Saturday, May 2, 2015

Race on over, raise a glass, and place your bets at the Museum's largest annual fundraiser!

Support the growth of our community's children at this delightful evening that includes shopping, dinner and drinks.

Derby hats
and attire
valet parking

Complimentary bar

Schedule of Events
5 p.m. Derby Party
Corporate sponsors and patron ticket holders can watch the Derby live with us at 5:24 p.m. at Omaha Children's Museum

6 p.m. Cocktails and Silent Auction

8 p.m. Dinner, Live Auction, Raise the Paddle

10 p.m. After Party
Bundtinis, Coffee, Candy and Cocktails

$125 regular ticket
$175 patron ticket; includes Derby Party

Click here to purchase tickets

Committee Members
Honorary Chairs - Kacey and Joe Lempka
Rainbow Connectors Guild President - Samantha Wahl
Benefit Chairs - Kelly Buscher
                       Traci Copple
                       Jill Dietrich
                       Ellie Grace

Live Auction Items

1. A Cow-rrific Kids Birthday Party
A truly unique birthday party and you don’t have to do a thing! Nobody in your child’s class has done this one before. Get a complete birthday experience for 15 kids at a state-of-the-art dairy farm in Atlantic, Iowa. Enjoy round-trip transportation, party favors, custom invitations, “cow” cookies and ice-cold milk! Milk Unlimited has 3,600 dairy cows each getting milked three times per day. While you are there, over 5,000 gallons of milk will be produced. Guests will tour the amazing facility, milk cows, and depending on the time of year, maybe even see a calf born! Your city kids will never forget the dairy farm birthday.

Donors: Milk Unlimited Dairy, Tiny Prints, Chief School Bus, Oriental Trading Company, Kelly and Christy Cunningham

*Children should be at least 4 or older to attend. Date to be mutually agreed upon and selected as soon as possible. Exclusions: May 16-17, May 31 – June 5, July 20-31.
*Allow at least 4 hours (including travel time) with 2 hours on site at the Dairy Farm.

2. Stay, Play, Dine and Unwind – Luxurious Las Vegas Getaway
Whether you’re a high roller or a laid-back lounger you’ll love this luxe weekend getaway! You and a guest will enjoy a two-night stay at one of The Venetian’s or Palazzo’s splendid suites with VIP check-in. Gear up for an evening of entertainment with a delicious dinner for two from celebrity chef Wolfgang Puck at his Postrio Bar & Grill, followed by a spectacular show with two tickets to Rock of Ages or Human Nature. After all the razzle-dazzle, wind down with a romantic Gondola ride for two on the Venetian’s Grand Canal and enjoy the world-class amenities of your Five-Diamond resort before it’s time to go home! Includes a $500 airline voucher.

Donors: Las Vegas Sands Corp, Andy Abboud

*Vegas accommodations are valid through April 2016

3. Mother’s Day and Father’s Day Gift Package
Mother’s Day is only a week away! Take care of both mom and dad with these gifts guaranteed to please. Jewelry for her and sports for him!

For Her:
A white gold and diamond floral blossom pendant with 1.5cttw in diamonds, suspended from an 18kt white gold box link chain. The matching pair of 18kt white gold and diamond earrings is set with approximately 0.65cttw of round melee diamonds in an elegant crossed-ribbon design, surrounding a dangling Pear Briolette Cut Diamond equaling approximately 0.40cttw.

For Him:
• Two (2) College World Series Club Level tickets for the Father’s Day game, plus (4) passes to The Pavilion hospitality tent to enjoy food, beverage, big screen TV’s and other hospitality amenities before, after or during the game; $150 gift card to the Blatt.
• Four (4) Nebraska Football tickets (Premium Outdoor Club Seats), plus parking pass for the NE vs. South Alabama game on Sept. 12, 2015.
• Four (4) premier seating Creighton Basketball tickets in the Creighton Suite, plus a private tour of Creighton’s new Championship Center.

Donors: Mark Edward Private Jeweller, Dundee Financial Services, planitomaha, Tom and Kara Kelley, Creighton University, Mutual of Omaha

4. A View from the Top
A catered dinner for eight (8) people atop the tallest building from Denver to Chicago! You and your guests will enjoy cocktails & hors d’oeuvres in the Founders Room of the First National Bank of Omaha Tower, followed by a 360 degree private tour of the 40th Floor. Take in the entire expanse of the city of Omaha and as far as your eyes can see! An elegant dinner by Hap Abraham Catering will be served in the Private Dining Room. A wait staff and bartender will take care of your every whim, including a full bar and wine. Your hosts for the evening are Stephanie and David Cota.

Donors: First National Bank, Stephanie and David Cota

*Dinner can be arranged for a mutually agreeable date Monday-Thursday evenings only. No holidays.

5. Private Party at the Omaha Children’s Museum
Be one of the privileged few to boast you had a bash at the Omaha Children’s Museum after hours. You and up to 75 guests will have the Museum as your own private playground to celebrate, dance the night away, or whatever else you dream up! Whether it’s a children’s birthday party or an adults-only event, Halloween party, or any occasion - the Museum is the perfect venue. If it’s a child’s birthday party you want to plan, there are 7 fun party themes to choose from. Simply bring the cake and treats – the Museum will take care of the decorations, favors and the mess! An adult costume party is just as easy! Select to have your party in October and you’ll enjoy the cobweb castle without any distractions.

Donors: Omaha Children’s Museum, Oriental Trading Company

6. The Garth Brooks World Tour with Trisha Yearwood
It’s your chance to see the top-selling solo artist of the 20th Century and the man who made country cool! Do “The Dance” from your own Suite with two (2) VIP tickets to see Garth Brooks on his comeback tour that’s sweeping the nation! Have a “Longneck Bottle” (or two!) before the show with your dinner at Pitch Pizzeria in Dundee. Enjoy every minute of the show knowing that you have a full night away from the kids with a 1-night stay at the Magnolia Hotel.

Donors: Dundee Financial, Magnolia Hotel, Pitch Pizzeria

7. Beaver Creek Condo for One Fabulous Week
Skiing, hiking, biking or golfing … how will you choose to spend your time at this plush 4 bedroom, 4 bath dream condo? Enjoy the great outdoors, plus all the amenities this luxurious vacation home has to offer for 7-nights! Located just steps away from the Centennial and Strawberry lifts, this ski-in/ski-out condo also has underground parking, a full kitchen with double ovens, a dining room table for eight and a large deck, all perfect for a fun night après ski! Private ski storage, a full-sized laundry room and a full time concierge will make your trip complete!

Donors: Chuck Campbell, Ann Hofmann

*Dates to be mutually agreed upon by owners.

8. Backyard Concert with Finest Hour
Make the most of your backyard summer bash with entertainment from Finest Hour and gourmet cuisine provided by Catering Creations. Jeff Snow, chef and proprietor of Catering Creations will serve as private chef, providing tasty bites for 20 people. Top it off with mouthwatering desserts from the Market Basket or any goodies you might want to purchase with your $300 Market Basket Gift Card. We’ll even start you off with a mini bar (1 case wine, 1 case beer, Vodka, Rum, & Gin).

Donors: Finest Hour, Catering Creations by Jeff Snow, Streck, Market Basket

*Dates and times to be mutually agreed upon by winning bidder and caterer.
*Valid through May 7, 2016

9. 8-Day Paris to Normandy River Cruise
This unforgettable 8-day cruise for two was designed entirely around you! From the spacious staterooms that provide endless panoramic views as you sail down the storied Seine River, to the enriching sightseeing excursions all along the way. Spend your days discovering France’s quaint villages, magnificent castles, stunning gardens and historic landmarks, then return to incredible dining experiences, lively entertainment and personalized comfort aboard your ship. A $1,500 Visa Gift Card is included to use towards airfare or whatever you choose!

Donor: Avalon Waterways

10. Taylor Swift Concert Tickets
Four (4) lucky fans will be singing “Mine” for these SOLD OUT concert tickets! “Shake It Off” with Taylor Swift from your amazing FIRST ROW seats at the CenturyLink Center on Saturday, October 10th. You’ll travel in “Style” with limousine service to the BeautyFirst Salon where you’ll start your girls’ night with a fresh new hairstyle, a free gift and a free Gold Card for everyone! Next, use your $100 Upstream Brewery gift card to fuel up for dancing. At the end of the night, just walk across the street to the Hilton Hotel for a 1-night staycation in the Old Market!

Donors: Sandy Parker, BeautyFirst, Upstream Brewery, Hilton Hotel, Legacy Preservation

11. Kentucky Derby Trip for Two
This is one to cross off your bucket list! Experience a 3-night stay in Louisville, KY leading up to one momentus day of excitement that’s unmatched in sports! Watch the most incredible day of racing at Churchill Downs in Club House Seats with a stunning first-turn view and photo-finish vantage point! Your experience continues with access to the Citation Hospitality Lounge featuring a complimentary Derby fare lunch, a meet & greet with a celebrity jockey on Derby or Oaks day, an official gift bag, transportation, VIP entrances and more! Soak in the heritage of Churchill Downs, the celebrities, and the fashion on display this first Saturday in May 2016, and then wind down with a scenic drive to Lexington for a private tour of Claiborne Farm where Secretariat is buried.

Donors: Ted & Carolyn Fogarty and family

*Tickets to 2016 Kentucky Derby on Saturday May 7, 2016 with 3-nights hotel accommodations.
*Includes transportation To/From Churchill Downs on Oaks® and Derby® days.
*Winner to arrange own transportation to Claiborne Farm (Lexington, KY) for the private tour.

Super Silent Auction Items

1. Laurie and Charles
The essence of a commissioned portrait by Laurie and Charles Photographs captures a moment in an age that passes all too quickly: childhood. A moment that is perfect, even in its imperfection. With this gift certificate you will receive a family session fee and gorgeous 15” x 15” museum print, matted and ready to be framed. Value: $1,500

Donor: Laurie and Charles

2. Fire Up To Enjoy A Party Of A Lifetime!
Your little hero or heroine will be delighted with this sizzling birthday party for up to 20 at your choice of 4 different Fire Station locations. The guests can tour the station, enjoy a safety talk while having a smokin’ good time meeting the firefighters at this behind-the-scenes experience. Party includes everything you need for a fun-filled, stress free planning experience: fire helmets, activity books, goodie bags, gift certificates for pizza, cupcakes AND a Tiny Prints $50 Gift Card for invitations. Value: $875

Donors: Omaha Fire Department, Oriental Trading Company, Tiny Prints, Mockingbird Cupcakes

3. Heels and Hats
Hostess with the Mostest! Host your very own private shopping party for up to 15 guests at Omaha’s very own Gramercy Contemporary Clothing and Accessories boutique. Enjoy champagne and sweets, a fashion preview and swag bag. Finish up your evening with a gift card to Jams Grill and Bar for dinner. Value: $500

Donors: Gramercy Contemporary Clothing and Accessories, Jams Grill and Bar

4. Get-A-Way to the Gateway!
A weekend trip for 2 to Saint Louis, gateway to the West. Your mini Saint Louis experience will include baseball, dining and local attractions. This package would not be complete without a $400 airline and $400 hotel voucher. Value: $1,200

Donors: Village Pointe Pediatrics, Saint Louis Cardinals

5. Prize Winning Chair: Choose Your Best From Our Triple Crown
Kaoly Brundige Design (KBD) would like to donate one opportunity to customize a child’s chair. Select from 3 chair styles: open-back side chair, medallion-back side chair and medallion-back arm chair. Includes design consultation time, labor and materials to finish the item. Value: $885

Donor: Kaoly Brundige Design

6. Huber’s Horsepower
Let your kids horse around and cruise the town in this stylin’ Power Wheels Cadillac Escalade. Value: $420

Donor: Huber Cadillac

7. The Story of Us
Shake it off with your besties! Hairstyle for 4 at Pigtails and Crewcuts. Continue making memories at the Taylor Swift concert at the Century Link Center with 4 lower bowl tickets on Friday, October 9th, 2015 at 7:30 p.m. Section 114, Row 4, Seats 3-6. Value: $600

Donors: Ryan and Ellie Grace, Pigtails and Crewcuts

8. Just Par For The Course
Don’t be a rookie, get your buddies together to play hooky! Golf Tec gives you the gift of better golf with a swing evaluation on your new Taylor Made Driver, golf bag and towels. Enjoy a round of golf for you and 3 friends at the Players Club followed by dinner at Dolce.
Value: $1,050

Donors: Golf Tec, The Players Club, Dolce, and Woodford Reserve

9. Dancing Into The Winner’s Circle

Four tickets to Ballet Nebraska’s The Nutcracker and four tickets to the Nutcracker Tea Party where the cast of the Nutcracker come to have tea. Value: $400

Donor: Ballet Nebraska

10. Up in Flames
The true cigar aficionado can store some sticks in a 120-cigar capacity wooden humidor, and travel safely with a 17-cigar capacity waterproof humidor. Either way, feel safe knowing a 27-count box of Platinum Montecristo’s will stay fresh until you choose to fire them up with a silver tri-flame torch lighter. Value: $500

Donor: Friends of OCM

11. Don’t Race With Horses, When You Can Run With The Bulls
Join Dougie and Da-Bulls as they take on the Dallas Mavericks at the Pinnacle Bank Arena on Friday, October 23rd, 2015. Don’t come in last at the finish line at this sold-out event. Afterwards, saddle up for dinner and drinks in the Haymarket. Value: $800

Donor: Friends of OCM

12. Star Light Star Brite
Be the first house your neighbors see tonight. Brite Ideas will decorate your house with an 8-foot, stand-alone, pre-lit LED tree.
Value: $1,500

Donor: Brite Ideas Decorating

13. Rush On Down The Stretch
Enjoy dinner and 4 founder suite tickets to see rock group, Rush, on their R40 Live 40th Anniversary Tour on Sunday, May 10th, 2015 at the Pinnacle Bank Arena in Lincoln. Value: $650

Donor: Pinnacle Bank