Nebraska Christian to Hold 15th Annual Dinner & Benefit Auction
The 15th Annual Nebraska Christian Dinner and Benefit Auction will be held March 24th & 25th at the Nebraska Christian Schools gymnasium in Central City. The proceeds of the auction over the past 14 years have helped Nebraska Christian supplement teachers’ salaries and provided scholarships for those students who may not otherwise have been able to attend NC.
The weekend event begins on Friday, March 24th, from 5 to 8 p.m. with “Preview Night.” Preview night attendees are encouraged to view all the items available at the event, place bids on silent auction items, or even “guarantee a purchase” on items before Saturday’s dinner and auction event. No reservations or entry fees are required for this night.
On Saturday, March 25th, the reservation-only event begins at 5 p.m. with hors d’ oeuvres and final silent auction bidding. Dinner will be served at 6:30 p.m., followed by the live and scholarship auctions. The Knights of Rhythm Orchestra will provide the evening’s music.
Reservations for the March 25th dinner and live auction are $50 each; an entire table for eight may be purchased for $400; a Corporate Table, complete with special corporate recognition at the event, can be purchased for $1000. Seating is limited, so call for your reservation today. Call Kristy or Deana, 308-946-3836, to make reservations. Courtesy valet parking will be available.
2016 Net Profit: More than $200,000
We are pleased to report that God has poured out his blessing on NC by once again moving the hearts of many generous donors to give to the Dinner and Benefit Auction. This year we have a net profit of over $200,000. This is thanks to over 510 items donated by more than 260 friends of the school. Additionally, 100 volunteers contributed to the success of this event!
Nearly 300 guests attended the Saturday night dinner and were welcomed by the soft glow of candlelight and the big band sounds of the Knights of Rhythm. The student servers impressed our guests with their gracious service.
Twenty-six items were offered for sale on the Live Auction. Items that sparked aggressive bidding were a Scottsbluff mule deer hunt from Kayden Hubberd; dinner with the Lt. Governor at the Governor’s residence from Lt. Gov. Mike Foley and his wife, Susan; exclusive Husker suite experience from the Ricketts Family; and the Sedona Sanctuary from John and Cindy Schofield.
Scholarship Auction Total: $76,000
Donors also enthusiastically gave to the Scholarship Auction. NC has a $100,000 line item in the budget for student scholarships each year. The $76,000 raised will be a blessing to provide a much-needed scholarship for students who might otherwise not have the financial means to attend Nebraska Christian.
Thank you to all who donated time, talent, or treasure to make this event a success. The total net profit made for the school through the Dinner & Benefit Auction over the last 14 years has now passed $1.6 million! Please join us in thanking God once again for His faithful provision for NC through the Dinner and Benefit Auction.