President's Honors

President's Honors | April 16, 2021

Launched in 2012, President’s Honors is now MNU’s premier event of the year and a vital source of support for the university.

image of Tim and Gail Buchanan
Tim and Gail Buchanan

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.

We are pleased to announce our 2020 President’s Honors Lifetime Achievement Award honorees, Tim and Gail Buchanan. Generous supporters of MNU, the couple serve as co-chairs of the university’s Bright Futures Campaign. As business and church leaders in Wichita, Kansas, the Buchanans have a deep desire to see young people educated in a Christian environment. Tim has served as a Board of Trustee member for MNU since 2012 and Gail is a former student (’79). Their daughter, son and daughter-in-law have all attended MNU.

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. Enjoy our Flickr gallery of photos.

Join us for the 2021 President's Honors April 16, 2021.

2020 President’s Honors Sponsors


  • D. Ray & Elaine Cook Family Foundation


  • Olathe Health
  • Dr. Otto & Beulah Theel Family
  • Allen & Madeline Tollefson


  • Dr. Chris & Janet Halvorson
  • Dr. Larry & Donna McIntire
  • Dr. Gary & Vickie Morsch
  • Chuck & Kathy Nunamaker
  • Pioneer College Caterers
  • Plexpod
  • Precision Printing
  • Ruckus Group
  • Quality Technology Services


  • A.L. Huber, General Contractor*
  • City of Olathe
  • College Church of the Nazarene
  • CrossFirst Bank
  • Fry Orthodontic Specialists
  • Hartsook
  • Dr. Glenn & Peggy Kell
  • PGAV Architects
  • Dr. Dan & JoAnne Rexroth
  • Vista Productions


  • Barkman Honey
  • Harlan C. Parker State Farm Insurance Agency
  • Hephner TV & Electronics
  • Olathe Chamber of Commerce
  • Prime Capital Investments


  • Roger & Dr. Linda Alexander
  • Bank of Blue Valley
  • Chris & Dr. Wendy Belcher
  • Dyce & Wanda Bonham
  • Dr. Randy & Loretta Cloud
  • Dr. Merrill & Kandi Conant
  • Jay Ketterling
  • Keith & Julie Cox
  • Bob & Sharon Crew
  • Bart & Dr. Nancy Damron
  • DEW Ad Specialties
  • Esther H. Eppler
  • Financial Counselors Inc (FCI)
  • Kansas City District Church of the Nazarene
  • MNU School of Education
  • Dr, Ed & Judy Nash
  • Dr. Jon & Faith North
  • Olathe Fire Department
  • Todd Peterson
  • PKMR Engineering
  • Prairie Lakes District Church of the Nazarene
  • ServiceMaster
  • Don & Sharon Zubke
  • Dr. Barth & Kathy Smith


  • Drs. Dhruba & Andrea Herman-Chakravarti
  • Dr. O.E. & Joyce Dement
  • Iowa District Church of the Nazarene
  • Johnson County Equipment & Party Rental
  • Joplin District Church of the Nazarene
  • Kansas Paint Company
  • Dr. Cary & Dawn Murphy
  • Tigris Specialty Construction
President's Honors 2019
Guests arrive for President's Honors.
President's Honors 2019
Allen and Madeline Tollefson.
President's Honors 2019
Guests gather around their table.
President's Honors 2019
Dr. David and Donna Spittal
President's Honors 2019
Student athletes serve guests.
President's Honors 2019
Students provided musical entertainment.
President's Honors 2019
The room from above.
President's Honors 2019
Heritage Choir sings.
President's Honors 2019
Dr. Christopher Smith conducts the Heritage Choir.
President's Honors 2019
Lifetime Achievement Award recipients Madeline and Allen Tollefson with Drs. Frank and Sue Moore and Dr. David Spittal.
President's Honors 2019
Lifetime Achievement Award recipients Madeline and Allen Tollefson with their guests.
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President's Honors
MNU Foundation
Cook Center
2030 E. College Way
Olathe, KS 66062-1899
2020 Event Details
April 16, 2021 -

Check-in and bidder registration to begin at 5:45 PM

Please note: Charitable gifts to MidAmerica Nazarene University are tax deductible for federal income tax purposes.