Nonprofit Organization Live Well. Go Fish. Granted 501(c)(3) Tax-Exempt Status.


DECEMBER 20, 2016

David Ruder
Chief Development Officer, Live Well. Go Fish.

Nonprofit Organization Live Well. Go Fish. Granted 501(c)(3) Tax-Exempt Status.

Lincoln, Nebraska – Live Well. Go Fish. is excited to announce it has been granted 501(c)(3) tax-exempt nonprofit status.

“We are thrilled to have this ruling from the IRS,” said David Ruder, founder and Chief Development Officer of Live Well. Go Fish. “This allows us to draw additional support from tax-deductible contributions, donations, and grants to provide boating and fishing activities for senior citizens, veterans, youth, and people with disabilities,” added Chief Executive Officer, Katherine Ruder.

Our initial goal is to fund the purchase of a specially equipped, wheelchair accessible pontoon boat that will enable our guests to safely enjoy the freedom and therapeutic health benefits of being outdoors for boating, fishing, fresh air, and sunshine.

With this boat, we will serve guests who may otherwise not have physical capability, access, opportunity, or means to enjoy these activities: senior citizens who live independently or with assistance, youth, veterans and active military personnel, people with disabilities, people recovering from debilitating injuries, and hospice patients and their families.

Our lake outings are designed to offer volunteers, and guests alike, opportunities for socialization, camaraderie, a sense of purpose and self-worth, and to build community volunteerism. We envision gathering a diverse group of volunteers such as: recently retired active seniors, active and retired military veterans, law enforcement officers, and high school students. Chairman of the Board Jeff Hines says: “I am excited to help bring Live Well. Go Fish. to serve the local community. David and his team are wonderful ambassadors to the outdoors.”

Live Well. Go Fish. will serve the people of Lincoln, Wahoo, and surrounding communities. Fishing and boating outings take place at select area lakes, such as Lake Wanahoo in Saunders County, as it has ideal conditions for our purposes—including easy access to restroom facilities, boat ramps, picnic areas, and great fishing.

About Live Well. Go Fish.

Live Well. Go Fish. brings seniors, youth, veterans, and people with disabilities out of the confines of daily life to enjoy the freedom and therapeutic health benefits of boating and fishing with new faces in outdoor places. For more information, to volunteer, donate to, or support our efforts, please contact David Ruder at