A note from Alec

When I first joined Lincoln Community Foundation as President/CEO in December 2021, my favorite part of the onboarding experience was meeting one on one with our donors and community partners. Those early days were filled with coffees and conversations. As I sat with each person and listened to what they love about Lincoln and why they chose to partner with the Foundation – a theme emerged.

They said Lincoln was special. People here know how to come together to accomplish great things. Lincoln is “a big, small town” and feels like that – neighbors supporting neighbors to build community and achieve a shared vision.

At the time, I was struck by everyone’s sincerity across the board. And during the past two and a half years, I have experienced this spirit of collaboration first-hand – not only in my role with the Foundation but as a resident. This city has embraced my family, and for that we are forever grateful.

All of this contributes to why it is with true sadness that I share my resignation as President & CEO of Lincoln Community Foundation, effective August 2, 2024. 

I was presented with an opportunity to step into a role at the Greater Omaha Chamber of Commerce and Economic Development Partnership as Senior Vice President for Economic Development. I did not plan for my time at the Foundation to conclude so soon, nor was I pursuing this opportunity, but after much counsel and consideration, I have decided to accept the position.

I am immensely proud of what has been accomplished during my time at the Foundation. These achievements are thanks to the hard work of our wonderful team of professionals. Folks who show up every day to inspire our community to give, act and lead. It’s been an honor to work alongside them. 

As an organization, we’ve introduced a new strategic plan, mission, and vision as well as updated our brand identity. With our community partners, we’ve made incredible strides for early childhood and affordable housing. And most recently, as a community, we came together to raise a record $8.5 million for local nonprofits during Give to Lincoln Day. 

I will leave here knowing that Lincoln Community Foundation is in an excellent position and will continue to forge partnerships that extend our network for good. The leadership and vision of the board of directors will guide the succession and transition of my role, and there will be more information to follow in the coming weeks.

Thank you for your unwavering support of this community and its Foundation. It’s been a privilege to be a part of it.