Friends Forever

They are the first to lend a hand, but their real strength is getting others to help out, too!

Friends Forever

Friends Forever is the support guild for the Nebraska Humane Society. Members believe passionately in the mission of the Nebraska Humane Society and are truly "forever friends" of homeless animals. Friends Forever supports the Nebraska Humane Society through volunteerism, fundraising and the promotion of community awareness.

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Mission Statement

The Mission of Friends Forever is to promote the general welfare of companion animals and to enhance the bond of caring between companion animals and humans. Friends Forever supports the Nebraska Humane Society by making life better for companion animals through fundraising, public education and awareness.

Benefits of your Friends Forever membership

Friends Forever Executive Committee

  • President – Kathryn Schapper
  • President-Elect – Laura Stanosheck
  • Treasurer – Chrissy Cacioppo
  • Vice President of Arrangements – Debbie Slattery   
  • Vice President of Education – Gail Dwyer
  • Vice President of Fundraising – Mandi Chaplin   
  • Vice President of Membership – Christine Olson
  • Vice President of Communications – Megan Bratetic       
  • Recording Secretary – Lisa Jackson
  • Corresponding Secretary – Lindi Janulewicz
  • Long-Range Planning – Barbara Rizvi    
  • Advisor – Lori Ecklebe   
  • Black Tie & Tails – Jennifer Taylor and Melissa Murante

Friends Forever Board

  • Kathryn Anderson
  • Marion Bendon
  • Elisa Blazek
  • Kendra Blessie
  • Ann Blunk
  • Megan Bratetic
  • Lori Bucholz
  • Chrissy Cacioppo
  • Karla Cassels
  • Julia Casson
  • Mandi Chaplin
  • Beth Delano
  • Mary Ellen Duffack
  • Gail Dwyer
  • Shari Eades
  • Lori Ecklebe
  • Deb Flor
  • Diane Gartner
  • Dawn Gonzales
  • Kathy Gross
  • Jane Hamer
  • Nancy Hanson
  • Laurette Hess
  • Heather Ingraham
  • Lisa Jackson
  • Lindi Janulewicz
  • Barbara Joannes
  • Gail Klauschie*
  • Susie Knapp*
  • Karen Lee
  • Barbara Rizvi
  • Kim Long
  • Faith Louis
  • Vanita Lund
  • Julie Lyons
  • Sarah McGowan
  • Marguerite McLeay
  • Melissa Murante
  • Tina Nelson
  • Karin Nilsson
  • Christine Olson
  • Judie Olson*
  • Kris Patton
  • Char Peterson*
  • Sally Peyton
  • Shruthi Prabhakar
  • Anne Reed
  • Patty Russell
  • Linda Saltzman
  • Barb Scanlan*
  • Kathryn Schapper
  • Annie Schmidt
  • Chelsey Scholz
  • Laura Simpkins
  • Debbie Slattery
  • Laura Stanosheck
  • Natha Tabor
  • Krystal Talha
  • Jennifer Taylor
  • Laura Tennant
  • Judy Thesing*
  • Kristin Wavrin
  • Mary Fran Willard
  • Babs Weinberg
  • Amy Woodke
  • *Sustainer Members