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This document is dated June 19, 2013. It may not be accurate after such date and LNC does not undertake to update or keep it accurate after such date.
   
 

Lincoln Foundation Strengthens Omaha Education
14 Local Nonprofits Receive Grants

Omaha, Neb., June 19, 2013 — Lincoln Financial Foundation is helping to strengthen educational programming in Omaha through $217,500 in recent grants to 14 local nonprofit agencies. These grants are a portion of more than $846,600 in charitable funds the foundation has allocated for Omaha in 2013.

Lincoln Financial awarded the YMCA of Greater Omaha $25,000 for its Y-Teens Afterschool Mentoring programs in low-income areas of Omaha. These programs provide mentors, homework space and tutoring, as well as enrichment activities and peer discussion groups. Y-Teen mentors work closely with students to increase academic success, high school graduation rates and personal skills. Y-Teen programs also help students focus on developing and enhancing their natural leadership ability.

Other education grants awarded include:

  • $25,000 to Child Saving Institute for its Independent Living Skills program, which equips youth ages 16-19, who are at risk of aging out of foster care, with knowledge, skills and a support system to graduate from high school and live independently.
  • $25,000 to Durham Museum for its Scholars in Residence Education Series, supporting national heritage months, and for the Goose Bumps! The Science of Fear exhibition.
  • $25,000 to Omaha Children's Museum to support field trips to the museum for Title 1 schools to facilitate hands-on learning.
  • $18,000 to Junior Achievement to support financial literacy programs in elementary schools.
  • $15,000 to Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Midlands for community-based mentoring for children at risk of academic failure.
  • $15,000 to Girls Incorporated of Omaha for GirlSTART, a literacy program for girls in kindergarten through second grade.
  • $12,500 to Heartland Family Service for the Ready in 5 program to help refugees and caregivers prepare pre-kindergartners for success in school.
  • $12,000 to Completely Kids to support academic enrichment programs with a service learning component for at-risk youth.
  • $10,000 to Fontenelle Nature Association for its Environmental Expeditionary Learning Initiative, providing students in grades 2-6 with courses at the Fontenelle Forest Nature Center or the Neale Woods Nature Center.
  • $10,000 to Girl Scouts, Spirit of Nebraska, for My Summer Place, a summer camp program for girls entering grades 1-9.
  • $10,000 to Kids Can Community Center to increase training and assessment tools for teachers and to fund new curricula that focuses on STEM (science, technology, engineering and math).
  • $7,500 to Nebraska Humanities Council for its Prime Time Family Reading Time program, which includes reading, discussion and storytelling to improve reading and comprehension skills of at-risk youth.
  • $7,500 to Partnership for Kids for its summer enrichment and leadership program for middle and high school students.

About Lincoln Financial Foundation
The Lincoln Financial Foundation, established in 1962, is a nonprofit organization formed and supported by Lincoln Financial Group. Under Lincoln Foundation guidelines, grants are made in the areas of arts, education, human services and economic/workforce development. The Lincoln Foundation awarded $846,600 to support nonprofits in Omaha in 2012. Since 2006, the Lincoln Financial Foundation has contributed more than $3.88 million to Omaha-area nonprofits.

About Lincoln Financial Group
Lincoln Financial Group has set aside almost $10 million of its pre-tax earnings for charitable causes that support philanthropic endeavors in the communities where its employees work. Lincoln Financial Group is the marketing name for Lincoln National Corporation (NYSE:LNC) and its affiliates. With headquarters in the Philadelphia region, the companies of Lincoln Financial Group had assets under management of $186 billion as of March 31, 2013. Through its affiliated companies, Lincoln Financial Group offers: annuities; life, group life, disability and dental insurance; employer-sponsored retirement plans; savings plans; and comprehensive financial planning and advisory services. For more information, including a copy of our most recent SEC reports containing our balance sheets, please visit www.LincolnFinancial.com.

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Byron Champlin
603-226-5554
E-mail: Byron.Champlin@LFG.com



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