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First National Bank of Omaha gives $20K to county organizations

DeKALB — Two DeKalb County organizations received $20,000 from a First National Bank of Omaha community development program.

DeKalb Behavioral Health Foundation and Kishwaukee College received $10,000 each from the program.

DeKalb Behavioral Health Foundation assists people with a mental health diagnosis to secure and sustain employment, according to a news release.

Kishwaukee College, in Malta, received a $10,000 grant to provide tuition for students pursuing specific non-credit, short-term training programs.

The purpose of the $75,000 in grants is to enable about 1,425 people to be more self-sufficient, the release said.

“We are committed to helping individuals live prosperous lives,” said Alec Gorynski, vice president of community development and corporate philanthropy.

First National Bank of Omaha has awarded a total of $1.04 million in community development grants to 58 organizations in Nebraska, Iowa, Colorado, Illinois, Kansas and South Dakota, according to the release.

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