17th Annual LCC Foundation Harvest Dinner
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 firstname.lastname@example.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
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 Community 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!”
If you have already secured your sponsorship, please remember to complete and email your guest list to email@example.com
- Fillable Guest List for 10 (Title, Gala, Chef & Platinum)
- Fillable Guest List for 4 (Cocktail & Wine Wall)
- Fillable Guest List for 8 (Gold, Silver & Premier In-Kind)
- Fillable Guest List for 2 (Wine & Dinner)
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.
Haugland Family Foundation
Alex and Amanda Haugland
Kathie Tippens Wiper
LCC Office of the President
LCC Office of the President
Diana Learner & Carolyn Simms
Willie & Ellen Tykeson
Jewelry In-Kind Sponsor
Print In-Kind Sponsor
Charlene Carter & Jennifer Hector
Ada O. L. Lee
Cocktail Bar Sponsor
Wine Wall Sponsor
Mary Jeanne Jacobsen
Dinner Course Sponsors
2019 Harvest Dinner In-Kind Donors
Greg Fitz-Gerald & Susan Soonkeum Cox
Mary Jeanne Jacobsen
Museum of Natural & Cultural History
Papa's Pizza - Willakenzie
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!
Harvest Dinner & Auction Photos
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