Past Life Saver Awardees

Rick and Carol Russell – 2019
Dr. Alison Freifeld & Dr. Ken Cowan – 2018
Andy Holland – 2017

2016 – Jim & Diny Landen – Chairman and CEO, Security National Bank and
media executive
2015 – Wally & Barbara Weitz – Founder, Weitz Investment Funds and retired
professor of social work and community volunteer
2014 – Harold M. Maurer M.D., & Beverly Maurer – Chancellor Emeritus, University
of Nebraska Medical Center and community volunteer
2013 – John & Lynne Boyer – Partner, Fraser Stryker and community volunteer
2012 – Fred & Eve Simon – Executive Vice President and owner, Omaha Steaks and
community volunteer
2011 – Linda & Charles Wilson, M.D. – Former member of Lincoln City Council and
Lincoln-Lancaster Building Commission and co-founder and president of the
Nebraska Heart Institute and Lincoln cardiologist
2011 – Walter & Suzanne Scott – Chairman and CEO, Kiewit Sons and
community volunteer
2010 – Michael Yanney & Gail Walling Yanney, M.D. – Chairman Emeritus of the
Board of The Burlington Capital Group LLC and retired physician; co-chairs
of University of Nebraska Medical Center Campaign for Nebraska
2009 – Dorothy & Stanley Truhlsen, M.D. – Community volunteer and Emeritus
Professor and former Chairman of the Department of Ophthalmology,
University of Nebraska Medical Center
2008 – Richard Dean Holland – Former advertising executive and philanthropist
2007 – James O. Armitage, M.D. – Joe Shapiro Professor of Medicine in Oncology/
Hematology, University of Nebraska Medical Center
2006 – Harold & Marian Andersen – Former Publisher of the Omaha World-Herald
and community volunteer
2005 – Rik Bonness & Shannon Bonness, M.D. – Activists for life-saving research
whose two sons have juvenile diabetes
2004 – Michael F. Sorrell, M.D. – Professor of Internal Medicine, Chief of
Gastroenterology and Hepatology, University of Nebraska Medical Center
2003 – Charles Durham – Chairman and CEO, Durham Resources