LeBarons honored for service

WIN member Kathy LeBaron and her husband, Marc LeBaron, received the University of Nebraska Foundation’s Perry W. Branch Distinguished Volunteer Service Award on Oct. 4.

Kathy LeBaron is among the women who organized WIN and has served as co-chair of the WIN Membership Committee.

The Perry Branch Award recognizes the foundation’s top volunteers. The LeBarons are alumni of the University of Nebraska–Lincoln. Kathy LeBaron served on the foundation’s board of directors. 

Marc LeBaron was an original member of 2015 Vision, a coalition of Lincoln business and civic leaders who pledged and raised support for projects to strengthen research and education, create jobs and open new opportunities for Lincoln and Nebraska. Among the projects backed by the group was the creation of Pinnacle Bank Arena, which is home to Husker basketball. Marc LeBaron is also the chair of NUtech Ventures, the technology commercialization affiliate of the University of Nebraska.

The LeBarons have been trustees of the University of Nebraska Foundation since 1991.

“Kathy and Marc LeBaron have been incredibly generous to UNL, including support for the College of Business and helping to build its new home, Howard L. Hawks Hall,” said UNL Chancellor Ronnie Green. “They have generously supported the Sheldon Museum of Art, and they supported the construction of Pinnacle Bank Arena and the John Breslow Ice Hockey Center — game changers for our university, impacting our ability to recruit and retain students and faculty and engage with our campus and broader community. We also greatly appreciate Kathy’s involvement with Women Investing in Nebraska.”