Board of Trustees

Greater Grand Island Community Foundation is accredited by the National Standards for U.S. Community Foundations and has been confirmed in compliance since 2009.

The Board of Trustees at the Greater Grand Island Community Foundation are volunteer leaders serving without pay for three year terms. These community leaders offer a broad range of knowledge and skills and a deep desire to give back to their community. Their hours of service allow the Foundation to fulfill its mission and make positive changes in the Greater Grand Island area.

Mike Schuster

Mike Schuster
Chair

Schuster Anderson Wealth Advisors

Mike Schuster provides comprehensive financial planning, investment management, and business consulting services to… Read More

Mike Gloor

Mike Gloor
Vice Chair

Past State Senator, Nebraska Legislature

Mike Gloor was one of the forty-nine state Senators of the Nebraskan Legislature, serving in the country’s sole remaining… Read More

Bart Qualsett

Bart Qualsett
Treasurer

Pinnacle Bank

Bart Qualsett graduated from Grand Island Senior High in 1982 and received a Bachelor of Science degree in Business… Read More

Denise Myers

Denise Myers
Secretary

Myers Law Office, LLC

Denise Myers is a native of Central Nebraska and the owner of Myers Law Office, P.C., located in Cairo.  Denise is also… Read More

Lisa Thayer

Lisa Thayer
Past Chair

Thayer and Thayer, PC, LLO

Lisa grew up on her family’s farm near Harrisburg, Nebraska.  She attended the University of Nebraska at Lincoln, receiving… Read More

Lisa Avila O'Connor

Lisa Avila O'Connor

O'Connor Residential L.L.C.

Lisa Ávila O'Connor is an owner and manager of O'Connor Residential L.L.C., which specializes in apartment and duplex… Read More

Jill Fargo

Jill Fargo

Indianhead Golf Course

Jill Fargo has a strong resume of stewardship as a veteran board member and her heart for service spans 18 years of… Read More

Brad Fegley

Brad Fegley

Lutz

Brad Fegley joined Lutz in 2017 when McDermott & Miller joined forces with Lutz.  Brad serves as a Consulting Partner… Read More

Katie Goering

Katie Goering

Katie Goering grew up in Grand Island, graduating from Senior High. She earned a BA in English from Denison University… Read More

Teresa Grabowski

Teresa Grabowski

Nova-Tech, Inc.

Teresa Grabowski is Co-Owner and President for Nova-Tech, Inc., a small family-owned business located in Grand Island,… Read More

Vince Hernandez

Vince Hernandez

Central Nebraska Polygraph Services

Vincent Hernandez is a graduate of the University of Nebraska Lincoln and is a retired Nebraska State Trooper/Investigator… Read More

Chris Hochstetler

Chris Hochstetler

Stuhr Museum

Chris Hochstetler is the Executive Director of Stuhr Museum. Chris has been a nonprofit executive for 14 years and believes… Read More

Griffin Jelinek

Griffin Jelinek

Jelinek Hardware Company

Griffin Jelinek was raised in Grand Island and graduated from Grand Island Senior High in 2008. In 2011 he graduated… Read More

Ann Martin

Ann Martin

Ann Martin is recently retired from IdeaBank Marketing, a Hastings-based full service marketing communications company… Read More

Kyle Overturf

Kyle Overturf

AMGL

Kyle Overturf graduated from Sutton High School in 2005 and received a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration… Read More

Kim Rerucha

Kim Rerucha

AKRS

Kim Rerucha comes to the Grand Island Community Foundation Board of Trustees with an extensive Grand Island pedigree:… Read More

Jason Roe

Jason Roe

Roe Buick

Jason Roe is a 2000 graduate of Grand Island Senior High School and a 2004 Graduate of Nebraska Wesleyan University,… Read More

Lynne Werner

Lynne Werner

First National Bank

Lynne Werner is Vice President and Director of Trust Services for First National Bank in Grand Island and Kearney. Lynne… Read More

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