GROW Nebraska® Foundation Welcomes New Board Member Marcia White

Taken during Marcia White’s Peace Corps Service

GROW Nebraska® is excited to announce a new board member inductee Marcia White. Marcia is a native Nebraskan and grew up here most of her life with a couple out of the country exceptions. She grew up with a family background in Bridgeport where her dad was a veterinarian, and her mom was a teacher.

Marcia graduated from the University of Nebraska at Lincoln with two degrees. One in agriculture and one in adult education which both serve her well in her current job as Development Director serving on the Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources (IANR) team at the University of Nebraska Foundation.

Marcia has been involved in multiple nonprofits in Lincoln as a volunteer, board or staff member. Her international experience includes service in the Peace Corps in Ghana, West Africa, from 2002-04 and teaching at Webster University-Thailand. These experiences plus past employment with the Nebraska Community Foundation make Marcia a perfect fit for the GROW Nebraska® Foundation board. When you don’t find her at work or working for the nonprofits, you may find her in her book club reading multiple books a month, or as a performer with a local improv comedy troupe in Lincoln.

She had known about GROW Nebraska® for some time and even did some online shopping from our store. She hadn’t considered being on the board until Don Macke approached her and asked if she would be interested in being nominated for it. Marcia states, “I’m excited and honored to be a part of GROW Nebraska®!”

Marcia is looking forward to learning more about the GROW Nebraska® Foundation and all that it does for small businesses. She hopes to combine that information and what she has learned from other nonprofits and make a positive contribution to this organization working with other board members and staff. She looks forward to the ingenuity and grit that Nebraskans have and how it shows up in the products and services they offer.

Janell Anderson Ehrke Founder and CEO of GROW Nebraska® states, “We are honored to have Marcia join the board. I think she will be the perfect addition and a great asset to the board team.”

GROW Nebraska® Foundation looks forward to having you on the board Marcia! We also are very excited Kevin Black of Pinnacle Bank has become the board Treasurer. We would like to congratulate both members!

By Katee Daly

The GROW Nebraska® Foundation was founded with the idea of expanding resources to businesses and entrepreneurs alike to make a sustainable living anywhere within the state of Nebraska. As a 501(c) 3 educational foundation, the GROW Nebraska® Foundation was founded in 1998 and now works to extend resources, training, a brick and mortar store, as well as an eCommerce site full of Nebraska products to help elevate Nebraska-based businesses and connect Nebraska entrepreneurs to the global marketplace. Support or join GROW Nebraska® Foundation’s efforts by visiting  

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