Giving from the Heart Award winners include Cindy Bay, Marion Anderson and Diny Landen.

“Giving from the Heart” Award

The United Way of the Midlands Women’s Tocqueville Initiative presented the 2018 Suzanne Scott “Giving from the Heart” Award to Diane (Diny) Nolan Landen on Thursday, September 6 during their bi-annual luncheon graciously hosted by Cindy Bay at her home.

The Suzanne Scott “Giving from the Heart” Award was created to honor Suzanne Scott. Every two years, the award is presented to a woman in the Omaha-Council Bluffs metropolitan area who demonstrates the thoughtful and philanthropic qualities evident in Scott – her drive to care, inspire and act.

Landen grew up in El Dorado, Arkansas. After graduating from Southern Methodist University (SMU) with a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science and Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Business Administration, Landen moved to Omaha with her husband, Jim. She founded KKCD radio station and served as the co-owner of a publishing company and local magazine in Omaha. She is currently active in board and management roles in companies involved in radio broadcasting and natural resources.

Landen is distinguished by her involvement in many charitable organizations and philanthropic causes, including United Way of the Midlands, Project Harmony, Joslyn Art Museum, SMU’s Dedman College Executive Committee, Girls Inc., American Red Cross and the Vision Committee for the Lauritzen Gardens Antique Show. Within United Way of the Midlands, Landen has chaired the Board of Directors, the Planning and Allocation Committee and the first Tocqueville Women’s Initiative Advisory Committee.

Members of the UWM Women’s Tocqueville Initiative present the Suzanne Scott “Giving from the Heart” Award during their bi-annual luncheon. The Women’s Tocqueville Initiative is comprised of women who donate $10,000 or more to the United Way of the Midlands campaign. Previous award winners include Marian Andersen, 2014 and Cindy Bay, 2016.

About the Award 

“No matter what you have to give, give from the heart or from the soul.” – Suzanne Scott

 

In her special way, Sue provided leadership for many other women who aspire to make a positive impact on our neighbors’ lives and on the community we call home. It is for this reason we have created an award in her name, the United Way of the Midlands’ Suzanne Scott “Giving from the Heart” Award.

This honor is presented to a woman in the Omaha-Council Bluffs metropolitan area who demonstrates the thoughtful and philanthropic qualities evident in the late Suzanne Scott. The criteria used to select a recipient includes these three things:

 

Care: Represents Sue’s ability to identify a need and put her whole heart into helping to find a solution.

Inspire: Comes from Sue’s ability to motivate others to give back to our community.

Act: This is something Sue demonstrated countless times in her life. It came from her never-ending commitment to United Way and her community through volunteering her time, sharing her talent, and generously donating her resources to get things done.