The Nebraska Greats Foundation partners with Nebraska-based First State Bank

The Nebraska Greats Foundation (501C-3) is proud to announce a corporate partnership.

Gothenburg-based First State Bank will serve as “The Official Community Bank” of the Nebraska Greats Foundation.  The two Nebraska-based organizations completed a five year agreement (terms not disclosed) that will provide the NGF with financial and external support while offering FSB unique exposure, brand association and exclusive client experiences.

“This is a wonderful partnership that will allow us to better serve our current and future recipients while also getting the word out about the mission of the Nebraska Greats Foundation.   It was very important that we work with a statewide company since we serve those in need from all 15 four year schools from Chadron to Peru.” Says NGF Founder and Board President Jerry Murtaugh.

“We’re excited to be a partner with such a meaningful foundation, that aligns with our culture and purpose. The Nebraska Greats has already done a tremendous job and has big dreams to accomplish even more. We’re honored to be a part of it.”  Says Derek Randecker, Market President

“Everyone in this state appreciates what collegiate athletes accomplish and we’re thrilled to be working with a foundation that makes sure these athletes have opportunities to be successful.” Says Leti Wees, Vice President


First State Bank serves the communities of Omaha, Ralston, North Platte, Mullen, Wallace, and Gothenburg. The $500 million in assets bank provides products and services for any industry; commercial, residential, farming, and ranching. One of the bank’s missions is to always be thinking outside the box and not get stuck in the “traditional banking” ways.

The Nebraska Greats Foundation provides financial assistance to any qualified former letter winners who have emergency or on-going medical needs.  To date, the NGF has awarded grants in excess of $500,000.