President Projects

St. Jude Children Research Hospital

in Memphis, Tennessee opened its doors February 4, 1962 based on Danny Thomas’s dream. “No child die in the dawn of life.” At the time, the survival rate for childhood cancers were 20 percent, but today it is 80 percent.  Still today as when they opened the doors, the families never receive a bill from St. Jude for treatment, travel, housing or food because all they should worry about is helping their child live.

Relay for Life

is the signature fund raising event for the American Cancer Society. Relay is a team fundraising event where team members take turns walking around a track or path.  One person can make a difference.  In 1985 Dr. Gordon Kiatt walked and ran for 24 hours around a track.  He walked and ran more than 83.6 miles and raised $27,000.  He has since passed from his battle of cancer.  But his legacy lives on. He shaped the idea of Relay and men and women have been relaying since.

Ronald McDonald House

is a place where caregivers can refuel for fight ahead with nutritious meals and restful sleep, play areas and quiet nooks.  It is a place where they can rally around hope alongside fellow fighters. The GFWC Nebraska Clubs collect pop tabs at the state convention; the clubs donate 12 million pop tabs a year.  The tabs in turn pay for their electric bill for the entire year.  The tabs are easier to store and are paint free and pure aluminum, which increases their value when recycled.

Youth Rehabilitation and Treatment Center

is in Geneva.  Their mission is to protect society by providing a safe, secure, and nurturing environment in which the girls who came may learn, develop a sense of self and return to the community as productive and law-abiding citizens.  To accomplish this, the YRTC provides diverse programming that responds to each girl’s unique needs.