Lou Kully, Hastings

Bob Mancuso JR, Omaha
Executive Director

Keith Mann, Lincoln

Jeff Makovicka, Omaha


John Payne, Kearney


Chris Anderson, Lincoln

Dick Beechner, Kearney

Damon Benning, Omaha

Rik Bonness, Omaha

Jack Crowley, Hastings

Guy Ingles, Omaha

Bob Knowles, Omaha

Kelly Saalfeld, Omaha

Irv Veitzer, Omaha

Danny Woodhead, Elkhorn

Our Mission

Our mission is to promote and develop the power of amateur football in developing the qualities of leadership, sportsmanship, competitive zeal and the drive for academic excellence in America’s young people.

We will fulfill this mission in the following ways:

  • By inspiring young people to excellence: holding up the greatest players and coaches in the history of the game as role models and enshrining them and their achievements in the College Football Hall of Fame.
  • By exciting young people, and those who influence them, about the game: in particular, managing the College Football Hall of Fame in such a way as to dramatize the history, exhilaration and value of the game to an ever broadening audience of fans and potential fans.
  • By developing, managing and promoting model football programs, which further strengthen the educational and character building qualities of the game.
  • By honoring, publicizing and providing financial support to high school and college football players who represent our ideal of the scholar-athlete.
  • By continuing a grassroots movement, through local chapters, while involving football fans, coaches, educators, the media and former players in the implementation of the programs, which will fulfill our mission for America

Through this mission, The Foundation serves not only youth, but the nation as well.

The National Football Foundation and the College Football Hall of Fame and the Nebraska Chapter support football at all levels.  Safety is important at all levels.  Click below link to learn more about Why Football, Why it is important, Safety, and all of the great aspects and growth of football!