Week 39 (part 3) – OmahaGives!

Of course I’m playing!

Back in Week 21 I blogged about #GivingTuesday and that I had missed that national day of giving held in November 2012.

So, when I heard about OmahaGives24, I wasn’t going to miss Omaha’s new 24-hour, online giving event!

Omaha Gives! was organized by the Omaha Community Foundation to grow Omahagives24philanthropy in the Omaha area. Matching funds of $500,000 and additional prize money will be made available to amplify charitable donations made on this day, which is TODAY, May 22, 2013.

Nearly 300 organizations that are headquartered or provide services in the Omaha area are represented on omahagives24.org.  At least 94% of every dollar will go to the nonprofit selected (there are about 6% in fees for credit card processing and online technology).

Giving50x52 just gave $50 to Film Streams, Inc.  The mission of Film Streams is to enhance the cultural environment of the Omaha-Council Bluffs area through the presentation and discussion of film as an art form.

So, Omaha, it’s a 24 hour party of giving…come join the party! 

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Speaking of the Omaha Community Foundation, there was an excellent story in the Omaha World-Herald on Sunday, May 19th about the leadership transition at the organization. Sara Boyd, currently President and COO, will become CEO this summer. Sara is an outstanding leader and Omaha is fortunate to have her at the helm of this important organization.

http://www.omaha.com/article/20130519/NEWS/705199914/1707#kelly-as-city-gives-omaha-community-foundation-transitions

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Finally, today is my significantly older brother Jeff’s birthday, so I wanted to wish him a happy birthday. If you round your age to the nearest decade, he is now in the 60 year old category! Happy birthday Jeff!

2 thoughts on “Week 39 (part 3) – OmahaGives!

  1. Great charitable challenge! It would be awesome if other cities considered following suit. And I especially liked your birthday ‘shout-out’ to your brother. That was a very brotherly way of doing it… lol :).

  2. Thank you so much! Omaha Gives was a great testament to the spirit of giving that is alive and well in Omaha! Thank you for sharing the call to action. – Sara Boyd

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