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 […]

RAW Aesthetics

January 22, 2014 · Posted In: Art, Encounter, Entertainment, Lifestyle, Nonprofit

Other than a rather arid climate and the identical first four letters of their names, Australia and Austin, Tex., share little in common, but those are the places that cemented an artistic vision for Amber […]

Selfless Selfishness

January 11, 2014 · Posted In: Lifestyle, Nonprofit, Omaha Magazine, People, Pets, Places, Recreation

A recent visit to the Nebraska Humane Society (NHS) found volunteer Chet Bressman deep into an adoption consultation with Sara Edwards, Amanda Hoffman, and a pup of questionable parentage named Nina. There had apparently just […]

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 […]