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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

Save the Date: Saturday March 22, 2025

Special Thank You to Our 2024 Supporters!

Presenting Sponsors:

Platinum Sponsors:

Dr. Chris & Sheryl Cornett

Gold Sponsors:

Matt & Alli Deaver
Chris & Tara Gufford
Rodger & Dee Hoge
Craig & Joni Schultz
Alex & Melanie Frary

Silver Sponsors:

Mark & Nicki Byars
Chris & Melissa Reiner

Bronze Sponsors:

Craig & Tracy J Behnken
Dr. Aaron & Laura Plas
Jason & Brooke Limbach
Dr. Terry & Theresa Haack
Kent & Renee Rucker

Gold Auction Donors:

Bronze Auction & In-Kind Donors:

Brandon McCarville & Kaylee Wallace
DLR Group
Taryn Pagel
Katrina's Creations
Valentinos of Bennington
Beth Wakefield – Event Decorator
Digital Express, Felicia Weaver – Signage

Volunteer Gala Planning Committee:

Tracy J Behnken, Nicki Byars, Sheryl Cornett, Bonnie Corbin, Megan Detjens, Melissa Freed, Dee Clark, Tara Gufford, Taryn Pagel & Felicia Weaver

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Our Impact This Year

  • Schools Served


  • Focus Programs Served


  • Students Empowered


  • Teachers & Staff Supported


  • Financial Impact


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