Our Mission

The CINC Foundation’s mission expresses the basic purpose of the organization and the reason for our existence:

The Council of Independent Nebraska Colleges Foundation exists to provide operating funds and scholarship support for students attending Nebraska’s institutions of excellence.

Our Staff

The CINC Foundation is lead through the efforts of a volunteer Board of Directors consisting of the member institution presidents/chief executive officers and corporate/community members. A focused Foundation staff coordinates the efforts of the board and its committees.

The CINC Foundation staff includes:

Treva Haugaard, Executive Director

Connie Nihsen, Executive Assistant

CINC Foundation Board of Directors

College/University Presidents

Dr. Deb Carlson, Nebraska Methodist College
Dr. Jacque Carter, Doane University

Dr. Darrin Good, Nebraska Wesleyan University

Dr. James Hauschildt, Clarkson College

Dr. Mary Hawkins, Bellevue University

Rev. Daniel Hendrickson, S.J., Creighton University
Jody Horner, Midland University
Dr. Richard Lloyd, Bryan College of Health Sciences

Dr. Richard Lloyd, Hastings College

Dr. Vinita Sauder, Union College

Dr. Samuel A. Smith, York College

Rev. Russell Sommerfeld, Concordia University
Dr. Maryanne Stevens, R.S.M., College of Saint Mary

Institutional Representatives

Mary E. Chase, Ed.D. (Creighton University) - Creighton University

Mark Christensen (Cline Williams Wright Johnson & Oldfather) – Doane University

John DeBoer (Midwest Laboratories - Retired) - Hastings College
Dr. Larry Dlugosh (Emilsson) – Bryan College of Health Sciences
Keith Edquist (North Omaha Airport) – Bellevue University
Ed Finan (American National Bank) – Nebraska Methodist College
Kristie Holthus Holoch (Cornerstone Bank) – York College
Kirk Jamison (Jamison Farms) – Concordia University

Steve Joekel (Inter-State Studio) - Nebraska Wesleyan University
Randy Koski, CPA (Koski Professional Group, P.C.) – Midland University

Steve Ritzman (SR Consulting) – College of Saint Mary

Megan Wickless-Mulder (Clarkson College) - Clarkson College

TBA - Union College 

At-Large Directors

Greg Andersen, Bailey Lauerman, Class of 2022

Bradley Ekwerekwu, Learning Community of Douglas and Sarpy      Counties, Class of 2022

Bill Hargens, McGrath North, Class of 2023

Greg Hohl, Wahoo State Bank, Class of 2023

Curtis Johnson, DLR Group, Class of 2022

Kristi Nohavec, LEO A DALY, Class of 2023

Carolyn Rooker, Siemens Smart Infrastructure, Class of 2023

Monte Schatz, Vandenack Weaver, Class of 2023

Director Emeritus

Gordon M. ‘Mac’ Hull, Tasty Toppings

Our Donors

The CINC Foundation is grateful for the support that our donors provide. Thanks to their generous gifts, students from all backgrounds are able to benefit from educational offerings provided by CINC Foundation member institutions.

Honor Roll of Donors


Agricultural Services, Inc.


Ameritas Charitable Foundation

Anheuser-Busch of Nebraska Endowment Fund


Becton Dickinson and Company

Bellevue University

Berg, James C.

Bomgaars, Inc.

Bridges Investment Management, Inc.


Carlson, Duane R. and Deb J.

Cattle National Bank Endowment Fund

Ceresco Bank

Christensen, Mark A. and Lana K.

Citizens Bank and Trust Company (St. Paul)

Clarkson Bank

Coffey, Richard M. and Mary Jo

Cornerstone Bank (York)

Council of Independent Colleges

Creighton University

Criss (Dr. C. C. and Mabel L.) Memorial Foundation

Curzon Promotional Graphics


DLR Group

Doane University


Eckman, Dr. Steven W.

Edquist, Keith B.

Eihusen (Virgil R) Endowment Fund

Emilsson L.L.C.


Farmers & Merchants Investment

Farmers Mutual of Nebraska

Finan, Edward

First National Bank (Omaha)

First National Bank (Ord)

First State Bank & Trust Company (Fremont)

FLEXcon, Inc.


Great West Casualty Company


Hargens, William F.

Hastings College

Haugaard, Treva

Hawkins, James R. and Mary B.

Hiner Foundation Fund

Hohl, Gregory R.

Holoch, Kristie

Horgan (Thomas R.) Endowment Fund


Jamison Farms

Jamison, K. Kirk

Joekel, Steven K. 


Kaufmann-Cummings Foundation

Kawasaki Motors Manufacturing Corp., U. S. A.

Kelley Bean Company

Kennedy, George and Carrie

Kiewit (Peter) Endowment Fund

Koski, Randall K. and Janet R.


Lane, Martin E. and Sarah E. 

Lincoln Industries

Lloyd, Richard B. and Monica M.


Mahoney-Hill Charitable Fund Trust

Martin-Dick, Tanya

Millard Manufacturing Corp.


Nebraska Medicine


O’Hara Lindsay & Associates

O’Keefe Elevator Company

Omaha Community Foundation

Oregon Trail Community Foundation


Peed, Thomas J. and Rhonda L.

Pinnacle Bank (Omaha)


Quivey-Bay State Foundation


SR Consulting, Inc.

Sauder, Vinita R. and Greg

Schatz, Monte Lee

Scheels Omaha

Scully Estates Limited Partnership

State Bank of Scotia

Stevens, Maryanne RSM

Stuehm, Jonathan and Lindsay


Toebben, Del and Phyllis


UPS Foundation (The)

Union Bank & Trust (Lincoln)

Union College

United Fire Group


Wahoo State Bank

Walker (Lester A) Foundation

Contact Us

4940 S. 114 Street, Suite 5

Omaha, NE 68137-2310



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