The words of one of the world’s greatest educators – Dr. Seuss – were the inspiration for VI VI 2015: “Oh, The Places We’ll Go!”, Westside Foundation’s gala to support Westside Community Schools, took place on October 3, 2015 at Embassy Suites, La Vista.
Four hundred and seventy guests encountered a Seussical wonderland that evening as menu, music and decor offered a distinctive Dr. Seuss theme. In addition to cocktails and a silent auction, VI VI 2015 also featured an elegant dinner, live auction of exclusive trips and experiences, and “So You Think You Can Think” a Dr. Seuss inspired vocal performance by students representing every school within Westside Community Schools under the direction of Doran Johnson, Westside High School. Over 60 students took the stage dressed in Seuss themed t-shirts to entertain guests with a fun and lighthearted performance.
VI VI 2015 raised $175,000 for Westside Community Schools, exceeding our goal to raise $25 per student for the 6,000 students in District 66. These funds will go directly toward innovative educational opportunities in every school—building on the strong fundamental foundation by integrating new methods or technologies to further enhance the educational experience for every student.
Emcees for the evening were Westside Alumni Jeff Beals and Trenton Magid of 1110 KFAB’s Grow Omaha; Jeff Post served as auctioneer for the live auction.
Honorary chairs for VI VI 2015 were Sandy and Dave Parker. Event Chairs were Liz and Doug Bisson and Helen North and Ken Bayles.
To see pictures from the event by Debra Kaplan please visit the webpage here.