Special Events

Changemakers is our annual celebration of the people who improve the lives of children in Nebraska and across the country. Each year, we'll bring in an inspirational speaker to discuss an issue related to child well-being. We'll also present our Grace Abbott Award and provide an update on the work that's happening across the state. 

Ticket sales will end on Thursday, October 5 at 6:00 pm.


Changemakers 2017 | October 10

Patron Reception 10:00 - 11:15 a.m. | Luncheon 11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

Leigh Anne Tuohy, The Blind Side Mom

Join Nebraska Children at the Embassy Suites in La Vista. The luncheon will feature Keynote Speaker Wes Moore, who will share his story, “The Other Wes Moore: One Name, Two Fates,” based on his best-selling book.

Wes Moore is a best-selling author, decorated Army combat veteran, youth advocate and CEO of the Robin Hood Foundation, one of the nation's largest foundations with a sole focus on alleviating poverty. He is also founder of BridgeEDU, an organization that provides support to students as they to navigate to higher education. He is the author of two instant New York Times bestselling books, The Other Wes Moore and The Work. The Other Wes Moore is currently being made into a major motion picture from Executive Producer Oprah Winfrey. It tells the story of how educational opportunities, community support and other factors helped Wes transcend the fate of a man with the same name who lived just blocks away and took a tragically different path to prison.

You are also invited to a pre-luncheon reception where we will honor Helen Raikes and the late Senator Ron Raikes and their vision for the Sixpence Early Learning Fund, which for 10 years has brought high-quality early childhood education to vulnerable families in Nebraska..

$75 for general ticket
$100 for general ticket + VIP reception ticket

$750/table (10 to table)
$1000/table (10 to table) + VIP reception tickets

In celebration of our 20th Anniversary, we are holding a raffle for a cocktail party for "20" in your home. The date will be determined by the winner and caterer. This will include professional catered appetizers and dessert along with a case of wine. The package also includes a floral arrangement provided by The Inspired Table.
1 ticket for 20 
3 tickets for 50

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