Harvest Dinner

17th Annual LCC Foundation Harvest Dinnerblack fleur de lis image

For those of you who attended the Harvest Dinner, I hope you had a fabulous time! It was a great, lively evening that had truly outstanding results. In total, we raised over $340,000 for the Foundation, Culinary/Hospitality departments and student scholarships!! The total includes over $118,000 restricted for Shining Star Scholarships – one of our best years ever for Shining Star gifts! Everyone was very moved by the student stories, and the vibe in the room was incredibly positive and fun. The feedback we’ve received on the event is some of our most positive feedback ever.

Special thanks to chairs George and Diane McCully, our amazing sponsors, our amazing donors, and everyone who made this possible. We look forward to planning for next year with another fabulous guest chef, chairs and theme. As soon as we have information on next year’s event, I will send that your way.

We’re entering our busy season now at the Foundation with end-of-year fundraising, holiday greetings from scholarship recipients to donors, and annual scholarship renewals (if you support an annual/named scholarship, expect our call this month!).

Thank you for giving and thank you for your support of our students and College. You are literally changing lives.

Very best regards,

Wendy Jett, Foundation Director


The 17th Annual LCC Foundation Harvest Dinner was Held on Wednesday, October 30, 2019

Laissez Les Bons Temps Rouler! (Let The Good Times Roll!)

We are delighted to announce this year’s Harvest Dinner guest chef, Danielle Lewis, and our chairs, George and Diane McCully! Our guest chef hails from Louisiana and we are looking forward to an event filled with fabulous New Orleans-style food, jazz music, and great performances from faculty, students, and others. Mark your calendars for October 30, 2019 – and let us know if you’re interested in a table sponsorship. This event sells out every year by mid-summer, so also let us know if you’d like to be on the list for individual tickets. Please contact Katie Gatlin at (541) 463-5898 or katie@laneccfoundation.org.

2019 Harvest Dinner Guest Chef: Danielle Lewis, Executive Chef, Castor (www.castorcorvallis.com)
Chef Danielle Lewis was born in Chapel Hill, North Carolina and raised in Ruston, Louisiana.
Through her exposure to the rich and unique food culture in Louisiana, she cultivated her talents in Guest Chef Danielle Lewis
Southern cuisine. In 2006, her family relocated to Eugene, Oregon. Danielle began studying culinary arts at Lane Community College in the fall of 2009. During her time at LCC, she began her career at King Estate Winery, where she worked her way up to Sous Chef. While at Lane, Danielle learned the importance of sustainability and sourcing ingredients locally. In 2014, Danielle became Sous Chef at Marché in Eugene, Oregon. Shortly after, she became Chef de Cuisine at Membrillo Latin Kitchen. In 2017, Danielle helped open her current venture, Castor Kitchen and Bar in Corvallis. Her restaurant is
a dream come true—Castor embodies everything Danielle believes in: sourcing local and sustainable ingredients; working directly with farmers and purveyors; and a seasonally changing menu based on availability at local farms. The menu at Castor combines classical French techniques and the flavors
of the South. At Castor, Danielle has created a restaurant and atmosphere that inspire others in the
culinary industry and local community. Visit it when you are next in Corvallis!

2019 Harvest Dinner Chairs: George & Diane McCully
Harvest Dinner Chairs George and Diane McCully are both alums of Lane CommunityChairs George & Diane McCully College. Diane is an alumna of Lane’s Dental Hygiene program, and she is passionate about education. George received his pilot’s license through Lane Community College’s Aviation Academy. For the past 46 years, George has been caring for smiles as dentist, 25 of which he has been the owner of George McCully Family Dentistry in Eugene, where he also offers clinical placements for Lane students. George and Diane have been members
of the Foundation’s President’s Circle since 2008, with their giving focused on student scholarships. As longtime attendees, George and Diane are thrilled to be chairing this year’s Harvest Dinner. “We look forward to sharing a wonderful evening with dinner conceived by Chef Danielle Lewis, prepared and served by the culinary arts and hospitality students at LCC. Thank you for your past patronage and please give to help the next generation be successful. Whatever you can give will make you feel good!”

We are currently offering a variety of sponsorship opportunities for this annually sold-out event. For more information, please contact Katie Gatlin at (541) 463-5898 or katie@laneccfoundation.org.

If you have already secured your sponsorship, please remember to complete and email your guest list to shelby@laneccfoundation.org

We also accept cash donations, gift certificates, gift cards and in-kind gifts for inclusion in our auction. If you have items you would like to donate, please complete and return the 2019 Harvest Dinner Gift-in-Kind Form.


Title Sponsor

McKay Commercial Properties Logo


Gala Sponsor

Haugland Family Foundation


Chef Sponsor

McDonald Wholesale Logo

McDonald Wholesale Co.


Platinum Sponsors

Fertility Center of Oregon Logo

Fertility Center of Oregon

Murphy Company Logo

Murphy Company


Gold Sponsors

Bi-Mart Logo

Bi-Mart Corporation

Alex and Amanda Haugland

MetroCom Development MetroBru Logo

MetroCom Development

Oregon Community Credit Union Logo

Oregon Community Credit Union

PacificSource Health Plans Logo

PacificSource Health Plans

The Papé Group Logo

The Papé Group

Selco Logo

Selco Community Credit Union

Kathie Tippens Wiper

US Bank Logo

US Bank


Silver Sponsors

Ameriprise Blalack Logo

Ameriprise Financial Services, Inc.

Ferguson Wellman Capital Management Logo

Ferguson Wellman Capital Management

Harrang Long Gary Rudnick Logo
Harrang Long Gary Rudnick P.C.

Isler CPA logo

Isler CPA / Hathaway Munro

LCC Office of the President

LCC Office of the President

Diana Learner & Carolyn Simms

McKenzie-Willamette Logo

McKenzie-Willamette Medical Center

Ninkasi Logo

Ninkasi Brewing Company

Pacific Benefit Consultants Logo

Pacific Benefit Consultants

Rosboro Logo

Rosboro Lumber Co.

Tardie Investments, LLC Logo

Tardie Investments, LLC

Trillium Community Health Plan Logo

Trillium Community Health Plan

Willie & Ellen Tykeson

Wildish Land Company Logo

Wildish Construction Co.

Wildish Land Company Logo

Wildish Sand & Gravel Co.

Willamette Valley Company logo

Willamette Valley Company


Jewelry In-Kind Sponsor

Harry Ritchie's Jewelers logo

Harry Ritchie's Jewelers


Print In-Kind Sponsor

QSL Logo

QSL Print Communications, Inc.


Auction Sponsors

Charlene Carter & Jennifer Hector

Emerald Fruit & Produce Logo

Emerald Fruit & Produce

Industrial Source Logo

Industrial Source / National Fire Fighter Corp.

Jerry's Home Improvement Center Logo

Jerry's Home Improvement Center


Ada O. L. Lee

Seneca Sawmill Company

Seneca Sawmill Company

Willamette Dental Group Logo
Willamette Dental Group


Bourbon Sponsor

Heritage Distilling Logo

Heritage Distilling Company


Cocktail Bar Sponsor

Slocum Center Logo

Slocum Center for Orthopedics & Sports Medicine


Wine Wall Sponsor

Bank of America Logo

Bank of America


Wine Sponsors

Emberex Logo

Emberex, Inc.

Eugene Wine Cellars Logo

Eugene Wine Cellars

Farwest Steel Logo

Farwest Steel Corporation

Mary Jeanne Jacobsen

King Estate Winery Logo

King Estate Winery


Dinner Course Sponsors

KaiserPermanente Logo

Kaiser Permanente


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2019 Harvest Dinner In-Kind Donors

1859 Oregon's Magazine

Actors Cabaret of Eugene (ACE)
Ambrosia Restaurant & Bar

Shelby Anderson

Bendistillery

Benton-Lane Winery

Bijou Art Cinemas

Bounce Gymnastics
C & M Stables

Cascades Raptor Center
Castor Kitchen & Bar

Coburg Road Car Wash
Currey Guide Service
Jack Dunham Jr.

Eastgate Kenpo Karate
Enchanted Forest

Eugene Airport

Eugene Concert Choir

Eugene Masonic Lodge #11

Eugene Opera

Eugene Science Center
Excelsior Inn & Ristorante Italiano

Kathryn Finnerty

Greg Fitz-Gerald & Susan Soonkeum Cox

French Quarter Phantoms Ghost Tours

gilt+gossamer
Gingerlocks Handwovens
Heceta Lighthouse Bed & Breakfast

Hallmark Resort Newport

Heritage Distilling Co.

Randy Heldik
Mary Jeanne Jacobsen

Jerry's Rogue Jets
Wendy & Charlie Jett
Kendra Scott, LLC

Heather Lee & Tom Emmons

Chef Danielle Lewis

Local Ocean Seafoods
lowernine.org
Marché & Provisions Market Hall
Sarah McCully-Posner

McMenamins Pubs & Breweries

Museum of Natural & Cultural History
Karuna Neustadt

Newman's Fish Company - Dwight Collins

Oregon Bach Festival

Oregon Contemporary Theatre

Oregon Museum of Science & Industry (OMSI)

Oregon Symphony

Papa's Pizza - Willakenzie

Pastini

Pittock Mansion
Plank Town Brewing Company
Portland Children's Museum

Prince Puckler's Ice Cream

Sabai Cafe & Bar

SELCO Community Credit Union
Statehood Media

Tamarack Wellness Center
The Bier Stein

The Country Inn Event Center / Cravings Fine Foods
Three Rivers Casino Resort

Toro Bravo, Inc.

Track Town Pizza
Vista Balloon Adventures

The Voodoo Lounge
Wilco Farm Stores

Wildlife Safari
Willamalane Park and Recreation District
Willamette Dental Group

Willamette Valley Vineyards


Gift-In-Kind Auction Donations

We need your donations! Do you have something interesting, fun, or unique you would like to donate to our annual Harvest Auction? Please use our Harvest Dinner Gift-in-Kind Donation Form and return it to us with your item (or arrange for pick-up). We put together amazing live and silent auction packages that are seen by prominent community members!

Thank you in advance for your generous donation!

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