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March 2, 2024 5:30-11:00pm 12th Annual Masquerade Ball & Auction benefits our Startup Assistance Grant, Educational programs for women and our YEG program

March 2 @ 5:30 pm - 11:00 pm CST

The Startup Assistance Grant Supports Emerging Women Entrepreneurs, and our Young Entrepreneur Girls (YEG)
The Metro Omaha Women’s Business Center (MOWBC) invites you to lead the community in supporting women entrepreneurs and professional women transitioning to business ownership by sponsoring our tenth annual Masquerade Ball & Auction.

Founded by BC Clark in 2008, MOWBC is a leader in the metro area in supporting women-owned businesses and women in the profession. Over 5,500 women have benefited from our programs over the past 15 years. Some of our programs include Business Forum Breakfasts, Lunch & Learns, Success Series workshops, Presentations, educational seminars, various business social/networking events, and our premier annual event, the Start-up Assistance Grant Masquerade Ball and Auction. We strive to educate, inspire and empower women by bridging connections with other organizations, businesses, and educational resources providing educational and vendor opportunities, and by promoting awareness of community resources.

To further connect and assist women, we are hosting our tenth annual Ball on Saturday, March 2, 2024, at the Steppe Center. We’re providing dinner, entertainment, music by DJB a silent auction featuring unique items and a dynamic hall of fame ceremony, and grant awards presentation to our emerging women entrepreneurs. Our first Ball granted one woman entrepreneur $1,000.00 Start-up Assistance Grant and to date, we have awarded over $25,000 in Start-up Assistance.

This fun special event will not only provide the funding needed to award start-up grants, but it will also help us further our vision of offering educational training and mentoring for women, and our Young Entrepreneur Girls, (YEG) leadership and internship for girls 11 to 18 wanting to go into business and or a professional career this is a unique mentoring and educational program targeted for inner-city and other girls.

Line Up!

  • MC – Taylor Johnson, WOWT Channel 6 as Journalist, Anchor
  • Honorary Chairs Mr. & Mrs. Jim & Kellie Murphy
  • Table Captains: Mr. & Mrs. Adam & Elizabeth Matthews
  • Table Captains: Mr. & Mrs. Geena Gomez
  • Table Captains: Mr. & Mrs.  Trecia Johnson
  • Table captains:  Ms. Estella Torres & Guest
  • Table captains: Mr. & Mrs Leo Louis
  • Table captains: Mr. & Mrs. Anani Vossah
  • Table Captains: Ms. Shayne Fili
  • Table Captain: Mr. & Mrs. Martine Quartey
  • Table Captain: Mrs. Marlene Kaplan 
  • Table Captains: Mr. & Mrs. Anton Reynolds
  • Dinner catered by Elegant Edge Events Catering
  • Photographer:  Photography by Andrea J for personal pics
  • Premiere Event Photographer (AndreaJ Portraits)
  • Community Recognition:
  • Lisa Sharp -Business Recognition 10 years (Sharp Hair salon)
  • Special Recognition:
  • Shasta Wragge, BMO – Outstanding Leadership Supporting Women in Business 
  • Jeff Quandt – Excellence in Non-Profit Support
  • Geena Gomez – Business Excellence 20 years Alvarez Insurance Agency
  • Yesenia Peck – Excellence in DEI across cultures & Communities
  • Grant Recipients
  • Artricia Nicole M00re

Entertainment-Dancing to the Music of DJB

Live and Silent Auction – Auction Solutions Inc, Shayne Fili, and team.

Formal or semi-formal Attire and Masquerade masks are Suggested, and other masks may be worn at your comfort when not eating or speaking.

You can change the number of tickets before you check out and pay.

Student tickets: $45

Individual ticket: $75

Couples ticket: $140

Table of 8: $750

— Sponsorship Opportunities —

Presenting Sponsor 10 seats: $7000

Platinum Sponsor 6 seats: $6000

Gold Sponsor: $5000

Silver Sponsor 8 seats: $4000

Bronze Sponsor 8 seats: $3000

Table Sponsor 8 seats: $1000




March 2
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm CST
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The Steppe Center
11730 Peel Circle
LaVista, NE 68128 United States
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