Presidents Honors Gala at MidAmerica Nazarene University
 

President's Honors | April 7, 2017

At the 2016 President's Honors, which took place on April 8, donors gave generously and established a new record of $685,000 raised at the event. President Dr. David Spittal addresses the 2016 crowd.

Launched in 2012, President’s Honors has quickly become MNU’s premier event of the year and a vital source of support for the university. President’s Honors is first and foremost a celebration — of God’s faithfulness, of donor generosity, and of all that makes MidAmerica Nazarene University’s mission worthy of unwavering, sacrificial support. 

In the event’s first five years, donors have contributed more than $2.5 million for student scholarships through President’s Honors sponsorships, auction purchases and ticket sales. 

Highlights of this special evening include an elegant dinner, thrilling live and silent auctions, unique entertainment, and celebrations of generosity. Alumni and friends join corporate sponsors and community partners to reflect and celebrate the importance of MNU's mission and the difference our students are making around the world.

Drummond1bJoin our Honorary Co-Chairs, Dr. Bob and Julie Drummond (pictured), as we honor the site of our birthplace — the community of Olathe, Kansas — with the inaugural Pioneering Spirit Award in celebration of MNU's 50th Anniversary. By honoring the Olathe community with this award, university leaders are recognizing the many individuals, businesses and civic leaders whose vision, hard work, and sacrifice made MNU’s first 50 years possible. Olathe Mayor Mike Copeland and Olathe Chamber of Commerce CEO Tim McKee will accept the award on behalf of the community. 

Your participation in President's Honors is a wonderful opportunity to be part of an event with significant impact. Check out the following sponsors and consider how you will become involved!

Webb & Associates, 2017 sponsor of MidAmerica Nazarene University's President's Honors Gala.

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Fry Orthodontics, 2017 sponsor of MidAmerica Nazarene University's President's Honors Gala.Pioneer College Caterers 2016

QTS, 2017 sponsor of MidAmerica Nazarene University's President's Honors Gala.   Ruckus, 2017 sponsor of MidAmerica Nazarene University's President's Honors Gala.


City of Olathe, 2017 sponsor of MidAmerica Nazarene University's President's Honors Gala.    College Church 2015 black      Warren Hannon Jeweler, 2017 sponsor of MidAmerica Nazarene University's President's Honors Gala.              



2017 PRESIDENT'S HONORS SPONSORS:


LEGACY SPONSORS:
Webb & Associates

PRESENTING SPONSORS
Tim & Gail Buchanan

PLATINUM SPONSORS:
Barkman Honey
D. Ray & Elaine Cook Family Foundation
Olathe Medical Center
Beulah Theel

GOLD SPONSORS:
Robert & Mable Austin
Dr. Bob & Julie Drummond
Fry Orthodontics
Dr. Chris & Janet Halvorson
Dr. Larry & Donna McIntire
Chuck & Kathy Nunamaker
Pioneer College Caterers
QTS
Ruckus Group/Matt Johnson & Ryan Chamberlin
Allen & Madelyn Tollefson

SILVER SPONSORS:
City of Olathe
College Church of the Nazarene 
Dr. Cary & Dawn Murphy 
Bob & Mira Sisson 
Warren Hannon Jeweler/Richard & Sherry Hannon

BRONZE SPONSORS:

All Seasons Event Rental
Ashgrove Cement
Harlan C. & Jason S. Parker State Farm Insurance Agencies
Hephner TV & Electronics
McCownGordon Construction
Olathe Chamber of Commerce
PGAV Architects
QTS
Dr. David & Donna Spittal

TABLE SPONSORS:
 
ANB Bank 
Dyce & Wanda Bonham 
Jerry & Grace Burns 
College Church of the Nazarene 
Dr. Merrill & Kandi Conant 
Keith & Julie Cox 
Bob & Sharon Crew
DEW Ad Specialties/Dave & Ellen White 
Fayra Eckley 
Edward Jones Investments
Jeff & Dr. Deanna Edwards 
Enterprise Bank & Trust 
Esther Eppler 
FCI Financial Advisors
Hartsook Companies 
Tim & Kristi Keeton 
Dr. Jon & Faith North 
Olathe Fire Department 
Restoration Emporium/The Huff Family 
Dr. Dan & JoAnne Rexroth 
Dr. Jeren & Starla Rowell 
Shepherd's Fold Ministry to Pastors 
Drs. Thomas & Tia Strait 

Sponsor listing is updated weekly

Scenes from 2016

The 2016 President's Honors was chaired by the Dr. and Mrs. Larry McIntire family. Dr. McIntire serves MNU as chair of the Board of Trustees, is a practicing physician in the Joplin, MO area, and has been instrumental in bringing a new medical school to Joplin.The 2016 President's Honors was chaired by the Dr. and Mrs. Larry McIntire family. Dr. McIntire serves MNU as chair of the Board of Trustees, is a practicing physician in the Joplin, MO area, and has been instrumental in bringing a new medical school to Joplin.

Dr. and Mrs. Spittal at the 2016 President's Honors.Dr. and Mrs. Spittal at the 2016 President's Honors.

The 2016 NAIA National Championship women's basketball is auctioned off.The 2016 NAIA National Championship women's basketball is auctioned off.

One of the highlights during the live auction was a premium Royals ticket package, along with a personal video message from Royals General Manager, Dayton Moore.One of the highlights during the live auction was a premium Royals ticket package, along with a personal video message from Royals General Manager, Dayton Moore.

Photos by Dan Videtich.