We are proud to announce the Can Do Awards Luncheon will be on Tuesday, May 23, 2017, at CenturyLink in Omaha. This year's keynote will be Sunil Khandbahale, renowned innovator, entrepreneur, and founder of the Global Prosperity Foundation. In addition to his community-level work through his preschool, he created a free multilingual digital dictionary and translation platform that makes English accessible to over 100 million users in 150 countries - earning him the title of “dictionary man” and recognition by the president of India for his impactful dedication to building economic and educational opportunities for all. With an MBA from MIT Sloan School of Management, he has spoken internationally as a Trailblazers INK Fellow on education, health and environment, and helped to bring a new Tata Innovation Center to Nashik, India.

If you are interested in being a sponsor or purchasing your seat in advance, click on one of the links below.

     What: Can Do Luncheon to benefit Kids Can

     When: 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM on May 23, 2017

     Where: CenturyLink Center, 455 N 10th Street in Omaha

     Honorary Chairs: Dr. Laura Jana and Carol Russell



2017 Can Do Award Recipients

We are excited to announce the recipients of the 2017 Can Do Awards. The awards will be presented at the Can Do Luncheon at CenturyLink on May 23rd. To reserve your seat, click here.


Gallup​ is pleased to recognize Dr. Samuel J. Meisels with the Can Do Hope Award. Dr. Meisels is the founding executive director of the Buffett Early Childhood Institute​ and one of the nation’s leading authorities on the assessment of young children and early childhood development. Meisels has built a legacy of youth advocacy and hope through partnerships to pursue excellence in leadership, research and innovations in early childhood care and education in Nebraska.

Wells Fargo​ is proud to recognize Heartland Family Service​ with the 2017 Can Do Future Award as an organization that strives to create opportunities for a brighter future for the most under-served members in our community. Heartland Family Service has served our community for 142 years, providing hope to families by ensuring their basic, safety, education and financial education needs are met.

Bellevue University​ continues their tradition of sponsoring the Can Do Junior Award. This year they will be honoring ZaKye Parrot. Starting as a preschooler in 2009, ZaKye has been participating in Kids Can programs. Now a 6th grader at Beals Elementary, ZaKye has grown into a responsible young leader and one that other students look to for guidance. As part of the award, ZaKye will receive a 25% scholarship for his first three semesters at Bellevue University.


Good Neighbor Sponsors

Special thanks to our 2017 "Good Neighbor" Sponsors:  Baird Holm LLP, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Nebraska, Borsheims, CRi, Deloitte & Touche, Disney, First National Bank, Holland Basham Architects, Hyatt Hotels & Resorts, Izsam, Marcotte Insurance,  Malone & Co., Mutual of Omaha, Mutual of Omaha Bank, Thomas Grady Photography, Union Pacific and University of Nebraska Omaha

For more information on sponsorship levels, please download our Can Do 2017 Sponsorship packet or contact Lisa Bradley at 402-731-6988. To request an invoice or make a payment by check for your sponsorship, please complete and return the form.


Sponsorship Payment Link

To make a credit card payment for a Can Do Partner, Good Neighbor, or Best Friend sponsorship, please click the link below:



Luncheon Ticket Payment Link - $75

To make a credit card payment for an Individual Seat Ticket at the Can Do Luncheon on Tuesday, May 23, please click the link below:



Patron Party and Luncheon Ticket Payment Link - $125

To make a credit card payment for a ticket for the Patron Party: Evening with Sunil Khandbahale tickets, please click the link below. This includes attendance at both the Patron Party on May 22nd and the Can Do Luncheon on May 23rd.



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