Latino Center of the Midlands

Founded in 1971 as a small community center, today the Latino Center of the Midlands is a growing hub of wellness, education, and opportunity. Based in South Omaha, its bilingual team specializes in serving Latino and Latina students, workers, and families throughout the Omaha-Council Bluffs metro area.  The Latino Center has worked with Vic Gutman […]

Rock & Soul Forever Foundation

Launched by Little Steven Van Zandt and the Founders Board of Bono, Jackson Browne, Martin Scorsese, and Bruce Springsteen, The Rock & Soul Forever Foundation’s TeachRock curriculum empowers teachers and engages students by using popular music to create interdisciplinary, culturally responsive education materials for all 21st-century classrooms. Since 2020, VGA has worked closely with RSFF […]

The Rose Theater

VGA has worked with The Rose in a variety of capacities for more than 30 years. From 2004-2007, Vic Gutman served as The Rose’s interim executive director, increasing the theater’s endowment by $13 million and balancing its budget. VGA also developed the theater’s membership program, which increased participation from 480 subscriber families to 3,200 member […]

Girls Incorporated of Omaha

Girls Inc. of Omaha is a youth-serving nonprofit with a mission to inspire all girls to be strong, smart, and bold. With centers in North and South Omaha, a transitional living facility, and a college prep program in Lincoln, Girls Inc. provides over 1,100 girls annually with holistic programming in the areas of academics, health […]

Do Right, Right Now COVID Campaign

As the COVID-19 pandemic swept the nation in 2020, VGA identified a need for a unified, consistent message about prevention measures among media and community partners. Beginning with a partnership with the Douglas County Health Department, the campaign grew to serve the entire state of Nebraska with a message to Do Right, Right Now. In […]

Tri-Faith Initiative & American Muslim Institute

Omaha’s Tri-Faith Initiative was founded in 2006 when community leaders of Jewish, Christian, and Muslim faiths agreed to co-locate their houses of worship on a shared campus. Today, Temple Israel, the American Muslim Institute (AMI), and Countryside Community Church have realized that early vision. Their places of worship share common ground and embody the Tri-Faith […]

City of Omaha Celebrates America

This 30+ year tradition risked cancellation for lack of funding in 2019. VGA was brought in to save the event in mid-April of 2019 and the full-scale event took place, on schedule, at the end of June. Even though VGA received no official files or information from the prior event organizers, the team jumped in […]

Immigrant Legal Center — Food Truck World Tour

VGA came on board for this first-year event in 2015 after the Immigrant Legal Center (formerly Justice For Our Neighbors) found themselves without an event manager 2.5 months before the event was to take place. It was determined that very little work had been completed but VGA moved quickly to secure the necessary food trucks, […]

Omaha Summer Arts Festival

VGA co-founded the Omaha Summer Arts Festival and has worked closely with the Festival’s volunteer board of directors to produce and manage the event since its inception in 1975. Over its history, the Omaha Summer Arts Festival has attracted more than 2.5 million visitors and generated more than $15 million in the sales of art. The […]

Omaha Farmers Market

In 1994, VGA helped lead a successful initiative to bring a public market to the historic Old Market District in collaboration with Omaha Mayor P.J. Morgan and Old Market “founder” Sam Mercer and the Mercer family. For the past three decades, the popular Omaha Farmers Market has become an Omaha tradition and attracts thousands of […]