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For the Love of Learning 2017 Auction Items Up For Bid!


 
Our annual fundraiser, For the Love…of Learning, took place Saturday evening at the stunning home of Rob and Tammy Springer on Canterwood Drive in Mulberry. One of our main festivities of the evening included a silent auction filled with an eclectic mix of great items available for bidding. For those who may not have attended or for those who did, take a look at the items that are still up for grabs. There are some great ones, if we do say so ourselves!
 
If you see something you’re interested in purchasing, please email us at general@lrcpolk.com or give us a call at 863-688-9477. Don’t delay, you have until Friday, February 24 to place your bid on these items!
 
Click below to view the available items.
 

Auction Items Up for Bid

 
 

LRC To Raise Funds for Students & Honor Dr. Holden of Polk State

Join the Learning Resource Center of Polk County (LRC) for a dazzling evening of cause at the annual For the Love…of Learning benefit from 7-10 p.m. on Saturday, February 18, 2017.
 
The 2017 benefit aimed at raising scholarship funds for deserving LRC students will take place at the home of Rob and Tammy Springer in Mulberry’s Canterwood Drive and will feature entertainment from The Sofa Kings, Hors d’oeuvres by Terrie Lobb Catering, libations and a world-class silent auction. Publix Super Markets Charities will be the leading sponsor of the event.

 
Attendees will find an eclectic mix of auction items showcased throughout the evening. Items, trips, packages and services such as a one-week getaway to North Carolina, Detroit Tigers Spring Training VIP package, four-pack of LEGOLAND Florida tickets, Lone Palm Golf Club foursome, freshwater pearls and Payne Air Conditioning & Heating preventative maintenances will be up for bid.
 
Another highlight of the evening will include the 2017 Honoree presentation, recognizing Dr. Eileen Holden and Polk State College for their partnership. Honorees are LRC supporters who have aided the organization in expanding and extending its mission of helping students maximize their learning potential. GiveWell Community Foundation, Florida Southern College, Polk County Public Schools, United Way of Central Florida, Publix Super Markets, Inc., and Junior League of Greater Lakeland comprise past years’ honorees.
 
Guests can purchase tickets to the benefit on LRCLoveofLearning.com for $65.00. Other ways to support the cause include becoming a sponsor, bestowing a scholarship, donating a silent auction item or contributing to the LRC Endowment Fund within the GiveWell Community Foundation.
 
Those interested in sponsorships and donations may also contact LRC Executive Director Dr. Pam Craven by email, PamelaC@LRCPolk.com, or phone, 863-688-9477.
 
 
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LRC’s February Fundraiser Will Benefit Students

The Learning Resource Center of Polk County, Inc. invites the community to attend the annual For the Love…of Learning benefit on Saturday, February 18, 2017 to assist local students.
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Join this evening of celebration and cause with festivities that include entertainment from The Sofa Kings, food catered by Terrie Lobb, and a world-class silent auction with the purpose of raising scholarship funds for students enrolled in LRC programs.
 
The Polk County nonprofit hopes to top 2016’s fundraiser, which raised over $35,000 in funds towards deserving students.
 
This year’s event will take place at the magnificent Springer residence in Mulberry’s Imperial Lakes community from 7-10 p.m. on Saturday, February 18, 2017. Front yard
 
Guests can purchase tickets to the benefit on LRCLoveofLearning.com for $65.00. Other ways to support the cause include becoming a sponsor, bestowing a scholarship, donating a silent auction item or contributing to the LRC Endowment Fund within the GiveWell Community Foundation.
 
Those interested in sponsorships and donations may contact LRC Executive Director Dr. Pam Craven by email, PamelaC@LRCPolk.com, or phone, 863-688-9477.
 
 

A Birthday Donation for LRC

Darcy Deeds donates birthday gifts to LRC

The Learning Resource Center wants to give Darcy Deeds an enormous “THANK YOU” for her sincere generosity. Mrs. Deeds’ husband threw her a birthday party on August 13, 2016. In lieu of presents, she requested that donations be made to the Learning Resource Center. Mrs. Deeds delivered her gift of $270 to LRC this past week.
 
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A few years ago, Mrs. Deeds participated in a Junior League tour of LRC and immediately asked how she could help. Unable to serve on the Board of Trustees at that time, she helped with Facebook and website updates. She and her husband also support LRC’s annual scholarship fundraiser held every February, For the Love…of Learning.
 
Thanks so much to the Deeds as well as their family and friends! Students will be able to further their success due to their thoughtful contribution.
 
 
If you’re interested in helping, please visit Get Involved to find ways you could support LRC and the students of our community.
 
 

For the Love…of Learning 2016 was a success!

The 2016 Oscar-themed fundraising event took place at the exquisite home of Richard and Mary Ellen Krakowski in Lakeland’s Grasslands Saturday evening. The cocktail-chic affair not only served as a way to raise scholarship funds for deserving LRC students, but also served as the center’s 40th Anniversary celebration.
 
Over the course of the evening, guests were able to view and bid on an array of items showcased throughout the house while enjoying savory hors d’ouvres from Terrie Lobb Catering, libations by Head Over Heels Bar and live entertainment from The Sofa Kings. Jennifer Leigh of New Channel 8 hosted the affair as the Mistress of Ceremonies and introduced LRC star students Jaylen Arnold and Jaylaycia Lewis. LRC also recognized past and present board members with medals in celebration of the nonprofit’s 40 year-history and named GiveWell Community Foundation the For the Love…of Learning 2016 Honoree.
 
While LRC is still working on the numbers, it appears the organization is well on its way to surpassing 2015’s fundraiser earnings of more than $21,000 in scholarship funds that assisted more than 25 deserving students.
 
LRC is grateful for all of the generosity and support that went into making the event a success and is elated for the ability to continue assisting deserving students in this way that the community has helped make possible.
 
 
 
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Celebrate 40 & Raise Scholarships for Students with LRC on Saturday

Celebrate the Learning Resource Center of Polk County, Inc.’s 40th Anniversary while helping children and families in the community at the annual For the Love…of Learning benefit this Saturday from 7-10 p.m.
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The Oscar-themed event, aimed at raising scholarship funds for deserving LRC students, will take place at the exquisite home of Richard and Mary Ellen Krakowski in Lakeland’s Grasslands and will feature entertainment from The Sofa Kings, Hors d’oeuvres by Terrie Lobb Catering , host Jennifer Leigh of News Channel 8, libations by Head Over Heels Bar, and a world-class silent auction.
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Attendees will find an eclectic mix of auction items showcased throughout the evening. Items, trips, packages and services such as a one-week getaway to North Carolina, Chef’s Table for Two at the Terrace Grille, Lone Palm Golf Club foursome, Disney Park Hopper passes, and Payne Air Conditioning & Heating preventative maintenances will be up for bid.
 
Other highlights will include a look at LRC’s 40-year history, recognition of past and present board members, and the 2016 Honoree presentation honoring GiveWell Community Foundation. Florida Southern College, Polk County Public Schools, United Way of Central Florida, Publix Super Markets, Inc., and Junior League of Greater Lakeland make up past years’ honorees.
 
Guests can purchase tickets to the benefit on LRCLoveofLearning.com for $65.00. Other ways to support the cause include becoming a sponsor, bestowing a scholarship, donating a silent auction item or contributing to the LRC Endowment Fund within the GiveWell Community Foundation.
 
Those interested in sponsorships and donations should contact LRC Executive Director Dr. Pam Craven by email, PamelaC@LRCPolk.com, or phone, 863-688-9477.
 
 
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GiveWell Community Foundation is LRC’s 2016 Nominee

The Learning Resource Center’s For the Love…of Learning 2016 Honoree is GiveWell Community Foundation, and this year’s honoree more than surpasses the requisites for this annual award.
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The recognition was established six years ago to showcase outstanding community organizations or individuals who have made a significant impact on education in Polk County, and who have provided unwavering support to the Learning Resource Center.
 
Through its Impact Grants, its professional financial training, and its continued support, GiveWell (formerly Community Foundation of Greater Lakeland) has helped LRC and fellow nonprofits grow, maintain, and sustain to meet the needs of the Polk County communities.
 
We are honored to present GiveWell Community Foundation as our 2016 Honoree at Saturday’s For the Love…of Learning benefit.
 
Past Honorees include: Florida Southern College in 2015, Polk County Schools in 2014, United Way of Central Florida in 2013, Publix Super Markets, Inc. & Publix Super Markets Charities in 2012, and the Junior League of Greater Lakeland in 2011.
 
 

For the Love…of Learning Auction Item Preview

For the Love…of Learning is just days away, as the 2016 will take place on Saturday, February 20. One of the main attractions of the annual fundraiser will be the silent auction. We are especially excited about this year’s auction because it will feature an eclectic variety of gifts that will capture the interest of art aficionados, pet lovers, sports fanatics, food enthusiasts, adventure seekers and others.
 
To build the anticipation for the upcoming For the Love…of Learning silent auction, we thought we would give you a sneak peek of some of the items that you’ll be able to bid on!
 

Silent Auction Preview

Art

  • Robert Butler print ($165 value)
  • Two photographs by Wes Crowley
  • Painting of George Jones ($400 value)
  • Brooke Pottery dish ($50 value)
  • Quilted lap quilt ($45 value)
  • Two Gilt-Framed Anget Pictures ($50 value)
  • Signed Lolita wine goblet ($50 value)

Sports

  • Golf certificate for four at Lone Palm Golf Club ($375 value)
  • TOP Golf gift certificate
  • Chris Sale autographed baseball ($150 value)
  • Tampa Bay Rays autographed baseball by Enny Romero ($50 value)

Dining

  • Chef’s Table for Two at the Terrace Grille ($250 value)
  • Il Forno Italian restaurant gift certificate ($50 value)
  • Rib Crib catering for 10 ($100 value)
  • Cajun Dinner
  • Six Jars Sauce

Events & Travel

  • Three night stay at Longboat Key, FL condo ($500 value)
  • One week stay at Highlands, NC home
  • Brooks Brothers leather carry-on luggage piece ($498 value)
  • Four Disney One-Day Park Hopper passes ($620 value)
  • Two tickets to the Wine Festival of Central Florida ($140 value)
  • Eight tickets to Peter Pan at Lakeland Community Theatre ($176 value)

Television

  • 55” LG Flat Screen Smart TV ($571.19 value)
  • 48” Haier LED HDTV ($350 value)

Gift Baskets and Packages

  • SUN ‘n FUN package (2 admissions, 1 framed poster, 2 shirts, 2 hats) ($110 value)
  • Mikasa Countryside package ($100 value)
  • Pampered Pet basket ($50 value)
  • Giggles and Kids basket ($75 value)

Books

  • Three autographed books by Tom Corcoran ($60 value)
  • A Pizza the Size of the Sun– book ($18 value)
  • Read All About It!-author autographed book ($18)

Services

  • Aquatic Therapy Sessions ($600)
  • Photography session ($175 value)
  • Bridge lessons for eight ($150 value)
  • Three days boarding & one full grooming at Sunny Days Pet Resort ($118 value)
  • Two preventative maintenances for Residential Air Conditioning Systems ($190 value)
  • Southside Cleaners gift certificate ($160 value)

Miscellaneous Items

  • Miter saw ($209.95 value)
  • Pearls from Marshall’s Jewelers ($150 value)
  • Stationery Loft gift card and item

 
Be sure to attend the event on February 20, 2016 to see all of the items up for bid and to win your favorite items! Tickets are available at LRCLoveofLearning.com.
 
If you are interested in donating an item to our silent auction, please fill out the form LRCLoveofLearning.com/silent-auction or email RebeccaT@LRCPolk.com.
 
 
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LRC Hosts February Fundraiser to Benefit Deserving Students

Celebrate the Learning Resource Center of Polk County, Inc.’s 40th Anniversary while helping children and families in the community at the annual For the Love…of Learning benefit on February 20, 2016.
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Join this evening of celebration and cause with festivities that include entertainment from The Sofa Kings, a world-class silent auction, and food catered by Terrie Lobb with the purpose of raising scholarship funds for students enrolled in LRC programs.
 
The Polk County nonprofit hopes to top 2015’s fundraiser, which raised over $21,000 in scholarship funds and assisted more than 25 deserving students.
 
This year’s event will take place at the spectacular Krakowski Family Home in Lakeland’s Grasslands from 7-10 p.m. on Saturday, February 20, 2016. Jennifer Leigh of Channel 8 News will serve as the mistress of ceremonies.
 
Guests can purchase tickets to the benefit on LRCLoveofLearning.com for $65.00 (or $50.00 for LRC employees). Other ways to support the cause include becoming a sponsor, bestowing a scholarship, donating a silent auction item or contributing to the LRC Endowment Fund within the GiveWell Community Foundation.
 
Those interested in sponsorships and donations should contact LRC Executive Director Dr. Pam Craven by email, PamelaC@LRCPolk.com, or phone, 863-688-9477 or send a submission at LRCLoveofLearning.com.
 
 
Thanks to our current sponsors: Publix Super Markets Charities, Harrell’s, Drs. Dorsey & Sandy Hightower, Hunt & Mary Berryman, CliftonLarsonAllen LLP, and Citizens Bank & Trust.
 
 
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Help Deserving Students by Becoming a Sponsor, Donor or Volunteer

Would you like to help deserving students receive the aid they need for academic programs?
 
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LRC seeks generous sponsors and donations for the upcoming fundraiser,
For the Love…of Learning, on February 20, 2016, as well as volunteers. The annual benefit is held to raise scholarship funds for deserving students enrolled in LRC programs. You can help by becoming a sponsor, donating auction items or becoming a volunteer.
 

Sponsorships


We offer five levels of sponsorships, from $500-$7,500, that include benefits such as recognition and acknowledgement. For more on sponsorship levels and benefits, please visit lrcpolk.com/the-learning-resource-center-is-looking-for-love-in-february/.
 

Donations


Do you have an item that you can donate to be auctioned at the event?
Find ideas in the bulleted list below, but don’t let this list deter you from donating if you have an item that you don’t see on the list. Donated items will be auctioned off for the same worthy cause as sponsorships, to create scholarships for deserving students.

  • Gift Certificates to Restaurants
  • Services (photography, salon, fitness training, etc)
  • Vacation Home Stays
  • Antique Items
  • Sports Memorabilia
  • Electronics (game systems, television, computers)

 

Volunteers


If you are looking to volunteer or are in need of community service hours, this is the opportunity for you! We could use special event assistants to help with both preparing and running the event. Please contact Pamela Craven for further details on what volunteering will entail.
 
 
If you will be attending For the Love of…Learning 2016, please help spread the word by joining our Facebook event page.
 
We hope to see you there and appreciate all that you do to support LRC!