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Ron Steele receives 2008 Friend of Children Award

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Left to Right: Doug Johnson, President and CEO of Lutheran Services in Iowa, Ron Steele, and Anne Gruenewald, CEO of Iowa KidsNet. Left to Right: Doug Johnson, President and CEO of Lutheran Services in Iowa, Ron Steele, and Anne Gruenewald, CEO of Iowa KidsNet.

WATERLOO (KWWL) -- The Coalition for Family and Children's Services in Iowa gave Ron Steele the 2008 Friend of Children Award Monday night.

Steele was given the award at the Coalition's annual conference in Des Moines.  

The Friend of Children award is given annually to recognize an individual who has made a difference for Iowa children through an activity with far-reaching impact and unique significance.

Ron was recognized for his extraordinary commitment to Iowa children who are waiting to be adopted through KWWL's long-running series, Iowa's Child.  

Left to Right: Doug Johnson, President and CEO of Lutheran Services in Iowa, Ron Steele, and Anne Gruenewald, CEO of Iowa KidsNet.  

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