The Omaha Community Foundation is pleased to share in the announcement that Kali Baker will be honored posthumously at the 2021 Women’s Center for Advancement’s (WCA) annual Tribute to Women. Kali’s honor will be the first posthumous award for WCA.

Kali passed away in October 2020 from cancer. She had worked at the Omaha Community Foundation for the last 13 years of her career, most recently serving as our Vice President of Community Investment.

Each year, the WCA holds this event to spotlight deserving women whose work, dedication, and commitment have grown and shaped women and girls in Omaha. This describes Kali.

Throughout her 14-years at OCF, Kali launched Omaha Gives, the community’s 24-hour celebration of giving, and developed The Landscape, a comprehensive community-indicator project incorporating policy and data.

Kali was also a committed community volunteer, serving on the boards of Spark Community Development Intermediary, The Union for Contemporary Art, Nebraska Friends of Foster Children, on the Community Development Committee for Film Streams, and as a founding organizer of VOICE.

Outside of her role at the Foundation, Kali was a beloved daughter, sister, aunt, friend, partner, avid hiker, and proud dog mom to Odin and Wolfie. Her family has set up the Kali Baker Memorial Fund in her honor at OCF.

Through Tribute to Women, the WCA has recognized and honored more than 300 amazing woman leaders, teachers, great thinkers, impact-makers and movers and shakers over the last 33 years.

We invite you to join the Foundation in watching and honoring Kali’s life and commitment to this community at noon on June 15.

More details about the virtual event can be found here.