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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 >>




CSI Legacy Society Members 

*Indicates Inaugural Class 2012

Rev. N. Dwain & Virgina Acker Lea Morrison
Donnette Janda Borcherding & Tom Borcherding Rev. Brian & Cali Page
Shirley (dec'd) & Don Brewer Phil (dec'd) & Jan Schenck
Russ & Kathryn Cranston* Rev. Judith A. Short
Trudi Crosby Cheryl Smith*
Paul E. & Ruth Warden Few* Mary Ann (dec'd) & Ron Sorensen
Wanda & Mike Gottschalk* Art & Michelle Swoboda
Drs. Robert (dec'd) & Susan Hassmiller Cathy Tibbels
Morgan & Walter Hecht* Donna Tubach-Davis & Stephen A. Davis*
Melanie Hecker Anonymous (9)
Heidi L. Hirschbach
Judy A. Hunt
Barbara E. Johnson

Julie & Roger Keaton
Carolyn Kinton
Edward "Ned" Kirklin*
Howard & Donna Lefler
Caren Lillie
Rebecca Z. & Michael W. McNeil*
Kenneth W. Moore*


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

Cali Page
Legacy Giving Coordinator

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