THANK YOU for joining us at our 9th Annual Harvest Gala on November 11th at Pear Tree Estate. With over 360 in attendance, we were able to cap off a record year with a great celebration in honor of agriculture. Our event has been called the “Agricultural Social Event of Year” and continues to bring together industry and community leaders in support of our mission.
The night began with a silent auction and cocktail hour, followed by dinner by LA Gourmet and our live auction. The Harvest Gala has become known for our extensive dessert auction which continues to break records. This year’s dessert auction featured 25 pies, cakes and other desserts baked by Champaign County’s finest cooks – the women of the CCFB Women’s Committee, and other friends of the foundation. This year’s dessert auction brought a record-breaking $13,000 for agriculture!
All proceeds directly benefit the Foundation Scholars and Earth Partners Agricultural Literacy programs. Special thanks to all everyone who helped to make our night a success. From our 2016 Harvest Gala Sponsors, gala attendees, bidders, buyers and donors; we couldn’t do it without you!
Photos courtesy of Ryann Kesler Photography.