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Pacific Life Foundation Grants $209,500 to 29 Local
Nonprofit Organizations and Schools in Greater Omaha

Omaha, Neb. (Feb. 3, 2014) – The Pacific Life Foundation announced today that 21 nonprofit agencies and eight K-12 schools serving the greater Omaha, Nebraska area will receive a total of $209,500 in grants. Throughout the United States, the Pacific Life Foundation will contribute $6 million in grants during 2014, a seven percent increase from 2013, and the largest annual amount provided by the Foundation since its inception in 1984. A large number of the grants are directed toward agencies supporting Omaha communities, where a significant number of Pacific Life employees live and work.

The Pacific Life Foundation’s 2014 grants will focus on supporting the areas of arts and culture; civic, community, and environment; education; and health and human services. 2014 grants will be awarded to the following nonprofit organizations in Nebraska.

  Organization Name Amount   Program  
  American Red Cross,
Nebraska/SW Iowa Region
$10,000
  Disaster Services  
  Assistance League of Omaha $5,000
  Operation School Bell Program  
  Autism Action Partnership $6,000
  Social Skills Program  
  Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Midlands $10,000
  Mentoring Children of Prisoners Program  
  Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Omaha $10,000
  Microbusiness Training and Development Program  
  Child Saving Institute, Inc. $10,000
  Bridging the Gap for Low-Income Childcare Clients Program  
  Habitat for Humanity of Omaha, Inc. $10,000
  Student Build Program  
  Hope Center for Kids, Inc. $10,000
  Hope Employment and Learning Academy  
  Hope Medical Outreach Coalition $10,000
  Referral Coordinator Program  
  Joslyn Art Museum $10,000
  Engaging the Community Program  
  Kids Can Community Center $10,000
  General Operating Support  
  Omaha Area Youth Orchestra $7,500
  2014 Side-By-Side Program and Concert  
  Omaha Community Playhouse $7,500
  General Operating and Lighting Project  
  Omaha Film Festival $10,000
  2014 Omaha Film Festival and Conference  
  Omaha Performing Arts Society $10,000   General Operating Support  
  Omaha Zoo Foundation $10,000   Omaha Zoo and Aquarium Preschool Program  
  Together, Inc. of Metropolitan Omaha $5,000   First Stop Program  
  Volunteers Assisting Seniors $10,000   Guardian and Conservator Support Program  
  Women's Center for Advancement $10,000   Legal Services Program  
  Youth Care & Beyond, Inc. $10,000   General Operating Support  
  Youth Emergency Services, Inc. $10,000   General Operating Support  


In addition, the Foundation’s 3T’s of Education program will contribute grants to K-12 schools where there are concentrations of children or grandchildren of Pacific Life employees. A 3T’s of Education grant must be designated in one of the following areas: Teacher Training, Textbooks, or Technology. The eight schools that will be awarded with a 2014 3T’s of Education grant are:

• Bellevue Elementary (Bellevue)
• Conestoga High (Murray)
• Millard West High (Omaha)
• Omaha Central High (Omaha)
• Omaha North High (Omaha)
• Saint James Seton Elementary (Omaha)
• Westside High (Omaha)
• Wilma Upchurch Elementary (Omaha)

Annual funding of grants allows the Pacific Life Foundation to support a broad spectrum of community needs by partnering with nonprofit agencies that serve a specific geographic area. Contributions are made primarily to the communities with large concentrations of Pacific Life employees. Currently, Pacific Life has 285 employees working in its regional business center in Omaha, Nebraska. The Pacific Life Good Guys, an employee volunteer program, volunteered at 16 nonprofit events within the greater Omaha area throughout 2013.

For a complete listing of the 2014 grant awards and additional details about the Foundation’s programs, please visit www.PacificLifeFoundation.com.

About Pacific Life and the Pacific Life Foundation
The Pacific Life Foundation was established in 1984. Together with Pacific Life, the Foundation has contributed more than $77.9 million to community and national nonprofit organizations. Grants are made to organizations that address a broad spectrum of social needs.

Offering insurance since 1868, Pacific Life provides a wide range of life insurance products, annuities, and mutual funds, and offers a variety of investment products and services to individuals, businesses, and pension plans. Pacific Life counts more than half of the 100 largest U.S. companies as its clients. For additional company information, including current financial strength ratings, visit www.PacificLife.com.

Pacific Life refers to Pacific Life Insurance Company and its affiliates, including Pacific Life & Annuity Company. Client count as of May 2013 is compiled by Pacific Life using the 2013 FORTUNE 500® list.