Enrich the lives of others.
The mission of the Grand Island Community Foundation is to preserve and enhance the quality of life in central Nebraska and assist donors in realizing their charitable goals.
ALS ICE BUCKET CHALLENGE FUND
The Grand Island Community Foundation started the ALS Challenge Fund and has raised thousands of dollars to date for the ALS Association. The Community Foundation staff and Board of Trustees took the ice bucket challenge in memory of John Brownell and in support of Densel Rasmussen and everyone in our community who suffers from ALS.
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), often referred to as "Lou Gehrig's Disease," is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that affects nerve cells in the brain and the spinal cord. The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge has swept the nation and created a community of support and awareness for those suffering from ALS. There is currently only one drug approved for treatment by the FDA.
As leaders in our community, we believe in and want to share this wonderful quote below.
“Building a life of significance, and creating a legacy of real value, means being willing to get your hands dirty. It means being willing to step out in your life and onto the platforms of influence you’ve been given and touch the lives of people in need. Whether it’s in your business, your school, your community, or your family, if you want to make a difference in the lives of the people you lead, you must be willing to walk alongside them, to lift and encourage them, to share moments of understanding with them, and to spend time with them, not just shout down at them from on high. Mentors build mentors. Leaders build leaders. When you look at it closely, it’s really one and the same thing.”
Tony Dungy, The Mentor Leader: Secrets to Building People & Teams That Win Consistently
You can make a deep and lasting impact.
The Grand Island Community Foundation is a growing legacy, not of a single person, but of the entire community. It is, in a very real sense, the community's foundation. Under one organizational roof, it unites donors, large and small who want to make our community a better place for all.
The Grand Island Community Foundation is accredited by the Community Foundations National Standards Board and has been confirmed in compliance since 2009.