Welcome to the Terpstra Foundation.
The Terpstra Foundation was founded in 2007 by Mike Terpstra. Mike, along with seven co-workers, split what was then the largest Powerball jackpot, with each pocketing an immediate $15.5 million after taxes. Mike knew he wanted to give something back to his community so her formed the Terpstra Foundation shortly after winning.
The Foundation focuses on project and programs that help children, teens and families that are under-resourced.
The Foundation is also particularly interested in helping out in York, NE, where Mike grew up. The Terpstra Foundation has helped the food bank and the library, and has focused on the high school, buying band uniforms, computers for the journalism program and helping fund a building for the school’s weight room, wrestling area and indoor tennis courts. Mike is particularly proud of the greenhouse the Foundation funded.
The Terpstra Foundation gives preference to organizations in, and projects that benefit the York, Nebraska area, as well as the surrounding area of southeast Nebraska.