I think they help us better understand our culture and our paths that are present in our future. They make us more innovative and creative people… – Ashley Olson, Executive Director, The Willa Cather Foundation, Red Cloud
Today marks the start of my final week as the Executive Director of the Nebraska Cultural Endowment. Together we have accomplished much, reaching record fundraising goals and growing the circle of supporters to the arts and humanities throughout the state. Thank you for your commitment to Nebraska’s artists, programs, and organizations! Continue Reading…
It is a proven fact that those who participate in culture, arts, humanities are better citizens of the world. – Rita Stinner, Nebraska Cultural Endowment Board Member, Scottsbluff / Gering
The Nebraska Cultural Endowment is honored to be participating in Omaha Gives 2017, Omaha’s 5th annual 24-hour charitable challenge which is set for this Wednesday, May 24. The giving begins at midnight with a minimum $10 donation and hourly drawings and prizes make your donations go further.
When you give to the Nebraska Cultural Endowment, your gift is matched dollar-for-dollar by the state and will preserve the arts and humanities in Omaha and throughout the state of Nebraska both today and for future generations.
Please consider the Nebraska Cultural Endowment when making a gift on May 24th and use
Arts Advocacy Day 2017, State Capitol Building, Lincoln, NE
Advocacy: The act or process of supporting a cause or proposal, Merriam Webster Dictionary
“The Cultural Endowment is a unique entity in the United States and it shows a commitment by our legislature, by our government…and it shows a creativity to endowing the arts and humanities that we just don’t see anywhere else.”
Katie Weitz, PhD
The Nebraska Cultural Endowment welcomes Katie Weitz, PhD, to its Board of Directors. Katie is currently the executive director of the Weitz Family Foundation in Omaha. She brings to the board extensive non-profit leadership and fundraising experience, as well as a strong background in the arts and education. Continue Reading…
A year end message from Marian Fey, Executive Director of the Nebraska Cultural Endowment
Through the generosity of donors like you and our unique partnership with the state, the Nebraska Cultural Endowment is poised reach $10,000,000 at both the public and private funds by the end of the year. The earnings from this permanently endowed $20,000,000 are critical in supporting the grants and programs of Humanities Nebraska and the Nebraska Arts Council. The two councils have already sustained a 4% cut in state funds, and will face another 8% cut in next year’s state appropriations. Continue Reading…