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Annual Report


 The President’s Message


Chuck Shoemaker, President

Every year seems to bring new challenges and new opportunities for the Hastings Community Foundation.  

  • Over $1.4 million passed through the accounts of the Hastings Community Foundation in 2016.  
  • The Foundation awarded over $15,500 in college scholarships to our Hastings area youths.  
  • The Foundation’s Advised Funds distributed over $567,306.  
  • And our Grants Committee awarded $90,106 of grants from the Foundation’s unrestricted endowment.  

As if those were not enough, the Foundation sponsored the 2016 Give Hastings Day, which raised $345,361 for Hastings Area charities.  We are proud to report to you all that the Foundation has accomplished, with your support.  With that continued support 2017 promises to be another successful year for Hastings, and the Hastings Community Foundation.  

Thank you.
Chuck Shoemaker

We believe we can never thank our donors enough!

Please consider becoming a donor to the Hastings Community Foundation.





As of December 31, 2016, the Hastings Community Foundation held the following Financial Assets:

Assets directed by the Foundation Board: $2,192,669.26
Founders Money (Funds Administration): $579,321.18
Assets controlled or directed by Donor: $5,626,567.18
Funds held for other organizations: $1,238,481.96
TOTAL: $9,637,039.58
Administrative Expenses $96,583  (1.00%)
Dollars granted 1987-2017 $11,984,463







And in early 1987, a group of community members recognized in need to establish a lasting legacy for Hastings.  This group of individuals had a clear vision of a local community foundation that would make a positive impact for generations to come.  The idea became a reality and the Hastings community foundation is celebrating its 28th year of promoting hometown philanthropy and meeting community needs.






The team members of the Hastings Community Foundation Board are a cross-section of the community’s leaders.  The thoughtful stewardship of the assets of the foundation is a critical responsibility of the board of directors and they have a sustained record of prudent management.

v      D. Charles Shoemaker, President

v      John Quirk, Vice President

v      Martha Boyd, Vice President

v      Charles Hastings, Secretary

v      Marilyn Nielsen, Treasurer

v      Paula Beirow

v      Jack Crowley

v      Jim Guthmann

v      Adam Jacobitz

v      Cheryl Lockwood

v      Gayle McClure

v      Dean Moors

v      Michael Nevrivy

v      Jack Osborne

v      Beth Robertson

v      Hauli Sabatka

v      Michael Walenz

v      Jessi Hoeft

v      Scott Kvols

v     Aaron Schardt

Please contact Board Members through the Hastings Community Foundation Office.  They would be happy to answer any questions.


Hastings Community Foundation

800 West 3rd St., Suite 232

Hastings, NE  68901


Phone: 402-462-5152

Fax: 402-462-5171



Office Staff:

Susan Poppe:

Stephanie Bliss: