2019: Celebrating 25 Years
Mourning Hope exists because every child deserves the opportunity to grieve in a supportive and understanding environment. Because the death of a family member brings financial instability, along with other life-altering changes, our services are available at no cost to participants, and no family is ever turned away. Receiving no government funding or insurance reimbursement, we rely solely on private donations from individuals, businesses, service clubs and foundations.
To continue offering this kind of help for grieving youth in Lincoln and surrounding communities, we need your support. On May 2, 2019, Mourning Hope will host our annual “Hope in the Morning” fundraiser with special guest speaker, Vicki Jay. This invitation-only event brings together business and philanthropic leaders, elected officials, corporate partners, community members and grief professionals for an educational and motivational breakfast.
Please consider joining our amazing corporate partners by sponsoring the 2019 event.
Dave & Terry Hansen
HoriSun Hospice Community Foundation
Pat Clinch Peace Project
Union Bank & Trust
Grafton & Associates
Nebraska Wesleyan University
Abel Foundation Lincoln Pediatric Group
Bryan Health Roper & Sons
CHI Health The Lipson Group
Green's Furnace and Plumbing US Bank
Ron & Chris Harris Valentino's
Frank & Elizabeth Hilsabeck Westgate Bank
Lincoln Orthapaedic Physical Therapy Lenny & Barb Woythaler
Blake & Emmy Anderson Courtyard by Marriott
Deb Buhro Jeff & Judy Greenwald
Butherus, Maser and Love Porridge Papers
Capitol Heating and Air Stonebridge Wealth Management
Complete Children's Health The Copper Kettle
Cornhusker Bank Tom & Sue Tallman
Costco UNICO Group
2019 Guest Speaker: Vicki Jay
Vicki Jay serves as Chief Executive Officer of the National Alliance for Grieving Children. Ms. Jay was founding director of Rays of Hope Children’s Grief Center in Midland, Texas. Her nineteen-year hospice career included End-of-Life Community Education Director and ten years as Founder and Executive Director of Rays of Hope Children’s Grief Center. She is recognized for her role in children’s advocacy and for her strengths in public speaking and community education. Jay has received many awards and much recognition for her work with nonprofits and in the field of bereavement, including the National Jefferson Award for Community Service, a prestigious national recognition honoring community and public volunteerism in America. Recipients are “ordinary people who do extraordinary things without expectation of recognition.” A graduate of Texas Tech University, Jay currently resides in Midland, Texas.