Community Education Breakfast - September 18, 2020
As we’re sure you’re already aware, the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has led to a need for social distancing to help prevent the spread. For this reason, we’ve made the difficult decision to postpone our Annual Community Education Breakfast until further notice. While we know this is disappointing, we hope you understand this is a necessary step to help keep each other safe in these unprecedented times.
We’ll update you with the new date and location as soon as they’re confirmed.
We were so excited to produce this event, but canceling is the right decision for the health of our staff, students and community attendees alike. We appreciate your sponsorship of the Breakfast event and your support of the Lawrence Schools Foundation.
With schools remaining closed for the start of the academic year, students and teachers alike will need more support than ever. We continue to work closely with the district in its response to the COVID-19 pandemic and have offered to help as we are able. We appreciate your support of Lawrence Public Schools, especially in this trying time.
Stay safe and well,
This high-profile event will be held to kick off the 2020-2021 school year and will feature alumni guest speaker Spencer Lott, Free State High School Class of 2006.
Did you know, 2006 FSHS grad, Spencer Lott, recreated the iconic puppets from Mr. Rogers neighborhood in immaculate detail for the new film A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood, starring Tom Hanks as Fred Rogers?
Spencer is a maker, writer and puppeteer based in Brooklyn. In addition to playing Samuel on Sesame Street, some of his puppetry credits include A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood, America’s Got Talent and Scarecrow. Spencer has been the recipient of multiple Jim Henson Foundation Grants for his original theatrical work. Lott was the first recipient of the Jim Henson Foundation Puppetry Residency at the O’Neill Theater Center. He was named a “Hawk to Watch” by the University of Kansas Alumni Association. Currently, he is a resident artist at
HERE Arts, a member of the teaching artist ensemble at BAM and the New Victory Theater and is the Associate Artistic Director of Trusty Sidekick Theater Company (NYC).
We are beyond excited to announce that Spencer will be our 2020 featured guest speaker at our Annual Community Education Breakfast event! Mark your calendars - as you aren't going to want to miss this one!
2020 Keynote Speaker Spencer Lott
The breakfast event, which takes place at the Lawrence DoubleTree by Hilton, provides an opportunity for local businesses and community members to demonstrate their support for public education. Sponsorship opportunities and tickets are now available online at www.LawrenceSchoolsFoundation.org or by calling the Foundation at 785-330-1941.
The breakfast will also feature an address from new school superintendent Dr. Anthony Lewis, recognition of student champions and a performance by local Lawrence Public School students.
Date: Friday, September 18, 2020
Time: 7:30 - 9:00 am (Doors will open at 7:15 am)
Location: DoubleTree by Hilton - 200 McDonald Drive
~ Sponsorship & VIP Tables Available
~ $40 / Individual Open Seating
The Community Education Breakfast has featured former Lawrence Public School graduate speakers such as Alan Mulally, former CEO of Ford Motors, Srinija Srinivasan, former editor of Yahoo, Inc., and Brian McClendon, inventor of Google Earth.
THANK YOU SPONSORS
Platinum Major Sponsors
Gold Table Sponsors
Capitol Federal Foundation
City of Lawrence
Edmonds Duncan Advisors
John and Rosy Elmore / Bill and Cindy Self
First Student, Inc.
Gail and Kevan Vick
Lifetouch National School Studios
Mainstreet Credit Union
Marsh & McLennan Agency
McDonald’s of Lawrence
P1 Group, Inc.
University of Kansas / Kansas Athletics
Silver Table Co-Hosts
Barb & Jon Heeb, MD
Central Mechanical Construction
Clark / Huesemann
Douglas County Community Foundation
Gene Fritzel Construction
Golf Course Superintendents Association of America
Hi Tech Interiors
SS&C Solutions, INC
Stephens Real Estate
Stevens & Brand, LLP
Bronze Small Business Sponsors
Central Bank of the Midwest
Central National Bank
Envista Credit Union
First State Bank & Trust
Keller Williams Integrity
Kurt Goeser - State Farm
Lawrence Journal World
Lied Center of Kansas
Mar Lan Construction
McGrew Real Estate
Meritrust Credit Union
Mid American Credit Union
Midwest Concrete Materials
River City Engineering
Scott & Kathleen Morgan
Silver Lake Bank
The Bureau of Lectures and Concert Artists
The Dole Institute