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Bill Whitmer*

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS: 
Bill was the third generation owner of ABC Electric, where he started working at age 14. He became President of ABC Electric in 1984 and served in that role until his son, John, took over in 2001.

Bill was a leader in the industry and set the gold standard for electrical contracting. His integrity was recognized by the Better Business Bureau with the first ever Integrity Award. He also served as the President of NECA of Nebraska and was a member of the State Electrical Board for 30 years.

EDUCATION:
University of Nebraska-Lincoln NE, Electrical Engineer, 1959

PERSONAL:
Year of Birth: 1936
Year of Death: 2012
Wife: Mae
Children: Lori Wennstedt, Ph.D., John Whitmer

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Jay D. Gerber

QUOTE:
It is a pleasure to gift to nonprofit organizations that not only represent our values, but benefit our local and global community. Giving through Lincoln Community Foundation enables us to consolidate and easily update our plans.

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:
Advanced Bioadjurants, NE, Vice President
Pfizer Animal Health, Lincoln, NE, Project Director
SmithKline Beecham, Lincoln, NE, Project Manager
Norden Laboratories, Lincoln, NE, Research Scientist
Center for Disease Control-Field Station, Kansas City, KS, Immunology Chief

EDUCATION:
Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA, Post-Doctorate, 1970
University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS, Ph.D. Microbiology, 1968
Benedictine College, Atchison, KS, BS

PERSONAL:
Year of Birth: 1941
Wife: Ruth
Children: Nathan and Katie

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Neil E. Bean*

PERSONAL:
Year of Birth: Unknown
Year of Death: 2006

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Mark Tallman

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:
Owner, Data Source Media, Lincoln, NE, 1983-present

EDUCATION:
AB, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ, 1971

PERSONAL:
Year of Birth: 1949

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Sam Baird*

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:
Farmers State Bank & Trust, president/ceo, Superior, NE
State of Nebraska, director department of banking
Nebraska Banker's Association, president

EDUCATION:
University of Nebraska-Lincoln, College of Business Adm, BS 1966
University of Nebraska-Lincoln, College of Law, JD 1969

PERSONAL:
Year of Birth: 1944
Wife: Joyce
Children: Todd Baird, Scott Baird, Elizabeth Nicholson

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James C. Seacrest*

QUOTE:
Our becoming benefactors of the Lincoln Community Foundation was a natural next step for us. Jim's father, Joe W. Seacrest, shared in the creative vision that resulted in the Lincoln Community Foundation.  Subsequently, our family has been a founder or supporter of community foundations across the state, including Scottsbluff, Sidney, North Platte and Lexington.  We personally have seen the impact community foundations have because of the diverse nature of the opportunities they can give to donors to fulfill their dreams.  We have big dreams for Lincoln that will be realized by the shared commitment of all investors in the Lincoln Community Foundation. 

CAREER HISTORY / COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT:
Western Publishing Co., North Platte, NE, president and chairman of the board, 1968-2000
Western Publishing Co., North Platte, NE, publishing daily, weekly and shopper newspapers
University of Nebraska Foundation, trustee, present and board of directors, 1983-1989
University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Hixson-Lied College of Fine and Performing Arts, co-chair, $20 million campaign, 2007 to present
University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Builder Award 2011
Nebraska Educational Telecommunications, co-chair, Inspire Nebraska Campaign, $25 million, goal reached in June 2011
Nebraska Appleseed Center for Law in the Public Interest, 2009-2011
Strategic Discussions for Nebraska, board member, 2007-2010
Friends of Opera, board member, 2004-2007
Amendment #1 Committee, co-treasurer, 2004
Nebraska Cultural Endowment, advisory committee. 2003 to present
American Legion, life member
Nebraska State Historical Society, life member
Nebraska Alumni Association, life member
Nebraska Art Association, life member

EDUCATION:
University of Nebraska-Lincoln, B.S., 1963
USAR Quartermaster Corps, captain, 1964-1966
Korea, 13 months

PERSONAL:
Year of Birth:  
Wife: Rhonda
Children: Ryan

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George P. Abel*

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS: 
Founder, Abel (NEBCO) Construction, 1908-1937
Abel Residence Hall, University of Nebraska-Lincoln campus

EDUCATION:
University of Nebraska-Lincoln, B.S., 1906
Fremont High School, graduate

PERSONAL:
Year of Birth: 1882
Year of Death: 1937
Wife: Hazel (Hempel)
Children: Helen, George Jr., Hazel, Alice, Ann

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Halcyon Allsman*

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS: 
U.S. District Court, Deputy Clerk
Legal Secretary

EDUCATION:
Attended University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln, NE
Lincoln High School, 1933

PERSONAL:
Year of Birth: 1913
Year of Death: 2000

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Florence Moll Amen*

COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT: 
Alpha Phi National Sorority, Lincoln, NE
Fortnightly Discussion Club, Lincoln, NE
PEO, Lincoln, NE
Twelve Club, Lincoln, NE
Center for Great Plains Studies, Lincoln, NE
American Red Cross, Charlotte Chapter, Charlotte, NC
Evergreen Garden Club, Winston-Salem, NC

EDUCATION:
University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 1938-1940
Lincoln High School, Lincoln, NE 1938

PERSONAL:
Year of Birth: 1920
Year of Death: 2008
Husband: Paul
Children: Karen, Mary, Barbara, Paula Jr.

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John L. Hoppe, Jr.

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Mary H. Copple*

QUOTE:
Ed and I feel very fortunate to have lived almost all of our lives in Lincoln. Lincoln is special because of its people.

The educational level of a Lincolnite is almost two years higher than the national average. The Lincoln Public Schools system is among the best in the nation: Lincoln has three universities, it has more churches per capita than most cities, and the YMCA facilities and programs are outstanding. Because of all of this, the philanthropic support for worthy projects in Lincoln is extremely strong. The Lincoln Community Foundation leads the way. 

Ed and I raised our four children here. I taught in the Lincoln Public Schools as an elementary teacher, while Ed served for many years as a member of the Lincoln School Board. Ed has been deeply involved with the YMCA and other community organizations. In short, we love Lincoln. 

We are doing everything philanthropically we can to keep all of these great things in place for the next generation to follow. The Lincoln Community Foundation has helped us immeasurably to make this possible.

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:
Lincoln Public Schools, elementary teacher

PERSONAL:
Year of Birth:
Husband: Ed
Children: Ken, Susie, Scott, Jim

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Mae Whitmer

QUOTE
My late husband, Bill, and I have believed in helping our community by giving to many causes, and now to Prosper Lincoln through the Lincoln Community Foundation. The Prosper Lincoln Early Childhood Development focus has really sparked my passion. I want to make a difference for future generations. 

CAREER:
Dedicated Wife, Mother and Grandmother
Early childhood education advocate

PERSONAL:
Year of Birth: 1942
Husband: Bill
Children: Lori Wennstedt, Ph.D., John Whitmer

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Kim M. Robak

QUOTE:
We have been blessed to live and work in Lincoln and educate our two daughters here. It is our hope that through our contribution to the Lincoln Community Foundation we can help others to have the same wonderful opportunities that we have had. 

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS: 
Mueller Robak LLC, Lincoln, NE, senior partner
University of Nebraska-Lincoln, vice president for external affairs
State of Nebraska, lieutenant governor
Rembolt Ludtke Law Firm, Lincoln, NE, partner
Lincoln Public Schools, Lincoln, NE, teacher

EDUCATION:
University of Nebraska College of Law, J.D.
University of Nebraska-Lincoln, B.S.

PERSONAL:
Year of Birth: 1955
Husband: Bill Mueller
Children: Katherine, Claire

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Susan L. Hoppe

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Pauline E. Hawks*

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Kirk J. 'Joe' Adams

QUOTE:
We were very fortunate to be raised in Lincoln. After having lived out of state for over 20 years, we appreciate more than ever all that Lincoln has to offer to its families and businesses. We designed our estate plan with the hopes that our gifts to LCF will encourage and inspire our children and grandchildren to support this wonderful community for generations to come. 

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS: 
Dunn Capital Management, Inc., Stuart, FL 1986-2002
Paulucci Enterprises, Duluth, MN 1981-86
Arthur Andersen & Co, Omaha, NE 1977-81

EDUCATION:
University of Nebraska-Lincoln, College of Law, Lincoln, NE 1977
University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln, NE 1974
Lincoln Southeast High School, Lincoln, NE 1970

PERSONAL:
Year of Birth: 1952
Wife: Jeanette Catherine (Stewart) Adams
Children: Brian J. Adams, Sarah E. (Adams) Bainbridge

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Susan Ferris

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Michael Ferris

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N.W. 'Jerry' Solomon

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:
Jerry Solomon CLU and Associates, owner and president, 1959-present
Insurance Administrators, Inc., president and owner, 1959-present
New York Life Insurance Company, sales, 1957-1959
Monarch Manufacturing Company, sales manager, 1956-1957
Alliance Chamber of Commerce, manager, 1954-1956
Phi Gamma Delta Fraternity, international field secretary, 1951-1954

EDUCATION:
Agency Management Institute, graduate
Licensed Stockbroker
Licensed Insurance Consultant
Chartered Life Underwriters, graduate
American College of Life Underwriters
University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Bachelors of Music Education, 1951
Culbertson High School, Culbertson, NE, 1945

PERSONAL:
Year of Birth: 1927
Wife: Barbara (Stephens)
Children: Stephen "Steve", Cynthia "Cinda"

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Rose Ann Dowty

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Anita C. O'Donnell*

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:
Homemaker
Marshall Field Department Stores

EDUCATION:
University of Illinois

PERSONAL:
Year of Birth: 1889
Year of Death: 1995
Husband: Thomas
Children: Charles, Howard, Phyllis

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Dale C. Tinstman*

QUOTE:
Lincoln is the place to be, the place to live, and the place to support. Jean and I met in 1938 at the University of Nebraska Lincoln. After serving in two wars and living in two other business locations, we always returned home to Lincoln. Our three children thrived in the Lincoln community, attending local schools and UNL.

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:
Eaton Tinstman Druliner, Inc., Lincoln, NE, 1983 to present
IBP, Inc., Lincoln, NE, co-chairman, board of directors, 1981-1983
Director of Iowa Beef Processors, Inc., vice chairman, 1977-1981
Director of Iowa Beef Processors, Inc., president, member of exec committee, 1976-1977
Financial Consultant, 1974-1976
First Mid-America, Inc., chairman of the board, 1974
First Mid-America, Inc., president, 1968-1974
First Mid-America, Inc., founder, executive VP, 1961-1968
Tinstman & Co., Inc., president, treasurer, 1960-1961
Central National Insurance Group of Omaha, Omaha, NE, financial VP, treasurer, 1958-1960
Securities Acceptance Corp. of Omaha, Omaha, NE, vice president, assistant treasurer, 1958-1960
The First Trust Co. of Lincoln, NE, assistant secretary, assistant manager, 1947-1958

EDUCATION:
University of Nebraska, Lincoln, College of Law, JD, 1947
University of Nebraska, Lincoln, BS, 1941
Fairbury High School, Fairbury, NE, 1936

PERSONAL:
Year of Birth: 1919
Wife: Jean Sundell
Children: Thomas Tinstman, Nancy Remington, Jane Kramer

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Zephyr A. Clouse*

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:
Chapin Lumber Company, bookkeeper and accountant

PERSONAL:
Year of Birth: 1910
Year of Death: 1996

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James M. Lauerman

QUOTE:
The Lincoln Community Foundation is an organizational cornerstone that has helped to move Lincoln into its current status as one of the nation's best places to live. When such a positive team of donors works together, great things will continue to happen.

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:
Jim Lauerman is Chairman and CEO Emeritas of Bailey Lauerman. He helped grow the five person marketing communications firm in 1973 to a team of over 80 in 2015. Bailey Lauerman has gained a significant number of national honors for both creativity and effectiveness of their work for clients, including Fortune 500 firms. Bailey Lauerman was recognized in 2012 as Midwest Small Agency of the Year and in 2013 as National Small Agency of the Year. Creativity magazine, Communication Arts and Graphis magazine have all cited Bailey Lauerman with top national creative honors.

Lauerman has played a leadership role in the agency's work with clients such as Union Pacific Railroad, Disney and ConAgra Foods. He has served on the national board of Boys Town for the past three years, as well as the Boys Town marketing committee. He is a Knights of Ak-Sar-Ben Counselor and past president of the Counselors for the last eight years. In that capacity, he's helped lead fellow business leaders in focusing financial support on scholarship donations for Nebraska and Iowa high school students.

Lauerman has served on the national board of the American Association of Advertising Agencies, and on the regional and local Ad Federation boards. He's a previous recipient of the Silver Medal Award, the Ad Federation's highest professional award. He has served and continues on several boards, including United Way in both Omaha and Lincoln and First-Plymouth Church. He was elected to the Lincoln Airport Authority board in 1988, served two terms and is now running for re-election in May 2015. He was awarded the Keith P. Sanders Outstanding Service Award for Outstanding Service and Leadership in Advertising by the University of Nebraska Chapter of Kappa Tau Alpha, the National Honor Society in Journalism and Mass Communications in April 2015.

EDUCATION:
Attended University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 1966-1969
Stromsburg High School, Stromsburg, NE, 1966

PERSONAL:
Year of Birth: 1948
Wife: Margaret (Meg) Lauerman
Child: Stephanie Michelle Lauerman Wallin

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Reginald Troncone*

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Marie Troncone*

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Mary Wobig

QUOTE:
My late husband, Mic, and I have long been committed to giving back to this exceptional community that our family has called home for so many years. 

PERSONAL:
Michael: Year of Death: 2005
Mary: Year of Birth: 1945

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Francine A. Wixen*

PERSONAL:
Year of Birth/Death: Unknown
Husband: Ben

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Ben Wixen*

PERSONAL:
Year of Birth/Death: Unknown
Wife: Francine

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Henry Joseph Armstrong*

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:
Farmer, Greenwood, NE, 1931-1945
Position in business office, Lincoln, NE

EDUCATION:
Nebraska Wesleyan University, Lincoln, NE
Iowa State University, Iowa
Iowa School, Iowa, 1946

PERSONAL:
Year of Birth: 1901
Year of Death: 1976
Wife: Pauline (Bloom)
Children:

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Mark A. Whitehead

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:
President, Whitehead Oil

PERSONAL:
Wife: Chris
Children: Madeline, Katherine

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Asa B. Waters*

PERSONAL:
Wife: Mabel

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Cooper Foundation

The Cooper Foundation, a private foundation established in 1934, was founded by Joseph Cooper.  Joseph had a great interest in the theatre business and developed a chain of theatres in Nebraska, Okahoma and Colorado.  After establishing the Cooper Foundation, he donated proceeds from his theatre interests to the Foundation to provide gifts to organizations in Nebraska.  Joseph's donations to the Foundaiton continued until his death in 1946, at which point he bequeathed his theatre business to the Foundation.  His theatre chain grew and flourished, and later, in the mid-70s, was sold by the Foundation.  This sale provided a significant gift to the Cooper Foundation's endowment.  The Cooper Foundation supports programs in the areas of education, human services, the arts, humanities and the environment. 

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Gale Pokorny

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:
Judge, Lancaster County, Nebraska
Faculty member, UNL College of Law, Lincoln, NE, 5 years
Legal Services of Southeast Nebraska, 5 years

EDUCATION:
Juris Doctorate, UNL College of Law, 1973
University of Nebraska-Lincoln, graduate, 1968
Schuyler, NE high school, graduate

PERSONAL:
Year of Birth: 1946
Wife: Julie

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C. Bertrand Schultz*

QUOTE FROM DAUGHTER:
It was second nature for Bertrand to serve. He did not know how to say "No."  He enjoyed people and the opportunity to better his community.
NARRATIVE:
At the time when it was not a popular stance, Bert was on a lifelong search for scientific trusts. It was his mission to show how science and religion went hand-in-hand and were not in opposition. He published over 200 scientific articles and monographs, many of them jointly with colleagues representing different interdisciplinary fields. He studied in 60 different countries and assembled a tremendous amount of data on the changing environment of the world and the migrations and extinctions of animals and plants. Bertrand was recognized internationally as an authority in the fields of paleontology, geology, water resources, ecology and early man.   

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:
University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln, NE, regents professor of geology, emeritus; museum director, emeritus; and curactor of vertebrate paleontology, emeritus, 1975-1995
University of Nebraska, Department of Geology, state museum and professor of geology, 1973-1975
University of Nebraska, perry branch ("distinguished") professor of geology, 1970-1974
University of Nebraska, regents ("distinguished") professor of geology, 1967-1970
University of Nebraska, professor of geology, 1945-1952
University of Nebraska, assistant professor of geology, 1941-1945
University of Nebraska State Museum, director and curator of vertebrate paleontology, 1938-1973
Americam Museum of Natural History, New York City, NY, Frick Laboratory, research associate, 1932-1968
University of Nebraska State Museum, coordinator of field parties (vertebrate paleontology), 1928-1975

EDUCATION:
University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Ph.D. in Geology, 1941
Columbia University, graduate work, 1933-1934
University of Nebraska-Lincoln, M.S. in Geology, 1933
University of Nebraska-Lincoln, B.S. in Geology
Red Cloud High School, Red Cloud, NE, 1926

PERSONAL:
Year of Birth: 1908
Year of Death:  1995
Wife: Marian (Othmer)
Children: Tranda, Donna

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'Col.' Arthur W. Thompson*

NARRATIVE:
In 1906, Colonel Arthur Weimer Thompson started crying farm sales and auctions in York County. Eventually he sold purebred swine, lambs and cattle at the principal venues such as the Chicago International Stock Show, The Denver Stock Show, the Kansas City American Royal, the San Francisco Cow Palace and the National Ram Show in Salt Lake City, Utah. In later years he specialized in Black Angus and Hereford cattle and eventually, from 1943 until his retirement n 1953, in Herefords exclusively.

Col. Thompson's impact on the live stock industry went beyond the sales arena. As an advocate of modern methods in animal husbandry, he worked closely with the University of Nebraska College of Agriculture (now Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources) to spread his message. He used the proof of his sales record, his knowldge of livestock values and the pulpit of the auctioneer to urge constantly and convincingly farmers, ranchers and purebred cattleman to upgrade the quality of their livestock. He encouraged and influenced the annual 4-H sales at the Nebraska State Fair. He 'cried' the first Ak-Sar-Ben 4-H sale and did so, again for no fee, for many years thereafter.

In 1950, Time magazine wrote about ' ... brisk, blue-eyed 'Colonel' Arthur Weimer Thompson, dean of U.S. cattle auctioneers ... Thompson has probably done more than anyone else to make Herefords the highest-priced cattle breed. In the last 42 years, Auctioneer Thompson has knocked down $250 million worth of cattle at more than 7,000 sales all over the U.S.  His record $506,000 for a single day's selling set at the auction of Colorado Rancher Dan Thorton's Hereford herd in 1947, still stands ... as does the $65,000 bid at which he sold the prize bull Baca Duke II last year. Only eight Hereford bulls have ever been sold for more than $50,000. Colonel Thompson has auctioned them all ...'

In 1947, Colonel Thompson and his wife established the Arthur W. and Viola Thompson Scholarship at the University of Nebraska. It is given to outstanding second semester sophomore or junior Animal Science majors.

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:
Purebred livestock auctioneer

EDUCATION:
Jones Auction School, Chicago, IL
York College, York, NE
Lincoln Business College, Lincoln, NE
York County High School, York, NE

PERSONAL:
Year of Birth: 1886
Year of Death: 1970
Wife: Viola (Swanson)
Children: Elwood Nelson "Jack"

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Gordon L. Pauley*

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:
Pauley Lumber Company, president, general manager and owner

EDUCATION:
University of Nebraska-Lincoln, A.B., 1949
Lincoln High School, Lincoln, NE

PERSONAL:
Year of Birth: 1928
Year of Death: 2010
Wife: Phyllis (Thomsen)
Children: Diana, Douglas, David

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L.L. Coryell & Son Park Foundation

In 1867, Mr. and Mrs. Richard Coryell, along with their son, George, traveled to Nebraka in their covered wagon and made their home on the ground that is now known as Coryell Park, located in Brock, Nebraska.  The wagon box was the first Coryell home in Nebraska and the young family lived there until they built a house.  This house eventually became home to two more Coryell children, L.L., Sr. and Nettie. 

In 1934, the Coryell homestead was converted into a free park.  It was dedicated by Mr. and Mrs. L.L. Coryell, Sr., Mr. and Mrs. L.L. Coryell, Jr., and Lorraine Leland Coryell. 

The park is home to several Coryell buildings such as the Coryell Chapel, the Coryell, Treasure House (which includes the doll collection of L.L. Coryell, Sr.'s wife), the Coryell Mausoleum, the bridal home of Mr. and Mrs. L.L. Coryell, Sr., and the Coryell Auditorium.  Also on display are reproduction of the Parker Log Cabin and the Coryell homestead house. 

The L.L. Coryell and Son Park Foundation provides funds for the maintenance of Coryell Park. 

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Bernie R. Goler*

PERSONAL:
Year of Birth: Unknown
Year of Death: Unknown
Wife: Bonnie

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Larry C. Price*

NARRATIVE:
Larry constructed three retirement facilities and one condo facility in Lincoln. He started the first King's restaurant in 1955 and expanded the business into a chain of King's Food Host restaurants. Larry also developed several land projects, including the Harvester Motel and Restaurant, the Van Dorn Plaza Shopping Center and The Pantry Restaurant. Larry's paternal grandmother, originally from Italy, came west on the Orphan Train.

"The community was always very accepting and encouraging in all of Larry's endeavors."  Esther Price

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:
Consultant, various food operators
Real estate developer, 1972-1999
Restauranteur, 1955-1972
Owner, hamburger, hot dog & soft ice cream stand, 1949
Grocer, 1943-1948
Mail carrier, 1942-1943
Nebraska Wesleyan University, football and basketball coach, 1940-1950
Lincoln Police Department, policeman, 1938-1941
Nebraska State Fair, self-employed hamburger stand operator, 1934-1999

EDUCATION:
Nebraska Wesleyan University, Lincoln, NE, B.S., 1939
Kearney State College, 1933-1934
Bethany High School, Lincoln, NE, 1933

PERSONAL:
Year of Birth: 1916
Year of Death: 1999
Wife: Esther (Perkins)
Children: Pamela, Deborah, Lorri

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Thelma Aspegren*

EDUCATION:
Iowa Community High School, Hamburg, IA, 1926 graduate

PERSONAL:
Year of Birth/Death: Unknown
Husband: Hugo

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Lydia S. Robinson*

PERSONAL:
Year of Birth: 1908
Year of Death: 1998
Husband: Alex

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Barbara Heckman

QUOTE:
My parents were always active in charitable giving to the less fortunate in the community and set an example for me to follow. When I left home, I continued the practice of charitable giving, generally for children in difficult situations. But I also gave to support other non-profit organizations that served the community.

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:
Resource teacher, Lincoln Public Schools, Lincoln, NE, 1987-1995
Staff member and workshop leader, Exemplary Center of Reading Instruction National Diffusion Network Project, 1976-1987
Resource teacher, Crete Public Schools, Crete, NE, 1968-1987
Part-time reading teacher and consultant, Yankton State Hospital, Yankton, SD, 1965-1967
First grade teacher, Exeter Township Public Schools, Pennslyvania, 1952-1954

EDUCATION:
Graduate credits from LaVerne College, California
Graduate credits from University of Utah
Graduate credits from University of Nebraska, Kearney, NE
Graduate credits from University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE
M.S., Moorhead State University, 1964
B.S., West Chester State University, 1952
Graduate, Marple Newtown High School, Pennsylvania, 1948

PERSONAL:
Year of Birth: 1931
Husband:  Philip
Children: Peter, Susan, Matthew, Rebecca

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Candace Meedel Campbell

QUOTE:
Bob and I have Lincoln and Nebraska roots that go back as early as 1879. Our families made us keenly aware that the wonderful community we have enjoyed and in which we raised our children, is the result of the sacrifice and generosity of those who preceded us. We are privileged to be able to share that legacy and help provide an ever improving community for generations to come. 

PERSONAL:
Year of Birth: 1944
Husband: Robert
Children: Robert E. Campbell III, Laura Campbell Routh, Kathryn Campbell Tusek

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Dottie & Bob Shapiro

QUOTE:
Giving to people and organizations in the community feeds one's soul.  We wanted to give back to Lincoln after Bob's 31 years of medical practice here.  We give in gratitude and because we can.  

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:
I entered the career world in the 1960s and 70s.  I met society's expectations and can proudly say I was a mother, friend, community volunteer and nurse. 

EDUCATION:
University of Nebraska-Omaha Medical Campus, B.S. in Nursing, 1965

PERSONAL:
Year of Birth: 1942
Husband: Robert
Children: Stephanie, Jacqueline, grandsons-Griffin and Cameron

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Eileen C. Vautravers, M.D.

QUOTE: 
We both were raised in homes where our parents had stewardship roles in the Methodist Church and where tithing was practiced. During our life's journey together, we have tried to exemplify this advice for daily living from John Wesley, founder of Methodism: "Do all the good you can. By all the means you can. In all the ways you can. In all the places you can. To all the people you can. As long as ever you can."
We have been truly blessed by a benevolent God, and by having loving families, exceptional education, rewarding careers, good health and a safe, supportive community and state. We desire and are inspired to ensure that others may experience the same. The Lincoln Community Foundation is in a unique position to have a comprehensive grasp of our community's diverse needs and resources. We have chosen to support, through a Benefactor gift, the needs of children now and for "as long as ever we can."

PERSONAL:
Year of Birth: 1947
Husband: Richard

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John W. Stewart*

NARRATIVE:
John W. Stewart, known to family and friends as Jack, was a lifetime resident of Lincoln and practiced law here for 42 years. Jack played an active role in community organizations, serving at various times as chairman of the governing boards of Nebraska Wesleyan University, Bryan Memorial Hospital, Lancaster County Red Cross, United Way, Lincoln Bar Association and Saint Paul United Methodist Church, and on the national board of governors of the American Red Cross. 
Jack was awarded the Combat Infantryman medal, Silver Star, Bronze Star and Purple Heart serving as a infantry rifle platoon leader in Europe during World War II. After retiring from law practice in 1988, he wrote a book about his World War II experiences, including those as a POW. Jack was a mentor, a lawyer, and a man of a generous heart. His kindness and genuine interest in other people's lives, his passion for reading and his good sense of humor made each meeting with Jack special. 
CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:
Mattson, Ricketts, Davies, Stewart & Calkins, Partner, 1974-1988
Stewart, Stewart & Calkins, Partner, 1946-1973
EDUCATION:
University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Juris Doctor, 1946
Lincoln High School, Lincoln, Nebraska, 1938
PERSONAL:
Year of Birth: 1920
Year of Death: 2014
Wife:  Josephine (Jo)
Children: Michael (Mack), John M. and Ann Lundy

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Mark T. Walz

QUOTE:
Both Rita and I are lifelong Lincoln residents. We have benefited educationally, economically, socially and culturally from this wonderfully dynamic, prosperous, safe, and increasingly diverse community. I have a very personal connection to the Lincoln Community Foundation as I was the recipient of educational scholarships from the Community Foundation on two separate occasions during my college years. Rita and I both feel extremely blessed to now be in a position in life where we can "give back to," and "invest in," the community that has meant so much to us and our children. We chose to become Benefactors of the Lincoln Community Foundation to help insure that it has the financial resources it needs to help the next Mark and Rita Walz in this very special community. 

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:
Farmers Mutual Insurance Company of Nebraska, 1991-present
Deloitte (formerly Touche Ross & Co.), Lincoln, NE, 1988-1991

Current Member:
American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and Nebraska Society of Certified Public Accountants

Mark serves on Board of Directors for:
Farmers Mutual Insurance Company of Nebraska, Property and Casualty Insurers Association of America, Nebraska Property and Liability Insurance Guaranty Association, Western Guaranty Fund Services, Nebraska Insurance Federation, Lincoln Community Foundation, Bryan Health, Nebraska Wesleyan University, Special Olympics Nebraska

EDUCATION:
Nebraska Wesleyan University, Lincoln, NE, 1988, B.S. Economics and Accounting, Summa Cum Laude

PERSONAL:
Year of Birth: 1964
Wife: Rita
Children: Ethan and Amanda

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Frances V.H. James*

PERSONAL:
Year of Birth: 1907
Year of Death: 1997
Husband: Clyde

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Oliver T. Joy*

NARRATIVE:
Oliver was responsible for introducing real silk hosiery, Fleischman Yeast and popcorn into the markets of Venezuela.

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:
Notifier Manufacturing Company, president, 1949-1968
Pardo & Mosquera Importers, Caracas, Venezuela, 1928-1931
Lago Petroleum, Gulf Oil, Phillips Petroleum and Argentina government, geologist, 1925-1949

EDUCATION:
University of Nebraska, graduate

PERSONAL:
Year of Birth: 1902
Year of Death: 1987
Wife: Margaret (Koopman) 

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Gary L. Heckman

QUOTE: 
I give back to help those in need.

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:
Auditor, State of Nebraska Liquor Control Commission, Lincoln, NE, 1975-2000
Material supervisor, Central Telephone and Utilities Corporation, 1964-1975
Nebraska Air National Guard, 1957-1964

EDUCATION:
Attended University of Nebraska-Lincoln, NE
Attended Concordia College, Seward, NE, 1960
University High School, 1956

PERSONAL:
Year of Birth: 1938
Wife: Myrna
Children: Susanna, David, Joanna, Luisa

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Gilbert H. Sechrist*

NARRATIVE:
During World War II, Gilbert served at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Radar Research Laboratories located at Cambridge, MA, and was given credit for two inventions. 

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:
University of Nebraska-Lincoln, NE, professor of electrical engineering, 1947-1958
Louisiana Polytechnic Institute, professor
Texas A&M University, professor
University of Wyoming, professor
Carnegie Institute of Technology, instructor

EDUCATION:
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Master's Degree
Kansas State University, Bachelor's Degree in Electrical Engineering

PERSONAL:
Year of Birth: Unknown
Year of Death: 1974
Wife: Daisy (Wharton)

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Margaret Helget Small

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:
Sales, Campbell's Nurseries & Garden Center, 2003-present
Consumer marketing manager, Alltel, 1963-2003
Staff associate, Woods Charitable Fund, Lincoln, NE, 1983-1989

EDUCATION:
Graduate, Hebron High School, 1963

PERSONAL:
Year of Birth: 1945
Husband:  Lawrence

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Richard H. Rogers*

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:
Lincoln Chamber of Commerce, director
O'Shea-Rogers Investment Company, president
O'Shea-Rogers Motor Company, partner, 46 years
O'Shea-Rogers Tractor and Equipment Company of Lincoln, president, 25 years
O'Shea-Rogers Motor Company, vice president and treasurer
Universal Manufacturing Company, honorary chairman, Algona, IA
First National Bank of Minden, NE

EDUCATION:
University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 1918

PERSONAL:
Year of Birth: 1896
Year of Death: 1975
Wife: Marie
Children: Eloise

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Robert P. Stephens*

QUOTE: 
All I want is a little peace and quiet, but I don't want too much of that. 

NARRATIVE:
In July 1984 Lincoln Star Newspaper:  'Oldest Graduate' The oldest graduate on record, Bob Stephens, 82, will receive his UNL bachelors diplomia after 63 years.

He started writing in his college days and continued the rest of his life.  He kept extensive journals, wrote a lot of not too serious poetry, wrote interesting letters to friends and family, and wrote a column in the local newspaper in Pequot Lakes, MN, for five years. Most of his writing was humorous and clever. 

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:
Bob Stephens & Associates, Lincoln, NE, founder and board chairman

PERSONAL:
Year of Birth: 1902
Year of Death: 1991
Wife: Phyllis (Walt)
Children: Barbara, Phillip

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Dr. C.F. Ladd*

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:
Dentist, Lincoln, NE, 1885-1942


EDUCATION:
University of Nebraska College of Law, 1898
University of Pennsylvia College of Dentistry

PERSONAL:
Year of Birth: 1867
Year of Death: 1942

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Rose M. Bingham*

QUOTE:
I've always liked Lincoln and I wanted to give something back.  

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:
Caterer, Lincoln, NE, unknown-1989
Cook, Seward Windsor Hotel, Seward, NE

PERSONAL:
Year of Birth: 1911
Year of Death: 2000
Husband: Leon

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Mark Hunzeker

QUOTE:
We have both enjoyed successful careers in Lincoln and have been actively involved in the community since college. Lincoln provided the opportunity to raise our family in a city which offers a quality of life that others would love to duplicate. We know the Lincoln Community Foundation will use our gift to support a wide variety of organizations that work hard to make Lincoln a great place to live.

PERSONAL:
Year of Birth: 1952
Wife: Pam

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J.C. Seacrest*

QUOTE:
A newspaper is more than merely a manufacturing or merchandising proposition. A responible ownership is essential if a newspaper is to serve the public unselfishly. 

NARRATIVE:
J.C. passed down his philosophy to his children, who in turn passed down his philosophy to their children. His philosophy was that, as a member of the J.C. Seacrest Family, you were expected to have a good value system, to become well educated, to work hard, and, more importantly, to contribute to their family and to their community. J.C.'s interests were always those of the city in which he lived and worked. However, he may be best remembered for his simplicity of living habits and his droll sense of humor.

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:
Lincoln Journal, Lincoln, NE, owner and publisher, 1897-1942
First National Bank, director, 1920s
American Savings Bank, president and vice president, 1910-1917
Lincoln Traction Company, director, 1907-1917

EDUCATION:
J.C., as the 'oldest' child, had to leave school after he completed the 7th grade, and he had to get a job as a 'printer's devil' in a weekly newspaper in order to financially support his widow mother and his four young siblings. J.C. always regretted his lack of formal education, and he encouraged all his children and all his grandchildren to attend college. 

PERSONAL:
Year of Birth: 1864
Year of Death: 1942
Wife: Jessie (Snively)
Children: Frederick, Joseph, Jessie

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David J. Beynon*

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:
Beynon Farm Products Corporation, CEO, Winchester, IN, 1960-2009

EDUCATION:
University of Nebraska-Lincoln, BA of Science Electrical Engineering, 1955
Lincoln High School, Lincoln, Nebraska, 1951

PERSONAL:
Year of Birth: 1932
Year of Death: 2014
Wife: Elizabeth
Children: Zinaida Ann, John David, Peter Ira

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Richard C. Stednitz*

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:
Nebraska Salesbook Company, factory superintendent

PERSONAL:
Year of Birth: 1890
Year of Death: 1960
Wife: Margaret
Child: Marjorie

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Mildred E. Kemp*

NARRATIVE:
Mildred came to Lincoln during World War I to attend the University of Nebraska. She became a music teacher and spent a full career teaching at Bethany (1927-1941) and Lincoln High Schools. Former students have often attested and reflected on her skills and the quality of the fine operettas she presented at Bethany. She enjoyed Nebraska football, proudly flying her "Big Red" flag on home game days, and made a contribution towards construction of the original football stadium.
A line from Longfellow comes to mind, "And departing leave behind us. Footprints on the sand of time." Miss Kemp passed away four months before her 89th birthday. She was a lifelong member of Second Presbyterian Church, but one would suppose she saw her most important "footprints" as the impact on the children that came under her care for 40 years.

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:
Bethany and Lincoln High Schools, Lincoln, NE, music teacher

EDUCATION:
University of Nebraska

PERSONAL:
Year of Birth: 1899
Year of Death: 1988

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Darryl B. Hunter

QUOTE:
Lincoln has changed so much over my lifetime, but it is a place I always want to be looked upon as a giving community, especially for the disadvantaged.

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS: 
Central Financial Services, investment broker, 1999-present
New York Life Insurance Company, broker, 1983-1999
Homestead Roofing Company, owner, 1978-1983

EDUCATION:
Ongoing studies and continuing education relating to investments and insurance
Lincoln East School, 1973

PERSONAL:
Year of Birth: 1954
Wife: Cindi
Children: Aaron, Angie
Stepchildren: Stephanie, Sonya, Christopher

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Pamela Hunzeker

QUOTE:
We have both enjoyed successful careers in Lincoln and have been actively involved in the community since college. Lincoln provided the opportunity to raise our family in a city which offers a quality of life that others would love to duplicate. We know the Lincoln Community Foundation will use our gift to support a wide variety of organizations that work hard to make Lincoln a great place to live.

PERSONAL:
Year of Birth: 1953
Husband: Mark

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Harland H. Johnson

QUOTE:
The community, the people and organizations have helped shape my life so much that it is important to me to help repay that debt by giving back to the community.  

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:
Nebraska Legislature, Legislative Services, coordinator, 1977-1999
Family Branch YMCA, Lincoln, NE, executive director, 1970-1976
Northeast Branch YMCA, Lincoln, NE, executive director, 1960-1970
YMCA, Enid, OK, youth director, 1956-1960
Christian Church, Glasco, KS, minister

EDUCATION:
YMCA director, 30 hours
George Williams College, certification
Phillips University, Enid, OK, AB in Scriptures, 1957
Courtland, KS High School, 1951

PERSONAL:
Year of Birth: 1933
Year of Death: 2016
Wife: Eulah
Children: Sheree, Linda, Chris

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Kile W. Johnson

QUOTE:
We have enjoyed our lives in Lincoln, Nebraska. We love the history and our lives are better for the heritage of the Midwest and the culture of the Plains. We also have reached a point in our lives when we are considering how to provide for such a life experience for future Lincolnites, and we appreciate that the Lincoln Community Foundation is in the business of fostering new ideas and different solutions for the success of varied causes. We respect the structure of the Lincoln Community Foundation which accomplishes its work through a Board of Directors that is considerate, bold and innovative with a willingness to assume appropriate risk. It is our goal to have our contribution be guided by the Board of Directors rather than supporting only our own individual interests. By making this contribution, we believe that we are encouraging what is best for Lincoln by putting the decision-making in the capable hands of the Lincoln Community Foundation.

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:
Johnson, Flodman, Guenzel & Widger Law Firm, Lincoln, NE, 1969 to present

EDUCATION:
University of Nebraska College of Law, Lincoln, NE, JD, 1969
University of Nebraska-Lincoln, NE, BS - Business Administration, 1966
Lincoln Southeast High School, Lincoln, NE, 1962

PERSONAL:
Year of Birth: 1944
Wife: Virginia "Cuz" Guenzel Johnson
Children: Dirk, Paige, Tate

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John T. McGreer*

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:
Beatrice Foods, manager, 1898-1963

PERSONAL:
Year of Birth: 1883
Year of Death: 1965

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Dorothy Forke Kingery*

NARRATIVE:
Dorothy was born in Norfolk, Nebraska, and became a Lincoln resident in early childhood. After attending Lincoln schools and graduating from Lincoln High School, she received her M.A. from the University of Nebraska. Dorothy and Avery Forke were married in 1942; his untimely death occurred in 1973. They had one daughter, Jean. 

Dorothy was a life member of the University of Nebraska Alumni Association and a member of the Board of Trustees of the University of Nebraska. She held memberships in NU Chapter of Alpha Phi Sorority, the Order of the Eastern Star, Starcraft Chapter #307, PEO Chapter BR, Daughters of the Nile, Naphis Template #66, Westminster Presbyterian Church, American Legion Auxiliary, and was a sustaining member of the Junior League of Lincoln. In 1983, Dorothy and Orville Kingery were married.  Dorothy made contributions to the Foundation to name her father, Hollis Askey, and late husband, Avery Forke, to be Benefactors of the Foundation.

EDUCATION:
University of Nebraska-Lincoln, M.A.
Lincoln High School

PERSONAL:
Year of Birth: 1920
Year of Death: 2011
Husband: Avery Forke (1973) and Orville Kingery
Child: Jean

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Edwin J. Faulkner*

NARRATIVE:
Edwin J. Faulkner was a founder of the Lincoln Community Foundation. 

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:
Woodmen Accident and Life Company, Lincoln, NE, honorary chair of the board, 1984
Woodmen Accident and Life Company, Lincoln, NE, chairman of the board, 1977-1984
Woodmen Accident and Life Company, Lincoln, NE, president and director, 1954-1977
Woodmen Accident, Woodmen Central Life and Woodmen Central Assurance Companies, Lincoln, NE, elected president and director, 1938
Commercial Mutual Surety Company, Lincoln, NE, president and director, 1938
Woodmen Central Life Insurance Company, Lincoln, NE, vice president, 1936
Woodmen Accident Company, Lincoln, NE, assistant to the president, 1934
Woodmen Central Assurance Company, Lincoln, NE, elected treasurer, 1932
Woodmen Central Assurance Company, claim auditor, 1931

EDUCATION:
University of Pennsylvia, Master of Business Administration
Wharton School of Finance and Commerce, 1932-1934
University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Bachelor of Arts, 1928-1932
Lincoln Public Schools, Lincoln, NE

PERSONAL:
Year of Birth: 1911
Year of Death: 1992
Wife: Jean (Rathburn)

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Burket E. Graf*

QUOTE:
"It has been my good fortune to have more than I need so that I can give to the community to support things that I enjoy and also help organizations who help those less fortunate than I am."

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:
University of Nebraska-Lincoln, NE, assistant professor in architecture, 1985-1987
University of Nebraska-Lincoln, NE, instructor of architecture, 1946-1947
Federal Housing Administration, 1941-1942
Architect, Lincoln, NE, 1941-1991

EDUCATION:
University of Nebraska, Lincoln, B.A. in Architecture, 1941
University of Nebraska, Lincoln, A.B., Arts and Sciences College, 1939
Beatrice High School, Beatrice, NE, 1935

PERSONAL:
Year of Birth: 1918
Year of Death: 2007
Wife: Sheila (Dickinson)
Children: Burket "Ted," Katherine, Julie, George
Stepchildren: David, Richard, Stephen, Lee and Barbara

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A. Leicester Hyde*

NARRATIVE:
Mr. Hyde established the "Hyde Architectural Chair" at the University of Nebraska and his wife, Flora, established the "Hyde Lecture Series" and the "Hyde Chair for Excellence" within the College of Architecture at the University.   

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:
Midwest Life Insurance Company, chairman of the board, 1969-1972
Midwest Life Insurance Company, president, 1960-1969
Midwest Life Insurance Company, vice president, 1945-1960
Historic American Buildings Survey, director, NM and TX, 1937-1942
Architect, New York City, NY, Santa Fe, NM

EDUCATION:
Columbia University, Bachelor of Architecture, 1928
University of Nebraska, B.A., B.S. in Architectural Engineering, 1925
Norfolk High School

PERSONAL:
Year of Birth: 1902
Year of Death: 1976
Wife: Flora (Snell)

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Clyde W. James*

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:
Midwest Life Insurance Company, Lincoln, NE, executive vice president, 1948-1963
Midwest Life Insurance Company, first vice president and secretary, 1946-1948
Midwest Life Insurance Company, secretary and actuary, 1932-1946
Midwest Life Insurance Company, assistant secretary and actuary, 1931-1932
Midwest Life Insurance Company, actuary, 1930-1931
Central Life Insurance Company, chief underwriter, 1929-1930
National Life Insurance Company, underwriter, 1927-1929
Missouri State Life Insurance Company, actuarial clerk

EDUCATION:
University of Iowa, A.B., 1927
Keokuk Public Schools, graduate

PERSONAL:
Year of Birth: 1903
Year of Death: 1969
Wife: Frances (Vander Hayden)

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Elizabeth & Frank Hilsabeck

QUOTE:
The Lincoln Community Foundation is a great vehicle to perpetuate our belief in the needs of Lincoln long after we are gone.
Elizabeth:
Our community offers our families so many services and resources. I feel it is our responsibility and priveleged opportunity to "give back" and to "pay it forward" with our time and financial support, as able.
Frank:
Out of a sense of gratitude and responsibility for all Lincoln has done for my family, I have a desire to make Lincoln a better place for future generations.

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:
Elizabeth:
Owner, Table Toppers, Lincoln, NE, 2004-2009
Owner, Paper Panache, Lincoln, NE, 2008-2009
Co-Owner, Big Red Shop, Lincoln, NE, 1979-1996
GTE, Tampa Florida, 1978-1986
Frank:
Lincoln Telecommunications, Lincoln, NE, 1966-1991

EDUCATION:
Elizabeth:

Nebraska Wesleyan University, Lincoln, NE, 1973
Westside High School, Omaha, NE, 1969
Frank:
University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln, NE, 1966
Holdrege High School, Holdrege, NE, 1962

PERSONAL:
Year of Birth:  1951 and 1944, respectively
Frank:
Children:  Tracey, Chris, Spencer, Jessica, Whitney

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D.V. Stephens*

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:
Real estate broker, Lincoln, NE

EDUCATION:
University of Nebraska-Lincoln, College of Agriculture

PERSONAL:
Year of Birth: Unknown
Year of Death: 1988
Wife: Ernestine

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Neal A. Thomas

QUOTE:
To whom much is given, much will be expected.

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:
Insurance-Investments, 1969-present
Insurance Agent, 1966-1969
Self-employed, 1959-1969

EDUCATION:
Nebraska Wesleyan University, Lincoln, NE
Clarks High School, Clarks, NE

PERSONAL:
Year of Birth: 1939
Wife: Lois
Children: Linda, Douglas, Lisa and Beth

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Leander M. Kalin*

NARRATIVE:
Leander M. Kalin was born in Steinauer, Nebraska. He attended the University of Nebraska School of Agriculture and later was engaged in the beverage business for 40 years, serving as director on a national board of wholesalers for 27 years. For 15 years and until Leander's death, was a member of the Coproration Board of the Catholic Diocese of southern Nebraska assisting to plan and caryr out the drive for the Cathedral of Lincoln, the Chancery Office and Marian Center as well as the development of Bishop Heights. He donated the Kalin Tower at the Marian Center.

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:
Beverage business, 40 years

EDUCATION:
University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE

PERSONAL:
Year of Birth: 1897
Year of Death: 1973
Wife: Julana

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Margaret O. Joy*

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:
Notifier Corporation, executive vice president, treasurer and board member, 1956-1968
Notifier Manufacturing Company, executive assistant, 1950-1955
Ohio State University, visiting professor, 1943
Canadian-American Workshop, University of Michigan, director, 1942
Central Michigan University, professor, 1944-1950
Central Michigan University, associate professor of social science, 1926-1942

EDUCATION:
University of Chicago, fellow, general education board, Rockerfeller Foundation
Ohio State University, Ph.D.
Columbia University, M.A.
Central Michigan University, A.B.

PERSONAL:
Year of Birth: 1899
Year of Death: 2002
Husband: Oliver

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Dorthea M. Gore*

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:
Music and vocal teacher

EDUCATION:
Northwestern University, Masters in Music
University of Nebraska, B.A. in Education

PERSONAL:
Year of Birth: 1914
Year of Death: 2003

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Virginia 'Cuz' Guenzel Johnson

QUOTE:
We have enjoyed our lives in Lincoln, Nebraska. We love the history and our lives are better for the heritage of the Midwest and the culture of the Plains. We also have reached a point in our lives when we are considering how to provide for such a life experience for future Lincolnites, and we appreciate that the Lincoln Community Foundation is in the business of fostering new ideas and different solutions for the success of varied causes. We respect the structure of the Lincoln Community Foundation which accomplishes its work through a Board of Directors that is considerate, bold and innovative with a willingness to assume appropriate risk. It is our goal to have our contribution be guided by the Board of Directors rather than supporting only our own individual interests. By making this contribution, we believe that we are encouraging what is best for Lincoln by putting the decision-making in the capable hands of the Lincoln Community Foundation.

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:
Six Points, Inc., Lincoln, NE, vice president, 1992-Present
Attorney at Law, Johnson Law Office, Lincoln, NE, 1985-2006  

EDUCATION:
University of Nebraska College of Law, Lincoln, NE, JD, 1985
University of Nebraska-Lincoln, NE, BA, MA, MCRP, 1966, 1967, 1982
Lincoln Southeast High School, Lincoln, NE, 1962

PERSONAL:
Year of Birth: 1945
Husband: Kile W. Johnson
Children: Dirk, Paige, Tate

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Jo E. Kinsey

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:
Country Club Bank, Kansas City, MO, executive vice president and director of retail banking, 2004-present
National Bank of Commerce/Wells Fargo, executive vice president and
     director of retail banking, 1995-2003
National Bank of Commerce, senior vice president and marketing director, 1983-1995
National Bank of Commerce, assistant vice president, 1981-1983
National Bank of Commerce, personal banker, 1979-1981
National Bank of Commerce, computer sales representative, 1977
National Bank of Commerce, management trainee, 1976
Cornhusker Bank, branch manager, 1976
Potter State Bank, assistant to the president, 1974-1975
Omaha Public Schools, teacher, 1972-1973

EDUCATION:
Hastings College, B.A., 1972
Potter High School, Potter, NE, 1968

PERSONAL:
Year of Birth: 1950
Husband: B.C.
Children: Frances, Megan

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B.C. Kinsey

QUOTE:
My first 51 years were in Lincoln and Lincoln will always be "home." It is very easy to look back and realize what a truly great community Lincoln is due to the people who take pride in making and keeping it such a wonderful place.


CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:
bckinsey.com, principal, 2010-present
Gerson Lehman Group, consultant, 2010-present
Cabela's, manager, Kansas City, KS, 2002-2010
Shooters Guns & More, owner, Lincoln, NE, 1991-2001
All Makes Office Equipment, sales representative and Merrill Lynch, national account manager, Lincoln, NE, 1978-1990

EDUCATION:
Attended University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Lincoln Southeast High School

PERSONAL:
Year of Birth: 1951
Wife: Jo
Children: Frances, Megan

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The Lorraine Coryell Claussen Family

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:
Graland Country Day School's Development Office

EDUCATION:
University of Nebraska-Lincoln

PERSONAL:
Year of Birth: 1933
Year of Death: 1993
Children: Stuart, Thatcher, Chase, Courtney, Gentry, Cameron

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Harold D. Lantz*

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:
Pound Junior High School, principal, 1963-1986
Everett Junior High School, principal, assistant principal and physical education teacher, 1948-1963

EDUCATION:
University of Nebraska, A.B. and M.A. in Educational Supervision and Administration
Peru State College
Tecumseh High School

PERSONAL:
Year of Birth: 1921
Year of Death: 2004
Wife: Ruth Elizabeth (Ruby)
Children: James, Harold II

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Marguerite Klinker*

NARRATIVE:
During her teaching career, Marguerite took a two-year leave of absence to study in New York City with pianist Ernest Hutcheson and accompanied many other renowned musicians in performances. Marguerite taught piano privately for many years in Lincoln following her departure from the School of Music. She kept two grand pianos in her home so she could participate in duo piano whenever the opportunity arose. 

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:
School of Music, music teacher, 25 years

EDUCATION:
University of Nebraska School of Music, B.A., 1920s
University of Nebraska School of Music, Bachelor of Music, 1912
Lincoln High School

PERSONAL:
Year of Birth: 1890
Year of Death: 1984

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Jane G. Lacy

QUOTE:
Out of the 44 years of our time in Nebraska, 35 years have been spent in Lincoln. During this time we have seen many good things happen in all sectors of the city; many of these due to the generous philanthropy of Lincolnites. We wanted to be part of this forward thinking group.  

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:
Mother, grandmother, nurse anesthetist

EDUCATION:
Roanoke Memorial Hospital, Roakoke, VA, RN (Registered Nurse)
Bowman Gray School of Medicine, Winston-Salem, NC, CRNA (Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist)
Nebraska Wesleyan Universary, Health Sciences for Nurses, Lincoln, NE, BS

PERSONAL:
Year of Birth: 1939
Husband: Sushil
Children: Rani, Suzanne

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George A. Frampton*

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:
Cornhusker Bank, Lincoln, NE, president and owner, 1960-1975
Farmer's State Bank, Davey, NE, president and owner, 1948-1960
Iowa State Bank, Des Moines, IA, president
Lincoln Joint Stock and Land Bank, 1930's
Commercial State Bank, Havelock, NE
First National Bank, Binger, OK, president and owner
Faxon State Bank, Faxon, OK, president and owner
First National Bank, Lawton, OK
First State Bank, Bethany, NE, assistant cashier
Denton State Bank, Denton, NE

EDUCATION:
Lincoln School of Commerce, Lincoln, NE
Attended school in Oklahoma

PERSONAL:
Year of Birth: 1894
Year of Death: 1981
Wife: Cecile (Meyer)
Children: Robert, Alice

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Mike S. Dunlap

QUOTE:
Great place to raise a family. Fantastic public schools, parks, bike trails, art scene, music. We appreciate what Lincoln has done for our family and want to give back to the community we have lived in for 30+ years. 

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:
Nelnet, Lincoln, NE, 1996-present
Farmers and Merchants, Inc. (Union Bank Holding Company), Lincoln, NE, 1982-present

COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT:
Entrepreneurship Clinic Advisory Board, UNL Law School, Lincoln, NE, 2013-present
Raikes School Advisory Board, Lincoln, NE, 2013-present
2015 Vision Group, Lincoln, NE, 2006-present
Union College Advisory Board, Lincoln, NE, 2006-present
Nebraska Bar Association, member
UNL Foundation Board, Lincoln, NE, development committee, 2005-2011
Christian Record Services for the Blind, Lincoln, NE, 2010-2013

EDUCATION:
University of Nebraska-Lincoln, College of Law, 1988
University of Nebraska-Lincoln, B.A., 1986
Milford High School, Milford, NE, 1982

PERSONAL:
Year of Birth: 1963
Wife: Terri
Children: Hunter, Jacob, Matthew

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Ruth Miller*

EDUCATION:
Milford High School, Milford, NE

PERSONAL:
Year of Birth: 1907
Year of Death: 2000
Husband: Wilbur
Children: James, Mary Ann

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Sushil S. Lacy, M.D.

QUOTE: 
Out of the 44 years of our time in Nebraska, 35 years have been spent in Lincoln. During this time we have seen many good things happen in all sectors of the city; many of these due to the generous philanthropy of Lincolnites. We wanted to be part of this forward thinking group.

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:
American Urological Association, president
American Association of Clinical Urologists, president

EDUCATION:
Medical College:  Christian Medical College, Vellore, India
General Surgery Residency: King George's Medical College, Lucknow, India
Peripheral Vascular Fellowship: Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC
Urology Residency:  Bowman Gray School of Medicine, Wakeforest University, Winston-Salem, NC

PERSONAL:
Year of Birth: 1936
Wife: Jane
Children: Rani and Suzanne

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Elizabeth M. Elmen*

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:
Lincoln Public Schools, Lincoln, NE, kindergarten teacher

EDUCATION:
Columbia University, Master of Arts
University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Lincoln High School graduate

PERSONAL:
Year of Birth: Unknown
Year of Death: 1996

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Daniel Hill*

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:
Northwestern Metal Company, founder and president, Lincoln, NE

PERSONAL:
Year of Birth: 1882
Year of Death: 1967

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Frederick M. Woods*

NARRATIVE:
Frederick was universally known as the "Colonel" due to his Civil War experience. His years in Lincoln were devoted to the advancement of agriculture and improved livestock breeding. Colonel Woods was known as one of the foremost auctioneers of purebred cattle and horses in the world. 

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:
O'Shea-Rogers Motor Company, partner
Universal Manufacturing Company, director
Auctioneer
Salesman
Speaker

EDUCATION:
University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Honorary Degree

PERSONAL:
Year of Birth: 1844
Year of Death: 1928
Wife: Eliza (Eddy)
Children: Dr. A.F. Woods, Frank H. Woods, Mark W. Woods, Fannie E. Woods Grainger, George J. Woods, Helen Haecker

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Thomas C. 'Chip' Woods, III*

NARRATIVE:
Thomas C. Woods III was a founder of the Lincoln Community Foundation. 

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:
Lincoln Telephone Company/Lincoln Telecommunications Company/Aliant Communications, Lincoln, NE, various positions, 1969-1999

EDUCATION:
Hiram Scott College, Scottsbluff, NE, B.A. 1969
Lincoln Southeast High School, Lincoln, NE, 1964

PERSONAL:
Year of Birth: 1945
Year of Death: 2000
Wife: Donna (Wiemann)
Children: Nelle, Thomas IV, Henry II

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Jay C. Wilkinson

QUOTE:
When I was 16 years old, I attended a workshop conducted by Launch Leadership--a Nebraska organization founded in 1961 to educate students on how to be leaders in their schools and communities. At the end of the week, I committed to living a life that embraced the spirit of these words written by Stephen Grellet:

"I expect to pass through this world but once. Any good, therefore, that I can do or any kindness I can show, let me do it now. Let me not defer or neglect it, for I shall not pass this way again."

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:
Geek with social skills
Firespring Founder and CEO, 2001 to current
Entrepreneur and Investor, 1984 to current

EDUCATION:
Massachusetts Institute of Technology Sloan School of Management, Boston, MA, 2013
University of Nebraska-Lincoln, NE, 1988
North Platte High School, North Platte, NE, 1983

COMMUNITY SERVICE:
A board member and/or volunteer for dozens of organizations, plus founded or served on the founding board of the following:

  • Prosper Lincoln Innovation Oversight Committee, 2016
  • Nonprofit Hub Foundation, 2015
  • TEDxLincoln, 2011
  • Ignite Lincoln, 2010
  • Launch Leadership Foundation, 2009
  • Firespring Foundation, 2006
  • Nebraska Angels, 2006
  • Project Kids, 1981

PERSONAL:
Year of Birth: 1964
Wife: Tawnya Starr-Wilkinson
Children: Cohagen, Ellen and Claire

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Woods Charitable Fund, a private foundation established in 1941, was founded by Frank H. Woods, Nelle Cochrane Woods and their sons Thomas C. Woods, Henry C. Woods, and Frank H. Woods, Jr.  The Fund received significant gifts in the 1950s from Frank H. and Nelle C., primarily as a result of their business interests in Lincoln Telephone and Telegraph and Sahara Coal Company.  During its first 54 years, Woods Charitable Fund provided grants to organizations in Lincoln, Nebraska, as well as Chicago, Illinois, because of family and business ties to those areas.  In 1933, Woods Charitable Fund established a new private foundation in Illinois, which is known as the Woods Fund of Chicago.  Woods Charitable Fund and the Woods Fund of Chicago are each governed by boards that respond to local needs in their respective cities. 

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Cedric H. Yoder*

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:
Schwartz Paper Company, Lincoln, NE, vice president

EDUCATION:
University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln, NE

PERSONAL:
Year of Birth: 1908
Year of Death: 1977
Wife: Nina

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Nona I. Zank*

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:
Augusta Public Schools, teacher, 5 years
Teacher, country school, 1 year

EDUCATION:
University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire
Augusta High School

PERSONAL:
Year of Birth: 1913
Year of Death: 1983
Husband: Don
Children: Neil, Diane

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Pauline M. Armstrong*

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:
Farmer, Greenwood, NE, 1931-1945
Private secretary for several judges
Secretary, Municipal Court
Secretary, County Attorney's Office

EDUCATION:
Lincoln Business College, Lincoln, NE
University of Nebraska-Lincoln, NE
Lincoln High School, Lincoln, NE

PERSONAL:
Year of Birth: Unknown
Year of Death: 1999
Husband: Henry

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Helen Catherine Stuart*

COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT:
University of Nebraska Alumni Association
YWCA
Lincoln Women's Club
Colonial Dames
P.E.O.
Junior League of Lincoln
Delta Gamma Fraternity
First Plymouth Church
Lincoln Symphony Orchestra
Girl Scouts
Nebraska Wesleyan University
Parent Teacher's Association
Madonna
University of Nebraska Foundation

EDUCATION:
B.A. and B.S., University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE, 1939
Graduate, Fairbury High School, 1935

PERSONAL:
Year of Birth: 1918 
Year of Death: 2014
Husband:  James
Children: Catherine, James, Jr., Scott

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Don G. Zank*

NARRATIVE:
Don was involved in developing more than 1,200 housing units over a span of 20 years. 

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:
Custom Homes, Inc., president
Galaxy Garden Apartments, Inc., president
Austin Realty, vice president
Paxton Prestige Homes for the State of Nebraska, field consultant
Travelers Insurance Company, Mortgage Loan Division, superintendent
Soil Conservation Service, technical staff member, 1935-1942

EDUCATION:
University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, 1930-1931
Augusta, WI, high school, 1929

PERSONAL:
Year of Birth: 1912
Year of Death: 1990
Wife: Nona (Pride)
Children: Neil, Diane

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Christian A. Whitehead

QUOTE:
"We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give."
     - Winston Churchill

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:
Whitehead Oil, Lincoln, NE, 1995-present
ConAgra, Omaha, NE, 1992-1995
Hunt-Wesson Foods, a variety of states, 1985-1995

EDUCATION:
University of Nebraska-Lincoln, NE, 1984

PERSONAL:
Year of Birth: 1962
Husband: Mark
Children: Madeline, Katherine

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Phyllis A. Acklie

QUOTE:
The Lincoln Community Foundation is a valuable asset to the Lincoln area.      

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS: 
Vice president and corporate secretary, Crete Carrier Corporation, Lincoln, NE, 1971-present
Board member, Crete Carrier Corp, Hunt Transportation, Inc., and Shaffer Trucking, New Kingstown, PA, 1971-present
Board member, Union Bank & Trust Co., Lincoln, NE 1986-2012
Board member, George W. Bush Center, SMU Campus, Dallas, TX, 2008-present

EDUCATION:
Norfolk Junior College, Norfolk, NE, 1954
Norfolk High School, Norfolk, NE, 1952

PERSONAL:
Year of Birth: 
Husband: Duane
Children: Dodie (deceased), Laura, Holly

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Hazel H. Abel*

NARRATIVE: 
Hazel was the first Nebraska woman and the third in history to be elected to the United States Senate. Her active life was best described by an editorial in the Lincoln Journal at the time of her death: "The likes of Hazel Abel are among the rarest resources of the world." Nebraskans can be grateful that she was destined to spend her remarkable life in the state." Hazel H. Abel was a founder of the Lincoln Community Foundation. 

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS: 
United States Senate

EDUCATION:
University of Nebraska-Lincoln, A.B., 1906

PERSONAL:
Year of Birth: 1888
Year of Death: 1966
Husband: George
Children: Helen, George Jr., Hazel, Alice, Ann

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Harold P. Hines*

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:
Arthur Andersen and Co.
H.D. Lee Co., vice president of finance, Kansas City, MO

PERSONAL:
Year of Birth: 1910
Year of Death: 1991
Wife: Jane

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Harry W. Wheeler*

NARRATIVE:
Harry and Lena traveled extensively in the United States and Canada.

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:
Lincoln Telephone and Telegraph Company, Lincoln, NE, construction superintendent
Lincoln Telephone and Telegraph Company, Lincoln, NE, lineman

PERSONAL:
Year of Birth: 1870
Year of Death: 1946
Wife: Lena (Camp)
Children: Geneva, Nevada

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Irene F. Wadlow*

COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT:
American Legion Auxiliary
St. Paul United Methodist
United Methodist Women

EDUCATION:
Lincoln School of Commerce
Geneva High School

PERSONAL:
Year of Birth: 1922
Year of Death: 2001
Husband: Cecil E. Wadlow, William J. Berg

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Frances Elaine Buell

QUOTE:
I still enjoy occasionally helping a high school student with algebra and/or geometry. I think the highlight of my life was teaching for 40 years. My parents, Fred Buell and Gladys M. Marshall-Buell, farmed a 240-acre farm at Murdock, Nebraska. They were active--community and church activities--at Murdock and Elmwood. My Grandfather, George E. Buell, homesteaded at Murdock in 1869. My Grandfather, Paul J. Marshall, came with his parents from England to Weeping Water in 1871. My Great Grandfather, Franklin Fowler, homesteaded at Weeping Water in 1864. 

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:
Math Teacher, Lincoln High School, 1954-1987
Taught Geometry on TV, 1959-1960 for LPS
Math Teacher, North Platte Senior High, 1951-1954
Instructor, Math Development, UNL, 1949-1951
Trigonometry Teacher, Nebraska Wesleyan, 1947
Graduate Assistant, Math Dept. at UNL, 1947-1949
6th Grade Teacher, Plattsmouth, NE, 1945

EDUCATION:
University of Michigan at Ann Arbor, University of Wisconsin at Madison and Northwestern University of Chicago, attended summer sessions
University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 1947-1949, MA
Nebraska Wesleyan University, 1941-1945 & 1945-1947, AB
Murdock Public Schools, 1941

PERSONAL:
Year of Birth: 1925

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Nina K. Yoder*

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS: 
Homemaker
Bryan Memorial Hospital, Lincoln, NE, medical records

PERSONAL:
Year of Birth: 1907
Year of Death: 1987
Husband: Cedric

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Nevada Wheeler*

NARRATIVE:
Nevada traveled extensively with her sister, Geneva. Together, they visited all fifty states, the Canadian provinces, Mexico, the Orient, Australia and New Zealand. She completed 11 trips to Europe, visiting the British Isles, Scandinavia, Russia, the Balkan countries, Greece and Sicily. 

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:
University of Nebraska College of Agriculture, Lincoln, NE, private secretary for dean of agriculture
University of Nebraska College of Agriculture, department of vocational education, executive secretary

EDUCATION:
Lincoln School of Commerce
University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE, degree in English
Lincoln High School

PERSONAL:
Year of Birth: Unknown
Year of Death: 2001

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Lucile E. Wright*

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:
Golds Department Store, Lincoln, NE, manager of food services, 1951-1969
Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN, head dietician
U.S. Department of Agriculture, inspector and grader
Ohio State University Hospital, Columbus, OH, administrative dietician
Arnot-Ogden Memorial Hospital, Elmira, NY, therapeutic dietician, over 6 years
Michael Reese Hospital, Chicago, IL, dietary internship
Teacher, grade school

EDUCATION:
Ohio State University, Masters Degree in Institution Management
Ft. Hays State University, Hays, KS, B.S. Home Economics, 1928
Logan High School

PERSONAL:
Year of Birth: Unknown
Year of Death: 2006

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Eloise Rogers Agee*

NARRATIVE: 
Eloise is the daughter of Marie and Benefactor Richard H. Rogers.

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS: 
Rogers Foundation

EDUCATION:
Attended University of Nebraska-Lincoln

PERSONAL:
Year of Birth: 1923
Year of Death: 2012
Husband: Richard
Children: Richard R. Agee

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Lena Camp Wheeler*

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:
Grace United Methodist Church
Order of the Eastern Star, Lincoln Chapter #148
Lincoln Telephone and Telegraph Company Women's Organization
Lincoln Women's Club
YWCA

PERSONAL:
Year of Birth: 1877
Year of Death: 1941
Husband: Harry
Children: Geneva, Nevada

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Duane W. Acklie*

QUOTE:
There is only one community foundation, that being the Lincoln Community Foundation. 

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS: 
Crete Carrier Corp., Shaffer Trucking Co., and Hunt Transportation, Chairman, Lincoln, NE, 1971-present
Bank First, Chairman, Norfolk, NE, 1970-present
Senior Advisor and Delegate to the General Assembly of the United Nations, 2005
Acklie and Peterson Law Firm, Partner, 1968-1971
Nelson, Harding and Acklie Law Firm, Partner, 1957-1967
University of Nebraska College of Law, Lincoln, NE; University of Denver College of Law, Denver, CO; and University of Georgia, Athens, GA; Administrative Law and Transportation, Guest Lecturer
Advisor to former Secretary of Transportation, Claude Brinegar

EDUCATION:
University of Nebraska, J.D., Lincoln, NE, 1959
University of Nebraska, L.L.B., Lincoln, NE, 1955
University of Nebraska, Bachelor of Science, Lincoln, NE 1953
Norfolk Junior College, Associate Degree, Norfolk, NE, 1951
Madison High School, Madison, NE, 1949

PERSONAL:
Year of Birth: 1931
Year of Death: 2016
Wife: Phyllis (Osborn)
Children: Dodie (deceased), Laura, Holly

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Mabel J. Waters*

COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT:
Lincoln General Auxiliary, volunteer
First Presbyterian Church
Temple Chapter 274 OES
Daughters of the Nile 66
Nebraska Club

PERSONAL:
Year of Birth: 1910
Year of Death: 2001
Husband: Asa

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Richard W. Agee*

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:
First State Bank and Trust, Minden, Chairman and Director
Huntington Corporation, President
Rogers Foundation, President

EDUCATION: 
Army Air Forces, 1943
University of Nebraska
Culver Military Academy, 1941

PERSONAL:
Year of Birth: 1922
Year of Death: 2012
Wife: Eloise (Rogers)
Child: Richard R. Agee

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Bus Whitehead*

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:
Whitehead, Inc. and Investment Company, Lincoln, NE, president
Whitehead Oil Company, Lincoln, NE, chairman of the board
Whitehead Oil Company, Lincoln, NE, founder
Phillips Petroleum, Hastings, NE, district manager
Phillips Petroleum, Lincoln, NE, city sales manager
Phillips Petroleum, amateur basketball player

EDUCATION:
University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE, B.S., 1950
Scottsbluff high school, 1945

PERSONAL:
Year of Birth: 1928
Year of Death: 2010
Wife: Ruth "Jeannie" (Hargis)
Children: Sydney, Lesley, Mark

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Jeanette Catherine Adams

QUOTE:
We were very fortunate to be raised in Lincoln. After having lived out of state for over 20 years, we appreciate more than ever all that Lincoln has to offer to its families and businesses. We designed our estate plan with the hopes that our gifts to LCF will encourage and inspire our children and grandchildren to support this wonderful community for generations to come. 

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS: 
Bahr Vermeer Haecker Architects, Lincoln, NE 1975-77
Lancaster County Attorney's Office, Lincoln, NE 1973-74

EDUCATION:
Ozark Bible College, Joplin, MO 1970-72
Lincoln East High School, Lincoln, NE 1969

PERSONAL:
Year of Birth: 1951
Husband: Kirk J. "Joe" Adams
Children: Brian J. Adams, Sarah E. (Adams) Bainbridge

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Frederick N. Wells*

QUOTE:
Fred had a special love of Lincoln and the community. When he retired at the age of 60, he gave his energies to the things that he loved. Lincoln loved him back and he received many accolades.
-- John F. Wells

NARRATIVE:
Fred assisted in the acquisition of art for both the Nebraska Art Association and the University of Nebraska collections. He also served on a volunteer basis as the first Executive Director of the Lincoln Foundation from 1959-1970. Upon his retirement, he was named a Benefactor and continued with the title of consultant. 

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:
Nebraska Art Association, executive secretary, 1962-1974
Nebraska Art Association, president, 1960-1962
Community Savings Stamp Company, founder
Wells and Frost Shoe Store, president, 1935-1955
Wells and Frost Shoe Store, vice president, 1920-1935
Lincoln Journal, reporter, Lincoln, NE, 1913-1916

EDUCATION:
University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE, 1918
Lincoln High School, Lincoln, NE, 1911

PERSONAL:
Year of Birth: 1894
Year of Death: 1975
Wife: Fay (Teel), Anna (Evans Ley)
Children: John, Catherine

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Jeannie Whitehead*

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:
Whitehead, Inc.
Whitehead Oil Company, 1959-1989

EDUCATION:
Kansas State University, B.S., 1949
Highland Junior College
Highland, KS, high school, 1945

PERSONAL:
Year of Birth: 1928
Year of Death: 2009
Husband: M.E. "Bus"
Children: Sydney, Lesley, Mark

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Michael 'Mic' Wobig*

My late husband, Mic, and I have long been committed to giving back to this exceptional community that our family has called home for so many years. 

PERSONAL:
Michael: Year of Death: 2005
Mary: Year of Birth: 1945

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Geneva N. Wheeler*

NARRATIVE:
Geneva traveled extensively with her sister, Nevada. Together, they visited all fifty states, the Canadian provinces, Mexico, the Orient, Australia and New Zealand. She completed 11 trips to Europe, visiting the British Isles, Scandinavia, Russia, the Balkan countries, Greece and Sicily. 

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:
Midwest Life Insurance Company, Lincoln, NE, secretary, 40 years

EDUCATION:
Lincoln School of Commerce, Lincoln, NE
University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE, degrees in sociology and history
Hastings College, Hastings, NE
Hastings High School, Hastings, NE

PERSONAL:
Year of Birth: 1901
Year of Death: 1993

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William I. Aitken*

NARRATIVE: 
William I. Aitken was a founder of the Lincoln Community Foundation. 

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS: 
Founder and partner, Woods, Woods, and Aitken (currently known as Woods and Aitken), Lincoln, NE, 1921-1978

EDUCATION:
Harvard University Law School, Cambridge, MA, 1921
University of Nebraska-Lincoln, A.B., 1918
Graduate, High School, 1914

PERSONAL:
Year of Birth: 1896
Year of Death: 1978
Wife: Helen (Cook)
Children: Martha, Mary, Nancy

 
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Fred T. Witt*

NARRATIVE:
Fred was a self-taught designer and maker of diamond jewelry. He attributed his success to hard work, good help, trying to improve his skill from one day to the next and pleasing every customer who walked in the door. 

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:
Fred T. Witt Jewelers, owner and operator

EDUCATION:
Downs High School, Downs, KS, 1933

PERSONAL:
Year of Birth: 1916
Year of Death: 1997
Wife: Norma (Patten)
Children: George, Fred Jr., Sharon

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Howard S. Wilson*

NARRATIVE:
It was written at the time of his death: "Lincoln loses not only one of its widest-known citizens, but one of the community's most consistent and most generous builders." 

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:
Bankers Life Insurance Company of Nebraska, president, 39 years

EDUCATION:
University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE, 1917

PERSONAL:
Year of Birth: 1894
Year of Death: 1958
Wife: Louise (Baker)

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Henry J. Amen*

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS: 
Owner and operator, grocery business, Lincoln, NE, 1902-1975
Burlington Railroad
Foreman, Harris Brothers Grain Elevator, Lincoln, NE

EDUCATION:
University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln, NE
Lincoln public schools, Lincoln, NE

PERSONAL:
Year of Birth: 1876
Year of Death: 1975
Wife: Maria (Wacker)
Children: R.D., G.H., Henry, Paul, Ruth, Alice

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Lucile D. Williams*

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:
Midwest Life Insurance Company, cashier and assistant secretary
Midwest Life Insurance Company, Policy Holders Service Department, staff supervisor
Midwest Life Insurance Company, executive secretary
Wayne County, NE, teacher in country school

EDUCATION:
University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE
Randolph High School, 1917

PERSONAL:
Year of Birth: 1900
Year of Death: 1984

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Irene V. Williams*

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:
Lincoln Public Schools, Lincoln, NE, teacher, 1927-1965
Platte County, Monroe and Plattsmouth, NE, teacher in rural schools
Kearney State College employee

EDUCATION:
University of Nebraska Teacher's College, Lincoln, NE, 1926
Columbus High School

PERSONAL:
Year of Birth: 1899
Year of Death: 1983

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Ruth Marie Amen*

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS: 
Executive director, American Historical Society of Germans from Russia, 11 years
Teacher, Nebraska Wesleyan University, Lincoln, NE
Director of program development, Camp Fire Girls National Headquarters, NY, 1961-1968
Teacher, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, NE, 1958-1961
Principal, Boyd Elementary School, unknown-1958
Teacher, Monroe, MI, 1942-unknown
Teacher, Milliken, CO and Milford, NE, 1937-1942
Teacher, Hardy, NE and Laurel, NE, 1932-1937

EDUCATION:
Studied University of Chicago, Chicago, IL
Studied Wayne State University, Detroit, MI
Studied University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
M.A. in Music, Colorado State College of Education, Greeley, CO
B.A. in Education, University of Nebraska, 1932
Lincoln High School, 1926

PERSONAL:
Year of Birth: 1909
Year of Death: 2002

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Paul J. Amen*

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS: 
Director of Banking, State of Nebraska, 1979-1983
President and Chairman, National Bank of Commerce, Lincoln, NE
Banker, Charlotte, NC
Head Football Coach, Wake Forest, Winston-Salem, NC, 1956-1959
English teacher and assistant football coach, Army Air Corps, US Military Academy, West Point, NY, 13 years
Assistant Football Coach, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, 1936-1943

EDUCATION:
Masters of Arts, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln, NE
Lincoln High School, Lincoln, NE

PERSONAL:
Year of Birth: 1916
Year of Death: 2005
Wife: Florence (Moll)
Children: Karen, Mary, Barbara, Paul Jr.

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Victor E. Anderson*

NARRATIVE: 
Victor E. Anderson was a founder of the Lincoln Community Foundation. 

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS: 
International diplomat, London, England, 1959-unknown
Governor, State of Nebraska, 1955-1959
Mayor, City of Lincoln, Lincoln, NE, 1950-1953
Legislator, Nebraska State Legislature, 1948-1950
President, Havelock Bank, Lincoln, NE

EDUCATION:
University of Nebraska
Havelock High School

PERSONAL:
Year of Birth: 1902
Year of Death: 1962
Wife: Betty

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S. Walter Anderson*

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS: 
Chief of Police, Lincoln Police Department, Lincoln, NE, 1931-1933, 1935-1941
Police Officer, Lincoln Police Department, Lincoln, NE, 1918-1931

PERSONAL:
Year of Birth: 1870
Year of Death: 1957 
Wife: Leona
Children: Seven daughters

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Rita G. Walz

QUOTE:
Both Mark and I are lifelong Lincoln residents. We have benefited educationally, economically, socially and culturally from this wonderfully dynamic, prosperous, safe, and increasingly diverse community. We feel extremely blessed to now be in a position in life where we can "give back to," and "invest in," the community that has meant so much to us and our children. We chose to become Benefactors of the Lincoln Community Foundation to help insure that it has the financial resources it needs to help the next Mark and Rita Walz in this very special community. 

PERSONAL:
Year of Birth: 1966
Husband: Mark
Children: Ethan and Amanda

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Arthur J. Weaver*

NARRATIVE:
Arthur was actively interested in horticulture and developed the largest apple orchard in Nebraska near his home in Falls City. Arthur's superior service as an advisor to the Secretary of War on inland waterways and the Panama Canal earned him the distinction of being known as the "Father of Missouri River Development."  

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:
State of Nebraska, governor, 1929-1930
State Constitutional Convention, president, 1920
Falls City, mayor, 1915
State Legislature, member, 1898-1899
Falls City, city attorney
Richardson County, county attorney
Lawyer and banker

EDUCATION:
University of Nebraska College of Law, Lincoln, NE, 1896
University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE 1895

PERSONAL:
Year of Birth: 1873
Year of Death: 1945
Child: Walt

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Edward J. Walt*

QUOTE:
And I soon shall wander o'er the hill
To the lassie who loves me still.
--From 'Lassie O'Mine,' composed by Edward

NARRATIVE:
Edward was born into a large family in Louisville, Kentucky. As a child, he was sent to Lincoln and raised as an orphan at Tabitha Home. He supported himself during his early teens by selling papers and playing the violin. He led a popular orchestra bearing his name, served as a bugler in the Spanish American War, and was the chief trumpeter for the Second Nebraska Volunteer Infantry.  In addition to being one of Lincoln's best-known merchants, he was a successful musician and composer. He composed many songs which have retained their popularity and continue to be played today. 

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:
Walt's Music Store, founder and owner
Merchant
Musician
Composer

PERSONAL:
Year of Birth: 1877
Year of Death: 1952
Wife: Helen
Children: Norman, Phyllis, Edward, Harriet

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Edward H. Tricker

QUOTE:
We are proud to call Lincoln home. This vibrant community is where we live, work, and have raised our family. It is our privilege to be able to support the Lincoln Community Foundation and its mission to improve the quality of life in our community. 

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:
Woods & Aitken LLP, Lincoln, NE, partner, current
Foundation for the Lincoln City Libraries, Lincoln, NE, (president 2009-2010) 2007-present
Lincoln Community Foundation, Lincoln, NE, Trustee, current
Foundation for Lincoln Public Schools, Lincoln, NE, Trustee, current
Fellow of the American College of Construction Lawyers
Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers 
American Bar Association
Nebraska State Bar Association
Nevada practice, 1973-1977

EDUCATION:
University of Nebraska College of Law, Lincoln, NE, JD 1973
University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE, BS 1970
Medford High School, Medford, MN

PERSONAL:
Year of Birth: 1948
Wife: Sue
Children: Jennifer L. Tricker, Scott E. Tricker

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Bruce D Bailey

QUOTE:
We feel fortunate for the opportunity to live and provide employment for over a hundred employees in Lincoln. Our support of the Lincoln Community Foundation, our Respite Care Foundation, our Church and the Arts have been our way of trying to say "Thank You" to Lincoln.

PERSONAL:
Year of Birth: 1947
Wife: Marsha E. Stork
Children:

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Harley J. Bair*

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:
Developed Doris Bair Memorial Park
Bair Investment Company, President
Bair Machine Company, President

EDUCATION:
Fairmont High School, Fairmont, Nebraska, 1939

PERSONAL:
Year of Birth: 1921
Year of Death: 2011
Wife: Doris (deceased), Shirley
Children: Gordon Bair, Susan Mason

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Jean Sundell Tinstman*

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:
Nebraska Dietary Council, dietitian, 1941-1942
Blackstone Hotel, Omaha, NE, dietitian, 1941
Younkers Dietitian, Des Moines, IA, 1941

EDUCATION:
University of Nebraska, Lincoln, BS, Dietetics College of Human Resources, 1941
Midland College, Fremont, NE, 1938
Wakefield High School, Wakefield, NE 1937

PERSONAL:
Year of Birth: 1920
Year of Death: 2011
Husband: Dale
Children: Thomas Tinstman, Nancy Remington, Jane Kramer

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Joyce Baird

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:
Mother
Superior Tour and Travel, owner, Superior, NE

EDUCATION:
Nebraska Wesleyan, Lincoln, NE, BA 1966

PERSONAL:
Year of Birth: 1944
Husband: Sam
Children: Todd Baird, Scott Baird, Elizabeth Nicholson

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Robert F. Bartle

QUOTE:
Lincoln has been home for our college years, our marriage, our careers and for our family. We want to give back to a community that has enriched our lives with a gift that will continue to enhance Lincoln far beyond our lives. 

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:
Private Practice, 1981-present
Nebraska State Bar Association, president, 2010-2011
Nebraska Assistant Attorney General, 1976-1981

EDUCATION:
University of Nebraska College of Law, 1976
Nebraska Wesleyan University, BA, 1972
St. Paul High School, St. Paul, Nebraska

PERSONAL:
Year of Birth: 1950
Wife: Barbara
Children: Drew Armbruster, Megan Franklin, and Alicen Bartle

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Dr. Hollis A. Askey*

SPECIAL NOTE:
Dozens of states honored Hollis for appearing at dental meetings to deliver his famous speech, "The Listening Chair," and other lectures on practice administration.

EDUCATION:
Graduate, University of Nebraska School of Dentistry, Lincoln, NE, 1923
Graduate, Norfolk High School, Norfolk, NE

CAREER:
Dentist, Lincoln, NE, 1923-1979
Hollis practiced dentistry in Lincoln until his retirement in 1979 as a nationally recognized leader in the field of dental practice management. 

FAMILY:
Year of Birth: 1899
Year of Death: 1987
Wife: Mabel
Children: Dorothy, Robert

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Richard W. Vautravers

QUOTE:
We both were raised in homes where our parents had stewardship roles in the Methodist Church and where tithing was practiced. During our life's journey together, we have tried to exemplify this advice for daily living from John Wesley, founder of Methodism: "Do all the good you can. By all the means you can. In all the ways you can. In all the places you can. To all the people you can. As long as ever you can."
We have been truly blessed by a benevolent God, and by having loving families, exceptional education, rewarding careers, good health and a safe, supportive community and state. We desire and are inspired to ensure that others may experience the same. The Lincoln Community Foundation is in a unique position to have a comprehensive grasp of our community's diverse needs and resources. We have chosen to support, through a Benefactor gift, the needs of children now and for "as long as ever we can."
 

PERSONAL:
Year of Birth: 1947
Wife: Eileen

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Hugo Aspegren*

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:
Owner, Independent Lumber and Coal Company

PERSONAL:
Year of Birth: 1915
Year of Death: 2001
Wife: Thelma (Nenneman)

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Dr. Mark E. Vance*

NARRATIVE:
Dr. Vance's "electric" auto was a familiar sight rolling quietly along Lincoln streets while the doctor waved to many friends. He was several times a subject of his friend Oz Black's cartoons of Lincolnites. In the early years of Dr. Vance's residence in Lincoln, he was a member of a "Booster Club" that traveled throughout Nebraska describing the many advantages of living in the capital city and urging people to move there. According to the Lincoln Evening State Journal (11/19/27), Dr. Vance was "largely instrumental in bringing about the change which made the Lincoln Dental College a part of the University of Nebraska. 

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:
Dental practice, Lincoln, NE, 1901-1927
University of Nebraska Dental College, instructor, 1920-1926

EDUCATION:
Chicago College of Dental Surgery, Doctor of Dentistry, 1901
Kearney High School

PERSONAL:
Year of Birth: 1875
Year of Death: 1927
Wife: Nellie (Schlee)
Children: Two daughters

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Ruth Farnham Traphagen*

COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT:
Lincoln Foundation
YWCA
Lincoln Garden Club
Lincoln Chapter of the American Association of University Women
Kappa Alpha Theta Sorority
Holy Trinity Episcopal Church

EDUCATION:
Wellesley College, MA, 1920
University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE
Lincoln High School, Lincoln, NE, 1915

PERSONAL:
Year of Birth: 1898
Year of Death: 1988
Husband: Charles
Child:  Jane

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Sue Tricker

QUOTE: 
We are proud to call Lincoln home. This vibrant community is where we live, work, and have raised our family. It is our privilege to be able to support the Lincoln Community Foundation and its mission to improve the quality of life in our community.  

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:
Lincoln Community Foundation, Lincoln, NE, Trustee, current
Foundation for Lincoln Public Schools, Trustee, Lincoln, NE, current
Omaha Townhall Lecture Series Board, Omaha, NE, 2011-present
Lincoln City Library Friends Board, Lincoln, NE, 2010-present
Friends of Lied Legends, Lincoln, NE, 1998-present
Foundation for Lincoln Public Schools, Director of Finance, Lincoln, NE, 1992-2001
Friends of Lied Board, Lincoln, NE, 1990-1996

EDUCATION:
University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE
Wayne State College, Wayne, NE
Omaha Westside High School, Omaha, NE

PERSONAL:
Year of Birth: 1947
Husband: Edward H.
Children: Jennifer L. Tricker and Scott E. Tricker

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Rich Bailey

QUOTE:
“Lincoln, for those of us who were born and raised here, is too often taken for granted.  That’s why it’s always a treat to hear from “transplants” who now live and work here commenting on how much they value the community, its assets, and its citizens, when they compare it to other locales they’ve called home.  Whether we’re natives or newcomers, this city has provided outstanding resources to enrich our lives.  The Lincoln Community Foundation is one of those remarkable resources and an ideal conduit to help us express gratitude for the opportunity to be part of the Lincoln experience.”

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:
Rich Bailey co-founded Bailey Lauerman, Marketing Communications, in 1970.  The company has been recognized by the American Association of Advertising agencies as one of the top six creative agencies in the United States in its size category.  Bailey Lauerman serves national, regional, and local clients from offices in Lincoln and Omaha with a staff of 85. Rich retired as Chairman of the agency in 2007 and now serves in an of-counsel relationship.  A native of Lincoln, Rich devotes a portion of his time to teaching advertising courses at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln's College of Journalism. 

EDUCATION:
University of Nebraska-Lincoln, bachelors degree in journalism, 1967.

PERSONAL:
Year of Birth: 1944
Sister and Brother-in-Law, Jane and Jim DeCamp
Niece: Emily Doolittle, Nephew: Andrew DeCamp

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Johanna Swanson*

PERSONAL:
Year of Birth: 1855
Year of Death: 1913
Husband: Niles
Children: Alma, Viola, John, Frank, Roy, Manorma

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Ellen A. Beans

QUOTE:
We were very fortunate to have parents who instilled in us the goodness of giving.  It is important that we do the same for our sons, and teach them to give of themselves and think of others.

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:
Bryan Health, Director, Volunteer and Customer Care, Lincoln, NE, 2012-present
BryanLGH Medical Center, Director, Volunteer Resources, Lincoln, NE, 1990-2012
Bryan Memorial Hospital, Assistant Director, Volunteer Services, Lincoln, NE, 1982-1990

EDUCATION:
University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Master of Arts, 1981
Doane College, Bachelor of Arts, 1980
Arlington High School, Arlington, NE, 1976

PERSONAL:
Year of Birth: 1958
Husband: Pat
Children: Winston E. and Beau H.

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Patrick E. Beans

QUOTE:
We were very fortunate to have parents who instilled in us the goodness of giving.  It is important that we do the same for our sons, and teach them to give of themselves and think of others.

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:
Supertel Hospitality, Inc., Senior Vice President, Norfolk, NE, 2013-present
National Research Corporation, CFO/Treasurer/Director, Lincoln, NE, 1994-2012
Central Interstate Low-Level Radioactive Waste Commission, Finance Director, Lincoln, NE, 1993-1994
Dynalectric, Controller, Lincoln, NE, 1988-1991
Dana F. Cole & Company, CPAs, Manager, Lincoln, NE, 1979-1988

EDUCATION:
Doane College, BA Political Science & Accounting, 1979
Cozad High School, Cozad, Nebraska, 1975

PERSONAL:
Year of Birth: 1957
Wife: Ellen
Children: Winston E. and Beau H

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Marsha E. Stork

QUOTE:
We feel fortunate for the opportunity to live and provide employment for over a hundred employees in Lincoln. Our support of the Lincoln Community Foundation, our Respite Care Foundation, our Church and the Arts have been our way of trying to say "Thank You" to Lincoln.

PERSONAL:
Year of Birth: 1950
Husband: Bruce D. Bailey

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William J. Berg*

PERSONAL:
Year of Birth/Death: Unknown
Wife: Irene F. Wadlow

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Don S. Bergquist, Sr.*

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:
Various positions, including president, Lincoln Equipment Company, Lincoln, NE, 1930-1965
Smith Machinery Company, Hastings, NE

EDUCATION:
Fremont Business College
Peru State Normal
Shickley high school, Shickley, NE

PERSONAL:
Year of Birth: 1896
Year of Death: 1965
Wife: Jessie (Kennedy)
Children: Don Jr., Bruce, Jane

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Thomas R.P. Stocker*

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:
Attorney, Lincoln, NE, 57 years

EDUCATION:
University of Nebraska-Lincoln College of Law, J.D., 1911
Lincoln High School

PERSONAL:
Year of Birth: 1887
Year of Death: 1968
Wife: Pansy (McKenney)
Child: Gussie (Rhodes)

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James E.M. Thomson, M.D.*

NARRATIVE:
Dr. Thomson was an enthusiastic supporter of civic and cultural interests throughout the city and state and was a significant contributor to the international medical world. He was a frequent and esteemed visitor on every continent and received much recognition, including honorary memberships to orthopedic societies in Finland, Poland and Latin America.
James E.M. Thomson, M.D., was a Founder of the Lincoln Community Foundation.  

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:
Physician and orthopedic surgeon, Lincoln, NE 44 years
Burlington and Northwestern Railroads and United Airlines, Rock Island, corporate surgeon
University of Nebraska, instructor and orthopedic surgery

EDUCATION:
Rush Medical College, 1915
Northwestern University, 1909

PERSONAL:
Year of Birth: 1889
Year of Death: 1962
Wife: Helen

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William E. Barkley*

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:
Chairman, Union Bank and Trust Company, Lincoln, NE
Director, Maryland Casualty Company, Baltimore, MD
Vice president and director, American General Life Insurance Company
Director, American General Insurance Company, Houston, TX
Various positions including president, Union National Life Insurance Company, Lincoln, NE, 1933-1956
Nebraska Department of Banking, 1930-1933
Banker, Lincoln and Fremont Joint Stock Land Banks, Lincoln, NE, 1926-1930

EDUCATION:
Missouri Military Academy
University of Nebraska-Lincoln

PERSONAL:
Year of Birth: 1907
Year of Death: 1988

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Barbara Maline Bartle

QUOTE:
Lincoln has been home for our college years, our marriage, our careers and for our family. We want to give back to a community that has enriched our lives with a gift that will continue to enhance Lincoln far beyond our lives.

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:
Lincoln Community Foundation, President, 2010-present
Foundation for Lincoln Public Schools, President, 1991-2009
Public School Educator, 7 years

EDUCATION:
University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Cozad High School, Cozad, Nebraska

PERSONAL:
Year of Birth: 1951
Husband:  Robert
Children: Drew Armbruster, Megan Franklin, and Alicen Bartle

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James Stuart*

NARRATIVE:
James Stuart was a Founder of the Lincoln Community Foundation. James was also a founder and member of the Nebraska Human Resources Research Foundation and was the first recipient of the Talent Plus Distinguished Alumni Scholarship Award in 2003.

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS: 
Investment Company, chairman of the board
Stuart Enterprises, managing partner

EDUCATION:
University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE, BA and BS, 1940
University of Colorado, Boulder, CO, summer school, 1937
Lincoln High School, Lincoln, NE, 1935

PERSONAL:
Year of Birth: 1917
Year of Death:  2012
Wife: Helen Catherine (H.K.)
Children: Catherine, James Jr., Scott

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Eileen Thompson*

NARRATIVE:
Eileen moved to Lincoln in 1921 and made the community her home for the next 67 years. She was her own person. She was independent and strong with the courage of her conviction. Her close friends say she never looked back; she was always looking forward. 

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:
Homemaker and talented musician

PERSONAL:
Year of Birth: 1897
Year of Death: 1988
Husband: Scott
Child: James Blanchard

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Niles Swanson*

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:
Farmer and home builder, Talmage, NE

PERSONAL:
Year of Birth: 1852
Year of Death: 1913
Wife: Johanna
Children: Alma, Viola, John, Frank, Roy, Manorma

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Jo Anne Bettenhausen

QUOTE:
Lincoln, Nebraska, is a fabulous city that has much to offer all who live here. The Lincoln Community Foundation is a vital part of that reason.  The Lincoln Community Foundation provides a noticeable way to give back to the community and to say THANK YOU!

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:
Early Childhood Education, Westminster PreSchool, 1978-1984
Early Childhood Education, Rainbow Preschool, 1985-2000

EDUCATION:
University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 1967 & 1978
Big Springs High School, Big Springs, NE, 1963

PERSONAL:
Year of Birth: 1945
Husband: Robert (Bob)
Children: Catherine I. Hedstrom, Matthew V. Bettenhausen

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Josephine R. Stewart

COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT:
Friends of Opera (UNL Board), 2000-present
Metropolitan Regional Auditions, Board, 2000-present
Friends of Lied, Board, 1988-2002
Lincoln's Symphony Orchestra, Guild Board, 1980s-2006
Norman & Jane Geske's Book Store, Lincoln, 1980s

EDUCATION:
University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Bachelor of Arts, 1946
Monticello College, Associate of Arts, 1944
Sidney High School, Sidney, Nebraska, 1942

PERSONAL:
Year of Birth: 1924
Husband: John W. Stewart
Children: Michael (Mack), John M. and Ann Lundy

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Bob Bettenhausen

QUOTE:
Our family has been blessed in many ways and this gives us an opportunity to give back some of what we have been blessed with. Lincoln is a great city and has many needs.

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:
Founder and President, Bettenhausen Insurance Services, Lincoln, NE, 49 years
MassMutual Agents Association President, representing 4,500 agents, 1991-92
Million Dollar Round Table, Court of the Table and Top of the Table qualifier
Main platform speaker, MDRT, 1989 & 1999
Speaker at various industry functions
President, Bettenhausen Family Foundation and Bettenhausen Family Farms

EDUCATION:
University of Nebraska-Lincoln, B.S., 1965
Lincoln High School, 1961

PERSONAL:
Year of Birth: 1943
Wife: Jo Anne
Children: Catherine I. Hedstrom, Matthew V. Bettenhausen

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Elizabeth V. Beynon

EDUCATION:
School of Medical Technology, Methodist Hospital of Indianapolis, Registered Medical Technologist, 1962
Wilson College, BA Biology, Chambersburg, PA, 1960
Jefferson High School, Upland, IN, 1956

PERSONAL:
Year of Birth: 1938 in Riga, Latvia - immigrated to US in 1950
Husband: David
Children: Zinaida Ann, John David, Peter Ira

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Ernestine Stephens*

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:
Hovland-Swanson, personnel manager

PERSONAL:
Year of Birth: 1907
Year of Death: 1976
Husband: D.V.

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Linda Steinman

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:
Lancaster County Board of Commissioners, 1994-2001
Detective/Sergeant, Lincoln Police Department, 1973-1994
Realtor, 1971-1973
Lingerie and loungewear designer, London, England, 1968-1970
Women's casual wear designer, Chicago, IL, 1964-1968

EDUCATION:
Art Institute of Chicago, B.F.A., 1965
Attended University of Michigan
University of Chicago Lab School, graduate, 1960

PERSONAL:
Year of Birth: 1943
Husband: Michael
Child:  Jonathan

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John H. Blumer

QUOTE:
We both grew up in Lincoln. Giving through Lincoln Community Foundation makes our hometown a better place. We, along with future generations, become recipients of their hard work.

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:
A.G. Edwards/Wells Fargo Advisors, Lincoln, NE, 1980-present

EDUCATION:
University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA, B.B.A., 1975
Hartley/Charles Culler/Lincoln Northeast/Lincoln East High School, Lincoln, NE, 1971

PERSONAL:
Year of Birth: 1953
Wife: Jan
Children: Maggie and Bess

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Jan Blumer

QUOTE:
We both grew up in Lincoln. Giving through Lincoln Community Foundation makes our hometown a better place. We, along with future generations, become recipients of their hard work.

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:
Lincoln Public Schools, Lincoln, NE, 1975-1984, 1991-2011

EDUCATION:
University of Nebraska-Lincoln, NE, BS-1972, MA-1975

PERSONAL:
Year of Birth: 1950
Husband: John
Children: Maggie and Bess

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Charles N. Cadwallader*

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:
Owner, Cadwallader Fur Company, Lincoln, NE, 1920-1950's
General manager, Lincoln Hide and Fur Company
General manager, tea company, Council Bluffs, IA, 1896-unknown

PERSONAL:
Year of Birth: 1878
Year of Death: 1967
Wife: Ruth
Children: C. Ned, Marguerite

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Tawnya Starr-Wilkinson

QUOTE:
The noblest of all pursuits is to live one's life to impact others.

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:
Firespring Co-Founder, 2001 to current
Entrepreneur, 1994 to current
Passionate about cooking, gardening, animals and anything outdoors

RECOGNITION:
Inspire Award Winner: Excellence in Entrepreneurship
40 under 40, Lincoln, NE
Print Image International Industry Award of Distinction

COMMUNITY SERVICE:
Madonna Foundation
Ignite Lincoln
EDSF
PODi

PERSONAL:
Year of Birth: 1968
Husband: Jay
Children: Cohagen, Ellen and Claire

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Barbara Stephens Solomon

QUOTE:
"Life is mostly froth and bubble,
Two things stand like stone.
Kingness if another's trouble,
Courage in your own."
-- Poet Adam Lindsay Gordon, "Ye Weary Wayfarer"

COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT:
Country Club of Lincoln
Phoenix Country Club
Kappa Kappa Gamma
Westminster Presbyterian Church
Junior League of Lincoln
Lincoln Symphony Guild
Phi Gamma Delta Mothers Club
Parent Teacher's Association

EDUCATION:
University of Nebraska-Lincoln, B.S., 1953
Lincoln High School, 1949

PERSONAL:
Year of Birth: 1932
Husband: N.W. "Jerry"
Children: Stephen "Steve", Cynthia "Cinda”

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Jack D. Campbell

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:
Massachusetts Mutual Insurance Company, Lincoln, NE, retired General Agent, 1954-present
Compensation Programs, Inc., President
U.S. Air Force, Intelligence Officer and Captain, 1952-1954
First National Bank, 1950-1952

EDUCATION:
University of Nebraska-Lincoln, B.S., 1950
Lincoln High School, 1946

PERSONAL:
Year of Birth:
Wife: Sally
Children: J. Daniel, Amy, Peter

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Mary M. Campbell

QUOTE:
We are grateful that, through our donor directives, the Lincoln Community Foundation will administer bequests in memory of our daughter, Sarah Pearson Campbell.   

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:
Lincoln Public Schools, Assistant to Superintendent for General Administration and Governmental Relations, Lincoln, NE
Campbell & Associates, Lincoln, NE
Cline Williams Law Firm, Lincoln, NE
Jim Ryan & Associates, Lincoln, NE
Nebraska State Legislature, Committee Counsel
Lincoln East Jr.-Sr. High School, Lincoln, NE
Irving Junior High School, Lincoln, NE
New Trier High School, Northfield, IL
University of Chicago Laboratory School, Chicago, IL

EDUCATION:
Macalester College, St. Paul, MN, BA
University of Chicago, Chicago, IL, MAT
University of Nebraska College of Law, JD

PERSONAL:
Year of Birth: 1946
Husband: Doug
Children: Sarah Pearson Campbell*

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Paulding & Esther Smith*

An etched brick was added to the Lincoln Community Foundation Garden walkway for Paulding and Esther Smith.  Paulding and Esther established a fund at the Lincoln Community Foundation for garden maintenance. 

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Ernest L. Smith*

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS: 
Magees Clothing, Lincoln, NE, 1912-1965

EDUCATION:
Nebraska Wesleyan University, Lincoln, NE, 1911
Auburn High School, Auburn, NE

PERSONAL:
Year of Birth: 1889
Year of Death: 1985
Children: Janet, Virginia, Dorothy

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Robert E. Campbell II

QUOTE:
Candy and I have Lincoln and Nebraska roots that go back as early as 1879. Our families made us keenly aware that the wonderful community we have enjoyed and in which we raised our children, is the result of the sacrifice and generosity of those who preceded us. We are privileged to be able to share that legacy and help provide an ever improving community for generations to come.

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:
The Buckle, Inc., Kearney, NE, Board of Directors, 1991-present
The Geis Group, Omaha, NE, 2012-present
The Madonna Foundation, Lincoln, NE, 1997-2011
Miller & Paine, Lincoln, NE, 1964-1996

COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT:
Board of Directors, various dates from 1964 to present: 
Lincoln Chamber of Commerce, People's City Mission, Young Life, First Plymouth Trustees, Lincoln Council on Alcoholism and Drugs, Lincoln Symphony Orchestra, Lincoln Arts Council, YMCA, Leadership Lincoln, Lincoln Community Foundation Board and Trustee, Madonna Rehabilitation Hospital, The Madonna Foundation, Bryan Memorial Hospital, Downtown Lincoln Association, Lincoln Public Schools Foundation, Rotary Club #14 member

PERSONAL:
Year of Birth: 1942
Wife: Candy
Children: Robert E. Campbell III, Laura Campbell Routh, Kathryn Campbell Tusek

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Rachel Parham Carveth*

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:
Homemaker

EDUCATION:
Billings, Montana high school, graduate
University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 1924

PERSONAL:
Year of Birth: 1907
Year of Death: 1992
Husband: Walter
Children: Joan, Sarah, Stephen

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Viola Steen Carveth*

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:
Office Manager, Dr. W. W. Carveth, Lincoln, NE, 1943-1980
Teacher, Placement Bureau, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 1940-1943

EDUCATION:
Lincoln High School, 1933

PERSONAL:
Year of Birth: 1915
Year of Death: 1984
Husband: Ernest

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Arthur Alan Dobson*

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:
Dobson and Robinson Construction Company, partner, 1907-1956

EDUCATION:
University of Nebraska-Lincoln, B.S. in Civil Engineering, 1911
Lincoln High School, Lincoln, NE, 1907

PERSONAL:
Year of Birth: 1889
Year of Death: 1956
Wife: Alice (Petersen)
Children: Robert, Maren, Adna, Catherine

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Dr. Ralph E. Solomon*

QUOTE:
My greatest interest was water conservation and control and the development of better agriculture products and farm stock. 

NARRATIVE:
Ralph's father, S.E. Solomon, built the first irrigation system in the Culbertson area and promoted irrigation aggressively to the benefit of western Nebraska. He also was the first editor of a bi-weekly newspaper in the region. Ralph's father was responsible for bringing 38 families from Germany to Culbertson to farm. 
CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:
Investor and appraiser, 1940-1950
Dairy farmer and breeder, 1920-1940
Dentist, Culbertson, NE, 1912-1920

EDUCATION:
Creighton University Dental College, 1911
Culbertson High School, Culbertson, NE, 1906

PERSONAL:
Year of Birth: 1889
Year of Death: 1965
Wife: Alma (Wacker)
Children: Eugene, John, Neil "Jerry", James

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J. Douglas Campbell

QUOTE:
We are so blessed and so fortunate to be living in this community at this time, that we are honored to share our good fortune with others. 

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:
U.S. Public Health Service, Chicago, district supervisor
Nebraska State Department of Health, bureau director
Mail Boxes Etc., Lincoln, owner and manager

EDUCATION:
Washington University, St. Louis, MO, graduate

PERSONAL:
Year of Birth: 1941
Wife: Mary
Children: Sarah Pearson Campbell*

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Sally Holmes Campbell

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:
Lincoln Quilters Guild
Holy Trinity Episcopal Church
Ladies of the Club
Friends of Lied
Junior League of Lincoln

EDUCATION:
University of Nebraska-Lincoln, graduate

PERSONAL:
Year of Birth:
Husband: John "Jack", Jr.
Children: J. Daniel, Amy, Peter

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Thomas C. Smith

QUOTE:
I feel like charitable giving for me is a chance to help possibly change a life or have a positive effect on someone in Lincoln who hasn't had a good opportunity.  

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:
D.A. Davidson, Lincoln, NE, April 2016-present
Smith Hayes Financial Services, Lincoln, NE, 1985-2016
Paine Webber, Lincoln, NE, 1983-1985
First Mid America, Lincoln, NE, 1968-1983

EDUCATION:
University of Nebraska-Lincoln, NE, 1968

PERSONAL:
Year of Birth: 1945
Wife: Lisa M. Smith
Children: Tisha Friesen, Alyson Klaczkiewicz, Alexis Levy, Hillary Smith

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Bob & Ellen Campbell*

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:
Campbell's Nurseries and Garden Center

PERSONAL:
Year of Birth: 1917
Year of Death: 2009
Wife: Ellen
Children: Mike, Doug, Dick, Sandy

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Lawrence D. Small

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:
First vice president-facilities and services manager, TierOne Bank
Human resources manager, Facilities Management, Alltel

EDUCATION:
Society for Human Resource Management, Certified Professional in HR, 1997
Attending the University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Graduate, Lincoln High School, 1963

PERSONAL:
Year of Birth: 1945
Wife: Margaret

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Norma Lothrop Carveth*

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:
Homemaker
Teacher, Omaha, NE
Teacher, Rochester, MN
Teacher, Minneapolis, MN

EDUCATION:
University of Nebraska, graduate
Sioux CIty high school, graduate

PERSONAL:
Year of Birth: 1931
Year of Death: 1980
Husband: Stephen
Children: William, Carolyn, James

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Stephen W. Carveth, M.D.

QUOTE:
Being a third generation in this wonderful community, I have a strong commitment to the community and a sincere desire to see it flourish in a multitude of ways. 

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:
Retired cardiovascular and thoracic surgeon, Bryan Memorial Hospital/Nebraska Heart Institute, Lincoln, NE, 28 years

EDUCATION:
Residency, Mayo Foundation
Master of Science, University of Minnesota
Attending the University of Illinois Research and Educational Hospital, 1956-57
M.D., University of Nebraska School of Medicine, 1956
B.A. University of Nebraska
Graduate, Shattuck Military Academy, Faribault, MN, 1949

PERSONAL:
Year of Birth: 1931
Wife: Beth
         Norma (Lorthrop)(deceased)
Children: William, Carolyn, James

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Lisa M. Smith

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:
D.A. Davidson, Lincoln, NE, 2016-present
Smith Hayes Financial Services, Lincoln, NE, 1999-2016
Union Bank & Trust, Lincoln, NE, 1995-1999
Havelock Bank/Pinnacle Bank, Lincoln, NE, 1985-1995

EDUCATION:
University of Nebraska-Lincoln, NE, 1990
Lincoln Northeast High School, Lincoln, NE, 1985

PERSONAL:
Year of Birth: 1967
Husband: Thomas C. Smith
Children: Tisha Friesen, Alyson Klaczkiewicz, Alexis Levy, Hillary Smith

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Carl J. Sjulin

QUOTE:
As owners of local businesses, both of us have a strong commitment to give back to Lincoln. One of the reasons Lincoln is such a great place is due to the tremendous philanthropic support our community provides to nonprofit organizations. The Lincoln community has been an asset to our families and businesses in so many ways, and we want to share our success to make Lincoln a better place for generations to come. We feel a responsibility to 'pay it forward' and have developed a culture at our companies and with our family that encourages the donation of time, talent and treasure.  

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:
West Gate Bank, Chairman of the Board, President and CEO, 2002-present
Partner, Rembolt Ludtke & Berger LLP Law Firm, 1989-2002
Legislative Aide to Rep. Doug Bereuter, Washington, DC, 1984-86 

EDUCATION:
University of Nebraska College of Law, J.D., with distinction, 1989
Australian Graduate School of Management, University of New South Wales, M.B.A., 1985
University of Nebraska at Lincoln, B.S. in Finance with high distinction, 1983
Shenandoah High School, Shenandoah, Iowa, 1979

PERSONAL:
Year of Birth: 1960
Wife: Renee
Children: Megan and C.J. 

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Walter W. Carveth, M.D.*

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:
General Surgeon, Lincoln, NE, 50 years
Internship, Clarkson Hospital, Omaha, NE

EDUCATION:
M.D., University of Nebraska Medical School, Omaha, NE 1925
University of Nebraska, Bachelor of Science, 1921
Lincoln High School graduate

PERSONAL:
Year of Birth: 1895
Year of Death: 1985
Wife: Rachel (Parham)
Children: Joan, Sarah, Stephen

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Irving S. Chapin*

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:
President and various other positions, Searle and Chapin Lumber Company, Lincoln, NE

EDUCATION:
University of Michigan, graduate
University of Nebraska-Lincoln

PERSONAL:
Year of Birth: 1897
Year of Death: 1979
Wife: Jeanette (Moore)

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Jeanette Chapin*

COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT:
Kappa Kappa Gamma Sorority, Lincoln, NE
Junior League, Lincoln, NE

EDUCATION:
University of Nebraska-Lincoln

PERSONAL:
Year of Birth: 1895
Year of Death: 1987
Husband: Irving

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Marilyn Cintani

QUOTE:
We have been fortunate to have raised our family in Lincoln. We have benefitted from those individuals that had the foresight to build a safe, progressive, compassionate community. Our hope is that by becoming a Lincoln Community Foundation benefactor, we can help Lincoln to remain a great place to live and work.

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:
Bankers Life of Nebraska, director of meeting planning, 1975-1985

PERSONAL:
Year of Birth: 1952
Husband: William
Children: Michael, David, Brian and Laura

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Harry P. Seward, Jr.*

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:
Bankers Life Nebraska, Lincoln, NE, president, board chair and other various positions, 1940-1982

EDUCATION:
Nebraska Wesleyan University, Lincoln, NE, Honorary Doctorate
University of Missouri, Columbia, MO, B.S. in Business and Public Administration, 1939
Hardin High School, Hardin, MO, 1935

PERSONAL:
Year of Birth: 1917
Year of Death: 2012
Wife: Frances Ann (Robnett)
Children: Harry III, Anne

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Renee Sjulin

QUOTE:
As owners of local businesses, both of us have a strong commitment to give back to Lincoln. One of the reasons Lincoln is such a great place is due to the tremendous philanthropic support our community provides to nonprofit organizations. The Lincoln community has been an asset to our families and businesses in so many ways, and we want to share our success to make Lincoln a better place for generations to come. We feel a responsibility to 'pay it forward' and have developed a culture at our companies and with our family that encourages the donation of time, talent and treasure.  

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:
Runza National, Vice President, 25+ years 

EDUCATION:
University of Nebraska at Lincoln, Business with emphasis in Accounting, 1986
Lincoln Southeast High School, 1982  

PERSONAL:
Year of Birth: 1964
Husband: Carl
Children: Megan and C.J.

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William Cintani

QUOTE:
Marilyn and I have been fortunate to have raised our family in Lincoln. We have benefitted from those individuals that had the foresight to build a safe, progressive, compassionate community. Our hope is that by becoming a Lincoln Community Foundation benefactor, we can help Lincoln to remain a great place to live and work.

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:
Mapes Industries, Lincoln, NE, 1978-present
IBM, Lincoln, NE, 1974-1978

EDUCATION:
Lehigh University, Bethlehem, PA, BSME, 1974

PERSONAL:
Year of Birth: 1952
Wife: Marilyn
Children: David, Michael, Brian and Laura

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Mark T. Seacrest*

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:
Journal-Star Printing Company, Lincoln, NE, chairman of the board, 1982-1985
Journal-Star Printing Company, president, 1971
Journal-Star Printing Company, director, 1951
Journal-Star Printing Company, circulation department, 1948

EDUCATION:
Colorado A&M University, CO
Lincoln High School, Lincoln, NE

PERSONAL:
Year of Birth: 1920
Year of Death: 1999
Wife: Margaret
Children: John, Mark, Nancy

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Helen E. Clough*

NARRATIVE: 
Throughout Helen's life, she had a deep concern for others. Her only brother, Edward, was killed while aboard the U.S.S. Arizona during the bombing of Pearl Harbor in 1941. His death affected her deeply and, as a result, Helen was especially interested in helping young people fulfill their dreams and live successful lives. Described by her friends as strong-minded, warm and genuine, Helen always wanted to do good things. She preferred to support others quietly and without attention. Helen gave charitably not for the adoration, but simply for the sake of helping others.

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:
Cline Williams Wright Johnson & Oldfather Law Firm, secretary, over 30 years
Kresge's Drug Store, employee
Cleaned homes in Lincoln

EDUCATION:
Lincoln Business School, Lincoln, NE
Rising City High School, Rising City, NE, 1933

PERSONAL:
Year of Birth: 1915
Year of Death: 1999

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Doris A. Cook

QUOTE:
Lincoln is a great city. It is important to me to be able to give back by being active in community organizations and hopefully making a small difference in someone's life.

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:
Assistant Manager of Iowa Farm Mutual Insurance Co. in Des Moines, IA
Presented concerts as a soprano soloist in many locations in the United States and locally at Trinity United Methodist Church
Professional model for Miller and Paine Department Store, Television and Newspapers, as well as numerous fundraisers for organizations.
Received Mayor's Arts Award in 1992.
Owner of Purse Revue Associates and Clothing for 26 years, retired in 2008. 

EDUCATION:
Drake University, Des Moines, IA
Central College, Pella, IA
Udell Consolidated, IA

PERSONAL:
Year of Birth: 1931
Husband: Willard (deceased)
Children: Constance, Kim, Jonathan

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Thomas R. Pansing*

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:
Crosby, Pansing and Guenzel, attorney
Nebraska National Life Insurance Company, president and CEO
State of Nebraska, state director of insurance
Lincoln Legal Aid Bureau, co-founder and director
Lincoln City Council member

EDUCATION:
University of Nebraska-Lincoln, B.A. and law degree
Omaha Public Schools, Omaha, NE

PERSONAL:
Year of Birth: 1917
Year of Death: 1973
Wife: Lulubel (Emerson)
Children: Virginia, Thomas, Jr., James, Arthur, Patty

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Margaret L. Seacrest*

NARRATIVE:
Margaret's dedication to her family nurtured four generations. Her quiet generosity was shared with the community. 

PERSONAL:
Year of Birth: 1920
Year of Death: 2012
Husband: Mark
Children: John, Mark, Nancy

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Joe W. Seacrest*

QUOTE:
Be pleasant when possible.  Have some fun when appropriate.  Keep doing some things for somebody else.  Carry at least your share.  Try to be a good listener.  God gave more to some and from them more is expected.  7/14/1975
Joe W. Seacrest was a Founder of the Lincoln Community Foundation.
NARRATIVE: 
Under Joe W.'s direction, the Lincoln Journal won the Pulitzer Prize in 1949 for 'most distinguished and meritorious service rendered by an American newspaper.'

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:
Lincoln Journal, Lincoln, NE, co-publisher
KFAB Radio Station, Omaha, NE, president
Central States Broadcastings Co., vice president
North Platte Publishing Company, Scottsbluff, NE, chairman and Star-Herald, president
Alpha Creamery Co., Denver, CO, owner-operator
Cooper Foundation, vice president
Fairmont Foods Co., director
Bankers Life Nebraska, director
Western Publishing Company, president and director
North Platte Telegraph, publisher
Investco, president
2nd Investco, president
KOIL Radio Station, Omaha, NE, minority owner, 1935-late 1930s
KFOR Radio Station, Lincoln, NE, minority owner, 1935-late 1930s
KFAB Radio Station, Omaha and Lincoln, NE, minority owner, 1935-1986
Fairmont Foods Company, director
Lincoln Chamber Industrial Development Corp., director

EDUCATION:
University of Nebraska-Lincoln, NE, 1917
Dartmouth College, 1916
Evansworth Academy of Northwestern University, 1914
Culver Military Academic, Culver, IN, 1913
Lincoln High School

PERSONAL:
Year of Birth: 1895
Year of Death: 1978
Wife: Alice (Rushton)
     Ruth (Kadel)
Children: Joseph, James

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S. Edward Copple

QUOTE:
Mary and I feel very fortunate to have lived almost all of our lives in Lincoln. Lincoln is special because of its people.

The educational level of a Lincolnite is almost two years higher than the national average. The Lincoln Public Schools system is among the best in the nation: Lincoln has three universities, it has more churches per capita than most cities, and the YMCA facilities and programs are outstanding. Because of all of this, the philanthropic support for worthy projects in Lincoln is extremely strong. The Lincoln Community Foundation leads the way. 

Mary and I raised our four children here.  Mary taught in the Lincoln Public Schools as an elementary teacher. I served for many years as a member of the Lincoln School Board. I have been deeply involved with the YMCA and other community organizations.  In short, we love Lincoln. 

We are doing everything philanthropically we can to keep all of these great things in place for the next generation to follow. The Lincoln Community Foundation has helped us immeasurably to make this possible.

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:
Copple Insurance Agency, Inc., President
Created West Gate Park for Business and Industry
Created Colonial Hills and Cripple Creek subdivisions
Lincoln School Board, President
Southeast Community College Board, Member
Lincoln YMCA, President
Executive Club of Lincoln, President
Independent Insurance Agents of Nebraska, Legislative Chairman 

EDUCATION:
University of Nebraska, Bachelors Degree in Business Administration
Chartered Property and Casualty Underwriter (CPCU) designation
Associate in Risk Management (ARM) designation

PERSONAL:
Year of Birth: 1923
Wife: Mary
Children: Ken, Susie, Scott, Jim

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Fred S. Seacrest*

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:
Lincoln Journal, Lincoln, NE, co-publisher
Lincoln Journal, Lincoln, NE, various positions
KFAB Radio Station, Lincoln, NE, co-director

EDUCATION:
University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE
Columbia University, New York, NY
Lincoln High School, 1913

PERSONAL:
Year of Birth: 1894
Year of Death: 1971
Children: Mark, Ann, June

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John F. Croft*

NARRATIVE:
John had a wide acquaintance of warm friends. He was always pleasant in his manner and gave of his time and effort in many ways to build Tecumseh and assist in every project. He was a loving and devoted husband and father. John was very much a home-man, as his great desire was to make his town a more pleasant place for others to enjoy.

John was instrumental as a commission member in securing and improving the Brandon Parkway on the south side of the square in Tecumseh.

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:
Partner, McCrosky, Wright and Leach Dry Goods and Clothing, Tecumseh, NE, 1891-unknown

PERSONAL:
Year of Birth: 1861
Year of Death: 1925
Wife: Vina (Ganun)
Children: Four daughters

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Rhonda Seacrest

QUOTE:
Our becoming benefactors of the Lincoln Community Foundation was a natural next step for us. Jim's father, Joe W. Seacrest, shared in the creative vision that resulted in the Lincoln Community Foundation.  Subsequently, our family has been a founder or supporter of community foundations across the state, including Scottsbluff, Sidney, North Platte and Lexington.  We personally have seen the impact community foundations have because of the diverse nature of the opportunities they can give to donors to fulfill their dreams.  We have big dreams for Lincoln that will be realized by the shared commitment of all investors in the Lincoln Community Foundation. 

COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT:
Lied Center Advisory Board, 2008 to present
University of Nebraska Foundation, trustee
University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Hixson-Lied College of Fine and Performing Arts, co-chair, $20 million campaign, 2007 to present
NebraskaLand Foundation, board member, 2005 to present
Nebraska Cultural Endowment, advisory council, 2004 to present
Nebraska Art Association, past president, board of trustees 2004-2008, and life member
Nebraska Humanities Council, co-chair, Governor's Lecture in Humanities 2012 and executive committee 2009-2012
University of Nebraska Medical Center Board of Counselors, 2007-2009
University of Nebraska Foundation Development Committee, 2006-2009
Chancellor’s Ad Hoc Committee on the Future of Sheldon Gallery, 2005-2006
Sheldon Gallery Advisory Board, 2004 -2008
Willa Cather Pioneer Memorial and Educational Foundation (Cather Foundation), board member, 2003-2006
State of Nebraska Women’s Health Advisory Council, 2003-2006
Lincoln Children’s Museum, board member, 2000-2006
Nebraska Accountability and Disclosure Commission, statutory six-year term, 1991-1997. chairwoman, 1995-1997

PERSONAL:
Year of Birth:  
Husband: Jim
Children: Ryan

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D. Lee Gladding

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:
Advanced Insurance Services Inc.
Chubb Securities Inc.

EDUCATION:
University of Nebraska-Omaha, BA
St. Stephens High School, Alexandria, VA

PERSONAL:
Year of Birth: 1956

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Jess Damian

QUOTE:
It is our intent to leave our legacy not with 'things' but rather knowing that when we are gone, there will always be funds available in the Lincoln community to continue to support what we believed in. The benefactor program just makes sense for the first of our donations to LCF. This ensures that not one agency is the recipient of our funds, rather that the needs of the community at that time are being met. We also have Donor Advised funds specific to our personal interests. We are honored to partner with the Lincoln Community Foundation to leave our legacy.  

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:
Pfizer, Manager, Chemistry Control Lab

EDUCATION:
Kearney State College, B.S., Chemistry
Lincoln Southeast High School, 1986

PERSONAL:
Year of Birth: 1968
Wife: Tami

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Tami Damian

QUOTE:
It is our intent to leave our legacy not with 'things' but rather knowing that when we are gone, there will always be funds available in the Lincoln community to continue to support what we believed in. The benefactor program just makes sense for the first of our donations to LCF. This ensures that not one agency is the recipient of our funds, rather that the needs of the community at that time are being met. We also have Donor Advised funds specific to our personal interests. We are honored to partner with the Lincoln Community Foundation to leave our legacy.  

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:
Leadership Education And Development (The LEAD Group), President, 2004
Quality Practitioners, Lincoln, NE, Regional Director, 2002-2007
Longview Fibre Company, Seward, NE, Manager, 2000-2002
YWCA of Lincoln, Educational Director, 1995-2000

EDUCATION:
Doane College, M.A., Management with Emphasis in Leadership, 2004
Kearney State College, B.S., Sociology, Organizational Communication, Psychology, 1990
Lincoln High School, Lincoln, NE 1985

PERSONAL:
Year of Birth: 1966
Husband: Jess

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Marian Othmer Schultz*

QUOTE BY DAUGHTER:
Marian was an advocate of volunteerism. She felt that she gained far more from the people she worked with and the community projects and organizations she supported than she gave in time, energy and financial support. 

NARRATIVE:
Marian and her husband Bertrand were principally responsible for the development of the northwest portion of Lincoln. They purchased land, built a home and lived in the area for over 50 years. Their "hilltop" property is now being developed by the Hilltop Foundation. Plans have been drawn up to establish an arboretum highlighting the history of the area. The Homestead Girl Scout Council and Nebraska Wesleyan University are in collaboration with this project. 

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:
University of Nebraska State Museum, volunteer for paleontologic field expeditions in laboratory studies and in preparation of specimens and scientific manuscripts
Homestead Girl Scouts Council, Lincoln, NE
P.E.O
Women's Interclub Council
YWCA
United Way
WICS
Parent Teacher's Association
Lincoln Public Schools Foreign Language Program
Family Service Association
Willard Community Center
Nebraska Chamber Orchestra Build
Willa Cather Pioneer Memorial
Friends of Loren Eiseley
Trinity United Methodist Church
Alpha Delta Pi Sorority
Panhellenic Council
Nebraska University Faculty Women's Club

EDUCATION:
University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln, NE 1932
Omaha North High School, Omaha, NE, 1926

PERSONAL:
Year of Birth: 1909
Year of Death: 1992
Husband: C. Bertrand "Bert"
Children: Tranda, Donna

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Edith Robbins Day*

NARRATIVE:
Edith was an active supporter of many projects for the beautification and betterment of Lincoln and its environs.

COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT:
The Lincoln Garden Club, Lincoln, NE
First Plymouth Congregational Church
Kappa Alpha Theta Sorority

EDUCATION:
University of Nebraska-Lincoln graduate

PERSONAL:
Year of Birth: 1884
Year of Death: 1957
Husband: Warren
Children: George, Dr. Lewis Day, Mrs. Carl Anthon, Mrs. A. Price Heusner

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Warren French Day*

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:
Martin-Day Contracting Firm, vice president and secretary

PERSONAL:
Wife: Edith (Robbins)
Children: George, Dr. Lewis Day, Mrs. Carl Anthon, Mrs. A. Price Heusner

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Robert Dill*

BOB'S PURPOSE FOR GIFTING:
The GI Bill, granting education, provided more than knowledge for me. I was so grateful and I feel strongly that, "To one who much has been given; much is required."

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:
Farmer, Belvidere, NE, 1952-2010
Belvidere United Church of Christ, Belvidere, NE, lifetime
Belvidere Cemetery Board, 1989-2010
Belvidere Improvement Committee, 1960-2010
Commander Saxton Legion Post, Thayer County, Hebron, NE, 1963-1965

EDUCATION:
University of Nebraska, Agriculture, Lincoln, NE, 1952
BelvidereHigh School, Belvidere, NE, 1944

PERSONAL:
Year of Birth: 1926
Year of Death: 2010
Wife: Arlys
Children: Marquita, Mark, Matt, Michele, Jack

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Nell M. Gladding

PERSONAL:
Year of Birth: 1917
Husband: Donald
Children: D. Lee

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Reid E. Devoe*

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:
Hugh Brothers, Seward, NE, director of human resources, 1979-unknown
Lincoln Regional Center, Lincoln, NE, personnel director, 1975-1979
Consultant on civil rights matters, Lincoln, NE, 1976
Central Telephone and Utilities, Lincoln, NE, equal opportunity coordinator, 1973-1976
Nebraska Equal Opportunity Commission, executive director, 1968-1973
Northern Systems Company, Omaha, NE, staff training specialist supervisor, 1967-1968
American Fidelity Assurance Company, Lincoln, NE account executive, 1967
Pegler and Company, Lincoln, NE, controller/supervisor, 1966-1967
Central Telephone and Utilities, Lincoln, NE, office manager to division commercial assistant, 1958-1966
Ohio Valley Gas Corporation, Winchester, IN, office manager and sale manager, 1957-1958
Veterans Hospital, van driver and information center volunteer

EDUCATION:
University of Nebraska-Lincoln, B.S. in Business Administration, 1971
Attended Penn State, State College, PA, 1944
Attended Northwestern University, Evanston, IL, 1943-1944
Lincoln High School, Lincoln, NE, graduate, 1943

PERSONAL:
Year of Birth: 1925
Year of Death: 2012
Wife: Gloria
Children: Steve, Lynn

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Paul C. Schorr, Jr.*

NARRATIVE:
Paul's business career was devoted to electrical contracting, operating in 30 states, Canada and overseas. He was project manager of electrical construction during World War II at the Hastings and Grand Island War Department plants. 

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:
Commonwealth Electric Company, Lincoln, NE, president and chairman, 1946-1977
Commonwealth Electric Company, Hastings, NE, 1941-1946
Commonwealth Electric Company, St. Paul, MN, 1930-1940
Shurtleff-Schorr Co., partner

EDUCATION:
University of Minnesota School of Electrical Engineering, 1933
Central High School, 1928

PERSONAL:
Year of Birth: 1908
Year of Death: 1977
Wife: Florence (Wise)
Children: Paul III, Judith, Lynda

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J. Robert Sandberg*

QUOTE:
The least you can do is to return to your community some of what it has contributed to your education and understanding. 

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:
Lincoln Community Foundation, Lincoln, NE, gift planning officer
University of Nebraska Foundation, Lincoln, NE, vice president
Council for Advancement and Support of Education, "Meet a Mentor" Program
Wall Street commodity broker, New York City, NY

EDUCATION:
Harvard Graduate School of Business Administration, MBA
University of Nebraska-Lincoln, political science and French, BA
Lincoln High School, Lincoln, NE, 1937

PERSONAL:
Year of Birth: 1919
Year of Death: 2010
Wife: Greta
Children: Eric, Brenda, Arne

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Gloria W. Devoe*

QUOTE:
I have been fortunate enough to be able to give back to the community. Life has been good to me, and now it is my turn to give someone else the ability to achieve their goals. It is a good feeling - everyone who can should be a Benefactor.

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:
Community Blood Bank, Director of Public Relations, Lincoln, NE
Krueger Construction Company, Hostess
Lincoln Chamber of Commerce, Convention Hostess, Lincoln, NE

EDUCATION:
University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Penn State University
Shamokin, PA High School, graduate

PERSONAL:
Year of Birth: 1925
Year of Death: 2016
Husband: Reid
Children: Steve, Lynn

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Vance D. Rogers*

NARRATIVE:
Vance was one of the top 100 influential Nebraskans during his lifetime. He arrived in Lincoln in 1953 to serve as pastor of Trinity United Methodist Church and became president of Nebraska Wesleyan University in 1957 and through his work, enabled the school to build a new campus center, library, dormitories, Olin Science Hall, Smith Curtis Administration building, Rogers Center for Fine Arts and the Elder theater. In all of the positions Vance held, he was always serving others and making a contribution to the great state of Nebraska.  His wife Barbara wrote: "Vance gave back because of his strong faith in God and His teachings, his great love of people, and his desire to be of service when needed."  

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:
National Bank of Commerce, advisory director, customer & community relations, Lincoln, NE 1987-1994
Larry Price and Associates, senior associate/vice president, Lincoln, NE, 1986-1990
Lincoln Foundation, interim president, Lincoln, NE, 1986-1987
Lincoln Foundation, staff consultant, Lincoln, NE, 1980-1986
Pure Water, Inc., CEO and chairman, 1978-1979
State of Nebraska, candidate for governor, republican primary, 1978
Nebraska Wesleyan University, president, Lincoln, NE, 1957-1977
Trinity Methodist Church, minister, Lincoln, NE, 1953-1957
Methodist Church, minister, Brookfield, IL, 1946-1953
U.S. Navy, chaplain, 1943-1946
First Methodist Church, minister, Dundee, IL, 1941-1943

EDUCATION:
Harvard University, Institute for College and University Presidents, Cambridge, MA, 1958
Northwestern University, graduate work, Evanston, IL, 1940-1941
Garrett Graduate School of Theology, master of divinity, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL, 1938-1941
Hamline University, A.B., St. Paul, MN, 1936-1938
Gustavus Adolphus College, St. Peter, MN, 1934-1936
Lake City High School, Lake City, MN, 1933

PERSONAL:
Year of Birth: 1917
Year of Death: 2001
Wife: Barbara (Yarwood)
Children: Nancy Ann, Mary Lou

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Arlys Dill

QUOTE:
One's character is determined by the thoughts that are permitted in the mind. 
Freely you have received, freely give. Matthew 10:8

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:
Dill Counseling Service, Belvidere/Fairbury, NE, 1992-present
Thayer County School System, County Superintendent of Schools, Hebron, NE, 1994-1997
Peru State College, Adjunct Professor Off-Campus Educational Courses, Peru/Hebron, NE, 1993-1994
Southeast Community College, Adjunct Professor Off-Campus Educational Courses, Hebron, NE, 1988-1994
Wayne State College, Adjunct Professor Off-Campus Educational Courses, Hebron, NE, 1991-1992
Hebron Public Schools, Hebron, NE, 1977-1985
Chester Public Schools, Chester, NE, 1947-1948 & 1959-1961
Central Christian Church, Waterloo, IA, 1956-1958
Belleville Public Schools, Belleville, KS, 1951-1952 & 1961-1965
Church Pianist/Organist, Belvidere and Chester, NE, 1959-2014

EDUCATION:
University of Nebraska, M.A., Ed. Psychology, Lincoln, NE, 1982
University of Nebraska, M.A., Ed. Administration, Lincoln, NE, 1981
Chester High School, Chester, NE, 1946

PERSONAL:
Year of Birth: 1929
Husband: Robert
Children: Marquita, Mark, Matt, Michele, Jack

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Barbara M. Rogers*

NARRATIVE:
Barbara's greatest joy has been her family. Her life as a minister's wife and then as a college president's wife has been a busy and rewarding one which she has enjoyed and appreciated.  A quote from Barbara: "When God blesses a person so richly, He calls upon us to give back to their community and others with whatever abilities we possibly can." 

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:
Federal Reserve Bank, registered mail department, San Francisco, CA, 1943
Ackerman's Department Store, manager, Elgin, IL, 1937
Purse Revue, sales, Lincoln, NE

EDUCATION:
Seminary at Garrett Biblical Institute, Evanston, IL, 1941
Sherman Hospital School of Nursing, 1938
Elgin High School, Elgin, IL, 1937

PERSONAL:
Year of Birth: 1921
Year of Death: 2009
Husband: Vance
Children: Nancy Ann, Mary Lou

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Harold A. Dillman*

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:
Security Mutual Life Insurance Company, Lincoln, NE, 1924-1980

EDUCATION:
Attended University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 1922-1924
Curtis High School, Curtis, NE, 1920

PERSONAL:
Year of Birth: 1897
Year of Death: 1987
Wife: Sylvia (Freeman)
Children: Barbara, Marjorie

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Alice M. Dittman

QUOTE:
Being the first woman bank President in Lincoln and Omaha led to many opportunities in community service. Leading the Nebraska and American Bankers Associations made me a better banker and much more aware of the responsibilities that are involved in safeguarding depositors' funds. 

My family now has four generations represented at Wyuka.  I've had the opportunity to travel to many countries and I'm always proud of my Midwest heritage.  Lincoln and Cornhusker Bank have given me many opportunities for personal growth over my lifetime.  I hope my seven grandchildren will find their lives equally challenging and rewarding. 

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:
Cornhusker Bank, Member of the Board, Lincoln, NE, 1997-present
Cornhusker Bank, President/CEO and Chairman of the Board, Lincoln, NE, 1993-1996
Cornhusker Bank, President/CEO and Secretary of the Board, Lincoln, NE, 1975-1992
Foundation Director, First Nebraska Trust Co.
Cornhusker Bank, Vice President, Lincoln, NE, 1964-1975
First National Bank, Richmond, MO, 1965
Central Bank, Cashier, Central City, NE, 1959-1964
Farmers State Bank, Cashier, Davey, NE, 1953-1959

EDUCATION:
University of Wisconsin School of Banking, 1978
University of Nebraska, MA, 1955
Harvard/Radcliff Program in Business Administration, 1953
University of Nebraska, BS, 1952
Lincoln High School, Lincoln, NE, 1948

PERSONAL:
Year of Birth: 1930
Husband:  Marcus (deceased)
Children: Dawn Dittman, John Frampton Dittman, Douglas Scott Dittman

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James F. Roberts*

QUOTE:
"Lincoln has given to me all these years and I would like to give back to the community." 

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:
JF Roberts Co., owner
JF Roberts Co., president and general manager
Chicago Merchantile Exchange, registered commodity advisor

EDUCATION:
University of Nebraska-Lincoln, B.A., 1953
Wabash College, IN
Lexington High School, 1948

PERSONAL:
Year of Birth: 1930
Year of Death: 2010
Wife: Jan
Children: John, J. Daniel, Steve, Virginia, Lorrie, Chris, Cara

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Doug Rath

QUOTE:
We are part of a larger society, so we show our concern for others and give back to our Lincoln community. We believe in civic, charitable and environmental responsibilities and generously donate our time, talent and treasure.  

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS: 
Talent Plus, Inc., Lincoln, NE, 1989-current
Gallup, Lincoln, NE, 1972-1989

EDUCATION:
University of Nebraska-Lincoln, NE, M.A. in Educational Administration, 1972
University of Nebraska-Lincoln, NE, B.S. in Education, 1970

PERSONAL:
Year of Birth: 1947
Wife: Kimberly
Children: Tom, Makenzie, Austin, Kramer

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Dawson Dowty

QUOTE:
Community service is similar to a "calling."  Some people feel unfulfilled unless they are giving back to some measure, what they have been blessed to receive. I am pleased to have made philanthropy my life's work.

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:
Lincoln Community Foundation, present, 1994-2006
United Way career professional, including president in San Diego, CA; Omaha, NE; Reading, PA; Newark, OH; and Ft. Wayne, IN; 1967-1994

EDUCATION:
Harvard Business School Executive Management Program, 1985
National Academy for Volunteerism-Managed Skills, 1974-1976
Indiana University, M.A., Social Services/Psychiatric Casework, 1965
Hanover College, B.A., Psychology and Sociology, 1962
Madison High School, 1958

PERSONAL:
Year of Birth: 1940
Wife: Rose Ann (Williams)
Children: Natalie, Michael

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A. Donald Duncan*

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:
Founder, Duncan Aviation, Lincoln, NE, 1964-unknown
Founder, Duncan Aviation, Omaha, NE, 1956-1968
Owner, Beechcraft distributorship, Lincoln, NE, 1963
Part owner and then owner, Beechcraft distributorship, Omaha, NE, 1956-1968
Owner, Duncan Motors, Clarinda, IA, 1948-1958
Farm machinery sales
Custom farming
Farmer

EDUCATION:
High School graduate

PERSONAL:
Year of Birth: 1922
Year of Death: 1981
Wife: Betty Jean (Whipp)
Children: J. Robert, Kathryn, Dianne

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Terri Dunlap

QUOTE:
Great place to raise a family. Fantastic public schools, parks, bike trails, art scene, music. We appreciate what Lincoln has done for our family and want to give back to the community we have lived in for 30+ years. 

COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT:
Teach a Kid to Fish, Lincoln, NE, 2011-present
City Impact, Lincoln, NE, 2010-2013

CAREER HISTORY:
Union College, registered dietician, teacher, 1991-1995

EDUCATION:
University of Nebraska-Lincoln, M.A., Food Nutrition, 1991
University of Nebraska-Lincoln, B.A., Food Nutrition, 1987
Campion Academy, Loveland, CO, 1982

PERSONAL:
Year of Birth: 1964
Husband: Mike
Children: Hunter, Jacob, Matthew

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Kathryn Slaughter Reed*

NARRATIVE:
Kathryn was born on the family farm in Gregory County, SD, to Joseph and Catherine Slaughter. In 1926, she moved to Lincoln to attend the University of Nebraska, receiving a BA degree in 1931. She was employed as a secretary for an accounting firm for a number of years. In 1940 she married Eugene Reed, a renowned professor of geology at UNL. Helping others understand and appreciate Eugene's work was one of Kathryn's greatest joys. Together, Kathryn and Eugene were ambassadors for the unique geological resources of Nebraska, traveling the world and helping to establish the University of Nebraska as an international leader in groundwater science.  Kathryn had an ongoing passion for the University of Nebraska and the state of Nebraska. 

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:
Accounting Firm, secretary

EDUCATION:
University of Nebraska-Lincoln, B.A., 1931
Gregory Public Schools, Gregory, SD, 1925

PERSONAL:
Year of Birth: 1909
Year of Death: 2006
Husband: Eugene "Gene"

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Eugene C. Reed*

NARRATIVE:
In Nebraska, Gene was recognized as a state leader who played a major role in bringing about greater understanding and appreciation of the utilization and conservation of Nebraska's groundwater resources.  Together with his wife, Kathryn, Gene was an ambassador for the unique geological resources of Nebraska, traveling for world and helping to establish the University of Nebraska as an international leader in groundwater science. 

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:
University of Nebraska, director of Conservation and Survey Division, 1954-1967
University of Nebraska, associate director, Conservation and Survey Division, 1944-1954
University of Nebraska, geologist, Conservation and Survey Division, 1933-1944
Mexico and Venezuela, petroleum geologist, 8 years

EDUCATION:
University of Nebraska, graduate degree, 1933
University of Nebraska, bachelor's degree, 1923

PERSONAL:
Year of Birth: 1901
Year of Death: 1976
Wife: Kathryn (Slaughter)

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Alfred DuTeau*

NARRATIVE:
Alfred DuTeau was one of the founders of the Lincoln Community Foundation. "He was a humble person, but generous with his time and talent. He was dedicated to the city of Lincoln - first, last and always." - John Frey

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:
Founder, president and chairman, DuTeau Chevrolet Company, Lincoln, NE, 1928-1984
The Lincoln Star, advertising manager, 1922-1928
The Lincoln Star, reporter, circulation manager

EDUCATION:
University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln, NE
Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI

PERSONAL:
Year of Birth: 1893
Year of Death: 1984
Wife: Dorothy
Children: Louis, Daisy

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Virginia Ruth Reller*

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:
Legal secretary

PERSONAL:
Year of Birth: 1904
Year of Death: 1997

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Dora Dean Emerson*

NARRATIVE:
Dora was a pioneer in the therapeutic use of music. 

COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT:
Trinity Methodist Church, Lincoln, NE
Morning Musical Review
Matinee Musical
Lincoln Symphony Orchestra Association, Lincoln, NE
Thursday Morning Lecture Circle
PEO
Sorosis
Kappa Chapter of Sigma Alpha Iota
Regional Center, Lincoln, NE

EDUCATION:
University of Nebraska-Lincoln, NE, bachelor of music degree in piano
Pender High School, Pender, NE

PERSONAL:
Year of Birth: 1889
Year of Death: 1965
Husband: Clarence
Children: Lulubel, Virginia

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Clarence Emerson, M.D.*

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:
St. Elizabeth Hospital, Lincoln, NE, physician specializing in surgery, including positions such as chief of the surgical department and chief of staff, 55 years

EDUCATION:
Post graduate work in surgery, University of Vienna, 1927
Rush Medical College of Chicago, IL, M.D., 1911
University of Nebraska Medical School, Lincoln, NE, Ph.D.

PERSONAL:
Year of Birth: 1886
Year of Death: 1968
Wife: Dora Dean (French)
Children: Lulubel, Virginia

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Kimberly Rath

QUOTE:
We are part of a larger society, so we show our concern for others and give back to our Lincoln community. We believe in civic, charitable and environmental responsibilities and generously donate our time, talent and treasure.  

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:
Talent Plus, Inc., Lincoln, NE, 1989-current
Gallup, Lincoln, NE, 1972-1989

EDUCATION:
University of Nebraska-Lincoln, NE, B.S. in Human Development and Education, 1983

PERSONAL:
Year of Birth: 1961
Husband: Doug
Children: Tom, Makenzie, Austin, Kramer

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Timothy J. Farrell*

QUOTE:
I shall pass through this world but once-any good thing that I can do or any kindness that I can show any human being, let me do it now, for I shall not pass this way again. - The philosophy of Tim Farrell

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:
Union Insurance Company, Lincoln, NE, chairman of the board, president and vice president
Finance Company, Greeley, CO, partner
Federated Finance Company, Lincoln, NE, founder
Hebb Motor Company, Lincoln, NE, treasurer

EDUCATION:
St. Benedicts College, Atchinson, KS
Cathedral High School, Lincoln, NE, 1905

PERSONAL:
Year of Birth: 1888
Year of Death: 1969
Wife: Edith (Pfeffer)
Children: Colleen

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Jean R. Faulkner*

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:
Child Guidance Clinic, Lincoln, NE, founder
Interior Designer
Hovland Swanson, buyer

EDUCATION:
University of Nebraska-Lincoln, NE

PERSONAL:
Year of Birth: 1911
Year of Death: 1991
Husband: Edwin

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Floyd Randolph*

NARRATIVE:
Floyd was the first child christened at Westminster Presbyterian Church in 1905. 

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:
Williamson Oldsmobile-Honda, vice president
Randolph Car Wash, owner
Randolph Oldsmobile Company, owner, 1945-1982
Nebraska Buick Company, 1926-1945

EDUCATION:
University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Lincoln High School, 1922

PERSONAL:
Year of Birth: 1903
Year of Death: 1984
Wife: Dagmar (Sommer)
Children: Ann, Ruth, Richard

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Frank S. Proudfit*

NARRATIVE:
Throughout Frank's lifetime, he was identified with the wholesale lumber and appliance business in Lincoln. 

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:
R.S. Proudfit Company, president

EDUCATION:
University of Nebraska-Lincoln, A.B., 1911

PERSONAL:
Year of Birth: 1888
Year of Death: 1971

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Walton C. Ferris*

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:
National Manufacturing Company, Lincoln, NE, 1927-unknown
W.C. Ferris and Company, founder, 1919-1927
Teacher, Minnesota

EDUCATION:
M.I.T., Cambridge, MA
University of Nebraska-Lincoln, NE
Lincoln Public Schools, Lincoln, NE

PERSONAL:
Year of Birth: 1895
Year of Death: 1983
Wife: Elizabeth
Children: Walton, Jr., Frederick

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Gary Vern Finke

QUOTE:
LCF is like a big brother to the community--it helps many people and organization in many ways.

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:
Pfizer, retired after 35 years

EDUCATION:
Bennet High School, 1964

PERSONAL:
Year of Birth: 1946
Sister and Brother-in-law, William GB. and Marilyn Kay Johnson

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Philip I. Mockett*

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:
Western Supply, employee and manager, over 40 years

EDUCATION:
Lincoln High School, Lincoln, NE, 1920

PERSONAL:
Year of Birth: 1900
Year of Death: 1988
Wife: Mabel

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W.W. Putney*

NARRATIVE:
Bill Putney was a founder of the Lincoln Community Foundation and always cared about Lincoln and wanted to help make it better.

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:
Midwest Life Insurance, chairman of the board, 1927-1969
Midwest Life Insurance, president, 1927-1960
Midwest Life Insurance, assistant secretary, 1923-1927
Star Van and Storage, driver, secretary and treasurer, 1913-1923

PERSONAL:
Year of Birth: 1893
Year of Death: 1969
Wife: Hazel (Snell), Cora (Knott)
Children: Patricia, Snell

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Janice A. FitzSimmons

QUOTE:
We have a lot more control over the way we give.  That was essential in my mind.  When you give locally and place your dollars back in the community, you can see the good works first-hand.

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:
Madonna Rehab Hospital, Lincoln, NE, 1989-2006
St. Elizabeth Hospital, Lincoln, NE, 1988-1989
Welkind Rehab Hospital, Chester, NJ, 1986-1988
Madonna Rehab Hospital, Lincoln, NE, 1979-1986
Indiana Vol. College, South Bend, IN, 1975-1979
Lakeside VA Hospital, Chicago, IL, 1965-1967
St. John's Hospital, Rapid City, SD, 1963-1965

EDUCATION:
South Dakota State University, Brookings, SD, 1963
Hitchcock High School, Hitchcock, SD, 1959

PERSONAL:
Year of Birth: 1941
Husband: Robert (Bob)
Children: Curtis, Clark, Blake

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Esther Perkins Price*

QUOTE:
I truly believe that community involvement is crucial in building a desirable and enjoyable city such as I find in living in Lincoln. May we, as citizens of this city, not only be beneficiaries, but also generous benefactors in supporting those worthy causes which make Lincoln a great city, offering a great quality of life which we are privileged to enjoy. The community has been giving back to me.  I would not be happy in any other place. 

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS/COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT:
Lincoln Community Playhouse Guild
Chapter GV P.E.O.
Columbia Chapter #275 Order of the Eastern Star
Lincoln Symphony Guild
Camp Fire Girls
Bethany Christian Church
Bethany Women's Club
Naphis Temple #66
Daughters of the Nile
King's, food host, 1955-1973
Lincoln Clinic, medical technologist, 1941-1944

EDUCATION:
Lincoln General Hospital's School of Medical Technology, 1941
Attended Nebraska Wesleyan University, Lincoln, NE, 1938-1940
David City High School, David City, NE, 1938

PERSONAL:
Year of Birth: 1920
Year of Death: 2013
Husband: Larry (deceased)
Children: Pamela, Deborah, Lorri

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Robert H. FitzSimmons

QUOTE:
With LCF, it is very easy to direct our assets according to our wishes now and after death, plus it frees Jan and I of administrative details and investment control. 

Jan and I are interested in the future needs of Lincoln so want to make some unrestricted gifts, support specific organizations we care about and provide scholarships.  LCF will enable us to do that.

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:
FP Wealth Management, Lincoln, NE, President/Founder, since 2014
Bob FitzSimmons, Inc., Lincoln, NE, President/Founder, 2000-2013
Certified Financial Planner, self-employed, Lincoln, NE, 1990-1999
Sandoz Pharmaceuticals, Lincoln, NE, 1979-1989
Miles Laboratories, Elkhart, IN, 1972-1978
Quaker Oats Co., Chicago, IL, 1966-1971

EDUCATION:
Northwestern University, MBA, Evanston, IL, 1966
University of Kansas, BA Business, Lawrence, KS, 1962
Central High School, St. Joseph, MO, 1958

PERSONAL:
Year of Birth: 1940
Wife: Janice (Jan)
Children: Curtis, Clark, Blake

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Lana Lobsiger Flagtwet

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:
Vice president-investments, financial advisor, UBS Financial Services, 2009-present
Vice president and senior financial advisor, Merrill Lynch, Lincoln, NE, 1981-2009
Accountant, First Commerce Bancshares, Lincoln, NE, 1979-1981
Accountant, Clarke and Hopfinger CPAs, Aberdeen, SD, 1978-1979

EDUCATION:
M.B.A. in Finance, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE, 2002
B.S. in Business Administration, Northern State University, Aberdeen, SD, 1978
Graduate, Mitchell High School, Mitchell, SD, 1975
CFP, Certified Financial Planner
CRPC, Certified Retirement Planning Counselor

PERSONAL:
Year of Birth: 1957
Husband:  Lon

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Carl W. Olson*

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:
Olson Construction Company, president and chairman

EDUCATION:
University of Nebraska-Lincoln, B.S. in Architectural Engineering, 1929
Gustavus Adolphus College, St. Peter, MN
Lincoln High School, Lincoln, NE, 1922

PERSONAL:
Year of Birth: 1905
Year of Death: 1977
Wife: Charlotte (Joyce)
Children: Two sons, one daughter

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Avery E. Forke*

NARRATIVE:
Avery was personally instrumental in recruiting and retaining Bob Devaney as the Nebraska head football coach in 1962. At the time of Avery's death, the Lincoln Journal quoted Mr. Devaney as saying: "Avery did many things to help the sports picture at Nebraska during the past years. He was a Husker Achievement Award winner for many years and his loss will be greatly felt throughout the state." 

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:
Forke Brothers, various positions and then senior partner
Auctioneers, Lincoln, NE, 1921-1973

EDUCATION:
University of Nebraska-Lincoln, degree in Business Administration, 1941
Lincoln High School, Lincoln, NE

PERSONAL:
Year of Birth: 1920
Year of Death: 1973
Wife: Dorothy (Askey)
Children: Jean Marie

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Richard E. Pocras*

NARRATIVE:
Dick had a great love for his family. In honor and memory of her late husband, Barbara Pocras established a scholarship fund at the University of Nebraska College of Business Administration and a park located at 28th and Bradfield Drive designated as the "Richard E. Pocras Park."

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:
Lincoln News Agency, vice president and co-owner

EDUCATION:
University of Nebraska-Lincoln, M.A. in Business, 1960
University of Nebraska-Lincoln, B.S. in Business, 1957
Lincoln High School, Lincoln, NE, 1953

PERSONAL:
Year of Birth: 1935
Year of Death: 1984
Wife: Barbara (Kaplan) Pocras Kenyon
Children: Rachel, Kathryn, Anne, Jordan

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