Raised during the Great Depression, Dr. and Mrs. Truhlsen grew up around people who gave of their time and resources despite the hardships many families faced during that difficult time. This helped to shape their belief in the importance of giving back to their community.
Dr. Truhlsen, Emeritus Professor and former Chairman of University of Nebraska Medical Center’s department of
ophthalmology, is nationally recognized in his field. He graduated from UNMC in 1944 and received UNMC’s
Distinguished Service to Medicine Award in 2003.
The Truhlsen’s generous support of their community has benefited many projects across Omaha, including Goodwill Industries. Thank
you to the Truhlsen’s for their years of work in the community and congratulations on your 2016 Persons of Goodwill award!