Nebraska Community Foundation helps Wayne volunteers maximize their potential

Volunteers with Wayne Area Legacy Fund celebrated their community this summer with a dinner program focused on their shared success. The Fund now holds nearly $500,000 in endowed assets, activating a passionate population while utilizing NCF resources to maximize their already staggering potential. Volunteers have participated in numerous trainings facilitated by NCF staff, including visioning sessions, Making the Ask training, and fundraising campaign basics.

“With assistance from NCF, we have been able to give over $50,000 back to the area,” said WALF Advisory Committee Chair Bill Dickey. “It seems like it has taken a long time to be recognized in the community but now that we have made substantial contributions to other non-profits, City of Wayne, and community schools, we have become known as a resource to go to.  We would not be where we are today without Nebraska Community Foundation.”

The Fund has also taken advantage of NCF’s Hometown Interns program. Emily Eilers, WALF’s 2022 intern, played an essential role in planning the summer celebration and presenting an overview of the Fund’s achievements.

Volunteers know they can count on NCF to be the support they need when setting out to transform their communities.

“To me, the biggest benefit of affiliation with NCF is the opportunity to work with the great staff of Nebraska Community Foundation,” Dickey said. “No matter which department we work with, they always go out of their way to assist in any way they can in a very professional manner.”

Nebraska Community Foundation supports volunteers as they determine how to best enrich the places they love. Through regional trainings, virtual learning, and comprehensive education, affiliated funds have resources to create lasting change in their communities.

We would not be where we are today without Nebraska Community Foundation.

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