1101 South 90th Street
Omaha, NE 68124

Current Projects

The Westside Foundation works closely with the Westside Community Schools Administration in researching potential projects that will impact students and teachers throughout the District.  The projects below have been approved by the District and building leaders.

The Westside Foundation staff works with alumni, current parents of WCS students and community supporters to help fund projects in an impactful way.

If you are interested in supporting a specific that would benefit our students, faculty, and community please contact Erika Conces or Terry Hanna.


Westside Community Schools understands the importance of providing students with the best opportunities to learn and grow. With that goal in mind, the Impacting Excellence Campaign was created, the largest privately funded campaign in the district’s history. This campaign will sustain Westside’s commitment to academics, innovation, wellness, and the Omaha community.

  • Join Westside families and alumni to help us reach our $34M goal.
  • 86% of our goal has been committed!
  • Every gift matters. Your support WILL make a difference!

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Heart of Westside Renovation Project

“You never get a second chance to make a first impression.” Michael Staenberg (Westside High, Class of 72)

Westside High School takes great pride in being a welcoming and inclusive community for all students, staff members, and the greater community. When alumnus Michael Staenberg, an internationally recognized developer and entrepreneur, returned to his alma mater in 2021, he asked to contribute to the welcoming aura he always felt by investing in an updated look for the main entry space and essential hallways. As part of a commitment to student well-being and the district infrastructure, the Westside Foundation and Mr. Staenberg initiated the Heart of Westside Renovation project, funding aesthetic and functional upgrades throughout Westside High School.

The Heart of Westside Renovation project focused on the main foyer and spaces by the auditorium, the school store, the cafeteria, and major hallways, which are the heaviest traveled and most frequently visited sections of our school. That first impression is now one of structural and artistic excellence, mirroring the excellence we strive for every day in all Westside Community Schools.

Summary of The Heart of Westside Renovation Project:

  • LED lighting
  • New paint throughout these spaces to energize the space and provide a clean look
  • New carpet highlighting school colors to enhance the overall feel of the space
  • New professional signage highlighting the school’s brand

Project Budget:

  • $350,000

Project Donors:

  • Michael Staenberg (‘ 72) – Lead Donor
  • Westside Foundation
  • Anonymous
  • Stephanie (Abraham) Hirsch
  • Bob Howard (Storz Foundation)
  • Marcia Angle and Mark Trustin
The Pantheon
Warrior Student IT Help Desk

Project Summary:

The new student-run IT help desk is designed to offer our students the opportunity to gain skills related to technology and troubleshooting. The new space was designed, named and is staffed by students. This IT center replaced the business office and is adjacent to the cafeteria. The main goal is to provide our students with valuable work experience and transferable skills in a professional office space.

Project Budget:

  • $90,000

Project Donors:

  • Kelley Family – Lead Donor
  • Westside Foundation
Past Projects

We are excited to have funded 100% of these projects listed below through the generous support of alumni, parents of Westside students, friends of the Westside community and corporate support in Omaha.

  • ACT Prep
  • Athletic Hallway
  • Bob Sturm Welcome Center
  • Champions Plaza
  • Family Resource Center
  • Grow Our Own Fund
  • Instrumental Lesson Fund
  • Louis Miloni Legacy Fund
  • Music Lesson Fund
  • NFM Entrepreneurship Program
  • Para to Teacher Fund
  • Seline Softball Complex
  • Tangdall Court
  • The Swede Golf Center
  • VMPA Trailer
  • Welding and Fabrication Center
  • Westside Baseball Stadium Project
  • Hundreds of grants supporting the various programs and initiatives throughout the high school, middle school and ten elementary schools in District 66.