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Peter Kiewit Foundation Grants $250,000 to Lied Lodge & Conference Center Renewal

date 04/16/15



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Arbor Day Foundation Anthony Marek amarek@arborday.org

Contractors, Suppliers and Vendors Collaborate to Make a Difference

Nebraska City, Neb. (April 16, 2015) – The Peter Kiewit Foundation has made a $250,000 grant to the Arbor Day Foundation for their Lied Lodge & Conference Center at Arbor Day Farm nearly nine million dollar Renewal Project.

"Arbor Day Farm in Nebraska City is a wonderful venue. It is a source of inspiration for visiting school children from throughout the region and attracts tourists and guests from around the world," said Peter Kiewit Foundation executive director Jeff Kutash. "Arbor Day Farm makes a difference in Nebraska through conservation and education as well as contributing to regional economic vitality. We are pleased to contribute to the renewal of Lied Lodge & Conference Center."

"The Peter Kiewit Foundation is a valued partner," said Matt Harris, Arbor Day Foundation chief executive. "Thanks to the generous support of the Peter Kiewit Foundation, we are now better able to enhance the experience of educators, students, business leaders, and all visitors to Lied Lodge & Conference Center at Arbor Day Farm as we renew this critical resource for now and into the future."

The Arbor Day Foundation, the largest nonprofit organization dedicated to planting trees, has partnered with various corporate partners, donors, contractors, suppliers and vendors to collaborate on a large-scale, joint renovation project at Lied Lodge & Conference Center at Arbor Day Farm in Nebraska City, Nebraska.

With an emphasis on trees, conservation and stewardship, Lied Lodge & Conference Center serves as a resource for conservation-related organizations, businesses, educators, forestry professionals, members, individuals and other organizations from around the globe wishing to benefit from and enjoy the facility's resources. Lied Lodge's 140 guest rooms, Timber Dining Room, and more than 12,000 square feet of conference facilities are being renovated with sustainable products resulting in up-to-date energy efficiencies. The scope of work includes extensive exterior and interior remodeling.

Lied Lodge remains open and in full operation during the renewal.

To learn more about how to become a partner or make a donation to the project, visit www.arborday.org/renewal.

About the Arbor Day Foundation: The Arbor Day Foundation, founded in 1972 on the centennial of the first Arbor Day, is a million member nonprofit conservation and education organization with the mission to inspire people to plant, nurture, and celebrate trees. The Foundation employs more than 400 people in southeast Nebraska. More information about the Foundation and its programs is available at arborday.org.

About the Peter Kiewit Foundation: Since our founding in 1979, the Peter Kiewit Foundation has awarded over $580 million to support charitable and public purpose projects in Nebraska and a portion of Western Iowa. Inspired by Mr. Kiewit's belief in the importance of hard work, individual opportunity and building community, the Peter Kiewit Foundation is dedicated to creating opportunities for people to live in and help build strong, vibrant communities, achieve economic success, and enjoy a high quality of life. Learn more about our vision and our work to help communities raise the bar at PeterKiewitFoundation.org.

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