Omaha Public Schools Foundation
Spotlight on the OSF
Welcome to the Omaha Public Schools Foundation website presenting our award winning programs and success stories. Founded in 1984 by the Omaha Board of Education, the Omaha Schools Foundation is a nonprofit 501 (C3) organization, governed by a Board of Directors (all residents of the Omaha School District), and incorporated under Nebraska Law as a nonprofit corporation. At the most basic level, the Omaha Schools Foundation exists to raise funds for projects and programs which cannot be funded by tax dollars.
We are excited to share our enthusiasm for the Omaha Public Schools amazing students, administrators, teachers and curriculums and encourage you to participate in supporting the many programs and scholarships which facilitate the success of our students.
We are pleased to share with you that Toba Cohen-Dunning, Executive Director of the Omaha Public Schools Foundation, has completed the National Schools Foundation's Certification Program! This is a wonderful accomplishment and honor for Toba, for the Foundation and the District.
"It was an intense and rigorous program and I loved every minute of it. Every single day I am in this job I thank Luanne Nelson for hiring and mentoring me and to our board for being such incredible stewards of our organization."
Andrew Storz of Appreciation Financial presented Principal Dana Barker of Sherman Elementary with $500 in gift cards to help provide students with needed items. The gift cards were given during a Teacher Appreciation Lunch held at the school. Appreciation Financial is a retirement consulting brokerage that works almost exclusively with public school employees offering education and safe retirement and insurance products. Serving the people that serve us every day is both an honor and privilege that we are grateful for.
Omaha Public Schools Foundation would like to thank Appreciation Financial for funding scholarships for Omaha Public School students. Andrew Storz visited the office today to present the Foundation with the NICE Program Scholarship and the Blackburn Scholarship. Appreciation Financial is a retirement consulting brokerage that works almost exclusively with public school employees offering education and safe retirement and insurance products. With their giveback projects being a key part of their platform, Andrew expressed his appreciation for the opportunity to share what they are doing to give back to the district.