Jan

11

Aksarben Foundation Announces Women’s Ball Committee Chair and Aksarben Ball Committee Chair for 2024

Pictured: Chaley Chandler, 2024 Aksarben Women’s Ball Committee Chair and
Terry Kroeger, 2024 Aksarben Ball Committee Chair

The Aksarben Foundation has announced leadership for the 2024 Aksarben Ball, which will be held Saturday, October 19th, 2024, at CHI Health Center Omaha.

Chaley Chandler has been selected as Chair of the Women’s Ball Committee for 2024. Chandler joined the WBC in 2022 and served as Co-Production Chair at this year’s Aksarben Ball. Prior to joining the WBC, Chandler was President of the Junior League of Omaha in 2016-17, President of the Rose Theater Guild Board in 2017-18, President of the Board of Directors for Memories for Kids in 2020 and President of the Boys and Girls Club Guild Board in 2022-23 and currently serves as Advisor. Chandler also co-chaired the Fusion Fundraising Luncheon for the Nebraska Medicine Guild Board in 2020, Co-Chaired the Children's Hospital Gala in 2021 and the Boys and Girls Club Gala in 2022.

In her role as WBC Chair, Chandler will be advised by Kathryn Anderson who served as Chair for the 2023 Aksarben Ball. The 2023 event, “Extraordinary Wonder” was held Saturday, October 28th at CHI Health Center Omaha with record attendance and honored Dr. Jeffrey Gold of UNMC as Most Honored Citizen.

Terry Kroeger, President and CEO of Smith Kroeger, is partnering with Chandler as the Chair of the Aksarben Ball Committee for 2024. Kroeger joined the Aksarben Board as a Councillor in 2000 and as a Governor in 2006. He served as Chair of the Aksarben Board of Governors from 2018 through 2020.

The Aksarben Ball is an annual event steeped in nearly 130-years of tradition. The event raises money for Aksarben scholarships, which are now coupled with internship opportunities for each student through the internNE, Powered by Aksarben program. Aksarben scholarships help deserving students of need throughout Nebraska and Western Iowa attend post-secondary education in Nebraska.