Scholarship Luncheon Photo

2018 Scholarship Luncheon

On March 22, 2018, Phoenix Academy hosted its annual Scholarship Luncheon at the Hilton Downtown Omaha.  Over 325 people came out to eat lunch, listen to the speakers, award recipients and show their support for Phoenix Academy. Our keynote speaker was the nationally known expert on learning disabilities, Rick Lavoie. Mr. Lavoie spoke about the […]

Angela Duckworth

Phoenix Academy Scholarship Luncheon

Phoenix Academy Scholarship Luncheon Gets Gritty and Honors Omaha Education Advocates Omaha, Neb. – The 2017 Phoenix Academy Scholarship Luncheon was held Wednesday, February 1, at Hilton Omaha. More than 340 people attended the Luncheon, which featured Angela Duckworth, Ph.D.  Angela is an author and Professor of Psychology at the University of Pennsylvania.  Angela studies […]

Getting “Gritty” and Ready for the Scholarship Luncheon

 This week, our students were tasked with a very important art project: making the centerpieces for our upcoming Scholarship Luncheon!  For every luncheon, our students help create the wonderful centerpieces that make our tables come to life. With the theme of this year’s luncheon being “Grit,” (Our keynote speaker is Angela Duckworth, author of the […]

Scholarship Luncheon Raises Over $125,000 and Honors Omaha Education Advocates

The 2015 Phoenix Academy Scholarship Luncheon was held Friday, October 2 at Hilton Omaha. More than 350 supporters attended the luncheon, which featured Dr. JoAnn Deak, noted educator, psychologist and author of Your Fantastic Elastic Brain, and raised more than $125,000 for the school’s scholarship fund. The event also honored two champions of literacy in the […]

JoAnn Deak, PhD

Scholarship Luncheon Press Release

Noted Educator, Psychologist and Author of Your Fantastic Elastic Brain, JoAnn Deak, PhD, to Speak at 2015 Phoenix Academy Scholarship Luncheon Omaha, Neb. – Phoenix Academy is proud to announce JoAnn Deak as the keynote speaker for the 2015 Scholarship Luncheon to be held onFriday, October 2 at Hilton Omaha. Dr. Deak’s book, “Your Fantastic Elastic Brain” […]

2014 Scholarship Luncheon Featuring Erin Gruwell

The room was alive with colors of the academy and the beautiful centerpieces and stage decorations were also in the theme of the school colors and fall.  The Phoenix Academy logo was projected onto the dark grey drapes behind the stage with red, yellow and orange lights illuminating the room.  This was the setting for […]

Erin Gruwell Scholarship Luncheon Guest Speaker

Scholarship Luncheon Press Release

Freedom Writers Foundation’s Erin Gruwell to Speak at 2014 Phoenix Academy Scholarship Luncheon Tickets Now Available (Omaha, Neb. – Erin Gruwell, founder of the Freedom Writers Foundation and the inspiration for the 2007 movie Freedom Writers starring Hilary Swank, will be the featured speaker at the 2014 Phoenix Academy Scholarship Luncheon on Wednesday, Oct. 1, at the […]

Mrs. Laura Bush Speaks at Scholarship Luncheon

Mrs. Laura Bush was captivating when she spoke to the 650 people who gathered for our Phoenix Academy Scholarship Luncheon on Tuesday, October 22, 2013, at CenturyLink.  The luncheon helped us raise scholarship funds for qualifying students who would not otherwise have the opportunity to experience the life-changing program that Phoenix Academy offers.  In attendance […]

Scholarship Luncheon in the News

The Omaha World-Herald and WOWT 6 News published stories about the Scholarship Luncheon.  The luncheon was held Oct. 22 and featured Mrs. Laura Bush as the keynote speaker. The World-Herald published three stories: “In Omaha, Laura Bush says today’s children need a support system“, “Literacy awards go to former W-H publisher and ex-UNO chancellor” and “Former first lady […]