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Annual Gala

Bennington’s Largest Fundraiser for Our Students, Teachers & Schools

This event, held annually in March, creates an opportunity for the community to come together in a fun atmosphere, raising funds to help meet the needs of one of Nebraska's most sought-after school Districts.

With over 400 in attendance, 50+ sponsors and 100+ auction donations from the Bennington/Omaha area – this has grown to be Bennington's LARGEST fundraiser for its students, teachers and schools.

Want to get involved? Email Megan, Communications & Fundraising Coordinator, at

2024 Event Information

Join us for "Little Italy" on Saturday, March 23, 2024 – a belissima kick off to Spring Break! 

Special Thank You to Our 2023 Supporters!

Presenting Sponsors:

Platinum Sponsors:

Matt & Alli Deaver
Dr. Chris & Sheryl Cornett

Gold Sponsors:

Rodger & Dr. Dee Hoge
The Fleischman Family

Silver Sponsors:

Jennifer & Jon Uggen
Chris & Tara Gufford
Mark & Nicki Byars

Bronze Sponsors:

Craig & Tracy J Behnken
Kelly & Michael Cawcutt
Dr. Terry & Theresa Haack
Kent & Renee Rucker

Gold Auction & In-Kind Donors:

Jim Ahl’s Roofing & Contracting

Bronze Auction & In-Kind Donors:

Taryn Pagel Salons
Trillion Health & Hormone
Roger Humphries Photography
Pearl Video Productions
Beth Wakefield, Event Decorating Designer
Gary Lambrecht, Auctioneer
VoiceHouse DJ & Sound
Elisa Ilana Jewelry
Proof Whiskey
Ofts Bed & Breakfast

Volunteer Gala Planning Committee:

Brad Baumert, Tracy J Behnken, Megan Belt, Nicki Byars, Sheryl Cornett, Darin & Mindi Gansebom, Megan Detjens, Melissa Freed, Dawn Zaller, Dee Clark, Tara Gufford, Taryn Pagel & Felicia Weaver

Yellow pencils.

Our Impact This Year

  • Schools Served


  • Focus Programs Served


  • Students Empowered


  • Teachers & Staff Supported


  • Financial Impact


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