To include Child Saving Institute's kids in your estate plans, please contact:

Steve Schmidt
Legacy Giving Coordinator

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Meet the Legacy Society

Members of the Legacy Society have many reasons for including Child Saving Institute in their will (or other plans).

  • Some are continuing a family tradition of caring for CSI’s children. Like the donor who remembers when his mother and others at her church canned fruits and jellies to feed Child Saving Institute children during the Great Depression.
  • Others, adopted from Child Saving Institute as babies, have made their gifts in honor of their loving parents.
  • Some are adoptive parents, thankful for the opportunities Child Saving Institute has given them.
  • Some worked at Child Saving Institute for a time, and want to pave the way for those who will continue their work with Omaha’s vulnerable children.
  • Others still are generous people who care deeply about the well-being of children and trust CSI to continue their commitment to kids for years to come.

Read the stories below of some of our Legacy Society members about why they give, and consider your relationship to CSI. You, too, can become part of the good future for the children Child Saving Institute serves.


Ruth and Paul Few 

It’s not every day you meet a couple with so many meaningful connections to CSI. Ruth’s introduction to the agency occurred when she served her practicum with the agency while completing her Master’s degree in social work in the late 1960s. Read more >>



Ken Moore 

"The reason I got involved in child issues is right on that shelf," he said, pointing to a photograph of a pretty young woman holding a baby. The woman is his daughter, Kristine, whom he and his first wife fostered and later adopted, starting when she was three years old. Read more >>



Wilma and Bob Hauptman 

“We originally got involved because it was part of our church’s mission, but it is part of our personal mission, too—people helping people, serving those who are powerless and have no voice—serving the children." Read more >>



Child Saving Institute’s Legacy Society Members 

Shirley and Don Brewer
Margaret J. and Sam W. Brown*
Kathryn and Russ Cranston*
Trudi Crosby
Donna Tubach-Davis and Stephen A. Davis*
Rev. N. Dwain and Virginia Acker
Ruth Warden and Paul E. Few*
Wanda and Mike Gottschalk*
Drs. Robert and Susan Hassmiller
Wilma E. and Robert W. Hauptman*
Morgan and Walter Hecht*
Heidi L. Hirschbach
Judy A. Hunt
Donnette Janda
Barbara E. Johnson
Carolyn Kinton
Edward, “Ned” Kirklin*
Donna and Howard Lefler


Caren Lillie
Rebecca Z. and Michael W. McNeil*
Kenneth W. Moore*
Lea Morrison
Phillip and Janice Schenck
Reverend Judith A. Short
Cheryl Smith*
Mary Ann and Ron Sorensen
Loretta Thompson*

*Indicates Inaugural Class 2012





To include Child Saving Institute's kids in your estate plans, please contact:

Steve Schmidt
Legacy Giving Coordinator

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