MCC Foundation Board of Directors
Jill Panzer originates from Alliance, a small town in the panhandle of Nebraska. Mrs. Panzer received her Bachelor of Science from Southwest Missouri State University, where she studied recreational therapy. Upon graduation, Mrs. Panzer spent several years working in Rehabilitation Hospitals as a Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist, reintegrating spinal cord injured patients back into the community.
Mrs. Panzer ventured into corporate America after her move to Omaha in 1996, where she embarked on a career in sales. Her sales career took her into the arena of data sales, event sales and eventually into pharmaceutical sales. After leaving Corporate America to focus on her family she stayed active as a volunteer and fundraiser in the community. Jill has been very active in the Omaha catholic school system, with special attention given to St. Stephens the Martyr, St. Patrick's in Elkhorn, Mount Michael and Duchesne Academy. Where she has chaired annual fundraisers and countless committees. Other organizations that are close to her heart are the Make-A-Wish foundation and Merry Makers. She is a proud member of the American Legion Auxiliary.
As the mother of a Type 1 Diabetic and a T1D herself, she has be a dedicated supporter of JDRF. Jill and her husband Jon were the fundraising Chairs for the 2017 Gala. In addition to raising their son, Jackson and their daughter, Joslyn, they have been international foster parents for 10 years to their “son” Alex Sunwoo.
In 2018 Mrs. Panzer took a leap of faith and made her passion a reality as she and her husband became owners of the historic V. Mertz restaurant in the Old Market. With this endeavor she is currently a member of the Old Market Association and the Omaha Restaurant Association.
Mrs. Panzer is looking forward to working on the MCC Foundation to make education obtainable for those seeking to learn. The strength and confidence gained from success in education, knows no limits.