Last week Andrew Weseley introduced us to new member Steve Jerina.  Steve is a donor services specialist with the Omaha Community Foundation, which connects people who care about the community with nonprofits that are doing the most good. The Foundation enables donors to accomplish more with their gifts by simplifying the philanthropic process. Prior to joining the Omaha Community Foundation, Steve was the annual fund director at Doane University and a leadership giving specialist at United Way of the Midlands. He has been fortunate to spend his entire professional career in the nonprofit sector working with donors who want to make their communities a better place.
A Crete, Nebraska native, Steve graduated from Doane University in 2011 with a bachelor’s degree in history and political science before moving to Omaha to start his professional career. He graduated from the University of Nebraska at Omaha in 2016 with a master’s degree in public administration with a concentration in nonprofit management and is currently pursuing his Chartered Advisor in Philanthropy designation from The American College.
Growing up in a small town and attending a liberal arts college, Steve learned immediately the value of community, relationships, and giving back. He is on the board for Young Nonprofit Professionals Network of Greater Omaha, and is a member of the Omaha Venture Group and the Pay It Forward Fund.
Steve enjoys his free time cooking, reading, keeping up to date on current events and spending time with the people that matter most: friends and family.
Welcome, Steve!