Excellence in Mentoring Awards

MENTOR Nebraska presents awards annually to individuals and organizations that have made tremendous contributions to young people and the mentoring field in Nebraska. We are thrilled to honor this year’s award recipients at the virtual Excellence in Mentoring Awards ceremony on Thursday, April 22 at 12:30 p.m. CT.

The award ceremony will be streamed live on MENTOR Nebraska's Facebook and YouTube pages. Please join us virtually on April 22 at 12:30 p.m. to celebrate this year's award recipients!

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THANK YOU TO OUR EVENT SPONSORS!

Silver Sponsors
First National Bank of Omaha
Home Instead Senior Care
Kutak Rock LLP

Bronze Sponsors
Bland Cares Foundation
Fraser Stryker
Metropolitan Utilities District
One Source Inc.
Omaha Public Power District
SilverStone Group, a HUB International company
Vic Gutman & Associates

 

2021 EXCELLENCE IN MENTORING AWARD CATEGORIES

Mentor of the Year
Given to an individual who has demonstrated a commitment to mentoring by helping a young person reach their full potential

Young Leader of the Year
Given to a young person (8-21 years old) who is involved in a mentoring program and has demonstrated service to their community and great leadership potential

Mentoring Practitioner of the Year – In Honor of Deborah Neary
Given to a mentoring practitioner who has made tremendous contributions to young people and the mentoring field

Mentoring Advocate of the Year
Given to a foundation, company, organization, or individual who has made a significant impact on young people by using their influence and public platform to support mentoring opportunities or mentoring initiatives

 


OUR COMMITMENT TO DIVERSITY

MENTOR Nebraska is committed to fostering an environment of diversity and inclusion for all. We embrace our differences and celebrate our common humanity in advancing the need and transformative power of supportive relationships for our young people. We believe that varied experiences and opinions are central assets in our mission to close the mentoring gap. Through the Excellence in Mentoring Awards, we seek to elevate the voices, contributions and accomplishments of leaders who are diverse in skill, perspective and experience and encourage nominations for people from all backgrounds.

 

 

Past Award Recipients

2020

2019

2018

2016

2015

  • Mentor of the Year: Amy Nelson, Nominated by Kent Bellows Mentoring Program
  • Business Advocate of the Year: Creighton University, Nominated by Kids Can Community Center, Youth Emergency Services, Girls Inc. and Ollie Webb Center, Inc.

2014

2013

2012

2011

  • Mentor of the Year: Elaine Bankey, Nominated by TeamMates
  • Business Advocate of the Year: Kutak Rock, Nominated by Partnership 4 Kids

2010

  • Mentor of the Year: Don Bend, Nominated by Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Midlands