Where do I start? Thank you so much for making this year’s Go Big Give Day of Giving a success.

As is my tradition, I was up to watch the tickers started at midnight. I was so excited to see the pre-give gifts hit our page. Excited might have been an understatement. It was 12:03 a.m. and the entire Boeder household may have heard my excitedness. A coffee fueled 24-hours which included helping serve the National Day of Prayer Breakfast, hosting our 5th Annual Coffee, Cake & Contributions and guest speaking at the Central Valley FFA Banquet also included lots of webpage refreshing, thank you e-mails/text messages and a fun Facebook Live with Kurt. My cup overfloweth with gratitude. Thank you to all of you who gave, called, mailed checks and made sure I stayed caffienated during it all. I am so grateful.

We’d like to thank all of our Go Big Give donors:

  • Amanda Hackenkamp
  • Tammi Ahrens
  • Fillmore Central FFA Chapter
  • Kylie Penke
  • Burwell FFA Chapter
  • Dan Molliconi in memory of Steve Sorenson
  • Steve Schmidt in moroy of Catlina Schmidt
  • Bradley Andreasen
  • Adam Hanson
  • Whitney Lehn
  • Sarah Whiting
  • Creek Valley FFA Chapter
  • Jessica Shelburn
  • ReeAnn Regier
  • Chad Kment
  • Kaydee Alexander
  • Ashton “Buttermints” Bohling
  • Todd Reed
  • Daveid Ferance
  • Ord FFA Chapter
  • Marc Wittstruck in memory of Holly Wittstruck
  • Kris Spath
  • Mary Molliconi
  • Shelby Thieszen
  • Ben Robison
  • Jade Burson
  • Jan Whitney
  • Seth Burge
  • Northwest FFA Chapter
  • Kara Ronnau
  • Rick Braasch
  • Keith Nielson
  • Heartland FFA Chapter
  • Joe Strickland
  • Dave Johnson
  • High Plains FFA Chapter
  • Vicki Armstrong in memory of Ron Armstrong
  • Micheala Olsen
  • Barb Olson
  • Jane Nuss
  • Damaris Olsen
  • Kristen Witte
  • Tom Dux
  • Fairbury FFA Chapter
  • Joel & Stephanie Miller
  • Kurt Wissenburg
  •  Jim Morris
  • Tammy Morris
  • Anonymous
  • Karen Lindquist
  • Judy Schackenmeyer
  • Ann Dvorak
  • Mollie Maresh
  • Dan Scherer
  • Aurora Insurance
  • Casey Carptenter
  • Tom Hofmann
  • Rod Wetovick
  • Dennis Mottl
  • Dave Barnard
  • Oakland Craig FFA Chapter
  • Gene & Rose Wissenburg
  • The Boeder Family Match Grant

Donors: THANK YOU! Thank you for your continued support of all we do at The Leadership Center. Your gifts will be put to good use. We promise. Thank you.

Go Big Give is a huge team effort. Many have no idea just how this all works but it starts with the Heartland United Way & the Grand Island Community Foundation. Thank you to these two organizations that work so many tireless hours working through the logistics, gathering of resources, educating non-profits and donors…all the things. THANK YOU!

And to the numerous sponsors that make this all possible, Thank you!



“Greatest Showman” Sponsors:



Big Top Sponsors



Top Hat Sponsors



Golden Ticket Sponsors

Archer Credit UnionCHI – St. FrancisCornerstone BankEssential Personnel,  Graham Tire, Gregg Young Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram, Nebraska Medicine – Grand IslandNebraska State Fair,  PrincipalRoe Chevrolet Buick Inc Schuster Anderson Wealth Advisors, Tom Wieck Reality and Auction U-Save Pharmacy South and Wortman Enterprises


Cheer Squad Sponsors 




To everyone that had anything to do with making our Go Big Give campaign successful this year, thank you!


Maile Ilac Boeder, IOM

Executive Director

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