating 10-250!

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

320

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: MJ or Katie | Phone: (402) 819-8792 | Email: info@omahadesigncenter.com

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holland performing arts center & orpheum theater

Photo by M. Stokes

Photo by Brighten Photography

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omething old. Something new. Something bold and something you. Expert team of coordinators | eclectic menu | dazzling locale close to airport and hotels Celebrate your day your way, on any budget.

event checklist Handicap Access Parking Available Valet Parking (with charge) On-site Rentals Outside Catering Allowed Outside Alcohol Allowed (contracted vendors only)

Outdoor Capabilities Area for Tents

Photo by Brett Brooner Photography

Internet Access (wireless) In-house A/V Outside A/V Allowed 1200 Douglas St. | Omaha, NE 68102 | Contact: Event Coordination Staff | phone (402) 345-0202 | Events@omahaperformingarts.org

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CBatering Creations

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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!

• • • • • • • • •

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 15 years of bringing the restaurant to you! Winner of “Best of Omaha’s” Best Caterer – FIRST PLACE - for 8 years in a row 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

EVENT PLANNING PROVIDER

Savor the experience Voted Best of Omaha Eight Years in a Row

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Make your event a delicious success. Leave all the event planning details to us so you can enjoy spending time with your guests.

• Premiere space for up to 500 • Central location with free parking • Exceptional catering that will impress • Professional, experienced staff • In-house audio/visual services

Your details are our specialty.

6450 Pine Street 402.778.6313 ScottCenter.com

New look, coming 2018

• ADDITIONAL space & seating capability • IMPROVED reception & guest flow • NEW finishes & colors • UPDATED technology


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a national and regional powerhouse in meetings & events | planitomaha.com

U ARE PLAN YOUR NEXT EVENT WHERE YO

N O I T N E T THE CENTER OF AT 455 N. 10th Street | Omaha, NE 68102 | 402.599.6932 www.CENTURYLINKCENTEROMAHA.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!

8928 L St. | Omaha, NE 68127 | Phone (402) 391-7691 | Contact Mike Gilstrap, President

www.dogandponyinc.com

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OMAHA’S PREMIER CATERING COMPANY FOR OVER 15 YEARS!

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