Gala to Benefit Children’s Fund

Nov. 2 Fundraiser will also Recognize Association’s LEARN Program

The gala will be held Saturday evening, Nov. 2, at the A View on State meeting space, 13467 State St., Omaha. Individual tickets are now available at $100 per seat. Click here to purchase gala tickets.

Founded in 1994, the Children’s Fund has helped hundreds of Nebraska kids over the past quarter century. Now it’s time to help the Children’s Fund, and NSEA is planning the Gala to Benefit the NSEA Children’s Fund and Learn on Saturday, Nov. 2. The fundraiser will celebrate 25 years of the Children’s Fund. Proceeds will also benefit LEARN, the Association’s 501c3 non-profit that supports education through professional development for Nebraska educators.

Sheri Jablonski has seen and heard plenty of heartbreaking stories in her dealings with the NSEA Children’s Fund over the last 25 years.

Two high school-aged brothers began showing up at school on alternate days as winter weather set in. It turned out that they owned one pair of long pants between them and shared on an every-other-day basis. The NSEA Children’s Fund was notified, and the brothers quickly had several extra pair of jeans.

In another case, a family’s washing machine broke down. The children soon quit attending school, victims of teasing due to their smelly, unwashed clothes. Again, NSEA was notified, and through the Children’s Fund a basic washing machine was purchased and the children returned to school.

“A lot of these stories really pull at your heart strings,” said Jablonski, NSEA’s associate executive director/comptroller.

Corporate sponsorships to the gala are available at levels ranging from $1,000 to $10,000. For sponsorship details contact Martha Livingston at 1-800-742-0047, or reach her at martha.livingston@nsea.org.