The greatest asset you have is your good health, the greatest thing you can acquire is a good education, and the best you can do is be a giver not a taker.

About the Foundation

The Suzanne & Walter Scott Foundation was founded in 1990. It is a public charity as a supporting organization of the Omaha Community Foundation. The Foundation’s geographic area of emphasis is the Omaha metropolitan area (including Harrison, Mills and Pottawattamie counties in Iowa) and all of Greater Nebraska, plus causes outside that region in which the Scotts have had personal involvement.

The Foundation’s vision is to be a catalyst for change in the communities we serve. It seeks to have a significant impact on the capacity of the nonprofit sector to elevate opportunities for youth and raise a community’s quality of life now and well into the future.

The Foundation’s grant making activities and program-related investments center on three major themes:

  1. Developing community spaces
  2. Investing in the next generation of leaders
  3. Empowering youth through higher education

We seek philanthropic partnerships with nonprofits that share our core values.

Behind each activity and investment in our community is the team of dedicated people working at the Foundation that make our efforts a reality. Every position at the Foundation is critical to us achieving the mission Walter Scott, Jr. established. To learn about our current employment opportunities, please click here.  

Board of Directors

Mickey Anderson


William S. Singer, MD


W. David Scott


Sue Morris


Cindy Smith


Randy Schmailzl


Michael L. Faust


Our Staff

Rich Eakin

Rich Eakin

Vice President
Christi Annin

Christi Annin

Director of Finance
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Megan Foo

Education Program Officer
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Denise Bojan

Education Operations Manager
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Gary Freeman

Business Operations Officer
Charlie standing outside

Charlie Olsen

Program Officer
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Cindy Vaccaro

Program Officer
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Barb Zorn

Human Resource Manager
Beth Klein

Beth Klein

Office Manager
Sarah Pieper

Sarah Pieper, MPA, CPA

Finance Manager
Lisa Webb

Lisa Webb

Senior Business & HR Analyst
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Heather Turecek

Executive Assistant to Director of Finance
Danielle Callaghan

Danielle Callaghan

Event Coordinator
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Beth Hallett

Administrative Assistant

Our Family Foundations

These are foundations of the Scott Family. Each is unique and independent with its own board of directors. The foundations are administered by the same staff as the Suzanne & Walter Scott Foundation.

To inquire about one of these foundations or to request the link to apply, please contact the following: