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The Kearney Area Community Foundation enhances the quality of life in the Kearney Area by promoting the spirit of charitable giving and effectively responding to the community's needs.

Vision

The Kearney Area Community Foundation vision is to maintain a philanthropic culture to assure that donors and the community are served in an atmosphere of trust and professionalism which will, in turn, allow the Kearney Area Community Foundation to make a meaningful and positive impact on the residents of our community, now and in the future.


Fall 2014 Newsletter

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Bowman, Bauer and Kearney Dawn Rotary Club to be Honored for Community Giving

The Kearney Area Community Foundation will award the ninth annual “Celebration of Giving” Philanthropy Awards November 13. The Community Foundation will be honoring Ann Bauer, Dottie Bowman and the Kearney Dawn Rotary Club.

The “Celebration of Giving” Philanthropy Awards will honor individuals and businesses that have encouraged and supported charitable stewardship in the Kearney area. Three awards will be given in the categories of Volunteer, Corporate and Philanthropist.

Philanthropist: Given to an individual or family who has demonstrated outstanding civic and charitable stewardship in or around the Kearney area, and whose generosity motivates others to contribute their philanthropic support.

Volunteer: Given to an individual who has contributed their time and energy to successful fundraising efforts, through exceptional leadership in coordinating and/or motivating other volunteers to raise funds in or around the Kearney area.

Corporate: Given to a business/corporation in or around the Kearney area which has contributed financial support to the advancement of philanthropy, and which has encouraged employees and other businesses to contribute through volunteerism and financial support.

Dottie Bowman will be awarded the Philanthropist Award, Ann Bauer will be awarded the Volunteer Award, and the Kearney Dawn Rotary Club will be awarded the Corporate Award.

Awards will be presented at the Kearney Area Community Foundation Annual Dinner November 13, 2014, at the Younes Conference Center. Reservations can be secured for $40.00 by contacting the Kearney Area Community Foundation before November 3.

Give Where You Live Trainings for Nonprofits

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Kearney area nonprofit organizations:  It’s that time of year again!  Time to register for Give Where You Live.  Whether you’re new or you need a refresher course, we encourage you to attend an information/training session to learn the basics of the campaign and general details for setting up your Razoo fundraising page.  We will wrap up each session with a question and answer period.  Please plan on approximately 1 hour; however, you are welcome to stay later if you have additional questions or need additional help.  All session will cover the same general information and attendance is optional.  They will be held in the downstairs computer classroom at the Kearney Public Library, 2020 1st Avenue, Kearney, NE  68847.

 

Wednesday, October 15 – Click to sign up here.

Thursday, October 23 – Click to sign up here.

Tuesday, October 28 – Click to sign up here.

One-on-one sessions are available upon request.

 

 

2014 Philanthrophy Awards Nominations

The Kearney Area Community Foundation will host the ninth annual Philanthropy Awards ceremony.  The event, entitled “A Celebration of Giving”, will be held on Thursday, November 13th.

 

The “Celebration of Giving” Philanthropy Awards will honor individuals, families and businesses that have encouraged and supported charitable stewardship in the Kearney area.  Three awards will be given in the categories of Volunteer, Corporate and Philanthropist.

 

Volunteer: Given to an individual, couple or family who has contributed their time and energy to successful fundraising efforts, through exceptional leadership in coordinating and/or motivating other volunteers to raise funds in or around the Kearney area.

 

Corporate: Given to a business/corporation in or around the Kearney area which has contributed financial support to the advancement of philanthropy, and which has encouraged employees and other businesses to contribute through volunteerism and financial support.

 

Philanthropist: Given to an individual, couple or family who has demonstrated outstanding civic and charitable stewardship in or around the Kearney area, and whose generosity motivates others to contribute their philanthropic support.

 

Community members will have an opportunity to nominate individuals, families and businesses in any of the three categories.  A panel of local judges will make the final selections from the nominations.

 

Past winners: 

Yvonne Deyle-Barth, Dan and Julie Speirs, Dr. Joel Johnson, Todd and Lois Thalken, the Founders of MONA, Pat Munro, Paul Younes and Gary Roubicek were awarded the Volunteer Award;

 

Kiwanis Clubs of Kearney, Runza Restaurants of Kearney, Builder’s Warehouse, Cash-Wa Distributing, Baldwin Filters, Platte Valley State Bank, Kearney Hub and Eaton Corporation were recognized with the Corporate Award;

 

Tom and Mary Henning, Scott D. Morris, Norris and Lori Marshall, Dr. L.R. and Jane Smith, Jackie Rosenlof, Jerry and Edith Marlatt, Dr. Basil and Beverly Stevenson, Carl Spelts and Carol Cope were honored with the Philanthropist Award.

 

Awards will be presented at the Kearney Area Community Foundation Annual Dinner November 13, at the Younes Conference Center.  Seating will be limited.  Tickets will go on sale October 10.

 

How to Make Nominations:

Nomination forms can be requested by contacting the Kearney Area Community Foundation at 308-237-3114, clicking here to download the 2014 Nomination Form or by emailing [email protected]

Nomination forms must be received by September 15, 2014. Mail to: Kearney Area Community Foundation, 412 W. 48th Street, Suite 12, Kearney, NE 68845.

 

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