Pat Thraen

Associate Program Officer
Youth Pathways to Success


I grew up in Iowa and moved to the metro area to attend college. My career at the foundation began immediately after college and I have had the opportunity to serve in various roles over the years. Currently, I hold two positions at the foundation. As Grants Manager, I oversee our grant policies, processes, and practices. As Associate Program Officer, I work in our Youth Pathways to Success impact area focusing on ensuring vulnerable youth have access to the programs and services they need to be prepared for academic, personal, and professional success. I work closely with area youth organizations through our Youth Initiative to provide underserved youth in Omaha with quality out-of-school time experiences and healthy food choices throughout the year.

I received my B.A. in General Studies, with an emphasis in Non-Profit Management from the University of Nebraska at Omaha. In my spare time I enjoy reading, playing the piano, gardening, camping, boating, and spending time with my husband, Tony, and our three adult children; Tyler, Scott, and Emily.