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Mt. Vernon Education Foundation's 2021 Black and Gold Gala

We asked. You answered. We all want more for our students. We all want to provide our students additional access to the arts, STEM, music, technology, and library materials, vocational and educational experiences that provide real-world relevance. That’s exactly why The Mt. Vernon Education Foundation exists.

 

As a stakeholder of the Mt. Vernon Community School Corporation, you belong to a community that prides itself on having a strong public school system. The Mt. Vernon School Schools are consistently named as a primary reason that families move to the area. Keeping our school district strong keeps our entire community strong, thus Great Schools = Great Communities.

 

The Mt. Vernon Education Foundation helps to close the gap between the tax dollars available and the funds needed to preserve the comprehensive education that our community values and expects for our next generation.

We hope you will join us at this year’s Black and Gold Gala on Saturday, April 17, 2021, at the JW Marriott Indianapolis.

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Special Presentations

  • The Ryan Fry Award Excellence In Education

    Presented By Kevin and Jill Prefontaine

    The Ryan Fry Award Excellence In Education

    Presented By Kevin and Jill Prefontaine

    In 2018, Jill Prefontaine and her husband, Kevin, established this award in honor of her brother, Ryan. Annually, two $2500 awards are given to the Teacher of the Year and Staff Member of the Year. Jill wanted to create this honor to “combine the love that she has for her brother and great teachers.” Jill’s father, Kenneth, was a treasured math teacher for Mt. Vernon Schools for 30 years

  • Dr. Jack Parker

    Superintendent, Mt. Vernon Community School Corporation

    Dr. Jack Parker

    Superintendent, Mt. Vernon Community School Corporation

  • Dave and Rae

    Performing Live

    Dave and Rae

    Performing Live

    Dave & Rae started in 1995. We play everything from folk to funk-pop, rock, sing-a-longs, dance, and country, too. With 20 years of experience entertaining all ages at all types of events, we are a versatile band. We love what we do, and we are thankful for all of you that come out to support us and rock with us. Vocals, Percussion / Lisa Rae Hodge Keyboard, Guitar, Vocals / Dave Edmonds

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JW Marriott Indianapolis

JW Marriott Indianapolis
10 S West St., Indianapolis, IN 46204

Special Room Rate $159

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Soaring 33 stories above downtown, JW Marriott Indianapolis boasts posh accommodations and intuitive amenities for an unrivaled stay in the heart of the city.

JW Marriott Indianapolis
10 S West St., Indianapolis, IN 46204

Special Room Rate $159

Book Now

Soaring 33 stories above downtown, JW Marriott Indianapolis boasts posh accommodations and intuitive amenities for an unrivaled stay in the heart of the city.

2021 Black and Gold Gala Agenda

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  1. Family Leisure Silent Auction Begins
  2. Cocktail Reception sponsored by Lancer+Beebe and Moisture Management LLC
  3. Welcome by Mt. Vernon Education Foundation President, Amy Shipley
  4. Black and Gold Dinner Sponsored By Ambrose PG Wine is provided by Daniel's Vineyard
  5. Mt. Vernon Education Foundation Program
  6. Dance Floor Opens with Dave and Rae performing live!
  7. Family Leisure Silent Auction Ends
  8. Black and Gold Gala Ends

Distinguished Alumni Award

The  Mt. Vernon Education Foundation Distinguished Alumni Award honors an alum whose deeds and character exemplify outstanding achievement in their life's work and/or service to the community. This annual award is presented to two deserving individuals at the Mt.Vernon Education Foundation's annual Black and Gold Gala.

Past award recipients include:

Nathan Heck

Amanda Lowe

Florence May

Michele McConnell

Thomas P. Miller

Darrell Thomas

 

2021 Mt. Vernon Community School Corporation (MVCSC) Teacher and Staff Member of the Year Nominees

Teacher of the Year Nominees

Delinda Deckard, FES

Brianne Williams, MCE

Elizabeth Chaplin, MES

Kittie Masters, MVMS

Lynette Huth, MVHS

Leeann Seppala, Mini- Marauder

Staff Member of the Year Nominees

Doris Johnson, Ad Building

Nancy Price, FES

Melissa Montague, MCE

Jenny Campbell, MES

Lisa Lindman, MVMS

Jo Goff, MVHS