Former Nebraskan Glenn Korff is leaving a legacy for improving children's lives through a generous gift of $1.5 million, donated from his estate after his passing on Aug. 27, 2013.
Glenn was born in Hebron, Neb., and attended the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. He enjoyed a very successful career on Wall Street and, after other business ventures, retired in Boulder, Col.
Though he never married, Glenn was an advocate for children and supported several non-profit organizations related to children's services during his lifetime.
Glenn also was a loyal supporter of Madonna Rehabilitation Hospital. Just after Christmas in 2000, Glenn father, lumberyard owner Paul Korff, suffered a massive stroke at his home in Hebron. He was admitted to Madonna in January of 2001. At the time Paul was admitted to Madonna, Glenn related to staff that he was certain that, “God sent us to Madonna.”
Over the weeks that Paul was a patient, Glenn and his brother Ken never left their father’s bedside, playing music for him and caring for him.
After his father’s death, Glenn and Ken established the Paul W. and Esther L. Korff Endowment Fund to support the areas of greatest need at Madonna into the future.
Glenn's own health declined this year and about a month before he died, he reached out to the Madonna Foundation and asked how he could help.
From that conversation, he laid the plans in his estate to give the Madonna Foundation $1.5 million upon his death.
According to his attorney and friends, Glenn had hoped to make this gift during his lifetime, but he simply ran out of time.