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

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Omaha, NE 68106

402-502-0300 direct
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402-502-4123 fax

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308-698-5270 direct
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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

Vice President of UNO Advancement
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

Executive Vice President of Advancement and Campaign Director
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

Vice President of Alumni Relations and UNK Development
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

Vice President of 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.
Keith Miles

Keith Miles

Senior Vice President, 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.
Brian Neale

Brian Neale

Vice President of Investments
402-458-1114 direct
800-432-3216 toll free
brian.neale@nufoundation.org
Brian is responsible for the oversight and investment the University of Nebraska Foundation’s assets. His principal duties include establishing long-term asset allocation policies and short-term tactical tilts; investment manager research and selection; portfolio compliance and oversight; and serving as principal staff liaison to the board of directors and its investment committee. He joined the foundation in 2014 and has years of professional financial and institutional investment experience.
Nick Linde

Nick Linde

Assistant Vice President of Central Development
402-458-1212 direct
800-432-3216 toll free
nick.linde@nufoundation.org
Nick holds a bachelor’s degree in English and master’s and doctoral degrees in higher education administration. In 2018 he joined the University of Nebraska Foundation with more than 13 years of advancement experience, including fundraising, advancement services, stewardship and corporate and foundation relations. Nick is an Iowa native but has long-held ties to Nebraska and its Huskers.
Clark Rosenlof

Clark Rosenlof

Office of Trustee and Volunteer Relations
402-502-4104 direct
800-432-3216 toll free
Clark.Rosenlof@nufoundation.org
A Nebraska native, Clark is a graduate of Nebraska Wesleyan University and the University of Nebraska–Lincoln. He serves as the vice president of trustee and volunteer relationsand has been advancing higher education through his work at the foundation since 1990. In his role, Clark focuses on volunteer identification, training and engagement while working to ensure meaningful experiences for all trustees and volunteers.
Joe Selig

Joe Selig

Senior Vice President of UNL Development
402-458-1195 direct
800-432-3216 toll free
joe.selig@nufoundation.org
Joe Selig is senior vice president for UNL development at the University of Nebraska Foundation. Before joining the foundation in 2003, he provided 23 years of service to the UNL athletics department. He is an alumnus of the UNL College of Business where he received bachelor’s and MBA degrees.
Connie Soucie

Connie Soucie

Vice President of 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.
Dara Troutman

Dara Troutman

Chief of Staff
402-458-1270 direct
800-432-3216 toll free
dara.troutman@nufoundation.org
Dara Troutman came to the foundation in 2016 from the University of Nebraska, where she worked for nearly two decades including 12 years as chief of staff in the Office of the President. Dara earned her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in journalism from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. She believes strongly in the foundation’s mission to advance the university by building relationships, connecting donors’ visions with university goals, and providing responsible stewardship of gifts.
Troy Wilhelm

Troy Wilhelm

Chief Financial Officer, Advancement Services
402-458-1113 direct
800-432-3216 toll free
troy.wilhelm@nufoundation.org
A graduate of Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Troy joined the foundation in 2016. His professional experience includes executive leadership positions in healthcare, accounting and finance, human resources, information technology, strategic planning, business analytics and contract negotiations.
Amy Volk

Amy Volk

Chief Development Officer, Nebraska Medicine Senior Vice President, UNMC 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.
 
  • 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

    Vice President of UNO Advancement
    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

    Executive Vice President of Advancement and Campaign Director
    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

    Vice President of Alumni Relations and UNK Development
    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

    Vice President of 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.
    Keith Miles

    Keith Miles

    Senior Vice President, 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.
    Brian Neale

    Brian Neale

    Vice President of Investments
    402-458-1114 direct
    800-432-3216 toll free
    brian.neale@nufoundation.org
    Brian is responsible for the oversight and investment the University of Nebraska Foundation’s assets. His principal duties include establishing long-term asset allocation policies and short-term tactical tilts; investment manager research and selection; portfolio compliance and oversight; and serving as principal staff liaison to the board of directors and its investment committee. He joined the foundation in 2014 and has years of professional financial and institutional investment experience.
    Nick Linde

    Nick Linde

    Assistant Vice President of Central Development
    402-458-1212 direct
    800-432-3216 toll free
    nick.linde@nufoundation.org
    Nick holds a bachelor’s degree in English and master’s and doctoral degrees in higher education administration. In 2018 he joined the University of Nebraska Foundation with more than 13 years of advancement experience, including fundraising, advancement services, stewardship and corporate and foundation relations. Nick is an Iowa native but has long-held ties to Nebraska and its Huskers.
    Clark Rosenlof

    Clark Rosenlof

    Office of Trustee and Volunteer Relations
    402-502-4104 direct
    800-432-3216 toll free
    Clark.Rosenlof@nufoundation.org
    A Nebraska native, Clark is a graduate of Nebraska Wesleyan University and the University of Nebraska–Lincoln. He serves as the vice president of trustee and volunteer relationsand has been advancing higher education through his work at the foundation since 1990. In his role, Clark focuses on volunteer identification, training and engagement while working to ensure meaningful experiences for all trustees and volunteers.
    Joe Selig

    Joe Selig

    Senior Vice President of UNL Development
    402-458-1195 direct
    800-432-3216 toll free
    joe.selig@nufoundation.org
    Joe Selig is senior vice president for UNL development at the University of Nebraska Foundation. Before joining the foundation in 2003, he provided 23 years of service to the UNL athletics department. He is an alumnus of the UNL College of Business where he received bachelor’s and MBA degrees.
    Connie Soucie

    Connie Soucie

    Vice President of 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.
    Dara Troutman

    Dara Troutman

    Chief of Staff
    402-458-1270 direct
    800-432-3216 toll free
    dara.troutman@nufoundation.org
    Dara Troutman came to the foundation in 2016 from the University of Nebraska, where she worked for nearly two decades including 12 years as chief of staff in the Office of the President. Dara earned her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in journalism from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. She believes strongly in the foundation’s mission to advance the university by building relationships, connecting donors’ visions with university goals, and providing responsible stewardship of gifts.
    Troy Wilhelm

    Troy Wilhelm

    Chief Financial Officer, Advancement Services
    402-458-1113 direct
    800-432-3216 toll free
    troy.wilhelm@nufoundation.org
    A graduate of Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Troy joined the foundation in 2016. His professional experience includes executive leadership positions in healthcare, accounting and finance, human resources, information technology, strategic planning, business analytics and contract negotiations.
    Amy Volk

    Amy Volk

    Chief Development Officer, Nebraska Medicine Senior Vice President, UNMC 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.
  • Advancement & Institutes

    C.K. Duryea

    C.K. Duryea

    Robert B. Daugherty Water for Food Global Institute
    402-472-5706 direct
    800-432-3216 toll free
    ck.duryea@nufoundation.org
    A Nebraska native, C.K. holds a Bachelor of Arts and Juris Doctor from the University of Nebraska–Lincoln. She served as director of planned giving at the University of Nebraska Foundation from 2000 – 2003 and returned to the foundation team in 2017 with extensive experience in philanthropy, higher education, and issue-based fundraising. C.K. focuses on securing support for the Robert B. Daugherty Water for Food Global Institute at the University of Nebraska.
    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.
    Lyle Burns

    Lyle Burns

    Regional Advancement Officer
    402-504-3344 direct
    800-432-3216 toll free
    lyle.burns@nufoundation.org
    Lyle earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Bradley University and a Master of Arts degree from the University of Nebraska–Lincoln. As a regional advancement officer, he works to bring people together with the University of Nebraska to create lasting relationships of mutual support. Lyle has been with the foundation since 2018.
    Carly Wegner

    Carly Wegner

    Regional Advancement
    402-504-3327 direct
    800-432-3216 toll free
    carly.wegner@nufoundation.org
    Carly grew up in Kearney, Nebraska, and received her bachelor’s degree in English from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. During her college career, she was actively involved in UNL Campus Recreation Program serving as President of the Nebraska Sports Officials Association. She went on to pursue her masters of arts in higher education with a concentration in philanthropy, advancement and development at the University of Michigan.
  • UNL Fundraising

    Joe Selig

    Joe Selig

    Senior Vice President of UNL Development
    402-458-1195 direct
    800-432-3216 toll free
    joe.selig@nufoundation.org
    Joe Selig is senior vice president for UNL development at the University of Nebraska Foundation. Before joining the foundation in 2003, he provided 23 years of service to the UNL athletics department. He is an alumnus of the UNL College of Business where he received bachelor’s and MBA degrees.
    Matt Boyd

    Matt Boyd

    College of Business
    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.
    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 degree 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, faculty and dedicated colleagues.
    Cameron Andreesen

    Cameron Andreesen

    College of Business
    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 team.
    Craig Buescher

    Craig Buescher

    Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources
    402-458-1139 direct
    800-432-3216 toll free
    craig.buescher@nufoundation.org
    Craig grew up in South Central Nebraska on a diversified farm and livestock operation. Craig graduated from the University of Nebraska with an animal science degree and worked at Senek Swine Testing Station, the Meat Animal Research Center before operating his own diversified farming operation near Deweese for more 30 years.
    Amanda Byleen

    Amanda Byleen

    College of Education and Human Sciences
    402-458-1192 direct
    800-432-3216 toll free
    amanda.byleen@nufoundation.org
    Amanda joined the University of Nebraska Foundation in 2014. She is a graduate of the University of Nebraska–Lincoln College of Education and Human Sciences and has a degree in speech language pathology and audiology. Her involvement in numerous organizations and activities led to a deeply enriched experience at UNL. Amanda enjoys the opportunity to develop relationships and serve amazing friends and alumni of the university.
    Justin Carlson

    Justin Carlson

    College of Engineering
    402-458-1196 direct
    800-432-3216 toll free
    justin.carlson@nufoundation.org
    Justin earned his bachelor’s degree from UNL’s College of Business. With 10 years of experience in the insurance industry and eight years as a financial advisor, Justin brings valuable experience to the development team. Justin has always been passionate about community service and giving back. He has served on a long list of boards and committees, including most recently Leadership Lincoln, the Community Services Fund of Nebraska and Lincoln’s Parks and Recreation Advisory Board. Justin believes in the power of education to transform our society and in the impact learning has on an individual. Justin is married and has three children, ages 9, 7 and 3.
    Doug Carr

    Doug Carr

    Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources
    402-458-1160 direct
    800-432-3216 toll free
    doug.carr@nufoundation.org
    Doug is a graduate of University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s College of Journalism and Mass Communications. He joined the University of Nebraska Foundation in 2017 and has extensive experience in video production, advertising, sales and marketing, primarily in the field of agribusiness. Doug’s fundraising efforts are focused on the Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources.
    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 foundation 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 and Sciences.
    Joey Felici

    Joey Felici

    Director of Development, College of Business, UNL
    402-458-1282 direct
    800-432-3216 toll free
    joey.felici@nufoundation.org
    Joey is originally from Omaha and obtained his bachelor’s degree in business administration from University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Joey was a four-year member of the Husker Football program. During his student-athlete experience, he received many awards including the Tom Osborne and Brook Berringer Citizenship Award, Admiral U.S. Grant Sharp Trophy for unselfish commitment, motivation and teamwork, and the Hero Leadership Award for demonstrated excellence in community service and leadership.
    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.
    Greg Jensen

    Greg Jensen

    College of Journalism
    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.
    James Keim

    James Keim

    Interdisciplinary Research & College of Architecture
    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 and 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.
    Jeremy Lohrman

    Jeremy Lohrman

    College of Engineering
    direct
    800-432-3216 toll free
    Jeremy.Lohrman@nufoundation.org
    A Nebraska native, Jeremy earned a Bachelor of Arts degree with a chemistry major from the University of Nebraska–Lincoln in 2008. As a nontraditional student, he experienced firsthand the impact of receiving a higher education through the gift of scholarships, and he is passionate about helping others receive the same transformational opportunity. Prior to joining the foundation in 2016, Jeremy spent his career in information systems and technology.
    Heather Lundine

    Heather Lundine

    Lied Center for Performing Arts, Sheldon Museum of Art, International Quilt Study Center & Museum
    402-458-1281 direct
    800-432-3216 toll free
    heather.lundine@nufoundation.org
    Heather’s fundraising efforts are focused on the Lied Center for Performing Arts, the Sheldon Museum of Art and the International Quilt Study Center & Museum. Heather has a longtime relationship with the arts in Nebraska and has worked in the nonprofit sector for more than 10 years. Heather joined the foundation in 2016 and is passionate about her work, because scholarships helped her reach her own educational goals.
    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 Education and Human Sciences
    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.
    Joanna Nordhues

    Joanna Nordhues

    College of Arts & Sciences
    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's degree 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
    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 amazing alumni.
    Connie Pejsar

    Connie Pejsar

    Hixson-Lied College of Fine and Performing Arts, State Museum
    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 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.
    Kathy Schuele

    Kathy Schuele

    College of Engineering
    402-458-1167 direct
    800-432-3216 toll free
    kathy.schuele@nufoundation.org
    Kathy was born and raised in Omaha, she received her bachelor’s degree from TCU. She joined the Foundation in 2015. Kathy has volunteered with Teammates for years and has been able to watch the power of education in Nebraska. This passion drives her work at the Foundation.
    Ronna Sears-Fritz

    Ronna Sears-Fritz

    College of Education and Human Sciences
    402-458-1146 direct
    800-432-3216 toll free
    ronna.sears-fritz@nufoundation.org
    A Nebraska native, Ronna earned a bachelor’s degree in elementary education from UNL’s College of Education and Human Sciences and a master’s degree in public administration from UNO. Ronna joined the foundation in 2018 with several years of fundraising and programming experience and loves working to advance the college where she got her start.
    Barbara Soderlin

    Barbara Soderlin

    Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources
    402-458-1176 direct
    800-432-3216 toll free
    barbara.soderlin@nufoundation.org
    Barbara joined the University of Nebraska Foundation in 2018 following a career as a newspaper reporter and editor. She worked for several papers, including the Omaha World-Herald, where she covered agribusiness, food production and the grocery business, communicating the story of Nebraska’s ag economy to readers. Barbara holds degrees in English and journalism.
    Justin Swanson

    Justin Swanson

    College of Business
    402-458-1280 direct
    800-432-3216 toll free
    justin.swanson@nufoundation.org
    An Omaha native, Justin earned a juris doctor from the University of Nebraska–Lincoln College of Law and a master’s degree from UNL’s College of Journalism and Mass Communications. He believes that college should be accessible to everyone, particularly students who are first in their family to attend college, and is passionate about the power of education. Justin joined the foundation in 2016.
    Christine Truhe

    Christine Truhe

    College of Law
    402-458-1156 direct
    800-432-3216 toll free
    christine.truhe@nufoundation.org
    Christine earned her bachelor’s degree from UNL’s College of Journalism and Mass Communication and her Juris Doctorate from the NU College of Law. In addition to her time with the Law College, Christine has worked for UNL Housing, UNL Conference Services, and Husker Athletics.
  • UNO Fundraising

    Sue Kutschkau

    Sue Kutschkau

    UNO Development
    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. 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.
    Mike Bird

    Mike Bird

    Vice President of UNO Advancement
    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.
    David Belieu

    David Belieu

    College of Arts & Sciences
    402-504-3335 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.
    Vanessa Denney

    Vanessa Denney

    Corporate Relations College of Information Science & Technology and Corporate Relations - Omaha
    402-316-9686 direct
    800-432-3216 toll free
    vanessa.denney@nufoundation.org
    Vanessa is a 2007 graduate of UNL and has worked for the Omaha Convention and Visitors Bureau in sales and project management for the last 7+ years. Vanessa also serves on the Women Investing in Nebraska Grant Committee.
    Stephen Driscoll

    Stephen Driscoll

    UNO Development
    402-504-3333 direct
    800-432-3216 toll free
    stephen.driscoll@nufoundation.org
    Stephen earned a Bachelor of Science degree with an emergency services major from the University of Nebraska at Omaha. His studies included minors in public administration, nonprofit management and political science. Prior to joining the foundation in 2016, Stephen worked at Siena/Francis House Homeless Shelter and in Gross Catholic High School’s advancement office where he focused on young alumni engagement.
    RJ Jerrick

    RJ Jerrick

    UNO Athletics
    402-502-4106 direct
    800-432-3216 toll free
    rj.jerrick@nufoundation.org
    RJ played baseball while earning a Bachelor of Arts degree in sports management from Bellevue University, so he knows firsthand the challenges faced by student athletes. He also holds an MBA from Creighton University. Before joining the foundation in 2017, his career was in business development and analytics. He is now focused on securing gifts for UNO Athletics.
    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.
  • UNMC Fundraising

    Amy Volk

    Amy Volk

    Chief Development Officer, Nebraska Medicine Senior Vice President, UNMC 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.
    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.
    Cam Bexten

    Cam Bexten

    College of Nursing
    402-502-4138 direct
    800-432-3216 toll free
    camtrice.bexten@nufoundation.org
    Camtrice joined the University of Nebraska Foundation team in 2018. A three-time graduate of the University of Nebraska at Omaha, she holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in music performance and a master’s degree in public administration with a focus on nonprofit management. Camtrice is an advocate for community engagement and loves her development role, because it blends two of her passions: higher education and philanthropy.
    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.
    Liz Davis

    Liz Davis

    Director Corporate & Foundation Relations, UNMC
    402-502-4921 direct
    800-432-3216 toll free
    liz.davis@nufoundation.org
    Liz is passionate about improving our community and supporting the growth of UNMC and the Nebraska Medicine health network through strong relationships with corporations and other foundations. A Nebraska native, she joined the NU Foundation in 2018 with development, project management and board development experience gained from a variety of local nonprofits. She obtained bachelor’s and master’s degrees in nonprofit administration from the University of Nebraska at Omaha.
    Stephanie Diaz de Leon

    Stephanie Diaz de Leon

    College of Medicine
    (402) 504-3334 direct
    800-432-3216 toll free
    stephanie.emodi@nufoundation.org
    Stephanie graduated from the University of Nebraska–Lincoln’s College of Arts and Sciences, where she majored in political science and environmental studies. She joined the University of Nebraska Foundation in 2015 as a prospect information manager and is now focused on securing support for UNMC’s College of Medicine. Stephanie’s family has a long history in health care, which has fueled her interest in UNMC over time.
    Kellie Esters

    Kellie Esters

    College of Medicine
    402-502-4127 direct
    800-432-3216 toll free
    kellie.esters@nufoundation.org
    Kellie earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Monmouth College and a Master of Science degree from Western Illinois University. She joined the University of Nebraska Foundation team in 2017 with more than 25 years of experience in education and health care advancement. Kellie enjoys working with UNMC’s College of Medicine and supports its mission and commitment to community health.
    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.
    Brad Nelson

    Brad Nelson

    College of Public Health and College of Pharmacy
    402-502-4141 direct
    800-432-3216 toll free
    brad.nelson@nufoundation.org
    Brad serves as director of development for the University of Nebraska Medical Center’s College of Public Health and College of Pharmacy. He joined the foundation in 2017 with several years of fundraising, community development and volunteer management experience.
    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 Trenolone

    Amy Trenolone

    College of Medicine
    402-502-4111 direct
    800-432-3216 toll free
    Amy.Trenolone@nufoundation.org
    Amy earned a Bachelor of Science degree with an organizational communication major from the University of Nebraska at Kearney. Her time as a UNK student was transformational, and she believes that education can truly change lives. Amy joined the UNMC College of Medicine team at the foundation in 2018 after spending time in sales, marketing and other fundraising roles.
  • UNK Fundraising

    Lucas Dart

    Lucas Dart

    Vice President of Alumni Relations and UNK Development
    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.
    Rich Brodersen

    Rich Brodersen

    UNK Athletics, Library, Honors Program & Frank House
    308-698-5274 direct
    800-432-3216 toll free
    rich.brodersen@nufoundation.org
    Rich earned a Bachelor of Science degree with a journalism major from the University of Nebraska at Kearney. A McCook native, he joined the foundation in 2016 after more than 20 years of professional experience working on UNK’s campus as a member of the athletics department and announcer for Loper games. Rich’s fundraising efforts are focused on UNK athletics and the College of Fine Arts & Humanities.
    Darla Heggem

    Darla Heggem

    UNK Advancement
    direct
    800-432-3216 toll free
    Through her work experience and living and raising her daughter in Scottsbluff, Nebraska, Darla has an unique understanding of the many challenges of rural communities while also recognizing the remarkable quality of life our rural communities have to offer.
    Scott Jochum

    Scott Jochum

    UNK College of Education and College of Business & Technology
    308-698-5278 direct
    800-432-3216 toll free
    scott.jochum@nufoundation.org
    Scott joined the University of Nebraska Foundation team in 2018 after 17 years teaching and mentoring students at UNK. He holds a bachelor’s degree in industrial technology education and a master’s degree in education, both from the University of Nebraska at Kearney.
    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.
  • Gift Planning

    Steve Hill

    Steve Hill

    Gift Planning
    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..
    Camille Allen

    Camille Allen

    Gift Planning
    402-502-4119 direct
    800-432-3216 toll free
    camille.allen@nufoundation.org
    Camille has been with the foundation since 2016. She earned an undergraduate degree and juris doctor from the University of Kansas and has several years of fundraising, consulting and nonprofit experience. Camille is passionate about her work and believes the opportunity for an education has the ability to make a substantial impact on a person’s life.
    Jennifer Katz

    Jennifer Katz

    Gift Planning
    402-502-4717 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
    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.
    Bill Reece

    Bill Reece

    Gift Planning
    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

    Liz Davis

    Liz Davis

    Director Corporate & Foundation Relations, UNMC
    402-502-4921 direct
    800-432-3216 toll free
    liz.davis@nufoundation.org
    Liz is passionate about improving our community and supporting the growth of UNMC and the Nebraska Medicine health network through strong relationships with corporations and other foundations. A Nebraska native, she joined the NU Foundation in 2018 with development, project management and board development experience gained from a variety of local nonprofits. She obtained bachelor’s and master’s degrees in nonprofit administration from the University of Nebraska at Omaha.
    Vanessa Denney

    Vanessa Denney

    Corporate Relations College of Information Science & Technology and Corporate Relations - Omaha
    402-316-9686 direct
    800-432-3216 toll free
    vanessa.denney@nufoundation.org
    Vanessa is a 2007 graduate of UNL and has worked for the Omaha Convention and Visitors Bureau in sales and project management for the last 7+ years. Vanessa also serves on the Women Investing in Nebraska Grant Committee.
    Jaci Klein

    Jaci Klein

    Foundation Relations
    402-458-1255 direct
    800-432-3216 toll free
    jaci.klein@nufoundation.org
    Jaci started at the foundation in 2015. Prior to that she served as an administrator for numerous grant programs including creation of all written materials, selection process and communication with recipients. Her experience managing project budgets, metrics, tracking, invoicing, and developing final reports for assigned partners and grants are great assets in her current position.
  • Nebraska Medicine

    Amy Volk

    Amy Volk

    Chief Development Officer, Nebraska Medicine Senior Vice President, UNMC 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.
    Lisa Anibal

    Lisa Anibal

    Nebraska Medicine
    402-502-4108 direct
    800-432-3216 toll free
    lisa.anibal@nufoundation.org
    A member of the foundation team since 2017, Lisa holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Nebraska–Lincoln and a Master of Science from Bellevue University. As director of the grateful patient giving program, she works with individuals who wish to recognize through philanthropy the excellent care they or their loved one received at Nebraska Medicine.
    Edwin Lyons

    Edwin Lyons

    Nebraska Medicine
    402-504-3339 direct
    800-432-3216 toll free
    edwin.lyons@nufoundation.org
    Edwin began his fundraising career as a volunteer for UNICEF at age 10. Since then, he has enjoyed an extensive professional career in marketing, fundraising, sales and development. Edwin joined the foundation team in 2018 and is honored to be an advocate and ambassador for the patients and caregivers at the University of Nebraska Medical Center and Nebraska Medicine.
    Meghan Perrin

    Meghan Perrin

    Nebraska Medicine
    402-504-3337 direct
    800-432-3216 toll free
    meghan.perrin@nufoundation.org
    Meghan joined the University of Nebraska Foundation team in 2018 with a strong professional background in fundraising, consulting and nonprofit leadership. She holds a Master of Public Administration degree with a nonprofit management concentration from the University of Nebraska at Omaha. Meghan’s fundraising efforts are focused on the University of Nebraska Medical Center and Nebraska Medicine, and she has a passion for helping alumni and friends of the university connect their interests to fulfilling, life-changing opportunities.
    Matthew Pohren

    Matthew Pohren

    Nebraska Medicine
    402-504-3338 direct
    800-432-3216 toll free
    matt.pohren@nufoundation.org
    Matthew joined the University of Nebraska Foundation in 2018 with a strong background in consulting and leadership and extensive knowledge of university systems. A Nebraska native, he believes in the purpose and mission of the foundation and enjoys the opportunity to make philanthropic ideas and dreams a reality for supporters of the University of Nebraska Medical Center and Nebraska Medicine.
  • Media

    Dorothy Endacott

    Dorothy Endacott

    Vice President of 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.
    Robb Crouch

    Robb Crouch

    Senior Director of Public Relations
    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 in Lincoln, took advertising courses at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and holds a certificate in nonprofit management from the University of Nebraska at Omaha. A member of the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA, he has devoted most of his career to higher education advancement.