Save the Date: 2022 Good Apple Awards

We’re so excited to gather in person this year for the 2022 Good Apple Awards, Appleseed’s annual fundraiser celebrating community advocates who are building a more just, vibrant, and inclusive Nebraska.

Now more than ever is a great time to gather together and feel a sense of community that reminds people there is a larger movement across Nebraska that wants to see positive change.

Join us for the 2022 Good Apple Awards on Thursday, October 6 at the Livestock Exchange Ballroom in Omaha. Social hour with an hors d’oeuvres dinner and live music begins at 6:00 pm with a short program to follow at 7:00 pm.

Purchase your tickets or become a sponsor of the 2022 Good Apple Awards.

This year’s honorees reflect the amazing breadth of work happening across Nebraska. They’re a mix of organizers, entrepreneurs, lawyers, and organizations using a variety of skill sets to create positive change.

Roots of Justice Award: CENTRO HISPANO
This award recognizes grassroots advocates who have made outstanding contributions to justice and opportunity for all while building a stronger community. Centro Hispano’s mission is to foster intentional change for immigrant families, learners, and entrepreneurs through direct services, programming, and advocacy. Serving primarily the counties of Platte, Colfax, and Madison, Centro Hispano has programming around immigration, education, welcoming and belonging, family assistance, and business.

Seeds of Justice Award: UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA COLLEGE OF LAW – CIVIL CLINIC
This award recognizes outstanding legal contributions to public interest law. The Civil Clinical Law Program is the College of Law’s first formal clinical program. Since 1975, Students in the Civil Clinic have had opportunities representing low-income clients in a wide variety of civil and administrative cases selected by the faculty for potential litigation and trial experience and maximum pedagogical benefit. These efforts have garnered thousands of hours of legal services to low-income clients who otherwise would have been unable to afford legal representation.

Milo Mumgaard Emerging Leader Award: ERIN FEICHTINGER
Milo Mumgaard Emerging Leader Award: OLGA GUEVARA
Named after Appleseed’s founding executive director, this award recognizes young, emerging leaders who have a vision for the best of what Nebraska can be and, through initiative, hard work, and dedication, are pushing to make their vision a reality. We are thrilled to have two honorees for this award.

Erin Feichtinger has worked on policy to increase housing security, food security, and economic security at both the local and state level. Her most recent efforts to secure federal funding for rental assistance and legal representation for tenants in eviction court has resulted in increased housing stability for all Nebraskans.

Olga Guevara is the previous Executive Director and current board member of Unity in Action, a nonprofit in South Sioux City that empowers Latinos by promoting workers’ rights, civic engagement, and justice through education, training, and advocacy. Her collaborative work together with local leaders and community members has had significant local and statewide impact.

Jim Wolf Equal Justice Award: NANCY WILLIAMS
The award recognizes a Nebraskan who has made significant contributions to justice for all by stepping outside of the comfort of their day-to-day lives and, without thought for their own economic or political gain, devoted themselves to public service to benefit the common good. Nancy Williams is the Co-Founder and CEO of No More Empty Pots, a grassroots nonprofit organization that connects individuals and groups to improve self-sufficiency, regional food security, and economic resilience of urban and rural communities through advocacy and action. Nancy has diverse experiences in agriculture, grassroots organizing, and nonprofit community management.

To learn more about the 2022 Good Apple Awards, honorees, tickets and sponsorship opportunities, visit neappleseed.org/goodapple.

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