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

  • 100% of your membership dues are tax-deductible
  • Tail’s Tales Newsletter
  • Footnotes, a quarterly electronic newsletter
  • 10% discount in the NHS Animal Outfitters store
  • Supports the homeless animals
  • Invitation to all fundraisers
  • Unique volunteer opportunities in the shelter
  • 2018 membership directory

Friends Forever Executive Committee

  • President – Laura Stanosheck
  • Treasurer – Shari Eades
  • Vice President of Arrangements – Megan Bratetic 
  • Vice President of Education – Mandi Chaplin
  • Vice President of Membership – Tina Nelson
  • Vice President of Communications – Jennifer Taylor    
  • Recording Secretary – Laura Simpkins
  • Corresponding Secretary – Amy Woodke
  • Long-Range Planning – Marion Bendon  
  • Advisor – Kathryn Schapper
  • Dining With Dogs – Tina Nelson and Chelsey Scholz
  • Purses 4 Paws - Lisa Jackson and Mandi Chaplin
  • Walk for the Animals - Diane Gartner

Friends Forever Board


  • Marion Bendon
  • Elisa Blazek
  • Megan Bratetic
  • Lori Bucholz
  • Chrissy Cacioppo
  • Karla Cassels
  • Julia Casson
  • Mandi Chaplin
  • Beth Delano
  • Mary Ellen Duffack
  • Gail Dwyer
  • Shari Eades
  • Diane Gartner
  • Dawn Gonzales
  • Kathy Gross
  • Jane Hamer
  • Nancy Hanson
  • Heather Ingraham
  • Lisa Jackson
  • Lindi Janulewicz
  • Barbara Joannes
  • Faith Louis

  • Marguerite McLeay
  • Melissa Murante
  • Tina Nelson
  • Karin Nilsson
  • Christine Olson
  • Kris Patton
  • Sally Peyton
  • Anne Reed
  • Barbara Rizvi
  • Linda Saltzman
  • Kathryn Schapper
  • Chelsey Scholz
  • Laura Simpkins
  • Debbie Slattery
  • Laura Stanosheck
  • Natha Tabor
  • Krystal Talha
  • Jennifer Taylor
  • Kristin Wavrin
  • Babs Weinberg
  • Mary Willard
  • Amy Woodke