The Omaha World-Herald demonstrates its commitment to readers by supporting education, encouraging conservation of natural resources and giving back to the community. The World-Herald is a top contributor to arts and education among Omaha businesses. We are one of the largest per capita contributors to the United Way of the Midlands.


The World-Herald sponsors events such as:

  • The Midwest Spelling Bee
    Each spring nearly 80 of the top spellers from Nebraska and western Iowa earn the right to compete in the Omaha World-Herald Midwest Spelling Bee by winning their county or district bees. The winner of the Midwest Spelling Bee receives an all-expense-paid trip to Washington, D.C to compete against champion spellers from across the country in the Scripps National Spelling Bee. The Omaha World-Herald has been the primary sponsor since 1929.
  • College World Series
    For more than 50 years, the newspaper has been a major sponsor of the College World Series in Omaha. This nationally televised event brings more than 200,000 fans to the city each year.
  • World-Herald Fireworks Night
    For 32 years, The World-Herald has presented a world-class fireworks show in cooperation with TD Ameritrade’s College Home Run Derby. The event draws fans to the ballpark and surrounding areas to see the metro’s largest annual 4th of July show.
  • Other World-Herald sponsored events include The Midlands International Auto Show.