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Giving Spirit

20 years of celebrating the spirit of Omaha

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Heralding how the giving community addresses myriad needs is what Hoig and her staff have done for a living for two decades. Being on the other end of things took some getting used to.

“It was something I didn’t really know how to handle at first,” she said. “I’m used to being the one who says, ‘How can we help?’ Now I was on the flip side of having people reach out to me. I actually learned through this, that receiving gracefully is a gift you actually give people. By not receiving we’re denying the person who’s giving to us.”

The expression of concern gave her a new perspective on the value of her own work and mission, and most importantly, the value of the giving community her publications have celebrated for the past 20 years.

“It’s funny how it takes a catastrophe to affirm that what you’re doing has made a difference, especially for those who are making a difference themselves. Out of this whole situation that was the biggest gift I could have ever received.”




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