Tyler Pribbeno, below, and Jane Moreland represented the Imperial Community Foundation Fund at the annual celebration hosted by the Nebraska Community Foundation last month in Norfolk. (Courtesy photos)

‘Unleash, Inspire, Connect’ focus of NCF gathering

    Tyler Pribbeno and Jane Moreland represented the Imperial Community Foundation Fund and talked about the future when they gathered with nearly 500 Nebraskans at Norfolk’s DeVent Center in Norfolk last month.
    Attendees represented dozens of the 257 hometowns that make up a growing community of communities, better known as the Nebraska Community Foundation (NCF) network. They are volunteers, who attended because they care deeply about their hometowns, said Jeff Yost, NCF President and CEO.
    “They are building stronger communities in their own places and together, a greater Nebraska,” he said.
    NCF volunteers report that they attend NCF’s Annual Celebration year after year because it affords them the opportunity to connect with peers across the state who share their optimism, goals and ambitions—like providing access to early childhood development and workforce development to all Nebraskans, attracting returners and newcomers and giving “stayers” lots of reasons to remain in the hometowns they love, Yost said.
    The NCF Annual Celebration puts community “experts” (i.e. the people who live and work there) at the center of learning. All participants are encouraged to engage, exchange information and share their own stories.

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