Celebration of Giving
The “Celebration of Giving” Philanthropy Awards will honor individuals, families and businesses that have encouraged and supported charitable stewardship in the Kearney area. Three awards will be given in the categories of Volunteer, Corporate and Philanthropist.
Volunteer: Given to an individual, couple or family who has contributed their time and energy to successful fundraising efforts, through exceptional leadership in coordinating and/or motivating other volunteers to raise funds in or around the Kearney area.
Corporate: Given to a business/corporation in or around the Kearney area which has contributed financial support to the advancement of philanthropy, and which has encouraged employees and other businesses to contribute through volunteerism and financial support.
Philanthropist: Given to an individual, couple or family who has demonstrated outstanding civic and charitable stewardship in or around the Kearney area, and whose generosity motivates others to contribute their philanthropic support.
Community members will have an opportunity to nominate individuals, families and businesses in any of the three categories. A panel of local judges will make the final selections from the nominations.
ABOUT THE AWARDS
Galen and Marilyn Hadley, Philanthropist
Roxanne Bascom, Volunteer
K-Town Shakedown, Corporate
Dr. David and Lorma Wiebe, Philanthropist
Charlie and Bev Pickens, Volunteer
Schrock Chiropractic, Corporate
Scott D. Morris, Philanthropist
Dan and Julie Speirs, Volunteer
Runza Restaurants of Kearney, Corporate
Norris and Lori Marshall, Philanthropist
Dr. Joel Johnson, Volunteer
Builders Warehouse, Corporate
Dr. L.R. and Jane Smith, Philanthropist
Todd and Lois Thalken, Volunteer
Cash-Wa Distributingc, Corporate
Dottie Bowman, Philanthropist
Ann Bauer, Volunteer
Kearney Dawn Rotary, Corporate
Tom and Mary Henning, Philanthropist
Yvonne Deyle-Barth, Volunteer
Kiwanis Clubs of Kearney, Corporate
Jackie Rosenlof, Philanthropist
MONA Founders, Volunteer
Baldwin Filters/CLARCOR, Corporate