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dick holland • legacy of service

STORY BY HERITAGE SERVICES

for over half a century the metro arts and charitable community has evolved and thrived under the devoted patronage of philanthropic giants dick and the late mary holland, whose impact reflects the size of their hearts.

DICK HOLLAND is a retired advertising executive. He is a graduate of the UNIVERSITY OF OMAHA (now UNO), and along with his LATE WIFE MARY, has been deeply involved in numerous philanthropic efforts benefiting children, education, the arts, and the environment for many years.
 

THE HOLLANDS have been recipients of many awards for their philanthropy including the GOVERNOR’S ART AWARD and the NEBRASKA PHILANTHROPIC AWARD. His support of the community has included the HOLLAND PERFORMING ARTS CENTER, OMAHA SYMPHONY, OMAHA OPERA, JOSLYN ART MUSEUM, PARTNERSHIP FOR OUR KIDS, CHILD SAVING INSTITUTE, HEARTLAND FAMILY SERVICE, WINNER’S CIRCLE, NEBRASKA NATURE CONSERVANCY, UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA MEDICAL CARDIOLOGY RESEARCH LABORATORY, SORRELL CENTER FOR HEALTH SCIENCE EDUCATION, and AVENUE SCHOLARS FOUNDATION among others.
 

Dick is active on the boards of OMAHA PERFORMING ARTS SOCIETY as Vice Chairman, the OPAS FOUNDATION as Vice Chairman, the OPERA FOUNDATION as Vice Chairman, and OMAHA SYMPHONY and WINNER’S CIRCLE. Recently, Dick assumed the role of CHAIRMAN and has joined with others in the community to form BUILDING BRIGHT FUTURES, a comprehensive program and plan to overcome the problems of educating disadvantaged children in DOUGLAS AND SARPY COUNTY. He is also Chairman of the NEBRASKA COALITION FOR LIFESAVING CURES.
 

Dick has expressed reluctance to being recognized, saying that what he is doing is giving back to the community a partial payment for those who educated and supported him. He also expressed his belief that philanthropy is a duty for those with such means. Dick has four children and five grandchildren.

 

 

 

 

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