2017 Board of Directors and Staff
Anne Hindery – Nonprofit Association of the Midlands, Chair
Tim Becker – Heartland Strategy Group, Vice-Chair
John Chapo – Lincoln Children's Zoo, Secretary
Curt Denker – Pinnacle Bank, Treasurer
Jeanelle R. Lust – Knudsen Law, Past Board Chair
Board of Directors
Bart Dillashaw – Dillashaw LLC Law Firm
Robert Downey – Capital Humane Society
Corrie Kielty – Nebraska CASA Association
Liz Potter – Nebraskans for Civic Reform
Jane Mohling – Commercial Realty Group
Jill Wells – Nature Conservancy in Nebraska
Sara Woods – University of Nebraska at Omaha
Melissa Filipi, Executive Director
Jana Dietsch, Administrative and Data Coordinator
We are excited to announce Community Services Fund's new Executive Director, Melissa Filipi.
Melissa Filipi is a non-profit professional focused on connecting donors with those organizations that best embody their passions and values to build a lasting relationship and a stronger community. After spending more than 16 years working with non-profits to build integrated development and marketing plans, Melissa knows how to build sustainable support, provide for program growth, all while keeping the focus on the donor as the top priority.
Melissa has developed programs and processes from the ground up that increase overall support, create growth for programming capacity, and improve efficiency and accountability for organizations in the community.
Melissa has worked for animal welfare and environmental causes, as well as grant-making organizations. After 10 years as a board member, three years as co-chair for the annual Give and Gain Conference, and Vice President for Programming for four years, she currently serves as the President of Charitable Gift Planners of Nebraska as well as a committee member for the National Conference on Philanthropic Planning.
Melissa holds a Bachelor of Arts (International Affairs and French) from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and a Masters of Business Administration from the University of Nebraska-Omaha. After successfully completing the volunteer and employment-based requirements, as well as extensive testing in all aspects of development, she has maintained her designation as a Certified Fundraising Executive.