Omaha Public Schools Foundation

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OPSF Kids Club Notification

With OPS returning to in person learning, OPSF will be operating Kids Club at our designated locations beginning Monday, October 5th. We will be following the 3/2 plan in tandem with OPS; we will not be offering any care during remote learning day. Consolidated days...

Bruce Dale Memorial Fund

Stewart Bruce Dale, 71, died peacefully in his sleep on July 27, 2020. He was born October 12, 1948 in Omaha, NE. He graduated from Benson High School in 1967 and attended Kearney State College. Bruce served in the Marine Corps Reserves and was deployed to Vietnam in...

OPSF Is Here for You

The Omaha Public Schools Foundation truly cares and knows OPS families need to access the resources the foundation provides.  Our Executive Director Toba Cohen-Dunning is talking with the district, DHHS and CDC to better define what our Early Childhood Education...

Effective Immediately

In accordance with CDC and Douglas County Health Department guidelines and in efforts to keep our families and staff safe, the Omaha Public Schools Foundation and Kids Club office is closed to the public. To pay your Kids Club bill, visit OPSFkidsclub.org or mail to:...

Building Communities Donor Story

Creating Bonds-How Donors Make an Impact in the District   Imagine 200 of your neighbors coming home one day only to find they no longer have a place to call “home,” not knowing where they will go, not having any of their belongings – only left with uncertainty....

Be a Burke Softball Booster

Coach Sturgeon has helped grow the Burke High School Softball program in the last 3 years. In 2018 the team went to the state tournament for the first time in 13 years. When he first arrived the team was using old soccer jerseys and there were no team helmets and some...

Malala Visits OPSF

On one of the hottest days of 2019, a most amazing event took place at the Omaha Public Schools Foundation. Malala Yousafzai came to visit! Toba Cohen-Dunning, the Executive Director, was contacted by Malala Fund to ask if there might be an opportunity for Malala to...

A New Social Experience – College Application Parties

There’s no better way to make completing college scholarships fun than grabbing your closest friends, a ton of junk food and a bunch of caffeinated drinks to hold your own college scholarship application party! That’s what Wagner College student and Central High...

Congressman Don Bacon Pays Tribute to OPSF

Congressman Don Bacon recognizes the Omaha Public Schools Foundation for its work within the Omaha Public Schools community.

NATIONAL AWARD RECOGNIZES OPSF’S WORK TO BUILD COMMUNITIES

Stepping into halls of the National Press Club in Washington D.C. last November was not only humbling and exciting, it was profound for Omaha Public Schools Foundation (OPSF) Executive Director, Toba Cohen-Dunning. Having lived and worked in our nation’s capital in...
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You can help the Omaha Schools Foundation provide learning opportunities for our students and help support our educators. Make a gift to support Omaha Public Schools. Donate today...

 

Omaha Public Schools Foundation

Teacher Programs

Omaha Public Schools Foundation administers a crowdfunding platform for teachers and principals entitled "Invest in Success." Teachers are asked to submit proposals for classroom projects and innovative learning programs. Learn more...

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Student Programs

Creating a strong educational foundation for children prior to their elementary school years is important for their success. OPSF provides parent-paid early childhood classrooms in select OPS elementary schools throughout the district.

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Partnerships

Through key Community Partnerships, OPSF creates learning opportunities beyond the borders of the traditional classroom. With our partners, such as The Rose Theater, Joslyn Art Museum and Fontenelle Forest, students participate in engaging, learning experiences.

Support E-learning Accessibility

Sarah White is a special education teacher at Beveridge Middle School. She would like to provide tools for success for the 7th grade students in special education. With the struggles that come with online learning as well as their needs in special education, Sarah would like to make school as...

Lewis & Clark Direct Giving Campaign

HELLO Lewis & Clark Middle School Families, Every fall Lewis & Clark Blazer Club PTO holds our Annual Direct Giving Campaign BUCKS FOR BLAZERS.  We all know that this year is year like no other, and although our students are not physically in school yet, we still want to support our...

McMillan STEM Magnet School’s Direct Giving Campaign

2020-2021 McMillan Matters! McMillan Matters is McMillan’s annual direct giving campaign.  This year’s goal is $3,600. We can reach this goal with YOUR help! McMillan students and staff are the DIRECT beneficiaries of your donations: Prizes for “Students of the Month” $500 given to a scholarship...

Support COBAL Baseball

COLBA baseball needs your help! Central Omaha Legion Baseball Association (COLBA) is the only high school baseball program in downtown Omaha. Our players primarily attend Omaha Central High, an urban school with a diverse population of nearly 2700 students. Our mission is to provide summer...

Dundee Direct

First, a big thank you! Dundee Elementary thrives because of its amazing students, staff, and families! It’s time for Dundee Direct again! If you’re new to Dundee Elementary, Dundee Direct is the PTO’s ONLY fundraiser each year. Instead of asking you to buy wrapping paper or popcorn or other stuff...

Be a Burke Softball Booster

Coach Sturgeon has helped grow the Burke High School Softball program in the last 3 years. In 2018 the team went to the state tournament for the first time in 13 years. When he first arrived the team was using old soccer jerseys and there were no team helmets and some players did not have their...

Gifford Park Elementary Fundraiser

Gifford Park Elementary opened its doors in August of 2019, and serves students in Kindergarten through 6th grade. The Gifford Park Elementary PTO is raising funds to support the school. You can donate directly to the PTO Fund using the Donation Form below and also contribute by purchasing Gifford...

Washington PTO Annual Fund Drive

The Washington Elementary PTO supports the students, teachers, facilities and community of Washington Elementary School. Our yearly expenses go directly into your child's classroom through teacher grants, purchasing of classroom equipment, field trips and upkeep/improvements to the school. The PTO...

We Are Jackson! Believe! Achieve! Succeed!

Jackson Elementary is located at 620 South 31st Street in Omaha. Our school is made up of a diverse population of 235 learners from prekindergarten through sixth grade. We are small but mighty! We are also uniquely positioned to serve as the only fully Dual Language School in all of Nebraska beginning in 2018.

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Norris Middle School Scholarship Fund

Thank you for considering donating to the Norris Scholarship Fund.  Each year the Norris Scholarship Committee awards two to three $250 scholarships to graduating OPS seniors who attended Norris. Applicants write about what it means to be a Norris Redbird in their...

ZCT Scholarship Fund

Purpose:    To invest and support low-income students in the Omaha metro area seeking post-secondary education. Vision: Every willing student should have access to support in obtaining post-secondary education, no matter the economic or social challenges they face....

Soaring Wings Pathway Scholarship

This scholarship will benefit a graduating OPS senior who spent their K-12 education attending Spring Lake Magnet, Marrs Magnet and Omaha South High School. Purpose: To provide a scholarship for a graduating Senior who has attended Spring Lake, Marrs, and South and is...

Arlene E. Lindquist Scholarship

APPLICATION – Due Date March 8, 2020 Purpose:  $500.00 scholarship is awarded to a student who attended Boyd Elementary School. Payable to an educational institution of recipient’s choice. Verification of enrollment should be sent directly to the Omaha Public Schools...

Kevin Vann Scholarship

Kevin Vann grew up under difficult circumstances in Baltimore, Maryland. He became the first member of his family to attend college by earning a basketball scholarship to Towson State University.  He then joined the Army and moved through the ranks at an unprecedented...

Harley Alexander Collins Scholarship

In Honor of Harley Collins December 8, 1988 - December 9, 2002 Harley attended Belvedere Elementary School where he was awarded the Presidential Award for being the top student academically. During his elementary years, Harley also was on the basketball and football...

OPS Trailblazers After School Academy Scholarship

Purpose: To provide renewable scholarship assistance for two Omaha Public Schools Seniors and former active members of the Lewis & Clark’s Trailblazers After School Academy (Program). Amount: $350.00 payable to an educational institution of recipient’s choice....

The Rich Hood Scholarship

Rich Hood has been the Burke Boys Swim coach since 1979. He has coached 3 State Championship teams, numerous state champions, and dozens of All-Americans. Rich not only pushed the swimmers in the pool, but also in the classroom. He emphasized representing Burke in a...

The Starks Scholarship

Summary This scholarship is in remembrance of Troy Lee Starks Jr. and Colleen Jo Starks. They were young parents who supported their son through a difficult childhood navigating the juvenile justice system. Our goal is to support a teen parent while also addressing...

The Lisa Spivey Legacy Scholarship

Summary: This scholarship is in remembrance of Lisa Yvonne Spivey. She was an advocate for student success and influenced every human she touched. She always saw the potential in people, even when they didn’t recognize it within themselves. This scholarship is...