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“Maggie Stuckey brings to the Lincoln Parks Foundation a great combination of skills and experience with fundraising and community-oriented nonprofit organizations. The board is excited to have her join us,” Keele said.
Stuckey is a graduate of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and worked for U.S. Sen. Chuck Hagel in Washington, D.C., before returning to Lincoln to a career in the nonprofit sector with the Arbor Day Foundation and the University of Nebraska Foundation. She is a member of the board of the Country Club Neighborhood Association.
“I am excited to work side-by-side with the many supporters and friends of the Lincoln Parks Foundation in this new role,” Stuckey said “Together, we will continue to enhance and improve Lincoln’s parks and recreation system for generations to come.”
In 2017 the Lincoln Parks Foundation celebrated its 25th year of inspiring and nurturing a philanthropic legacy for parks and recreation in the community. The foundation works in partnership with the Lincoln Parks and Recreation Department and enlists the help of individuals, corporate donors and other charitable foundations to sustain and improve the Lincoln parks system.
Some of the foundation’s successful campaigns include the renovation of Sunken Gardens, Centennial Mall and Sherman Field; development of Union Plaza and Tower Square; and the new Woods Tennis Center. The foundation also gives mini-grants for neighborhood parks and assists volunteers who want to help improve parks.
Stuckey succeeds Christie Dionisopoulos, who resigned earlier this year because of a career opportunity for her husband in another state. In announcing Stuckey’s selection, Keele thanked Dionisopoulos for her dedicated service to the foundation and her support during the transition to a new director.
Favorite Park or trail: Pioneers Park
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