Joel Long Named Executive Director of Children’s Scholarship Fund of Omaha

Children’s Scholarship Fund of Omaha (CSF) ( is excited to announce the recent hire of Joel Long as the new Executive Director. Long joined the Children’s Scholarship Fund of Omaha team on May 1st, 2017.

Prior to accepting the position at CSF, Joel Long served as public relations director for the Omaha World-Herald for the past 14 years, but began his tenure with the newspaper in 1993. He also led the newspaper’s Goodfellows charity program, which provides assistance for local people in need. Long and his wife Lisa have six children.

CSF provides tuition assistance scholarships so children from low-income families can access the private or parochial K-8 education of their choice. CSF is destination neutral; children attend approximately 80 different schools across Omaha and northeast Nebraska. A crucial piece of the CSF program is the commitment it requires from families. Each CSF family must contribute $500 toward their children’s education and their children must achieve a 90% attendance rate. Since 1999, more than 31,000 scholarships have been awarded.

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