Friends of RiteCare Dinner and Auction
The Friends of RiteCare Dinner is an annual event scheduled in October.
Reserve your seat for the best evening on the Scottish Rite calendar, featuring a gourmet dinner, extraordinary silent and live auctions and entertainment. Your reservation supports speech and language therapy for Nebraska children (Rite Care Clinics of Nebraska) and the philanthropies of the Scottish Rite Foundation.
Each year, the Friends of RiteCare recognizes an individual who has made a positive impact on the RiteCare Clinic and their ability to serve children in Nebraska.
Munroe-Meyer Institute director, Dr. Karoly Mirnics, was the 2019 honoree. Dr. Mirnics has dedicated his professional career to improving the lives of adults and children with disabilities and other complex health care needs. We are grateful for his visionary leadership.
Visit the event website to learn more about the event, donate, or reserve a table.
Scottish Rite Foundation of Omaha
The Scottish Rite Foundation of Omaha was formed in 1972 to consolidate the philanthropies of Omaha's Scottish Rite Masons. In the 1970s, Scottish Rite Masons recognized a need for speech therapy for children. The RiteCare Speech and Language Clinics were formed to provide therapy to children throughout the state with Clinics in Omaha (UNMC Munroe-Meyer Institute, Lincoln (Barkley Memorial Center), Hastings (Hastings Masonic Center), Kearney (University of Nebraska at Kearney). In 2020, Scottish Rite Masons donated $750,000 to offer these services to Nebraska families without regard to a family's ability to pay. Additionally, the Scottish Rite offers 14 $2,000 merit and need-based scholarships to UNO college students, a professorship in Speech-Language Pathology at the University of Nebraska Medical Center, and support for area non-profits.