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About the Foundation

The Northeast Community College Foundation supports and promotes programs and educational opportunities of Northeast Community College throughout its 20-county service area and beyond. It was established in 1975 and is a 501(c)(3) corporation organized under Nebraska and federal laws.

The Foundation is governed by a Board of Directors consisting of community members in Northeast's service area. Members represent varied backgrounds, bringing strength and diversification to the Foundation.

Northeast Community College Foundation is registered with the IRS Department of the Treasury (EIN: 51-0145185) and is exempt from federal income tax under the provisions of Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1954.

Contact Us

801 E Benjamin Ave
PO Box 469
Norfolk, NE 68702-0469
(402) 844-7240

Board of Directors

Bill Tielke
President, Atkinson

Paula Havranek
Vice President, O’Neill

Wayne Studebaker
Past President, Norfolk

Roy Miller
Treasurer, Oakland

Matt Hoesing
Secretary, Norfolk


Del Ames, Neligh (Board of Governors Representative)
Walter Aschoff, Osmond
Dr. Robert Cox, Norfolk
Brian Chapman, Norfolk
Matt Dresden, Hartington
Melissa Figueroa, Norfolk
E. Clark Gotschall, Atkinson (Weller Foundation Representative)
Mitch Hyde, Norfolk
Justine Knapp, Norfolk
Arlan Kuehn, South Sioux City
Leisa Piper, Norfolk
Juan Sandoval, Norfolk
Jeff Scherer, Beemer (Board of Governors Representative)
Courtney Schmidt, Madison
Amy Shane, O'Neill
Dr. G. Tom Surber, Norfolk
Brian Weatherwax, South Sioux City

Our Team


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Dr. Tracy Kruse
Vice President of Development & External Affairs
Office: (402) 844-7056

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David Boschen
Development Executive Assistant
Office: (402) 844-7240

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Holly Quinn
Director of Development Services
Office: (402) 844-7065

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Jazmin Goeden
Assistant Director of Development Services
Office: (402) 844-7658

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Mason Zimmerer
Development Officer
Office: (402) 844-7654

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Susan Risinger Green
Development Officer
Office: (402) 844-7657

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Abby Schademann
Development Coordinator
Office: (402) 844-7057

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Jessica Sherry
Gift & Data Management Coordinator
Office: (402) 844-7818


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Jeri Parks
Director of Grants & Contracts
Office: (402) 844-7244

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Natalie Kent
Associate Director of Grants & Contracts
Office: (402) 844-7732