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Welcome to the Omaha Public Schools Foundation website presenting our award winning programs and success stories. Founded in 1984 by the Omaha Board of Education, the Omaha Schools Foundation is a nonprofit 501 (C3) organization, governed by a Board of Directors (all residents of the Omaha School District), and incorporated under Nebraska Law as a nonprofit corporation. At the most basic level, the Omaha Schools Foundation exists to raise funds for projects and programs which cannot be funded by tax dollars.

We are excited to share our enthusiasm for the Omaha Public Schools amazing students, administrators, teachers and curriculums and encourage you to participate in supporting the many programs and scholarships which facilitate the success of our students. 

Thank You, Appreciation Financial

Appreciation FinancialOmaha Public Schools Foundation would like to thank Appreciation Financial for funding scholarships for Omaha Public School students. Andrew Storz visited the office today to present the Foundation with the NICE Program Scholarship and the Blackburn Scholarship. Appreciation Financial is a retirement consulting brokerage that works almost exclusively with public school employees offering education and safe retirement and insurance products. With their giveback projects being a key part of their platform, Andrew expressed his appreciation for the opportunity to share what they are doing to give back to the district.

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Ricki Getzschman Memorial Scholarship Fundraiser

Ricki Getzschman Memorial ScholarshipIt is time, once again, for the Ricki Getzschman Memorial Scholarship bowling fundraiser! A huge thank you to all who attended and helped out last year. It was a lot of fun and a great success thanks to all of you!

Saturday, April 22nd
2017 West Lanes Bowling Center
151 N 72nd St,
Omaha, Ne 68114.

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Omaha Public Schools Foundation Ranks 2nd in the Nation

2nd in the NationOmaha Schools Foundation Ranks Second in National Study of K-12 Education Foundations

 “Stepping Up: The Top K-12 Education Foundations in the Nation” ranks Omaha Schools Foundation among the top 5 in the nation for three consecutive years.

 (Dec. 7, 2016) –The nation’s only annual study and ranking of K-12 education foundations -- “Stepping Up: The Nation’s Top K-12 Education Foundations 2016”-- has ranked Omaha Schools Foundation secondin the nation, making 2016 the third consecutive year the foundation has been in the nation’s top five.  To view the study, visit 

“Most parents and taxpayers are not aware of how K-12 education foundations are enhancing and innovating public education,” said Dewey Caruthers, study author and president of Caruthers Institute (formerly dewey & associates) that conducts the study, noting “education foundations are providing vital programs for students and valuable grants for teachers that otherwise would not exist.”

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Stepping Up

2nd in the Nation

2nd in National Ranking Division 1
 K-12 Education Foundations


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