2019 Bids 4 Kids
7th Annual “Bids 4 Kids” Ladies Night Out
Fundraiser featuring a silent auction, raffles, complimentary appetizers and desserts.
The Elkhorn Public Schools Foundation hosted its 7th Annual Bids 4 Kids Ladies Night Out on April 4th at The Elkhorn Alumni Center. With over 200 guests in attendance, the community event raised $47,000 to help fund the Foundation’s Math & Reading Intervention programs. This school year, over 500 students participated in the program, with teachers spending an additional 3,000 instructional hours outside of the normal school day to help increase students test scores, boost students confidence and improve overall reading and math comprehension. The growing need of this tutoring program truly speaks to the importance of the Annual Bids 4 Kids event!
Over 200 local businesses and community partners donated auction items and raffle prizes for Bids 4 Kids! Almost all elementary school PTOs donated a basket for the auction, and each school in the district donated either school experiences or sports camps. Raffle prizes included decorative door hangers, 18” Nothing Bundt Cakes, and a chance to win a Hy-Vee 90 second Fill Your Cart shopping experience at the local 156th & Maple Hy-Vee location. Guests could purchase a bottle of wine from the wine pull or pick a gift card from the gift card tree.
Popperista Gourmet Popcorn provided popcorn for guests to munch on while perusing the silent auction items. Guests socialized on both levels of the Foundation office building and were treated to an amazing assortment of heavy appetizers and desserts compliments of Sam & Louie’s Catering of Elkhorn, Sodexo, Hy-Vee and Family Fare. This year’s Platinum Sponsor was Montessori Educational Centers of Omaha who generously donated $1,250 towards the event and mission of The Foundation. The Gold Sponsor was Milford Real Estate Group, and there were 11 other local businesses at the Silver & Bronze level sponsorships.
The Foundation utilized a mobile bidding platform by Qtego Auctions to ensure that all patrons had the best silent auction experience. Qtego’s software allowed community members to bid from their mobile device both at the event and remotely! Over 420 participants registered their phones enabling them to bid from the comforts of their couch or between baseball innings from the bleachers.
Within a 15 minute time period at the end of the event, patrons raised $1,900 during the “Fill the Heart” campaign! “There is one reason the Elkhorn Public Schools keeps growing by leaps and bounds every year – people are attracted to this community, and we feel very fortunate to be part of it!” said Executive Director, Stacey L. Falk. “As our district grows, so do its needs. Fundraisers like our Bids 4 Kids event help us continue to fund programs that enrich education and expand opportunities for Elkhorn students. Due to the outpouring of support from our donors, volunteers, attendees, and auction participants, this year we exceeded our fundraising goal! Thank you to everyone who was a part of our annual ladies event! Your dedication to the students and schools in Elkhorn is outstanding and exemplifies the generous spirit of our community as a whole.”
Thank You to Our Platinum Sponsor:
Thank You to Our Gold Sponsor:
Thank You to Our Silver Sponsors: