A Night on the Town


GIFT is a fundraising event Friday, October 18 at Nebraska Innovation Campus for North American Martyrs Parish and School. The event includes a cocktail reception, catered dinner, silent and live auctions, cash lottery, and DJ.

5:30 – Silent Auction/Cocktails
7:30 – Dinner
8:30 – Live Auction/Lottery Drawing

Menu: Fresh mixed green salad topped with diced cucumbers, heirloom tomatoes, shredded carrots, and shredded cheese Chicken Piccata & donated Piedmontese Beef Tenderloin finished with a mushroom demi glaze and served alongside Buttermilk Mashed Potato and Roasted Root Vegetables*

*Meal is Gluten Free – Vegetarian option available. Please indicate need below.

 Proceeds will benefit the church and school. (Includes 3 drink tickets.)

To reserve seats, complete this form and submit it with check or cash by October 4 to North American Martyrs Church, 1101 Isaac Drive, Lincoln, NE 68521.

SILENT AUCTION BIDDING IS  HERE!

Dress code: Cocktail attire or business casual is encouraged but not required.

2019 LIVE AUCTION LIST

4031 Basketball Hoop & Installation

• Bison Qwik Change – All-Conference Adjustable Basketball Hoop (Donated by Bison, Inc.)
• Installation by North Star Construction (Donated by North Star Construction)
• $100 Scheels gift card (Sponsored by Financial Donors of GIFT)

4032 Saltdogs Fan Package (May/June Baseball Game)

• Skybox Suite w/ 20 tickets & 8 V.I.P. passes (Donated by Lincoln Saltdogs)
• $400 to be used for food, drinks and Saltdogs apparel (Sponsored by Saltdogs and Financial Donors of GIFT)

4033 Dinner at the Rectory Hosted by Fr. Connor (Donated by Fr. Connor)

• Dinner and Drinks for 8 at the Rectory
• Catered by Executive Chef, Aaron King

4065 Dinner at the Rectory Hosted by Fr. Connor (Donated by Fr. Connor)

• Dinner and Drinks for 8 at the Rectory
• Catered by Executive Chef, Lorin Dagel

4067 Husker Legends Helmet

• Authentic Husker helmet signed by Tom Osborne and Scott Frost (Sponsored by Financial Donors of GIFT)
• Helmet display case (Donated by NAM Parishioners Jeff & Amy Fredrick)

4034 Got Beef?

• Side of locally-grown beef & processing
(Donated by Stockwell Pharmacy – NAM Parishioners Cori & Lee Schmit)
• $750 Schaefer’s gift card (Sponsored by Financial Donors of GIFT)

4035 Easter in Branson, MO at Wilderness Club at Big Cedar

(Donated by NAM Parishioners Ron & Becki Ackermann)

• Studio Condo (Sleeps 4-8) Ridgedale, Missouri; April 9-14, 2020
• $100 Casey’s General Store gift card (Donated by Casey’s General Store)
• Kindle Fire (Donated by Kidwell)

4036 Husker Football Skybox

• 4 Skybox tickets (NU Cornhuskers vs. Cincinnati September 26, 2020) (Donated by NAM Parishioner)
• $150 Gift Card to Brewsky’s (Sponsored by Financial Donors of GIFT)
• $200 Husker Merchandise gift card (Sponsored by Financial Donors of GIFT)

4037 “Insert Name Here” Party Package

• DJ music & lighting for 5 hours (Donated by Complete Weddings + Events)
• 5-gal keg from SchillingBridge Cork & Tap House (Donated by SchillingBridge Brewing Company)
• 50 mini runzas (Sponsored by Runza)

4038 “Winna Winna Chicken Dinna”

(Donated by NAM Parishioners Ron & Becki Ackermann)
• Bluegreen Club 36; Villa style (Max occupancy up to 6 people) Las Vegas, Nevada (January 11-17, 2020)

4039 The Ultimate KC Chiefs Experience

• 4 tickets to K.C. Chiefs vs. L.A. Rams; December 29, 2019
• Suite S119A, Seats 1-4 on 50-yard line with food, beverage and GOLD- level parking pass included (Donated by Kevin Connor)
• Food, Unlimited beverage, & Parking included
• 2 nights at Downtown Marriott Hotel w/complimentary breakfast buffet for 2 (Donated by Kansas City Downtown Marriott Hotel); Exclusion date: New Year’s Eve
• $100 gas gift card

4040 Golf & Dine with Fr. Fleck

(Sponsored by financial donors of GIFT)
• Golf for 4 at Highlands Golf Course
• Dinner and drinks for 4 at Toast
• $200 Austad’s Golf gift card
• Club Fitting (Donated by Austad’s)

4041 Kansas City Great Wolf Lodge

(Sponsored by Financial Donors of GIFT)
• One night at Great Wolf Lodge with 6 Water Park passes
• Great Wolf Lodge gift card (can be used for second night) (Donated by Great Wolf Lodge)
• Kindle Fire (Donated by Kidwell)
• $50 Casey’s General Store Gift Card (Donated by Casey’s General Store)

4042 Get Your Legs A Mov’n

• 15-person Group Therapy Bike Tour for 2 hours (Sponsored by Financial Donors of GIFT and Group Therapy Bike Tours)
• 4-cases of Beer (Donated by NAM Parishioner Matt Wisnieski)
• Yeti Tundra 65 qt. Cooler (Sponsored by Financial Donors of GIFT)
• $150 Gift Card to Gate 25 in Railyard (Sponsored by Financial Donors of GIFT)

4043 “A Night on the Town with the Huskers for 2”

• 2 tickets to Nebraska vs. Indiana; October 26, 2019 (Donated by Ryan and Katie Bouc)
• Dinner at The Single Barrel (Sponsored by Financial Donors of GIFT)
• Marcus Theatres (Sponsored by Financial Donors of GIFT)

4044 Fourth Annual NAM Texas Hold’em Championship

• 14 seats to be auctioned for Texas Hold’em Championship at Highlands Golf Course Clubhouse, January 11, 2020
(Venue donated by Highlands Golf Course)
• 2 drink tickets per poker player
• Catered Food from Zeppelin Bar and Grill (Donated by Zeppelin Bar and Grill)
• Cash bar available

4058 Interactive Cooking Dinner with Wine Pairing

• Featured Instructor, Executive Chef Aaron King (Lessons Donated by NAM Parishioner Aaron King)
• Full-service dinner & cooking for 8-10 people in the comforts of your own home
• Meal recipes of the evening will be provided; food & wine included

4059 Kentucky Derby Experience

(Sponsored by Financial Donors of GIFT)
• V.I.P table for 8 at Lincoln Race Course Saturday, May 2, 2020
• $200 wager voucher & $200 food/drink voucher
• $150 Uber gift card
• 8 mint Julep glasses and 8 “Talk Derby to Me” t-shirts (Donated by NAM Parishioners Jeff & Amy Fredrick)

4060 “You pick it” Husker Tailgate

(Donated by NAM Parishioners Jeff & Amy Fredrick)
• Complimentary drinks, indoor and outdoor area, complementary bartender
• V.I.P parking south of Pinnacle Bank Arena
• Tailgate with Raising Canes (chicken, coleslaw and Texas toast) for 25 people (Donated by Raising Canes)

4061 Down the Hatch Party Bus

(Donated by NAM Parishioners Joe & Debbie Brandl)
• 26-passenger bus for 3 hours
• 4 cases of beer with cooler
• $100 gift card to Down the Hatch

4062 Pitch Party & Dinner for 10 w/ Sr. Janelle and Special Guest

• Host yourself or use the rectory
• Phat Jack’s BBQ (Sponsored by Financial Donors of GIFT)
• 5-gal keg from SchillingBridge Cork & Tap House (Donated by SchillingBridge Brewing Company)

4063 Martyrs Mama Minneapolis Getaway

• 2 nights at Loews Hotel Minneapolis (1 night donated by Loews, 1 night sponsored by Financial Donors of GIFT)
• Shop ‘til You Drop with a $400 VISA gift card (Sponsored by Financial Donors of GIFT)
• $250 Embury Spa gift certificate (Sponsored by Financial Donors of GIFT)
• $50 Casey’s General Store Gift Card (Donated by Casey’s General Store)

4064 “A Touch of Heaven on Earth”

• 5 nights; Grand Lake, CO (Donated by MBAApartments.com – NAM Parishioners Mark & Gayle Bousek)
• Dates to be mutually agreed upon, exclusion dates (June 1 thru Labor Day weekend); 13-person occupancy (includes guest house)
• Search Grand Lincoln Log Cabin and the guest house at Grand Lincoln Log Cabin Jr. on YouTube for video.
• Search www.grandmountainrentals.com/Unit/Details/129469

Frequently Asked Questions

What is GIFT?

GIFT stands for Gathering In Faith & Thanksgiving – GIFT is a dinner with silent and live auction fundraising event we hold every Fall, typically on the football bye-weekend.

What is GIFT a fundraiser for?

GIFT is a fundraiser event for the Parish Community, not just the school. The funds are added to the overall budget and used towards various expenses throughout the year.

Who should attend GIFT?
  • ALL (age 21+) are invited to attend!
  • Single?! Invite your friends! You can pick who you sit by! We’d love to see Young Adult table (or more!) at the event!
  • Married?! – What married couple doesn’t need a good excuse for a date night!?
  • Young or old! – GIFT is for all 21+ age groups. It’s a great way to meet other parishioners or spend time with your church friends!
When and where is GIFT?

This year’s GIFT event will be held Friday, October 18 in the banquet hall at Nebraska Innovation Campus.

Why are we moving GIFT offsite this year?
  • Size – we have limited space in the gym and while we haven’t maxed out that space yet, we hope to attract more parishioners to the event each year and not have to cut off ticket sales.
  • Logistics – it is a massive effort to transform the gym and parish hall into an event space for a gala. Moving the event off-site will require less of a transformation and therefore less work for committee and volunteers. We also don’t have to worry about working around school or church activities.
  • Cost – the cost to transform the gym and rent the necessary catering supplies and event rentals is a significant expense for the event. We save money hosting the event off-site.
Why did we choose Nebraska Innovation Campus?

We looked at a variety of different venues. Many were already booked for events. Nebraska Innovation Campus banquet hall is spacious, has great catering facilities, quality technology and easy parking for our guests.

How do I purchase tickets/reserve seats for GIFT?
  • To reserve seats, complete this form and submit it with check or cash by October 4 to North American Martyrs Church, 1101 Isaac Drive, Lincoln, NE 68521 (mail or drop off at the office during open hours.)  
  • You may also sign up and pay electronically by October 4 via the registration link at namartyrs.org/GIFT or at https://www.silentauctionpro.com/onlineticketpurchase.php?groupId=667 ($3 credit card fee added to purchase.)
How much are tickets to GIFT?
  • Tickets are $100 per person ($103 if paying online) and include plated dinner and 3 drink tickets.
  • If you’re interested in purchasing a table of 8, please contact Rebecca McNeese at 402-314-2175 or mcneese@ameritas.com.  

 

Is my ticket purchase tax-deductible?

Per IRS guidelines, $50 of the price per person will be in exchange for the benefit received. The balance of your payment may be a tax-deductible contribution to the extent allowed by law

Can I pick who I sit with at GIFT?
  • We will do our best to accommodate all seating requests.
  • If you’d like to purchase an entire table, please contact Rebecca McNeese at 402-314-2175 or mcneese@ameritas.com.
What is the timeline of events for GIFT?
  • 5:30 pm – Cocktail reception and silent auction bidding (fun and fellowship!)
  • 7:30 pm – Dinner served; plated dinner with assigned seating. You may request your table assignments via the reservation form.
  • 8:00 pm – Silent auction ends; Live auction begins
  • 11:00 pm – End of event
What else can we expect at GIFT?
  • Fellowship & Fun!
  • Parishioner, Owner & DJ Shawn Labadie from Complete Weddings + Events will emcee the night and entertain us with music throughout the evening.
  • 30+ silent auction items including the infamous “classroom projects” created by our own NAM students
  • A lovely dinner from Yes Chef! Catering with donated Piedmontese beef followed by amazing desserts from parishioner & pastry chef, Stacy Pfeifer. (Gluten free dinner. Dietary restrictions will be addressed.)
  • Live auction with Auctioneer, Russ Moravec with items for a variety of tastes
  • Free parking at Nebraska Innovation Campus
Is there a “theme” for the event & what should I wear to GIFT?

This year’s theme is “A Night on the Town.” Cocktail attire or business casual is encouraged but not required.

How can I help with GIFT?
  • There are many ways!
    • Attend the event and encourage your friends and family to also!
    • Serve on the committee
    • Volunteer at the event
    • Donate $ to GIFT
    • Donate Live or Silent Auction items
  • For more information please contact Rebecca McNeese at 402-314-2175 or mcneese@ameritas.com.