Women’s Ball Committee

The Aksarben Ball has a mission of promoting, recognizing and celebrating volunteerism, philanthropy and community pride. It serves as a fundraising vehicle for the Aksarben Scholars program and awards over 200 scholarships each year to deserving students in Nebraska and western Iowa.

The original Aksarben Ball was established in 1895 to recognize individuals in the region for their civic endeavors. Each year since then, families have been recognized as outstanding leaders from the Heartland. Princesses, Escorts, and Pages represent their families who are being honored for their contributions to the region. The Court of Honor Recognition Award is also distributed at the Ball. Recipients throughout the region are recognized for one of the following eight categories: agriculture, arts, business and industry, education, philanthropy, professions, public service, and sports.

All aspects of the event are directed by volunteers who serve on the Aksarben Ball Committee and the Women’s Ball Committee.


Laura Enenbach, Chairman

Sam Hohman, Advisor

Shelly Grote

Dr. Shannon Hoy

Anne Medlock

Christine Schulte

Dana Zeiss

Chloe Firestone

Jill Goldstein

Dawn Gonzales

Wendy Moore

Sharlon Rodgers

Susie Shoemaker

Kathryn Anderson

Sally English

Casey Fehringer

Lori Kleinschmit

Makayla McMorris

Carol Wang