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2021 President's Honors

April 16, 2021.

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 on site 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 honoring people or organizations, the hour-long virtual event will honor significant moments over the past year that helped MNU navigate the pandemic and 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.

AUCTION ITEMS

This year, President’s Honors features a mobile-only auction—meaning, guests bid on their smartphone or tablet device. Click on the bidding instructions for more information, including our toll-free call center number if you need assistance.

Auctions are an important part of President’s Honors and we have an ambitious fundraising goal this year. With your help and God’s blessing, we believe we can achieve it. Remember, proceeds from tonight’s auction will support student scholarships, so have fun bidding!

Explore the great outdoors with a wildlife adventure in Jackson Hole, Wyoming.

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Jackson Hole, WY National Parks Tour

Value

$4,100

Item #

101

Are you ready for some football?

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Arrowhead Stadium Experience

Value

$4,000

Item #

102

Eat your way through the signature N’awlins flavors with this getaway for four.

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Girlfriends’ Getaway to New Orleans

Value

$3,700

Item #

103

Watch the game like kings and queens! A Royals suite for 10 for your viewing pleasure.

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The Royal Treatment

Value

$1,500

Item #

104

Reconnect on top of the world at Bolt Farms Treehouses.

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Luxury Tennessee Treehouse

Value

$1,200

Item #

105

Seize the opportunity to name MidAmerica Nazarene University's circle drive.

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Name the Circle

Value

$2,000

Item #

106

Enjoy a 6 night stay in Panama City Beach, Florida.

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Edgewater Beach & Golf Resort Condo

Value

$1,200

Item #

107

Update your KC metro home today!

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Project: Renovation

Value

$1,168

Item #

108

Tee off with Dr. Ed Nash at Tall Grass Country Club in Wichita, Kansas.

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Tall Grass Golf Course for Three

Value

$300

Item #

109

This year, President’s Honors features a mobile-only auction—meaning, guests bid on their smartphone or tablet device. Review the bidding instructions.

Auctions are an important part of President’s Honors and we have an ambitious fundraising goal this year. With your help and God’s blessing, we believe we can achieve it. Remember, proceeds from tonight’s auction will support student scholarships, so have fun bidding!

Explore the great outdoors with a wildlife adventure in Jackson Hole, Wyoming.

Learn More
Jackson Hole, WY National Parks Tour

Value

$4,100

Item #

101

Are you ready for some football?

Learn More
Arrowhead Stadium Experience

Value

$4,000

Item #

102

Eat your way through the signature N’awlins flavors with this getaway for four.

Learn More
Girlfriends’ Getaway to New Orleans

Value

$3,700

Item #

103

Watch the game like kings and queens! A Royals suite for 10 for your viewing pleasure.

Learn More
The Royal Treatment

Value

$1,500

Item #

104

Reconnect on top of the world at Bolt Farms Treehouses.

Learn More
Luxury Tennessee Treehouse

Value

$1,200

Item #

105

Seize the opportunity to name MidAmerica Nazarene University's circle drive.

Learn More
Name the Circle

Value

$2,000

Item #

106

Enjoy a 6 night stay in Panama City Beach, Florida.

Learn More
Edgewater Beach & Golf Resort Condo

Value

$1,200

Item #

107

Update your KC metro home today!

Learn More
Project: Renovation

Value

$1,168

Item #

108

Tee off with Dr. Ed Nash at Tall Grass Country Club in Wichita, Kansas.

Learn More
Tall Grass Golf Course for Three

Value

$300

Item #

109

MEET OUR SPONSORS

The generous support of sponsors makes the President’s Honors a success! Interested in being a 2021 sponsor?

Being a President’s Honors sponsor is a great way to entertain friends and clients, reward employees or raise awareness of Christian higher education among friends. To learn more about the sponsorship opportunities for the 2021 President’s Honors, contact us at 913.971.3600 or email presidentshonors@mnu.edu.

Sponsorship Opportunities

Custom benefits package coordinated with University leadership including prime seating, publicity and sponsorship recognition

$100,000

  • Presidential recognition during event
  • Name/logo prominently displayed throughout livestream broadcast
  • Inclusion as presenting sponsor on event invitations (deadline: Feb. 1)
  • Prominent recognition in gratitude segment during event, in digital program, on event website and in opening/closing credits

$50,000

  • Foundation leadership recognition during event
  • Name/logo displayed throughout livestream broadcast
  • Prominent recognition in gratitude segment during event, in digital program, on event website and in opening/closing credits

$25,000

  • Event leadership recognition during event
  • Name/logo displayed during select program segments
  • Recognition in gratitude segment during event, in digital program, on event website, and in opening/closing credits

$10,000

  • Event leadership recognition during event
  • Name displayed during select program segments
  • Recognition in digital program, on event website, and in event credits

$5,000

  • Name displayed during event
  • Recognition in digital program, on event website, and in event credits

$2,500

Recognition in digital program, on event website, and in event credits

$1,000

Recognition in digital program, on event website, and in event credits

$500

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Presenting Sponsors
Allen & Madeline Tollefson
Platinum Sponsors
D. Ray & Elaine Cook Family Foundation
Olathe Medical Center
Gold Sponsors
Brent & Lynette Barkman
Dr. Chris & Janet Halvorson
Dr. Gary & Vickie Morsch
Chuck & Kathy Nunamaker
Pioneer College Caterers
Quality Technology Services
Silver Sponsors
A.L. Huber General Contractor
Assurance Agency
City of Olathe
CrossFirst Bank
Keith & Lisa Dobrolinsky
Fry Orthodontic Specialists
Hartsook
Dr. Larry & Donna McIntire
Precision Printing
Scott Relf & Family
Bronze Sponsors
Anonymous
College Church of the Nazarene
FCI Advisors
Jack & April Hansen
Harlan C. Parker Insurance Agency
Hephner TV & Electronics
Dr. Glenn & Peggy Kell Family
Jay Ketterling
Midwest Trust Company
Olathe Chamber of Commerce
PGAV Architects
Prime Capital
Dr. Dan & JoAnne Rexroth
Dr. David & Donna Spittal
Pioneer Sponsors
Anonymous (2)
Roger & Dr. Linda Alexander
Chris & Dr. Wendy Belcher
Drs. Dhruba Chakravarti & Andrea Herman-Chakravarti
Dr. Merrill & Kandi Conant
Keith & Julie Cox
Bob & Sharon Crew
DEW Ad Specialties (Dave & Ellen White)
Esther H. Eppler
Billy Garton
Kevin & Julie Gilmore
Miguel & Dr. Jill Gonzalez-Bravo
Iowa District Church of the Nazarene
Kansas City District Church of the Nazarene
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
Heritage Sponsors
Chick-Fil-A Olathe Pointe
Dr. O.E. and Joyce Dement
Leray & Lesa Glendenning
Joplin District Church of the Nazarene
The Kansas Paint Company
Joel & Carolyn Pickering Family
Dr. Otto & Beulah Theel Family

SCENES FROM 2019

Guests arrive for President's Honors.
Allen and Madeline Tollefson.
Guests gather around their table.
Dr. David and Donna Spittal
Student athletes serve guests.
Students provided musical entertainment.
The room from above.
Heritage Choir sings.
Dr. Christopher Smith conducts the Heritage Choir.
Lifetime Achievement Award recipients Madeline and Allen Tollefson with Drs. Frank and Sue Moore and Dr. David Spittal.
Lifetime Achievement Award recipients Madeline and Allen Tollefson with their guests.
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