“Back for the Future” was the theme for Vi-Vi 2017. Four hundred guests attended the gala event on Friday October 6, 2017 at the Omaha Design Center. Hors d’oeuvres were passed and dinner was served by volunteer students wearing “Back to the Future” theme-inspired “Lou’s Café” t-shirts and retro diner food server hats. Catering Creations treated guests to an upscale diner themed dinner.
A rare DeLorean owned by Westside High School alum Thom Donaldson (’69) was on display for photo opportunities with guests. Thom also contributed a ride in the DeLorean as part of the live auction.
Vi-Vi 2017 netted $180,000 for Westside Community Schools. These funds will go directly toward innovative educational opportunities in every school – building on the strong fundamental foundation by integrating new methods of technologies to further enhance the educational experience for every student. Brandi Peterson was the emcee for the evening and Russ Moravec served as auctioneer for the live auction.
Honorary Chairs for Vi-Vi 2017 were Chrisi and John Hughes. Event Chairs were Kyle (McGill) (’88) and Mike Robino and Michelle (Johnson) (’88) and Scott Warner.