Denise Garey joins NCF

Thursday, December 7, 2017
Denise Garey
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Lincoln. Neb.--Nebraska Community Foundation welcomes Denise Garey of McCook to its staff. Garey is among six new employees the foundation has welcomed in the past two years, the majority of which are occupying newly created positions, just one indicator of NCF’s exponential growth in recent years.

Denise Garey will serve Nebraska Community Foundation as an affiliated fund development coordinator focused on southwest Nebraska, including her hometown of McCook. As affiliated fund development coordinator, she provides training, education and resources to local volunteers as they strengthen and enhance their community impact.

Garey earned an associate’s degree from McCook Community College and bachelor’s degree from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. She has an extensive background in fundraising, economic development, communications and community development. She served as fund coordinator for McCook Community Foundation Fund, housing director at McCook Economic Development Corporation and director of community relations for Northeast Community College.

A native of McCook, Garey returned in 2004 with her son. She enjoys her role as a 4-H leader, following her son at collegiate golf tournaments and cheering on the Husker volleyball team.

Denise can be reached at (308) 345-1942 or

Nebraska Community Foundation empowers community leaders, builds nonprofit capacity, and links charitable giving to the creation of greater economic opportunity and prosperity.

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 250 communities.

In the last five years, 39,142 contributions have been made to Nebraska Community Foundation and its affiliated funds.  Since 1993, Nebraska Community Foundation has reinvested $291.6 million in Nebraska’s people and places.

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