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:
For individual ticket information or donations please contact:
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
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.
2018 Harvest Dinner Guest Chef Hsiao-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.
2018 Harvest Dinner Gala Sponsors
Haugland Family Foundation
Stephie Sakaguchi Memorial Sponsorship
KATHIE TIPPENS WIPER
Mary Jeanne Jacobsen
HOPE HUGHES PRESSMAN
Please join us in thanking our 2017 donors
2018 Donor list COMING SOON!
Archived Harvest Dinner & Auction Photos