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Brenda Clements

I was fortunate enough to inherit family farms in Custer County.  My great grandfather homesteaded the farm I grew up on.  After graduating from high school, I came to Lincoln and never left.

Having spent the last 48 years here, I consider Lincoln home.  My parents and my brother are all deceased and I have no other family.  And no one who wanted to continue farming, so I sold the farms in 2014 and began to consider how to share my good fortune.

After four years of disorganized giving, I was advised to work with the Lincoln Community Foundation, which I was well aware of having lived here for many years.  The people I know and have met at the Foundation have been so helpful and have given me good direction to continue sharing.

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS: 
Gary Michael's, Lincoln, NE, 2013-present
Von Maur, Lincoln, NE, 2001-2013
Ben Simon's, Lincoln, NE, 1997-2001
Van Dervoort's, Lincoln NE, 1992-1997
Ben Simon's, Lincoln, NE, 1984-1992
Hovland Swanson, Lincoln, NE, 1972-1984

EDUCATION:
Callaway Public Schools, Callaway, NE, 1970
Lincoln School of Commerce, Lincoln, NE 1972

PERSONAL:
Year of Birth: 1952

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