“Light The Way” Gala 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.

“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.

You are invited to attend the Fourth Annual Light The Way Gala

Saturday, March 23, 2019 at the Copper Dock Banquet Center outside Pocahontas, Illinois

Doors open at 5:00, Dinner Served 6:00-700, Live Auction to Follow.
Evening concludes with Chapman Bros. Acoustic Duo
Semi-Formal Attire

Tickets: $50/Individuals, $75/Couple
Tickets are available at Watson’s Drug Store and the B.C.C.U. #2 Unit Office (1004 West Savannah Way / IL Rt 140
Deadline to purchase tickets: March 9, 2019
Tickets unavailable at the door

This event is sponsored, in part, by

  • Bradford National Bank
  • Frank & Susan Watson
  • First National Bank
  • Greenville Optimist Club
  • Greenville University
  • Mark & Cristina Elmore
  • Peoples State Bank

To donate auction items, inquire about sponsorship opportunities, or learn more about B.C.C.U. #2 Academic Foundation, contact Dr William Beckert (618.339.8438) or Valerie Klenke (618.367.5637).

The B.C.C.U. #2 Academic Foundation invites you to attend

The Fourth Annual “Light The Way” Gala • March 23, 2019 • 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 • Evening concludes with Chapman Bros Acoustic Duo.

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).
Deadline to purchase tickets: March 9, 2019 • Tickets unavailable at the door.

Gala sponsored in part by Bradford National Bank, Frank & Susan Watson, First National Bank, Greenville Optimist Club, Greenville University, Mark & Cristina Elmore, Peoples State Bank.

Please contact Dr William Beckert ( 618-339-8438 ) if interested in sponsorship opportunities or Valerie Klenke ( 618-367-5637; klenke4 @ ) if interested in donating an auction item.

2019 Light The Way Gala Poster

Gala 2019 Auctions Preview

Partial list, more items added weekly!
Please contact Valerie Klenke ( 618-367-5637; klenke4 @ ) or Dr William Beckert ( 618-339-8438 ) if interested in donating an auction item.

  • Golf Get-Away at Oak Terrace Resort (Pana)
  • Chicago White Sox: 2 box tickets package
  • Lincoln Presidental Library package
  • Miniature Christmas tree with vintage earring ornaments 2019 Gala Auction Preview - Miniature Christmas tree with vintage earring ornaments
  • Home Safety basket
  • Korte Processing: Assorted Bundle
  • Korte Processing: BBQ Bundle
  • Korte Meat Processing: soft side cooler with snacks and gift certificate
  • Tupperware filled basket
  • Greenville Country Club: 18 Holes of Golf and Cart for Four Players
  • Greenville Country Club: 1 Year Social Membership, includes dining, lounge & pool privileges
  • Pie from The Pie Junkie-Ashley Heckman
  • Rampart Range: Annual individual membership
  • Annbriar Golf Course (Waterloo): 4 rounds of golf
  • Holiday World/Splashin’ Safari: 2 general admission passes
  • Dog Care Basket
  • Casey’s General Stores: $50.00 gift card
  • Walker Photography Package
  • St. Louis Cardinals 2 infield box tickets
  • Oak Brook Golf Club: two rounds of 18 Holes of Golf with Cart
  • Korte Rec Center: 6 daily passes
  • Missouri Botanical Garden: 4 general admission passes
  • Arthur Young Chevrolet: full car detail
  • The Zone: 3 month individual membership (Greenville)
  • Gateway Grizzlies: 4 2019 ticket vouchers
  • The Magic House: 4 general admission passes
  • Mrs. Hicks’ 3rd grade class: patchwork “quilt” pillow
  • Mrs. Hicks’ 3rd grade class: print of patchwork “quilt” 2019 Gala Auction Preview - Mrs. Hicks' 3rd grade class patchwork quilt pillow
  • DiMaggio’s Pizza & Pasta: 2 large pizzas
  • Silver Dollar City: 2 one day tickets
  • Shedd Aquarium (Chicago): 4 admission tickets
  • Museum of Science & Technology (Chicago): 4 general admission tickets
  • “Coca-Cola” theme-filled basket
  • St. Louis Cardinals 4 infield box tickets
  • Southern Bus & Mobility: 1 day bus rental
  • Sorento Elementary Annual Sausage Supper: 6 tickets
  • Money & Lottery Ticket tree
  • The Rep: Angels in America: 2 tickets
  • Marcoot Jersey Creamery: 4 month membership to “Cheese of the Month” club
  • Schreiber Veterinary Service gift certificate
  • Aeries Resort & Winery (Grafton, IL) package including two tickets for the Skytour, one overnight stay and a $50.00 food voucher.
  • Golf lessons by GJHS principal Gary Brauns
  • Popeye’s Chop House: $50.00 gift card
  • Commemorative basketball signed by 2018-2019 Lady Comets team 2019 Gala Auction Preview - Commemorative basketball signed by 2018-2019 Lady Comets team
  • St Louis The Muny’s performance of 1776: 2 tickets
  • Z-1 Automotive: fill-up of 20 lb (BBQ tank size) propane cylinder
  • Z-1 Automotive: $50.00 gift certificate toward service
  • FarmHaus/Kevin Willmann: Tasting dinner for two with wine pairing
  • Wine Cooler: Koldfront 24 Bottle Dual Zone Wine Cooler
  • Kahunas Burgers-N-More: Soda-A-Day package
  • Capri IGA: $25.00 gift card
  • Lifetouch Photography: $35.00 gift certificate toward portrait package
  • St. Louis Experience for Two: Gateway Arch tram “to the Top”, one-hour riverboat cruise, & gift card to Cinder House
  • All-Star pitcher Nolan Ryan: 8” statue — gray uniform
  • All-Star pitcher Nolan Ryan: 8” statue — white uniform
  • Nolan Ryan: Freeze Frame statue collection
  • Collector baseball books
  • Mrs. Tipsword’s 6th grade class: Poetry Anthology
  • Studio Ananda: yoga basket
  • Wayne’s Market: fruit basket
  • Solid gray, hand-crocheted afghan (40” X 50”)
  • Zac Brown Band concert tickets
  • reserved seats for 4 at GHS 2019 graduation and preferred parking
  • UpperCuts Salon: Haircare basket
  • Metal beer bottle-cap table and chair set
  • Homemade strawberry jam: 6 pints
  • Painted Wooden Bench 2019 Gala Auction Preview - Painted Wooden Bench
  • Indian Springs Golf Course: Golf Package
  • Six Flags St. Louis: 2 one-day tickets
  • 28” Fire Pit
  • Baking Basket
  • AMC Theatre movie passes
  • S’mores Fixin’s kit
  • Michelob Ultra blue/white nylon golf bag
  • Sunset Sail on Carlyle Lake 2019 Gala Auction Preview - Sunset Sail on Carlyle Lake
  • Pie Basket: Candy Apple Pie à la Mode
  • Pie Basket: Ozark Mountain Berry Pie à la Mode
  • Coffee & Rolls Basket
  • St. Louis Cardinals: 4 home field box tickets - April 22nd game
  • Handcrafted knife
  • Rolling Lawns Milk House: Year’s Supply of Milk
  • Valentine’s Day Getaway- 2/12/2020 - 2/16/2020
  • BBQ Pork Dinner for 20
  • Mrs. Clark’s class: student-created book

More Academic Foundation Events

To Be Determined

Supporting Educational Opportunities is Tax Deductible!

B.C.C.U. #2 Academic Foundation is a 501(c)(3) organization as determined by the IRS. Contributions are tax deductible.