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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.


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

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