"In joining together and thinking big, we will make a large impact."

-Lisa Smith, Former Chair of the University of Nebraska Foundation Women in Philanthropy subcommittee

Programs & events Programs & events

Women Investing in Nebraska gathers occasionally to participate in educational, service or networking activities related to philanthropy or issues important to women and Nebraska.

Upcoming Events:

Watch this space for upcoming WIN events

2018 Events

October 9, 2018 

You and a Guest are cordially invited to the
Women Investing in Nebraska
Grant Award Celebration
featuring special guest
Indrani Goradia
Founder, Indrani's Light Foundation
and recognizing the
2018 WIN Grant Recipients
Tuesday, October 9, 2018
4:30 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - Keynote Speaker Indrani Goradia
5:45 p.m. - Grant award presentation
6:00 p.m. - Reception
Scott Conference Center
6450 Pine Street
Omaha, Nebraska



August 27, 2018

Please join hostesses Linda Stigge and Michelle Stigge, WIN members and guests for a lecture and book signing with author and Professor of English at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in the College of Arts and Sciences with a special joint appointment in the Hixson-Lied College of Fine and Performing Arts
Rhonda Garelick 
featuring her book
Mademoiselle: Coco Chanel and the Pulse of History  
Monday, August 27, 2018
5:00-7:00 p.m.    
Home of Linda Stigge
Dr. Garelick will lecture about her book then be available for book signings.
Please feel free to bring a copy of any of her works.
Limited copies of Mademoiselle: Coco Chanel and the Pulse of History books available for purchase at the event.


August 22, 2018

You and a guest have a special opportunity to watch the 

Husker Volleyball 

team practice for its upcoming season,

learn more about its success on the court and in the classroom

and tour the Bob Devaney Sports Center. 

4:30 - 6:00 p.m.

Bob Devaney Sports Center

Space is limited. Please contact Ashley Spurlock at

 ashley.spurlock@nufoundation.org or 402-458-1247 by August 15 to reserve your spot. After August 15, we will keep a waitlist and be in touch if we have a cancelation. Due to NCAA regulations, high school age students cannot attend.


May 3, 2018

You're Invited!   
Please join host Kit Schmoker, WIN members and guests for a reception and learn how dedicated and passionate women like you share their interests in the University of Nebraska and 
Nebraska nonprofits through Women Investing in Nebraska.   
4:00-6:00 p.m. 
Home of Kit Schmoker
Edina, MN 

April 21, 2018


at the 2018 Claussen-Leahy Maverick Run

Saturday, April 21, Baxter Arena, UNO

The Claussen Leahy Maverick Run has something for everyone.

The event includes 5K and 10K runs, a 5K walk, an 800-meter kids race, and kids activities.  
Proceeds fund scholarships and program enhancements for all UNO Athletics.


April 24, 2018

Kearney Symphony Orchestra 
Finale Concert 
University of Nebraska at Kearney
Recital Hall, Fine Arts Building
Tuesday, April 24, 2018  
7:30 p.m.

April 10, 2018

You are invited! 
Carey Hamilton
WIN Chair
Trev Alberts
University of Nebraska Omaha
Vice Chancellor for Athletics
Brittany Lange
University of Nebraska Omaha
Head Women's Basketball Coach
invite you to learn how they empower women athletes
to be leaders on and off the court.
5:00 - 6:30 p.m. 
University of Nebraska Omaha - Sapp Fieldhouse 
Hamilton Academic Excellence Room


March 27

Please join host Susie Bounds, WIN members and guests for a reception and learn how dedicated and passionate women like you share their intersts in the University of Nebraska and Nebraska nonprofits through Women Investing in Nebraska.

5:00 - 7:00 p.m. 

March 20, 2018

You're invited to join Women Investing in Nebraska for an exclusive opportunity with
The Nature Conservancy 
to watch the

Great Sandhill Crane Migration
Platte River Prairies 
Derr House
13650 S. Platte River Drive
Wood River, Nebraska 
This is a wonderful opportunity to witness one of the world's great migrations,
described in Smithsonian Magazine as 80 percent of the world's cranes converging upon 80 miles of Nebraska land.
4:30 p.m. - arrive
4:45 p.m. - dinner served 
5:00 p.m. - program led by Chris Helzer, Director of Science for The Nature Conservancy in Nebraska
with guest speaker Dr. Mary J. Harner, Associate Professor, The University of Nebraska at Kearney
5:45 p.m. - leave Derr House for the property (in your own vehicle)
we will walk a quarter of a mile together to the blinds
8:30 p.m. - leave blinds (approximate)
  The Nature Conservancy Staff Guides
Sara McClure, Director of Major Gifts
Eliza Perry, Donor Relations Manager 
Space is limited.

February 13, 2018

You're invited to join Women Investing in Nebraska for an exclusive opportunity with the

E.N. Thompson Forum on World Issues


Misty Copeland 

5:00 to 7:00 p.m. CST
Pre-event social - Lincoln
Misty's Steakhouse & Lounge  
200 N. 11th Street   
Lincoln, Nebraska 
in Kimball Recital Hall.
Please feel free to join us at Misty's to learn more about WIN  
even if you do not have a lecture ticket or have purchased one elsewhere.

Lecture livestreamed to Midwest Theater - Scottsbluff, Nebraska  
Midwest Theater
1707 Broadway
Scottsbluff, Nebraska
Doors open - 5:30 p.m. MST
Lecture begins - 6:00 p.m. MST
More on Misty Copeland
In 2015, Misty Copeland became the first African American female 
Principal Dancer in American Ballet Theatre's 75-year history.
Hear from this artist, author, entrepreneur and humanitarian about
how she broke barriers and her work to inspire young people everywhere.

February 16 & 19, 2018

WIN Members, You’re Invited!
With the temperatures getting cold in Nebraska,
we have a number of our members escaping to warmer places.
We are pleased to let you know about our two opportunities
for WIN members and prospective members to get together in February –
one in Scottsdale, Arizona, and one in Rancho Mirage, California.
Please join us and feel free to extend the invite to any guests who may have an interest in joining WIN. 

Rancho Mirage Event
Friday, February 16, 2018
3:00 - 5:00 p.m. PST
Karen Linder's Home

Scottsdale Event
Monday, February 19, 2018
3:00 - 5:00 p.m. MST
Diane Stine's Home

We hope you can join us for these events! We will enjoy the weather, share news about the coming year for WIN and make new friends.
If you plan to attend either or both events, please contact Ashley Spurlock at ashley.spurlock@nufoundation.org or 402-458-1247.