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Cooper Foundation Awards First Quarter Grants

Tuesday, March 21, 2017 COOPER FOUNDATION AWARDS FIRST QUARTER GRANTS Lincoln, Neb. — The Cooper Foundation awarded a grant of $15,000 to LUX Center for the Arts, for their Artist-In-Residence program 2017-2018. LUX Center began its residency program in 2003 to provide emerging artists with opportunities to hone their studio skills and gain an appreciation […]

Cooper Awards Fourth Quarter Grants

December 23, 2016 COOPER FOUNDATION AWARDS FOURTH QUARTER GRANTS Lincoln, Neb. — The Cooper Foundation awarded a challenge grant of $10,000 to Hastings College, Hastings, Nebraska, toward the purchase of a mobile glass blowing studio. The College will use the mobile studio to take its renowned glass program on the road to communities in Nebraska […]

Cooper Foundation Awards Third Quarter Grants

October 4, 2016 COOPER FOUNDATION AWARDS THIRD QUARTER GRANTS Lincoln, Neb. — The Cooper Foundation awarded a grant of $10,000 to the Boys and Girls Club of Lincoln/Lancaster County (BGC) toward general operating support to support the club’s growth. They make a positive impact on the lives of the 1,300 young people they serve, to […]

Cooper Foundation Awards Second Quarter Grants

June 22, 2016 COOPER FOUNDATION AWARDS SECOND QUARTER GRANTS Lincoln, Neb. — The Lincoln Bike Kitchen was awarded a $4,500 grant to support operations. The Lincoln Bike Kitchen is an all-volunteer community-building organization that provides bicycles and bike repair free of charge. They advocate for bicycling as a vital part of a healthy, equitable and […]

Cooper Foundation Awards First Quarter Grants

March 23, 2016 COOPER FOUNDATION AWARDS FIRST QUARTER GRANTS Lincoln, Neb.— The Colonel Mustard Amateur Attic Theatre Company was awarded a $5,000 grant to support enhanced community building and programming efforts. The Colonel Mustard is an innovative theatre company that produces original, place-based programming in the Near South neighborhood in Lincoln Nebraska. Begun in 2007 […]

Cooper Foundation Fourth Quarter Grants

JUVENILE JUSTICE A FOCUS OF COOPER FOUNDATION’S LATEST GRANT CYCLE Lincoln, Neb.— A $5,000 grant to the ACLU of Nebraska will support that agency’s research on juvenile solitary confinement in our state. Nebraska has three juvenile detention centers, four county facilities, and one private facility located in Norfolk, which contracts with the state. Initial findings suggest […]

In Memory of Longtime Trustee John Olsson

John E. Olsson, founder of Olsson Associates and a former Cooper Foundation trustee, died January 28, 2015. He was born on May 14, 1926 in Queens, New York, to Albin Harold Normandes Olsson and Ida Marie Rosengrin Olsson, who had emigrated from Sweden. John said of his parents, “There is one thing people should know […]

Sonia Nazario to Deliver Humanities Nebraska Governor’s Lecture

Sonia Nazario, “Enrique’s Journey and America’s Immigration Dilemma” September 27, 2016 – 7:30 p.m. Sonia Nazario is a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist whose stories have tackled some of this country’s most challenging problems, including hunger, drug addiction, and immigration. She spent 20 years reporting about social issues for newspapers including the Wall Street Journal and the […]

Cooper Foundation Elects Pam Snow to Board

The Cooper Foundation has elected Pamela Hilton Snow to its board of trustees. “The Cooper Foundation has always sought talented, experienced and thoughtful people with an interest in Lincoln and Nebraska,” said Jack Campbell, chair of the board.  “Pam Snow exemplifies these ideals and will be a dynamic addition to our board.” Snow retired in […]

In Memory of Les Burgess

We have lost a dear friend and wonderful colleague, Erdene “Les” Burgess. Les worked full-time and part-time, providing office management, and secretarial support to the Cooper Foundation and to Cooper Theatres, Inc. from July 22, 1974 to Fall of 1993. She managed to retire several times during her time at the Foundation but continued to […]