About Us

Our Purpose      |     Our Partners  |     Current Officers

The Philanthropy Council was established in 2010 with a mission to create a culture of giving in northeast Nebraska.  We are comprised of collaborative partners from area non-profit organizations who come together to share resources and support the mission to create a culture of giving.

Our purpose is to:

  • Create a culture of giving.
  • Provide foundation directors and other area non-profit staff, volunteers and board members with an opportunity to meet on a regular basis to discuss issues, share information, and partner to raise awareness on giving opportunities in our communities.
  • Focus on educating area residents on ways in which they can give something back to their favorite non-profits through coordinated events, informational sessions, and mailings.
  • Encourage best practices among area non-profits.
  • Maximize member organizations’ resources.
  • Coordinate volunteers through information sharing, education and partnerships.
  • Reduce duplication of efforts in the community and maximize results.
  • Share resources and jointly produce events and marketing materials that provide information about area non-profits and giving back.

Find out more about the becoming a collaborative partner organization and view our application.

Questions? Contact us at info@philanthropycouncilne.org.

Our Collaborative Partners (updated 08/2016):

Our Current Officers and Committee Chairs: July 2017 – June 2018

Chair – Jake Claussen, Faith Regional Health Services Foundation

Vice-Chair – Open

Secretary – Sam Wolfe, Faith Regional Health Services Foundation

Treasurer – Linda Olson, Bright Horizons

Past Chair – Jake Claussen, Faith Regional Health Services Foundation

Youth Philanthropy Contest Chair – Kristi Carmichael, First Christian Church

Awards Committee Chair – Open

Event Planning Chair – Sydney Hurley, Animal Shelter of Northeast Nebraska

Big Give Chair – Anders Olson, Norfolk Area Community Foundation Fund

Marketing Chair – Jessica Chamberlain, Norfolk Library Foundation


The Philanthropy Council of Northeast Nebraska is an account of the Norfolk Area Community Foundation Fund, an affiliated fund of the Nebraska Community Foundation.