St. Edward

Community Center fund total passed $239,000 this week

St. Edward Community Center fund drive made another big gain this week, growing by $7,000 to a new total of $239,233 as of Monday, Jan. 6.
The additional funds came from seven additional donors.
This leaves just $60,767 to be raised to meet the $300,000 goal for the project.
Total cost of the community center project is estimated at $1.3 million.
St. Edward voters passed a special one-half-cent city sales tax measure in February to fund up to $460,000 of the construction cost over 20 years. The additional half-cent sales tax began July 1.
Community members, alumni and friends of St. Edward can donate online. An account has been established through the Nebraska Community Foundation for those who would like to donate to the project.
Interested donors can go to the Nebraska Community Foundation’s website at
To donate directly, click on the red highlighted area titled “Donate To This Fund.” A list titled “Purpose” will show up.
Select “St. Edward Community Center Account” toward the bottom of this list and proceed with your donation. Donations can be made via credit or debit card. Credit cards accepted include American Express, Discover, MasterCard and VISA.
This fund can also accept gifts of grain or livestock. These donations must be dedicated prior to their sale. Those who wish to donate in this way can contact Dean Hamling at 402-649-0344.
Others available to contact about donations are Tony Kurtenbach, 402-948-0591, or Cindy Stephens at St. Edward Floral, 402-678-3334.