Marilyn Ferguson, Executive Director Marilyn was born in Denton Nebraska and never moved. She has found the area a wonderful place to live and raise her family. After graduating from Milford High School, she began working in the bookkeeping field. After various jobs, she started with the State of Nebraska where she worked as an accountant for 36 years. She retired on June 28th, 2018. She is active in her Denton United Methodist Church and loves to spend time with her family She has a son and 2 daughter, 5 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. She now enjoys doing the many projects she never had time for when she raised her family and worked full time. Some of the new projects are quilting and making flower gardens in her yard. She loves to plant vegetables and does a lot of canning to stock her pantry. Looking for a worthwhile project to help others, she discovered A Warmer Day. She has enjoyed delivering coats and winter apparel to those that need to stay warm. She is proud to be involved with A Warmer Day and the awesome people that she has met. In life she finds helping others makes her feel warm all over.
Ronda Armstrong, Big Summer Fundraiser Director Ronda Armstrong was born and raised in Elmwood, Nebraska, a small-town east of Lincoln. Immediately after graduating from high school, she moved to Lincoln and attended Southeast Community College where her focus was on accounting and business management. Ronda started her career working in banking and insurance, becoming an agent for American Family Insurance and working in accounts payable for Concord Hospitality, franchisee of Applebee’s Grill & Bar and Village Inn Pancake House. She has spent the last 16 years in the non-profit world, working for the American Cancer Society focused on Relay for Life for Lincoln-Lancaster County and other surrounding counties. Ronda recently retired from ACS and began a new career in property management with Commercial Investment Properties (CIP) as an Asst. Property Manager. Ronda’s greatest love is networking and getting to know people on a personal level. She continues volunteering her time with several organizations, including: Hope Community Church, Lincoln Marathon, Center for People in Need, Homeless No More Cat Rescue, Atlas, and A Warmer Day. Ronda and her husband Joe were recently in the restaurant business owning a fast-casual concept in South Lincoln. They both enjoy visiting wineries wherever their travels lead them. Ronda is a huge Husker volleyball fan and loves spending time with her family and friends who are family to her. Ronda’s passion is helping people in need which is in alignment with A Warmer Day’s core values.