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UNMC Graduate Studies Innovation Fund

UNMC Graduate Studies Innovation Fund

The Graduate Studies Innovation Fund supports opportunities for students, innovative programming, alumni engagement activities and the people and programs of the UNMC Alumni Association.


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Brian Anderson

Brian Anderson

College of Allied Health Professions
402-502-4113 direct
800-432-3216 toll free
brian.anderson@nufoundation.org
Brian is an Illinois native and Princeton University alumnus. Prior to joining the University of Nebraska Foundation team in 2017, he served as a fundraiser for leadership gifts and athletics at his alma mater. Brian began his career as a math teacher and believes that education transforms lives and communities.
Ashley Christensen

Ashley Christensen

Fred & Pamela Buffett Cancer Center at UNMC
402-502-4118 direct
800-432-3216 toll free
ashley.christensen@nufoundation.org
Ashley joined the University of Nebraska Foundation team in 2017. A Nebraska native, she earned a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Nebraska–Lincoln’s College of Business Administration in 2005. Ashley is passionate about her work and excited to be a part of the fight against cancer in her role supporting the Fred & Pamela Buffett Cancer Center.
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.
Brenda Helget

Brenda Helget

College of Medicine
402-502-4111 direct
800-432-3216 toll free
brenda.helget@nufoundation.org
Brenda has 21 years of experience in the nonprofit field, with 16 of those years focused on fundraising. She became a Certified Fundraising Professional (CFRE) in 2004 and also has completed the University of Nebraska-Omaha Nonprofit Certificate in Fundraising Management. Brenda says she likes to think of her position as a “matchmaker” – connecting donors with charitable opportunities that allow them to fully experience the joy of giving.
Brook Jobes

Brook Jobes

College of Dentistry
402-458-1183 direct
800-432-3216 toll free
brook.jobes@nufoundation.org
Brook’s fundraising efforts are focused on the University of Nebraska’s College of Dentistry. A native of Grand Island, Brook earned a Bachelor of Science degree with a secondary education major from the University of Nebraska–Lincoln. Prior to joining the University of Nebraska Foundation in 2016, Brook worked in the fields of athletic recruitment and healthcare.
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.
Deidra Sheppard-Calloway

Deidra Sheppard-Calloway

Director of Development
402-502-4138 direct
800-432-3216 toll free
deidra.sheppard-calloway@nufoundation.org
Deidra earned a bachelor’s degree from UNO’s College of Public Affairs and Community Service and joined the foundation in 2016 with more than 15 years of nonprofit and development experience. An active volunteer in the Omaha community, she enjoys her work advancing the educational achievement of both current and future students in the UNMC College of Nursing.
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.
Amy Volk

Amy Volk

UNMC & Nebraska Medicine Development
402-502-4112 direct
800-432-3216 toll free
amy.volk@nufoundation.org
Amy has been with the foundation since 1993 and 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 hospital partner Nebraska Medicine and their 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.
 
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