The Aksarben Foundation has been an important part of the region for more than a century. Workforce development has become an important focus for the foundation. The organization also provides college scholarships and supports agriculture and communities in the region. Meet some of the students benefiting from Aksarben’s generosity. We’ll also introduce you to people who will be recognized at this year’s ball, including the Court of Honor and others who exemplify the Aksarben mission.

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Escorts are young men between 21 and 24 whose family members have actively contributed to their community in Nebraska or western Iowa. Thirty-six men were named this year.

Marjie is a writer for The World-Herald’s special sections and specialty publications, including Inspired Living Omaha, Wedding Essentials and Momaha Magazine. Follow her on Twitter @mduceyOWH. Phone: 402-444-1034.

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