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.

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.

Because an in-person event of our typical size and magnitude won’t be possible due to COVID-19, this year’s President’s Honors will be much different than past events:

  • Instead of transforming Cook Center into an elegant gala venue, we will be presenting the event entirely online from the Bell Cultural Events Center.
  • Instead of charging $100 per person, everyone will have free access to the event online.
  • Instead of opening our auctions only to attendees of our onsite event, this year’s Silent Auction will be available to everyone with bidding starting on auction packages prior to the event on Monday, April 12.
  • Instead of traditionally honoring a special person or two, the hour-long virtual event will honor significant moments over the past year that helped MNU not only navigate the pandemic, but also demonstrate a pioneering spirit to emerge stronger than ever.
  • Instead of looking back at our historic past, we will give you a future glimpse at the Cunningham Center (currently under construction) and share some exciting new plans for other areas of our campus.

But not everything will change this year! You can expect to hear the MNU story told from the perspective of our students and faculty. This virtual experience will also feature musical performances from MNU choirs and bands, as well as mobile auctions 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.

We invite you to join us wherever you are on Friday, April 16, for the newest expression of President’s Honors!

Access to the event opens at 6:30 PM CST and the formal program starts at 7:00 PM CST. We encourage all participants to join us by 6:45 PM CST at the latest in order to have time to register for the auction and review pre-event information.

Enjoy our Flickr Gallery of 2019 Photos.


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


2021 President’s Honors Sponsors


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  • D. Ray & Elaine Cook Family Foundation
  • Olathe Medical Center



  • Brent & Lynette Barkman
  • Dr. Chris & Janet Halvorson
  • Dr. Gary & Vickie Morsch
  • Chuck & Kathy Nunamaker
  • Pioneer College Caterers
  • Quality Technology Services
  • Allen & Madelyn Tollefson



  • A.L. Huber General Contractor
  • City of Olathe
  • CrossFirst Bank
  • Fry Orthodontic Specialists
  • Hartsook
  • Dr. Larry & Donna McIntire
  • Precision Printing
  • Scott Relf & Family



  • Anonymous 
  • College Church of the Nazarene
  • Financial Counselors Inc.
  • Jack & April Hansen
  • Harlan C. Parker Insurance Agency
  • Hephner TV & Electric
  • Dr. Glenn & Peggy Kell Family
  • Jay Ketterling
  • Midwest Trust Company 
  • Olathe Chamber of Commerce
  • PGAV Architects
  • Prime Capital
  • Dr. Dan & JoAnne Rexroth



  • Anonymous
  • Drs. Dhruba Chakravarti & Andrea Herman-Chakravarti
  • Keith & Julie Cox
  • Bob & Sharon Crew
  • DEW Ad Specialties (Dave & Ellen White)
  • Esther H. Eppler
  • Miguel & Dr. Jill Gonzalez-Bravo
  • Iowa District Church of the Nazarene
  • Kansas City District Church of the Nazarene
  • Dr. Merrill & Kandi Conant
  • Dr. Jay & Courtney Main
  • Dr. David & Gloria McKellips
  • Missouri District Church of the Nazarene
  • Dr. Jon & Faith North
  • Olathe Fire Department
  • Cliff & Jackie Pemble
  • PKMR Engineers
  • Prairie Lakes District Church of the Nazarene
  • Dr. Barth & Kathy Smith
  • John & Cathy Veach



  • Joplin District Church of the Nazarene
  • Kansas Paint Company
  • Carolyn Pickering
  • Dr. Otto & Beulah Theel Family
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
Virtual Experience
2030 E. College Way
Olathe, KS 66062-1899
2021 Event Details
April 16, 2021

Online access will open at 6:30 PM CST with the formal program starting at 7:00 PM CST

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