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Children’s Scholarship Fund of Omaha

November 17, 2017 by

The Big Give was published in the September/October 2017 edition of Omaha Magazine. To view this sponsored content as it was printed, click here: https://issuu.com/omahapublications/docs/omahamagazine_1017_2_125/76

MISSION STATEMENT

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.

BACKGROUND

Children’s Scholarship Fund of Omaha (CSF) 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. CSF is destination neutral. Scholarship recipients attend approximately 80 different schools throughout Omaha and
northeast Nebraska.


A crucial piece of the CSF program is the commitment we make to our families, and the long term 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 eighth grade. In return, each CSF family must contribute $500 toward their children’s education and their children must achieve a 90 percent attendance rate each year.

BRAG LINES

CSF is the only provider of K-8 scholarships in the state. For the 2017-18 school year, CSF has awarded nearly 1,800 scholarships totaling $2.7 million. Since 1999, relying solely on private donations, CSF has awarded over 33,000 scholarships totaling nearly $34 million dollars to families in the community.

PAY IT FORWARD

While CSF is able to assist many families, the demand for scholarships outpaces CSF’s funding. For the 2017-18 school year nearly 500 scholarships went unfunded. If you or your company would like to provide scholarship funding, please contact the CSF office.

WISH LIST

» Scholarship funding

UPCOMING EVENTS

CHANCE Luncheon 2018 TBA

CHILDREN’S SCHOLARSHIP FUND OF OMAHA

7101 Mercy Rd., Ste. 150 Omaha, NE 68106

402-819-4990

csfomaha.org

Central High School Foundation

November 10, 2017 by

The Big Give was published in the September/October 2017 edition of Omaha Magazine. To view this sponsored content as it was printed, click here: https://issuu.com/omahapublications/docs/omahamagazine_1017_2_125/74

MISSION STATEMENT

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

BACKGROUND

Central High School Foundation was established in 1996 to provide support for present and future CHS students to ensure that the tradition of excellence continues. Contributions of time, energy, and resources are essential to preserving and enhancing the timeless values of a Central

High School education. CHSF supports the school through a variety of activities including alumni relations, fundraising, grant writing, student scholarships, capital projects, and teacher and classroom grants.

BRAG LINES

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.

PAY IT FORWARD

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 join the mailing list, please visit our website.

WISH LIST

» Become a member of Generation “C”

» Join the Central High School Alumni Association

» Silent auction items

» Sponsors for the Golf Fore Eagles Golf Outing

» Scholarship funding

» Printing services

UPCOMING EVENTS

Soar with the Eagles in the Sand Hills at Dismal River Club Sept. 17-19, 2017

CHS Hall of Fame Ceremony Oct. 5, 2017

Passing Periods Alumni Luncheon Oct. 6, 2017

Rock the Nest Trivia Night March 2018

CENTRAL HIGH SCHOOL FOUNDATION

1823 Harney St. Ste. 203 Omaha, NE 68102

402-556-1996

chsfomaha.org

Cancer Alliance of Nebraska

November 3, 2017 by

The Big Give was published in the September/October 2017 edition of Omaha Magazine. To view this sponsored content as it was printed, click here: https://issuu.com/omahapublications/docs/omahamagazine_1017_2_125/74

MISSION STATEMENT

To offer clinical trials to all cancer patients in Nebraska.

BACKGROUND

Cancer Alliance of Nebraska (CAN) collaborates with experienced physicians, hospitals, cancer clinics, and patients

across Nebraska and provides breakthrough cancer treatment via clinical trials directly from
the National Cancer Institute and pharmaceutical companies to cancer patients in the comfort of places they call home.

The purpose of a clinical trial is to find ways to prevent, diagnose, or treat cancer. Through cancer clinical trials, our physicians continuously test new drugs and new drug combinations.

BRAG LINES

Cancer Alliance of Nebraska (CAN) was founded in 1993. The network of clinics and hospitals continues to expand. Through the successful collaboration of their research team and the support of physicians, clinics, and hospitals across Nebraska, CAN has, to date, administered 725 cancer clinical trials impacting over 8000 patients in Nebraska. When this research is shared—across the state and around the globe—we get closer to the cure even faster.

PAY IT FORWARD

Help get closer to the cure!
Make a donation, share CAN’s story in your newsletter, host the organization for a presentation at your next meeting, attend the annual fundraiser “Screw Cancer,” join the sand volleyball tournament, follow CAN on social media, and help spread the word about the organization’s important work. Every dollar stays in Nebraska to support cancer patients enrolled in clinical trials.

WISH LIST

  • Financial contributions
  • In-kind printing for a program brochure
  • Sponsors,donations, and auction items
  • Gas cards and hotel gift cards for patients
  • Participants for the annual sand volleyball tournament
  • Social media followers

UPCOMING EVENTS

Screw Cancer

July 2018

Blockout After Dark Co-ed Sand Volleyball Tournament

July 2018

6818 Grover St., No. 301 Omaha, NE 68106

402-991-8070

cancerallianceofnebraska.org

Boys Town National Research Hospital

October 27, 2017 by

The Big Give was published in the September/October 2017 edition of Omaha Magazine. To view this sponsored content as it was printed, click here: https://issuu.com/omahapublications/docs/omahamagazine_1017_2_125/72

MISSION STATEMENT

The Center for Childhood Deafness, Language & Learning serves the mission by ensuring positive outcomes for children with hearing and communication-related challenges. The services are dedicated to helping children experience the sounds and sights of the world.

BACKGROUND

The Center for Childhood Deafness, Language & Learning at Boys Town National Research Hospital has served children who are deaf or hard of hearing, and their families, for more than 30 years. The Center’s staff provides medical care, conducts research, offers clinical services, administrates educational programs, and develops outreach programs. These services are shared with individuals worldwide through innovative state-of-the-art distance technology.

BRAG LINES

  • Educational Interpreter Performance Assessment (EIPA) is the industry standard for training and rating sign language interpreters for educational settings.
  • Auditory Consultant Resource Network is an on-site and distance training resource on best educational classroom practices for children who are deaf and hard-of-hearing.
  • The preschool program for children ages 3-5 who are deaf and hard-of-hearing has been modeled across the country.
  • Researchers actively supported the implementation of universal newborn hearing screening for early identification of hearing loss, which is now mandated for newborns in the U.S.

PAY IT FORWARD

Donations for general operations ensures that the level of specialized care, instruction, and technology required at the Center can continue for the children and families served. Become a member of the Friends of the CCDLL to provide support on an annual basis and receive regular updates from the Center. Attend Pure Inspiration and the Memorial Day Run to see the mission at work and get to know others who support the Center. By sponsoring these events, a company gains public recognition and opportunities for employee involvement.

WISH LIST

Donations specifically for the Center support:

  • Printing costs associated with preschool documentation for outreach
    and dissemination
  • Light tables for preschool classrooms
  • Flat screen monitors for therapy observation rooms
  • A new outdoor nature and art classroom
  • Translation fees for a new Spanish version of babyhearing.org
  • In-kind donations of auction items for Pure Inspiration Art Event

UPCOMING EVENTS

Pure Inspiration Art Exhibit & Food-Wine Pairing
Oct. 19, 2017

Memorial Day Run
May 28, 2018

CENTER FOR CHILDHOOD DEAFNESS, LANGUAGE & LEARNING

425 N. 30th St. Omaha, NE 68131

402-452-5000

boystownhospital.org

Boys Town

October 20, 2017 by

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MISSION STATEMENT

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.

BACKGROUND

Since 1917, Boys Town has given thousands of at-risk girls and boys the love, support and education they need to succeed. Every day, abused and neglected children and broken and struggling families find help at Boys Town. The care Boys Town provides 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 the community, contributing to greater progress for society as a whole.

BRAG LINES

  •  Boys Town is celebrating 100 years as a leader in child and family care.
  •  In 2016, Boys Town served 508,817 children across the country.
  •  Crisis Counselors at the Boys Town National Hotline® prevented more than 450 suicide attempts last year.
  •  Boys Town programs and services touch the lives of more than 2 million people nationwide every year.
  •  Boys Town conducts applied research that focuses on understanding the problems children and families face in today’s world and identifying the most effective ways to help them.

PAY IT FORWARD

You can help a child break free from the cycle of abuse and neglect and enter adulthood prepared to succeed. Get involved and help spread the word—Boys Town kids are everywhere. They are teachers, parents, engineers, and artists. Given a second chance, they have triumphed. Now Boys Town needs your support to continue the amazing work our organization does every day—and has been doing for 100 years.

WISH LIST

  • Monetary donations
  • Trade Life SM aftercare program donations
  • School supplies
  • Backpacks

UPCOMING EVENTS

Boys Town National Hotline: Fine Wine and Hors D’oeuvres Fundraiser
Oct. 12, 2017

Boys Town National Research Hospital®: Pure Inspiration Art Exhibit & Food-Wine Pairing Event
Oct. 19, 2017

Community Event: Christmas Family Festival
Dec. 9, 2017

Youth Athletic Program: Booster Banquet
May 1, 2018

BOYS TOWN

14100 Crawford St. Boys Town, NE 68010

402-498-1490

boystown.org

Bellevue Public Schools Foundation

October 13, 2017 by

The Big Give was published in the September/October 2017 edition of Omaha Magazine. To view this sponsored content as it was printed, click here: https://issuu.com/omahapublications/docs/omahamagazine_1017_2_125/70

MISSION STATEMENT

Bellevue Public Schools Foundation partners with the community to provide financial support otherwise not available to help enhance educational opportunities for the students and staff of the district.

BACKGROUND

Bellevue Public Schools Foundation relies on contributions from the community, staff, alumni, and others to expand what is possible for Bellevue Public Schools. Earned income pieces like Kids’ Time before- and-after-school daycare and the internal operations of the BPS Lied Activity Center help cover overhead expenses and currently offer the opportunity for 100 percent of donor dollars to directly fund programs and services.

BRAG LINES

  • Since January of 2016, the Bellevue Public Schools Foundation has awarded:
  • more than $55,000 in Classroom Innovation Grants
  • $24,000 in Student Scholarships
  • nearly $12,000 in National Academic Trip Assistance
  • nearly $3,000 to Operation Read Quiz Bowl Challenge
  • nearly $4,500 to Bellevue’s 8-12 Spring Choral Festival
  • more than $3,000 toward Bellevue Alumni Association assistance
  • more than $85,500 in a variety of student, teacher, district, and community supports

PAY IT FORWARD

Thanks to sponsors, donors,
and volunteers, Bellevue Public Schools Foundation is able to provide widespread support to Bellevue’s growing needs in education. A favorite win-win is being able to promote people and businesses as event sponsors— either for the Purple Apple Gala in the fall or the Community Breakfast in the spring. Other opportunities to show support throughout the year include the BPSF Annual Campaign, Giving Tuesday, and Omaha Gives.

WISH LIST

  • Donors of unrestricted funds are always at the top of the BPSF Wish List!
  • Gala sponsors for the BPS Foundation Purple Apple Gala
  • Auction items for the BPS Foundation Purple Apple Gala
  • Volunteers for the BPS Foundation Purple Apple Gala
  • Sponsors for the BPS Foundation Community Breakfast
  • Volunteers for the BPS Foundation Community Breakfast
  • Office Volunteers

UPCOMING EVENTS

BPS Foundation Purple Apple Gala Oct. 26, 2017

BPS Foundation Community Breakfast April 19, 2018

 

 

 

 

 

 

2820 Arboretum Drive Suite 603 Bellevue, NE 68005
402-293-4000
bellevuepublicschoolsfoundation.org

Ballet Nebraska

October 6, 2017 by

The Big Give was published in the September/October 2017 edition of Omaha Magazine. To view this sponsored content as it was printed, click here: https://issuu.com/omahapublications/docs/omahamagazine_1017_2_125/70

MISSION STATEMENT

Ballet Nebraska provides enrichment through quality professional dance performances, educational programs, and community outreach.

BACKGROUND

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.

BRAG LINES

  • Founded by visionary artistic director Erika Overturff
  • The Nutcracker attracts 7,000 mainstage viewers
  • Outreach programs attract an additional 7,500 students
  • Coming season highlights Broadway superstar Ann Reinking to stage a Bob Fosse medley for its fall Momentum
  • Spring performances of A Midsummer Night’s Dream
  • Repertoire includes Swan Lake, Giselle, and Valse Fantaisie
  • Outreach tickets and learning opportunities for 1,000 underserved
  • Partnerships with 23 social service agencies
  • Collaborations with other leading organizations

PAY IT FORWARD

  • Ballet Nebraska is a 501(c)3 non- profit organization.
  • Become a season subscriber
  • Donate as an individual or corporation
  • Become a sponsor
  • Join the Ballet Nebraska Guild
  • Attend a performance
  • Partner with the company to bring dance to your audience
  • Follow Ballet Nebraska on social media for updates and news

WISH LIST

  • Season sponsorships
  • Production sponsorships
  • Education and outreach sponsorships
  • Artist, costume, and scenic sponsorships
  • Individual donations
  • In-kind donations
  • Guild volunteers

UPCOMING EVENTS

Ballet Nebraska presents Momentum: Fosse Style!
Oct. 20 and 22, 2017

The Nutcracker Gala

Dec. 1, 2017

The Nutcracker

Nov. 19, and Dec. 2 and 3, 2017

A Midsummer Night’s Dream

May 5 and 6, 2018

 

 

 

 

BALLET NEBRASKA
P.O. Box 6413 Omaha, NE 68106
402-541-6946
balletnebraska.org

Assistance League

September 29, 2017 by

The Big Give was published in the September/October 2017 edition of Omaha Magazine. To view this sponsored content as it was printed, click here: https://issuu.com/omahapublications/docs/omahamagazine_1017_2_125/68

MISSION STATEMENT

Assistance League volunteers transforming the lives of children and adults through community programs.

BACKGROUND

Assistance League of Omaha is an all-volunteer organization serving Omaha since 1974.
The organization returns 100 percent of proceeds (after expenses) to the community through its philanthropic programs.

BRAG LINES

The organization has achieved Platinum level in GuideStar. ALO received a 2017 Top-Rated Award by GreatNonprofits, the leading provider of user reviews about nonprofit organizations. Their signature programs include: » Operation School Bell®

» Operation Recovery
» ACT/PSAT Review Sessions » Assault Survivor Kits®
» Operation Teen Parent
» Operation Bear Hug
» Operation Literacy

PAY IT FORWARD

There are many ways you can support Assistance League’s work:

  • Become a member and use your time and talent to support ALO’s philanthropic programs
  • Provide a monetary donation—$85 clothes one schoolchild
  • Attend the Christmas Caravan and Preview Party
  • Support the Assistance League Thrift Shop with your donations and patronage

WISH LIST

» Monetary donations

» Volunteers

» Tax deductible donations of housewares, adult clothing, and accessories to the Thrift Shop

» Books for young children

» Printing services

UPCOMING EVENTS

Operation School Bell
Oct. 3 – 15, 2017

Christmas Caravan Preview Party
Nov. 1, 2017

Christmas Caravan
Nov. 2, 2017

Style Show
April 10, 2018

ASSISTANCE LEAGUE® OF OMAHA

3569 Leavenworth St. Omaha, NE 68105-1907

402-342-4288

alomaha.org

 

Angels Among Us

September 22, 2017 by

The Big Give was published in the September/October 2017 edition of Omaha Magazine. To view this sponsored content as it was printed, click here: https://issuu.com/omahapublications/docs/omahamagazine_1017_2_125/68

MISSION STATEMENT

Angels Among Us exists to provide financial and emotional support to families battling pediatric cancer who are living-in or being treated in Nebraska.

BACKGROUND

Angels Among Us started in 2006 by two women who wanted to give back after their own childhood cancer experience. In the last eleven years, Angels Among Us has assisted over 300 families with $1.3 million in support. Families are identified through the social work offices of Children’s Hospital & Medical Center and Nebraska Medicine. Bills are paid directly to the identified creditor ensuring that funds are used for their intended purpose. Angels Among Us has assisted with mortgage and rent payment, car payments, utility bills, and more.

BRAG LINES

Yes, Angels Among Us supports families financially, but more importantly, Angels Among Us has helped more than 300 families read bedtime stories and play board games without the all- consuming worry of paying rent, insurance or utility bills. We are a community of people helping people. There is strength in numbers. There is also hope, help and monetary relief.

PAY IT FORWARD

There are so many good causes that could use your help.We understand that. But if you could give a cancer family just a little relief and allow them to worry less about where their mortgage, rent or utility money will come from – well then, would that tip the scale? Life isn’t fair. But with your help, life just got a little fairer. Doing good is, well, good. Doing good for others….well that makes you an angel.

WISH LIST

  • Fuzzy socks ages 3-19
  • Coloring books
  • Crayons
  • Markers
  • Small portable games
  • Gift cards for gas, fast food, coffee
  • Books for ages 1-19
  • Plastic expandable files
  • Cotton fabric to be used for journal covers
  • Small toys, puzzles

UPCOMING EVENTS

Angels Among Us Gala

Aug. 26, 2017

Wine Event at Flemings Steakhouse

Oct. 28, 2017

Angel Flix at Aksarben Cinema

Dec. 2, 2017

3516 N. 163rd Plaza Suite 3
Omaha, NE 68116 402-934-0999

myangelsamongus.org

American Red Cross

September 15, 2017 by

The Big Give was published in the September/October 2017 edition of Omaha Magazine. To view this sponsored content as it was printed, click here: https://issuu.com/omahapublications/docs/omahamagazine_1017_2_125/66

MISSION STATEMENT

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.

BACKGROUND

For over 100 years the American Red Cross has served the Omaha metro in times of need, turning compassion into action through its strong network of volunteers, donors, and partners.

We provide comfort and care to those affected by home fires, severe weather, and local disasters. We serve members of our armed forces and their families. We provide first aid skills training, and we ensure that people everywhere have access to lifesaving blood and blood products.

BRAG LINES

American Red Cross provides nearly 40 percent of the US blood supply, making us the single largest supplier of blood in the nation.

Last year Red Cross volunteers served the Omaha metro by providing help, hope, and comfort to 274 families (715 individuals) who were affected by disasters.

PAY IT FORWARD

» Become a volunteer. It’s simple. Click on the volunteer segment of the website, or call 800-733-2767.

» Donate blood. There is always a need and each blood donation can save up to three lives. To make an appointment today, visit redcrossblood.org.

» Make a donation. An average of 91 cents of each dollar donated is invested in humanitarian services and programs. To make a $10 donation to Disaster Relief text the word REDCROSS to 90999, or visit the website.

WISH LIST

» Volunteers
» Blood donors
» Platelet Donors

UPCOMING EVENTS

Heroes in the Heartland

March 1, 2018

AMERICAN RED CROSS

2912 S. 80th Ave. Omaha, NE 68124

402-343-7700

redcross.org