The 13th Annual Harvest Dinner and Auction
Wednesday, October 28, 2015
The Harvest Dinner & Auction offers a wide variety of sponsor opportunities.
For limited individual ticket information or In-Kind donations please contact:
Gift-In-Kind Auction Donations
We need your donations--Do you have something interesting, fun, or unique you would like to donate for the 2015 Harvest Auction? Please use our Harvest Dinner Auction Donation Form and return it to us. We put together beautiful baskets with all kinds of great donations. Don't have time to put a basket together? Let our staff put one together for you. With over 400 guests attending this highly anticipated event you can be assured that your business or organization will be recognized and highly visible!
Pick up is available for non-mailable or physical item donations.
Gift-in-Kind Donation Form - Thank you in advance for your generous donation!
2015 Harvest Dinner and Auction Co-Chairs
Steve and Annie Sakaguchi
Steve and Annie Sakaguchi have been and continue to be great supporters of Lane Community College Foundation and the Eugene/Springfield community. They have attended the Harvest Dinner for many years and graciously accepted the challenge of being this years co-chair team. We thank each of you for your support and want to let you know that the 2014 Harvest Dinner was an incredible success with nearly $360,000 dollars raised to support scholarships and programs at Lane Community College! We say Thank you to all of sponsors, guests, and donors for making this past Harvest Dinner an incredible evening and for investmenting in our students! We look forward to seeing you on October 28 for another fantastic and fun-filled evening!
The Harvest Dinner is presented annually by the Lane Community College Foundation and Lane's Culinary Arts and Hospitality Management Program (CAHM) and serves as a working classroom for CAHM students. Students work under the guidance of a guest chef and instructors to prepare a multi course meal for 400 guests at the Center for Meeting and Learning.
2015 Harvest Dinner Guest Chef Pino Posteraro
Chef Giuseppe "Pino" Posteraro
Originally, from Lago, Italy, Chef Pino began his culinary training in his brother's restaurant in Canada. He continued his culinary training in Europe with famed Italian Chef Armando Zanetti, before working in several well-known restaurants in Europe and Asia.
He returned to Canada in 1999 and opened Cioppino's Mediterranean Grill in the Yaletown area of Vancouver, British Columbia. Chef Pino has been Vancouver Magazine's Chef of the Year twice (2008 and 2014). Cioppino's has earned Vancouver Magazine's Restaurant of the Year (2009) and Best Upscale Italian Restaurant eleven-years in row (2004 – 2014). Wine Spectator has presented Cioppino's the "Best of Award of Excellence" ten-years in a row (2004 – 2014) In addition it has twice received Zagat World's Top Restaurant rating of "extraordinary to perfection" with a score of 28 out of 30.
Chef Pino's restaurant is widely acknowledged as an exceptional expression of Mediterranean cooking. His classical style of cooking emphasizes use of the freshest ingredients.
For more information about this culinary gem please visit:
2015 Harvest Dinner Sponsors
McKay Commercial Properties
Rosaria P. Haugland Foundation
Northwest Community Credit Union
The Nice Card
Seneca Sawmill Company
Metrocom Development, LCC
Carter & Carter Financial
Sakaguchi Family & Friends
Whole Foods Market
Kathie Tippens Wiper
John A. Wolf, PC, Attorney
Faye & Lucille Stewart Foundation
Pacific Benefit Consultants, Inc.
B & A International & Mary Jane Mori and Jerold Hawn
Office of the President
Wine Wall Sponsor
Tykeson Family Charitable Trust
Cocktail Bar Sponsor
Harry Ritchie's Jewelers