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.
TOYO! began in 1932 and is the longest running project by the Jaycees in the world.
If you have any questions about the TOYO! Awards Program or sponsorship opportunities, please contact Christopher Snyder, 2015 Director, at TOYO@OmahaJaycees.org.
2015 TOYO! Nominations
The Jaycees will accept nominations for the 83rd Annual TOYO! Awards from August 1 until September 25. To nominate a worthy young professional, please submit the following via email to TOYO@OmahaJaycees.org:
- Candidate's full name, email address & phone number
- Candidate's place of employment & official title
- 100 words or fewer as to why s/he is deserving of a TOYO! award
- Your name and relation to the candidate
All nominations are due by midnight on September 25. The 2015 TOYO! honorees will be announced on November 16.
TOYO! Awards Banquet
The 83rd Annual TOYO! Banquet honoring the 2015 recipients will be held on Wednesday, January 27, 2016, at the CenturyLink Center. To review sponsorship opportunities, please click here.
Individual tickets ($60) and tables ($550) are now available. To purchase, click here.
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
|| 2012 Recipients