Once again, we’re left shaking our heads in amazement at just how wonderful and generous this community is! Nearly 275 of our friends attended this year’s JA Tailgate Dinner and Auction, and it truly was a great night for a great cause. Thanks to this community-minded group of sponsors, donors, and supporters, the evening resulted in over $78,000 dollars in net revenue! That money will go a long way towards building the next generation of business leaders, entrepreneurs, and individual success stories. As always, the big winner is our community!
Some very special local business and individuals made the evening a success, and we are deeply grateful to them. Pizza Ranch was our premier pizza sponsor, and Cupcakes & More and Nothing Bundt Cakes provided our delicious desserts. Our highest level corporate tables were TMCO, Inc. and IMSCORP, two companies that have shown us incredible support over the years. Thank you to Jeff & Laura Schumacher for donating the Dismal River package which was the highest grossing item on live auction! Other major corporate sponsors included Assurity Life Insurance Company, Great Western Bank, Lincoln Industries, and U.S. Bank— more companies who have made generous investments in the students of Lincoln and Nebraska.
Evenings like our annual tailgate really provide the backbone for what we do in the schools all year long. Because we know we can count on our friends and supporters year after year, we can continue to build and grow, reaching more and more students with the critical messages of financial literacy, business ethics, and entrepreneurship. Thank you for continuing to help us build a stronger Lincoln, one classroom at a time!