Kara Asmus Joins NCF as Affiliated Fund Development Coordinator

Nebraska Community Foundation (NCF, NebraskaHometown.org) welcomes Kara Asmus as their new affiliated fund development coordinator for East-Central Nebraska. Asmus will work with volunteer leaders to build community awareness, conduct fundraising efforts, and increase community impact through grantmaking and citizen engagement.

Prior to joining NCF, Asmus led multiple programs for the Columbus Area Chamber of Commerce, including “Drive for Five,” a workforce development and talent-attraction initiative. Her extensive work history also includes leadership roles with the Mid-America Council Boy Scouts of America, Columbus’ Downtown Business Association, and the Columbus Telegram. Asmus has served as a member of the Columbus Area Future Fund Advisory Committee, an NCF affiliated fund. Other volunteer experience includes UNL Extension, Columbus Public Schools Foundation, United Way, and the Columbus Jaycees, among many other organizations.

Asmus obtained a Bachelor of Science in Home Economics from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, specializing in Human Development and Family Rehabilitation Services.

Nebraska Community Foundation unleashes abundant local assets, inspires charitable giving, and connects ambitious people to build stronger communities and a Greater Nebraska. Headquartered in Lincoln, the Foundation serves communities, donors, and organizations by providing financial management, strategic development, education, and training to a statewide network of 1,500 volunteers serving over 270 communities. In the last five years, 45,915 contributions have been made to NCF and its affiliated funds. Since 1994, NCF has reinvested $423 million in Nebraska’s people and places. For information, visit NebraskaHometown.org.