Advancement Staff Welcomes New Member

Kruse Joins Heelan Fundraising Staff
Posted on 07/08/2019
Cory Kruse ‘11 and former Catholic school teacher, has been named new director of annual giving at Bishop Heelan Catholic Schools.

He is working with alumni, businesses and other community supporters to increase annual giving to the Spirit of Heelan Annual Fund and will assist the BHCS advancement team on the Heelan Gold Club, Heelan Auction and alumni communications. 

Kruse joins Tom Betz, vice president of advancement; Janet Flanagan, director of special gifts; Sue Ferris, data base manager and Tom Rice, director of campaigns.  Previously Kruse’s position was partly filled by John Flanery who was named president of BHCS in February.

Kruse most recently served as the marketing communication specialist at Sterling Computers. He previously taught 6th-8th grade language arts at Sacred Heart School from 2015 to 2017 and helped coach varsity football, middle school track and summer strength and conditioning. 

Kruse is the son of Renee and Joe Kruse, 1982 Heelan grad and grandson of grads Joe and Marlene Kruse. He earned a bachelor's degree from the University of Nebraska -- Lincoln where he majored in secondary English and elementary education.