Save the Date! 

45th Annual Archbishop’s Dinner for Education
Thursday, September 22, 2022
CHI Health Center Omaha
455 N 10th St.
Omaha, NE

6:00 p.m. | Cocktail Reception
6:30 p.m. | Ballroom Doors Open
7:00 p.m. | Program and Dinner Begin  
9:00 p.m. | Program Concludes

Each year, this event provides an opportunity for us to gather and recognize the dedication of our Catholic school educators, to thank those who support our schools and to raise funds to provide needs-based scholarships to help students attend a Catholic school of their families’ choice.

Eight outstanding Catholic educators will be awarded, and we aim to raise scholarship funds for more students to have the ability to attend our Catholic schools. Historically, this event has raised enough funds to provide tuition assistance to nearly 300 students.

Please join us in celebrating Catholic education and increasing access to our Catholic schools!


The 2022 Dinner Chairpersons are:

Chairpersons, Karen and Greg Van Dyke of St. Wenceslaus Parish
Co-Chairpersons, Stefanie and Chris Wiedenfeld of St. Robert Bellarmine Parish
Honorary Chairpersons, Patty and Paul Mendlik of St. Patrick Parish in Elkhorn


Thank you to CHI Health for supporting the 2022 Archbishop’s Dinner for Education as a Premier Sponsor! The funds provided by CHI Health will allow our Catholic high schools to offer scholarships to students interested in a career in healthcare. These scholarships are in addition to the Archbishop Scholars program introduced at the 2021 Archbishop’s Dinner for Education. More information on this new scholarship opportunity will be released soon! We are so grateful for this exciting partnership with CHI Health as we work together to establish more opportunities for accessible Catholic education in northeastern Nebraska.

Congratulations to our 2022 Educators and Administrators of the Year!

Maginn Family Foundation Educator of the Year Awards:
For Service to Inner-City and Under-Served Schools
Andrew Bauer, Principal at Sts. Peter & Paul School (Omaha, NE)
Jackie Adams, Kindergarten Teacher at St. Bernard School (Omaha, NE)

Administrators of the Year
Jennifer Dunn, Principal at St. Francis School (Humphrey, NE)
Lynn Schultz, Principal at St. Bernadette School (Bellevue, NE)

Secondary Educators of the Year
Erika Winkelbauer, Science at St. Mary School (O'Neill, NE)
Jeremy Caniglia, Fine Arts at Creighton Prep (Omaha, NE)

Elementary Educators of the Year
Cathy Hutchinson, Grades 4-6 Language Arts at St. Anthony School (Columbus, NE)
Therese English, First Grade Teacher at St. Columbkille School (Papillion, NE)

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