Epley and McGlade Named to the Nebraska Greats Foundation Board of Directors

The Nebraska Greats Foundation 501C-3 (www.negreats.org) which provides emergency assistance to former collegiate athletics letter winners who face medical and financial challenges announces the appointment of Boyd Epley and Michael McGlade to the Board of Directors. Each will serve a 5-year term. Epley, known as “The Godfather of College Strength and Conditioning” is recognized as the pioneer in the field after serving at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln for most of 50 years. His vision made “Husker Power” a brand name in college sports and UNL as the birthplace for modern […]

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The Nebraska Greats Foundation Partners With Social Media Heavyweight Opendorse To Assist In Reaching Those In Need

June 23, 2020 The Nebraska Greats Foundation (501C-3 non profit) www.negreats.org which serves former letter winners from Nebraska’s 4-year colleges and universities who face medical and financial challenges, proudly announces a partnership with Lincoln-based Opendorse, a social media marketing firm to assist the NGF in identifying qualified applicants. Terms were not disclosed. Opendorse will assist the NGF in building a roster of high-profile former Nebraska college athletes who will share NGF content on their social media platforms. “It’s time to turbo-charge the NGF brand directly to those who we believe […]

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The Nebraska Greats Foundation names Grand Island businessman Tom Dinsdale to the Board of Directors

The Nebraska Greats Foundation (501C-3 nonprofit) which serves former letter winners from Nebraska’s 4-year colleges and universities who face medical and financial challenges, proudly announces the addition of Grand Island businessman/philanthropist Tom Dinsdale to the 13-member Board of Directors. His selection was unanimously approved at the June 11, 2020 Board meeting in Omaha. Dinsdale will serve an initial five-year term. “This is a tremendous coup for the Nebraska Greats. The Dinsdales (Tom and wife, Kim) are highly sought to serve on both corporate and nonprofit boards from across the country. […]

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The Nebraska Greats Foundation supports the annual #OmahaGives campaign to support causes in the Omaha area

The Nebraska Greats Foundation (501C-3 non profit) www.negreats.org which serves former letter winners from Nebraska’s 4-year colleges and universities who face medical and financial challenges, is an enthusiastic supporter of the annual Omaha Gives campaign. Omaha Gives urges Omahans to financially support local charities, foundations and good works organizations. “We greatly appreciate the support for our athletes in need on #GivingTuesday, but the battle wages on and if Omaha Gives encourages donors to support the NGF in addition to other worthy causes, we will ALL be able to even better assist those in need.”  […]

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NEBRASKANS FAR AND WIDE GIVE GENEROUSLY TO THE NGF ON #GIVINGTUESDAYNOW, 2020

The Nebraska Greats Foundation (501C-3) www.negreats.org generated just over $70,000 cash to assist former letter winners from each of 16 Nebraska-based 4 year colleges and universities who face medical and financial challenges. The effort was part of the global #GivingTuesdayNow initiative seeking global support for worthy causes. The effort included a significant social media presence in the form of Facebook posts, tweets and videos produced by an army of athletes and coaches representing all 16 schools served by the NGF. “This shows that to Nebraskans, the care and concern for […]

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The Nebraska Greats Foundation to Join #GIVINGTUESDAY

The Nebraska Greats Foundation (501c-3 non profit) is planning a national outreach as part of the global #GivingTuesday movement on Tuesday, May 5th to raise awareness of the plight of former Nebraska college athletes. On #GivingTuesday former athletes from each of the 16 4-year colleges and universities served by the NGF will urge fans to support former teammates in medical and financial hardship. They will produce social media posts directing fans to www.negreats.org to make cash contributions of any size. In a recent study by Indiana University, 50% of former […]

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Nebraska Greats Foundation Board Members Eric Crouch and Maurtice Ivy Named to the Nebraska Athletics Hall Of Fame 2020

Nebraska Greats Foundation Board of Directors members and former Husker standouts Maurtice Ivy and Eric Crouch were announced as members of the University of Nebraska Athletics Hall of Fame Class for 2020. They are joined by former volleyball coach Terry Pettit, former Volleyball standout Jordan Larson, bowling standout Amanda Burgoyne, and football/TF star Sam Francis. Crouch, of Millard North HS was the 2001 Heisman Memorial Trophy winner as the best collegiate player in the USA after being named Big 12 Player of the Year in 1999 and 2001. He accounted […]

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Kim and Tom Dinsdale honored at NGF 2020 Celebrity Sports Night Event

Grand Island philanthropists Kim and Tom Dinsdale were honored with the “Andra Franklin Service Award” by the Nebraska Greats Foundation at the 2020 Millard Roofing Celebrity Sports Night presented by 1st State Bank Thurs Feb 13, 2020 at the LaVista Convention Center. “There are no two people in the world who care more about their community, state, country and the people in it than Kim and Tom.  Their support of the NGF mission has been transformational and speaks to the innate care and concern they, as Nebraskans have for each […]

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GTA Insurance Group joins the NGF as a Corporate Partner

Nebraska-based GTA Insurance Services will serve as a corporate partner of the Nebraska Greats Foundation. The two sides agreed to a 2-year partnership starting in 2020.  Terms were not disclosed.  The partnership will provide GTA Insurance Group branding opportunities through www.negreats.org and on-site activation at NGF public events in exchange for financial support of the NGF. GTA joins Broadmoor Development, 1st State Bank and iHeart Media as official corporate partners of the Nebraska Greats Foundation.   Says Krae DuToit, CEO of GTA Insurance Group, “We are so excited to align our […]

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Former Dana College Standout Garry Clark to join the Nebraska Greats Foundation Board of Directors

Garry Clark, a nine time All-American in Track and Field and holder of 11 school records at Dana College in Blair, NE has been named to the Board of Directors of the Nebraska Greats Foundation. “Garry is a rising star in Nebraska business and credits much of his success in life to his time competing for the Dana Vikings on a college Track and Field scholarship.   We are thrilled to have him serve on the Board and as an Ambassador of the NGF mission.  The fact that he is a […]

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