First Responders Foundation Announces Gary Steiner as Chairman of the Board

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First Responders Foundation Announces Gary Steiner as Chairman of the Board

The First Responders Foundation (www.firstrespondersomaha.org) is pleased to announce Gary Steiner as chairman of the board for 2020. Steiner will be instrumental in helping the Foundation fulfill its mission to serve and honor first responders and their families, build appreciation and respect for their work, and enhance public safety. Steiner formed Steiner Consulting, Inc. in 2014 after 20 years of nonprofit management and fundraising work. His firm works with mid-sized nonprofits to develop visionary plans and to secure the resources needed to turn those visions into realities.

Steiner’s last position was serving as executive director of the Millard Public Schools Foundation where he oversaw fundraising and managed a staff of more than 275 employees. Prior to that, Steiner was senior development officer for the American Red Cross where he managed fundraising staff in states west of the Mississippi River. Steiner also held several management and fundraising positions with the Boy Scouts of America in 35 counties throughout Nebraska and Iowa.

Other civic and professional activities include past president of the Association of Fundraising Professionals Nebraska Chapter, current president of the Millard TeamMates Mentoring Program, and member of Keep Kids Alive: Drive 25 Foundation. Steiner has been a Rotary member for 15 years. He is a frequent presenter at state, regional, and national conferences.

Steiner takes over for Jim Hanson, Jr., owner of InTouch Communications, who has dedicated over nine years to the Foundation and will continue to serve in 2020 as chairman emeritus. Steiner is an Omaha native and a graduate of Roncalli High School and the University of Nebraska–Lincoln.

To learn more about First Responders Foundation, visit www.firstrespondersomaha.org or call (402) 218-1234.

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