CUES hires Omaha native as executive director

A native of Omaha with more than 15 years of fundraising and development experience has been hired as executive director for the Christian Urban Education Service (CUES), which supports three inner-city Catholic schools in Omaha.

John Haske takes the position held for three years by Mike Findley, who recently joined Creighton University in Omaha as assistant vice president for principal gifts.

For the last 10 years, Haske has been a fundraising consultant with Omaha-based Steier Group. He began his career with two years at Steier Group, was head of development for one year at the Apostles of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, a women’s religious order based in Hamden, Conn., and served two years as vice president for advancement at the College of Saint Mary in Omaha.

CUES – which provides financial assistance to Sacred Heart, Holy Name and All Saints schools – also has a new CEO in Father David Korth, assigned effective Aug. 1 as pastor of Sacred Heart Parish and leader of CUES.

Haske said he is excited to join Father Korth and the other CUES staff.

"I am inspired to be part of a mission to help transform the lives of inner-city children and the north Omaha community," said Haske, a graduate of Creighton Preparatory School in Omaha and the University of Notre Dame. "A Catholic education acts as a positive force in the lives of students, families, schools and neighborhoods."

Haske and his wife, Marlene, have three children. They are members of St. Cecilia Parish in Omaha.


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