“Light The Way” Gala, G.E.S. Spring Fundraiser, and Other B.C.C.U. #2 Academic Foundation Events

We raise money and build community relationships with a variety of fundraisers throughout the year for items beyond the scope of taxpayer funding including annual grants, scholarships, and an endowment fund.

2018 Light The Way Gala Poster

“Light The Way” Gala

Our “Light The Way” Gala is an evening of fine dining, entertainment, and spirited auctions for the benefit of enhancing the educational experience of all B.C.C.U. #2 students.

The B.C.C.U. #2 Academic Foundation invites you to attend The Third Annual “Light The Way” Gala • March 24, 2018 • Copper Dock Banquet Center
498 White Oak Ln, Pocahontas, Illinois

Doors open at 5:00p; Dinner Served 6:00p-7:00p
Live Auction to Follow • Semi-Formal Attire • Live music will be provided at the Gala by Chapman Bros Acoustic Duo following the dinner and auction.

Tickets: $50/Individuals • $75/Couple
Tickets available at Watson’s Drug Store and the B.C.C.U. #2 Unit Office (1004 West Savannah Way/IL Rt 140). LIMITED # OF TICKETS STILL AVAILABLE AT WATSON’S DRUG! • Tickets unavailable at the door.

Please contact Don Dillon (618-664-9479) or Valerie Klene (618-367-5637) about sponsorship opportunities or donating an item for the auction. Your tax deductible gift will help the foundation continue providing additional support to our students!

Thank you Sponosors!

Double Platinum Level:
Bradford National Bank

Platinum Level:
Mark & Cristina Elmore
The First National Bank of Greenville
Greenville University
Frank & Susan Watson

Gold Level:
Greenville Optimist Club

Silver Level:
BCCU #2 Administrators
BCCU #2 School Board Members
BCLEA: Bond County Law Enforcement Agency
Bond County Democratic Central Committee Bond County Realtors
Channel Seed/Shad Kleiner
Cornerstone Insurance Group
Greenville Education Association
Guin Mundorf, LLC - Attorneys at Law
HSHS Family Hospital Steve & Emily Laesch
Michael & Jennifer Mitchell Dave Tabor/Edward Jones
Bob & Pam Tompkins
Brad & Stacy Turner
Walker Photography
West & Company, LLC

Gala Auctions Preview

Partial list, more items added weekly!
Please contact Valerie Klenke ( 618-367-5637; klenke4 @ ) if interested in donating an auction item.

  • Annbriar Golf Course: 4 rounds of golf
  • Bond County Bicentennial banner: autographed by Head East and Ideas of March
  • A Christmas Story DVD: autographed by cast members
  • Greenville Comets wooden wall plaque - handcrafted 2018 Gala Auction Preview - Greenville Comets wooden wall plaque
  • Greenville University wooden wall plaque - handcrafted 2018 Gala Auction Preview - Greenville University wooden wall plaque
  • Walt Disney World: 4-one day Park Hopper passes
  • Home Safety basket 2018 Gala Auction Preview - Home Safety basket
  • Tupperware filled basket
  • Oriental Trading: $25.00 certificate
  • Colorful 4-piece stemware set
  • St Louis World Fair souvenier mug
  • Chicago White Sox: 2 box tickets - July 11th game against St. Louis Cardinals
  • Lincoln Presidental Library package
  • vintage Nancy Drew books
  • Collectible 11.5” doll: Yue-Sai Wawa Chin Dynasty 2018 Gala Auction Preview - Collectible 11.5 doll Yue-Sai Wawa Chin Dynasty
  • The Fabulous Fox Theatre: tour tickets
  • Effingham Performance Center: 2 tickets - The Romantics on 4/28/2018 @ 8PM
  • Casey’s General Stores: $50.00 gift card
  • AMC Theatre: 2 movie passes
  • Gateway Grizzlies: 4 2018 ticket vouchers
  • Korte Rec Center: daily passes
  • silk flower arrangements
  • a piece of Pocahontas history: 3’ x 3’ old gym floor
  • Rooster painting: acrylic on 1” reclaimed, wooden circle 2018 Gala Auction Preview - Rooster painting
  • Barn quilt 2018 Gala Auction Preview - Barn Quilt
  • Kate Spade crossbody purse 2018 Gala Auction Preview - Kate Spade crossbody purse
  • Night at the Musical: 4 tickets to G.H.S. Muscial & concession treats
  • 14” Smokey Joe charcoal grill, BBQ seasoning & sauce
  • Missouri Botanical Garden: 4 general admission passes
  • DiMaggio’s Pizza & Pasta: 2 large pizza
  • Korte Processing: BBQ Bundle
  • Korte Processing: Assorted Bundle
  • Oak Brook Golf Club: two rounds of 18 Holes of Golf with Cart
  • Firefly Grill: $100.00 gift certificate
  • Sunset Sail on Carlyle Lake 2018 Gala Auction Preview - Sunset Sail on Carlyle Lake
  • The Zone: 3 month membership (Greenville)
  • Lu Bob’s Family Restaurant: $25.00 gift card
  • Holiday World/Splashin’ Safari: 2 general admission passes
  • Pie of the Month by local bakers Emily Laesch & Pam Tompkins
  • Comets blue & white, hand-crocheted afghan (36” X 56”) 2018 Gala Auction Preview - Comets afghan
  • Dog painting: 8” x 10” acrylic 2018 Gala Auction Preview - Dog painting
  • New Year’s Getaway at Bluegreen Wilderness Club at Big Cedar (Branson, MO)
  • Bella Milano: $25.00 gift card
  • St. Louis Cardinals tickets vs Arizona Diamondbacks on April 7, 2018, Section 157, Row 19, Seats 9-12 (4 tickets)
  • Greenville Country Club: 18 Holes of Golf and Cart for Four Players
  • Greenville Country Club: 1 Year Social Membership Greenville Country Club, includes dining, lounge & pool privileges
  • St. Louis Muny tickets: Singin’ in the Rain: 2 tickets for Saturday, June 30-Section B9, Row A, Seats 48 & 50
  • Party for 20 kids: games with PE teacher, book reading by librarian, creativity with art teacher, and music with Mrs. Lugge
  • The Wooden Tie (Pierron): $50.00 gift card
  • Barn Quilt: Cardinal 2018 Gala Auction Preview - Cardinal Barn Quilt
  • Grazing in the Grass-a dinner of locally sourced foods prepared by St. Louis chefs to benefit Eden’s Glory: September 22, 2018: 2 tickets
  • Hardcover book: Jack Buck: That’s a Winner! --autographed by Jack Buck, Stan Musial, and others
  • Walker Photography Package
  • Tickets to Sorento Elementary Annual Sausage Supper
  • 4 reserved seats at GHS 2018 graduation and preferred parking
  • Tommy Lasorda & Greenville College picture: autographed 2018 Gala Auction Preview - Tommy Lasorda GC picture
  • GJHS 8th Grade Boys basketball State Championship winners framed and autographed team photo
  • Wine Cooler: 32 bottle, dual zone 2018 Gala Auction Preview - Wine Cooler
  • Homemade strawberry jam: 6 pints
  • Schreiber Veterinary Service gift certificate
  • Basket featuring The Back Porch: $160.00 gift certificate
  • Rampart Range: Annual individual membership
  • 30” Fire pit with slate top
  • Buchheit: $20.00 gift card
  • St. Louis Cardinal’s Red Bird Club: 2 tickets to April 11th game against Milwaukee Brewers
  • Local artist Robert S. Horsfall prints (4)
  • “Nature” theme-filled basket
  • “Happiness” theme-filled basket
  • Float Edwardsville: 1 hour float therapy
  • Greenville Bluejays wooden wall plaque -handcrafted 2018 Gala Auction Preview - Greenville Jr High wooden wall plaque
  • The Greenville Advocate: gift certificates
  • Silver Dollar City: 2- one day tickets
  • The Pie Junkie-Ashley Heckman: pie a month for a year
  • St. Louis Cardinals: 2 box tickets - June 27th game against Cleveland Indians
  • Golf Get-Away at Oak Terrace Resort (Pana)
  • "Easter" theme-filled basket

Greenville Elementary School Spring Fundraiser

Coming in 2018!

More Academic Foundation Events

To Be Determined

Supporting Educational Opportunities is Tax Deductible!

B.C.C.U. #2 Academic Foundation is a 509(a)(1) organization as determined by the IRS. Contributions are tax deductible.