The Omaha World-Herald demonstrates its commitment to readers by supporting education, encouraging conservation of natural resources and giving back to the community. The World-Herald is a top contributor to arts and education among Omaha businesses. We are one of the largest per capita contributors to the United Way of the Midlands.
Last year, Goodfellows assisted more than 8,500 family members, providing emergency assistance, grocery vouchers for holiday meals and clothing for young people in need. During the 2016 campaign, a record $723,386 was received from 1,800 donors. Because of you, Goodfellows is able to not only provide meals at Christmastime, but also clothing and emergency assistance year-round.
The Master Conservationist program was established in 1983 to recognize those who have excelled in soil and water conservation and protection. The program has been expanded from a production agriculture focus to now include community conservation efforts, as well as youth's efforts in conservation. Current awards focus on recognition of excellence in water management and conservation. Anyone can submit nominations, including self nominations.
Each year, nearly 80 students from Nebraska and western-Iowa compete in the Omaha World-Herald's Midwest Spelling Bee. The students earn the right to compete in the Omaha World-Herald Midwest Spelling Bee by winning their county or district bees.
The winner of the Omaha World-Herald Midwest Spelling Bee receives an all-expenses-paid trip to Washington, D.C. to compete against champion spellers from across the country in the Scripps National Spelling Bee the end of May. The Omaha World-Herald is proud to sponsor The Midwest Spelling Bee since 1929.
Newspaper in Education (NIE) is a long-standing program utilized by schools worldwide to bring the excitement of timely "real-world" learning tools to classroom activities.
For more than 50 years, the newspaper has been a major sponsor of the College World Series in Omaha. This nationally televised event brings more than 200,000 fans to the city each year.
College Home Run Derby and World-Herald Fireworks Show
For 32 years, The World-Herald has presented a world-class fireworks show in cooperation with TD Ameritrade’s College Home Run Derby. The event draws fans to the ballpark and surrounding areas to see the metro’s largest annual 4th of July show.
All the newest cars, trucks and SUVs at the CenturyLink Center for four days only! See, touch and experience the automotive industry's latest and greatest.