From providing scholarships to University of Nebraska at Omaha for young aspiring professionals to serving on the board for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation and the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, you will always find members of the Harrison Financial Services team seeking out new ways to positively impact their community. Below is a list of a few of our favorite ways we give back.
The Salvation Army operates 7,546 centers in communities across the United States. These include food distribution, disaster relief, rehabilitation centers, anti-human trafficking efforts, and a wealth of children's programs. Their work is funded through kettle donations, corporate contributions, and the sale of goods donated to Salvation Army Family Stores. The Harrison Financial Services team, along with Northwestern Mutual of Nebraska, is the premier sponsor of the Salvation Army's Red Kettle Run each fall. Since starting the partnership in 2011, we have helped raise over 100,000 food items in support of local pantries.
The Omaha Estate Planning Council is the preeminent local, professional estate planning organization which exists to foster the study, education and discussion of estate planning amongst its members and to promote the effective cooperation amongst the top estate planning professionals in the wider Omaha estate planning community. Tim is a Past-President and helped bring in nationally recognized leaders in the estate planning and financial industry to speak on topics relevant to the community. Tim is a current board member and both Seth and Jack are current members of the council.
Since its inception in 1908, the University of Nebraska Omaha has been firmly anchored in the community, forging partnerships with business, education, government, arts and civic organizations. UNO has long set the pace for accessible higher education in Nebraska and continues to offer an academically rigorous experience to a diverse student body. Tim is part of the Chancellor's Club, has served on the Advisory Board, and Tim & Traci give a fullride scholarship to a College of Business Administration student who is majoring in Finance and Investing every year.
The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation is a nonprofit donor-supported organization dedicated to attacking cystic fibrosis from every angle. Their focus is to support the development of new drugs to fight the disease, improve the quality of life for those with CF, and ultimately to find a cure. Seth currently sits on the board of the Omaha chapter and takes part in the annual Breath of Hope event as a committee member. Each year the event has raised in excess of $100,000 to support the mission of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.
The Boy Scouts of America is one of the nation's largest and most prominent values-based youth development organizations. The BSA provides a program for young people that builds character, trains them in the responsibilities of participating citizenship, and develops personal fitness. Tim serves on the Board of Trustees and as a member of the Investment Committee. He also has taught the "Personal Finance Merit Badge" to Scouts working toward their Eagle Scout.
For over 90 years, the United Way of the Midlands and their donors have made lasting changes in the lives of individuals and families in the Omaha metropolitan area. Tim is a current member of the Tocqueville Society.
We also support the following organizations