The Leadership Center is honored to be a part of the 4th Annual Go Big Give on May 3, 2017. This is the third time we’ll be participating in this annual day of giving and we’re looking forward to it.

In the last 2 years, we have been fortunate to raise nearly $11,000.00 to be used to improve our property and how we serve our guests. We’ve purchased kayaks, canoes, USB plug-ins for our lodge rooms, new shower heads for 28 lodge rooms, a new LCD projector, computer software, put in horse shoe pits, outdoor lighting on the island and by the sand volleyball pits and so much more. The kindness of our donors and supporters has humbly filled our hearts with such gratitude.

For 2017, we have some pretty big goals! Our fundraising goal for Go Big Give is $11,500.00! With those funds, we’ll continue to make updates to our property including meeting space, recreation, lodging, outdoor areas and programming. To find out who has donated to us in the past, click here.

There are a number of people who do not know that The Leadership Center is a private 501(3)(c) non-profit organization owned and operated by the Nebraska Vocational Agricultural Foundation. We do not received funding from the government or a special groups. To learn more on that, click here.

The Leadership Center has been in existence for 48 years, providing a place for young leaders, families, schools, churches and organizations to create moments that matter, impacting relationships and life long memories. Our inception came from the vision of three passionate and philanthropic individuals who risked much on a dream. Through leadership, hard work, and the kindness of countless donors and volunteers, we’re here serving over 50,000 people a year from every county in Nebraska, every state in America and dozens of countries from around the world.

We are inviting you to be a part of our journey by joining us for Go Big Give on May 3rd! You can donate from the comfort of your own home on your laptop, phone or tablet by visiting By donating during Go Big Give you donation is grown with the matching funds donated by several sponsors. You can also check out the following events:

Saturday, April 28, 2017
An Afternoon Fishing in the Prairie
Come join The Leadership Center and Prairie Plains Resource Institute for a fun Saturday afternoon. Guests will tour the native prairie located on The Leadership Center grounds guided by Prairie Plains Resource Institute. You will also have the opportunity to enjoy catch and release fishing, paddle boats, kayaks, canoes and a bonfire with The Leadership Center. Limited poles available for those who would like to fish. We invite families to join us for this event with free will donations encouraged. Computers will be available in the lobby for online donations. We hope that you can come and enjoy your Saturday afternoon in Aurora and participate in Go Big Give’s pre-give.

May 3, 2017
Coffee, Cake & Contributions
10:00 a.m.-Noon
Join us at The Leadership Center for coffee, delicious cake from The Chocolate Bar and contributions. We’ll have computers set up for you to donate from and staff on hand to help or give tours. We’d love to see you!

Whether from your laptop or our lobby, we hope you’ll consider joining us on May 3rd to Go Big Give where your dollars make all the difference!

Thank you!

Maile Ilac Boeder, I.O.M.
Executive Director
The Leadership Center/Nebraska Vocational Agricultural Foundation

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