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Above and Beyond Award to Joe and Dorthy Conger 

Beginning in 1991, Mid-Nebraska Community Foundation has honored people whose efforts on behalf of the Community Foundation and the North Platte area have been far “Above and Beyond” the norm. 

Mid Nebraska Community Foundation is honored to present the 2021 Above and Beyond Award to Joe and Dorothy Conger for the charitable work in scholarships and youth actives.  They have established scholarships to help single moms, those going into vocational studies and provided funding for swim lessons for children.  

Thank you Joe and Dorothy Conger for all you've done.  

 

Community Foundation elects officers for 2021-22

Alan J. Erickson was elected president of Mid-Nebraska Community Foundation for its new fiscal year beginning June 1, 2021.  Other officers elected by the Community Foundation’s Board of Directors are: Joe Staroska, vice president, and Maris Schad, secretary-treasurer.

“I'm excited about how the Community Foundation helps generous people, worthy nonprofits and good projects.” Erickson said. 

Erickson is principal of Erickson Investments in North Platte.  Erickson has served 16 years on the Community Foundation’s Board of Directors. 

Several new directors were elected to the Community Foundation's Board of Directors.  Recently elected to the Board of Directors for the first time were: Steve Chatelain, Scott Orr and Emily Wurl.  Recently elected to the Board for a new 3-year term were: Travis Covey, Rodney Dye, Lindsay Pedersen, Sam Perry, Susan Ries, Brenda Robinson, Maris Schad, Joe Staroska and Kimberly Steger. 

Mid-Nebraska Community Foundation primarily serves North Platte, Lincoln County and the 10 nearby counties of Custer, Dawson, Frontier, Hayes, Hooker, Keith, Logan, McPherson, Perkins and Thomas.  In the past 12 months, the funds of the Community Foundation paid out well over $1 million in scholarships for college students and grants to non-profit organizations.  

 “There are many advantages to donors and their advisors in working with the Community Foundation,” according to Eric Seacrest, Executive Director.  “Most of the funds administered by the Community Foundation are lasting legacies for donors that support charitable causes in a tax-advantaged manner.”  The Community Foundation also administers charitable funds for many other nonprofit organizations.

2018 Housing Study for Lincoln County and North Platte

The results of the 2018 Housing Study for Lincoln County and North Platte have been released.  The study was authorized by five funding partners, including the Mid-Nebraska Community Foundation, to get the facts, statistical analysis and future recommendations on addressing housing issues in our community.  It was prepared by Marvin Planning Consultants. For a copy of that study, please click the link below.

Community Fundraising Campaigns

  • Help renovate North Platte Community Playhouse
    Help renovate North Platte Community Playhouse

    Help make needed renovations at the North Platte Community Playhouse’s Neville Center for Performing Arts in the historic Fox Theatre Building. To donate online to the North Platte Community Playhouse Fund go to the Donate page on this website.

  • Add connections to North Platte trails
    Add connections to North Platte trails

    Help add connecting trail segments to North Platte trails.  To donate online to North Platte Trails Network Fund go to the Donate page on this website.

  • North Platt Community Build Playground
    North Platt Community Build Playground

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