Whispering Roots Takes Root

July 10, 2018 · Posted In: Giving, North Omaha, Omaha Magazine

The Highlander Village on North 30th Street between Lake and Cuming is a dramatic new development meant to revitalize the depressed neighborhood surrounding it. The center of this community (planned by 75 North Revitalization Corp.) […]

Lending Book and a Helping Hand

June 28, 2018 · Posted In: FamilyGuide, Giving, Young Hero

On a recent Monday evening, Omahan Kalli Pettit wheeled a squeaky book cart down a hospital hallway. A pair of teenagers jostled each other as they walked past. Kalli, not much older at age 18, […]

Cornhuskers Relieve Hurricane Catastrophes

May 16, 2018 · Posted In: Giving, Omaha Magazine

Like everyone who serves in the National Guard, Master Sgt. Matthew Jordan is accustomed to “the call” in all its variations. It could come in the form of a two-month advanced notice that he’ll be […]

Strong Medicine, Community Healing

January 23, 2018 · Posted In: Giving, News, Omaha Magazine

“My grandmother—who was my first mentor, and I idolize her to this day—was a shaman,” says Donna Polk, a licensed mental health practitioner who has a Ph.D. in administration from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. “I […]

How to Help Disaster Survivors in Texas

August 29, 2017 · Posted In: Giving, Web Exclusive

Hurricane Harvey has devastated Texas communities along the Gulf Coast. Much of the nation’s fourth largest city, Houston, remains underwater. And the rains keep coming down. Donations and volunteers have responded to the disaster from across the […]

Stephanie Murphy

July 20, 2016 · Posted In: Entertainment, Giving, Omaha Magazine, Publications

Stephanie Murphy is advancing her family’s legacy of community service. Her grandmother, Marge Quinlan, served on the Aksarben Women’s Ball Committee in the early 1980s. Marge’s daughter-in-law, Kathy Quinlan, served in the 1990s when the […]

Splash!

April 20, 2015 · Posted In: Giving, Omaha Magazine, Publications, Theatre

Originally published in March/April 2015 Omaha Magazine. Soprano Renée Fleming once lamented “My worry is that opera will become a historic art form as opposed to a living, breathing thing.” We’ll leave any judgments on […]

Antici…pation

April 11, 2014 · Posted In: Entertainment, Giving, Omaha Magazine, People

I can’t remember the last time I was that nervous,” says De’Ja Theresa Diane Combs in recalling her life-changing moment last spring. Sure, the then Omaha North High School senior had just been crowned Miss […]

Boxes of Cheer

January 5, 2014 · Posted In: Family, Giving, Health, Nonprofit, Omaha Magazine

Northwestern Mutual employees recently teamed with the Children’s Hospital & Medical Center Foundation to deliver 170 boxes of cheer to children suffering from cancer and other ailments. “Look, Mom, it’s a glow sword!” 5-year-old Sammy […]

Multiply by 50

December 29, 2013 · Posted In: Education, Entertainment, Giving, Nonprofit, Omaha Magazine, People

Opportunity leads to success. Success opens the door for even greater opportunity. Such is the cycle of the American dream. But many youths across the Heartland face more adversity than opportunity. Poverty, suffering, and staggering […]


 
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