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Our local staff is dedicated to granting the wishes of children with life threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength, and joy, and maintaining the foundation’s grassroots fulfillment of its mission.

Staff Members

Make-A-Wish Nebraska

Chapter Office
11836 Arbor Street
Omaha, NE 68144

Phone: 402-333-8999
800-760-WISH (9474)
Fax: 402-333-8228

Brigette Young, President/CEO ext. 2802

Courtney Cleveringa, Community and Medical Outreach Manager, ext. 2807

Jennifer Shuman, Program Services Director ext. 2804

Linda Hogrefe, Vice President of Development ext. 2803

Laura Jones, Office and Database Manager
ext. 2800

Emily Marston, Marketing and Events Manager, ext. 2805

Jan McKinley, Office Assistant ext. 2801

Romy Reicks, Bookkeeper ext. 2806

Lincoln Satellite Office

8033 South 15th Street, Suite B
Lincoln, NE 68512

Melissa Davis-Schmit, Regional Director ext. 2806

Carrie Fitzke, Wish and Development Coordinator ext. 2811

Kearney Satellite Office
412 E. 25th Street, Suite D
Kearney, NE 68847
Phone: 308-234-6612
Fax: 308-234-6613        

Marion McDermott, Director of Development - Greater Nebraska ext. 2815

Katie Rickard, Program Coordinator - Greater Nebraska

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Latest Status Update

  • Don't forget, the 35th Annual Creighton University School of Medicine Make-A-Wish 5K/10K is THIS WEEK. Have you registered yet? 👟 Don't miss out on live music, yard games, coffee, snacks, and many more family-friendly activities! The event will take place on Saturday, August 24th at Chalco Hills Recreation Area at Wehrspann Lake. Check-in will begin at 7:30AM! To register for the event, please visit
Make-A-Wish® Nebraska
11836 Arbor Street
Omaha, NE 68144
(402) 333-8999
Toll Free (800) 760-9474
Make-A-Wish® Nebraska, Lincoln Office
8033 S 15th St.
Suite B
Lincoln, NE 68512
(402) 475-9474
Toll Free (800) 760-9474
Make-A-Wish® Nebraska, Kearney Office
412 East 25th
Suite D
Kearney, NE 68847
(308) 234-6612