Aksarben Foundation Announces Changes to 122-year old Ball Format

Omaha, Neb. (March 29, 2018) – The Aksarben Foundation is proud of its longstanding tradition of charitable giving and recognition of families who are true leaders within their communities. The annual Aksarben Ball has, for nearly 125 years, honored families across the Heartland for their contributions to their communities through the theatrical production of a coronation ball. Historically, this event has always concluded with the crowning of a king and queen.

The Aksarben Foundation will continue to honor Heartland families through the recognition of their sons and daughters as Princesses, Escorts and Pages, as well as the induction of honorees into the Court of Honor. However, beginning with the 2018 Aksarben Ball, to be held October 13, there will no longer be a crowning of a king or queen. To that end, the Aksarben Ball will no longer be a coronation ball. The event will continue to celebrate the spirit of community giving by honoring people for their contributions to the Heartland. The Aksarben Ball will continue to raise money for scholarships, community grants, and initiatives to further workforce development.