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Supporting a local charity, she said, “felt like a good way to start our marriage off on the right foot.” The couple chose Goodfellows based on the advice of Meghan’s grandmother. It’s one of her favorite charities because none of the money that’s donated is kept for administrative costs. A sign at Evan Porter and Meghan Freeman's wedding informs guests about what Goodfellows, The World-Herald's charity, does in the community. Before the wedding, Meghan’s parents, Todd and Lindsey Freeman of Duluth, Minnesota, donated $500 to Goodfellows in honor of their daughter’s wedding. Meghan and her parents agreed that party favors would have been fun, but that felt frivolous when the money could be used to help others during the holiday season. She said the donation “models the type of citizens we’d like to be.” The couple met through a mutual friend in Omaha in 2005 and stayed friends for a couple of years before they started dating. But then Evan, now the head baseball coach at the University of Nebraska at Omaha, started his baseball career, and Meghan moved to the East Coast to study classics at Yale University. She’s now working on her Ph.D. “We were apart for a couple of years but found our way back to each other,” Meghan said.

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