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27th Annual Governor’s Lecture Speaker – NY Time Bestselling Author Candice Millard

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A free public event at the Lied Center   Bestselling author Candice Millard will deliver the 27th annual Governor’s Lecture in the Humanities on Wednesday, September 28, 2022, at the Lied Center for Performing Arts in Lincoln. Also available for livestreaming at enthompson.unl.edu the conversation-style event titled, “A Clear and Steady Eye: Storytelling and Our Shared […]

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The Suzanne Wise Art Education Fund

Nebraska Arts, Civic Engagement, Community Vitality, Culture, Education, Fine Arts, Media Arts, Performing Arts, Statewide, Uncategorized

My mother taught me that arts education is not about training someone to be a professional artist or a musician, it’s about helping young people succeed by developing their creativity.” Suzanne Wise, Nebraska Arts Council Director 2000-2022   The Suzanne Wise Arts Education Fund was created to honor the long-time director of the Nebraska Arts […]

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Suzanne Wise Celebrations

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Suzanne Wise, Executive Director, Nebraska Arts Council (NAC) was honored at the first of six retirement receptions on August 25th at an outdoor reception at the home of Karen and Robert Duncan in Lincoln. Receptions will be held throughout the fall in Kearney, Grand Island, Norfolk, Scottsbluff, and Omaha. Maggie Smith, Executive Director, Nebraska Cultural […]

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27th Annual Governor’s Lecture in the Humanities

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A Clear and Steady Eye: Storytelling and Our Shared History with Candice Millard   Candice Millard, a best selling author, will deliver the 27th Annual Governor’s Lecture of the Humanities. The lecture presented by Humanities Nebraska (HN) in partnership with the E.N. Thompson Forum on World Issues. Millard will touch on her four New York […]

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Enhancing Community Through Art

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“I have always felt that one measure of a successful community is its art culture,” said Donna Dahlsten, a former art teacher at Lewis Center School District in Council Bluffs, Iowa.  Donna’s first experience with arts and humanities came from her parents, who encouraged both art and education. She went on to major in art […]

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Meet Maggie

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  The Board of Directors for Nebraska Cultural Endowment is excited to welcome Maggie Smith as NCE’s new Executive Director. Maggie most recently served as Director of Operations at KANEKO, where she co-lead fundraising and development strategy, while overseeing marketing, communications, programming and operations. Prior to joining KANEKO in 2019, Smith taught college writing courses […]

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Wielding the Pen

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When healing from trauma, the pen is mighty powerful. The Nebraska Warrior Writers program was designed to help active-duty military personnel and veterans process and express their thoughts and feelings through words. Humanities Nebraska (HN), in partnership with Nebraska Writing Project and the Veterans Administration, launched the Nebraska Warrior Writers (NWW) in 2014. Not only […]

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Statewide Impact

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  Donors to the Nebraska Cultural Endowment provide reliable support to extend important arts and humanities programs to more Nebraskans, now and for future generations. Gifts are matched, invested, and fully leveraged to expand the impact of this permanent support. Thanks to our donors and the State of Nebraska, the NCE distributed over $1 million […]

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Rising to the Moment

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In 2020, the Nebraska Cultural Endowment was proud to play an unprecedented role in providing relief for Nebraska’s arts and humanities organizations statewide, many of whom were at risk of closing due to crushing revenue losses due to the ongoing pandemic. Thanks to consistent donor support and effective fund stewardship, the NCE Board of Directors […]

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A Legacy of Leadership

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A Legacy of Leadership    Being a philanthropist is easy, accessible, and fulfilling when we think about what assets we can leave for our community after we’re gone. The directors of the Nebraska Arts Council, Humanities Nebraska and Nebraska Cultural Endowment (NCE) are examples of how leaving a legacy doesn’t have to be a highly involved or sacrificial process.     Suzanne Wise, Nebraska Arts Council, Bequest  Looking back on her […]

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