Non-profits play a very important role in the community of Lincoln. 
 
Friday afternoon they were recognized for their hard work and impact they make.
 
Monica Zinke was named non-profit executive of the year.

She is the head of Fresh Start, which is a shelter that helps homeless women change their lives.

Channel 8's own Rod Fowler had the honor of emceeing the event.

Congratulations Monica, and everyone who was nominated.