As we announced last week, SHARE Omaha’s founding executive director Marjorie Maas is taking her passion and talent national as the new chief executive officer of Share Good, the nonprofit hub powering SHARE Omaha and six other current communities!
Marjorie’s promotion brings a new SHARE Omaha executive director to lead the organization into its next chapter. We are thrilled to announce Teresa Mardesen as our next executive director, beginning November 28.
“We are thrilled for Teresa to join SHARE Omaha and lead us into the future. Her experience combined with her energy and strategic vision will ensure that the organization provides thoughtful and impactful opportunities for neighbors, nonprofits, and businesses to come together through good to make our community a better place,” says SHARE Omaha Board Chair Michelle Zych.
Teresa brings 30 years of community impact, service, leadership, strategic planning, and corporate social responsibility experience in the nonprofit, health care, women’s health, pediatric care, agriculture, technology, and financial sectors.
Teresa says, “I’m so energized by the generosity and collaboration of the people in our communities and looking forward to amplifying community impact. There is no greater joy than helping others and by working together, we’ll keeping envisioning what is possible and make it happen.”
Previously the Community Involvement Manager for Farm Credit Services of America, Teresa co-founded the corporate social responsibility round table called Business for Good and has received the Phelps Martin National Community Involvement Award.
“SHARE Omaha is fortunate to have Teresa usher in fresh energy and perspective to the organization, for the community and with our 700+ nonprofit members. I’m excited to pass this baton and know she’ll take this dynamic work in a great direction,” said Marjorie.
“I’m looking forward to harnessing support and service in the metro area to create exponential impact for the people in our communities. Philanthropy comes in many ways, and I’m energized to foster those connections, and make it easy to turn giving into a thriving community,” shares Teresa.
Teresa’s accomplishments include developing a $7.2 million community grant program, awarding 3,400+ community grants, as well as creating a volunteer program for 1,800 employees and 48 offices with paid volunteer hours of 29,000 annually, equivalent to 14 full-time employees. She is also a Leadership Omaha Class 39 graduate and Lead Diversity Advocate, Year 2 Cohort graduate.
“Working together, we can reinvent the metro’s philanthropic future and fulfill the missions of our nonprofits, which - most importantly - elevates everyone in our communities. We’ll keep advancing ways to give time, talent and treasure to make our communities stronger,” expresses Teresa.
Please join us in congratulating and welcoming Teresa!