We are proud to announce the Omaha Venture Group 2018 membership and leadership team.

Leadership Team

A special thanks to the 2018 Interest Group Leaders & Co-Chairs for their dedication to Omaha Venture Group. We appreciate your commitment to philanthropy!

  • Adult/Senior Interest Group: Ken Wentz & Hannah Young
  • Community Interest Group: Ben Reynolds & Andrew Wesely
  • Youth Interest Group: Jared Dorhout & Joe Finelli
  • Legacy Group: Jeffrey Ash
  • Co-Chairs: Ralph Dovali & Amanda Forker
  • Omaha Community Foundation: Stacey Goodman


Huge thanks to our sponsors who provide matching dollars to increase the pool of available grant funds.

  • Mammel Family Foundation
  • Sherwood Foundation
  • Todd and Betiana Simon

Grantmaking Members

  • Jeffrey Ash, First National Bank of Omaha
  • Deana Berezin, Temple Israel
  • Michael Crabb, Tenaska Capital Management
  • Jared Dorhout, Spectrum Financial Services, Inc.
  • Ralph Dovali, Hancock & Dana, PC
  • Patrick Fay, SilverStone Group
  • Joe Finelli, Morgan Stanley
  • Amanda Forker, Pansing, Hogan, Ernst, Bachman LLP
  • Adam Fritz, BKD, LLP
  • Stacey Goodman, Omaha Community Foundation
  • Blake Hoogeveen, QLI & MindSet
  • Andrew Hunt, Hiley Hunt Wealth Management
  • Steven Jerina, Omaha Community Foundation
  • Andrew Lang, Morrissey Engineering
  • Brady Marlow, FFG Executive Solutions, Inc.
  • Megan McMurry, Bridges Trust
  • Nina Morris, Habitat for Humanity of Omaha
  • Grant Mussman, State Farm
  • Jamie Pieper, ‎Southwestern Consulting
  • Ben Reynolds, Sheppard’s Business Interiors 
  • Shannon Sands, Omaha Community Foundation
  • Josh Teut, HSMC Orizon LLC
  • Jessica Thomas, Pansing, Hogan, Ernst, Bachman LLP
  • Erin Trofholz, Alley Poyner Macchietto Architecture 
  • Brandon Urban, First Westroads Bank 
  • Leah Vetter, Arthur J. Gallagher & Co.
  • Kenneth Wentz, Jackson Lewis PC
  • Andrew Wesely, Ayars & Ayars
  • Hannah Young, Nonprofit Association of the Midlands

Subscribing Members

  • Jared Berezin, Creighton University
  • Steve Esch, Nelson, Van Denburg & Campbell
  • Mike Forker, CLS Investments
  • Liz Hunt, Day Cloud Studios, LLC
  • Emily Lowndes,  Habitat for Humanity of Omaha