Todd Simon to Receive Sower Award 9/5/17 09/05/17 1:05:52 PM
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Todd Simon to Receive Sower Award
From Humanities Nebraska on Oct. 3
Omaha business and civic leader Todd Simon has been selected to receive the 2017 Sower Award in the Humanities from Humanities Nebraska. He will be honored on Tuesday, Oct. 3, at the Holland Performing Arts Center immediately prior to the 22nd annual Governor’s Lecture in the Humanities.
The Sower Award is presented annually to “an individual who has made a significant contribution to public understanding of the humanities in Nebraska.” The contribution may be through any combination of time, expertise or resources, demonstrating how the award winner has helped inspire and enrich personal and public life in Nebraska through the humanities.
Simon is a fifth-generation owner of the Omaha Steaks group of companies. He is senior vice president of Omaha Steaks International, Inc. president of OS Sales Co, Inc. and vice-chairman of Omahasteaks.com, Inc.
While Simon is known for his philanthropy, he “brings more than his money to the organizations he supports,” his nomination letter stated.
Members of the legal community will recognize Simon, and his wife Betiana, as ardent supporters of Justice For Our Neighbors as well. They have served on the host committee of the Food Truck World Tour fundraiser since its inception in 2015.
The 2017 Governor’s Lecture in the Humanities is a Nebraska 150 signature event which includes a free public lecture by Pulitzer Prize-winning author T.J. Stiles at 7:30 p.m. Tickets for the pre-lecture benefit reception and dinner are available for purchase. Visit www.HumanitiesNebraska.org for details.