Don and Judy Dworak Honored with Philanthropist of the Year Award in Columbus

COLUMBUS, Neb. – A Columbus couple was given an award on Monday evening for their generosity to the community.

Don and Judy Dworak were given the 2017 Distinguished Philanthropist Award at the Broken Mug. The award was given to the Columbus residents for their financial support of Catholic churches in the area, Scotus Central Catholic High School and the Columbus Community Hospital.

Still, Judy Dworak showed humility after receiving the honor.

“It’s a big surprise, it was to us and still is, I just think there’s lots of other people here that also would and should be getting this award,” says Judy Dworak.

The couple were both born and raised in David City, eventually ended up in Columbus in 1968. Once in town, they started a business, raised a family and stayed involved in a wide variety of activities throughout Columbus.

They said that the reason they were able to contribute so much, was because the city has given a lot in return.

“Columbus was very, very good to us too. It’s a matter of give and take and so we received a lot and we were able to give some,” says Don Dworak.

The award was given to the Dworaks by the Columbus Area Philanthropy Council.

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