The CUES Fund secures financial support through private donations to fully fund the CUES School System. The school system provides centralized leadership and governance to three urban grade schools: Sacred Heart, All Saints and Holy Name. The CUES Fund is a non-religious, non-profit organization overseen by a Board of Directors.

A Message from Board Chair, John Schuele

I joined the CUES Fund board in 2018 because I believe every family deserves the opportunity to choose the education that fits their needs. Parents should never have to choose a school based solely on economic circumstances. CUES Schools never turn a child away, regardless of a family’s ability to pay. I am honored to serve as the CUES Fund Board of Directors Chair for the next year.

The CUES Schools – Sacred Heart, All Saints, and Holy Name – do much more than teach. Through our Student and Family Support program, we provide social and emotional learning, family support, counseling, and advocacy. Many students come to school to spend time with their second family, and to receive a strong, faith-based education. It is rewarding to watch our eighth graders grow as we follow their success beyond our walls.

The CUES Fund Board of Directors is a diverse team of philanthropic leaders in Omaha, focused on a sustainable future for the CUES School System. It takes a lot of work to fund this mission, and we are grateful to our donors who help us transform lives.

CUES Fund Board Members

John C. Kenefick (1921-2011)

John Schuele
President & CEO, Waitt Company

Vice Chair
Ann Schumacher
President & CEO, CHI Health Immanuel

Dan Koraleski
Partner, KPMG

Taylor Dieckman
Shareholder, Koley Jessen

Buildings and Grounds
Matt Kizer
President, Central States Health & Life Co. of Omaha

Britt Thedinger, M.D.
Otologist-Neurologist, Ear Specialist of Omaha

Taylor Dieckman
Shareholder, Koley Jessen

Angie Quinn
Community Benefactor

Board Members
George Achola
Vice President, Burlington Capital Real Estate

Titus Adams, Sacred Heart Alum

Dave Audino
General Superintendent, Turner Construction Company

Rick Bettger
Owner, Omaha Car Care

Bob Carlisle
Founder & President, MCL Construction

Deb Carlson
President & CEO, Nebraska Methodist College

Ralph Castner
President, Rush Creek Advisors

Terry Connealy, Past Chair
CEO, Mutual of Omaha Mortgage

William Tate Fitzgerald
EVP/CIO & COO, Centris Federal Credit Union

Jacob Idra, All Saints Alum
Founder & Executive Director, ROSS Leaders

Joel Jensen
Vice President, FNBO

Kerry Kelley
Owner/President, Kerry Kelley Consulting

Tim Kudron
Senior Vice President, Finance & Administration, Tenaska Inc.

Dan Lindstrom
Senior Vice President, The Lindstrom Group – UBS

Susana Lizcano, Ph.D., P.E.
Community Benefactor

John Reed, Jr.
Senior Vice President, Northmarq

Jim Timmerman
Partner, Timmerman Land & Cattle Co.

Tony Veland
Director of Business Development, AIM Institute

Ways to Give

There are many ways to contribute and support the campaign for the CUES School System. Pledges are commitments made in good faith, but are not legally binding. Pledges are encouraged to be made over a five-year period. A commitment may be fulfilled through monthly, quarterly, semiannual, or annual installments. Gifts are made to the CUES Fund. The CUES Fund supports the CUES School System.

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CUES Fund Staff

Bob Glow

CEO/Executive Director

Bob has a passion for working to build relationships and systems that impact lives and families. Before CUES, he served as the chief executive for Great Plains Physician Network, a division of Great Plains Health in North Platte, Neb. Bob also served as the principal adviser to physicians and hospital leadership with respect to operating hospital-based clinics. His prior experience includes his time as chief administrator officer of Children’s Specialty Physicians, chief operating officer and then chief executive officer of Creighton Medical Associates, in Omaha. Bob has significant experience in relationship development, compensation and benefits, financial and operational planning, cost performance improvement, contract negotiations and budgeting which spans a 38-year career.

Bob earned a bachelor of arts degree in psychology from Creighton University and a master’s in healthcare administration from Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri. He has been very active in the community serving on the boards of Habitat for Humanity and United Way in North Platte. He has been married to his wife, Ann, for nearly 40 years. They have three adult children: Kathleen, Michelle and Alex.

Kent P Carson

Chief Operating and Information Officer

Kent Carson joined the CUES Fund in April 2022 as Database Administrator and was named the Chief Operating and Information Officer in December of 2022. Kent has 30 years of experience directing information technology systems, business operations, administration, risk, and facilities management. Most recently, Kent served as Chief Operating and Information Officer for the Nebraska Children’s Society. In this role, Kent led the Agency through a period of technology expansion, administrative growth, risk assessment, facilities management and operational consolidation. These efforts standardized technology resources, expanded secured communication and facilities, and restructured the agency’s overall approach to administrative support.

Kent’s previous positions include: Director of Networked Systems for Guarantee Life Insurance Company, Networking and Systems Integration Director at ITI Marketing Services, and Information Technology Officer and Director of End-User Computing for FirsTier Financial, Inc. He taught numerous Business and Information Technology courses at College of St. Mary in Omaha as an adjunct professor.

Kent has a Nebraska Educators Teaching Certificate and has been conferred a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, a Master of Arts Management, a Master Business Administration, and a PhD in Organization and Management.

Tim Adams


A Bellevue native, Tim’s Catholic roots go back to elementary school. He attended St. Mary’s Elementary, started his high school career at Creighton Prep and graduated from Bellevue High school. He obtained his bachelor’s degree in business and accounting from Bellevue University.

After spending 35 years as an accounting manager at a trucking company, Tim decided he was not quite finished with his career. Tim joined the CUES team in 2018. From paying the bills to organizing paperwork, Tim manages many daily financial tasks of the organization. In 2019, Tim also began serving as the Business Manager for Sacred Heart Church.

Tim and his wife Phyllis have been married for over 45 years. Their two daughters, Christina and Laura, gave them four grandchildren to spoil.

Trish Walz

Special Events Director

Born and raised in Omaha, Trish has been involved in multiple projects in the community. She received her bachelor of science degree from University of Nebraska, Lincoln. Trish has a background in civic philanthropy, business and marketing. Before she joined CUES, Trish led events and stewardship and development with the Archdiocese of Omaha.

In her current role, Trish uses her creativity and passion for helping others to create inspiring and engaging events for our donors, students and other stakeholders. She oversees planning and execution of The Gathering and Tee It Up Fore CUES, two signature fundraising events that help underwrite the cost of student education.

Trish and her husband have four children, attending St. Margaret Mary, Duchesne Academy, Creighton Prep and Creighton University. Trish has been with the CUES team since 2018.

Rachel Carver

Marketing Director

With over 10 years of experience in nonprofit marketing and public relations, Rachel believes everyone has a story to tell. Rachel loves sharing stories that touch the heart – the stories of the CUES School System children and families – to our stakeholders. Rachel Develops and leads marketing initiatives to increase brand awareness, helping to drive enrollment and fundraising growth for CUES Schools. From pitching reporters to writing social media posts, Rachel uses a variety of skills and tools to accomplish key marketing objectives.

Rachel joined CUES in August of 2022 after serving as the Senior Public Relations Specialist at Outlook Nebraska. In this role, she handled media relations, wrote and edited marketing materials, managed a freelance writing team, and coordinated government relations initiatives. Rachel traveled multiple times to Capitol Hill in Washington, DC and acted as company spokesperson during a variety of radio and TV interviews.

Rachel graduated from Buena Vista University in Storm Lake, Iowa, with a bachelor’s degree in media studies. In 2017, Rachel earned the Accreditation in Public Relations certification. Fewer than 20 percent of public relations professionals complete the certification, which involves an exam, preparing a portfolio and a presentation. Rachel passed on her first attempt.

Rachel lives in Plattsmouth, Neb. With her husband, son and their very spoiled black lab. Rachel is always looking for her next story, so please keep the great stories coming her way!