The Civic Celebrations Fund

Join Civic Nebraska in celebrating community this holiday season. By donating to the Civic Celebrations Fund, you help strengthen the common good and defend democracy.

The Civic Celebrations Fund

Join Civic Nebraska in celebrating community this holiday season. By donating to the Civic Celebrations Fund, you help strengthen the common good and defend democracy.

What does WE mean to me?

Everyone has their own idea of we. It can mean our family, friends, and circle of loved ones. Or, we can mean members of our ever-expanding community, whose fortunes are intertwined with our own. We can even be an action – community gatherings, neighborhood projects, town- or citywide initiatives tackling shared issues.

Here are what members of our community say we means to them:

Tell us what we means to you and we’ll share it among our #CivicCelebrations! Here’s how to participate:
›› Click here to donate to the Civic Celebrations Fund and enter the amount you wish to donate.
›› Under your donation amount, select the “Add a dedication” box.
›› Choose “In honor of” from the drop-down menu.
›› In the field, tell us what we means to you. Then, finish the transaction. Your words will appear on this page and our social media platforms throughout the holiday season!
›› Share your Civic Celebration on social media to let your networks know what you are grateful for this time of year! Don’t forget to use the hashtag #CivicCelebration. Alternatively, you can email us and tell us what we means to you!
It means always remembering that we are ALL co-creators of our shared democratic reality – and acting accordingly. – Steve Smith
'We' means neighbors, family, friends, and strangers are united. I host woodcarving workshops in Lincoln and Omaha, and facilitate each class with students through learning, curiosity, and trust. Participants left the class with new skills and new relationships. – Alex Brechbill
'We' means community. It's the wonderful, quirky people that make life meaningful and the things we can accomplish when we contribute our wonderful, quirky gifts to something bigger than ourselves. – Daniel Bennett
'We' is when residents come together to support each other. It's the neighborhood potluck, art mural project, and little free library that lift up civic health in our communities. – Nancy Petitto
We work hard together strategically to ensure that we are providing a quality program for the youth and their families that we serve. #DoAllThingsInL💗ve – Equasha Smith
"WE means practicing collective care; sharing both triumphs and losses with each other in community." – Kieran Kissler
WE means uniting across all lines of division and coming together to end injustices. WE means everybody in, nobody out. – Angela Montalvo
We ALL do our part to make our community safe, fun, and special to everyone. – Kathy
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Celebrate. Donate.

In 2021, Civic Nebraska provided students healthy, safe spaces to learn and grow; we protected the rights of Nebraska voters through advocacy and education; and we partnered with residents to lift up neighborhood and community voices across the state.
Help us continue to build and strengthen community in Nebraska – donate today.

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