I was fortunate enough to inherit family farms in Custer County. My great grandfather homesteaded the farm I grew up on. After graduating from high school, I came to Lincoln and never left.
Having spent the last 48 years here, I consider Lincoln home. My parents and my brother are all deceased and I have no other family. And no one who wanted to continue farming, so I sold the farms in 2014 and began to consider how to share my good fortune.
After four years of disorganized giving, I was advised to work with the Lincoln Community Foundation, which I was well aware of having lived here for many years. The people I know and have met at the Foundation have been so helpful and have given me good direction to continue sharing.
Gary Michael's, Lincoln, NE, 2013-present
Von Maur, Lincoln, NE, 2001-2013
Ben Simon's, Lincoln, NE, 1997-2001
Van Dervoort's, Lincoln NE, 1992-1997
Ben Simon's, Lincoln, NE, 1984-1992
Hovland Swanson, Lincoln, NE, 1972-1984
Callaway Public Schools, Callaway, NE, 1970
Lincoln School of Commerce, Lincoln, NE 1972