Hometown Intern – Emily Morrow

Name: Emily Morrow
Hometown: O’Neill, NE
Affiliated Fund: O’Neill Community Foundation Fund
School: University of Nebraska-Lincoln

What projects are you working on this summer with your affiliated fund?
I am working on digital marketing and donor appreciation projects. These include creating marketing materials for present and future O’Neill Community Foundation Fund Projects, a website rebranding, social media presence, grant recipient spotlight videos, and similar digital content.

Why did you want to take this opportunity to participate in this internship?
Throughout my senior year of college, I was at a point in my life where I wasn’t sure of my next steps. This opportunity allowed me to stay close to home this summer, but also branch out to discover new opportunities and experiences related to my field of study.

How would you describe the experience so far?
The experience so far has been amazing to say the least. I have connections within the community that I get to build off of and I also get to showcase all the tools I gained from my bachelor’s degree in Advertising/Public Relations.

What do you appreciate most about your community?
My community is always open to new ideas. I appreciate that community members allow me to take the reins so to speak and really come up with ideas on my own to better not only the O’Neill Community Foundation but also the community of O’Neill as well.

What excites you the most when you think about the future of your community?
Our community hasn’t always had a ton of youth come back to the community, but I feel like in the last few years this has changed. We have more and more youth coming back to seek employment and raise their families. I think this is a great start to continuing to grow the community of O’Neill and reach more generations.

What are you looking for in a place to call home?
When I picture home, I see a place where I can both be independent, but connected to my family and friends. A small community allows me to do both of those things. I would love to come back to the Holt County area at some point in my life to start a family who can make it home as well.


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