The Learning Resource Center of Polk County (LRC) hosted the annual For the Love of Learning benefit on Saturday, February 15 at the Lakeland home of Kurt and Kimberly Elmhorst, raising funds for LRC students and programs. The evening, presented by Publix Super Markets Charities, featured a silent auction, hors d’oeuvres by Terrie Lobb Catering, entertainment, and libations. LRC student, Anthony Tran, and LRC tutor Diane Oropeza shared their academic success story, while Board President Michael Carter and LRC Executive Director Dr. Pam Craven presented the 2020 Honorary Award to Joyce Barclay, LRC Past President and longtime advocate.
To view all of the photos from the evening, please visit LRC on Facebook.
The Learning Resource Center (LRC) will host its annual For the Love…of Learning benefit to aid Polk County students on Saturday, February 15, 2020 from 7-10 p.m. at the Lakeland home of Kurt and Kimberly Elmhorst.
This evening, presented by Publix Super Markets Charities, is aimed at raising program aid and LRC scholarship funds for deserving students and will feature hors d’oeuvres by Terrie Lobb Catering, entertainment, libations, and a world-class silent auction.
Attendees will find an eclectic mix of auction items available for bids as well as activities that include dining and drinking experiences, entertainment options, sport outings, shopping sprees, and more.
The 45-year academic nonprofit will recognize Joyce Barclay as the 2020 Honoree. Honorees are supporters who have assisted in expanding and extending the LRC mission of helping students maximize their learning potential.
In addition to leading sponsor Publix Super Markets Charities, CenterState Bank, Bank of Central Florida, GrayRobinson, Payne Air Conditioning & Heating, Drs. Dorsey and Sandy Hightower, Dr. Eileen Wills, Hunt and Mary Berryman, Mark Thompson, The Dean Family Foundation, Prime Meridian Bank, Todd and Suzette Jones, and Citizens Bank & Trust are event sponsors.
Those interested in attending may purchase admission at LRCLoveofLearning.com for $80 each or $150 for two. LRC tutors will receive discounted pricing of $50. Other ways to support this cause for education include becoming a sponsor, donating silent auction items, bestowing a scholarship or contributing to the LRC Endowment Fund within the GiveWell Community Foundation.
LRC is excited for another fantastic fundraiser in 2016!
For over 40 years, the Learning Resource Center of Polk County, Inc., as a non-profit supplemental education agency, has addressed the academic needs throughout Polk County by providing one-to-one tutoring services to children and adults, small group instruction for remediation and enrichment, and the flexibility to offer quality programs to help all students maximize their learning potential.
On February 20, 2016, the organization will host the annual For the Love…of Learning, a benefit which raises scholarship funds for students enrolled in its programs. Will you consider joining as a sponsor to ensure that LRC continues to reach Polk County’s most needy and deserving students?
LRC is currently seeking gracious sponsors and generous donations for the 2016 event. See below to become a sponsor or donor.
Sponsor levels and benefits are as follows:
10 Event Tickets (Fair Market Value: $750)
Media Recognition with Logo* (The Ledger advertising, event posters, radio PSA’s)
8 Event Tickets (Fair Market Value: $600)
Media Recognition*(The Ledger advertising, event posters)
6 Event Tickets (Fair Market Value: $450)
4 Event Tickets (Fair Market Value: $300)
2 Event Tickets (Fair Market Value: $150)
Other benefits for all sponsorship levels:
Recognition on LRCpolk.com and LRC’s social media accounts.
*Sponsor recognition in the media and on event collateral is available to sponsors whose agreements are received by December 30, 2015.
LRC is also in need of silent auction donations.
Ideas for auction items include:
- Gift Certificates to Restaurants
- Services (photography, salon, fitness training, etc)
- Vacation Home Stays
- Antique Items
- Sports Memorabilia
- Electronics (game systems, television, computers
LRC needs your help to continue helping others!
If you are interested, please contact Executive Director Pam Craven at PamelaC@LRCPolk.com.
For more information, please visit the fundraiser website at LRCLoveofLearning.com.