Nebraska Community Foundation’s (NCF, Board of Directors welcomed two new members last month, following a unanimous vote by existing board members. Beverly Hansen of Bertrand and Nicole Sedlacek of O’Neill join this prestigious group working to build stronger communities and a Greater Nebraska.

Beverly Hansen has served as Bertrand Area Community Fund’s treasurer since its inception in 2011. She is actively involved with Bertrand Area Chamber, Bertrand Agricultural Society, Bertrand Days Events, and other community organizations. She was a board member of Phelps County Community Foundation for six years and chaired several subcommittees for them.

Nicole Sedlacek is the economic development manager for Nebraska Public Power District (NPPD), where she helps lead a team focused on helping prepare communities for economic development opportunities. Nicole joined the economic development team at NPPD in 2016, and before that, she served as the executive director at Holt County Economic Development.

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 more than 270 communities. In the last five years, 46,653 contributions have been made to Nebraska Community Foundation and its affiliated funds. Since 1994, Nebraska Community Foundation has reinvested $463 million in Nebraska’s people and places. For information, visit