Nebraska Philanthropy

Episode 202:

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.

Past Episodes

The Nelson family of Tilden, and the Harper family of Omaha, Pleasanton, Nebraska & Peoples City Mission.
Lincoln banker Alice Dittman creates a legacy to pave the way for future entrepreneurs. Recent silent gifts to the University of Nebraska Kearney (UNK) are music to the ears, and Kearney native Jon Bokenkamp leads a grassroots... more››
An interview with Omaha philanthropist Bruce Lauritzen, a look at the philanthropic community in Norfolk, and remembering the philanthropy of Johnny Carson.
The pilot episode of Nebraska Philanthropy: Investing in our Future celebrates the impact of philanthropy throughout the state. The Pilot features Lee Sapp, business and philanthropist, who was recently named Nebraskan of the... more››