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2019 State Conference Presentations

Strive for Excellence: Proven Principles and Practices for Your Foundation

Wendy Van DeLaCastro

Wendy Van DeLaCastro

Wendy is the President of the Foundation for Lincoln Public Schools, which serves over 42,000 students and 65+ campuses. She is the outgoing President of the Nebraska Association of Public School Foundations. She has served as the chair of the National School Foundation Association Best Practices Task Force where she has gathered the insights of national leaders in education foundation development. The findings of this task force will be presented at the national NSFA conference this Spring. Wendy has over 20 years of non-profit fundraising experience in family focused causes like domestic violence, substance abuse, child abuse and education. Her passion for supporting children and families is based on three principles, educating the community, de-stigmatizing the realities of those in need and shifting the paradigm of those who have the resources to make a difference in our community.