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Lincoln

 

1010 Lincoln Mall
Ste. 300
Lincoln, NE 68508

402-458-1100 direct
800-432-3216 toll free
402-458-1298 fax

Omaha

 

2285 South 67th St.
Ste. 200
Omaha, NE 68106

402-502-0300 direct
800-432-3216 toll free
402-502-4123 fax

Kearney

 

P.O. Box 2678
214 West 39th Street
Kearney, NE 68848

308-698-5270 direct
800-432-3216 toll free
308-698-5288 fax

 

Staff Directory


Leadership

Brian Hastings

Brian Hastings

President and Chief Executive Officer
402-458-1100 direct
800-432-3216 toll free
brian.hastings@nufoundation.org
Brian has been with the foundation since 2012. With more than 20 years of experience in higher education fundraising, he has broad experience and success ranging from annual giving to principal gifts, including many senior leadership roles.
Mike Bird

Mike Bird

UNO Campus
402-502-4923 direct
800-432-3216 toll free
mike.bird@nufoundation.org
Mike joined the foundation in 2014. Mike has a great passion for education and a strong mix of fundraising, sales, and business development experience in Omaha. In addition, he has been an active volunteer in the Omaha community, and he understands well that UNO's greatest asset is Omaha.
Lori Byrne

Lori Byrne

Central Development
402-502-4920 direct
800-432-3216 toll free
lori.byrne@nufoundation.org
Lori has been with the foundation since 2002. She has a Bachelor of Science in Marketing from the University of Nebraska–Lincoln. Lori enjoys her time at the foundation because she has the privilege of working with some of the most successful, yet humble human beings who believe in higher education and its power to transform lives and our community.
Lucas Dart

Lucas Dart

UNK Campus, UNK Alumni Relations
308-698-5272 direct
800-432-3216 toll free
lucas.dart@nufoundation.org
Lucas joined the foundation in 2002 and left to become the UNK alumni director in 2008. He returned to the foundation as campaign director and associate director of the UNK Alumni Association in 2010. Currently he is vice president of alumni relations and development for UNK. Lucas is a Kearney native and has a Bachelor of Science in Finance from the University of Nebraska at Kearney. He enjoys fostering alumni and friends' connections with UNK and each other and helping donors achieve their philanthropic dreams and goals.
Dorothy Endacott

Dorothy Endacott

Marketing Communications
402-458-1141 direct
800-432-3216 toll free
dorothy.endacott@nufoundation.org
Dorothy has been with the foundation since 2006. She has a Bachelor of Journalism in News Editorial from the University of Nebraska–Lincoln and a Master of Information Management from Emporia State University. Dorothy oversees the foundation's communications department. She received scholarships while attending UNL and she sees working for the foundation as a way to pay those scholarships forward.
Larry Hartley

Larry Hartley

Information Technology
402-458-1107 direct
800-432-3216 toll free
larry.hartley@nufoundation.org
Larry has been with the foundation since 1993. He attended the University of Nebraska–Lincoln and has an Associate of Applied Science in Computer Science degree and an AAS in Mechanics degree from Southeast Community College. As director of the foundation IT department, Larry supports the mission of the foundation by providing a secure and trusted environment for donors and their information. Larry believes everyone should have the opportunity for an education and that student support is very important.
Alicia Haugen

Alicia Haugen

Donor Relations
402-458-1210 direct
800-432-3216 toll free
alicia.haugen@nufoundation.org
Alicia started at the foundation as a part-time phonathon caller in 1991. She joined the organization full time in 1996. She has a Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies and International Affairs from UNL. Alicia works in donor relations and enjoys making donors feel valued for the great things they are doing for the university.
Jason Kennedy

Jason Kennedy

Finance
402-458-1113 direct
800-432-3216 toll free
jason.kennedy@nufoundation.org
Jason has been with the foundation since 1992. He has a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Nebraska Wesleyan University. Jason enjoys the variety of work at the foundation and values the positive impact that gifts given to the foundation have on the university, its students, faculty and programs.
Ben Kriegler

Ben Kriegler

Research and Records Management
402-458-1214 direct
800-432-3216 toll free
ben.kriegler@nufoundation.org
Ben has been with the foundation since 1996. He has a Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology from the University of Nebraska–Lincoln. Ben manages the research and records department at the foundation. He enjoys working with dedicated and passionate people. Ben feels that if he can help people be just a little more successful, well that is satisfying work.
Keith Miles

Keith Miles

General Counsel
402-458-1164 direct
800-432-3216 toll free
keith.miles@nufoundation.org
Keith has been with the foundation since 1987. He has a Bachelor of Journalism in Broadcasting from the University of Nebraska–Lincoln and a Juris Doctor from the University of Nebraska College of Law. As general legal counsel Keith's position at the foundation allows him to wear different hats and he enjoys addressing the issues and identifying the solutions that help donors accomplish their goals of charitable giving.
Clark Rosenlof

Clark Rosenlof

Trustee and Volunteer Relations
402-502-4104 direct
800-432-3216 toll free
clark.rosenlof@nufoundation.org
Clark has been with the foundation since 1990. He has a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Nebraska Wesleyan University and a Master of Public Administration from the University of Nebraska at Omaha. Clark's family has had an association with the university for almost 100 years. Due to this legacy, he considers it a privilege to work with alumni, corporations, foundations and friends in support of the university's mission to change lives and communities across our state and across our country.
Megahn Schafer

Megahn Schafer

Gift Planning (NE, CO and NV Regions)
402-458-1158 direct
800-432-3216 toll free
megahn.schafer@nufoundation.org
Megahn has been with the foundation since 2001. She's an expert in planned giving and has helped hundreds of donors accomplish their philanthropic goals.
Joe Selig

Joe Selig

UNL Campus
402-458-1195 direct
800-432-3216 toll free
joe.selig@nufoundation.org
Joe has been with the foundation since 2003. He has a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of Nebraska–Lincoln.
Lori Shriner

Lori Shriner

Development Operations and Initiatives
402-458-1209 direct
800-432-3216 toll free
lori.shriner@nufoundation.org
Lori came to the foundation as a graduate student in 1986 and rejoined the organization in 1998. She has a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism from Drake University and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Nebraska–Lincoln. She likes being a part of the foundation's work to broaden access to life-changing public education in Nebraska.
Connie Soucie

Connie Soucie

Talent, Culture, and Human Resources
402-458-1228 direct
800-432-3216 toll free
connie.soucie@nufoundation.org
Connie has been with the foundation since 2013. She has a Bachelor of Science in Business Teacher Education from the University of Nebraska–Lincoln. As human resources director she is responsible for recruiting and growing talent, while also ensuring all employees are engaged and successful at their work. She also oversees the functions of benefits, wellness, employee relations and compliance. Connie is a member of the executive leadership team. She enjoys supporting the mission of the university which is to make anyone who attends a better world citizen.
Ben Storck

Ben Storck

Operations and Special Projects
402-458-1197 direct
800-432-3216 toll free
ben.storck@nufoundation.org
Ben joined the foundation in 2013. He has a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from The Ohio State University and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Denver. Ben enjoys working for the foundation because he believes gifts to the University of Nebraska transform lives for the better.
Amy Volk

Amy Volk

UNMC Campus
402-502-4112 direct
800-432-3216 toll free
amy.volk@nufoundation.org
Amy has been with the foundation since 1993. She has a Bachelor of Science in Social Work from Iowa State University and a Master of Arts from Bowling Green State University. She enjoys working at the foundation because she manages an amazing team devoted to UNMC and its donors. She has the opportunity to help donors make their philanthropic dreams come true. And she gets to work with bright, talented and passionate clinicians, researchers and educators who care deeply about the health and wellbeing of others.
 
  • Leadership

    Brian Hastings

    Brian Hastings

    President and Chief Executive Officer
    402-458-1100 direct
    800-432-3216 toll free
    brian.hastings@nufoundation.org
    Brian has been with the foundation since 2012. With more than 20 years of experience in higher education fundraising, he has broad experience and success ranging from annual giving to principal gifts, including many senior leadership roles.
    Mike Bird

    Mike Bird

    UNO Campus
    402-502-4923 direct
    800-432-3216 toll free
    mike.bird@nufoundation.org
    Mike joined the foundation in 2014. Mike has a great passion for education and a strong mix of fundraising, sales, and business development experience in Omaha. In addition, he has been an active volunteer in the Omaha community, and he understands well that UNO's greatest asset is Omaha.
    Lori Byrne

    Lori Byrne

    Central Development
    402-502-4920 direct
    800-432-3216 toll free
    lori.byrne@nufoundation.org
    Lori has been with the foundation since 2002. She has a Bachelor of Science in Marketing from the University of Nebraska–Lincoln. Lori enjoys her time at the foundation because she has the privilege of working with some of the most successful, yet humble human beings who believe in higher education and its power to transform lives and our community.
    Lucas Dart

    Lucas Dart

    UNK Campus, UNK Alumni Relations
    308-698-5272 direct
    800-432-3216 toll free
    lucas.dart@nufoundation.org
    Lucas joined the foundation in 2002 and left to become the UNK alumni director in 2008. He returned to the foundation as campaign director and associate director of the UNK Alumni Association in 2010. Currently he is vice president of alumni relations and development for UNK. Lucas is a Kearney native and has a Bachelor of Science in Finance from the University of Nebraska at Kearney. He enjoys fostering alumni and friends' connections with UNK and each other and helping donors achieve their philanthropic dreams and goals.
    Dorothy Endacott

    Dorothy Endacott

    Marketing Communications
    402-458-1141 direct
    800-432-3216 toll free
    dorothy.endacott@nufoundation.org
    Dorothy has been with the foundation since 2006. She has a Bachelor of Journalism in News Editorial from the University of Nebraska–Lincoln and a Master of Information Management from Emporia State University. Dorothy oversees the foundation's communications department. She received scholarships while attending UNL and she sees working for the foundation as a way to pay those scholarships forward.
    Larry Hartley

    Larry Hartley

    Information Technology
    402-458-1107 direct
    800-432-3216 toll free
    larry.hartley@nufoundation.org
    Larry has been with the foundation since 1993. He attended the University of Nebraska–Lincoln and has an Associate of Applied Science in Computer Science degree and an AAS in Mechanics degree from Southeast Community College. As director of the foundation IT department, Larry supports the mission of the foundation by providing a secure and trusted environment for donors and their information. Larry believes everyone should have the opportunity for an education and that student support is very important.
    Alicia Haugen

    Alicia Haugen

    Donor Relations
    402-458-1210 direct
    800-432-3216 toll free
    alicia.haugen@nufoundation.org
    Alicia started at the foundation as a part-time phonathon caller in 1991. She joined the organization full time in 1996. She has a Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies and International Affairs from UNL. Alicia works in donor relations and enjoys making donors feel valued for the great things they are doing for the university.
    Jason Kennedy

    Jason Kennedy

    Finance
    402-458-1113 direct
    800-432-3216 toll free
    jason.kennedy@nufoundation.org
    Jason has been with the foundation since 1992. He has a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Nebraska Wesleyan University. Jason enjoys the variety of work at the foundation and values the positive impact that gifts given to the foundation have on the university, its students, faculty and programs.
    Ben Kriegler

    Ben Kriegler

    Research and Records Management
    402-458-1214 direct
    800-432-3216 toll free
    ben.kriegler@nufoundation.org
    Ben has been with the foundation since 1996. He has a Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology from the University of Nebraska–Lincoln. Ben manages the research and records department at the foundation. He enjoys working with dedicated and passionate people. Ben feels that if he can help people be just a little more successful, well that is satisfying work.
    Keith Miles

    Keith Miles

    General Counsel
    402-458-1164 direct
    800-432-3216 toll free
    keith.miles@nufoundation.org
    Keith has been with the foundation since 1987. He has a Bachelor of Journalism in Broadcasting from the University of Nebraska–Lincoln and a Juris Doctor from the University of Nebraska College of Law. As general legal counsel Keith's position at the foundation allows him to wear different hats and he enjoys addressing the issues and identifying the solutions that help donors accomplish their goals of charitable giving.
    Clark Rosenlof

    Clark Rosenlof

    Trustee and Volunteer Relations
    402-502-4104 direct
    800-432-3216 toll free
    clark.rosenlof@nufoundation.org
    Clark has been with the foundation since 1990. He has a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Nebraska Wesleyan University and a Master of Public Administration from the University of Nebraska at Omaha. Clark's family has had an association with the university for almost 100 years. Due to this legacy, he considers it a privilege to work with alumni, corporations, foundations and friends in support of the university's mission to change lives and communities across our state and across our country.
    Megahn Schafer

    Megahn Schafer

    Gift Planning (NE, CO and NV Regions)
    402-458-1158 direct
    800-432-3216 toll free
    megahn.schafer@nufoundation.org
    Megahn has been with the foundation since 2001. She's an expert in planned giving and has helped hundreds of donors accomplish their philanthropic goals.
    Joe Selig

    Joe Selig

    UNL Campus
    402-458-1195 direct
    800-432-3216 toll free
    joe.selig@nufoundation.org
    Joe has been with the foundation since 2003. He has a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of Nebraska–Lincoln.
    Lori Shriner

    Lori Shriner

    Development Operations and Initiatives
    402-458-1209 direct
    800-432-3216 toll free
    lori.shriner@nufoundation.org
    Lori came to the foundation as a graduate student in 1986 and rejoined the organization in 1998. She has a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism from Drake University and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Nebraska–Lincoln. She likes being a part of the foundation's work to broaden access to life-changing public education in Nebraska.
    Connie Soucie

    Connie Soucie

    Talent, Culture, and Human Resources
    402-458-1228 direct
    800-432-3216 toll free
    connie.soucie@nufoundation.org
    Connie has been with the foundation since 2013. She has a Bachelor of Science in Business Teacher Education from the University of Nebraska–Lincoln. As human resources director she is responsible for recruiting and growing talent, while also ensuring all employees are engaged and successful at their work. She also oversees the functions of benefits, wellness, employee relations and compliance. Connie is a member of the executive leadership team. She enjoys supporting the mission of the university which is to make anyone who attends a better world citizen.
    Ben Storck

    Ben Storck

    Operations and Special Projects
    402-458-1197 direct
    800-432-3216 toll free
    ben.storck@nufoundation.org
    Ben joined the foundation in 2013. He has a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from The Ohio State University and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Denver. Ben enjoys working for the foundation because he believes gifts to the University of Nebraska transform lives for the better.
    Amy Volk

    Amy Volk

    UNMC Campus
    402-502-4112 direct
    800-432-3216 toll free
    amy.volk@nufoundation.org
    Amy has been with the foundation since 1993. She has a Bachelor of Science in Social Work from Iowa State University and a Master of Arts from Bowling Green State University. She enjoys working at the foundation because she manages an amazing team devoted to UNMC and its donors. She has the opportunity to help donors make their philanthropic dreams come true. And she gets to work with bright, talented and passionate clinicians, researchers and educators who care deeply about the health and wellbeing of others.
  • Major Gifts

    Rosemary Edzie

    Rosemary Edzie

    Buffett Early Childhood Institute
    402-502-4115 direct
    800-432-3216 toll free
    rosemary.edzie@nufoundation.org
    Rosemary earned her bachelor's degree in psychology from the University of Massachusetts Amherst, master's degree in education, leadership and social policy from Loyola University, and PhD in education administration from UNL. Rosemary is passionate about education, in particular educational access and early childhood education.
    Rosemary Edzie

    Rosemary Edzie

    Buffett Early Childhood Institute
    402-502-4115 direct
    800-432-3216 toll free
    rosemary.edzie@nufoundation.org
    Rosemary earned her bachelor's degree in psychology from the University of Massachusetts Amherst, master's degree in education, leadership and social policy from Loyola University, and PhD in education administration from UNL. Rosemary is passionate about education, in particular educational access and early childhood education.
    John Niemann

    John Niemann

    Senior Vice President
    402-502-4102 direct
    800-432-3216 toll free
    john.niemann@nufoundation.org
    John has been with the foundation since 1987. He has a Master's of Science in Psychology from the University of Nebraska at Omaha.
  • UNL Fundraising

    Joe Selig

    Joe Selig

    UNL Campus
    402-458-1195 direct
    800-432-3216 toll free
    joe.selig@nufoundation.org
    Joe has been with the foundation since 2003. He has a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of Nebraska–Lincoln.
    Cameron Andreesen

    Cameron Andreesen

    College of Business Administration
    402-458-1191 direct
    800-432-3216 toll free
    cameron.andreesen@nufoundation.org
    Cameron is a 2008 graduate of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln College of Business with a degree in Marketing. Cameron brings outstanding experience, energy, and passion for the university to the College of Business Administration team.
    Amber Antholz

    Amber Antholz

    College of Arts & Sciences
    402-458-1182 direct
    800-432-3216 toll free
    amber.antholz@nufoundation.org
    Amber has been with the foundation since 2000. She has a Bachelor of Journalism in Advertising and a Master of Arts in Journalism both from the University of Nebraska–Lincoln. She leads the fundraising efforts for UNL's College of Arts and Sciences. Amber enjoys being at the foundation because she has the opportunity to work with amazing university alumni and friends, talented students and faculty as well as dedicated colleagues.
    David Belieu

    David Belieu

    College of Journalism and Mass Communications
    402-458-1180 direct
    800-432-3216 toll free
    david.belieu@nufoundation.org
    David has been with the Foundation since 2014. He has a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, and Master of Arts in Educational Administration from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. David enjoys working with individuals who help to further the mission of higher education. He is passionate about higher education, and its influence on the lives of students and the state of Nebraska.
    Matt Boyd

    Matt Boyd

    College of Business Administration
    402-458-1189 direct
    800-432-3216 toll free
    matt.boyd@nufoundation.org
    Matt has been with the foundation since 2006. He has a Bachelor of Journalism in Broadcasting from the University of Nebraska–Lincoln and a Master of Business Administration from DePaul University. Matt enjoys working at the foundation because the University of Nebraska can have a big impact on the economic development of the state. He also feels higher education motivates people and gives them the opportunity to achieve a better life.
    Ann Bruntz

    Ann Bruntz

    Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources
    402-458-1176 direct
    800-432-3216 toll free
    ann.bruntz@nufoundation.org
    Ann has been with the foundation since 2005. She has a Veterinary Technology degree from the University of Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture in Curtis. She manages fundraising for the Institute of Agricultural Sciences and National Resources. In 2013, Ann along with her spouse David, became the first couple ever selected to the Nebraska Cattlemen's Hall of Fame. She enjoys finding the passion within donors and students to enhance the projects which will benefit agriculture and the University of Nebraska.
    Lucy Buntain Comine

    Lucy Buntain Comine

    Hixson-Lied College of Fine and Performing Arts
    402-458-1184 direct
    800-432-3216 toll free
    lucy.buntain@nufoundation.org
    Lucy has been with the foundation since 1989. She has Bachelor of Science, Master's and Ph.D. degrees all in English from the University of Nebraska–Lincoln. As a young single mother Lucy was given a graduate assistantship. That enabled her to earn her master's and Ph.D. degrees and pursue a professional life while also caring for her children. Working at the foundation has given her a chance to pay the university back.
    Josh Egley

    Josh Egley

    Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources
    402-458-1202 direct
    800-432-3216 toll free
    josh.egley@nufoundation.org
    Josh has been with the foundation since 2008. He has a Bachelor of Science in Secondary Education from the University of Nebraska–Lincoln. Josh's experience at UNL was very positive and working at the foundations allows him to help make that same experience available to other students. It also allows him to give back to his alma mater.
    Joye Fehringer

    Joye Fehringer

    College of Arts & Sciences
    402458-1187 direct
    800-432-3216 toll free
    joye.fehringer@nufoundation.org
    Joye has been with the foundation since 2007. She has a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. She is passionate about her job because she enjoys bringing friends and alumni together to help advance the College of Arts & Sciences.
    Amy Ferguson

    Amy Ferguson

    College of Engineering
    402-458-1203 direct
    800-432-3216 toll free
    amy.ferguson@nufoundation.org
    Amy has been a fundraiser at the foundation since 2012. She has a Bachelor of Journalism in Advertising from UNL. She is passionate about her job because she enjoys helping students achieve their dreams of attending college.
    Jane Heany

    Jane Heany

    College of Education and Human Sciences
    402-458-1177 direct
    800-432-3216 toll free
    jane.heany@nufoundation.org
    Jane has been with the foundation since 2005. She has a Bachelor of Arts in Organizational Management from Concordia University. Jane has worked in nonprofit development for more than 20 years. She is passionate about helping people make an investment in future educators and leaders. She wants to make every gift the very best for the donor.
    Greg Jensen

    Greg Jensen

    Director of Development
    402-458-1181 direct
    800-432-3216 toll free
    greg.jensen@nufoundation.org
    Greg has been with the foundation since 1989. He has a Bachelor of Arts in English from the University of Nebraska–Lincoln and a Master of Divinity from Princeton Theological Seminary. He considers it a privilege to work with University of Nebraska alumni and friends to make a difference in advancing educational access and opportunities for students in Nebraska.
    Stephanie Kaczor

    Stephanie Kaczor

    College of Education and Human Sciences
    402-458-1172 direct
    800-432-3216 toll free
    stephanie.Kaczor@nufoundation.org
    Stephanie joined the foundation in 2014 and is an alumus of the University of Nebraska Kearney where she received her Master of Arts in Education and Educational Specialist degrees. Stephanie also served as principal and superintendent of Spalding Public Schools prior to coming to the foundation. Stephanie's passion and incredible experience in education make her a great asset to the foundation and CEHS.
    James Keim

    James Keim

    Interdisciplinary Research
    402-458-1140 direct
    800-432-3216 toll free
    james.keim@nufoundation.org
    James has been with the foundation since 1998. He has a Bachelor of Arts in Speech, English and Communications from Hastings College and a Master of Arts in English Literature from Emporia State University. Working at the foundation combines two of James' passions – higher education and philanthropy. He feels that higher education offers life meaning, while philanthropy offers purpose.
    Amy Kloefkorn

    Amy Kloefkorn

    College of Arts & Sciences
    402-458-1175 direct
    800-432-3216 toll free
    amy.kloefkorn@nufoundation.org
    Amy joined the foundation in 2014. Her past experiences and skills building community relationships and partnerships with universities and other organizations across Nebraska serve her well here at the foundation.
    Victor Martinez

    Victor Martinez

    College of Arts & Sciences
    402-458-1185 direct
    800-432-3216 toll free
    victor.martinez@nufoundation.org
    Victor has been with the foundation since 2013. He has a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of Nebraska–Lincoln. He enjoys meeting alumni who have had tremendous experiences at the university. He loves the fact that no matter where he meets alumni – in Lincoln, Omaha or any city on the east coast everyone is still a Cornhusker.
    Todd Mattox

    Todd Mattox

    College of Business Administration
    402-458-1238 direct
    800-432-3216 toll free
    todd.mattox@nufoundation.org
    Todd joined the foundation in 2014. He has a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of Nebraska–Lincoln. A native Nebraskan, he is passionate about the university and the impact it has on the lives of its students, alumni and people throughout the state.
    Karen Moellering

    Karen Moellering

    College of Engineering
    402-458-1179 direct
    800-432-3216 toll free
    karen.moellering@nufoundation.org
    Karen has been with the foundation since 1997. She has a Bachelor of Science in Education and a Master of Education from the University of Nebraska–Lincoln. She manages fundraising for the College of Engineering. A former teacher, Karen has a lifelong passion for education. She appreciates the opportunity to help equally passionate donors make philanthropic gifts for the advancement of others.
    Joanna Nordhues

    Joanna Nordhues

    College of Law
    402-458-1178 direct
    800-432-3216 toll free
    joanna.nordhues@nufoundation.org
    Joanna has been with the foundation since 2005. She has a Bachelor of Journalism in Advertising from the University of Nebraska–Lincoln. She is routinely surrounded by extremely intelligent, kind and generous people who have achieved great success in their lives. She finds these interactions to be a wonderful way to spend her days.
    Laine Norton

    Laine Norton

    College of Business Administration
    402-458-1201 direct
    800-432-3216 toll free
    laine.norton@nufoundation.org
    Laine has been with the foundation since 2011. She has a Bachelor of Journalism in News Editorial and a Bachelor of Arts in History both from the University of Nebraska–Lincoln. She enjoys having the opportunity to work with and serve some amazing alumni.
    Connie Pejsar

    Connie Pejsar

    College of Architecture, Hixson-Lied College of Fine and Performing Arts
    402-458-1190 direct
    800-432-3216 toll free
    connie.pejsar@nufoundation.org
    Connie has been with the foundation since 1983. She has enjoyed a variety of positions and currently is fundraising for the Hixson-Lied College of Fine and Performing Arts, the College of Architecture and the State Museum. The most rewarding part of Connie's job is establishing relationships with alumni and friends of the university and helping them make their dream of helping the university a reality.
    Mark Versen

    Mark Versen

    College of Engineering
    402-458-1174 direct
    800-432-3216 toll free
    mark.versen@nufoundation.org
    Mark joined the foundation in 2014. Prior to his time at the foundation Mark worked in fundraising in alumni and donor relations. Mark's skills and experience make him a wonderful advocate for the College of Engineering.
  • UNO Fundraising

    Mike Bird

    Mike Bird

    UNO Campus
    402-502-4923 direct
    800-432-3216 toll free
    mike.bird@nufoundation.org
    Mike joined the foundation in 2014. Mike has a great passion for education and a strong mix of fundraising, sales, and business development experience in Omaha. In addition, he has been an active volunteer in the Omaha community, and he understands well that UNO's greatest asset is Omaha.
    Tessa Barney

    Tessa Barney

    College of Public Affairs and Community Service
    402-502-4103 direct
    800-432-3216 toll free
    tessa.barney@nufoundation.org
    Tessa has been with the foundation since 2012. She has a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice from the University of Nebraska at Kearney and a Master of Public Administration in Nonprofit Management from the University of Nebraska at Omaha. She's honored to have the opportunity to build partnerships with donors that strengthen and enhance the community.
    Mary Bernier

    Mary Bernier

    College of Arts & Sciences
    402-502-4108 direct
    800-432-3216 toll free
    mary.bernier@nufoundation.org
    Mary has been with the foundation since 2000. She has a Bachelor of Arts in Organizational Communication and a Master of Arts in Communication from the University of Nebraska at Omaha. She says people who give to the foundation have a passion for higher education and enjoy watching their gifts make a difference. She considers facilitating donors' gifts to be an honor and a joy.
    Terry Hanna

    Terry Hanna

    UNO Athletics, College of Information Science & Technology, Criss Library
    402-502-4106 direct
    800-432-3216 toll free
    terry.hanna@nufoundation.org
    Terry has been with the foundation since 2007. He has a Bachelor of Science in Journalism from the University of Nebraska at Omaha. Terry raises funds for UNO athletics, UNO IS&T and UNO library. A Maverick to the bone, Terry enjoys working with other alumni, fans and community supporters to help make UNO a great place. Go Mavs!
    Sue Kutschkau

    Sue Kutschkau

    College of Business Administration
    402-502-4109 direct
    800-432-3216 toll free
    sue.kutschkau@nufoundation.org
    Sue has been with the foundation since 2007. She has a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and Sports Administration from the University of Nebraska at Kearney. She raises funds for the UNO College of Business Administration. Sue enjoys her time at the foundation because it is fun to work with people who are so generous and caring. She believes higher education definitely transforms lives and feels fortunate to be a part of that experience.
    Nicole Massara

    Nicole Massara

    College of Education
    402-502-4105 direct
    800-432-3216 toll free
    nicole.massara@nufoundation.org
    Nicole has been with the foundation since 2012. She has a Bachelor of Science in Marketing from the University of Nebraska at Omaha. Nicole received scholarships while attending college and appreciates the indelible impact they have on students. For her, it is incredibly meaningful and inspiring to work with donors who want to make a difference in the lives of faculty, students and the university.
    Lauren Van Buskirk

    Lauren Van Buskirk

    College of Communication, Fine Arts and Media
    402-502-4124 direct
    800-432-3216 toll free
    lauren.vanbuskirk@nufoundation.org
    Lauren earned her degree in journalism from the University of Southern California where she developed a diverse background by working and volunteering with various nonprofit organizations as well as working in marketing and communications. Lauren's passion for the arts and higher education are a great fit for the College of Communication, Fine Arts and Media.
  • UNMC Fundraising

    Amy Volk

    Amy Volk

    UNMC Campus
    402-502-4112 direct
    800-432-3216 toll free
    amy.volk@nufoundation.org
    Amy has been with the foundation since 1993. She has a Bachelor of Science in Social Work from Iowa State University and a Master of Arts from Bowling Green State University. She enjoys working at the foundation because she manages an amazing team devoted to UNMC and its donors. She has the opportunity to help donors make their philanthropic dreams come true. And she gets to work with bright, talented and passionate clinicians, researchers and educators who care deeply about the health and wellbeing of others.
    Sarah Carlson

    Sarah Carlson

    College of Nursing
    402-502-4113 direct
    800-432-3216 toll free
    sarah.carlson@nufoundation.org
    Sarah has been with the foundation since 2013. She has a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science, Journalism and German and a Juris Doctor from the University of South Dakota. She raises funds for UNMC's College of Nursing. Every day she is reminded of what a wonderful place the University of Nebraska is. Sarah is honored to be in a position to help advance the important work done by the university.
    Lynn Green

    Lynn Green

    Fred & Pamela Buffett Cancer Center at UNMC
    402-502-4118 direct
    800-432-3216 toll free
    lynn.green@nufoundation.org
    Lynn has been with the foundation since 2014. She has a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Mississippi State University, and a Master of Education and Doctor of Education from Auburn University. She has over a decade of experience in fundraising for higher education and cutting edge medicine at the Graduate School of Business at Stanford University, Dana-Farber Cancer Center, and Auburn University. Lynn is excited at the opportunity to help build the programs and research for translational medicine at the Fred & Pamela Buffett Cancer Center.
    Brenda Helget

    Brenda Helget

    College of Medicine
    402-502-4111 direct
    800-432-3216 toll free
    brenda.helget@nufoundation.org
    Meg Johnson

    Meg Johnson

    College of Medicine
    402-502-4107 direct
    800-432-3216 toll free
    meg.johnson@nufoundation.org
    Meg has worked in the nonprofit sector for more than 25 years. With the foundation from 1997-2001, she rejoined the team in 2011 to work on behalf of UNMC. She has a Bachelor of Science from Nebraska Wesleyan University. Believing that education and philanthropy transform lives, Meg values helping donors achieve their goals and make an impact at UNMC.
    Karen Levin

    Karen Levin

    College of Medicine, College of Public Health
    402-502-4921 direct
    800-432-3216 toll free
    karen.levin@nufoundation.org
    Karen has been with the foundation since 2007. She has a Bachelor of Science in Social Work from the University of Missouri. She raises funds for the UNMC College of Public Health and College of Medicine. She says, "Our donors care about education, students and Nebraska. I enjoy facilitating their philanthropic desire to help others."
    Susan Norby

    Susan Norby

    College of Dentistry, UNL Libraries
    402-458-1183 direct
    800-432-3216 toll free
    susan.norby@nufoundation.org
    Susan has lived in Lincoln, Neb., since 1996 and has worked as a Director of Development at the University of Nebraska Foundation since 1998. She has significant experience helping donors and alumni support the UNMC College of Dentistry as well as working with multiple areas of the UNL campus. Susan earned her B.A. from Brown University in Providence, R.I. with a double major in History and Art History.
    Patty Sherman

    Patty Sherman

    College of Pharmacy, School of Allied Health Professions
    402-502-4114 direct
    800-432-3216 toll free
    patty.sherman@nufoundation.org
    Patty has been with the foundation since 2002. She has a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from the University of Nebraska at Omaha. She raises funds for the UNMC College of Pharmacy. She finds it rewarding to advance education and research in health sciences. Patty enjoys getting to know so many generous and caring people who want to make a difference.
    Tom Thompson

    Tom Thompson

    Fred & Pamela Buffett Cancer Center at UNMC
    402-502-4116 direct
    800-432-3216 toll free
    tom.thompson@nufoundation.org
    Tom has been with the foundation since 2002. He has a Bachelor of Science in Communications from the University of Nebraska at Omaha. He supports the Fred & Pamela Buffett Cancer Center and oncology related departments at UNMC. Tom enjoys working at the foundation because he is assisting the people at UNMC who work tirelessly to help others.
    Melonie Welsh

    Melonie Welsh

    College of Medicine, Munroe-Meyer Institute for Genetics and Rehabilitation
    402-502-4117 direct
    800-432-3216 toll free
    melonie.welsh@nufoundation.org
    Melonie has been with the foundation since 2008. She came to the foundation after working at UNMC's Munroe-Meyer Institute for more than 20 years. She has a Bachelor of Arts in Biology from Doane College and a Master of Science in Genetics and Counseling from the University of Nebraska at Omaha. She feels privileged to be welcomed into the lives of alumni, faculty and friends of UNMC to help them fulfill their passion to transform lives through supporting the university.
  • UNK Fundraising

    Lucas Dart

    Lucas Dart

    UNK Campus, UNK Alumni Relations
    308-698-5272 direct
    800-432-3216 toll free
    lucas.dart@nufoundation.org
    Lucas joined the foundation in 2002 and left to become the UNK alumni director in 2008. He returned to the foundation as campaign director and associate director of the UNK Alumni Association in 2010. Currently he is vice president of alumni relations and development for UNK. Lucas is a Kearney native and has a Bachelor of Science in Finance from the University of Nebraska at Kearney. He enjoys fostering alumni and friends' connections with UNK and each other and helping donors achieve their philanthropic dreams and goals.
    Dusty Jura

    Dusty Jura

    College of Education, UNK Athletics
    402-698-5278 direct
    800-432-3216 toll free
    dusty.jura@nufoundation.org
    Dusty has been with the foundation since 2013. He has a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and Sports Administration from the University of Nebraska at Kearney. Dusty raises funds for UNK athletics and the College of Education. He finds working to help his alma mater in areas of personal importance to him to be very rewarding.
    Pete Kotsiopulos

    Pete Kotsiopulos

    College of Business and Technology
    308-698-5273 direct
    800-432-3216 toll free
    pete.kotsiopulos@nufoundation.org
    Pete joined the foundation in 2010. He has a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of Nebraska at Kearney. Pete enjoys working at the foundation and the UNK Alumni Association because of the dedicated people who work at both and because of the great missions served by the foundation and the UNK Alumni Association.
    Anne McConkey

    Anne McConkey

    College of Fine Arts and Humanities, College of Natural and Social Sciences, Libraries
    308-698-5282 direct
    800-432-3216 toll free
    anne.mcconkey@nufoundation.org
    Anne has been with the foundation since 2011. She has a Bachelor of Art in Studio Art from the University of Nebraska at Kearney. Anne raises funds for the College of Fine Arts and Humanities and the College of Natural and Social Sciences. She enjoys working with UNK's alumni and friends and being involved with all the great things happening on campus. "For me, it comes down to the students. I like having a role in helping our donors make UNK an excellent place for the students."
  • Gift Planning

    Megahn Schafer

    Megahn Schafer

    Gift Planning (NE, CO and NV Regions)
    402-458-1158 direct
    800-432-3216 toll free
    megahn.schafer@nufoundation.org
    Megahn has been with the foundation since 2001. She's an expert in planned giving and has helped hundreds of donors accomplish their philanthropic goals.
    Steve Hill

    Steve Hill

    Gift Planning (NE, IA, KS, MI, MN, MO and ND Regions)
    402-458-1186 direct
    800-432-3216 toll free
    steve.hill@nufoundation.org
    Steve has been with the foundation since 2004. He is passionate about the power of higher education to positively affect lives. He finds reward in seeing kindness come full circle, working with people who were able to go to college through the kind action of someone else, go on to lead successful lives, and then want to give back in return. Steve earned a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and a Master of Arts in English from Colorado State..
    Jennifer Katz

    Jennifer Katz

    Gift Planning
    direct
    800-432-3216 toll free
    jennifer.katz@nufoundation.org
    Jennifer joined the foundation in 2014. She is thrilled to be in a position in which she is able to partner with committed supporters of the University of Nebraska to turn philanthropic dreams into life-transforming legacies. Prior to joining the Foundation, Jennifer spent ten years as a human resources consultant to not-for-profit healthcare and human services organizations across the United States. Jennifer earned a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology at Kansas State University and a Juris Doctorate from the University of Nebraska College of Law.
    Keith Napolitano

    Keith Napolitano

    Gift Planning (NE, CT, FL, MA, ME, NH, NJ, NY, RI and VT Regions)
    402-458-1159 direct
    800-432-3216 toll free
    keith.napolitano@nufoundation.org
    Keith has been with the foundation since 2007. He enjoys working with people who have been successful and then want to help people beyond themselves. Working at the foundation has given him a connection to yet another "Red" school. He has a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the University of Wisconsin. He obtained his law degree from Cornell University.
    Joe Reding

    Joe Reding

    Gift Planning (NE, AL, CA, LA, MS, OK, TN, TX and WY Regions)
    402-502-4722 direct
    800-432-3216 toll free
    joe.reding@nufoundation.org
    Joe has been with the foundation since 2010 and has been working in non-profit development since 2007. Prior to joining the University of Nebraska Foundation, he acted as chief advancement officer for a small non-profit in Omaha, NE. Joe holds a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice from the University of Nebraska at Omaha.
    Bill Reece

    Bill Reece

    Gift Planning (NE, AZ, CA, ID, MT, NM, OR and WA Regions)
    402-458-1157 direct
    800-432-3216 toll free
    bill.reece@nufoundation.org
    Bill has been with the foundation since 1998. He holds a Bachelor and a Master Degree in Music Education from UNL. Bill has field experience in the insurance and investment industry and is our resident expert in regards to life insurance gifts.
    Kim Waller

    Kim Waller

    Gift Planning Stewardship, Marketing and the Burnett Society
    402-458-1144 direct
    800-432-3216 toll free
    kim.waller@nufoundation.org
    Kim has been with the foundation since 2006 and directs the Gift Planning department's stewardship and marketing programs. Kim also leads the foundation's efforts to say "thank you" to planned gift donors as the primary contact for the Burnett Society. Kim is currently pursuing a Bachelor of Science degree in Education and Human Sciences from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.
  • Corporations and Foundations

    Kaye Jesske

    Kaye Jesske

    Corporations - Lincoln
    402-458-1170 direct
    800-432-3216 toll free
    kaye.jesske@nufoundation.org
    Kaye has been with the foundation since 2000. She has a Bachelor of Journalism in Broadcasting from the University of Nebraska–Lincoln. She loves watching donors light up when they know they are bettering the university or when they are helping support students with their education.
  • Media

    Dorothy Endacott

    Dorothy Endacott

    Marketing Communications
    402-458-1141 direct
    800-432-3216 toll free
    dorothy.endacott@nufoundation.org
    Dorothy has been with the foundation since 2006. She has a Bachelor of Journalism in News Editorial from the University of Nebraska–Lincoln and a Master of Information Management from Emporia State University. Dorothy oversees the foundation's communications department. She received scholarships while attending UNL and she sees working for the foundation as a way to pay those scholarships forward.
    Jennifer Arnold

    Jennifer Arnold

    Public Relations - Omaha
    402-502-4919 direct
    800-432-3216 toll free
    jennifer.arnold@nufoundation.org
    Jennifer has been with the foundation since 1995. She has a Bachelor of Journalism in News Editorial from the University of Nebraska–Lincoln. She manages public relations and communications for the UNO and UNMC development teams. Jennifer finds working for an organization with a mission benefiting the University of Nebraska and its students, faculty and programs to be very gratifying.
    Robb Crouch

    Robb Crouch

    Public Relations - Lincoln and Kearney
    402-458-1142 direct
    800-432-3216 toll free
    robb.crouch@nufoundation.org
    Robb has been with the foundation since 2000. He studied public relations and development at Union College. He holds a certificate in nonprofit management from the University of Nebraska at Omaha. He has devoted most of his career to higher education advancement.