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 short live auction. Below are sponsors and sample auction items from last year’s event!


Community Champion




Mark and Terri Laughlin





Mark Goodman, MD

Tom and Mary Ellen Brabec










Danielson Incorporated

State Farm – Grant Mussman

Great Western Bank

Windstar Lines, Inc.

Burlington Capital

Pay-LESS Office Products





Dinner for eight with President Rev. Daniel Hendrickson, SJ

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, 2018.)Donated by: Rev. Daniel Hendrickson, SJ Value:
$585 (Just for food & beverages at $65 pp Opening bid: $1000




4 Park Hopper passes to Walt Disney World Resort

Enjoy the magical Walt Disney World Resort in Central Florida. These one-day park hopper passes provide admission to each of the theme parks: Magic Kingdom Park, Epcot, Disney’s Hollywood Studios, and Disney’s Animal Kingdom. (Important Info: 1. Please note that these tickets expire within two years 2. These tickets cannot be upgraded nor can they be applied towards a package to meet eligibility requirements. 3. Cannot provide replacements for lost or expired tickets. 4. Cannot be used for admission from Dec 25-31 of any year through expiration date.)Donated by: Walt Disney World Value: $648 Opening bid: $200




Children’s Summer Pool Party hosted by Mary Chase and Jim Berscheidt

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 2018, 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 Opening bid: $200




4 College World Series Front Row Tickets

Enjoy a 2018 College World Series Game at TD Ameritrade Park, with four premium front row Club Level seats on the first base line with a fantastic view. Buyer and donor to coordinate a mutually agreeable afternoon or evening gameJune 16-27, 2018, including a parking pass to Lot B immediately south of the stadium.Donated by: Ron and Teri Quinn Value: $500 Opening Bid: $300




“Suite” View at the CenturyLink Center

Watch a men’s basketball game in the comfort of the Athletics Department suite at the CenturyLink Center with seven of your friends/family. Dry snacks, soda, and water provided with an option to purchase additional items in the suite. For a mutually agreed upon game during the 2018-2019 season. Must contact Athletic Department Office by Labor Day to schedule the specific game. Nebraska game, select non-conference and select BIG EAST games are unavailable.Donated by: Office of the President and Creighton Department of Athletics
Value: $1000 Opening bid: $600




Week Stay in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico Beach, Golf & Spa Resort Suite

Step into a world of unforgettable moments at Pueblo Bonito Sunset Beach Golf & Spa Resort with this week stay in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. Pueblo Bonito Sunset Beach is a luxury resort blissfully secluded on a private coastal bluff. This week stay will be in their Junior Suite – 435 square feet of luxurious living space with a private balcony or terrace, living room area, a sleeping area with two double or one king size bed(s), and amenities. (Rates are based on two adults and up to two children age 12 or under. Additional adults or children will be charged extra person fee. Maximum occupancy is four.) This week is good for all of the 2018 year, as long as space is available.Donated by: Dr. Nancy Shirley, RN Value: $2300 Opening bid: $1000



Service and Justice Trip Donations — “Text to Give!”

This year the SCSJ awarded $22,000 in need-based and leadership scholarships enabling 177 (out of 379) students to participate who otherwise may not have been able to go. Next year we hope to reduce the price for all students! Here’s your chance to make a tax-deductible contribution to support the students. Directions for how to “Text to Give” are on your tables. You can give at any time! Every donation, large and small, is greatly appreciated! We will start the bidding at a high of $1000 and go down from there.




Signed Creighton Men’s Basketball

Make some room on the mantle for this official Creighton basketball signed by the 2017-2018 men’s basketball team! Value:$95 Opening bid: $75



Signed Creighton Women’s Basketball and Tour of the Championship Center

Enjoy an official Creighton basketball signed by the 2017-2018 women’s basketball team. Also, check out the digs of the team with a personal tour of the Creighton Championship Center by members of the women’s team on a mutually agreed upon date. Value:$50 Opening bid: $50



Two 2018-2019 Men’s Basketball Season Tickets

He shoots, you score two season tickets for the 2018-2019 Creighton men’s basketball team! Enjoy cheering on our successful Bluejays every home game from your seats at the Century Link Center. Value:$440 Opening bid: $200



Two 2018-2019 Women’s Basketball Season Tickets

Let’s go jays! Get up close for skills that thrill on Creighton’s women’s basketball team during the 2018-2019 season. The women’s team has consistently been invited to the NCAA tournament – come watch as they try to win the Big East title. Value: $220 Opening bid: $100



Two 2018 Women’s Volleyball Season Tickets

Calling all Bluejay fans! You’re going to DIG watching our talented women’s volleyball team with this pair of reserved 2018 season tickets! With three players earning All-American Honors last season, and the team claiming 4 straight Big East titles, it is sure to be a spectacular year for the Jays. Value: $200 Opening bid: $100



Two 2018 Men’s Soccer Season Tickets

He shoots, you score! Enjoy cheering on the Creighton men’s soccer team at Morrision Stadium, one of the nation’s elite collegiate soccer stadiums. Value: $220 Opening bid: $100



Two 2018 Men’s Baseball Season Tickets

Calling all Bluejay fans! You’re going to love watching our men’s baseball team with this pair of reserved 2018 season tickets! Value: $350 Opening bid: $150



Two 2018 Women’s Soccer Season Tickets

Why is Cinderella bad at soccer? Because she runs away from the ball! Luckily, Cinderella is not a player on your favorite Division 1 soccer team! Enjoy watching the talented Lady Jays play at Creighton’s Morrision Stadium while making their way to the top during the 2018 season. Value: $130 Opening bid: $60



10 Creighton Baseball Tickets in the Athletics Suite

Get together a group of friends to cheer on the Jays in the comfort of the Creighton Baseball Athletics Suite, one of the best views at TD Ameritrade Park Omaha. Includes access to the club area cash bar with option of purchasing food or drink for inside the suite. Value: $250 Opening bid: $150



Cycler’s Paradise

Do you live to bike and bike to live? Check out this basket complete with a Four-Star Tune-Up from Greenstreet Cycles, an ultra lightweight Bluetooth Headset, and a pair of Under Armour Igniter Active Sunglasses (donated by Commercial Optical) that you can show off on your next ride! Value: $180 Opening bid: $100



Creighton Spirit Wear Basket

Show off your Bluejay pride with this basket! It includes two scarves, a travel mug, a waterbottle, a pro-weave blanket, two alumni bags, and various other items all painted in blue. All items were graciously donated by the Creighton Bookstore and Creighton’s University Relations. Value: $200 Opening bid: $100



Revive Your Style

Be prepared to dazzle when you accessorize with any of these four unique, handcrafted stone pendants from Creighton alum Steph Lambert’s store, Revival, in downtown Benson. Show off your new style over a glass of J. Lohr chardonnay with friends. Value: $92 Opening bid: $45



Revive Your Style #2

Be prepared to dazzle when you accessorize with any of these four unique, handcrafted stone pendants from Creighton alum Steph Lambert’s store, Revival, in downtown Benson. Show off your new style over a glass of Slow Press cabernet with friends. Value: $92 Opening bid: $45



Omaha Must-Sees

Treat yourself and three lucky pals to a day of enjoying nature’s splendor at the Henry Doorly Zoo and Omaha’s Lauritzen Gardens. After a day of sight seeing around town, what better way to end the day than “eating good in the neighborhood” at Applebee’s. Value: $135 Opening bid: $75



Art Lovers

Enjoy two entries to a special exhibition at the Joslyn Art Museum. After being inspired by the art, test out your own painting abilities at the Corky Canvas and gain little confidence with a glass of wine. This basket also includes two nature paintings courtesy of corky canvas. Value: $115 Opening bid: $75




“Easter Lily”

This beautiful, stained glass piece was created by Dr. Mark Ware, Professor Emeritus of Psychology at Creighton. Stand not included. Available for an additional $10.00. Value: $75 Opening bid: $75




“Christmas Star”

This stain glass piece would be the perfect addition to any home! Enjoy the aesthetically pleasing art from Dr. Mark Ware, Professor Emeritus of Psychology at Creighton. Stand not included. Available for an additional $10.00. Value: $75 Opening bid: $75



“Original Print of St. John’s by Fr. Don Doll, SJ”

This spectacular photo was captured by the talented Fr. Don Doll, SJ. Presiding over the annual Creighton Thanksgiving Mass is President Fr. Hendrickson in our very own St. John’s Church. Value: $350 Opening bid: $350



“A Brownie Lover’s Dream”

Do you have a sweet tooth for delicious, homemade brownies? Look no further. Susan Walsh, Director of Health Administration and Policy at Creighton, will bake you a pan of specialty brownies once a month for twelve months. Value: $180 Opening bid: $100



“Spencer’s Steakhouse Gift Card”

Looking for the perfect date night? Utilize this $100 dollar gift card towards a candlelight steak dinner at Spencer’s Steakhouse. (expires 2/15/2019) Value: $100 Opening bid: $50



“A Night in Venice – Nebraska Style”

You’re gondalove this evening of fine dining and romantic water cruising right here in Omaha! Enjoy a meal for two at Upstream in Old Market then head to Heartland of America Park for a relaxing gondola ride around the spectacular illuminated fountain. Value: $90 Opening bid: $50



“Omaha Coffee Lovers Basket”

Are you an Omaha coffee shop connoisseur? Then this basket is perfect for you! Enjoy your favorite Omaha roasts with one free pound of gourmet coffee from Roast, a bottomless mug for a month from Urban Abbey, and a $50 gift card and shirt from Blueline Coffee. Value: $125 Opening bid: $75



“Coffee and Gamer Basket”

What’s the best way to play your favorite board games? With a fresh cup of coffee! This basket includes a month-long bottomless mug from Urban Abbey, two $10 gift cards to the Himalayan Java, a checkers set, and a t-shirt plus 5 one-day passes to Spielbound, home to the Guinness World Records of largest board game collection! Value: $116 Opening bid: $60



“Omaha Bar Hop”

Make the rounds to some of Omaha’s most classic bars. This basket includes two $20 gift cards to 1912, a $25 Mercury gift certificate, a $50 Buffalo Wild Wings gift card, and an adult small Dubliner’s Pub t-shirt. Value: $135 Opening bid: $70



“Omaha Beer Tour”

Indulge in Omaha’s best beers! This basket includes a $40 Jackson St. Tavern gift card, $50 gift certificate to Omaha Tap House, $25 Brickway Brewery gift card, and an adult small Dubliner’s Pub t-shirt. Value: $140 Opening bid: $75



“Crescent Moon Basket”

Are you a beer connoisseur? Then you will love this basket donated by The Crescent Moon! It includes a $30 gift card to the Moon, bar snacks, beer accessories, and an assortment of the staff’s favorite craft beers. Value: $65 Opening bid: $30



“Nothing Bundt Cakes Basket”

Nothing BUNDT love for this basket! Enjoy this bundtlet tower as well as a punch card good for a free bundtlet cake every month for a year. Value: $55 Opening bid: $30



“Omaha Food Tour”

Chow down at your favorite restaurants throughout Omaha! This basket includes a $25 gift card to Pitch Pizzeria, two free dinners and an appetizer at Spaghetti Works, a $25 gift card to the Old Mattress Factory, and two $20 gift cards to Della Costa. Value: $130 Opening bid: $70



“Did Someone Say Cheesecake?”

Alice Smith, Senior Instructional Designer in the Office of Medical Education, will help you get your cheesecake fix with a homemade cheesecake each month for three months. Take home this month’s cheesecake from the Luncheon and for the other two choose from several different types including White Chocolate Macadamia Nut, Guinness Chocolate, Raspberry, Lemon, Caramel Chocolate, Pumpkin, Classic New York and more Value: $75 Opening bid: $45



“ILove ILAC Basket”

Very special thanks to Creighton’s Institute for Latin American Concern for donating four types of coffee grounds, three types of caramel treats, and an assortment of chocolate bars – all made with love in the Dominican Republic! Value: $90



“Entry for 4 to “The Dinner Detective”

Assemble a team of you and three other wanna-be detectives for America’s largest interactive comedy murder mystery dinner show! Solve a hilarious crime while you feast on a fantastic dinner. Just beware! The killer is hiding somewhere in the room, and you may find yourself as a Prime Suspect! Value: $240 Opening bid: $120



“Film Streams Inc. Annual Membership”

Keep up to date with the best films you won’t find at AMC with this Film Streams Inc. membership. This year-long membership includes half-priced movie tickets, 20% off concessions, and advance purchase periods for special events. But wait, there’s more!! Also included in this basket is a $50.00 gift card to the delicious Olive Garden restaurant. Value: $100 Opening bid: $60



“Apple Watch Series 3″

Keep up with the latest Apple technology with the Apple Watch Series 3. Answer calls, send texts, and listen to your favorite jams all without your phone. Now you have the freedom to just go with your watch. Value: $359 Opening bid: $200



“A Childhood Dream Basket”

Your kid will never be bored once you bring this basket home! It includes two tickets to the Crayola Experience at the Mall of America in the Twin Cities and a variety of fun toys. Value: $143 Opening bid: $75



“Stirnella and the “Suite” Life Basket”

Enjoy a romantic dinner for two with a bottle of wine at Stirnella Bar and Kitchen for a value of $125. After a delicious cuisine, enjoy a complimentary night stay at the Embassy Suites Hotel in the Old Market. Value: $325 Opening bid: $200



“Dinner and a Show”

Take the kids out for an exciting event at the Rose Theater with four non-premium tickets and then enjoy a family meal at Old Chicago with a $30 gift card. Value: $110 Opening bid: $50



“Wanderlust Basket”

Do you have a desire to travel the world? Then this basket is perfect for you! It includes two selfie sticks, a map of the world, a journal, and a picture frame for those picturesque moments. Value: $50 Opening bid: $25



“Kids Day Out”

Have a free Saturday or Sunday? Surprise the kids with a trip to Defy Gravity, good for three 1 hour long passes. Afterwards enjoy dinner at Texas Roadhouse ($100). Value: $143 Opening bid: $100




“Janae, The American Girl Doll”

American Girl Dolls value compassion, tolerance, and love. Janae, donated by Juli-Ann Gasper, also values service and justice! Take home this loving doll along with fun outfits, colorful bedding, and the cutest shoes. Opening bid: $75



“Omaha Staycation”

Take advantage of this Omaha Staycation Basket graciously donated by Creighton University Relations! It includes a one-night stay at the Hotel Deco (good through January 2nd, 2019), a $25 gift card to the Kitchen Table, a $40 gift card to Thai Pepper, wine, chocolates, and two tickets to Siro-A at the Orpheum Theater. Siro-A is the talented video-projection dancing group featured on “America’s Got Talent.” Value: $310 Opening bid: $200



“The Sweet Escape Basket”

ESCAPE the bores of a normal day with this action-packed basket! Take advantage of a $60 voucher to Entrap Games, Omaha’s elite escape room game. Afterwards, enjoy some tacos and ice cream with $50 worth of gift cards to California Taco and 5 free ice cream cones to Ted & Wally’s. Value: $130 Opening bid: $70



“Babysitting from Brittni”

It’s not everyday that you get a chance to have Brittni Porath, Completely Kids service site coordinator and the best sitter this side of the Mississippi, watch your little loved ones for an evening! She is also CPR certified and willing to babysit your kiddos for any amount of time! Value: $50 Opening bid: $30



“Spanish Lessons from Kelly Tadeo-Orbik “

Brush up on your Spanish with lessons from Kelly Tadeo-Orbik, Associate Director of the Schlegel Center for Service and Justice. Kelly has received her degree in Spanish from Creighton, lived in El Salvador, and is credentialed to teach Spanish classes. She is offering three 30 minute sessions for students at any level, young or old. Options include but are not limited to: meeting at the south Omaha library, a local restaurant to practice essential spanish, or practicing phone calls. Value: $50 Opening bid: $30



“Headshots by Maren Haddad”

Are you looking for the perfect head shots for your LinkedIn profile? Maren Haddad has got your back! Maren is a senior at Creighton studying graphic design on the multi-media and photojournalism track. The photos from the 30 minute session will be edited to your desired style and sent your way. Value: $50 Opening bid: $30



“Health & Wellness”

Been feeling a little tense lately? Rarin’ to get in shape for summer? If you answered yes to one or both of these questions then this basket could most certainly be the one for you! Enjoy a one-hour massage compliments of Creighton’s Campus Recreation & Wellness Department and a personal training session from certified strength and conditioning specialist Pete Rafferty Value: $100 Opening bid: $50



“Bougie Basket”

Streets of Omaha or New York Runway? No one will ever know with the amount of style radiating out of this basket. Spice up your wardrobe with a purse from Yi’s Designer Jewelry, a $50 gift card to Goldsmith Silversmith, a $25 gift card to Apricot Lane, and two necklaces from Revival in Benson. Value: $165 Opening bid: $75



“Presidential Library Basket”

Red, white, blue, and you! Feel like a regular at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave with this basket that will emulate none other than the Presidential Library itself! Included is an intimate history of the Roosevelts, a $40 gift certificate to Jackson Street Booksellers, and a couple bottles of “The Federalist” wine. Value: $100 Opening bid: $50



“Curb Appeal Basket”

No need to try and curb your excitement for this basket – treat yourself and your best gal friend to women’s haircuts and even hi lites too!. Value: $415 Opening bid: $200



“Parking Pass”

Bring this certificate to the Public Safety Office to receive a guaranteed parking pass for the 2018-2019 school year. Good for faculty/staff or students. Keep it for yourself or give it as a gift! Please stop by the Public Safety Office between August 20th and August 31st to pick up your permit. Must present a valid faculty/staff or student ID. Value: $350 Opening bid: $300



“Me Night Basket”

Have you had a stressful week? In need of some R&R? Then bid on this basket donated by the staff at Creighton’s Health Science Library! It includes a $50 Amazon gift card, chocolates, two books, wine, and of course fuzzy socks. Value: $125 Opening bid: $65



“Mystery Basket”

Do consider yourself a risk taker? Live life on the edge and bid on this mystery box of a $200 value. It could be useless clutter. It could be keys to a brand new car. Only fate can decide… Value: $200 Opening bid: $75



“Meat the Cheesy Basket”

Meat and exceed your cheesiest dreams (in more ways than one) with this here basket of pure joy. Enjoy a dinner at the Cheesecake factory, a box of Cheez-its, some delicious summer sausage, a couple decorative pieces with cheesy sayings, and a jar full of cheesy jokes Value: $60 Opening bid: $40



“Have a Blessed Christmas Basket”

Wish it could be Christmas all year round? Well, thanks to this nifty basket full of holiday and religious decor, it can be! Enjoy a copy of Todd Burpo’s Heaven is for Real, a prayer cross, an angel sculpture, a Christmas stocking brooch, a Christmas tree necklace, and a blue jay ornament! Value: $75 Opening bid: $50





This bench is back, and better than ever. Created by Dr. Wayne Young and also one of his favorites ever made, this bench is constructed from 100% reclaimed wood from decks, skyforts, a fence, and a barn. Complete with 2 coats of Thompson’s water seal, this bench is perfect for the outdoors.

Value: $200 Opening bid: $200


“Test Your Luck Basket”

TNot only is this item an aesthetically pleasing piece of decor, but it also contains dozens of unscratched lottery tickets generously purchased and donated by our Student Health Department. If you’re feeling lucky, take a chance on this basket and find out if you can win big! Value: $120