83rd Annual TOYO! Awards

For over 80 years, the 
Omaha Jaycees has presented an award to Ten Outstanding Young Omahans (“TOYO!”) who have exemplified the ideals of their communities and exhibited extraordinary leadership qualities. TOYO! honors individuals between the ages of 21 and 40 who show exemplary commitment to improving the Omaha community through selfless acts of kindness while excelling in their professional careers.
Recipients of the 83rd Annual TOYO! Awards:
  • David Arnold, Managing Director, Straight Shot
  • Butch Burgers, Associate Athletics Director, Creighton University
  • Shonna Dorsey, Managing Director and Co-Founder, Interface: The Web School
  • Roger Garcia, Executive Director, El Centro de las Americas
  • Mosah Goodman, Counsel, Gavilon
  • Heidi Mausbach, President and CEO, Ervin & Smith
  • Beth Morrissette, Executive Director, Pottawattamie County Mental Health & Substance Abuse Network
  • Julie Sebastian, President and CEO, New Cassel Retirement Center
  • Andres Torres, Engineering Project Manager, Valmont
  • Eric Williams, Natural Resources Planner, Papio-Missouri River Natural Resources District

Winners were recognized on Wednesday, January 27, 2016, at the CenturyLink Center. 

TOYO! began in 1932 and is the longest running project by the Jaycees in the world.

Previous TOYO! Recipients 

2014 TOYO! Recipients

Luke Christiansen of Union Pacific

Angela Cooper of Mutual of Omaha

Michael R. Feilmeier of Midwest Eye Care and the University of Nebraska Medical Center

Joanne Gaines of Ridgeview Animal Hospital

Angela Kros Cutler of Children's Hospital & Medical Center Foundation

Brandon Mason of Bank of the West

John A. Menicucci, Jr. of Husch Blackwell LLP

Ferial Pearson of the University of Nebraska at Omaha

Patrick Ricketts of Vintage Financial Group

Lina Traslavina Stover of the University of Nebraska at Omaha

2013 Recipients  2012 Recipients

 2011 Recipients

 2010 Recipients 


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PO Box 24003, Omaha, NE  68124


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