Nebraska Cultural Endowment Call To Action

Arts, Culture, Government, Humanities, Uncategorized

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 […]

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Art Is My Livelihood


oh lord, not another piece of word art: if you’re buying this you have either taste or money Material: Embroidered Cotton  15 x 12″, 2015.  Jennifer’s Story: In a warm, darkened room, during a slide presentation for a basic freshman drawing course, Professor Richard Wiegmann projected a line drawing by Matisse, and paused…. And I thought […]

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Understanding and Community Building Is My Livelihood

Culture, Humanities, Uncategorized

A timely blog written by Humanities Nebraska Foundation Board Member and Nebraska Cultural Endowment supporter Ellen Lierk of Alliance, NE on why being a part of HN is important to her .

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Arts, Culture, Government, Uncategorized

Contemplations  from former Executive Director, Pamela Hilton Snow and NCE Board Member Emeritus, Terry Ferguson on Omaha philanthropist, Richard Holland.

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Omaha World Herald, 08/15/2016, Robert L. Nefsky: Crosby’s legacy: cultural endowment

Arts, Culture, Government

Photo Credit to Jeffery Z. Carney / The Omaha World Herald The writer, of Lincoln, is a founding director and a past president of the Nebraska Cultural Endowment. Recent days marked the passing of LaVon Crosby, a retired Nebraska state senator from Lincoln and widow of former Gov. Robert Crosby. LaVon Crosby exhibited the personal […]

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Lincoln Journal Star, Letter, 8/9/2016 : Remembering Crosby

Arts, Culture, Government

It was with sadness that we noted the passing of LaVon Crosby (“Crosby, beloved state senator, dies,” July 28). LaVon was a treasured legislator but she was much more than that. She will be remembered as an effective voice in the legislature but more so as a beloved lady and friend. She was the godmother […]

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LaVon’s Legacy

Arts, Culture, Government, Humanities

State Sen. LaVon Crosby of Lincoln, OMAHA WORLD-HERALD STAFF PHOTO BY JEFFREY Z. CARNEY. FOR USE WITH LESLIE REED FEATURE. One of the synonyms for the word legacy is, gift; something given freely, no recompense. Another is endowment. As I pause in my hurried schedule to remember our Honorary Board Chair, LaVon Crosby, it is […]

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Fostering New Scripts Is My Livelihood

Arts, Culture

The Other Sewing Circle by Marie Amthor  (One Last Time, Just Us #4-photo by Roxanne Wach) Beth’s Story During my junior year of college I had the opportunity to intern for Dr. Amy Lane at the Omaha Community Playhouse for a new program she was developing called 21 & Over. The purpose of this program […]

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Music Is My Livelihood


Daniel Martinez in concert Photo by Stephen McAlister Daniel’s Story Music has been an important part of my family’s life since I was a child. For my 14th birthday, my mother gave me an old guitar and I started playing. When I was singing, it felt like I was following someone else’s rules. But when […]

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