Philanthropic activities often yield unexpected community development. This episode of “Nebraska Philanthropy: Investing In Our Future: explores that relationship in three communities. In North Platte, what began as a fundraiser for a nonprofit organization has turned into a destination event for railroad enthusiasts from all over the world.
In Prague, brothers Jeremy and Justin Stanislav have created an annual mud volleyball tournament that helps women battle breast cancer while bringing people and attention to their hometown. In Holt County, we meet four young business owners who have returned to their hometowns of O’Neill and Ewing to take advantage of opportunities for entrepreneurs, thanks to a combination of community development and philanthropy. And the Nebraska Children’s Home Society (NCHS), which has been setting standards in fundraising and philanthropy since the 1890s, reaps the benefit of a $4 million gift, nearly 120 years in the making.