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Dear Friend,

You probably won’t be surprised to learn that we will not be hosting our Broadway Ball fundraising event this September. This wasn’t an easy decision as the proceeds from this event play a critical role in supporting our arts education programs. Last year, we reached nearly 103,000 students and community members, providing a wide array of engagement and learning opportunities. This work remains important, especially during this time. Artistic activities provide students much needed outlets for imagination and self-expression that builds confidence, critical thinking and overall emotional wellness. More than anything, our programs, such as Nebraska High School Theater Academy and Disney Musicals in Schools, provide opportunities for our young people to dream.

Your support can make that happen! Let’s dream big together and keep our youth connected to the arts.

Click here to support these programs

Paula and James Blackledge,
2020 Broadway Ball Chairs



How Your Gift Helps

$100 - Fund one schools registration fee for the Nebraska High School Theater Academy program.

$250 - Fund a Broadway artist to lead a master class for Nebraska High School Theater Academy students.

$500 - Fund housing, food and travel costs for one student to attend the Nebraska High School Theater Academy Showcase event.

$1,000 - Fund the licensing and ShowKit for one Disney KIDS musical.

$2,500 - Fund the Teaching Artist salary for one Disney Musicals in Schools program.

$5,000 - Fund food and travel costs for students to attend the Disney Musicals in Schools Student Share event.

Thank you to these sponsors:


First National Bank


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Mogens and Cindy Bay

James and Paula Blackledge

Greg and Kathy Boulay

Ed and Bev Burchfield

Ryan and Michelle Clark

Robert and Diana Foster

Brad and Kate Grabill

Gail and Shane Graeve

Steve Martin and Amy Haddad

Heider Family Foundation

Robert and Addie Hollingsworth

Fred Hunzeker

Kiewit Companies Foundation

Jack and Stephanie Koraleski

Bruce and Gerry Lauritzen

Mike and Susan Lebens

McCarthy Capital

Dan and Shirley Neary

Larry and Karen Nelsen

Parker Family Foundation

Chad and Jen Rutar

Security National Bank

Rachel and Ted Stricklett

Del and Phyllis Toebben

Union Bank and Trust

Eric and Theresa Vacanti