Hats Off to ACN

Saturday, May 2, 2020

A Benefit for The Autism Center of Nebraska

Help ACN support and enhance the quality of life for persons and families living with autism and other developmental disabilities.

6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Autism Center of Nebraska
9012 Q Street

Honorary Chairs: Bill and Jeanne Curfman
Emcee: Dave Wingert of Boomer Radio

John T. Clark Memorial Award will be presented to Joan K. Marcus, ACN Board President

Employer Partnership Awards presented to Omaha HyVee, Lincoln Sonic, Fremont Raising Cane’s

Event Tickets $100; table of 10 for $1000

Special food requests must be received by April 24, 2020

Sponsorship Levels

$10,000 GOLD (2 tables, 20 tickets to patron party, recognition)

$5,000 Silver (1 table, 10 tickets to patron party, recognition)

$2,500 Bronze (1 table, 2 tickets to patron party, recognition)

$500 Cocktail Sponsor (1 available- sign on piano, listing in program)

Contact Pat at 402-315-1000 with questions.

Additional donation or in lieu of attendance – click the button below. (When you get to Paypal, please indicate if it is additional or in lieu of attendance.)

The John T. Clark Family will match all donations above the ticket price, up to a total of $20,000.

For information contact Pat at 402-315-1000 or email info@ACNomaha.org

Buy Tickets & Sponsorships

Select the ticket or sponsorship below and click Add to Cart. You will be taken to Paypal for payment. Once there, you can return to purchase additional items or simply click the + to add more of the same item. To purchase the Cocktail Sponsorship, call Pat at 402-315-1000. To make a donation or in lieu of attendance, click here.

Hat Off To ACN Gala
Please let us know of any special food requests (Vegetarian, Gluten Free meals needed)

The 2021 ACN Hats Off Gala Has Been Cancelled; October Art Garden Plan is In The Works

  • Return of the Hats Off Event is slated for April 2022
  • The need for philanthropic support of ACN is greater than ever before
  • The ACN Board and event planning committee is working on creating an October 2021 cocktail event. Stay tuned to this page for more details.

Dear Friends of ACN:

In light of the numerous concerns regarding the spread of COVID-19, ACN announces the very difficult decision to cancel Hats Off to ACN – the gala previously scheduled for April 2021. Although we are all very disappointed, rest assured we intend to celebrate our honorees at a future event.

As we are developing new and creative ways to support our individuals, while working to protect individuals and staff from the spread of the virus, the cancellation of the gala means we are losing a very real and necessary source of revenue supporting our programs and services. We are faced with new challenges as we contemplate the loss of funds typically raised through the annual event. ACN continues to rise to the challenge, providing services beyond what is typical, as we provide services and supports to individuals while school is closed, while other day service providers have closed, and in general, work to serve individuals in the safest possible way during this time.

We ask you to consider turning your planned ticket purchase into a 100% tax-deductible donation.

We will be making individual contacts to those who have already purchased their ticket(s) or table(s) within the next few days to ask how donors would prefer we handle their purchase.

Thank you for being a friend of the Autism Center of Nebraska. Hats Off to YOU.




Leslie Bishop Hartung

Interim President and CEO

Donate to ACN

We are happy to receive your donation now as we plan for the 2021 event. Select the the level of donation click Add to Cart. You will be taken to Paypal for payment. To make a donation or in lieu of attendance, see below.

Hats Off To ACN Gala Donation

To donate any other amount – click the button below. (When you get to Paypal, please indicate that the donation is in lieu of attendance.)