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Cooper Approves Third Quarter Grants

Friday, September 22, 2017 COOPER FOUNDATION APPROVES MORE THAN $145,000 IN GRANTS AT SEPTEMBER MEETING Lincoln, Neb. — The Cooper Foundation awarded a grant of $10,000 to the Nebraska Conservation Education Fund (NCEF) in support of their statewide Common Ground program. Last year was the pilot year for Common Ground in five communities – Hastings, Scottsbluff, […]

MARK BLYTH TO DELIVER THOMPSON FORUM LECTURE

“WHY PEOPLE VOTE FOR THOSE WHO WORK AGAINST THEIR BEST INTERESTS” OCTOBER 10, 2017 – 7:00 P.M. Are there a higher set of drivers in the global economy than we commonly pay attention to? Is the election of Donald Trump really just one part of a much larger, global pattern of events that is still […]

THE BRITS VS. THE NEBRASKANS DEBATE – HOSTED BY THE CHUCK AND LINDA WILSON DIALOGUE

BRITISH NATIONAL DEBATE TEAM VS. NEBRASKA SPEECH AND DEBATE TEAM NOVEMBER 7, 2017 – 7:00 P.M. Since 1922, the National Communication Association has sponsored international student exchange tours for the purpose of promoting debate, discussion, and intercultural communication. Renowned for their wit, humor, and eloquence, members of the United Kingdom’s English-Speaking Union tour the United […]

THOMPSON FORUM HOSTS MISTY COPELAND

“A CONVERSATION WITH MISTY COPELAND” FEBRUARY 13, 2018 – 7:00 P.M. In 2015, Misty Copeland became the first African American female Principal Dancer in American Ballet Theatre’s 75-year history. Hear from this artist, author, entrepreneur and humanitarian about how she broke barriers and her work to inspire young people everywhere. Born in Kansas City, Missouri […]

Cooper Approves Second Quarter Grants

Friday, May 19, 2017 COOPER FOUNDATION APPROVES SECOND QUARTER GRANTS AT MAY MEETING Lincoln, Neb. — The Cooper Foundation awarded a grant of $10,000 to Legal Aid of Nebraska in support of their work in Lincoln. Legal Aid attorneys meet with families in a variety of settings in Lincoln neighborhoods. Working with community partners, they […]

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 […]