Presidents Honors Gala at MidAmerica Nazarene University
 

President's Honors

Join us for the 2014 President's Honors Gala, a night to benefit student scholarships at MidAmerica Nazarene University. 
Friday, April 11, 2014 | 6:30 p.m. | Cook Center.

Online registration is no longer available for the 2014 President’s Honors. Please call Paula Gettles at (913) 971-3605 to inquire about last-minute ticket purchases.

Now in its third year, this premier fundraising event features an elegant dinner, thrilling live and silent auctions, unique entertainment and celebrations of generosity—generosity that directly impacts the lives of our students. In the event’s first two years alone, donors have contributed over $750,000 for student scholarships through President’s Honors sponsorships, auction purchases and attendance.

MNU President David Spittal noted, "We have much for which to be thankful. Even though stories of the past continue to inspire us, there is a new story to be written; there is a new dream for the university that is capturing our imagination" Help us now as we write that story.

There are many ways to become involved with and support President's Honors including:

  • Bid in the Online Auction, March 18 - April 8 (items will be added throughout the first two weeks)
  • Auction donations
  • Sponsorships (corporate and individual)
  • Attendance

Browns webHonorary Chairs: Allen & Saralyn Brown

Allen ('72) and Saralyn Brown ('72) of Yorba Linda, Calif., are members of MNU's first graduating class. Their long-standing commitment to MNU's mission from its earliest days makes them uniquely suited to chair the 2014 President's Honors. MNU is honored to work with Pioneer alumni Allen and Saralyn to chair this important fundraising event.

Presenting Sponsors ($50,000)

Tim and Gail Buchanan
Dr. Larry and Donna McIntire
Wesleyan Investment Foundation

Platinum Sponsors ($25,000)

Robert and Mable Austin
Allen and Saralyn Brown
Olathe Medical Center

Gold Sponsors ($10,000)

D. Ray and Elaine Cook Family Foundation
Dr. H. Chris and Janet Halvorson
Dr. Gary and Vickie Morsch
Pioneer College Caterers, Inc.
Allen and Madeline Tollefson

Silver Sponsors ($5,000)

Fry Orthodontic Specialists
Richard and Sherry Hannon/Warren Hannon Jeweler
Harlan C. and Jason S. Parker State Farm Insurance

Bronze Sponsors ($2,500)

Bear Claw Construction
City of Olathe
Edward Jones
FCI Advisors & Midwest Trust
GARMIN International, Inc.
Lawing Financial Group, Inc.
Olathe Chamber of Commerce
Precision Printing
Dr. David and Donna Spittal

Table Sponsors ($1,000)

Ash Grove Cement Company
Gene and Merry Clegg
Dr. Randy and Loretta Cloud
College Church of the Nazarene
Dr. Merrill and Kandi Conant
Keith and Julie Cox
Dr. Gene and Joyce Dement
Larry and Joan Doskocil
Kevin and Julie Gilmore
Dr. Jason and Sara Haworth
Dr. Mark and Karen Hayse
Greg and Peggy Hephner
Johnson Controls
Kansas City District Church of the Nazarene
Jon and Faith North
Dan and JoAnne Rexroth
Rocky Lamar’s Fundamentally Driven Basketball Camp
Simmons First National Bank
Dr. Barth and Kathy Smith
Marge Smith
Dr. J. Brent and Susan Van Hook
John and Cathy Veach
Dave and Ellen White

Table Hosts ($400)

Eldon and LaDonna Meyers
Dr. Ed and Judy Nash
Northwest Comprehensive, Inc.
Strickland Construction
UMB Bank

Can’t attend, but want to support MNU student scholarships? Give Online Now!

Scenes from 2013

Cook Center was transformed into a beautiful space for the 2013 President's Honors at MidAmerica Nazarene University. Photo by Dan Videtich.Cook Center was transformed into a beautiful space for the 2013 President's Honors at MidAmerica Nazarene University.

A host of past MNU presidents and their spouses joined Dr. David Spittal and Donna for the evening. Photo by Dan Videtich. Photo by Dan VidetichA host of past MNU presidents and their spouses joined Dr. David Spittal and Donna for the evening. Photo by Dan Videtich.

The MNU Symphonic Choir performed throughout the evening. Photo by Dan Videtich.The MNU Symphonic Choir performed throughout the evening.

Bidders at the live auction. The gala raised over $450K for scholarships. Photo by Dan Videtich.Bidders at the live auction. The gala raised over $450K for scholarships.

Photos by Dan Videtich.