Heartland Family Service’s Salute to Families

November 23, 2013 · Posted In: Entertainment, Family, Giving, Lifestyle, Nonprofit, Omaha Magazine, People

Every year, Heartland Family Service honors families from Nebraska and Iowa with their Salute to Families Celebration during the annual Heartland Family Service Family Week. The local families are recognized for their strong family life, […]

Susan Koenig

Lutheran Family Services

October 30, 2013 · Posted In: Entertainment, Giving, Omaha Magazine

Lutheran Family Services President and CEO Ruth Henrichs remembers meeting a young man a year ago who had a tattoo on his lower arm that read “Born to Lose.” When she asked him about it, […]

Restoring Hearts Celebration

October 4, 2013 · Posted In: Giving, Nonprofit, Online Exclusive

In the spring of 2013, young men and women from Omaha Home for Boys programs spent 18 weeks learning, laughing, and collaborating on the restoration of MishMash, the Harley-Davidson Heritage Softail motorcycle rebuilt as part […]

The People Behind the Curtain

August 29, 2013 · Posted In: Entertainment, Giving, Omaha Magazine, People

Considering that the theme of this year’s Ak-Sar-Ben Coronation and Scholarship Ball is “On the Golden Road,” a nod to The Wizard of Oz, perhaps it’s time we did pay attention to that man behind […]

Completely KIDS

August 27, 2013 · Posted In: Family, Giving, Nonprofit, Omaha Magazine, People

Imagine you’re a child. You spend eight hours at school every weekday, and you return home to an empty house every night. Sometimes, your only meal is the lunch provided at school. Your parents work […]

Lessons in Transforming Lives

June 20, 2013 · Posted In: Auto, Giving, Lifestyle, Nonprofit, Omaha Magazine, People

When a group of Omaha Home for Boys and Jacob’s Place residents helped put the finishing touches on a customized 1999 Harley Davidson motorcycle this May, they accomplished something bigger than themselves. As participants in […]

American Cancer Society

Posted In: Giving, Health, Nonprofit, Omaha Magazine

Being “the official sponsor of birthdays” doesn’t mean the American Cancer Society shows up at parties to oversee the unwrapping of presents or the blowing out of candles on the cake. It’s a tougher sponsorship, […]

Opera Omaha Guild

February 25, 2013 · Posted In: Giving, Music, Nonprofit, Omaha Magazine, Theatre

In 1958, a volunteer organization called the Omaha Civic Opera Society took the stage, creating and fostering an opera-loving community in Omaha. After tremendous support, the organization became fully professional in 1970, making Opera Omaha […]

JDRF

December 25, 2012 · Posted In: Giving, Health, Nonprofit, Omaha Magazine

Diabetes has long been thought of as a single disease only suffered by the overweight, the unhealthy, the elderly, or those with family members who have had diabetes. And while that might be true of […]