Pat Thraen

Program Officer
Youth Pathways to Success


I grew up in Iowa and moved to the metro area to attend college.  I have worked at the foundation for 30 years now, serving in various roles.  I am currently the Grants Manager for the foundation, overseeing our grant policies, processes, and practices.  I also serve as an Associate Program Officer in the foundation’s Youth Pathways to Success impact area.  For the past 25 years I have worked closely with area youth organizations through our Summer Fun program to coordinate and manage extended learning opportunities for inner-city youth during the summer months.  I received my B.A. in General Studies, with an emphasis in Non-Profit Management from the University of Nebraska at Omaha.  My husband Tony and I have been married for almost 30 years and have three grown children; Tyler, Scott, and Emily.