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2018 Foundation Gala- Daring to Dream

The 2018 Foundation Gala was a night of "Daring to Dream." This years' Gala was one to be remembered as the Foundation recognized and were honored to induct a new class into the Hall of Leaders Program. The JCPS Foundation is forever grateful for the overwhelming amount of support that is shown at this event each year. In fact, this year's event was recognized as the largest in attendance and in funds raised. This year's honorees include Outstanding Retired Educators Jerry Hoover and Joyce Kaiser (posthumously), Outstanding Volunteers Uma Natarajan and Brenda Hatfield, Distinguished Alumni Stephanie Johnson, and the John A. Morris family as the Foundation's first ever legacy donor. We are always humbled by the abundance of support we receive from our community during this event. As Jefferson City Public Schools continues to strive to become the premier school district in the state of Missouri, we are glad to form those partnerships that make us #StrongerTogether.


This year's event also received a new level of sponsorship, the Premier Plus Sponsorship, from Nabholz which served as an overarching sponsorship for the event. Nabholz currently serves as the District's construction manager on the District's two high school projects- the construction of Capital City High School and the reconstruction of the current Jefferson City High School. Nabholz truly seeks to develop a stronger involvement within the community and was pleased to provide the Premier Plus Sponsorship.

ACI Boland, one of three architectural firms working with the district's construction projects, generously provided a Premier level sponsorship for the event.

A complete list of the event sponsors, table sponsors, and half table sponsors is listed below.

The Foundation sincerely appreciates the opportunity to be supported by the community members and business leaders and also thanks all those who were in attendance. The annual Foundation Gala is the largest fundraising event that the Foundation holds and utilizes the raised funds to support teacher and school grants.







ACI Boland


Coca-Cola  Fechtel  Hawthorn Jefferson Bank  Major Saver  Questec  Capital Region Medical Center  Central Bank  The Architects Alliance  Brown Printing Naught-Naught Agency  and George and Gayleen Ousley.


TABLE SPONSORS: Huber & Associates, Don & Linda Eisinger, Jefferson City Public Schools, John Bardgett & Associates, DLR Group, Chuck & Brenda Hatfield, The Architects Alliance, Missouri Retired Teachers Association, Missouri Credit Union, Jefferson City High School PTO, Jack and Jimmy Kay Sanders, Williams Keepers, Pioneer Trail PTO, SSM Health, Lewis & Clark Middle School PTO, Cole County Abstract & Title Co., Belair PTO, Jay & Dee Dee Shelton and Winter- Dent Insurance. 

HALF TABLE SPONSORS: Central Bank, Hawthorn Bank, Freeman Mortuary, Missouri Bankers Association, Schwartz & LeCure, Ann Whaley, Scholastic, Columbia College, Joan Firley, Lincoln University, Jefferson Bank, Chamber of Commerce- Partners in Education, Landmark Bank, Flat Branch Home Loans, Newman, Comley & Ruth, GFI Digital, William Woods University, Central Dairy, Harold G. Butzer, Kaiser Electric, State Technical College of Missouri, Fechtel Beverage, Meyer Electric, KRCG, In Memory of Dorothy Williams, and Steve & Barbara Brennaman.