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The Archbishop’s Dinner for Education, which takes place each September, is a celebration of Catholic education in the Archdiocese of Omaha. Currently in its 39th year, the event provides an opportunity to publicly recognize the dedication of our Catholic school educators, to thank those who support our schools, and to raise scholarship funds for low-income students to attend Catholic schools.
Each year eight outstanding teachers and administrators who demonstrate a strong personal commitment to Catholic education and give service above and beyond the ordinary are honored as “Educators of the Year” at the Archbishop’s Dinner for Education. Each honoree receives a $5,000 award.
Proceeds from the event are used to fund scholarships which enable a greater number of children to attend Catholic schools throughout the archdiocese. Scholarship dollars raised are administered through the Children’s Scholarship Fund of Omaha.
Chairpersons for 2016 are Ann and Kurt Tjaden. Please save the date for September 29, 2016 for the 39th Annual Archbishop’s Dinner for Education.
For more information about the Archbishop’s Dinner, please contact Kaitlyn Maloney at 402.827.3766 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Archbishop’s Dinner for Education 2016 Honorees
Administrators of the Year
Jay Dunlap, Madonna School & Community-Based Services, Omaha
Don Blackbird, St. Augustine Indian Mission, Winnebago
Educators of the Year – Elementary
Lisa Benson, St. Matthew the Evangelist School, Bellevue
Amy Sokol, St. Anthony School, Columbus
Educators of the Year – Secondary
Sharon Genoways, Marian High School, Omaha
Mary Jo Kampschnieder, Guardian Angels Central Catholic West Point
Educators of the Year – Special Education and Inner City
Funded by the Maginn Family Foundation
Mary Fisher, Sacred Heart School, Omaha
Colleen Mertz, Holy Name School, Omaha