Foundation Events & Awards

President's Circle Reception - May & June

The President's Circle Reception is Lane Community College Foundation's most prestigious recognition event. Our President's Circle members come together to be recognized for their excellence in giving in support of the college. They have the opportunity to hear a student scholarship speaker and meet student scholarship ambassadors. This reception is generally held at The Eugene Country Club in May of each year. Given the nature of new restrictions and recommendations in Oregon regarding the Coronavirus, we felt it was more than prudent to postpone this annual event, originally scheduled for April 16, 2020.

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The Renaissance Room is a fun event dedicated to showcasing the Culinary & Hospitality Management Program. President's Circle members come to Lane's main campus for student prepared food stations showcasing a variety of carefully planned and prepared foods from all over the world. Guests have a chance to dine in the Renaissance Room, tour the kitchens, and vote for their favorite TOP CHEF student team! This event is generally held in June of each year and has limited ticket availability.

Personal invitations are mailed to community members who support the Lane Community College Foundation with annual gifts of $1,000 or more.

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For information about joining the President's Circle contact Katie Gatlin, Annual Gifts Officer at (541) 463-5898 or

Employee Campaign - September through December

Lane Community College's Employee Campaign raises much needed funds for scholarships and programs here at Lane. Lane employees are an incredibly generous group! You can make a gift to the LCC Foundation through payroll deduction, credit card, cash or check.

The Celebration at Lane - October / November

After 17 years of success with the LCC Foundation's Harvest Dinner & Auction, we are taking our festivities and fundraising to the next level with The Celebration.

Sponsorships are available now. Please contact Katie Galin at 541-463-5898 or for more information.

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Scholarship Recipient Events

The Foundation provides a variety of opportunities for donors and scholarship recipients to meet. We may host both large events and smaller, more personal meetings throughout the academic year. It is always a meaningful experience when donors and recipients have a chance to share their stories.

To request accommodations that will facilitate your full participation in any event contact the Foundation at (541) 463-5135 or at least one week in advance.

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Eldon G. Schafer Award for Innovation

Eldon G. Schafer

Each year, Lane Community College holds a competition to identify projects that embody the spirit of innovation envisioned by past president Eldon F. Schafer.

The Schafer Innovation Awards and the Schafer Pat-On-The-Back Awards are selected in collaboration with the Innovation of the Year, sponsored by The League for Innovation in the Community College.

The projects are selected based on the following criteria:

  • Effectiveness
  • Efficiency
  • Affordablity
  • Reliability, and
  • Creativity

Lane's Innovation of the Year Award is selected every February by a committee that consists of a volunteer pool of previous award recipients, LCC Foundation staff and Board members, and Lane's League Representative. In the event that none of the nominations are deemed to be of a caliber of nationwide recognition, no award will be made for that academic year.

For more information, please contact Office of Academic and Student Affairs.