Glenn Korff, Hebron native, never forgot his Nebraska roots or growing up in his hometown. The people of Hebron had a profound influence on Glenn and he attributed his Nebraska values to his strong work ethic and the success he achieved in life.
Glenn was a fourth generation Nebraskan. His father Paul had early intentions of going into finance, but the Great Depression brought him back to his hometown where he eventually took over Korff Lumber. Glenn’s mother, Esther, who was a graduate of Doane College, was a teacher in Hebron. Glenn’s parents were very involved in their local community. They were great role models for Glenn and contributed to his love for finance, the arts and Hebron.
Glenn earned his Bachelor of Science degree at UNL and an MBA from the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of Finance. He served in the US Army Reserve for six years, and from 1974 to 1992 he worked for Goldman Sachs as an international investment bankers in New York. He enjoyed his investing activities, hiking, running, college sports (especially Husker Football) and the general ambiance of Colorado. Throughout his life, fitness played a key role in Glenn’s life. He was an avid runner and even ran the Boulder Bolder 10K just months before his death in August 2013.
From the beginning, the Korff family has been a part of the history of the hospital in Thayer County. In April, 1946 when the Hebron Chamber received an offer to purchase the Theodora dormitory building from the American Lutheran Church with the stipulation it would be used as a hospital. Paul, Glenn’s father, along was M.L. Christensen, J.K. Musgrave, G.R. Taylor, W.E. Baker and W.F. Powell hurried to sign the initial agreement to purchase the building for $4,500. The financing of the project then fell on the shoulders of Thayer County residents. With the help of the chamber, $35,000 was raised to remodel the building into a hospital.