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James C. Seacrest*

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. 

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

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

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Wife: Rhonda
Children: Ryan

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