Cooper Foundation Elects Michelle Suarez to Board of Trustees

Tuesday, January 16, 2024 Lincoln, Neb. — In January 2024 Michelle Suarez joined the Cooper Foundation Board of Trustees. President Victoria Grasso said, “Michelle brings deep knowledge of our community and a long history of engagement in education, community development, and many other areas which will greatly add to our

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Cooper Foundation Celebrates 90 Years of Community Support

Monday, January 8, 2024 Lincoln, NE – In 2024 the Cooper Foundation celebrates 90 years of grantmaking to support community needs in Lincoln and throughout Nebraska. Our founder Joseph H. Cooper, a Jewish immigrant, worked in a variety of capacities in New York City’s movie theatres in the early days

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In Memoriam – We Remember Robert L. Nefsky

Monday, November 27, 2023 In Memoriam, Robert L. Nefsky, April 2, 1951 – November 22, 2023 Bob Nefsky joined the board of trustees of the Cooper Foundation in September 2004, and served until his untimely death in November 2023. He filled many vital roles at the foundation during that time,

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Cooper Foundation Awards Over $155,000 in Grants at June Meeting

Tuesday, July 11, 2023 Lincoln, Neb. — The Cooper Foundation Board of Trustees awarded a $30,000 grant to Rabble Mill to support the addition of an English/Journalism teacher for Bay High, the Lincoln Public Schools High School Focus Program located at The Bay. In 2022, Bay High launched its inaugural

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