UpPour Gala Set for September 12

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Mary Kate Gulick, Content Manager | 402-817-2017 | mkgulick@nebraskachildren.org

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UpPour, the annual award gala and fundraiser hosted by Nebraska Children and Families Foundation will take place at Omaha’s Paxton Ballroom (1403 Farnam Street) on Thursday, September 12, starting at 5:30 pm.

“We call our event ‘UpPour’ because it represents an outpouring of generosity and gratitude that elevates the prospects of Nebraska’s children,” said Mary Jo Pankoke, President of Nebraska Children and Families Foundation. “It’s my favorite event of the year because we get to show our appreciation for the people behind some of Nebraska’s most effective initiatives to improve the lives of children.”

This year’s event will honor the founding board members of Building Bright Futures. The board was selected not only for their generosity when it comes to Omaha-area children’s causes, but for their boldness. “Building Bright Futures is not afraid to try big things and make changes based on what’s working and what’s not,” said Pankoke. “That kind of open-mindedness and adaptability is critical for making the kind of lasting change that matters.”

The Paxton Ballroom was chosen as a venue for the building’s unique architecture and historical character. The second floor ballroom and mezzanine will be transformed into an enchanted garden for the event, complete with winding paths, landscaping installments and glowing “drops” of magic to add a touch of whimsy.

Guests will enjoy a selection of hot and cold hors d’oeuvres and cocktails preceding the evening’s program. The program itself will celebrate the honoree, recognize the generosity and good work of contributors and attendees, and provide a video recap of how the year’s efforts have affected the lives of children.

Anyone who wants to attend can reserve their space at http://www.nebraskachildren.org/uppour. The dress code for the evening is business casual, and free parking will be provided.

For updates, follow Nebraska Children Families Foundation on Facebook at www.facebook.com/NebraskaChildren or on Twitter @NE_children

Nebraska Children and Families Foundation supports children, young adults and families at risk with the overall goal of giving our state's most vulnerable kids what they need to reach their full potential. We do this by building strong communities that support families so their children can grow up to be thriving, productive adults.

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