Joy Johnson

January 20, 2015 · Posted In: Lifestyle, Nonprofit, Omaha Magazine, People

It wasn’t a funeral. Or a viewing. Or even a celebration of life. When Joy Johnson’s husband Marvin passed away earlier this year, she held a roast. “We had what Marv would have called one […]

Eclectic Ladyland

January 19, 2015 · Posted In: Nonprofit, Omaha Magazine, People

Girls Inc. of Omaha Executive Director Roberta Wilhelm is known for growing the nonprofit and inspiring girls to be “strong, smart, and bold” with excellent programs and luminous Lunch for the Girls speakers, like President […]

Omaha Magazine Takes Home Six Awards

November 18, 2014 · Posted In: Downtown, Nonprofit, Omaha Home

We like to make stuff pretty and all, but we weren’t expecting to bring home quite so much hardware from this year’s AIGA Nebraska design competition aptly named ‘SHOW’, which spotlights the very best work […]

NorthStar Foundation

August 20, 2014 · Posted In: Family, Lifestyle, Nonprofit, Omaha Magazine

Ten-year-olds aren’t much known for the use of subtleties in choosing their words. So when Caleb Robinson calls himself “the poster boy” for the NorthStar Foundation, you can bet that he means it in a […]

The Science of Charity

May 21, 2014 · Posted In: Lifestyle, Nonprofit, Omaha Magazine, Publications

Kali Baker knows well how the better angels of our nature think. She knows that although they are angels, they still love a little competition. They love variety, too. They love prizes. Like their less-noble […]

Taking the “Special” Out of Special Needs

Artists for Inclusion


Loyalty and Pride

February 8, 2014 · Posted In: Encounter, Lifestyle, Nonprofit, North Omaha, People, Places

When Ron Dotzler asked his future in-laws for permission to marry their daughter, her mother said no. “No? Why?” “Because you’re white.” Dotzler grew up in rural Iowa, in a small town of about 300 […]

If Hearing Is Believing

February 6, 2014 · Posted In: Art, Entrepreneurs, Lifestyle, Nonprofit, Omaha Magazine, People

Do you hear what Angie and Andrew Norman hear? If so, that’s the symphony of the Cornhusker state’s stacked arsenal of music makers. And if you don’t hear it now, you will, because they’re working […]