Ak-Sar-Ben Good Neighbor Award


Since 1943, the Ak-Sar-Ben Good Neighbor Award has been recognizing unself acts of kindess across the Heartland. The award pays tribute to the neighbors and friends who go above and beyond to make Nebraska and Western Iowa a better place. The good deeds range in size and scope but impact those served equally.

Applications are accepted from January to May 1 of each year. Nominations are kept anonymous and recipients are recognized at their local county fairs with a unique Ak-Sar-Ben Good Neighbor lapel pin and certificate signed by the presidents of the Knights of Ak-Sar-Ben Foundation and Omaha World-Herald. Recipients will also be recognized in a special feature of the Omaha World-Herald Sunday paper.

Nominations are invited from community groups or individuals and should cover an outstanding deed or service performed without thought of personal gain, monetary value or mercenary objective during the past year. Recipients can not be affiliated with a business or vocation in which the deed is part of their duty.

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