thanking our community partners
A Community Effort
Lincoln Vital Signs is a collaborative project made possible by the efforts of
numerous organizations and leadership.
This study relies heavily on the vision and expertise of many individuals and organizations. We gratefully acknowledge the support and expertise of the Funders and Advisory Council members.
The following organizations contributed leadership and financial support:
- Acklie Charitable Foundation
- Ameritas Life Insurance Corp.
- Buffett Early Childhood Fund
- City of Lincoln – Mayor’s Office
- Community Health Endowment
- Cooper Foundation
- Foundation for Lincoln Public Schools
- Lancaster County
- Lincoln Chamber of Commerce
- Lincoln Community Foundation
- Nebraska Children and Families Foundation
- Nelnet Foundation
- Olsson Family Foundation
- Peter Kiewit Foundation
- Sherwood Foundation
- United Way of Lincoln and Lancaster County
- University of Nebraska Foundation
- Woods Charitable Fund
This report would not have been possible without the generous contributions of data and expertise from additional individuals and organizations. The authors maintain full responsibility for any errors in data or representation.
The following individuals assisted in the collection, analysis, or presentation of this report:
Alyssa Allen, Tammy Stevenson – The Bridge Behavioral Health
Jason Ball – Lincoln Chamber of Commerce
Eric Buchanan – The Buffett Early Childhood Fund
Adelle Burk, T.J. McDowell Jr. – City of Lincoln – Mayor’s Office
Deb Fiddelke – University of Nebraska–Lincoln
Katie Flood, Clair Lindquist – Lincoln Police Department
Alec Gorynski, Michelle Paulk – Lincoln Community Foundation
Victoria Grasso – Cooper Foundation
Brian Hastings – University of Nebraska Foundation
Morgan Hermanek, Lori Seibel – Community Health Endowment of Lincoln
Sara Hoyle – Lancaster County
Halley Kruse – Acklie Charitable Foundation
Meagan Liesveld – United Way of Lincoln and Lancaster County
Betty Medinger, Mary Jo Pankoke – Nebraska Children and Families Foundation
Luke Peltz – Lincoln Partnership for Economic Development
Liz Ring Carlson – Ameritas Life Insurance Corp.
Erin Rourke – Region V Systems
Nicole Vint –Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services
Teresa Wanser-Ernst – Lincoln Public Schools
Tom Woods – Woods Charitable Fund
Michelle Zych – Sherwood Foundation
A NEw Approach to interacting with Data
For the Lincoln Vital Signs report, we worked closely with the Office of Institutional Effectiveness and Analytics at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Their mission is to facilitate and support research and analytics needs utilizing software for creating interactive data visualization.