February 7, 2019
Nebraska Community Foundation proudly welcomes K.C. Belitz of Columbus to assume a new position at Nebraska Community Foundation (NCF), created to address the growing demand for NCF services throughout Greater Nebraska.
As Chief Operating Officer, Belitz will head up a team of fund and community development, marketing and gift planning professionals working to build stronger communities and a Greater Nebraska.
In this new position, Belitz will work to advance three key goals critical to the success of 250 communities across the state that benefit from NCF affiliated funds and donors. These include using unrestricted endowments to create positive change that may otherwise not occur, researching and promoting effective practices to attract people in Nebraska hometowns, and ensuring that the NCF network is increasingly diverse and inclusive.
“The dynamic and diverse collaborative partnerships K.C. has helped spearhead in Columbus are exactly what Nebraska needs on a statewide level,” said Jeff Yost, president & CEO of Nebraska Community Foundation. “NCF has the passionate and ambitious network in place to make a real difference in the future of our state. I am confident that K.C. has the experience and enthusiasm for learning to help lead us in the right direction.”
For nearly two decades, Belitz worked for the Columbus Area Chamber of Commerce, doing business and community development for 800 members and the Columbus region. He said he is eager to apply the skills learned in that position in a statewide context. Belitz will be based in Columbus but will also office in Lincoln. Belitz graduated from Truman University with a bachelor’s degree in psychology. He currently serves as head volleyball coach at Columbus Lakeview High School, serves the Manufacturers Council for Blueprint Nebraska, and is a member of the Fund Advisory Committee of the Columbus Area Future Fund, an NCF-affiliated fund.