Neraska road at Sunset - Photo by Shane Pekny

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Thank you to the founding donors who launched this ambitious effort. Your donations support our mission to uncover truth, amplify diverse voices, and enrich life in Nebraska. New and sustaining support will help us hire more reporters to cover more stories throughout the state.


As of June 1, 2022

TRANSFORMATIONAL DONORS

($10,000+)

  • Acklie Charitable Foundation
  • Annette & Paul Smith Charitable Foundation
  • Arnold Ventures
  • CL Werner Foundation
  • Claire M. Hubbard Foundation
  • Cooper Foundation
  • Fund for Nonprofit News at The Miami Foundation
  • Gilbert M. & Martha H. Hitchcock Foundation
  • Good Words Foundation
  • Kitty M. Perkins Foundation
  • Lozier Foundation
  • Mammel Family Foundation
  • Nebraska Community Foundation
  • Platte Institute
  • Rhonda Seacrest
  • Sherwood Foundation
  • Weitz Family Foundation

FOUNDERS SOCIETY

FLATWATER FOREVER ($5,000+)

  • Roger & Karen Doerr
  • Tom & Marylu Gouttierre
  • Dennis & Sally Hansen
  • Johnny Carson Foundation
  • Lynn & Dana Roper
  • Kathleen Rutledge & Ted Kooser
  • Robin & Aaron Shaddy

FIRST AMENDMENT ($1,000+)

  • Mike & Alicia Battershell
  • George & Nancy Behringer
  • Pat Bennett
  • Blackstone Venture Fund
  • Beth Ann Brooks
  • Richard & Katherine Endacott
  • John & Carol Gale
  • Wanda Gottschalk
  • Chad Graff
  • Graff Charitable Foundation
  • Vic Gutman & Associates
  • Cole & Abbey Hansen
  • Humanities Nebraska
  • Laura Jana
  • Kauffman Foundation
  • Bob Kerrey
  • G. Wade Leak & John A (Jay) Yost
  • Michael McCarthy
  • Randy & Jane Moody
  • Omaha Jaycees
  • Mary Kay Quinlan
  • Sandy Scofield
  • Nancy & Brad Sherwood
  • Joe Starita
  • Susan Thomas
  • Universal Information Services
  • Bill Vobejda
  • Kent & Susan Warneke
  • Chris & Art Zygielbaum

FOUNDING MEMBER ($500+)

  • Jean Ann Ballinger
  • Belinda Beavers
  • Jeff A. Beck
  • Amy Bones
  • Nate Bouray
  • Tracy Britt Cool & Scott Cool
  • Jane Campbell
  • Drew & Elisa Davies
  • Dale & May Dueland
  • George Ferris
  • Lynne Friedewald & Chuck Shoemaker
  • Jeff Heinrich
  • George Hinman
  • Kim & Jeremy Howe
  • Howard & Gloria Kaslow
  • Mike Kelly
  • Kathryn Kucera
  • Donald W. Macke
  • Daniel McCarthy
  • Maggie McMeekin
  • Heath Mello
  • Robert Meyers
  • Elizebeth Murphy
  • Denise & Hobson Powell
  • Helen Raikes
  • Dorine Real
  • D. B. Rockey
  • Jane Rogers
  • J. Richard Shoemaker
  • Magan Smith
  • Laurey Steinke
  • Joanne Stewart
  • Dianne Stoddard
  • Stephanie Tennant
  • Katie Weitz
  • Jeff Yost & Cindy Ryman Yost

INAUGURAL DONORS

($10 to $499)

  • Chris Abbott
  • Pam Abbott
  • Mike Abramson
  • Brian Adams
  • Linda Adams
  • Bryan Alexander
  • Elaine Allen
  • Laura Alley
  • Marvin Almy
  • Cathleen Amdor
  • Diane Amdor
  • Kathy Andersen & Nate Benes
  • Dorothy Anderson
  • Stacey Aniello
  • Graham Archer
  • Kyle Arganbright
  • Alison Armstrong
  • Lincoln Arneal
  • Nathan Arneal
  • Ann Ashford
  • Susanne Astley
  • Helen Atwater & Marvin Taylor
  • Zach Austrew
  • Paul Bachmann
  • Richard Bagby
  • Barbara Baier
  • Kim Bainbridge
  • Lindsey Baker
  • Marci Baker
  • Pam Baker
  • Tracy Baker
  • Webb Bancroft
  • Ann Batchelder
  • Sarah Bates
  • Pam Beall
  • Tom Becka
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  • James Beckmann
  • Phyl Behr
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  • Rita Bennett
  • Charlyne Berens
  • Douglas Bereuter
  • Nicholas Bergin
  • Rick Bettger
  • Patti Beutler
  • Jim Binderup
  • Wendy Birdsall
  • Lynn Birkby
  • Shari Bitney
  • Marvin Bittner
  • Monica Blankenau
  • D’Arcy Blosser
  • Kim Bodensteiner
  • William Boernke
  • Wendell Bogle
  • Adrienne Bohnenkamp
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  • Thomas Gallagher
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  • Justin Gilmore
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