Denbeck, who comes to the Partnership from Creighton University, is taking over for Julie Hefflinger, who is retiring from the Partnership this week, after 14 years of service.
Denbeck is honored to have been selected for this position. “I feel very blessed and fortunate to be following in the footprints of someone I have great respect for,” says Denbeck. “Julie has done an amazing job of building a strong team and a program that is so needed in the Omaha area.” She feels that the Partnership’s work to continue providing quality role models and mentors is paramount to helping more Omaha students succeed.
Inspiring commitment to achieving greatness among young people is something that Denbeck knows a lot about, having devoted 21 years of her life to coaching collegiate volleyball. Denbeck has also served as a volunteer mentor for the Partnership’s group mentoring program.
In addition to her coaching and mentoring experience, Denbeck has an extensive background in education as well as fundraising and development. She is very passionate about the power of an education and she says the thing she is most looking forward to about working at the Partnership is having an opportunity to help more young people succeed. “We need to be strong advocates for today’s youth–they are our future,” she says.
To learn more about Deb, check out our team page