I doubt there is anyone out there that would argue that 2020 has been quite the year. With the numerous challenges we all have encountered, I am blown away by the immense kindness and support we have seen this year.  This year’s Go Big Give fundraiser is no different.

This year’s Go Big Give Campaign blessed us with donations totalling just shy of $10,000. We recieved numerous donations online as well as in the mail, in person, and over the phone. THANK YOU!!

Thank you. These words feel small when I think of impact these dollars will make for the work of The Leadership Center. This year, we had intended to focus on safety equipment updates as well as camp programing. With the impact of Covid-19, the focus has changed a bit. We found ourselves in need of repairing water damage on the west entry way of Ted Ward Lodge as well as repairing a large water leak under our parking lot. These funds have made these repairs possible.  The remaining funds will go towards safety equipment updates.

We have serveral people to thank. Before we address our donors, we want to say thank you to the teams at The Heartland United Way and the Grand Island Community Foundation. These folks work so hard each year to make it possible for non-profits like us, to participate in Go Big Give, with little expenditure. They run the websites, do the trainings, solicit the donors and SO MUCH MORE. Go Big Give couldn’t happen without them. Thank you so much!

We also want to thank the Hamilton Community Foundation who assisted with advertising for non-profits in Hamilton County. They did much more than this. Thank you!

We want to give the biggest, most heartfelt thank you to all our donors. Thank you so much! We hope you’ll be through our doors soon so we can show you the impact of your donations! Thank you!

  • Christina Acosta
  • Shelby Thieszen
  • Karen Rathke
  • Adam Hansen
  • Tom Dux in honor of the Fairbury FFA
  • Tom Dux in honor of the 2020 Seniors
  • Kurt Wissenburg in memory of Alan Blezek
  • Rick Braasch
  • Seth Burge
  • Kenneth Malone
  • Joel Miller
  • Chad Kment
  • Damaris Olsen
  • Dave Johnson
  • Micheala Olsen
  • Siera Meyer
  • Rodney Wetovick
  • Joe Strickland
  • Patricia Leth
  • ReeAnn Regier
  • Craig Shaffer
  • Fillmore Central FFA
  • Susan Deininger
  • Melissa Bonifas
  • Casey Carpenter
  • Brock Wyatt
  • Burwell FFA
  • Michelle Graham
  • Karen Lindquist
  • Mitchel Lyon
  • Tamara Morris
  • Mary Molliconi
  • Lonnie Koepke
  • Thomas Hofmann
  • Dan Molliconi
  • Jessica Brock
  • Jade Burson
  • Matthey Shaw
  • Gene and Rose Wissenburg in memory of Alan Blezek
  • Tori Rasmussen
  • Bloomfield FFA
  • The Boeder Family Matching Fund

THANK YOU so much for your generosity. Your gifts will make impacts for years to come!

As mentioned earlier in our blog, there are numerous that made this possible. Below are those who helped! THANK YOU! Without our generous sponsors, Go Big GIVE would not be possible. Thank you for supporting Go Big GIVE and 137 local nonprofit organizations in Hall, Hamilton, Howard and Merrick Counties!














CHI Health St. Francis, Cornerstone Bank, Equitable Bank, Essential Personnel, Family Eyecare Center, First National Bank, Home Federal Bank, Principal, Roe Buick, Schuster Anderson Wealth Advisors, Tom Wieck Realty and Auction, Wal-Mart Stores (Grand Island) and Wortman Enterprises


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