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2021 CHANCE Luncheon

The 2021 CHANCE luncheon, hosted by honorary chairs Mike and Lauren Hupp, is our only fundraising event of the year. The proceeds support private K-8th grade scholarships for low-income children. COVID-19 meant a loss of income for many families. Now more than ever, your gift matters, giving parents a choice and children a CHANCE. 

When and Where: Thursday, June 10, 2021, 11:30 A.M. to 1:00 P.M. at Embassy Suites La Vista. We will confirm this date in mid-April - if necessary, we have a back-up date in August.

Keynote Speaker: Mike McCarthy is Chairman of McCarthy Group, LLC. Mike attended St. John's University earning a degree in medieval English in 1973. After graduation he returned to his Iowa hometown and started a general contracting company, then investing in real estate, developing properties and acquiring mostly bankrupt development projects in Omaha. In 1986, Mike and his family moved to Omaha. Mike and his longtime CPA, Rich Jarvis, together formed a new company and intended to broker businesses, manage money and make investments for themselves and others. That idea, begun with less than $1 million in capital, has become McCarthy Group, LLC.

Mike also serves on many corporate boards, including Cabela's, Election Systems & Software, Peter Kiewit Sons', Union Pacific Corporation and World's Foremost Bank. He gives generously with time, talent and treasure and has served as a director on many community boards, including Alegent Health System, Creighton Preparatory High School, Omaha Community Foundation, and Heritage Services.

Student Awards: The Tal and Mary Joy Anderson Family Rising Star and Inspiring Alumni awards will be presented at the luncheon to students who are current and former scholarship recipients who demonstrate leadership qualities, high academic standards, and serve as role models for fellow students. Learn more about the Tal and Mary Joy Anderson Family by clicking HERE.