Give Where You Live

A 24-hour giving event to support your favorite Kearney Area organizations.

  • Dollars Raised $453,214
  • Donors 1156
  • Total Donations 2316

Thank you for being awesome!

From the bottom of our hearts, the Kearney Area Community Foundation and participating nonprofits say THANK YOU for being part of the first ever, Give Where You Live – Kearney Area! Your generosity has affected countless lives through Kearney area nonprofit organizations that address our community’s needs in a continuously changing world. Together we have strengthened our community.

Thank you for donating to Give Where You Live – you have all been part of something special! Please take a minute to review the results of Give Where You Live – Kearney Area and celebrate with us.

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Most Unique Donors

rank story name donors dollars

1

Kearney Whitewater Park

122 $3,510

2

CRANE RIVER THEATER COMPANY INC

100 $11,785

3

KEARNEY AREA CHILDRENS MUSEUM

83 $18,643

4

KEARNEY Family YMCA

76 $11,041

5

Goodfellow of Buffalo County

75 $8,790

6

SAFE Center

69 $8,748

7

YANNEY HERITAGE PARK FOUNDATION

66 $12,360

8

Pleasanton Community Fund

63 $7,480

9

Skatepark for Kearney

55 $42,319

10

Give to Kearney Salvation Army

55 $9,575

11

KEARNEY COMMUNITY THEATRE

55 $2,900

12

CROSSROADS CENTER

54 $7,075

13

Shelton Area Lions Club - Park Renovations

51 $4,458

14

Shelton Fireworks Fund

51 $2,634

15

Shelton Youth Sports Club

50 $6,868

16

KEARNEY AREA ANIMAL SHELTER INC

49 $53,230

17

The World Theatre

49 $5,110

18

Shelton Cemetery Beautification Fund

41 $2,130

19

Kearney Cemetery Beautification Fund

40 $3,875

20

Shelton SHELL Cancer Fund (Shelton Helping Everyone LIve Longer)

40 $2,435

21

BUFFALO COUNTY COMMUNITY HEALTH PARTNERS INC

35 $5,300

22

Kearney/Buffalo County CASA

32 $4,085

23

Shelton Building for Tomorrow

32 $3,435

24

UNITED WAY OF THE KEARNEY AREA INC

30 $6,515

25

Shelton Historical Society

30 $1,805

26

STAND (Shelton Teens Against Negative Decisions)

30 $1,585

27

Make-A-Wish, Kearney

29 $2,675

28

TeamMate Mentoring Program - Kearney Public Schools

29 $2,645

29

MUSEUM OF NEBRASKA ART

28 $9,875

30

Royal Family Kids Camp

27 $2,815

31

BUFFALO COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY

26 $20,555

32

Kearney Area Habitat for Humanity

25 $6,845

33

GOOD SAMARITAN HOSPITAL FOUNDATION KEARNEY NEBRASKA

24 $3,180

34

Amherst Community Ball Field Bleachers

24 $1,675

35

Loper Wrestling Legacy Fund

22 $5,075

36

Ravenna Community Foundation

22 $3,710

37

Kearney Competitive Girls Softball Association Indoor Practice Facility

22 $2,045

38

NEBRASKA AIDS PROJECT KEARNEY

22 $665

39

CLASSIC CAR COLLECTION

19 $3,090

40

Tasha Keiter Memorial Youth Golf Fund

19 $1,175

41

TODD BECKER FOUNDATION

18 $3,182

42

KEARNEY JUBILEE CENTER

18 $3,030

43

Kearney East Lawn Mission Trailer

18 $2,455

44

Double R Horse Rescue

18 $1,055

45

Merryman Performing Arts Center

17 $17,150

46

Kearney High School Band Boosters

17 $3,685

47

NEBRASKA CHILDRENS HOME SOCIETY INC

17 $2,055

48

Central Nebraska Veterans Memorial

17 $1,815

49

RESTORE MINISTRIES

16 $3,620

50

Rowe Sanctuary

16 $1,650
*Numbers and leaderboard will be updated every 15-20 mins

Most Dollars Raised

rank story name donors dollars

1

KEARNEY AREA ANIMAL SHELTER INC

49 $53,230

2

Skatepark for Kearney

55 $42,319

3

BUFFALO COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY

26 $20,555

4

KEARNEY AREA CHILDRENS MUSEUM

83 $18,643

5

Merryman Performing Arts Center

17 $17,150

6

YANNEY HERITAGE PARK FOUNDATION

66 $12,360

7

CRANE RIVER THEATER COMPANY INC

100 $11,785

8

KEARNEY Family YMCA

76 $11,041

9

MUSEUM OF NEBRASKA ART

28 $9,875

10

Give to Kearney Salvation Army

55 $9,575

11

Goodfellow of Buffalo County

75 $8,790

12

SAFE Center

69 $8,748

13

Pleasanton Community Fund

63 $7,480

14

CROSSROADS CENTER

54 $7,075

15

Shelton Youth Sports Club

50 $6,868

16

Kearney Area Habitat for Humanity

25 $6,845

17

UNITED WAY OF THE KEARNEY AREA INC

30 $6,515

18

BUFFALO COUNTY COMMUNITY HEALTH PARTNERS INC

35 $5,300

19

The World Theatre

49 $5,110

20

Loper Wrestling Legacy Fund

22 $5,075

21

Shelton Area Lions Club - Park Renovations

51 $4,458

22

Kearney/Buffalo County CASA

32 $4,085

23

KEARNEY CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL FOUNDATION

12 $3,905

24

Kearney Cemetery Beautification Fund

40 $3,875

25

Ravenna Community Foundation

22 $3,710

26

Kearney High School Band Boosters

17 $3,685

27

RESTORE MINISTRIES

16 $3,620

28

Kearney Whitewater Park

122 $3,510

29

Shelton Building for Tomorrow

32 $3,435

30

Kearney Little League new field fund

12 $3,220

31

TODD BECKER FOUNDATION

18 $3,182

32

GOOD SAMARITAN HOSPITAL FOUNDATION KEARNEY NEBRASKA

24 $3,180

33

CLASSIC CAR COLLECTION

19 $3,090

34

KEARNEY JUBILEE CENTER

18 $3,030

35

KEARNEY COMMUNITY THEATRE

55 $2,900

36

Royal Family Kids Camp

27 $2,815

37

Make-A-Wish, Kearney

29 $2,675

38

TeamMate Mentoring Program - Kearney Public Schools

29 $2,645

39

Shelton Fireworks Fund

51 $2,634

40

Kearney East Lawn Mission Trailer

18 $2,455

41

Shelton SHELL Cancer Fund (Shelton Helping Everyone LIve Longer)

40 $2,435

42

FRIENDS PROGRAM OF KEARNEY

13 $2,215

43

Feed the hungry with the Campus Kitchen at UNK

14 $2,195

44

Shelton Cemetery Beautification Fund

41 $2,130

45

FAMILY ADVOCACY NETWORK

15 $2,122

46

NEBRASKA CHILDRENS HOME SOCIETY INC

17 $2,055

47

Kearney Competitive Girls Softball Association Indoor Practice Facility

22 $2,045

48

Central Nebraska Veterans Memorial

17 $1,815

49

Shelton Historical Society

30 $1,805

50

Amherst Community Ball Field Bleachers

24 $1,675
*Numbers and leaderboard will be updated every 15-20 mins

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The Kearney Area Community Foundation was established in 1995 to provide an umbrella organization to assist grassroots groups to “do good things” in the area. Today, we manage $10.9 million in assets and oversee more than 160 different funds for programs. We are very proud of the fact that the Foundation has reinvested more than $30.1 million in grants, scholarships and program support back into the community since our inception. That is the true philosophy of a progressive community foundation – not only do we grow our endowments, but we also make sure money flows back into the community to improve our quality of life.

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Giving Day Sponsors

Carol Cope Memorial Endowment Peter Kiewit Foundation
Pratt-Heins Foundation Dr. George and Roxanne Bascom
Dr. Basil Stevenson Anonymous
Jackie Rosenlof Memorial


Media Sponsors

Charter Communications Fox
NTV NRG Media
NRG Media Kearney Hub
Kearney Area Chamber of Commerce Johnson Imperial Homes

How it Worked

On December 5, Kearney area communities came together for 24 hours of generosity known as Give Where You Live – Kearney Area sponsored by the Kearney Area Community Foundation.

The Kearney Area Community Foundation and other community donors committed $50,000 in Challenge Match Funds, Nonprofit Bonuses totaling $3,000 and Golden Tickets of $1,500 for a total of $54,500 in order to motivate donors to make the most of their gifts!

We set out to raise awareness of our community’s current philanthropic needs, cultivate new funding streams and inspire donors to increase their financial support of their favorite causes. We couldn’t have done it without your help! Together, we raised over $453,214 for our local nonprofits!

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Golden Tickets

Time Donor Winning Cause Prize
11:59pm Luke Aten ARC OF BUFFALO COUNTY INC
Donation by Luke Aten
$100.00
11:00pm Paul Steinbrink BUFFALO COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY
Donation by Paul Steinbrink
$100.00
10:00pm Linda M. Vosik GOOD SAMARITAN HOSPITAL FOUNDATION KEARNEY NEBRASKA
Donation by Linda M. Vosik
$100.00
08:00pm Peggy Wirth CRANE RIVER THEATER COMPANY INC
Donation by Peggy Wirth
$100.00
07:00pm Tamar S Tillotson NEBRASKA CHILDRENS HOME SOCIETY INC
Donation by Tamara Tillotson
$100.00
06:00pm Marcelyn Holmes Goodfellow of Buffalo County
Donation by Marcelyn Holmes
$100.00
05:00pm Paul and Linda Younes TODD BECKER FOUNDATION
Donation by Paul and Linda Younes
$100.00
04:00pm Micky Jahn CLASSIC CAR COLLECTION
Donation by Mick Jahn
$100.00
03:00pm Sherry L. Morrow UNITED WAY OF THE KEARNEY AREA INC
Donation by Sherry L. Morrow
$100.00
02:00pm Sanae Shea KEARNEY Family YMCA
Donation by Sanae Shea
$100.00
01:00pm Clint and Judy Witte SAFE Center
Donation by Clint and Judy Witte
$100.00
12:00pm Jim and Julie Brooker NEBRASKA FIREFIGHTERS FOUNDATIONS
Donation by Jim and Julie Brooker
$100.00
11:00am Brad Kernick KEARNEY AREA CHILDRENS MUSEUM
Donation by Brad Kernick
$100.00
10:00am Thomas W. Tye II YANNEY HERITAGE PARK FOUNDATION
Donation by Thomas Tye
$100.00
09:00am Atricia Kenagy CRANE RIVER THEATER COMPANY INC
Donation by Atricia Kenagy
$100.00

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