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 csnyder@avadynehealth.com.

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 NJLANGEL@up.com:
  • 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

2013 Recipients  2012 Recipients

 2011 Recipients

 2010 Recipients



Omaha Jaycees

PO Box 24003, Omaha, NE  68124


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