Harvest Dinner

16th Annual LCC FoundationChinese new year themeHarvest Dinner Gala

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

If you are interested in purchasing a sponsorship table or would like individual tickets to this event, please contact:

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

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!

Volunteering Opportunities

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 “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

Gala Sponsors

Haugland Family Foundation

Chef Sponsors

Chef sponsor McDonald Wholesale logo

McDonald Wholesale Co.

Plantinum Sponsors

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

Gold Sponsors

Amy and Alex Haughland

Bi-Mart logo


OCCU logo

Oregon Community Credit Union

Pacificsource logo

PacificSource Health Plans

pape logo


RAIN Northwest logo

Rain Northwest

SELCO logo

SELCO Community Credit Union

Seneca Sawmill Co logo

Seneca Sawmill Company

US Bank logo

US Bank

Ward Insurance

Silver Sponsors

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

Ameriprise Financial logo

Ameriprise Financial

Harrang Long Gary Rudnick attorneys at law logo

Harrang Long and Gary Rudnick Attorneys at Law

Trillium Health Plans logo


McKenzie Willametter logo

McKenzie-Willamette Medical Center 

Northwest Stamping and precision logo

Northwest Stamping and Precision, Inc.

Pacific Benefit Consultants logo

Pacific Benefit Consultants, Inc.

WVCO logo

Willamette Valley Company

Kathie Tippens Wiper

Jewelry Sponsor

Harry Ritchies Jewelers logo

Harry Ritchie's Jewelers

Print Sponsor

QSL Print Communications logo

QSL Print

Cocktails Sponsor

Coming Soon!

Wine Wall Sponsor

Tykeson Family Foundation

Wine Sponsors

Farwest Steel Corporation logo

Farwest Steel Corporation

Isler CPA logo

Isler CPA

Mary Jeanne Jacobsen

Emberex logo


Course Sponsors


Kaiser Permanente logo

Kaiser Permanente

Silent Auction Sponsors

Coming Soon!

Chair Sponsor

Dr. Chris Walton and Beth Sheehan

Foundation Friends

Emerald fruit and Produce logo

Emerald Fruit & Produce

Hope Hughes Pressman

Decoration Sponsors

Pacific Cascade Federal Credit Union logo

Pacific Cascade

2018 Gift-in-Kind Donors

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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