Crafting Legacies, Enriching Futures
A Legacy of Giving
At the heart of Bridges Trust is a consistent commitment to philanthropy. Rooted in our history since 1945, our understanding of legacy isn’t just about building wealth, it’s about creating impactful, enduring change. Every family has a story of giving, and we’re here to help you pen yours with purpose and clarity.
Our Distinctive Services Include:
Strategic Philanthropy Road Mapping
Together, we’ll design a built-to-suit blueprint for your charitable ventures that aligns with your family’s values, ensures effectiveness, and delivers fulfillment.
Your philanthropic journey deserves quality navigational tools. Our experienced team will guide you in developing a comprehensive plan that addresses immediate goals while setting the stage for future generations.
The world of charitable organizations is vast. We research and collaborate with entities that align with your mission, enabling your generosity to reach the right places and make a genuine difference.
Empowerment Through Knowledge
Stay current with philanthropy’s ever-evolving landscape. We provide insights into best practices, innovative approaches, and emerging trends in charitable giving. Our educational programs also equip the next generation with a deep understanding of the importance of giving back.
Meet Our Philanthropy Team
Marietta Luellen, J.D., CAP®, CExP®
Marietta Luellen serves as Bridges Trust Executive Vice President (EVP) of Trust and is responsible for the development, growth and leadership of the Trust companies within Bridges Trust, Philanthropy and Family Office Services. Marietta is an accomplished professional with more than 25 years of experience covering estate planning, estate administration, wealth management, and trust services. Her focus as EVP of Trust is on providing guidance and service for an affluent client base, leading the development and execution of the growth strategy, and upholding the integrity of the client value proposition.
Holding both a Bachelor of Science from Colorado State University and Juris Doctor from Pepperdine University, Marietta has also achieved the Certified Advisor in Philanthropy (CAP®) designation and Certified Exit Planner (CExP®) designation. Furthermore, Marietta is a Nebraska Bar Foundation Fellow, and is active in the Nebraska State Bar Association, the Omaha Estate Planning Council and serves on the Phoenix Academy Board of Directors.
Matthew (Matt) Boyd serves Bridges Trust Company as Vice President of Philanthropy Services. His responsibilities include working closely with Bridges’ Relationship Managers and their clients overseeing various facets of Philanthropy including governance, research, education, planning and implementation. With experience in philanthropy services and education fundamentals, Matt has developed a powerful yet compassionate outlook when it comes to providing guidance to clients. Matt firmly believes that empowering clients with the knowledge of issues affecting their communities and the world at large, unlocks individual potential and builds both personal and communal strength. His dedication to honoring clients’ charitable intentions while adhering to high industry standards is instrumental in shaping Bridges into a leading philanthropy services provider.
Matt holds a Journalism degree from the University of Nebraska, Lincoln, where he also earned minors in Sociology, History, and English. Additionally, he holds an MBA with an emphasis in Strategic Management from DePaul University. Matt is a board member of Teammates of Millard, where he also helps to provide mentorships and other support to young individuals. His contribution extends further as he also dedicates his time and energy to be a mentor within the University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s College of Business MBA program.
Matt’s community involvement includes the TeamMates of Millard Board of Directors, TeamMates Volunteer Mentor, and University of Nebraska-Lincoln College of Business MBA mentor.
Jeanie Jones serves Bridges Trust Company as a Philanthropy Services Advisor. She is tasked with collaborating closely with Bridges’ Philanthropy Team and Relationship Managers and their clients, supervising diverse aspects of Philanthropy such as governance, research, education, planning, and implementation. With experience in philanthropy services and community engagement, Jeanie has cultivated a strong yet empathetic perspective in delivering guidance to the Philanthropy Team. Her commitment to supporting clients’ charitable endeavors within the framework of established industry standards is a favorable addition to Bridges as a provider of philanthropic services.
Jeanie holds a Bachelor of Arts in English Literature from the University of Kansas. She currently serves as a member of the board of directors for A Time to Heal Foundation, Learning for All, Merrymakers Association, The Gilwell Foundation and Share Good. Her contribution extends further as she also dedicates her time to serving on the development committee for Marian High School and the Durham Museum on Track Guild Board.
Keenan Tomlinson serves as a Philanthropy Associate at Bridges Trust. In this position, he provides support to both the Philanthropy team and its clients. His responsibilities include assisting with due diligence, grant administration, and reporting.
Keenan is a graduate of the University of Nebraska Omaha, where he earned a degree in Sociology with a specialization in Families and Inequalities. Additionally, he is currently pursuing a Master’s Degree in Business Administration with a focus on Finance. Prior to joining Bridges Trust, Keenan dedicated his time to the non-profit sector, showcasing his commitment to the Omaha community through volunteering for various foundations and organizations in the area.
Keenan serves as a Board of Directors and Fundraising Committee Member for CASA for Douglas County, holds the positions of Advisory Board President and Chair, as well as Fundraising Committee Chair for the YMCA of Greater Omaha, and additionally works as a Consultant for MENTOR Nebraska.