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Holland to Receive Grace Abbott Award

On the evening of Thursday, April 22, 2010, The Grace Abbott Award will be presented to Omaha businessman and philanthropist, Richard Dick Holland during Nebraska Children and Families Foundations UpPour celebration at KANEKO, 1111 Jones Street, Old Market, Omaha, Nebraska.



Since 2003, the Grace Abbott Award has been bestowed on an individual or business for contributions made toward Nebraska Children and Families Foundations work  creating positive change for children through community. Richard Holland, retired advertising executive, and his late wife, Mary, have dedicated much of their lives to the well being of children. Over the years, Dick has contributed his time and treasure to children and families in poverty. He is an impassioned supporter of quality early childhood care, learning and development. We are pleased to honor him with this years Grace Abbott Award, says Mike Fahey UpPour Honorary Chairman and long-time friend of Holland.

Grace Abbott, a Grand Island native, served as Director of the U.S. Childrens Bureau, represented the United States in the League of Nations and helped craft the Social Security Act of 1935. She was a pioneer who worked tirelessly for the rights of women, children and immigrants. Former Nebraska Children and Families Foundation Grace Abbott Award recipients include: A. Mike Alesio, Senator Kathy Campbell, Donna Tubach Davis, JoAnn LeBaron, Ally Milder (posthumous), Dr. Doug Christensen, BryanLGH Medical Center, Cabelas, ConAgra Foods, Duncan Aviation and First National Bank.

UpPour event tickets can be obtained by calling 402.476.9401 or visiting http://www.nebraskachildren.org. Generous support for the celebration is provided by American National Bank; BKD, LLP; BryanLGH; Catering Creations; Cline Williams Law Firm; INSPRO Insurance; MediBadge, Inc.; Omaha Steaks; Peetz & Co.; Prairie Life Fitness; RDG Planning & Design; U.S. Bank; Union Bank and University of Nebraska at Omaha.

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