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We believe in the power of opportunity and optimism. Join us in investing in the good life for kids.

We’ve Seen the Power of Potential

Every child has potential, but not every child has the opportunity to realize it. When their opportunity is enlarged, their potential grows with it.

Why are we so optimistic about this? Because we see it every single day. Our grant and scholarship dollars affect countless young people whose potential has been limited by challenges. When we replace challenges with opportunity, we change lives. And that changes the world.

Please Donate Today


You can make a difference right now that will quite literally last a lifetime. Won’t you please support the Snow-Redfern Foundation today?

If you’re ready to join us, you can Donate Now. If you want to know more about how to donate, you can learn about options including Monthly Giving, Planned Giving, Endowment, and Appreciated Stock in our Ways to Give section.

We will be proud to welcome you as a new supporter, and you will find yourself in the best of company. Learn more about our other Supporters here.

Charitable Giving, the Cowboy Way

The 20,000-acre Snow ranch in the Nebraska Sandhills was the catalyst for creating an ongoing legacy of giving, and this legacy continues to grow through the bequests and gifts of those that share the belief that kids need a home, encouragement, and training to create a better future.

With our “cowboy roots,” we have partnered with many cowboys, who inspire the notion of offering assistance and coming to the aid of kids!

Roy Rogers once said, “A cowboy is as good as they come. He is a straight shooter and can sit a horse as if he were born in the saddle. He can yodel like nobody’s business. He walks the straight and narrow in his hand-tooled boots and lives by a code worthy of his white Stetson.”

Like Roy Rogers, our donor community is filled with legends and heroes. What kind of hero are you?

THE LEGEND – $25,000 or more

An individual that shares purpose with others, as demonstrated by their notable support for charitable giving as a mechanism for creating a meaningful legacy. A Legend has donated $25,000 or more to Snow-Redfern Foundation in their lifetime. This includes the cowboys that bequest their estates, appreciated stock, charitable remainders, IRA’s, real estate, etc.

THE TRAIL BOSS – $10,000 – $24,000

Responsible for overseeing the cattle drive to its destination, The Trail Boss is the most highly ranked cowboy on a cattle drive and now leads charitable giving to set an example for others. Trail Bosses have shared between $10,000 and $24,000 with Snow-Redfern over their lifetime.

THE POINT RIDER – $5,000 – $9,000

Riding in front of the herd, determining direction of, and controlling the speed of the cattle drive is the role of the Point Rider. Being observant of the great needs of others, the Point Rider has shared between $5,000 and $9,000 with Snow-Redfern over their lifetime.

THE FLANK RIDER – $2,000 – $4,000

Flank riders ride on each side of the herd, near the rear, to swing riders up and keep the cattle bunched, preventing the back of the herd from fanning out and keeping the herd moving. Through lifetime donations of $2,000 to $4,000, the Flank Riders help ensure funds can be used to support kids.

THE COWBOY – $500 – $1,000

As the Cowboy tends cattle on horseback and performs a multitude of other ranch-related tasks, the role is diverse and necessary to the ranch’s everyday success. As a donor, a Cowboy donates when called upon by sharing lifetime gifts of $500 to $1,000.

IN CAHOOTS – Annual Gifts

As a function of this partnership, company, or band, “those who are in cahoots together” share annual gifts with Snow-Redfern Foundation to help meet the day-to-day needs of children.

There are so many ways your support can change young lives. There are also several convenient ways for you to give.

Your Gift, Your Way

By supporting the Snow-Redfern Foundation through a designated scholarship or grant fund, estate or stock gifts, a memorial, or an unrestricted donation, you can accelerate the pace of change. Whatever your means, whatever your goals, we want to make giving as simple and satisfying as possible. Here are four ways to help you put your intentions into action.

Monthly Giving

This popular option enables you to have a tremendous ongoing impact without making a large one-time donation or dealing with recurring donations. We can help you set up automatic deposits.

Planned Giving

When you include Snow-Redfern Foundation in your will or estate plan, your generosity has an impact now and far into the future. Please join us in helping to continue Snow-Redfern Foundation’s legacy of helping countless young people reach their potential through planned gifts.


Money from an individual retirement account (IRA) can be donated to Snow-Redfern Foundation. What’s more, if you’ve reached the age where you need to take required minimum distributions from your traditional IRAs, you can avoid paying taxes on the money by donating it.

Charitable Remainder Trust

A CRT provides a steady stream of income for you and/or your loved ones and is income that can last for life, or a specific number of years. Upon creating a CRT, you may be entitled to a charitable income tax deduction and when the income stream comes to its scheduled end, the remaining assets in the trust support your favorite nonprofits. CRTs can be funded with a variety of assets, such as cash, stock, real estate, farm equipment and more and gifts often avoid immediate recognition of capital gain.

Appreciated Stock

If you have appreciated stock, the donation you make and the deduction you get may be greater than they would be if you were to sell the shares and donate the cash proceeds instead.

Retirment Assets

For many, our most valuable assets are those held in retirement accounts. Over the past several decades,
you’ve likely been putting money away for retirement. You may discover that you’ve saved more than you
need, giving you more to share.  Retirement assets can make excellent charitable gifts for both the donor and nonprofits.

Life Insurance

New or existing policies can be donated so that you can make affordable gifts over time in the form of premium payments. The ultimate death benefit is often much larger than the total premiums paid, and ongoing premium payments often result in charitable income tax deductions.

Real Estate

Real estate can be used to create a significant charitable legacy. It is one of the most beneficial charitable gifts for both the donor and the nonprofit. The charitable deduction is based on the fair market value of the real estate on the day of the gift, capital gain is typically avoided when given to a nonprofit, real estate can be used to establish many types of gifts, such as a charitable remainder trust or retained life estate, and many types of real estate can be donated, such as residential, commercial, vacation, agricultural and rental properties.

Please contact us to discuss how you can invest in the good life for kids for generations to come through these giving options. If you need guidance to take the first step, our investment partner, Bridges Trust, can help.


Let us introduce you to the outstanding community of leaders, philanthropists, and difference-makers who stand behind us every day.

Albert & Peggy Golden
Ali Wilcox
Alliance Eagle Aerie
Andrew Hunzeker
Barbara Nixon
Bart Brinkman
Bettie Gull
Carrie Meisenheimer
Chas & Ellen Lierk
Cheryl Trumbull
Cheryl Widick
Dan Linn
Dan Morgan
Dave & Tori McVicker
Deloy Titkemeier
Denise Harris
Dennis & Susan Kohlhof
Don Mehling
Donald Heuermann
Donita Felty
Dustin Chester
Eric & Connie Hermann
Gary & Patricia Vandewege
Gene Heath
Glen Haselbarth
Glenda Neban
Iola Louthan
Isabel Annable
Isabel Kinney
Jamie Bright
Janelle Visser
Jared & Melissa Mracek
Jeannie & David Steinbrink
Jeff & Kerry Fisher
Jessica Davies
Jim & Jane Strom
Jim Hagerty
John Adam
John Mike Polk
Johnathan Garwood
Jolene Jensen
Julianne Pacetti
Kenneth & Judy White
Kent Arnold
Kevin & Cynthia Horn
Kevin & Roxi Wilkinson
Kevin Dahlstedt
Leah King
Leslie Shaver
Lester Rix
Linda & James Tate
Linda Tate
Marilyn Ernest
Marina Girard
Marty Mashe
Megan Walter
Mike & Donna Essay
Myra Larsen
Nancy Steele
Nate & Jenny Lanik
Nathan Jaggers
Phillip Nielsen
Ray Arnold
Ray Callan
RC & Karla Bennetts
Rich & Aimee Otto
Rich & Stephanie Farritor
Rob Eirich
Robert Shively
Robyn Iossi
Roger Kruse
Ron Cox
Rowena Gullion
Samuel Bradley
Sara Nicholson-Wilcox
Shari Harris
Stan & Cheryl Bills
Steve & Amy Gullion
Steve & Becki Thomilson
Susan & Troy Unzicker
Sydnee Fortuna
Ted Hempel
Ted Jeary
Tom & Monique Elliot
Tonawanda German
Vincent Travaglini
Wayne & Marybeth Crawford
Wayne Hoffman
Wess Bills
William Goosen

Heroes of the Snow-Redfern Foundation

We’re lucky to know a lot of inspiring people. There are the generations of children we’ve watched grow into adulthood, and there are the talented, compassionate souls who work with them every day. But none of this would be possible without our generous community of donors. Our thanks and gratitude to all of these fine people for their encouragement and support in 2020- 2021.

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