Calamus Area Community Fund

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Our Vision

Our Calamus Area communities are thriving in a regional economy, as well as providing a welcoming home for families to live the good life.

Our Mission

Our Advisory Fund provides leadership development, promotes collaboration and philanthropic giving, engages the community in conversations to identify, and leverage private and charitable funds for impactful community investment.

Our Values

  • Inclusion
  • Grass roots
  • Collaboration
  • Impact
  • Trustworthiness
  • Integrity
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  • * Calamus Area Unrestricted Endowment

    A permanent account whose assets are invested to generate an ongoing source of income year after year. Investment earnings from the endowment are used to support community improvements and programs. The Fund Advisory Committee determines how the money generated from the endowment will be used to benefit the community now and in the future.

  • Aprill Family Applied Ag Academy Account

    The purpose of this Account is to support an agriculture-focused, multi-disciplinary academic program at Burwell High School.

  • Burwell Veterans Memorial Park Account

    The Burwell Veterans Memorial Park Account fund goes to provide ongoing support for the maintenance of the veterans wall where local veterans are memorialized and to purchase new flags. The Veterans Memorial Park is located on the northeast corner of the square. This park helps promote awareness of our local veterans and what they have sacrificed for our freedom.

  • Fair Grounds Improvement

    To raise funds to improve and maintain the Fair Grounds in Burwell, Nebraska.

  • Friends of the Library

    To raise fund to support the Burwell City/Public Library.

  • Gaylord and Alta Wallace Scholarship Account

    An account to provide funding for scholarships to graduates of Burwell High School and Loup County High School or their successors. To the extent that school consolidation occurs, preference shall be given to students who reside in Loup County or Garfield County.

  • Gaylord and Alta Wallace Endowment Account

    A permanent endowment account which supports the Cottonwood Cemetery, Garfield County Historical Society and Museum, and the Garfield County Library annually.

  • General

    An account used by the local Fund Advisory Committee to support and maintain the affiliated fund’s activities within the community.

  • Kevin Brown Hiking / Biking Trail Account

    An account to help support the design, planning, construction and maintenance of the Kevin Brown Hiking/Biking Trail in the Village of Taylor, beginning near the Veterans Memorial and continuing north along Highway 183.

  • Rolland & Irene Ramsthel Scholarship Account

    An account to provide scholarships for individuals pursuing training to become a Registered Nurse and who are graduates of Burwell High School, Ord High School, Wheeler Central High School or Loup County High School.

  • Weverka/Burwell Public Schools Endowment Account

    This account is a permanent endowment for the purpose of enhancing educational opportunities in Burwell Public Schools and providing scholarships to Burwell Public Schools graduates to further their education.

Fund Details

  • Opened: October 1996
  • Related Towns: Almeria, Burwell, Taylor
  • Related Counties: Garfield, Loup

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