Harvest Dinner

Annual Harvest Dinner & Auction

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The 15th Annual Harvest Dinner and Auction will be held on
Wednesday, October 25, 2017

For sponsorship information please contact:

Phillip Hudspeth, Annual Gifts & Corporate Relations Officer
(541) 463-5898 or phillip@laneccfoundation.org

For limited individual ticket information or In-Kind donations please contact:

Heather Lee, Event and Stewardship Coordinator
(541) 463-5777 or heather@laneccfoundation.org

For volunteering opportunities, please click HERE

Gift-In-Kind Auction Donations

We need your donations--Do you have something interesting, fun, or unique you would like to donate for the 2017 Harvest Auction? Please use our Harvest Dinner Auction Donation Form and return it to us. We put together amazing LIVE auction packages that are seen by prominent community members!

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 (Download to enable fillable fields)

Thank you in advance for your generous donation!

2017 Harvest Dinner & Auction Co-Chairs

Niles and Mary Ann Hanson

Niles and Mary Ann are long-time champions of education and 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 2016 Harvest Dinner was an incredible success with just over $400,000 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 investing in our students! We look forward to seeing you on October 25th 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.

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2017 Harvest Dinner Guest Chef Maximillian Petty

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Chef Maximillian Petty

At age 27, Chef Maximillian Petty has approached his culinary career much like each dish that he creates: imaginative, purposeful, and without boundaries. With aspirations well beyond his years, Maximillian has been cooking since the tender age of 11. His fast tracked career has not been without the hard work and dedication necessary to be an award-winning chef under the age of 30. This creativity and discipline was further recognized when named a semifinalist for James Beard Award Rising Star of the Year in 2016. His signature style and applied talent have created a notable chef with a solid reputation for intriguing and imaginative dishes.

A Seattle native, Maximillian started cooking at large family gatherings, which paved the way for his culinary career and influenced the personal touch felt at Eden Hill. As a teen, while cooking at his sister’s restaurant in Port Angeles, on Washington’s peninsula, he quickly realized that he had a natural skillfulness and interest in cooking as a career, one that could be combined with his love of art, fascination with technology and his relentless desire to learn.

Maximillian moved to Washington, D.C. and entrenched himself in southern cooking and creole influences before staging at Jose Andres’ Zaytinya, where he learned how to incorporate science into everyday cooking. Moving to Eugene, Oregon, Maximillian further refined his skills in culinary school. He started working at King Estate Winery, where he met two of his culinary influences, Executive Chef Michael Landsberg and Sous Chef Benjamin Nadolny. He soon became charcuterie chef of King Estate, teasing his talent for experimenting with aging and flavors. While in Eugene, he met his wife and business partner Jennifer, before the two moved to Austin, the city that would propel Maximillian to executive chef and award-winning chef.

Starting as garde manger at the age of 22 at Olivia, Maximillian kept his head down, worked hard and rose in the ranks to sous chef and then quickly to chef de cuisine. This is also where Maximillian learned the business side of restaurants, from Olivia owner James Holmes. He was 23 and had differentiated himself from his peers. Less than a year later, Maximillian was honored as Zagat Austin’s “30 Under 30” and received the “Austin Under 40” award presented by Austin Young Women’s Alliance and Austin.

Men’s Business League. After moving back to Washington, D.C. to serve as a private chef for a year, Maximillian heard home calling and seized the opportunity to be chef of his own venture, Eden Hill in Seattle. His culinary style and execution has earned him accolades and a reputation for inspired and imaginative cuisine. For Maximillian, flavor, texture and color all come into play in every dish he creates. From his signature Crispy Pig Head Candybar to Lick the Bowl, Maximillian enhances local and seasonal ingredients by applying innovative techniques and pushing culinary boundaries.

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2017 Harvest Dinner & Auction Sponsors


SELCO logo


McDonald Wholesale Co. logo


McKay Commercial Properties

Murphy Company

Murphy Company


BiMart logo


The Fertility Center of Oregon logo

The Fertility Center of Oregon

PacificSource logo

PacificSource Health Plans

The Pape Group logo

The Papé Group

RAIN Northwest logo


Sakaguchi and friends logo

Seneca Sawmill Company logo

Seneca Sawmill Company

US Bank logo

US Bank


Ameriprise Financial logo

Ameriprise Financial

BA International logo

Diana Learner logo

Erin Gould logo

Faye Lucille Stewart logo

Ferguson Wellman logo

Ferguson Wellman Capital Management

Kathie Tippens Wiper logo

LCC logo

LCC President's Office

Pacific Benefit Consultants logo

Pacific Benefit Consultants, Inc.

Rosboro logo

Rosboro Lumber Co.

Whole Foods logo

Whole Foods

Wildish logo

Wildish Land Company

Willamette Valley Company logo

Willamette Valley Company






Iris Vineyard logo

Iris Vineyards

Isler CPA logo

Isler CPA


Walton and Sheehan


Lochmead Farms logo

Lochmead Farms

2016 Harvest Dinner & Auction Sponsors

2016 Title Sponsor

Oregon Lottery Logo

Oregon Lottery

2016 Chef Sponsor

McDonald Wholesale Co. logo

McDonald Wholesale

2016 Platinum Sponsors

Burley logo

Burley Design, LLC

McKay Commercial Properties Logo

McKay Commercial Properties LLC

The Murphy Company

Murphy Company

Selco logo

SELCO Community Credit Union

2016 Print Sponsor

QSL Print Communications


2016 Jewelry Sponsor

Harry Ritchies Jewelry Logo
Harry Ritchie's Jewelers

2016 Gold Sponsors

BiMart logo


Carter & Carter Financial logo

Carter & Carter Financial

Haugland Family Foundation

OCCU logo

Oregon Community Credit Union

Pacific Source Logo

PacificSource Health Plans

RAIN Northwest logo



Mr. and Mrs. Sakaguchi & Friends

Seneca Sawmill Company logo


Slocum Center

Slocum Center for Orthopedics & Sports medicine

US Bank

US Bank

Ward Insurance

Ward Insurance

The Fertility Center of Oregon logo

The Fertility Center of Oregon

2016 Silver Sponsors

B & A International and Mary Jane Mori & Jerold Hawn

Diana Learner and Friends

Faye & Lucille Stewart Foundation

Ferguson Wellman logo

Ferguson Wellman Capital Management

Niles and Mary Ann Hanson

Meg Kieran, LLC

Pacific Benefit Consultants

Pacific Benefit Consultants

The Register Guard

The Register Guard

Rosboro logo


Tardie Investments

Tardie Investments

The Willamette Valley Company logo

The Willamette Valley Company

Whole Foods Market logo

Whole Foods Market

Wildish logo


Kathie Tippens Wiper

John & Judy Wolf

2016 President's Sponsor

Lane Community College Office of the President

2016 Wine Wall Sponsor

Tykeson Family Charitable Trust

2016 Wine Sponsors

Bank of America Merrill Lynch logo

Bank of America Merrill Lynch

Farwest Steel Corporation

Farwest Steel Corporation

Isler CPA logo

Isler CPA

2016 Cocktail Bar Sponsor

Lease Crutcher Lewis logo

Lease Crutcher Lewis

2016 Appetizer sponsor

FL logo

Funk/Levis & Associates

Brewery Sponsor

Oakshire logo

Oakshire Brewing

Please join us in thanking our 2016 Gift-in-Kind donors

2016 Gift-in-Kind donors

Archived Harvest Dinner & Auction Photos

View pictures from the 2016 Harvest Dinner

View pictures from the 2015 Harvest Dinner

View pictures from the 2014 Harvest Dinner

View pictures from the 2013 Harvest Dinner 

View pictures from the 2012 Harvest Dinner

View pictures from the 2011 Harvest Dinner

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