CUES Fund

Mission

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, Chris Wiedenfeld

I have served on the CUES board for four years and I am honored to serve as the Chairman of the Board for the next year. I was drawn to serve CUES because of its call to help in many aspects of students’ lives.

 The CUES schools provide more than just a strong academic opportunity. The schools create an environment of encouragement. We walk with our families along the journey of education and offer support beyond the classroom. We help families grow by offering social and emotional support and by connecting families to community resources in their time of need. 

The impact of this support means that we become a second home to our students.  We stay connected to our students after they leave eighth grade, and it is rewarding to watch our students grow as we follow their success through high school and beyond.   

 The CUES Fund Board of Directors is a diverse team of philanthropic leaders in Omaha, focused on a sustainable future for the three CUES Schools – Sacred Heart, All Saints and Holy Name. It takes a lot of work to fund this mission and we are grateful for the support of our donors who help us transform lives.   

CUES Fund Board Members

Founder
John C. Kenefick (1921-2011)

Chair
Chris Wiedenfeld
Regional President, Great Western Bank

Vice Chair
Terry Connealy
President, Mutual of Omaha Mortgage

Treasurer
Dan Koraleski
Partner, KPMG

Secretary
Taylor Dieckman
Shareholder, Koley Jessen

Buildings and Grounds
William Tate Fitzgerald
CIO, Centris Federal Credit Union

Development
Molly Schropp
Civic Benefactor

Nominating
John Schuele
President & CEO, Waitt Company

Past Chair, Marketing Chair, and School System Liaison
Rick Bettger
Owner, Omaha Car Care

Board Members
Titus Adams*
Entrepreneur

Cathy Banks*
Branch Manager, ACCESSbank

Ted Bridges III
CEO, Bridges Trust

Bob Carlisle
Founder & President, MCL Construction

Deb Carlson
President & CEO, Nebraska Methodist College

Adrian Dowell Jr.
AVP/Associate Athletic Director, Creighton University

Angela Hardin
Civic Benefactor

Seneca Harrison
CEO, Quality Clinical Research

Joel Jensen
Vice President, FNBO

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

Dan Lindstrom
Senior Vice President, The Lindstrom Group – UBS

Susana Wiese Lizcano
Director Corporate Audit, Union Pacific Railroad

Ann Schumacher
President & CEO, CHIHealth Immanuel

Jim Timmerman
Partner, Timmerman Land & Cattle Co.

Tom Worthington
Partner, McGrath North

President, CUES School System
Rev. David M. Korth

*Sacred Heart Alumni

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. He most recently served as the chief executive for Great Plains Physician Network, a division of Great Plains Health in North Platte. 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 30-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 is married 36 years to his wife Ann and they have three adult children: Kathleen, Michelle and Alex.

Ruth Henneman

Chief Development Officer

Ruth has more than 27 years of fundraising, communications, public relations and marketing experience most recently serving as Vice President of Development at Lutheran Family Services where she oversaw all program, operating, endowment and capital fundraising, and communications. Her prior experience includes roles as Vice President of Institutional Advancement at College of Saint Mary, Regional Director of Development for Creighton University, and Development Officer at Dana College. During her time in South Dakota State Government, Ruth was a member of Governor George S. Mickelson’s senior staff as director of constituent services, director of the community assistance program, executive policy analyst and also worked as an executive policy analyst for Governor William J. Janklow.

Ruth holds a bachelor of science degree from the University of South Dakota with graduate studies in public administration. Ruth is a member of Kountze Memorial Lutheran Church, is active with the church and serves as a volunteer to advance Kountze Common’s inner-city community outreach. Ruth is married to Scott and has two married, adult, children and five grandchildren.

Tim Adams

Bookkeeper

Tim was born in Bellevue, NE and attended St. Mary’s Grade School, started his high school years at Creighton Prep before graduating from Bellevue High school. He obtained his BA degree in Business and Accounting from Bellevue University. Tim worked for a local trucking company for 35 years , managing their accounting office, before joining the CUES organization in October of 2018. Tim has also been asked to serve as the Business Manager for Sacred Heart Church since March of 2019. Tim and his wife Phyllis have been married for 46 wonderful years and have two daughters Christina and Laura, that have given them 4 grandchildren to spoil.

Susan Gerding

Database Administrator

Susan has been with CUES since 2009 as the Database Administrator, keeping track of donor biographical information and donations. She previously worked for UNO for 33 years. The last 20 of those years she worked for the UNO Alumni Association tracking graduates with all biographical and donation information. Susan has extensive work background with non-profits and work experience with complex database software. She was born in Omaha but spent three years in Michigan and two years in Lincoln, Nebraska.

Deb Hermann

Marketing Director

Deb has more than 20 years of marketing, communications, public relations and development experience. She most recently served as Vice President of Marketing at Cobalt Credit Union where she oversaw all marketing efforts. Prior to that she directed all marketing, sales, and development efforts at SAC Aerospace Museum. She held roles in business development at BH Media and communications positions at ConAgra Foods.

She attended Central High School in Omaha, Nebraska and focused on business administration at the University of Nebraska Omaha with an emphasis in marketing. Deb has three children and two grandchildren.

Sarah Rothermund

Database Director

Sarah was born in Omaha, and grew up in Bennington, NE. She attended Bennington High School and received her B.S. in Business through Bellevue University. Sarah has a background in the healthcare field, including doctor trained medical assisting for pediatric ophthalmology specialists, onboarding and compliance documentation record keeping for traveling medical professionals, quality assurance auditing, reporting, and policy writing. She is new to the CUES team and the non-profit world, as of May 2021. Outside of work, Sarah is an avid animal rescue enthusiast and currently has three, very loved and very spoiled, rescue cats.

Trish Walz

Special Events Director

Trish was born and raised in Omaha, attended Central High School and received her B.S. from University of Nebraska, Lincoln. Trish has a background in civic philanthropy, business, marketing, most recently, events and stewardship and development with the Archdiocese of Omaha. Trish and her husband have four children, attending St. Margaret Mary, Duchesne Academy, Creighton Prep and Creighton University. Trish has been with CUES team since 2018.