Presidents Honors Gala at MidAmerica Nazarene University

President's Honors

Join us for the 2015 President's Honors Gala, a night to benefit student scholarships at MidAmerica Nazarene University!

Friday, April 10, 2015 | Cook Center

President's Honors is MNU's premier annual fundraising event to benefit student scholarships. Last year, the event raised more than $550,000, bringing the three-year total to $1.35 million for scholarships. Each year, Cook Center is transformed into an elegant venue for the silent and live auctions, entertainment and awards. A gallery of photos from past events is available online.

According to MNU President David Spittal, "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."

Cunninghams LifetimeAchievementAward PH15Join 2015 Honorary Co-Chairs Mr. Chad ('95) and Dr. Jeannie (Deisher, '96) Williams in partnering with us as we write that story. On behalf of our entire campus community, we extend special thanks to our event sponsors, auction donors and attendees as we honor two extraordinary people—Drs. Paul and Connie Cunningham (pictured)—with our 2015 Lifetime Achievement Award.

We are also on the lookout for donations of popular, exciting or one-of-a-kind items for our silent and live auctions during the gala. Here's where you can learn more about donating auction items.

Tickets for the event are now available. You can reserve your seat today. RSVP by calling (913) 971-3605 or emailing

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Dr. Larry and Donna McIntire
Dr. Otto and Beulah Theel

College Church of the Nazarene
D. Ray and Elaine Cook Family Foundation
Olathe Medical Center

Fry Orthodontics
Dr. H. Chris and Janet Halvorson
Dr. Gary and Vickie Morsch
Pioneer College Caterers

Allen and Saralyn Brown
Richard and Sherry Hannon/Warren Hannon Jeweler
Harlan C.  and Jason S. Parker State Farm Insurance

Bear Claw Construction
City of Olathe
FCI Advisors & Midwest Trust
Garmin International
Olathe Chamber of Commerce
Dr. David and Donna Spittal

Ash Grove Cement Company
Dyce and Wanda Bonham
Keith and Julie Cox
Bob and Sharon Crew
Dr. O.E. and Joyce Dement
DEW Ad Specialties
Enterprise Bank & Trust
Brian and Deb Garber
Kevin and Julie Gilmore 
Dr. Mark and Roxie Hamilton
MNU School of Education
Dr. Barth and Kathy Smith

Dr. Robert and Julie Drummond
Mr. Doug and Tacia Glade
Mr. Jerry and Jolene Knight
Mr. Eldon and LaDonna Meyers
Strickland Construction Company 

Scenes from 2014

Olathe icon Frank H. Devocelle, president and CEO of Olathe Health System, Inc. (OHSI) accepts his Lifetime Achievement Award from President Spittal.Olathe icon Frank H. Devocelle, president and CEO of Olathe Health System, Inc. (OHSI) accepts his Lifetime Achievement Award from President Spittal.

The MNU Symphonic Choir performed throughout the evening.The MNU Symphonic Choir performed throughout the evening.

MNU student performers amazed the President's Honors audience.MNU student performers amazed the President's Honors audience.

MNU's premier annual fundraising event to benefit student scholarships, most recently held April 11, 2014, raised more than $550,000, surpassing the 2014 goal by more than $50,000. Here bidders participate in the live auction.Bidders participate in the live auction at the 2014 President's Honors Gala. Donors raised more than $550,000.

Photos by Dan Videtich.