Dolly Parton's Imagination Library Sponsors


Imagination Library Sponsors

Thank you, sponsors, for helping children ages 0-5 build a library of their own even before entering kindergarten! Not only does your sponsorship change a child's life, but it also grows your brand by gaining exposure to Heartland United Way’s volunteers and corporate partners, and it supports causes and initiatives that improve the lives of our most vulnerable neighbors. Thank you for investing in our communities.

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  • Frank M. and Alice M. Farr Trust

  • Earl & Maxine Claussen Charitable Trust

  • St. Mark's Lutheran Church

  • Principal

  • St. Paul Public Schools

  • Fox Construction, Inc.

  • Roberts Pump & Supply Co., Inc.


2022 Imagination Bacon Sponsors

Whole Hog Sponsor ($5,010)

  • Fonner Park


Razorback Sponsors ($2,550)

  • Nebraska Pork Producers Association

  • Nebraskaland Distributors

  • Copy Cat Printing & Signs

  • Nebraska State Fair

  • The Grand Island Independent

  • GI Family Radio


Lil' Pig Sponsors ($1,050)

  • Sam's Club

  • Edward Jones

  • Equitable Bank

  • CNH Industrial

  • US Bank

  • FNIC

  • Eakes

  • Roses For You

  • Eagle Distributing

  • Melodee Anderson (In Loving Memory of my late hubby Roger Anderson and my grandson Cole Anderson)

Ham Hock Sponsors ($510)

  • Gentle Dental Care

  • Grand Island Clinic

  • AMGL - CPA's & Advisors

  • Baasch Welding 

  • Home Federal Bank

  • Nebraska Truck Center, Inc.

  • Hornady

  • AGI

  • Bryan Physician Network

  • Northwestern Energy

  • GIX Logistics

  • CHI Health St. Francis

  • Grand Island Surgery Center

  • Middleton Electric, Inc.

  • Tom Wieck Realty & Auction

  • Nielsen's Processing and Retail Meats

  • Abante Marketing

  • Helgoth's Pumpkin Patch

Imagination Bacon Entrance 2022

Imagination Bacon - Bacon & Brews for Books is a bacon and brew fest featuring local craft brew, wine, and non-alcoholic beverage samples alongside unique bacon-inspired appetizers.

In 2022, the event brought in $40,027 after selling 512 tickets! All proceeds from Imagination Bacon benefit the Heartland United Way Dolly Parton Imagination Library Program to ensure all children start kindergarten with a library of their own! This event has sponsored 10,021 local children. With your support and generous heart, children in Hall, Hamilton, Howard, and Merrick Counties receive FREE books to build a library of their own prior to entering kindergarten. In 2022, 3,645 children were served in the program.