Annual Gala

2020 Bennington Public Schools Foundation Fifth Annual Gala Fundraiser

6:00 p.m. – Social Hour | 7:00 p.m. – Dinner and Program

Saturday, March 28, 2020

A View on State Street, 13467 State Street, Omaha, NE 68142

Off to the Races! A Kentucky Derby themed event.

Attire: Kentucky Derby themed attire! Big hats, blazers, bow ties, etc!

About the Event

The Off to the Races Gala is an opportunity for the community to come together for a good cause! Funds raised will support the ever growing needs of our school district. The evening will include dinner, a program, live and silent auctions, music and dancing and is the Foundation’s main fundraising event.

What This Year’s Funds Will Be Used For

Our goal is to raise $50,000 for the Foundation’s Annual Fund, which supports funding for all of our current programs. By growing our Annual Fund, we can continue to provide more scholarships, assist more students and teachers, and work with administration to create new and lasting initiatives. Check out the programs tab of our website to learn more about our programs!

Your Investment Makes a Difference

This is the Foundation’s 27th year of supporting students and teachers in our school district! The Foundation has awarded over $350,000 in scholarships to graduating seniors and more than $180,000 to support new and innovative ideas in the classroom.  The Foundation funds many other programs, including Student Needs, TeamMates Mentoring, Teacher Professional Development and more.

Last year the Foundation provided an additional $35,000 ($7,500 to each elementary building and Bennington Middle School) to fund the purchase of mobile STEAM Carts (science, technology, engineering, art and math). Gala funds also supported the purchase of leveled readers at Anchor Pointe Elementary School to match all other elementary locations.

RSVP orPurchase Sponsorship!

Mail Check to:

Bennington Public Schools Foundation
P.O. Box 309
Bennington, NE 68007

To RSVP or Purchase Online:

A Special Thank You to Our 2020 Sponsors and Donors!

Platinum Sponsors

Mr. Jeff & Mrs. Amy Beresh

Mr. Shawn & Mrs. Kristine Sanger

Gold Sponsors

Dr. Chris & Mrs. Sheryl Cornett

Mr. & Mrs. Kyle & Becky Herber

Mr. & Mrs. Darrin & Chelsea Mercer

Mr. Rick & Mrs. Melissa Freed

Mr. Matt & Mrs. Allison Deaver

Mr. Shane & Mrs. Jodie Johnson

Mr. Craig & Mrs. Joni Schultz

Silver Sponsors

Mr. Kyle & Mrs. Leslie Hiatt

Walnut Hill Advisors – Mr. Ty Hughes


Stodden Physical Therapy

Christensen Drywall

Metropolitan Community College

Meco-Henne Contracting, Inc.

Prime Communications

State Farm Insurance – Mr. Tom Rivera

Bronze Sponsors

Mr. Craig & Mrs. Tracy Behnken


Dr. Terry & Mrs. Theresa Haack

Mr. Mark & Mrs. Nicki Byars

Mr. Rodger & Dr. Denise Hoge

Mr. Chris & Mrs. Melissa Reiner

Bennington Animal Hospital

Mr. Martin & Dr. Shannon Thoendel

Mr. Todd & Mrs. Kimberly Remmereid

Ridgewood Retirement Community

In-Kind Donors

Thank You to Our 2019 Gala Sponsors and Donors!