DIRECTOR OF DEVELOPMENT
Tony Dworak has an extensive background in the development profession, starting at the Nebraska Division of Travel and Tourism, where in 1996, he authored a 20-year industry development plan that helped attract over $2 million in private and public funding for identified tourism projects across the State of Nebraska.
After leaving state government in 1999, Dworak led the fundraising efforts of the University of Nebraska College of Law, the Columbus (Nebraska) Community Hospital Foundation, and the Silverton (Oregon) Hospital Network. From 2011 to 2015, Dworak served as the major gift officer for Nebraska Wesleyan University.
Tony and Tam Dworak have three children at home in Lincoln, where Tam teaches at Pius X High School. The Dworaks enjoy family time of all kinds, especially the outdoor recreational and historic offerings of Brownville, Nebraska.
Dworak traces his interest in Nebraska history and tourism back to the influence of his father, Don Dworak, who served as a Nebraska state senator from Columbus from 1974 to 1982. Senator Dworak helped lead several initiatives aimed at improving recreational and educational opportunities for all Nebraskans, including the Nebraska Habitat Stamp Act of 1976, and the legislation to purchase and renovate the current Nebraska State Museum building in 1979 and 1980.
Lori Heaton has been the business manager for the Nebraska State Historical Society Foundation since late 2014 and says she still learns something new every day. Her enthusiasm for Nebraska history has grown tremendously and she is very proud to work in a position that helps promote and preserve that history. She is a life-long Nebraskan, having been born in Creighton. She and her husband, Scott, spent 24 years raising their three children in Ponca and now call Lincoln home. Although her favorite activity is spending time with her kids and four-year-old grandson, she also loves going to craft shows, rummage sales and thrift shops and attending events at the Lied Center and other local venues.
SPECIAL PROJECTS COORDINATOR
NSHSF Special Projects Coordinator Sue Quambusch. Sue Quambusch is an Omaha native who owned and operated a successful printing business for nearly 30 years. She did not want to “retire” so worked at the Lincoln Parks Foundation for 2 years before joining the staff of the Nebraska State Historical Society Foundation in the summer of 2017.
She enjoys doing any task that needs to be done around the office, working primarily for Lori as the Administrative Assistant, but also helping Leslie and Tony with whatever they may need.
Sue has four children and 9 grandchildren. Her fiancé, Len Sloup has 2 children and 4 grandchildren, so they have a lot of fun visiting family whenever they can. Her hobbies include volunteering, traveling, gardening, reading and knitting.
She is currently on the Board of Directors of the Museum of Nebraska Art (MONA) in Kearney, the Capital Humane Society in Lincoln and is on the Board of Advisors for Civic Nebraska. Sue also volunteers for Community Action/Head Start in Lincoln.
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Since its founding in 1942, the Foundation has served as partner to History Nebraska (formerly the Nebraska State Historical Society). Among its duties, the Foundation manages bequests and endowments and raises money from its Trustees and from the wider community to underwrite selected statewide programs and activities for the benefit of Nebraskans everywhere.
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