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Necessity really is the mother of invention

McCook, Nebraska Arts, Community Vitality, Performing Arts

Small Orchestra – Big Impact Necessity really is the mother of invention. Just ask Cheryl Christner, Managing Director of Simply Strings in McCook. When the Christner’s moved to McCook there was no strings program there at that time. Through playing as a family at local nursing homes and assisted living facilities, as well as civic events, it was discovered that there had […]

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Role Models in Philanthropy

Omaha, Nebraska Arts, Culture, Donor Story, Humanities

Donor pledges legacy gift to honor parents who paved the way. “I was blessed to grow up in a household with philanthropic parents as role models,” said Melissa Marvin, Chief Service Officer at the Bank of Bennington.   “One of the consistent messages they taught my brother and me, was that of ‘hand to man, heart to […]

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Visionary Don Pederson’s Legacy Lives in Perpetuity

Lincoln, Nebraska Arts, Culture, Donor Story, Government, Humanities

In Don Pederson’s 90 years as a Nebraskan, he accomplished many things. The lawyer who grew up in Omaha and practiced law in North Platte for more than 40 years, was a dedicated public servant in the state legislature from 1996 to 2007. He made an impact on those he met, and thousands of Nebraskans […]

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Make Mistakes Big

Omaha, Nebraska Access, Arts, Education, Performing Arts

Learning to play the cello with the String Sprouts program at the Omaha Conservatory of Music has brought about changes in Charlie, (8) and Tegan, (6) Hess that may be a bit surprising. In the process of learning to practice, they have learned it is okay to make mistakes. What has changed exponentially is the […]

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Humanities Nebraska Awards 34 Grants Totaling $123,853 to Communities in Nebraska.

Nebraska Humanities

Nebraska Cultural Endowment’s sole purpose is to sustain and amplify the arts and humanities in Nebraska. This year, over $250,000 has been awarded to Humanities Nebraska to help create more opportunities for Nebraskans to engage thoughtfully with history and culture throughout the state.  Prime Time Family Reading Time, touring exhibits from the Smithsonian, the Chautauqua […]

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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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Joe Starita to receive 2019 Sower Award

Culture, Education, History, Humanities

Joe Starita will receive the 2019 Sower Award in the Humanities as announced by Humanities Nebraska.  Starita will be presented with the award on Thursday, October 24 at Omaha’s Holland Performing Arts Center.  The presentation will immediately precede the 24th Annual Governor’s Lecture.   Starita is currently a journalism professor at University of Nebraska, Lincoln’s […]

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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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