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.
This morning Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska presented a “Fearless Grant” at the Youth Emergency Services Street Outreach Center.
Welcome and Opening remarks were made by Marjorie Maas, the BCBSNE Director of Cororate Social Responsibility, and Mayor Jean Stothert.
Toba Cohen-Dunning, OPSF Executive Director and Steve Kinkead, OPSF Board President were present to accept the grant.
Omaha Public Schools Foundation and the Methodist Community Counseling Program are grateful for the Fearless Grant from Blue Cross Blue Shield of Nebraska.
The Omaha Schools Foundation is proud to announce that our Executive Director, Toba Cohen-Dunning, has received the College of Public Affaris and Community Service Alumni Award for 2017. The University Nebraska Omaha and community leaders established the College of Public Affairs and Community Service (CPACS) to ensure the university was responsive to the critical societal needs and concerns of our community and state. Critical to the mission of the new college was the provision of educational and training programs of the highest caliber that would prepare students for careers and leadership in the public service.
South High Magnet School, the Omaha Public School district’s arts magnet, in collaboration with SNAP! Productions, will present the Midwest premiere of In The Heights, the Tony award-winning musical by Lin-Manuel Miranda. Set in the largely Dominican-American neighborhood of Washington Heights in New York City, In The Heights was nominated in 2008 for thirteen Tony awards, winning four: Best Musical, Best Original Score, Best Choreography and Best Orchestration. It won a Grammy Award for Best Musical Show Album, and was nominated for the 2009 Pulitzer Prize for Drama.