Cooper Foundation Elects Pam Snow to Board

The Cooper Foundation has elected Pamela Hilton Snow to its board of trustees.

“The Cooper Foundation has always sought talented, experienced and thoughtful people with an interest in Lincoln and Nebraska,” said Jack Campbell, chair of the board.  “Pam Snow exemplifies these ideals and will be a dynamic addition to our board.”

Snow retired in June as executive director of the Nebraska Cultural Endowment, a position she held since 2006. During her tenure she raised over $7 million, increasing the private endowment from $2.7 million to $9.6 million, assisted in developing legislation adding $5 million to the public endowment and brought in another $700,000 in grants to support the operations of the Endowment.

Pamela Snow

Snow has also served for more than a decade as a site visitor for the National Endowment for the Humanities. In this role, she has visited multiple states to conduct 360-degree reviews of state humanities councils. The NEH also asked her to assist the boards of the South Dakota Humanities Council and the Texas Council for the Humanities during times of transition.

Prior to joining the Nebraska Cultural Endowment, she and her husband, Marc, owned Snow’s Floral Company in Grand Island for many years.

Snow’s board service includes St. Francis Regional Medical Center (Grand Island, Neb.,) Grand Island Community Foundation, Stuhr Museum of the Prairie Pioneer (Grand Island, Neb.,) the Federation of State Humanities Councils, Humanities Nebraska, Great Plains Chautauqua, Nebraska Book Festival, Museum of Nebraska Art and the Nebraska Cultural Endowment.

She studied at the University of Salzburg and the University of Loughborough before receiving her bachelor’s degree from the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Va.  She earned her master’s degree from the University of Nebraska.

The Cooper Foundation was founded in 1934 and has granted nearly $25 million to benefit the people of Nebraska. The foundation makes grants to support education, human services, the arts, the humanities, and the environment, primarily in the Lincoln area but also statewide.