Nebraska Community Foundation (NCF) ( welcomed three new employees to begin the new year, further bolstering its talented team of professionals committed to building stronger communities and a Greater Nebraska. Joining the staff are Becky Boesen of Lincoln, Becky Ries of Ord and Elizabeth Troyer-Miller of Wood River.

Boesen will serve as NCF’s Hometown Intern Coordinator after having been a consultant for the program in previous years. Boesen, a Nebraska creative, has worked with NCF on numerous projects in the past, including asset mapping and the “Dream Switch” song cycle. Boesen has penned numerous plays and served as the lead of Nebraska Wesleyan University’s playwriting program. She is also the co-founder of Blixt Arts Lab, a Lincoln-based arts nonprofit dedicated to strengthening community, sparking curiosity and celebrating creativity through live theater and project-based education.

As NCF’s newest Affiliated Fund Development Coordinators, Ries and Troyer-Miller will work with volunteer leaders to build community awareness, conduct fundraising efforts and increase community impact through grantmaking and citizen engagement.

Ries will serve as the Affiliated Fund Development Coordinator for north central Nebraska, where she has extensive nonprofit and fundraising experience. She served as the executive director for the Valley County Health System Foundation for a cumulative 12 years, where her responsibilities included fundraising, grant writing, marketing, public relations, donor stewardship and event coordination. Most recently, she was the Executive Director of Valley County Economic Development and the Ord Chamber of Commerce.

Troyer-Miller joins NCF as an Affiliated Fund Development Coordinator for central Nebraska, bringing a bevy of nonprofit, community-building and mediation expertise. Before joining NCF, she served as Director of Community Impact for Heartland United Way. Prior to that, she worked as a Trainer for Nebraska Mediation Association and as a conflict specialist for Central Mediation Center. Troyer-Miller also has experience as a facilitator for the Greater Grand Island Community Foundation’s Youth Philanthropy Board and as a Coordinator for Heartland Disaster Recovery Group.

Nebraska Community Foundation unleashes abundant local assets, inspires charitable giving and connects ambitious people to build stronger communities and a Greater Nebraska. In the last five years, 45,993 contributions have been made to Nebraska Community Foundation and its affiliated funds. Since 1994, Nebraska Community Foundation has reinvested $517 million in Nebraska’s people and places. For information, visit