ATKINSON – During the 2019 Atkinson Hay Days celebration, Atkinson Community Foundation Fund (ACFF) placed buckets around the community.  Individuals had the opportunity to “enter” their name for a chance to gift $100 to a non-profit of their choice.  As a philanthropist group, the fund’s goal was to raise awareness and support to those who donate time, talent and treasure in our local community. Individuals drawn were Karen Thompson, Margaurite Kaup, Margaret Linse, Don Prussa and Beth McClain.  They chose Atkinson-Stuart Ministerial Association, Friends of the Library, Atkinson American Legion and Atkinson Senior Center.

“We are so proud to provide support for all community non-profits as we all have a common goal, the betterment of Atkinson,” said Shannon Olberding, ACFF chair. “Our permanent and unrestricted endowment will be here as long as Atkinson exists, and for projects not yet imagined.”

Community members interested in providing support for ACFF may visit  In addition to gifts of cash, the fund advisory committee is poised to accept gifts of grain and livestock, stock and retirement assets. Gifts may be mailed to: 512 E 5th St., Atkinson, NE 68713

About Atkinson Community Foundation Fund

The Atkinson Community Foundation Fund is dedicated to the improvement and long-term viability of the community. A permanent endowment fund has been established through which only the annual earnings are used for projects. As the endowment grows, so will our quality of life for families today and future generations. The volunteer fund advisory committee works actively to increase charitable giving and award grants to worthwhile organizations that are addressing the emerging needs and future opportunities in our community. ACFF  is an affiliated fund of Nebraska Community Foundation.

About Nebraska Community 


Nebraska Community Foundation unleashes abundant local assets, inspires charitable giving and connects ambitious people to build stronger communities and a Greater Nebraska.


(0) comments

Welcome to the discussion.

Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language.
Don't Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated.
Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything.
Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.
Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article.