Harvest Dinner

17th Annual LCC Foundation Harvest Dinner Dinnerblack fleur de lis image

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

Wednesday, October 30, 2019

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

Feguson Wellman Capital Management

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

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

Tykeson Family Foundation

Wildish Land Company Logo

Wildish Construction Co.

Wildish Land Company Logo

Wildish Sand & Gravel Co.


Auctioneer Sponsor


Jewelry In-Kind Sponsor


Print In-Kind Sponsor

QSL Logo

QSL Print Communications, Inc.


Auction Sponsors

Emerald Fruit & Produce Logo

Emerald Fruit & Produce

Industrial Source Logo

Industrial Source / National Fire Fighter Corp.

Seneca Sawmill Company

Seneca Sawmill Company


Cocktail Bar Sponsors

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.

Farwest Steel Logo

Farwest Steel Corporation

Isler, CPA Logo

Isler, CPA

Mary Jeanne Jacobsen


Dinner Course Sponsors


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2019 Harvest Dinner In-Kind Donors

1859 Oregon's Magazine

Actors Cabaret of Eugene (ACE)
Ambrosia Restaurant & Bar
Bendistillery

Benton-Lane Winery

Bijou Art Cinemas

Cascades Raptor Center
Castor Kitchen & Bar

Coburg Road Car Wash

Eastgate Kenpo Karate
Enchanted Forest

Eugene Concert Choir

Eugene Masonic Lodge #11

Eugene Opera

Eugene Science Center
Greg Fitz-Gerald & Susan Soonkeum Cox

gilt+gossamer

Hallmark Resort Newport

Heritage Distilling Co.

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

Local Ocean Seafoods
Marché & Provisions Market Hall

Museum of Natural & Cultural History

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

Prince Puckler's Ice Cream

Sabai Cafe & Bar

SELCO Community Credit Union
Statehood Media

The Bier Stein

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

Toro Bravo, Inc.

Track Town Pizza

Wildlife Safari

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. 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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