Achieving our mission together makes a difference

This has been a year like no other.

Globally, we have been challenged to address a life-threatening virus. Our headlines focus on COVID-19 scientists seeking out treatment, cure and prevention.

But we also see bold, creative and innovate efforts by the people who labor in the smaller type-size missions – neighbors innovating to help each other, educators adapting how they teach and health care providers finding better ways to serve their patients.

These are the people WIN seeks out. Ten years ago, a small group of women set out to find bold, creative and innovative Nebraskans who look at problems and wonder what they can do to solve them. We believed our collective gifts would provide greater impact than our individual gifts.

It is satisfying to know that whether you are in Omaha or Ogallala, Dallas or David City, Gering or Grand Island, everything we accomplish in WIN is accomplished together.

In our 10th grant cycle, like the nine before, WIN will engage, educate and empower women philanthropists who will seek out those problem-solvers to benefit from our collective philanthropy.

Thank you for your support of WIN during my two years as chair, and thank you for continuing that support as Susan Fritz steps in as chair in January