Nebraska Community Foundation (NCF) ( recently welcomed Jean Hinton of Lincoln and Maggie Smith of Albion to its talented team of professionals committed to building stronger communities and a Greater Nebraska.

As the Office and Gift Processing Assistant, Hinton is responsible for managing efficient and accurate gift processing records and procedures, ensuring effective use of information systems and technology specific to donor and volunteer information, providing a wide range of confidential administrative support services for NCF staff and volunteers, as well as assisting in maintaining an efficient office.

Prior to joining NCF, Hinton worked at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in a variety of administrative and supportive roles for a cumulative 16 years. Her experience handling confidential data and helping departments stay organized will be an asset to the NCF team. Hinton obtained a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of Nebraska at Kearney.

Smith joins NCF as the Affiliated Fund Development Coordinator for Northeast Nebraska, where she will work with volunteer leaders to build community awareness, conduct fundraising efforts and increase community impact through grantmaking and citizen engagement.

Smith most recently served as the director of economic development and housing for Albion Economic Development Corporation in Albion, Nebraska. Her work there, combined with her experience as a director of faith formation for Families in Faith Catholic Parishes and as an assistant for the University of Nebraska Extension in Seward County, prepared her for the relationship-building and guidance role she will occupy for NCF affiliated funds in northeast Nebraska. Smith obtained a Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Education-Leadership and a Master of Science in Leadership Education-Human Resource Development from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

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