2020 Bids 4 Kids

Although COVID-19 disrupted our plans to hold a live fundraising event last spring, the Elkhorn community came together (virtually) in September and raised over $36,000 to help fund Math & Reading Intervention Programs for Elkhorn Public Schools.

From September 1 to September 10, more than 360 members of the Elkhorn community participated in the Foundation’s online Bids 4 Kids auction. Thanks to the generous participants and sponsors of Foundation events like Bids 4 Kids, the Elkhorn Public Schools Foundation provided $57,000 in funding towards Math & Reading Intervention Programs during the 2019-2020 school year, helping over 450 students in the Elkhorn Public Schools district! 

Students from the Spring Ridge Elementary School’s Math Club, a group funded by the Elkhorn Public Schools Foundation.

“While we were readjusting the event to take place online, we were unsure of how it would translate,” said Melanie Lucks, Marketing & Development Manager of the Elkhorn Public Schools Foundation. “Even though we really missed seeing all of the faces of our community, and the fun that comes with a ‘night out in-person event,’ our fundraiser was still successful because of the amazing supporters of the Foundation.”

Friends of the Foundation bidding from home during Bids 4 Kids.

This year’s Bids 4 Kids event featured 245 auction items and experiences up for bid, many of which were donated by local businesses and friends of the Foundation. Some of the most coveted items included a golf getaway to Dismal River Club, four lower bowl tickets to Maroon 5, Elkhorn Graduation Ceremony Packages, two lower bowl tickets to see comedian Joe Rogan, and a Husker Tailgate Package. 2,333 bids were made over the 10-day online auction.

“Thank you to everyone who participated in our online Bids 4 Kids auction!” Said Stacey L. Falk, Executive Director of the Elkhorn Public Schools Foundation. “Because of our supporters, gracious event sponsors, and Foundation team, we are able to continue to provide programs that enrich education and expand opportunities for Elkhorn students!”

Bids 4 Kids auction winner Gretchen Hunsinger enjoying lunch with Elkhorn Valley View Middle School Principal Chad Soupir.

To learn more about the Foundation and to stay updated on our latest efforts and upcoming events, please consider following us on Facebook. If you’d like to learn more about volunteering or future Bids 4 Kids donation and event sponsorship opportunities, please contact Melanie Lucks at (402) 289-1727 or mlucks@elkhornfoundation.org.



Thank you for your continued commitment to supporting our Elkhorn schools, teachers, and students!


2020 Bids 4 Kids Sponsors

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