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The Child Saving Institute Guild invites you to become a member!

Through the efforts of many impassioned Child Saving Institute Guild members, hundreds of thousands of dollars have been raised through the years to benefit children and families throughout the Omaha metro area. We invite you to join this committed group of volunteers!

The Child Saving Institute Guild serves as a liaison to the community and is a fun and philanthropic way to make friends and make a difference for kids! The Guild’s primary responsibilities include:

  • Enhancing agency awareness
  • Engaging in fundraising projects
  • Recruiting volunteers
  • Securing important financial support for the agency,
  • Participating in other activities as requested by the Child Saving Institute Board of Directors

The Child Saving Institute Guild organizes and volunteers for these events throughout the year:

Cabaret — CSI’s largest fundraiser of the year. The event features a wonderful dinner and great raffle prizes, followed by a hilarious comedy show. Volunteers assist with securing tables, soliciting raffle prizes, decorating the venue, and mailings.

PurseOnalities — Features an engaging keynote speaker and a silent auction of fabulous handbags and accessories. The result is great fun and great funds to support CSI’s programs for kids and families. Volunteers assemble purse packages and assist with event set-up, event check-in, silent auction check-out, and mailings. 

Touch-A-Truck — A free “friend-raiser” held in the fall and open to the public. It features trucks, buses, emergency vehicles, race cars, cranes, snowplows, and other heavy equipment. Each year more than 5,000 families attend this multi-ton extravaganza held just south of 69th & Pacific. Volunteers help with set-up and tear down, direct and assist vehicle drivers, pick up trash, hand out toys and trinkets to the kids, and supervise bounce tents. 

Substitute Santa — A critical program that ensures that CSI’s kids experience the thrill of receiving gifts during the holidays. Volunteers solicit and deliver toys and gift cards to CSI so program staff can “shop” for their client children and families. Volunteers handle inventory, organization and display.

For information on how you can get involved, please contact Anna Willey, 402-504-3664 or awilley@childsaving.org.

2019 Guild Board

Gina Patrick

Seirra Burt
President Elect

Stacey Patterson
Vice President of Membership

Michelle Strawhecker
Assistant Vice President of Membership

Kayla Hadden
Vice President of Fundraising

Leigh Joyce
Recording Secretary

Louise Finkenbinder
Corresponding Secretary

Julie Shaner
Past President/Advisor

Liz Fogle
Karen Granger
Cassandra Hays
Kristen Horn
Laura Kinney
Shelli Klemke
Brenda Kolobara
Cameron Kroll
Theresa Lawson
Micayla Lee
Jennifer Likes
Corrie Loper
Gina McDevitt
Maria Minderman
Regan Muhs
Annie Narzisi

Sara Noonan
Molly O'Tool
Kimberly Parks
Andrea Peterson
Carissa Schrager
Mary Senff
Megan Sgourakis
Katie Staley
Jeannie Swircinski
Kari Tauber
Ann-Marie Tsatos
Heather Vanourney
Meegan Vellek
Gabi Webster
Katy Weisenburger



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