Nebraska Community Foundation has welcomed a new members to its staff – Denise Garey of McCook. Garey is among six new employees the foundation has welcomed in the past two years, the majority of whom are occupying newly created positions, just one indicator of NCF’s dramatic 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.