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2020 Salute to Families event postponed until 2021

The Salute to Families program highlights strong families and individuals who place a high priority on building and strengthening their bonds while encouraging individual growth. The honorees selected in 2020 will be honored at our November 18, 2021 Salute to Families dinner event. The honorees are:

Leadership Family – Jami & Jeff Huber
Community Service Family – Sharlon & Chris Rodgers
Challenged & Successful Family – Laurie Thompson-Piepho
Commitment to Family – Hannah & Gerald Wyble
Family Advocate – Joni & Dr. Mark Adler

For more information, contact Development Operations Director Brenna Ashbrook at or (402) 552-7426.

About Salute to Families

The Salute to Families recognition program began in 1982 when Heartland Family Service recognized one family in the community. Honorees are nominated by their friends, neighbors, or colleagues. This year’s General Chair for the “Salute to Families” Committee was Melissa Steffes, and Kristie Stienike was the Selections Chair.

About Heartland Family Service

Since 1875, Heartland Family Service has responded to the needs of our area’s most vulnerable children and families. In 2019, our agency connected with over 60,000 individuals through direct services, education, and outreach. Our programs serve individuals of all ages — from infants in our Family Works program to seniors in our Generations Community Center. We operate from over 15 locations in east central Nebraska and southwest Iowa. We provide critical human services to the individuals and families who ultimately shape the future of our community through the following program areas: Child & Family Well-Being, Counseling & Prevention, and Housing, Safety, & Financial Stability.