Month: September 2021

Taking a new approach – K.C. Belitz of the Nebraska Community Foundation weighs in on new Aksarben Initiative

K.C. BELITZ Nebraska Community Foundation   Today’s column comes to you from the Latino Initiative Workshop hosted by the Aksarben Foundation. What an honor to be part of this critical conversation about this huge opportunity in Nebraska! On this topic, I was pleased to be able to share the ongoing success story from Columbus’ recent… Read more »

A Tribute to Walter Scott, Jr.

Omaha, Neb. (September 25, 2021) – From Aksarben Board Chair, Dana Bradford, “We are saddened to learn of the passing of Walter Scott, Jr. A giant in Nebraska business and philanthropy, Walter’s presence and steady hand will truly be missed. Omaha and Nebraska are better places because of Walter Scott’s vision and leadership.” Aksarben is… Read more »

’50 Over 50′ Award Winners

The Bloc, a philanthropic nonprofit organization based in Lincoln, will honor 50 Nebraskans during its inaugural 50 Over 50 awards on September 25. Among the 2021 Awardess: Aksarben Governor, Ted Carter Aksarben Workforce Initiative: Nebraska Tech Collaborative (NTC), President, Jona Van Deun NTC Executive Committee member, Doug Durham, of Don’t Panic Labs The 50 Over… Read more »

What bright spots or new initiatives have come from pandemic related adversity over the past 15 months?

In their recent issue Forward Together, Metro Magazine – The Spirit of Omaha and Beyond, visited with Aksarben President, Sandra Reding, about what bright spots or new initiatives have come from pandemic-related adversity over the past 15 months. Here’s what Sandra had to say. “As a convener of statewide leadership, Aksarben has been in a unique… Read more »

i3 Bank represents expansion for institution founded in 1928

Midlands Business Journal, September 17, 2021 – Many are familiar with i3 Bank, they just may not realize it at first blush. That’s because the organization featured recently on Husker Football radio spots and on digital billboards has been around since the Great Depression era — only that rare-breed, fifth-generation family bank operated under a… Read more »

Burlington Capital and Invest Nebraska, announce launch of a new Burlington Capital Ag-Venture

LINCOLN/OMAHA, NEBRASKA, Sept. 8, 2021 — Today, Burlington Capital, along with partner Invest Nebraska, announced the launch and initial closing of a new venture capital seed fund, Burlington Capital Ag-Venture (, focused on Midwest AgTech innovation. Burlington Capital Ag-Venture intends to raise $11 million and expects to do so with a final close at the… Read more »

Aksarben Royal Court 2021

Embodying the Spirit of Aksarben through their volunteerism, dedication and perseverance to the Good Life, the families being honored at the 2021 Aksarben Ball have been announced. The official introduction of the Royal Court was held Saturday, July 24, 2021, at the CHI Health Center. This tradition announced the 2020 and 2021 Princesses, Escorts, Standard Bearers,… Read more »