Our Passion

Fostering Humanity through Humor

Ask anyone what their favorite section of a newspaper is, and many will say the funny pages. Whether it’s Peanuts, Blondie, or other timeless classics, good comics have a way of cutting through people’s differences and bringing them together, even if it’s just for a moment. It’s what creative Jeff […]

Dads on a Mission

Five months before Mike Adams’ first child, Addison, was born, he was given the devastating news that she would only live for a week due to a major heart defect. A month later, they learned she had Down syndrome as well. Adams recalls having Addi baptized at the hospital, taking […]

A Playground for All

With spring fever in the air, families—especially kids—are anxious to get outdoors. And there’s no better way to spend a beautiful afternoon than at a park where children can freely have fun on a playground. But there’s an unfortunate reality for many families in West Omaha, and that’s the lack […]

High-tech Heartland

With all that Omaha and the State of Nebraska have to offer, one of the biggest concerns shared by business, organizations, and government is the continued struggle to retain and attract tech workers. Community leaders have addressed the issue at various levels for a number of years but found it […]

A Name to Remember

Jack Speichert is a name that will soon be celebrated by families from not just Omaha, but from across the country. At just two-years-old, Jack was diagnosed with a rare form of brain cancer that he bravely fought for 13 months, but unfortunately did not survive. Following his passing, Jack’s […]

Inspired Belongings

Community is an essential component to our daily lives, and everyone wants and deserves to feel welcomed and included. That basic concept is at the heart of a new organization in Omaha. Daily Yaymaker offers opportunities for adults with unique needs to attend local events, do some traveling, and enjoy […]

Bread for the Journey Helps Make Passion Projects Come to Life

Passion comes in many forms. It often arises when someone sees a need that isn’t being met. Everyday, people generate ideas for ways to enrich our community but often face hurdles—primarily financial—to fully develop their vision. But a group of volunteers that belong to the Omaha Chapter of Bread for […]

Reading Done Right

A year ago we introduced you to MarbleSpark, a local publisher that writes and illustrates custom children’s books using a child’s name, providing a personalized gift cherished by kids and parents alike. But when founders Phil and Stacey Haussler discovered that 61 percent of children growing up in poverty don’t […]

A Born Leader

Malorie Maddox is a household name in our community and someone who touched the lives of many during her 20 years as a broadcast journalist. Now she’s touching lives in a whole new way as the Vice President of Communications with Blue Cross Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE), and continues […]

Strength and Empowerment

Making new friends at any age can be challenging, but often even more so during adolescence. Even in our connected world, it is actually easier to feel disconnected and lonely. Three years ago, Cheri Dickmeyer felt compelled to hold a summer camp to empower girls through friendships and fitness. Having […]