About the Omaha Schools Foundation
The mission of the Omaha Schools Foundation is to provide students and staff of the Omaha Public Schools academic programs, enrichment activities and professional opportunities which are beyond the budget constraints of the Omaha School District. Accomplishment of this mission supports the curriculum of the Omaha Public Schools and helps sustain this community's tradition of excellence in integrated living and learning.
To carry out this mission, the Omaha Schools Foundation seeks private and corporate contributions and gifts. The Foundation also develops proposals for projects and programs for presentation to private, corporate and philanthropic organizations for sponsorship and funding.
The Omaha Schools Foundation is recognized as a tax exempt organization under Section 501 (C3) of the Internal Revenue Code. It is incorporated under Nebraska Law as a nonprofit corporation. The Foundation is governed by a Board of Directors, all residents of the Omaha School District.
The National D-Day 70 Years Committee has selected Benson JROTC to participate in the D-Day Memorial Parade in 2014. Twenty-five cadets and their instructors were chosen to represent the State of Nebraska and will have opportunity to tour historic battlefields and experience history firsthand. In order to take part in this educational opportunity, the cadets need to raise $75,000 to cover air fare, in country transportation and lodging fees.