The Stephen Center ( Guild’s annual fundraising event has a twist! vinNEBRASKA’s Wine Tasting and Grand Auction to benefit Stephen Center will return in 2023 to replace the annual CRUISE AWAY Event for the next two years. The event will take place Saturday, April 1 at 5 p.m. at Omaha Marriott Downtown at the Capitol District, 222 North 10th St. Event Chairs are Kim Burkhalter and Anne Jetter.

At this year’s event, you’ll be able to enjoy a curated collection of premier wines from nationally-recognized winemakers as they share their amazing wine, educational stories, and exceptional products to deliver an unforgettable event. Attendees will sample wines and place their bids during the silent auction on a vast selection of gift-items and wine collectibles. A sit-down dinner and program is included. Live auction items include spectacular vacation getaways.

Individual tickets for Saturday’s event are $175, or upgrade to a VIP experience for $275. Sponsorship opportunities are also available and include an additional night of fun with a Vintner Reception and Gourmet Dinner on Friday, March 31, at 5 p.m. Visit to purchase individual tickets or to sponsor a table.

Located in south Omaha, Stephen Center serves the homeless, addicted, and those with mental health challenges. The campus includes an emergency shelter for people experiencing homelessness, inpatient/outpatient co-occurring treatment, and permanent supportive housing for disabled and low-income individuals. Learn more at