Harvest Dinner

16th Annual LCC Foundation

Harvest Dinner Gala

The 16th Annual Harvest Dinner Gala will be held on Tuesday, October 23, 2018

For sponsorship information please contact:

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

For individual ticket information or donations please contact:

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

Find out more about volunteering opportunities.

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 Auction Donation Form and return it to us. We put together amazing LIVE and silent auction packages that are seen by prominent community members!

With almost 400 guests attending this highly anticipated event, you can be assured that your business or organization will receive great recognition in a highly visited and anticipated yearly event!

Pick up is available for non-mailable or physical item donations. If you have gift cards/certificates please mail them to the address listed on the Gift-In-Kind form below:

Harvest Dinner Gift-in-Kind Donation Form (Download to enable fillable fields)

Thank you in advance for your generous donation!

2018 Harvest Gala Co-Chairs

 Ada Lee & Steve and Kim Wildish

2018 Co Chairs

Steve, Kim, and Ada are long-time champions of education and great supporters of Lane Community College Foundation and the Eugene/Springfield community. Steve and Ada are multi-year trustees on the LCC Foundation's Board. They have attended the Harvest Dinner for many years and graciously accepted the challenge of being this year's co-chair team.

We say Thank you to all sponsors, guests, students, faculty, guest chef, and donors for making each year's Harvest Gala an incredible evening while investing in our students and programs! We look forward to seeing you at the 2018 Harvest Gala for another fantastic and fun-filled evening!

The Harvest Gala is presented annually by the Lane Community College Foundation and Lane Community College's own Culinary Arts & Hotel/Restaurant/Tourism Management Program (CAHRTM) 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 LCC Center for Meeting and Learning.

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2018 Harvest Dinner Guest Chef Hsiao-Ching Chou

Headshot of Guest Chef Hsia-Ching Chou

Hsiao-Ching Chou is the former food editor at the Seattle Post-Intelligencer newspaper. She has appeared on national television and radio, including “Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations” and “The Splendid Table.” She won the coveted Bert Greene Award from the International Association for Culinary Professionals for excellence in feature writing. After she left the P-I in 2007, she started a public relations firm that focused on restaurants. Her clients included Tilth, Matt’s in the Market, Canlis, and Pagliacci Pizza. From 2011-2017, she was the director of communications at Institute for Systems Biology, a nonprofit biomedical research organization in Seattle. She keeps one foot in the food world as an instructor at Hot Stove Society, chef Tom Douglas’s cooking school at the Hotel Andra in Seattle. She’s a member of the James Beard Foundation’s cookbook committee, which administers the prestigious annual cookbook awards. She is a member of Les Dames d’Escoffier-Seattle and volunteers on the communications committee for FareStart.org.

Learn more on her website and purchase her new Chinese Soul Food Cookbook. You can also find her on Facebook.

Hsiao-Ching potsticker recipe

2018 Harvest Dinner Gala Sponsors

Haugland Family Foundation

Chef sponsor McDonald Wholesale

The Fertility Center of Oregon logo

The Fertility Center of Oregon

McKay Commercial Properties logo

The Murphy Company logo

Murphy Company

Stephie Sakaguchi Memorial Sponsorship

Amy and Alex Haughland



Oregon Community Credit Union

PacificSource Health Plans


RAIN Northwest logo


SELCO Community Credit Union

Seneca Sawmill Company

US Bank

US Bank

Ferguson Wellman logo

Ferguson Wellman Capital Management

Diana Learner

LCC Office of the President

B & A International

B & A International with Mary Jane Mori & Gerold Hawn

McKenzie Willamette Medical Center

McKenzie-Willamette Medical Center 

Northwest Stamping and precision

Northwest Stamping and Precision, Inc.

Pacific Benefit Consultants logo

Pacific Benefit Consultants, Inc.

Willamette Valley Company


Harry Ritchies Jewelers

Harry Ritchie's Jewelers


Tykeson Family Foundation

Farwest Steel Corporation

Farwest Steel Corporation

Isler CPA

Mary Jeanne Jacobsen

Emberex logo




Dr. Chris Walton and Beth Sheehan

Emerald fruit and Produce

Emerald Fruit & Produce


2018 Gift-in-Kind donors

2018 Donor list COMING SOON!

Archived Harvest Dinner & Auction Photos

View pictures from the 2017 Harvest Dinner

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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