Orphans and Widows of Omaha is a 501 (C) 3 non-profit corporation operating within the greater Omaha area, organized in 2014 and incorporated in 2017. 


 We are a volunteer organization, and 100% of all proceeds go directly to our beneficiaries.


Using our local network of volunteers, we provide Skills 4 Life activities, and create enrichment opportunities in the lives of young adults and widows, in our communities, state, and country. We collaborate with both non-profit and for profit organizations in the greater Omaha area.    






Jane Gommermann

Founder & President



Working Board

Joan Cooper Secretary



Kris Whisenhunt.





Margaret Campbell. Med 

Board Member



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Kelly Travaille

Board Member



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Richard Gommermann

Board Member





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Schalisha Walker

Board Member



Cornelius Levering

Board Member


Crystal Wessel

Board Member



Our Mission

The Mission of Orphans and Widows of Omaha is to provide opportunities to the orphaned and widowed of Omaha to achieve self-sufficiency, find a community of support, and build a foundation for long-term well-being. 


Our Values


Trust — We are committed to policies and practices that ensure and enhance trustworthy partnerships in support of Orphaned and Widowed.


Encourage —  We encourage individuals to pursue goals in education, vocation and provide service to others 


Community — We partner with families and communities, seeking to understand and support the individual needs, issues and concerns of our youth and widowed.


Integrity — We honor each person and their choices, in a respectful, honest and ethical way in all situations.

“For the God who calls you is faithful, and He can be trusted to make it so.” 

— 1 Thessalonians 5:24