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Jack Campbell to Receive Lifetime Achievement Award

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National Philanthropy Day is a day set aside to recognize those whose great contributions in philanthropy have made a difference in the lives of many.  On November 13, 2019, NCE Emeritus Board  Member Jack Campbell will be recognized with the Lifetime Achievement award for 2019 at the National Philanthropy Day Luncheon at the Embassy Suites, […]

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Marc and Kathy LeBaron Receive 2019 Sheldon Award

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Marc and Kathy LeBaron were presented with the 2019 Sheldon Award at the Sheldon Art Association’s biennial gala on Saturday, May 11, 2019 in Lincoln, Nebraska honoring their leadership, service and generous spirit. The LeBaron’s love of art began as a passion early on in their lives and grew from there.  Much of their joy […]

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Matt Mason Named Nebraska State Poet

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Matt Mason of Omaha will be instated as Nebraska State Poet 2019-2023 at a 10:00 AM ceremony Monday, February 25 in the State Capitol’s Warner Chamber.  Governor Pete Ricketts named Mason as State Poet in late January.  The public is invited to attend the ceremony. Mason is executive director of the Nebraska Writers Collective and […]

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Dr. Amy Haddad joins NCE Board of Directors

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The Nebraska Cultural Endowment is pleased to announce the election of Dr. Amy Haddad to our Board of Directors.  Dr. Amy Haddad is Professor Emerita in the School of Pharmacy and Health Professions at Creighton University.  Dr. Haddad served as Director for the Center for Health Policy and Ethics from 2004 to 2018 where during […]

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NCE Participates in Give to Lincoln Day and Omaha Gives!

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Each year, the community comes together to support its favorite causes on one day! NCE encourages you to support YOUR favorite cultural organizations in Lincoln and Omaha on May 23 for Omaha Gives and May 31 for Give to Lincoln Day! The Nebraska Cultural Endowment is participating in both days and is grateful for the […]

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Community Pride and Service in Gordon, NE

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Community volunteers work the concession stand at the Gordon Community Theater in Gordon, NE   Jordan Huether didn’t purposefully seek a leadership role in the renovation of his community’s theatre – he just realized he could help, and started helping. Huether “grew up all over the place, but went to high school in Martin, South […]

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Putting to practice my knowledge and skills is my livelihood

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Josh’s Story: Since completing my MFA in 2010, I have endeavored to make art the foundation of my livelihood. Though I am a practicing studio artist, I do not rely on the sale of my work for an income. A quick look at my website will demonstrate my lack of broad, commercial appeal… Instead, I […]

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A Welcome Address from New Executive Director, Kyle Cartwright

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Happy New Year to the Nebraska Cultural Endowment’s partners, friends, constituents and beneficiaries! I am thrilled to be serving our cultural communities with you through the mission of the NCE and our partner organizations, Nebraska Arts Council and Humanities Nebraska. This year marks 20 years of the Nebraska Cultural Endowment creating sustainability funding for our […]

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Ashley Olson on the Arts and Humanities

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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

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A Farewell Message From Executive Director, Marian Fey

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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!

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