The Children’s Scholarship Fund of Omaha (CSF) held its annual CHANCE Luncheon, presented by Lexus of Omaha and the Omaha World-Herald, on June 5th at the Hilton Omaha. Timothy R. Lannon, S.J. Creighton University President, and Josh Jones, a CSF recipient and Creighton University graduate, were honorary co-chairmen of the event. The keynote speaker was Former Indiana Governor and President of Purdue University Mitch Daniels. Daniels spoke about his passion for education and giving low-income families the opportunity to select the best education for their children. More than 570 people attended the event, including Nebraska Gov. Dave Heineman, Omaha Mayor Jim Suttle and former Omaha Mayor Hal Daub. The event raised more than $215,000 with all proceeds going directly to scholarships for students attending kindergarten through eighth grade at more than 80 private and parochial schools in Omaha and northeast Nebraska. During the luncheon, seven outstanding CSF students were honored.

Children’s Scholarship Fund of Omaha believes that all families, regardless of income, should be able to choose the best educational setting for their children. Since its founding in 1999, CSF Omaha has awarded more than $21 million in scholarships to students.

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