Annual 9/11 Luncheon of Honor


Join the First Responders Foundation for our

Annual 9/11 Event of Honor
with Keynote Speaker
Tim Burke, OPPD President & CEO (retired)

2022 represents the First Responders Foundation’s Sixth Annual 9/11 Event of Honor.

You are invited to the luncheon on September 9th from 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. at the Omaha Marriott Downtown at the Capitol District.

The event will begin with a minute of silence in remembrance of 9/11. Opening remarks will be made by our CEO, Al Batschelet, and President, Todd Sears. During lunch, we will hear from Retired OPPD President/CEO Tim Burke. The luncheon will include the tradition of inducting those who have made a difference in the lives of first responders and the Foundation and those who have made a great impact in the community into the
Ancient Order of Saint Florian and Saint Michael.

Tickets/Sponsorships will be available soon.

2021 Keynote Speaker: University of Nebraska President Ted Carter

The First Responders Foundation is proud to present University of Nebraska President Ted Carter as the keynote speaker for the 2021 9/11 Luncheon of Honor. 

President Carter leads a four-campus university system that enrolls nearly 52,000 students and employs 16,000 faculty and staff on campuses in Lincoln, Omaha, and Kearney, plus academic divisions and research and extension centers across the state. He serves as chief spokesman and chief executive officer for the system, which operates on a $2.8 billion annual budget and includes a flagship Big Ten institution, a world-renowned academic health sciences center, Division I athletics programs, and preeminent institutes focused on water and agriculture, national security and defense, infectious disease and early childhood education.

Regent Jim Pillen states about President Carter, “Ted’s character and integrity are second to none. He has a proven focus on the success and well-being of students, faculty, and staff. He has a deep appreciation for the role and mission of higher education. And he is a public servant in every sense of the word”.

To read more about President Carter click here.

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