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.

Anheuser-Busch of Nebraska Endowment Fund


Bellevue University

Bomgaars, Inc.


Carlson, Duane R. and Deb J.

Cattle National Bank Endowment Fund

Christensen, Mark A. and Lana K.

Clarkson Bank

Cornerstone Bank (York)

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Creighton University


DLR Group

DeBoer, John and Elaine

Doane University


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)


Good, Dr. Darrin S. and Diana J.

Great West Casualty Company


Hargens, William F.

Hauschildt, Dr. James

Hawkins, James R. and Mary B.

Hiner Foundation Fund

Hohl, Gregory R.

Holoch, Kristie

Horgan (Thomas R.) Endowment Fund

Horner, Jody


Jamison Farms

Jamison, K. Kirk

Joekel, Steven K. 


Kaufmann-Cummings Foundation

Kelley Bean Company

Kiewit (Peter) Endowment Fund

Koski, Randall K. and Janet R.


Lane, Martin E. and Sarah E. 

Lincoln Industries

Lloyd, Dr. Richard B. and Monica M.


Mahoney-Hill Charitable Fund Trust

Martin-Dick, Tanya

McGrath North Mullin & Kratz, P. C.


Nohavec, Kristi


O’Hara Lindsay & Associates

Oregon Trail Community Foundation


Pinnacle Bank (Omaha)


Quivey-Bay State Foundation


Ritzman, Steve and Cindy


SR Consulting, Inc.

Sauder, Dr. Vinita R. and Greg

Schatz, Monte Lee

Scheels Omaha

Sommerfeld, Rev. Russell and Donna

State Bank of Scotia

Stuehm, Jonathan and Lindsay


Toebben, Del and Phyllis


UPS Foundation (The)

Union Bank & Trust (Lincoln)

Union College

United Fire Group Foundation


Wahoo State Bank

Walker (Lester A) Foundation

Wickless-Mulder, Megan K.

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4940 S. 114 Street, Suite 5

Omaha, NE 68137-2310



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