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Can Do Luncheon - April 18, 2018

THANK YOU to everyone who joined us at the annual Can Do Luncheon on April 18th at new Marriott Downtown at the Capitol District.   

Our keynote, Maryum Ali, gave a fantastic presentation that was truly engaging and inspiring.  Affectionately known as May May, she was born and raised in Chicago, Illinois and is the eldest child of boxing legend Muhammad Ali’s nine children.  As a little girl, her father asked her what she thought her purpose in life was and she replied, “I want to help people.” Maryum’s efforts to help people have manifested in a myriad of ways throughout her life.

              What: Can Do Luncheon

              When: 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM on April 18, 2018

              Where: Marriott at Capitol District at 222 N 10th Street in Omaha




Individual tickets are now available at $75 per seat. Click here to purchase your ticket today.

Can Do Awards

The 2018 Can Do Junior Award recipient is Olivia Wallace, is a 6th grader at Ashland Park Robbins Elementary and has attended Kids Can Community Center for the past five years. As part the award, Olivia will receive a 25% scholarship for her first three semesters at Bellevue University.   Read more here.


The 2018 Can Do Future award is honoring Urban League’s Youth Education and Leadership Programs. Wells Fargo is the sponsor of the award and proud to recognize this outstanding program. Thomas Warren, President/CEO, will be accepting the award on behalf of the Urban League.  Read more here.


The 2018 Can Do Hope award is honoring Ivan Gilreath, President and CEO of Boys & Girls Club of the Midlands.  Gallup is the sponsor of the award and is recognizing Ivan for his outstanding leadership and embodiment of a 'can do' attitude in our community.  Read more here.


The 2018 Can Do Mentor award, sponsored by First National Bank of Omaha, is honoring Amanda Clark.  Amanda has been a volunteer at Kids Can for a number of years and is currently a mentor to Alannah. She urges everyone to become a mentor because you have nothing to lose and everything to gain from new experiences and new relationships.  Read more here.



Raffle tickets are now available for purchase - $20 each or 6 for $100.   There are five great packages to choose from!   Click here for more info.




Interested in becoming a sponsor?  You can purchase directly here, or download the sponsorship form or contact Cindy Oelke at 402-731-6988 or and show your can do spirit!

Special Thanks to our current sponsors listed below:

Can Do Sponsors:

  • Bellevue University
  • First National Bank of Omaha
  • Gallup
  • Union Pacific
  • Wells Fargo

Good Neighbor Sponsors:

  • Baird Holm
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Tenaska

Best Friend Sponsors:

  • Al Thelan & Sandy Maass
  • American National Bank
  • Bland & Associates
  • Borsheims
  • Bridges Trust
  • C&A Industries
  • Deloitte
  • Five Points Bank
  • Holland Basham Architects
  • Home Instead
  • Izsam
  • Lincoln Financial Group
  • Lockton
  • Lockwood Development
  • Lozier Corporation
  • Marcotte Insurance
  • Morrissey Engineering
  • Mutual of Omaha
  • Mutual of Omaha Bank
  • Olsson Associates
  • OPPD
  • Project Control
  • RDG Planning & Design
  • Scheels
  • Security National Bank
  • TD Ameritrade
  • University of Nebraska - Omaha

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