Annual Soup Luncheon & Auctions




Service & Justice Trips 


Thursday, February 14, 2019

11:30 AM

Harper Center Ballroom

Auctioneers: Dr. Mary Ann Danielson and Dr. Wayne Young, Jr.

Reservations: Reserve a table of 10 for $250. Contact Ken Reed-Bouley at 402-280-2754 or to reserve a table.

New this year: more stories from students! In order to make time for this most meaningful part of the event, we will no longer hold a silent auction but will still have a live auction. Below are sponsors and live auction items (not in order and subject to change). We will also have some fun door prizes!






Mark and Terri Laughlin

Jane Alseth

Deb Macdonald





Mark Goodman, MD







Danielson Incorporated

Great Western Bank

Windstar Lines, Inc.

Law Offices of Thomas E. Brabec

Pay-LESS Office Products




Dinner for eight with President Rev. Daniel Hendrickson, SJ
Opening bid: $1000

Creighton University’s 25th president will host you and seven guests in his apartment, the ConAgra Suite on the top (12th) floor of Heider Hall. This delightful evening includes it all: excellent company and conversation, great food and drink, and one of the best views in all of Omaha. (Mutually agreed upon time from July to December, 2019.)

Donated by: Rev. Daniel Hendrickson
SJ Value: $650 (just for food, beverages, etc.)

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Summer Fun Package
Total Value: Priceless | Opening bid: $300

Children’s Summer Pool Party
Trying to find the perfect birthday party for your child? What about just a fun summer get together for you and your child’s friends? Jim Berscheidt and Mary Chase have teamed up to provide a summer party like no other! Sun, fun, swimming, pizza, and drinks all included. No prep, no clean up on your part! On a mutually agreed upon date during the summer of 2019, up to 10 kids can enjoy 2-3 hours of swimming and snacking in Jim and Mary’s private backyard neighborhood pool (Oak Hills neighborhood near 120th and Q). The pool has a basketball hoop, diving board and there is enough space for a quick game of whiffle ball or kickball if the kids need a break from the water. The successful bidder should contact Mary Chase to arrange for the date and times so invitations can be sent to your guests.

Donated by: Mary Chase and Jim Berscheidt
Value: Priceless

PLUS: Summer Fun Basket
Includes Peanut Butter Patties Girl Scout Cookies, Caramel deLites Girl Scout Cookies, Three Speedo Swimming Goggles, two wine tumblers, an Izzie insulated water bottle, two towels, and one all-purpose blanket.

Donated by: Development Office
Value: $140

TD Ameritrade

 TD Ameritrade Park Baseball Package
Total Value: $1100 | Opening Bid: $400

2019 College World Series Tickets (June 15-25, 2019)
Enjoy a 2019 College World Series Game at TD Ameritrade Park.  Package consists of four premium front row Club Level seats on the first base side with a fantastic view, and a parking pass to nearby lot. Buyer and donor to coordinate a mutually agreeable afternoon or evening game.

Donated by: Ron and Teri Quinn
Value: $500

PLUS: Two Creighton Baseball Season Tickets for the 2019 season.
Donated by: Creighton Athletics
Value: $350

PLUS: 10 Creighton Baseball Tickets in the Creighton Athletics Suite.
Includes access to the club area, cash bar with an option for purchasing food or drink for inside the suite.

Donated by: Creighton Athletics
Value: $250

Big East Game


Creighton Men’s Basketball Package
Total Value: $1440 | Opening bid: $500

Suite” View at the CHI Health Center
Watch a men’s basketball game in the comfort of the Creighton Athletics suite at the CHI Health Center with seven of your friends/family. Snacks, soda, and water provided with an option to purchase additional items in the suite. For a mutually agreed upon game during the 2019-2020 season. Must contact Athletic Development Office by Labor Day to schedule the specific game. Nebraska game, select non-conference and select BIG EAST games are unavailable.

Donated by: Creighton Department of Athletics
Value: $1000

PLUS: Two Creighton Men’s Basketball Season Tickets (Upper Bowl) for the 2019-2020 season.
Donated by: Creighton Athletics
Value: $440

Coach Booth

Creighton Volleyball Super Fan Package
Total Value: Priceless | Opening bid: $500

Lunch for Eight with Creighton Volleyball Coach, Kirsten Bernthal Booth
You and seven guests will join Coach Booth for lunch and conversation at Le Bouillon or the newly re-opened M’s Pub in Omaha’s Old Market (your choice!). In 16 years at Creighton, Coach Booth has achieved significant accomplishments including: a .677 winning percentage and 346 wins, easily the best in Creighton volleyball history; National Coach of the Year three times; eight of the last nine NCAA Tournaments, including a 2016 run to the Elite Eight; five consecutive Big East regular season and tournament titles; coached 34 First Team and 16 Second Team All-Conference picks with 12 AVCA Team Academic Awards and five CoSIDA Academic All-Americans. In 2016 and again in 2018 Creighton was the first team in league history to finish Big East play 18-0. (Mutually agreed upon time from February to July, 2019. Per NCAA Rules, freshman and sophomores in high school are not allowed to attend. For those 21 and over, beverages of your choice.)

Donated by: Coach Booth and Jane Alseth
Value: Priceless

PLUS: Two Creighton Volleyball Season Tickets (Upper Bowl) for the 2019 season.
Donated by: Creighton Athletics
Value: $200

PLUS: Volleyball Autographed by 2018 Big East Champs
Value: Priceless

Omaha Package
New Total Value: $1527 | Opening bid: $300

Enjoy multiple nights on the town in Omaha! Gift cards to Upstream ($50), Cantina Laredo ($21), a year of free coffee or tea from Urban Abbey ($100), coffee, chocolate, and gifts donated by Creighton’s ILAC program,  the Dubliner Pub ($35), Spencer’s Steakhouse ($100), Cali Taco (50), Old Chicago ($50), and Ted & Wally’s ($38.90). After touring Omaha’s restaurant scene, make your way to the Rose Theater with four tickets to a non-premium show ($80), day passes to Lauritzen Gardens ($40), Speilbound Board Game Café ($35), a complimentary weekend stay and breakfast for two at the Omaha Double Tree Hotel ($249), two tickets to Omaha Community Playhouse (for “One Man, Two Guvnors”) on April 12-14 ($72), and Entrap Omaha Escape Room ($53.50). Plus Creighton Women’s Basketball Season Tickets ($220)! late additions: Max I. Walker ($50) and one night Deluxe Room with Breakfast for Two at Downtown Hilton ($249) (some restrictions apply)

Midwest Major League Baseball Package
Total Value: $770 | Opening Bid: $300

4 Box Seats to a Chicago White Sox Game: Watch a Chicago White Sox game with 3 friends from beautiful private box seats between home and first base with waiter/waitress service and parking pass. [Section 329, Row 3, Seats 7-10]. (The date of the game is negotiable within reason – neither Opening Day nor Cubs-Sox series are available.)
Donated by Law Offices of Thomas E. Brabec
Value: $500

Kansas City Royals Tickets: Eight vouchers redeemable for view level seats at Kauffman Stadium any Monday – Thursday during the 2019 regular season.
Donated by: KC Royals
Value: $120

Chicago Cubs autographed ball:Impress your friends with a baseball signed by 2017 World Series Champion Chicago Cubs outfielder Kyle Schwarber.
Donated by: Chicago Cubs
Value: $150

Soup-er Basket
Total Value $1,239 | Opening Bid: $300

Something for everyone! More gumbo than soup: David Jones handbag and a hand-made necklace donated by Yi’s Boutique ($148), a Google Home Mini ($50), PowerBeats 3 Wireless headphones ($200), and gift cards to Omaha restaurants like Leadbelly ($25), Jackson St. Tavern ($25), and Thai Pepper ($50). Stay the night at the Omaha Marriot Regency on a Friday or Saturday with a complimentary breakfast for two ($144). Other gift cards will take you to Corky Canvas ($110) and Jackson St. Book Sellers ($50). To satisfy your sweet tooth, Roast Coffee ($8) and Nothing Bundt Cakes ($54) have donated food items and the Creighton Health Sciences Library has donated a coffee and tea basket ($25). To top it all off, we have included Two Season Tickets to both Men’s ($220) and Women’s 2019 soccer ($130) 2019 seasons.

“Raise your Paddle (or Fill Out Your Giving Card!)”
50% Match on the first $10,000! ($5,000 match total)

This year the SCSJ awarded $23,300 in need-based and leadership scholarships enabling 177 (out of 375) students to participate who otherwise may not have been able to go. We further subsidize the cost of every participant. Here’s your chance to make a tax-deductible contribution to support the students. Please fill out the cards on your tables, place in envelopes, and give to students with baskets. We will announce a running tally. You can give at any time! Every donation, large and small, is greatly appreciated! Suggestions:

  • $1000 (such a beautiful number!)
  • $750 (cost of transportation for one group)
  • $430 (true cost per student participant)
  • $325 (price for one student for full week)
  • $225 (price for one student for ½ week)
  • $100 (starting leadership scholarship per coordinator)
  • $25 or Whatever Works for You! (Every bit helps. Thank you for your support!)