Sandra Reding joined the Aksarben Foundation as President in 2017, where she oversees and implements its strategic direction. For over 100 years, the Aksarben Foundation has been focused on giving time, energy, and resources to create a better heartland. Enabling talent to flourish in Nebraska has become a focus of the Aksarben Foundation over the last few years. In our conversation, Sandra talks about this evolution and the Foundation's more recent strategic pivots in order better to address issues of today and tomorrow, not just around retaining talent but also about being more inclusive, diverse, and equitable.
A well-established figure in philanthropic endeavors, Reding's past positions including Executive Director of Children’s Scholarship Fund of Omaha, President of the Joslyn Art Museum Foundation, Director of Development for Lauritzen Gardens, and Vice President for Institutional Advancement at College of Saint Mary.