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Foundation Events

The JCCC Foundation hosts multiple events each year to benefit JCCC scholarships, initiatives and programming.

Some Enchanted Evening 

Some Enchanted Evening is an annual black-tie gala that celebrates Johnson County Community College and raises funds for scholarships. It has become one of the major social events and one of the most successful fundraising events in Johnson County.

The evening features:

More than $7 million has been raised over the past 30 years for the student scholarship program through Some Enchanted Evening. The Foundation has used these dollars to help thousands of students pursue their dream of a college education. Students with exceptional needs, such as single parents and displaced workers, and talented students in all areas of study benefit from Foundation scholarships.

2019 Event Details

Friends with Taste®

Friends with Taste® supports our world-renowned programs in hospitality and culinary education. Members are invited to exclusive Friends with Taste® events.

Upcoming Friends with Taste Events

Beyond Bounds

This lavish biennial art auction gala benefits the Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art at Johnson County Community College. The evening offers a unique opportunity for artists and patrons of the arts to mix and mingle while one-of-a-kind works of art — many created specifically for the event — are sold during silent and live auctions.

Cohen Community Series

Inaugurated in 2008 through a gift from Jon Stewart, former vice chairman of the JCCC Board of Trustees, JCCC alumnus and former president of Metcalf Bank, in honor of the late Barton P. Cohen, president of Metcalf Bancshares, vice chairman and general counsel of Metcalf Bank and an attorney with Blackwell Sanders Peper Martin LLP, the Cohen Community Series brings a nationally known personality to campus for a unique evening of entertainment and education. All event proceeds benefit JCCC scholarships and educational programs.

Past Cohen Community Series events include:

The 2019 event features the Roots & Boots '90s Electric Throwdown with Sammy Kershaw, Collin Raye and Aaron Tippin.

2019 Cohen Community Series Event Details

Lace Up for Learning 5K Run-Walk

Every fall, JCCC hosts a 5K run-walk to benefits student scholarships. The run route circles our lovely campus, and participants receive a commemorative T-shirt, a special gift and awards for runners by age group.

Polsky Practical Personal Enrichment Series

Underwritten by the Norman and Elaine Polsky Family Supporting Foundation within the Greater Kansas City Community Foundation in partnership with JCCC, this series features presentations by successful professionals who share their knowledge and includes topics rarely offered elsewhere.

Past presentations include: