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CUES Fund Staff

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Fr. Dave Korth

President, CUES School System

For 24 years, Fr. Dave has been a priest in the Catholic Church. He was ordained in 1992 after attending Conception Seminary College and St. Paul Seminary School of Divinity, University of St.Thomas Master of Divinity. For the past 13 years, Fr. Dave has made a huge impact with the people of the St. Augustine Indian Mission. His first two years he spent as the Pastor and the next eleven years as the Director of the Mission. Fr. Dave is from Randolph, Nebraska and is the youngest of 7 children. “I’ am excited about the opportunity to help change the lives of the CUES students for the better.”

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John Haske

Executive Director, CUES Fund

John was raised in Omaha and attended St. Pius X grade school, Creighton Prep High School, and the University of Notre Dame. John’s 15 years of experience fundraising  for Catholic schools across the country, both as a development director and as a consultant, will serve CUES well as it begins its next chapter.

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Susan Gerding

Database Administrator, CUES Fund

Susan has been with CUES since 2009 as the Database Administrator, keeping track of donor biographical information and donations. She previously worked for UNO for 33 years. The last 20 of those years she worked for the UNO Alumni Association tracking graduates with all biographical and donation information. Susan has an extensive work background with non‐profits and work experience with complex database software. She was born in Omaha but spent three years in Michigan and two years in Lincoln, Nebraska.


Nicole Zickefoose

Grants Director, CUES Fund

Before joining CUES, Nicole worked for CSG International as a Senior Documentation Manager and at Metro Community College as an Adjunct English Instructor. She volunteers as the President of the Community Club at her eldest son’s school and also serves on the Leadership Council of the Autism Society of Nebraska – Omaha Chapter. Nicole is from Sheffield, Iowa and moved to Omaha in 2000 to begin her MA program at UNO. She received her BA in English from Iowa State University.

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