Nebraska Cultural Endowment Call To Action

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…

Omaha Gives! 2016

Omaha Gives! is an annual 24-hour charitable challenge to benefit metro-area nonprofits. This community give-together begins at midnight on May 25 with a minimum gift of only $10. Continue Reading…

LAWYERING IS MY LIVELIHOOD

U.S. President Abraham Lincoln sculpted by Daniel Chester French (1850–1931). 

Located at the State Capitol Building, Lincoln, NE

David’s Story

Did you know that a Nebraska lawyer, Frank M. Hall, played a role in the design of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C.? I thought of Hall as I pondered how my life as a lawyer has intersected with the arts and humanities.

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Norfolk hosts state arts reception

By KENT WARNEKE

editor@norfolkdailynews.com | Posted: Wednesday, September 24, 2014 9:00 am

It could be called the perfect storm — in the best possible sense of the term.

The collective presence and work of the Nebraska Cultural Endowment, Nebraska Arts Council

and Humanities Nebraska has been of benefit to communities, arts organizations and individuals

across Nebraska.

“It’s a really neat thing to have everything work together,” said Suzanne Wise, executive director

of the Nebraska Arts Council.

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Reception next week for statewide arts, humanities officials

Special to the Norfolk Daily News | Posted: Wednesday, September 17, 2014 9:04 am

The Norfolk Arts Center will be host to a reception next week designed to provide an opportunity

for Norfolkans and area residents to meet representatives of three statewide cultural arts

organizations.

Special guests will be Marian Fey, the new executive director of the Nebraska Cultural

Endowment, along with Suzanne Wise, executive director of the Nebraska Arts Council, and

Heather Thomas, development director for Humanities Nebraska.

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Poetry Is My Livelihood

Twyla’s Story
I did not attempt creative writing when I was young because I had no notion I could. My unlikely path to poetry—to creativity, really—was detoured by everyday life: growing up, marrying, starting a family, working, attending college as a non-traditional student. By the time I graduated with a degree in horticulture, I thought I knew what I wished to do and where I was headed. Not exactly.

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Storytelling Is My Livelihood

Mary’s Story
Ever since I was a child, storytelling has been a part of my life. Back then, it was an escape from getting into trouble—but usually the opposite happened. Having spent quite a bit of time in the coat closet at elementary school for “stretching the truth of a situation,” one would think I would have given up on this venture. Many were the times when the priests would lecture me in the confessional—guess it just didn’t soak in!Mary Henning

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