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Presidents Society

The Presidents Society was formed to encourage the active participation of alumni, friends, and business in the affairs of the college and to establish an exemplary pattern of annual support. Members are recognized for their financial leadership and counsel which help fulfill Wayne State College’s mission.

Contributors are recognized as through Presidents Society membership at the following levels:

Lifetime Members
Foundation gifts totaling $100,000 or more or an irrevocable estate gift of $100,000 or more.

Circle of Excellence Members
Annual giving of $100,000 and greater

Benefactor Members
Annual giving from $50,000 to $99,999

Exemplary Members
Annual giving from $25,000 to $49,999

Leadership Members
Annual giving from $10,000 to $24,999

Distinguished Members
Annual giving from $5,000 to $9,999

Meritorious Members
Annual giving from $2,500 to $4,999

Patron Members
Annual giving from $1,000 to $2,499

Continuing Members
Sustaining members of the Presidents Society who were granted continued membership in fiscal year 1990-91 at the $500 to $999 level if their giving was uninterrupted and continuous.

Pacesetters Club
Annual giving from $500 to $999

Builders Club
Annual giving from $250 to $499

Black & Gold Club
Annual giving from $100 to $249

Loyalty Club
Annual giving up to $100

Cornerstone Societies

The Cornerstone Society was established in 1998 to recognize cumulative contributions to the Wayne State Foundation of $10,000 and above. It honors donors for their loyal and continuous support with a major recognition wall in the student center atrium. It states: “With each gift, comes an ever-growing bond with the college, faculty and students and the knowledge that your generosity is significantly impacting Wayne State College.”

The Cornerstone Society was developed to allow the college to properly acknowledge donors as they move to higher categories of giving through the years. Listed below are the members of the Cornerstone Society in their respective level of cumulative giving as of June 30, 2013.

$1,000,000 +

*Robert Cunningham
Florence Kindler Griffin
Jeanne and *Dan Gardner
Gardner Foundation
Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation


Marjorie Dover
EducationQuest Foundation, Inc.
*Sonna Holmes
Leah Jeanne Miller Estate
Lied Foundation Trust
Peter Kiewit Foundation


*Gladys Baumann
First National Bank of Omaha
*Harold Frey
*Gerald Gross
George and Susan Menking
Alex and Faye Spanos
STAR Physical Therapy, LLC
*Gerald Steinbaugh
Regg Swanson
Valmont Foundation, Inc
*Freda Wolf


Arnie's Ford Mercury
*Howard Balsley
Tim and Leslie Bebee
*Robert and *Mary Benthack
*Walter Benthack
*Mary Benthack
Darold and L. Maxine Bobier
Donald and Carol Bremer
*Helen Bressler
*Barbara Buckley
Carhart Lumber Company
*Denton Cook
*Leland and *Margaret Dannals
Dr. Kenneth & Caroline McDonald Eng Foundation
*Norman and Jan Ellis
Emma Kienke Estate
*Aartje Ference
James Fletcher
Kirk Gardner
Irv Hoffbauer
Barbara K. and James Kanter
Paul and Sally Latta
*Ida Lenhouts
*Donald Linn
Terry and Linda McClain
Morland and Yvonne McManigal
Michael Foods, Inc.
Robert Miller
Milton and Miriam Waldbaum Family Foundation
Northeast Nebraska Ins. Agency
Omaha Community Foundation
Omaha World-Herald Foundation
Robert B. Daugherty Foundation
George and Deb Shuck
Donald and Diane Soukup
*Patricia Stander
State National Bank & Trust Co
*Rudolph Swartz
*Dolores Troup
U S WEST Foundation
*Frederick Webber
Connie Webber
Dolores Wimmer
H. Nicholas Windeshausen and *Joyce Windeshausen


Ameritas Charitable Foundations
Affiliated Foods Cooperative, Inc
Melvin and Helen Allen
Michael and Vicki Bousquet
Chris Buethe
*Myrtle Burns
Vicki Carney
Mona Casady and Lawrence Niewald
Chi Omega Sorority Alumni
Cooper Foundation
*Martha Davenport
Janis Dislevy
F&M Bank - Wayne
Farmers Mutual of Nebraska
Janice Fehrenbach
*Dwylia Felt
First Nebraska Bank of Wayne
Foundation of the NE Society of CPAs
Curt and Dianne Frye
*Eleanor Fuhrman
*Dewayne Gramly
Great Dane Trailers
Harold E Willey Trust
*Jeanelle Heermann
*Linda Hillman
Dennis and Marcia Hult
*Harold Hultman
IBM Corporation
Jeff and Terri Ingrum
Arlene and Buford Jones
Buford and Arlene Jones
*Dorothy Jones
Richard and Rebecca Keidel
Jerome Krause
James Lindau and Joyce Reeg
Charles R. Maier and Ruth A. Grone
Marcella A. Graves Trust
Marjorie M. Langhorst Trust
Niels and Vicki McDermott
Herb and M Sherry Mignery
Adrian and Jon Minks
*Faith Nuernberger
William, Leslie & David Palmer
Victoria Pick
Professional Food-Service Mgnt.
*David Robinson
Romcyn Atelier Foundation
*Lyle and *Virginia Seymour
Gary and Janice Small
*Frederick Stark
State Farm Companies Fdnt.
The Sunderland Foundation
TWJ Farms
Wal-Mart Foundation
*Helen Witt
Bruce Yoder
Robert and Edith Zahniser


Frank D. Adams
Greg and Susan Allen
Allen Family Charitable Foundation
American Express Foundation
Leon Anders
*Alice Anderson
Anderson Brothers Printing
Clayton Andrews
Marilyn and Elwin Anson
*Marjorie Armstrong
Marion and Patricia Arneson
Verna Mae Baier
Ralph Barclay
Barnes and Noble Bookstores Inc
Michael and Jeannette Barry
*Edith Beechel
Larry Behnke
Barry Benoit
Vaughn and Julie Benson
John and Marilyn Bernthal
Bradley and Karen Bigelow
Georgia Bishel
Barbara and James Black
Black Hills Energy
Jean and Duane Blomenkamp
Melinda and Bruce Boles
Bomgaars, Inc.
Brian and Amy Bowers
*Dorothy Bracken
Mildred Breiland
Carolyn and Del Brinkman
*Helen Brown
David and Nancy Brown
Clinton and *Melissa Brown
Robert and *Hellen Brown
George Burcum and Susan Boust
John and Virginia Burnham
Donald and Sue Buryanek
*Martin Buschkamp
Paul Campbell
Scott and Brenda Carhart
Jerry and Diane Carlson
Maureen Carrigg
Jeff and Mary Carstens
*Marie Carstensen
*Mary Castle
Don and Kay Cattle
*Peter and Marcia Chapman
Chief Industries, Inc
Chris and Shirley Christensen
Christensen Brozek Faltys, PC
City of Wayne
*Ruth Clarke
*Mona Claybaugh
Richard and Marilyn Collings
ConAgra Foundation
Timothy L. Connealy
*Warren Cook
Gordon and Alicia Cook
Pat and *Thomas Cook
Fred and Deborah Craig
J. Alan and Diana Cramer
Lucille Cunningham
Robert Dale
Fred Davenport
*Barbara and Roy Davis
Delta Kappa Gamma Psi Chapter
Bill Demke
Bill and Deb Dickey
*Harold and Charlotte Diehm
Janice and Steven Dinsmore
John and Eileen Doherty
Carol and David Domina
Dow Chemical Foundation
Donald and Sally Dunaway
*Irene Dye
Lynda Edsall
*H Ash  Edsall
Maureen and Gary Eggert
Eihusen-Chief Foundation Inc
Elkhorn Valley Bank
Ellingson Motors, Inc
Ali Eminov and Catherine Rudin
Energy Systems Company
Robert and Deborah Ensz
Dana and Beth Ernst
Marilyn and Leonardo Estrada
Judith Eubank
Dave and Linda Felber
First Data Corporation
Gene and *Shirley Fletcher
Follett Higher Education Group
Carroll and Barbara Fredrickson
John and Anita Fuelberth
Dolores and *Robert Gaeta
Hugh and Barbara Gailey
John Manganaro and Janice Gardner-Manganaro 
Gateway Foundation
Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co
Irene and Ralph Gray
Mary Jo and Patrick Gross
Robert and Paula Haisch
Lois Hall
Randy and Barbara Hascall
Brian and Julie Hass
Hass Foundation
*Joy Hein
Helen James Revocable Trust
Myrle E. Hemenway
Don Hickey and Connie Clark  
Jean and David Hillyer
Marge and Bill Holland
Ronald Holt
*Russell and Marilyn Hoppner
*Arthur Hughes
Jimmy and Vera Hummel
Ronald Hunter
Douglas and Lori Hutchinson
Kirk and Debra Hutton
Innovative Protectives Inc
Ann and Ernst Jaeggi-Hasebroock
*Adon and Eugenia Jeffrey
Maxine Jensen
John S. and James L. Knight Foundation
Daryle and Vivianne Johnson
David Johnson
Dennis Johnson
Hayden and *Elaine Jones
*Robert and Jodie Jordan
Kathleen Jorgensen
S. D. and Claudette Joshi
Dale and Sharon Judson
Jean and Gerald Karlen
Wayne and Nancy Kehrli
*John Keith
Dwight and Merikay Keith
Karen and Phillip Kelton
C. Victor and Janice Kensler
Kiwanis Club
*Ursula Klatt
Don and Claudia Koeber
William and Valerie Koeber
Don and Louise Kollmorgen
KPMG Foundation
Gary Krallman
Marjorie Krohn
*John Kyl
Lou Ann Landholm
Sue and Donald Larsen
Roland Lentz
Lynette and Roger Lentz
Robert and Linda Lichtenberg
Lincoln Community Foundation
*Raymond Link
Greg and Sally Link
Dennis and Carolyn Linster
Lois S. Wilson Memorial Fdtn
Richard and *Bonnie Lund
Roger and Karen Lundeen
*Margaret Mabbott
Craig and Janet Magwire
John Manganaro and Janice Gardner-Manganaro
*Lawrence and Lenore Manning
Margolis Family Foundation
Margolis Family Foundation
Donald Mash
*Dorothy McClellan
Gail and Mark McCorkindale
Archie and Margaret McPherran
*Don Means
Sandra and *Dean Metz
Barbara and Roger Meyer
Esther Miller
*Leah Jeanne Miller 
Terri Monk and Craig Weldon
Kenneth and Carolyn Murphy
Rex Murray
Nebraska Book Company
*Hilda Neihardt
Nelnet, Inc.
*Beulah Neprud
James and Virginia Nissen
Northeast NE Public Power
Nucor Steel
Dean and Barbara Nuernberger
*Kenneth Olds
*Ruth Olsen
Bruce and Sheri O'Neel
*Alvin Osburn
Brad and Michelle Ottis
Owen Foundation
P.E.O. Chapter AZ Wayne
Pacific Coast Feather
Pacific Life Insurance Co
James and Sharyn Paige
Sandra and Alan Paige
Joseph and Frances Painter
Rusty and Deneil Parker
Charles and Karen Parker
Margaret Patterson
James and Evonne Pedersen
Dwain and Carole Petersen
Lucille M. Peterson
George Phelps
*Fauneil Pickett
*Marilyn and Dean Pierson
Mark and Barbara Pingrey
Property Exchange Partners
Quality Food Center
Ronald and Barbara Rakowski
Jim and Lanita Recob
James Lindau and Joyce Reeg
*Robert Reeg
William and Betty Reeg
Marjory Reeg
Jed and Ann Reeg
*Jim Reynolds
Ward and Pat Reynoldson
Coleen and Michael Riedmann
*Mildred Ringer
Don and Virginia Robson
Jack and Marci Rohrberg
Rotary Club of Omaha Northwest
*Ruth Rowley
Jenny McFarland
*Pauline Russell
*Virginia Sahs
Bonnie and Neil Sandahl
Neil and Bonnie Sandahl
Charles and Sharon Sass
Dale and Sara Schoenefeld
A. Thomas and Cynthia Schomberg
Diane and Joseph Schreiber
Edward and Susan Schroeder
Mary Arlene Schulz
*Mittie Scott
Security Bank
*LeRoy and Marian Simpson
Siouxland Sports Medicine Foundation
*Kenneth Slutz
Andrew and Beverly Soll
Richard Stammer
Sheila and Hal Stearns
Marlene and Roger Sterner
Janet and Edwin Stevens
Paul and Marcia Swanson
Robert and Linda Sweetland
John Tanner
Jerry Taylor
Jo Taylor and Edward Rosa-Molinar
Clara Ann Tennis
The Diamond Center
The Mutual of Omaha Companies
The Wayne Herald
Marcile Thomas
Thrivent Financial for Lutherans
Ted Tow
Russel Travis
Trinity Episcopal Church
Richard and Penny Urwiler
U S WEST Foundation
Rodney and Sue Varilek
Gilbert Vaughan
Tod Voss
Phillip Wahlbeck
Second Wayne
Wayne Area Chamber of Commerce
Wayne Motors
Wayne Rotary Club
*Martha Wehder
Robert and Peg Weisenberg
Wells Fargo Foundation
Wayne Wessel
Todd and Jodi Weyhrich
Ronald and Deborah Whitt
*Elizabeth Wilcox
Wildcat, LLC
Larry and Genevieve Williams
Gene Willmott
Winning Finish
Mardelle and Willis Wiseman
Galen and Kathy Wiser
*Lois Wollenhaupt
Reggie and Marilyn Yates
Elaine Yost
William Young

Heritage Society

The Heritage Society was established to recognize and honor, during their lifetimes, those persons whose vision and generosity move them to support Wayne State College through an estate plan gift to Wayne State Foundation.

Membership in the Heritage Society is open to alumni and friends who have made arrangements for a future gift to the Foundation by one of more of the following:

  • Specific provision by will
  • Creation of a charitable trust
  • Life insurance policy
  • Gift of a farm or residence with life estate reserved
  • Charitable gift annuity

Membership is ongoing, with charter member designation during the Building Bright Futures campaign through Dec. 31, 1994. Members receive acknowledgment including an engraved nameplate on the Heritage Society wall plaque in the Student Center and listing in the Annual Honor Roll of Donors. Members who request confidentiality will remain anonymous.

Heritage members

Donna Crabb Adamson
Marilyn Anson
Tim and Leslie Bebee
Duane Biede
Rod and Julie Blunck
L. Maxine and Darold Bobier
Sharon and Gary Carlson
Mona J. Casady and Lawrence J. Niewald
J. Alan and Diana Cramer
Lucille D. Cunningham
Ted and Mary Dohrman
Gail and Carol Dunning
Lynda J. Edsall
Maureen E. Eggert
Jan Ellis
Bart F. Emanuel
Vicki (Root) and Mike Engelen
Marilyn Estrada
Judith Eubank
Jim Fletcher
Jeanne Gardner
Douglas Gilbert
Florence Kindler Griffin 
Mary Jo and Patrick M. Gross
Art and Arlene Gulliver
Elroy and Carol Hefner
Gretchen and George Hirschbach
Dr. Ronald R. Holt II
Kirk and Debra Hutton
Adelyn M. Johnson
Barbara K. and C. James Kanter
Lenny Klaver
Dr. Eliot Knowles
Bill and Valerie Koeber
Jerry A. Krause
Don Lake
Lou Ann Landholm
Earl and Marcella Larson
Lynette and Roger Lentz
Kaki and David Ley
Jerry Lightner
Charles R. Maier
Donald J. Mash
Terry McClain
George and Susan Menking
Jeffrey R. and Wendie A. Meyer
Dorothy Mill
Jon and Adrian (Johnson) Minks
Marie Mohr and Anthony Kochenash
Roger R. Nelson
Leslie and Gregory Neuhaus
Ray and Carol Novak
Jim and Sharyn Paige
Rusty and Deneil Parker
Randall A. and Rozan Pedersen
Gordon P. Peterson
Hazel Peterson
Kyle and Daniel Rose
Charles R. Sass and Sharon Olson Sass
Diane Zabel Schreiber
Robert and Nancy Shively
Diane and Donald Soukup
Jean Waring Spann and Kenneth Spann
Regg Swanson
Ted Tow
Connie Webber
Kevan V. Weldon
Janice E. Wild
Gene L. Willmott
H. Nicholas Windeshausen
Galen Wiser
Vance and Peggy Wolverton
Reggie and Marilyn Yates