Our Passion

Exceptional Education

Nestled on 400 acres along the bluffs of the Elkhorn River sits a campus rich in history and tradition. At the invitation of Archbishop Gerald Bergan, monks from Conception Abbey out of Missouri arrived in Elkhorn in 1953. The monks founded Mount Michael monastery with a goal of training young […]

Rejuvenating Women helps restore hope for those affected by human trafficking

An average of 900 individuals are sold each month in the state of Nebraska for human trafficking.* That’s a chilling statistic that most people might be surprised to learn. Unfortunately, it’s a reality that has resulted from the ease of online access to sites where people are sold into this […]

Passion Projects

Local children’s book authors pursue their passion for kids Photos by Christopher Tierney   “Build a Better Community.” These words are displayed all over Sump Memorial Library in Papillion. That is exactly what Omaha local authors Stacey and Phil Haussler, Kathy Rygg, and Bruce Arant are doing. Bruce Arant is […]

Cohesive Community

Elkhorn Optimist Club provides kids a way to give back   Promise Yourself To be so strong that nothing can disturb your peace of mind. To talk health, happiness and prosperity to every person you meet. To make all your friends feel that there is something in them.   The […]

Philanthropic Innovation

Together a Greater Good makes contributing easier than ever Innovation is often the result of need. West Omaha residents Leslie Fischer and Holly Baker recognized there was a big need in the way fundraising was conducted locally. It was becoming more difficult for schools to have students go door to door, […]

Capturing our Culture

Jan Milam creates custom art for the Big O Every city, regardless of size, has its own unique culture. Visitors to Omaha often comment on how friendly, honest, and hard-working people are here. They are also often surprised by the variety of arts, entertainment, and dining options, and are impressed […]

Soaring to New Heights

Greg Cross takes a unique approach to earning Eagle Scout Achieving Eagle Scout is the highest rank attainable in the Boy Scouts program. It requires years of requirements in order to pass from one rank to another and earning merit badges in skills such as first aid, camping, and survival tasks […]

Building Futures

Habitat for Humanity expands its reach west of Omaha There are basic aspects of life that all children deserve: a good education, opportunities for development, and a safe, comfortable home to live in. Habitat for Humanity helps more than 40 families each year in North and South Omaha get on […]