Conrad Prebys (c) with Sanford-Burnham’s CEO Perry Nisen (r) at the news conference announcing the $100 million donation to the institute. Photo credit: Alexander Nguyen

Businessman and philanthropist Conrad Prebys will be given the 2016 Herb Klein Civic Leadership Award next month, the San Diego Regional Economic Development Corp. announced Wednesday.

Prebys, who has given away millions of dollars to the San Diego Zoo, area universities and health organizations, will receive the honor April 21 at the EDC’s annual dinner.

The award, named after the former San Diego Union-Tribune editor, honors a business executive who has demonstrated outstanding leadership in addressing challenges and making significant contributions to improving the region, according to the EDC.

Prebys was the first member of his blue-collar family to earn a college degree, and her became a success with a construction company and real estate investments.

–City News Service

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