La VISTA -- Patty Pansing Brooks of Lincoln was presented the Outstanding Volunteer Fundraiser award at Tuesday's Nebraska Philanthropy Day Awards Luncheon.

The event was held in conjunction with National Philanthropy Day, a day celebrated by 125 chapters of the Association of Fundraising Professionals across the United States, Canada and Mexico.

Past recipients of the Outstanding Volunteer Fundraiser award include Roger Larson, Woody Varner, Jim Nissen, Betiana and Todd Simon, Annette and Paul Smith, Gerald Dimon, Willa and Hod Kosman, Charles and Margre H. Durham, John and Carmen Gottschalk and Marian Andersen.

Pansing Brooks has been actively involved in several volunteer fundraising efforts in the past 10 years. In 2006, she co-chaired the Lincoln Public Schools' $250 million bond issue. In 2008, she co-chaired the $5 million campaign for Union Plaza, a new urban park as part of the Antelope Valley project. From 2009-2013, Pansing Brooks co-chaired a $9.6 million campaign to restore Nebraska’s Centennial Mall, the seven-block connection between the State Capitol and the University of Nebraska campus.

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