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John Haske

Longtime Omaha Development Officer John Haske Returns to Join Habitat for Humanity

John Haske joins Habitat for Humanity of Omaha as its new chief development officer, responsible for funding Habitat Omaha’s program services in five Nebraska counties.

Haske will oversee a team of 15 and raise about $20 million annually to provide program services to first-time homebuyers, and to build and rehabilitate affordable housing in Omaha as well as Burt, Cass, Douglas, Sarpy and Washington counties.

His goals are simple: Build on the strengths of his development team to better share Habitat’s story with more people; and leverage Habitat successes into increased awareness and funding. “It is important we continue to support as many people as possible on the home ownership journey — from mortgage preparation and readiness to owning a home, repairing it, and passing the home onto the next generation,” he said. “This is a very exciting time to work at Habitat for Humanity. Habitat Omaha is one of the strongest Habitat affiliate organizations in the U.S., and we are well-positioned for growth to help more families each and every year.

“I am humble and grateful to be here,” he added, “and I hope to play a role in supporting Habitat Omaha’s strong tradition of meeting people wherever they might happen to be on their journey to home ownership.”

Haske comes to Habitat Omaha from Red Cloud School in Pine Ridge, S.D. Before that, he served at several Omaha-based organizations, including as the development lead at CUES Fund, executive vice president at the fundraising consulting firm Steier Group, and vice president for institutional advancement at College of St. Mary.

He is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame. Haske and his wife, Marlene, have three grown children.


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