Mark your calendars and start practicing your waltz! The 33rd annual Some Enchanted Evening Gala is happening Saturday, November 9 at the Overland Park Convention Center.
This black-tie event is a scholarship benefit for Johnson County Community College. Patrons will enjoy an elegant gourmet dinner paired with fine wines, live music and good company. Be prepared to dance the night away!
Building a Brighter Tomorrow
As we wrap-up our 50th Anniversary year, we’re already looking ahead to the next 50 years and beyond. Through events like Some Enchanted Evening, the JCCC Foundation has helped thousands of students pursue their dreams of a college education. Students with exceptional needs, such as single parents and displaced workers, and also talented students in all areas of study, benefit from Foundation scholarships each year.
Throughout Some Enchanted Evening’s history, the JCCC Foundation has raised more than $10 million for student scholarships. Last year, the Foundation worked with the College’s Financial Aid Office to award $1.26 million in scholarships – the largest amount ever awarded in the Foundation’s history! Nearly 1,500 students received assistance for tuition, books and other program needs.
Introducing Your 2019 Johnson Countian
A portion of each Some Enchanted Evening event is dedicated to celebrating an influential community member. This year, the JCCC Foundation is honoring Frank H. Devocelle as the 2019 Johnson Countian of the Year.
Devocelle, who recently retired as President/Chief Executive Officer of Olathe Health Systems Inc., devoted nearly five decades to providing visionary leadership and a legacy of service to the local community.
“Frank Devocelle is one of the most impactful visionaries in our community because of his devotion to transformational change related to healthcare and education,” said Dr. Joe Sopcich, JCCC President. “For our College specifically, Frank was instrumental in a partnership with JCCC that resulted in the opening of the Olathe Health Education Center (OHEC) in 2011 that has benefited many JCCC students.”
In addition to the prestigious honor of being named 2019 Johnson Countian of the Year, Devocelle has received such recent honors as 2018 Olathe Chamber of Commerce Citizen of the Year (his second such recognition) and was named a “Kansas City Legend” by Ingram’s Magazine earlier this year.
We’ll See You There!
This event would not be possible without the dedication of the 2019 Some Enchanted Evening Committee. These sponsors contribute funds that provide much-needed assistance for JCCC students.
We hope you can join us in supporting JCCC students and their educational endeavors. Purchase your tickets today!