Three new board members will help guide the Omaha Community Foundation as it comes off its best year ever and a milestone of granting more than $1 billion to area nonprofits. Steve Baumert, Cristina Castro-Matukewicz and Katie Weitz are the newest members of the board, a group comprised of people representing many different businesses, neighborhoods, backgrounds and interests in the Omaha area.
Steve Baumert is the president and CEO of Methodist Jennie Edmundson Hospital in Council Bluffs. He earned his Master of Public Administration from the University of Nebraska at Omaha. Baumert has volunteered at a number of nonprofit organizations in the Council Bluffs area, serving on the board of the MICAH House Homeless Shelter and the Council Bluffs Growth Alliance. He is also involved in the Iowa Hospital Association.
Cristina Castro-Matukewicz is the vice president and Community Affairs manager for Wells Fargo. She earned her Master of Business Administration from Bellevue University. Castro-Matukewicz is on the board of Susan G. Komen Nebraska, Latinas Unidas Association, and the Marian High School Board.
Dr. Katie Weitz is a champion of good for the Omaha community. She serves on the boards of several Omaha non-profits including FilmStreams, Girls Inc., Building Bright Futures and the Weitz Family Foundation. She earned her Doctor of Philosophy in Human Development and Social Policy from Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois.
The Omaha Community Foundation helps more than 1,200 donors to facilitate their charitable giving. Since the foundation’s inception in 1982, donors have granted more than $1 billion to area nonprofits, supporting more than 3,000 local charities, including educational institutions, human service groups, and agencies that help with arts, culture and humanities.