Congratulations Kutak Rock, Advocate of the Year!

Posted by on Jan 27, 2011 in blog | Comments Off on Congratulations Kutak Rock, Advocate of the Year!

The Partnership For Our Kids is so proud to congratulate Kutak Rock, LLP, winner of the 2011 Midlands Mentoring Partnership Advocate of the Year award!

For nearly two decades, Kutak Rock has generously supported The Partnership For Our Kids not only through pledges and sponsorships, but through the time and talents of their staff. Kutak Rock attorney, David Jacobson, Esq. has served on the Partnership’s board of directors since 1993, helping to steer the organization through almost twenty years of growth, development and change.

For the past three years , five additional Kutak Rock attorneys have dedicated themselves as volunteer mentors to a group of Partnership students. These devoted individuals have gone above and beyond the typical group mentor responsibilities, supporting their students and watching them grow from rambunctious sixth-graders to maturing young men and women. The Kutak Rock mentor team has worked extremely hard to open their students’ eyes to new opportunities, from career exploration to better understanding the laws of the justice system.

Kutak Rock was presented with the Advocate Award on Wednesday at the Midlands Mentoring Partnership Annual Mentor of the Year Recognition Luncheon, held at the Holiday Inn Convention Center, 3321 S. 72nd St. Partnership volunteer mentor, Kasey Cappellano accepted the award on behalf of the firm and expressed her gratitude for the opportunity to share in the honor.

In addition to the presentation of the Advocate of the Year Award, the MMP Mentor of the Year award was presented to TeamMates mentor, Elaine Bankey. Bankey has been mentoring for more than 20 years and currently mentors ten students. When presented with the award, Bankey gratefully accepted and assured the crowd that anyone can become a mentor. “If you can breath and walk, you can love a kid, and you will be well loved in return.”

*To find out how your corporation can become a supporter of The Partnership For Our Kids, visit or call 402-930-3000.