The First Responders Foundation is honored to be inducting Omaha Steaks/Todd Simon into the Ancient Order of the National Society of St. Florian and St. Michael at the 6th Annual 9/11 Luncheon of Honor on September 9, 2022.
A Century of Support
For more than 100 years, Omaha Steaks has delivered exceptional experiences that bring people together. That mission extends beyond the company’s core business and shapes the way Omaha Steaks and its employees engage with the community.
From community partnerships to volunteering and in-kind support, serving others and bringing people together with a spirit of generosity is a fundamental part of the company’s identity. The Simon family and Omaha Steaks believe that active and engaged businesses have an important role to play in building strong, sustainable, and thriving communities.
Since 1917, Omaha Steaks has earned a reputation for its commitment to charitable causes that enhance the lives of others. Support for the arts and civic and military organizations in Omaha and across the country is a Simon family tradition that forms the foundation the company was built upon. Fighting food insecurity, supporting the arts, and giving back to the courageous first responders and military members who protect our communities is how Omaha Steaks invests on a local and national level to improve people’s lives.
Omaha Steaks Partners with Organizations that Support First Responders and Veterans
That is why Omaha Steaks is proud to partner with organizations that support first responders, veterans, and all of the courageous people who keep our communities and country safe. As citizens, we expect our first responders to conduct themselves in accordance with the highest standards of bravery, honor, integrity, and moral character. It is only right that they should receive the recognition and support they need to perform their duties effectively and promote public safety in a vibrant, engaged community.
Omaha Steaks has long been humbled by, and grateful for, the efforts of these individuals, their families, and the organizations they represent, and strives to support them when possible. Whether it is sending an Omaha Steaks dinner to a unit of deployed military personnel, providing food for events benefiting veterans, or assisting their family members waiting at home, supporting first responders, the military, veterans, and their families is a high priority for the company.
Over the years, Omaha Steaks has supported many organizations dedicated to first responders, veterans, and the military, including:
First Responders Foundation
Navy Seals Family Foundation
Omaha Police Officers Association
Wounded Warriors Family Support Project
Midwest Gang Investigators Association
Northwest Community Hospital Nurses
Paralyzed Vets of America
Valley Nebraska Police Department
Iowa Fire Fighters Association
Vance Military Spouses
The support of these organizations was provided via in-kind support or product donations for events.
Fifth Generation Family Owner, Chairman & CEO, Todd Simon
As the fifth-generation family owner of Omaha Steaks, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Todd Simon is more than the company’s Chief Steak Evangelist. He is responsible for developing and driving the company’s culture of excellence and continues the Simon family’s legacy of philanthropy.
He currently serves on the Board of Directors for various organizations that support the arts, as well as social and human services. He was the recipient of the Humanities Nebraska Sower Award, named Outstanding Volunteer Fundraiser of the Year by the Nebraska Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals, and, along with his wife, Betiana, was named Humanitarian of the Year by Inclusive Communities.
This dedication to service is ingrained in Omaha Steaks company culture, with employees participating in various fundraising and donation drives throughout the year and volunteering with local food banks, Habitat for Humanity, and other community organizations devoted to the arts and civic engagement.
The Simon family and Omaha Steaks believe that strong communities bring people together. But what binds them and unifies them through heart and spirit, are perfect meals, cooked and prepared with familial hands, and shared around a table filled with loved ones. Those meals speak to the soul and create moments of closeness that can never be broken.
At its very core, the feeding of loved ones serves a cause greater than yourself. It is an act of giving, much like the actions and intentions of the brave first responders that we turn to in times of need. Anything that can inspire feelings of trust, deeper purpose, and closeness among our communities, is where you’ll find the Simon family in full support.
Omaha Steaks Supports the First Responders Foundation and Local Heroes
It is such an honor to be counted among the individuals and organizations that contribute to the promotion of public safety and the betterment of our community. And while this cause is undoubtedly great, the heroes who put their lives on the line day in and day out are truly greater. The Simon family will never relent in its humble quest to show appreciation and gratitude around the cause they serve. You, the first responders, veterans, service men and women, and their stalwart families, will always hold a seat of distinction at our dinner table.
Omaha Steaks has been overwhelmingly supportive of the First Responders Foundation for many years. They have donated thousands of bags of beef jerky that has been donated to first responders. For 13 years Omaha Steaks has provided steak for every firefighter working at the Omaha Fire Department during our Appreciation Lunches. This is the second year that the protein for the 9/11 Luncheon of Honor, including this year has been supplied by Omaha Steaks. Through the years they have provided steak, chicken, pork chops, and jerky anytime the First Responders Foundation has requested and have financially sponsored events as well. To Todd and the Simon Family and all at Omaha Steaks we sincerely thank you for everything.
For more information about the 6th Annual 9/11 Luncheon of Honor click here.
For more information about the Ancient Order of the National Society of St. Florian and St. Michael click here.
For more information about Omaha Steaks click here.