Thursday, August 22, 2013

Another Treasure

We are thrilled to share a truly unique treasure created by the talents of Michaela Harper.

Michaela took hours of patient dedication to create this exclusively for the Madonna School and Workshop Celebration.

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

What is your favorite view?

“Our hills and vineyards, the Alps early morning, just as the sun rises,” these are Giorgio Romansckyi’s favorite views. And when you visit his B&B, 5 chimneys, you may agree.

“You come as a guest, leave as family.” Is the slogan, as well as the best part of staying at Giorgio and Patrizia’s. 

At the Madonna School Celebration, August 24th, a 6 night, 7 day package for a couple at 5 Chimneys, including transportation to and from the Milan airport, accommodation, breakfast, dinner and tours will be in the live auction.  Wow! 

Introduced to the Madonna School and its mission by friends in Omaha, Giorgio and Patrizia and say that “in giving, we in return receive much more,” and helping the Madonna students and families fills their hearts with joy.  They both were born in Italy and returned to pursue this recent adventure only 4 years ago.  They visit Omaha when they can, but encourage Omaha to visit them as well.  In fact, Micheal Kelly did a very nice write-up just last year about his trip.

I asked Giorgio where he learned to give so generously and he said it is because of his Catholic upbringing. His favorite quote is “Where there is charity, there is love.” This kindness will be doubled for the Madonna School when the bidding begins for this great vacation.

Thursday, August 15, 2013

Would you like $5000?

Hello Friends,

Do you know the winning ticket for the Celebration raffle is $5000? 

Each entry is  $50.  And your odds are very good.

Better yet, every ticket purchased goes toward a cause you care about, The Madonna School and Workshop!

Tickets will be on-sale at the Celebration Event or

Contact Fred, the event chairperson, for your tickets.

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Golfers On Your Ready

Check out this gorgeous package to be auctioned off at the Live auction at Celebration:

The Prairie Club
located near Valentine, NE

2 day and 1 night for 4 persons.

Lodging (double occupancy) and
all the golf you want to play.


Get your foursome together and support the Madonna School and Workshop.

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Greetings From Senator Bob and Peggy Krist

Greetings from the Honorary Chairs

Senator Bob and Peggy Krist

Peggy and I are proud to have been a small part of the Madonna Family over the years.  From the first “ask” from Sister Mary Evangeline to the present, we continue to be ever mindful and dedicated to what is best for the Madonna School and Shop.  We have loved the opportunity to work with many of you to improve the foundation and growth of all Madonna services.

 We are also proud to serve this year as the Honorary Chairs, knowing the real credit for the success tonight goes to Fred and Mary Kay Otterberg, whose hard work and continued dedication to this institution has never wavered.  I had the honor to serve with Fred on the Board when he was the Development Director so many years ago.  He used to tell all of us, “Just get them in the doors to meet our kids and they’ll be hooked.”
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