The Lee’s Summit Educational Foundation hosted the 15th annual Taste of Lee’s Summit on March 1 to raise money in support of excellence in education in the Lee’s Summit R-7 School District community.
Held at The Pavilion at John Knox Village, the event raised an estimated $110,000.
The sold-out event included both live and silent auctions, a Grand Prize Board, a Dine-Around Package and an opportunity to help provide Google Chromebooks for classrooms through the Fund-A-Cause portion of the evening.
The Foundation also shared information on how to become a Legacy Donor through estate and/or endowment gifts.
More than 580 guests also had the opportunity to sample cuisine from the following businesses: Bleu Burger, Costa Vida, Edible Arrangements, Habanero’s, Longhorn Steakhouse, McAlister’s, Monetti’s, On the Border, Outback Steakhouse, Summit Grill and Bar, Summit Hickory Pit, Fig Tree Café and Bakery, Waldo Pizza, Yogurtini, John Knox Village, Missouri Wine & Grape Association, Hy-Vee, Central States and Lagunitas.
Volunteer event co-chairs were Bill Baird and Chip Moxley.
A number of area organizations also generously helped sponsor Taste of Lee’s Summit, including annual Friends of the Foundation Sponsors at five different participation levels.
Superintendent’s Circle Sponsors include CCR Roofing, JE Dunn, Major Saver, Meyer Music, Paradise Park, tingle flooring, H.B. Oppenheimer Foundation, Bob and Marlese Gourley, Jane and Bob Rutherford, and Chris and Audra Storms.
Benefactor sponsors include CEAH Realtors, Control Service Company Inc., GEHA and Metcraft Industries. Leader sponsors include Kent and Wendie Kirby, CBIZ Benefits and Insurance Services, George K. Baum and Co., Hy-Vee, Saint Luke’s East Hospital, Summit Bank of Kansas City and UMB Financial Corporation.
Patron sponsors include ACI/Boland Inc., Arvest Bank, Atcheson Lawn and Landscape, BAIRD Group Real Estate, Bank of Lee’s Summit, Capital Construction, Chinnery Evans and Nail P.C., Commerce Bank, DVA Enterprises, Hollis + Miller Architects, J.P. Morgan, Lakewood Dental Center, Metcalf Bank, Thomas E. Moore DDS P.C., PBI Industries, Piper Jaffray and Co., Steppin’ Out – The Studio, Carl and Jean Chinnery, David and Andrea McGehee, Jim S. Noel, Charles and Beth Rosemergey Orth, Jim and Mary Stilley, Greg and Anna Vahrenberg, and Bob and Candy White.
Event sponsors include Lead Bank, Commerce Bank, RED Development, University of Central Missouri and Wilshire at Lakewood.