Each year, the Foundation hosts it's annual Gala to recognize and celebrate the success within the Jefferson City Public School district. The Foundation also utilizes this event as an opportunity to recognize a class of inductees into it's Hall of Leaders program. More about previous year's honorees can be found here! The event also serves as the largest fundraising event for the Foundation to supplement the funding for the Foundation's teacher and school grant program. The support and attendance of our JCPS family, community members, and business leaders are encouraged as it takes a village to continually pave a road for today's youth and provide them hope for a better tomorrow. #JCStrongerTogether
The Jefferson City Public School (JCPS) Foundation Gala was held on September 25, 2018. "Daring to Dream" was the theme throughout the evening. This year's event focused on the importance of following a dream to become a reality. The JCPS Foundation Gala is an annual event to celebrate public education and induct special friends of the Foundation and school district into the Foundation's Hall of Leaders program. A listing of this year's Hall of Leaders Inductees can be found by following the blue hyperlink.JCHS Orchestra String Quartet welcomed guests as they entered the Capitol Plaza reception area, then guests were escorted into the ballroom by the JCHS Drumline. The stage was set with a "dreamy" backdrop. A black curtain cascaded the back wall, while a moon and shimmering stars dangled next to a sign that read "dream." The front of the stage was decorated with colored, seasonal plants accompanied by three tall rustic floor lanterns. Foundation board president, Mr. Steve Brennaman, and Treasurer, Holly Schroer, recognized this year's 2018 Hall of Leader honorees throughout the evening, allowing special remarks being shared by fellow community members, coworkers, and friends.The 2018 Foundation Gala was the largest in attendance and in sponsorships collected. A special thank you to the event sponsors listed here.