Remembering Doug Cook
Funeral services for University of Nebraska Foundation’s creative marketing specialist Doug Cook were held Aug. 5 in Hickman, Neb. at the Hickman Presbyterian Church. Doug died unexpectedly on Aug. 1, at the age of 60.
Doug joined the foundation in 2007, after working for more than 20 years in marketing at the Lincoln ad agency Bailey Lauerman. Doug’s creative talents were behind many of the foundation’s marketing and communication efforts, including unique mailings, creative invitations, advertising, videos and more.
Doug is survived by his wife of 32 years, Kim, his son, Corey, and his daughter, Kaley. He was especially proud of Kaley’s upcoming trip to study in the Czech Republic as the recipient of a prestigious Fulbright Scholarship. Corey had recently become engaged and is in graduate school at the University of Missouri.
“Doug’s creativity and strong values will be greatly missed,” said Brian Hastings, the foundation’s president and CEO.
The Doug Cook Memorial Fund honors the life and dedication of Doug.
Gifts to this endowment provides regular support to the Kit and Dick Schmoker Reading Center at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln College of Education and Human Sciences. The fund is used at the direction of the director of the reading center with preference given to providing scholarships for children who are served there. Anyone who wishes to honor Doug or support the important mission of the Schmoker Reading Center is invited to give.