Name: Connor Rosfeld
Hometown: Callaway, NE
Affiliated Fund: Callaway Community Fund
School: University of Nebraska
What projects are you working on this summer with your affiliated fund?
My projects for the summer have included creating a database of alumni and protential donors, assisting with the school’s summer camp, designing newsletters, and helping plan my fund’s fall fundraiser.
Why did you want to take this opportunity to participate in this internship?
I remember seeing an article about last year’s interns and thinking that it would be a great opportunity both for me and my community. I didn’t think much of it until a community member approached me and we discussed the program. I knew that I could gain many skills from the internship and use the skills I already have to better my community. This town had already given me so much and I will do anything to repay the experiences and love.
How would you describe the experience so far?
This experience has been eye opening. I have seen the behind the scenes work that goes into making the community run smoothly. This hard work is often taken for granted, but it is extremely essential. Being able to work with so many amazing people, both in the Callaway and NCF communities, has been so intriguing and, of course, fun.
What do you appreciate most about your community?
The part of the community that I appreciate most is the people. Throughout high school, I always had the entire support of the community through sports, activities, and anything else I could imagine. Transitioning out of high school, I learned that it doesn’t stop there. The compassion from the people applies to everything in Callaway and they will not hesitate to lend a hand, a dollar, or whatever you need to get the job done
What excites you the most when you think about the future of your community?
The most exciting part about the future of Callaway is the “changing of the guard.” There are so many young people that are returning to the community and immediately trying to benefit the community. Whether it’s opening a new business or taking over a task or job that is essential to the community, the next generation is ready to lead the community into a very bright future.
What are you looking for in a place to call home?
If I ever decide to leave Callaway, a new home will have to be pretty similar to my current one. It will need to be a small town as I love the atmosphere and the people. In almost every small town, those people will be the kindest, realest, most supportive people out there. I pretty much just described my hometown and that’s where I plan to stay as I can’t see myself living pretty much anywhere else.