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Meet Omaha board member and community volunteer, Emily Lischer

Each month, meet a member on our College Possible Omaha Board of Directors. Each care deeply about the community, its youth and access to higher education to their core and support the mission each year.  This is the third feature in a monthly series: first, board chair Lisa Lackovic, and the second, Jianqiang Hao.


Hometown: St. Louis, Missouri

College: University of Missouri – Columbia, Bachelors of Journalism

Community Involvement:

Previous local volunteer leadership

Brownell Talbot Family Baskets Chair, Gala Steering Committee 2015, 2017

United Way of the Midlands, Women United Steering Committee Member 5/19 to 09/20

United Way of the Midlands, Women United Mary C. Lopez Lunch and Learn Chair 2019

Creighton Prep Trap Shooting Team Corporate Shoot Chair 2019

Current local volunteer leadership

Phoenix Academy Board Member 2017 to present / Fundraising Committee and Programming Committee

Phoenix Academy Scholarship Luncheon Committee 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020

College Possible Omaha Board Member 9/18 to present

Children’s Hospital and Medical Center Friends Board 1/19 to present

Metropolitan Omaha Educational Consortium (MOEC) Raise Me To Read Advisory Board – Current

Personal interests: Family, including husband Tom Lischer and sons Will and Charlie; and Ironman 140.6 Triathlete Finisher in 2017 and four time marathon finisher and three time Half-Ironman finisher.

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