An evening spent with friends, enjoying fabulous desserts and raising money for a common cause. It’s not hard to see the appeal of the Mustang Foundation’s Annual Banquet coming on Saturday, January, 23, 2016.
This past January a sold out crowd enjoyed an evening of great food and fun, and raised over $20,000 toward the Mustang Foundation’s endowment fund and other activities for the Independence Community School District. The upcoming banquet is scheduled for January 23, 2016 with social time scheduled to begin at 5:30 and dinner served shortly after 7:00. To order your tickets or to sponsor a table, please call Rob Robinson at 319-334-7181 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Table Sponsors will be recognized in the program. This has been a sell out event every year, so plan on ordering your tickets early. Tickets will not be sold at the door. Remember to wear your maroon and white and show your Mustang spirit!
The Mustang Foundation’s annual banquet is highlighted by the unique way of serving dessert. Numerous desserts chefs from within the community prepare lavish and indulgent desserts, in order to generate tips from the table they are serving. The chef with the largest amount of tips is declared the winner. Each year the dessert portion of the evening has become more entertaining as the desserts have become more extravagant. Last years desserts made by volunteer dessert chefs associated with Independence school student activities, athletics or classrooms raised over $7,000 in tips! These tips were then evenly distributed to each of these groups who had a chef representing them.
The evening also includes live and silent auctions, which generally have included items completely unique to this banquet. Emcees for this year will again be Dewey Hupke and John Howard, both principles in the Independence Community School District.
The Mustang Foundation, Inc. was formed in 1994. The mission of the Foundation is to solicit and receive contributions, grants, gifts and transfer of property to or for the benefit of the Independence Community School District.
In 1998 Rudy Leytze donated $100,000 to create the Mustang Foundation Endowment Fund. The Foundation’s annual community banquet was created to strengthen the endowment fund. Additionally, a portion of the banquets proceeds goes directly towards selected school projects/activities..
Since the formation of the Foundation, the organization has funneled over $3 million in gifts toward the betterment of the Independence Community School District.
The Mustang Foundation Inc. (Foundation) is a 501 (c) (3) public charity and is qualified by the IRS to receive tax-deductible gifts, bequests, devises or transfers. For more information on how to make a donation or to learn more about our banquet, please visit our website www.indeemustangfoundation.org.