Get to Know Us

Get to Know Us

We are a non-profit foundation based in Kearney, Nebraska that is dedicated to making changes in the hopes of creating a more positive and healthy community. After losing McKenna Rae Johnson, it became clear that we needed to do our part to help recognize mental illness and open up the conversation to make our world a little more hopeful.

Get Involved

Get Involved

There’s no such thing as too much help, and there are endless ways to get involved. Your help can be as little as just being kinder to those around you – or as big as donating and volunteering. We believe that everyone can do more. If you’re interested in being a part of our mission, we’d love to have you. Our upcoming events can be found here!

Get Help

Get Help

Finding help should not be scary or difficult for anyone. This foundation is here for people dealing with the realities of mental illnesses, bullying, and more. If you’re concerned about yourself or someone in your life, it is important to speak up. Do not go quietly into the night, make some noise – we want to hear it. You can save a life.

Our mission here at McKenna’s Rae of Hope is simple:

The mission of McKenna’s Rae of Hope Foundation is to prevent suicide by fostering awareness, resilience and social change.



Join us at our 2022 Moxie Gala!

For more information visit our Gala event page

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Contact Us

phone: Todd Schirmer, 308.627.3033
address: P.O. Box 1833, Kearney, NE 68848

Be kind for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle

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