Build Up Omaha

Join Civic Nebraska and host Natalie Simmonds on Jan. 24, 2019, to celebrate and recognize Omahans who build a strong civil and civic society.

Jan. 24, 2019 | 5 to 7 p.m.

Heavy Hors d’ oevres and refreshments
Livestock Exchange Ballroom
4920 S. 30th St., Suite B

Tickets $50
30 and under young professionals $30

Keynote address
Shawn Healy
Director of Democracy Programs
Robert R. McCormick Foundation, Chicago

Shawn Healy leads the McCormick Foundation’s Democracy Program, which strengthens democracy through informed and engaged citizens and communities, and responsive systems of government. Healy makes regular appearances as a guest speaker and panelist at academic and professional development conferences across the country, is a frequent contributor to local and national news, and produces original scholarship on political participation and civic education.


Our Host
Natalie Simmonds
Founder, dotted i writing services

Natalie Simmonds is founder of dotted i writing services. Dotted i helps nonprofit organizations fulfill their missions through grant writing and management, fundraising, and public relations. She is an avid writer and is passionate about issues of social justice and disability rights. A past Build Up Omaha winner, Simmonds has been recognized for work in the area of mental health advocacy. She has worked with business organizations, higher-education institutions, arts groups, geriatric care programs, youth-serving education services, disability advocacy organizations, and more. 

Thank you to our 2019 sponsors

Community Builders
Paul and Annette Smith
Todd and Betiana Simon
Lozier Foundation

Community Catalysts
Rhonda Hawks
Pinnacle Bank

Civic Supporters
Lee and Debbie Stuart Family Foundation Kate and Roger Weitz
Mike Yanney


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