WoodmenLife, founded in 1890 and headquartered in Omaha, NE, is a different kind of insurance company: we're not for profit. We give back revenues to our members, not investors, in the form of refunds and benefits. We also give back on a local level through chapters that help us lead community service projects you care about. WoodmenLife provides benefits and programs to more than 700,000 member customers across the nation. These programs, such as summer camp for our younger members and recreational programs for seniors, enrich lives and strengthen the bonds of family, friendship and community. Other benefits help people in time of need, like people affected by natural disasters or who have been diagnosed with certain illnesses. WoodmenLife also employs more than 1,500 associates in markets throughout the country, and in Omaha. To learn more about WoodmenLife, visit woodmen.org.
How Peregrine Falcons Came to the WoodmenLife Tower
In the 1950s, the peregrine falcon population plummeted. The species was placed on the endangered list as scientists bred peregrines in captivity and released them into wild areas. Some of these birds migrated to skyscrapers in eastern cities. As cliff dwellers, peregrine falcons flourished in urban settings, where tall buildings are plentiful. An abundance of pigeons and starlings supplied the falcons’ diet. Biologists recognized this adaptation to city buildings and began releasing them on urban rooftops. In 1988, the Nebraska Peregrine Falcon Project released a pair of peregrine falcons atop the WoodmenLife Tower, which was the tallest building in downtown Omaha at the time.
For inquiries concerning WoodmenLife's Peregrine Falcon project, 25th anniversary activities or educational materials for students, please contact:
Kerry Heinrich, APR
Director, Marketing Communications