Heartland Family Service events give you an enjoyable, fun way to help others in the community. Each event either supports a variety of services or one specific program. Consider attending one of our events with friends and family. Investing in these events through donations, sponsorships, and volunteerism greatly assist Heartland Family Service in helping hundreds of people throughout eastern Nebraska and southwest Iowa.

Signature Events

“Carnival of Love” Gala | February 28, 2020 | Embassy Suites, LaVista, NE
Held annually in February and hosted by the Friends Guild, the Gala is our single largest fundraising event with an attendance of over 500. Enjoy cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, games, silent and live auctions, dinner, and a night out of fun and giving! Wear your jeans for this casual-attire and enchanting evening.

For more information, sponsorship opportunities or to become a member of the Friends Guild, contact or (402) 552-7424.

Strike A Chord | June 14, 2019 | Mid-America Center, Council Bluffs, IA
This music-inspired event features live entertainment, cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, games, silent and live auctions, and dinner to support our programs and services in southwest Iowa. During the evening, we also recognize the recipients of two honorees: the Salute to Achievement Award and the Salute to Leadership Award.

For more information or to sponsor this event, contact or (402) 552-7475.

Jefferson House “Stand Up for Kids!” Comedy Night | August 16, 2019 | Fremont Golf Club, Fremont, NE
This event features hilarious entertainment to help support our Jefferson House Children’s Shelter and Group Home in Fremont.

For more information or to sponsor this event, contact or (402) 552-7424.

Safe Haven Golf Tournament | September 23, 2019 | Eagle Hills Golf Course, Papillion, NE
For this annual fundraiser, the public is invited to come play golf in support of our Domestic Violence/Sexual Assault program, including the Safe Haven a concealed shelter for women and children who are fleeing a violent home.

For more information or to sponsor this event, contact or (402) 552-7475.

Salute to Families | November 21, 2019 | Happy Hollow Country Club, Omaha, NE
Dating back to 1982, this program honors four Nebraska families for their strong family life and community service. In addition, a Family Advocate Award is presented to an individual or group who has demonstrated direct action in services or issues that strengthen families. Each spring we ask the community for nominations. Selected families are then recognized at our annual recognition dinner in November.

For more information or to sponsor this event, contact or (402) 552-7424.

Community Events

Good Works 101 | Monthly Dates
You’re invited to attend Good Works 101 Lunch and Learn! Join us for a bite to eat and learn how Heartland Family Service programs and services impact our community from John Jeanetta, Heartland Family Service President and CEO. Lunch is provided. We look forward to sharing all of our Good Works with you! For Good Works 101 dates, visit our calendar.

For more information or to RSVP for the next Good Works 101, contact or (402) 552-7475.

Senior Prom | April 22, 2018
Hosted by the Heartland Family Service Junior Friends, seniors from our Generations Center and the community at-large enjoy dinner, traditional prom pictures and dances with our high school volunteers. At the end of the night, a king and queen are crowned.

For more information or to sponsor this event, contact or (402) 552-7418.

Omaha Gives! | May 22, 2019 | Online giving midnight-11:59 p.m. | Omaha metro
This 24-hour online fundraising event is organized annual by the Omaha Community Foundation to raise support for nonprofits in Douglas and Sarpy counties in Nebraska and Pottawattamie County in Iowa.

View more information about our programs

Child & Family

Counseling & Prevention

Housing & Financial Stability