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 25 years, George has been caring for smiles as dentist and 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 send in your guest list.

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 Co. Logo

McDonald Wholesale Co.

Platinum Sponsors

Fertility Center of Oregon Logo

Fertility Center of Oregon

Murphy Company Logo

Murphy Company

Gold Sponsors

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

Kathie Tippens Wiper

Silver Sponsors

Ferguson Wellman Capital Management Logo

Feguson Wellman Capital Management

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

Diana Learner & Carolyn Simms

Ninkasi Brewing Logo

Ninkasi Brewing Company

Rosoboro Lumber Co. Logo

Rosboro Lumber Co.

Trillium Community Health Plan Logo

Trillium Community Health Plan

Auctioneer Sponsor

Jewelry In-Kind Sponsor

Print In-Kind Sponsor

Auction Sponsors

Emerald Fruit & Produce Logo

Emerald Fruit & Produce

Seneca Sawmill Company

Seneca Sawmill Company

Cocktail Sponsors

Wine Wall Sponsors

Wine Sponsors

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


Benton-Lane Winery

Bijou Art Cinemas

Cascades Raptor Center

Coburg Road Car Wash

Eastgate Kenpo Karate

Eugene Concert Choir

Eugene Opera

Eugene Science Center

Hallmark Resort Newport

Heritage Distilling Co.

Jerry's Rogue Jets

Local Ocean Seafoods

Museum of Natural & Cultural History

Oregon Bach Festival

Oregon Contemporary Theatre

Oregon Museum of Science and Industry

Papa's Pizza - Willakenzie


Pittock Mansion

Prince Puckler's Ice Cream

Sabai Cafe & Bar

The Bier Stein

The Country Inn Event Center / Cravings Fine Foods

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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