Pledge Your Sponsorship Level by Dec. 18, 2018 for the Early Bird Sponsor Bonus!

Save the date for the 25th Annual Teacher Appreciation Banquet!

Our biggest event of the year the Annual Teacher Appreciation Banquet will be held on Monday, April 15, 5:30, 2019, at the Oasis Convention Center in Springfield.

The evening will kick off with a fun, networking hour featuring an amazing silent auction, games, and much more! We’ll honor all of our dedicated, SPS educators and also recognize recipients of SPS educator awards including the 2019 Teacher of the Year Award.

Sponsorships are now available at a range of levels, including:

Presenting – $10,000

Platinum – $5,000

Gold – $2,500

Silver – $1,000

Bronze – $500

Table – $350

Pledge your sponsorship level by Tuesday, December 18, 2018 and you’ll get the Early Bird Bonus! That is one complimentary Teacher Banquet ticket valued at $35, plus extra recognition through our Donor Spotlight on the website and in social media Here’s the link to the full details for 2019 TAB Sponsorship Levels with Early Bird Bonus

You can download your 2019 Table Sponsor Form here. Tables seat 10 and cost is $350. Individual tickets for the banquet are $35 each and may be purchased online, click here

To pay your sponsorship, table or individual ticket payment by credit card now go to

For more information please contact Pamela Anderson, Director of Development, or call 417.523.0144.


2017 Teacher Appreciation Banquet

The 23rd Annual Teacher Appreciation Banquet held on Monday, April 18, 2017, was an outstanding success! Approximately 800, SPS teachers, educators and community members attended the evening of recognition for our dedicated educators.

Thank you to our committee:
Kathy McIntyre, Co-chair
Phil Grafft, Co-chair
Amy Bunselmeyer
Danielle Kincaid
Kim Horton
Susan McNeal
Lori Nelson
Erin Danastasio
Carlee Brown

Staff, board, auction item donors and sponsors. You made it great!

We had 770 attendees, up from about 720 last year. The crowd really enjoyed the 417 red carpet photos, the goody bags, Wine & Dessert Pull, silent auction and the door prizes!

Thank you to our 2017 Teacher Appreciation Banquet Sponsors!

Media Sponsor: 417

Teacher of the Year Sponsor: Missouri State University

Gold Sponsors:

Mercy, Esterly Schneider & Associates, Commerce Bank, Kelly Educational Staffing, Mark & Lori Nelson, Johnstone Supply, KPM CPA’s & Advisors, Xtream by Mediacom

Silver Sponsors:

Andy B’s Restaurant & Entertainment
Central Bank of the Ozarks
Drury University
Integrity Home Care & Hospice
Mattax-Neu-Prater Eye Center, Inc.
Med-Pay, Inc.
Missouri Employers Mutual
Paragon Architecture
Positronic Industries, Inc.
Republic Ford Lincoln
Star Wholesale Supply
SMC Packaging Group
SRC Holdings Corporation

Bronze Sponsors:
Ashley Homestore
Community Blood Center of
the Ozarks
Sam & Jenn Coryell
Ellis, Ellis, Hammons & Johnson, PC
Evangel University
Gail & Denise Fredrick
Great Southern Bank
MSU/Jordan Valley Innovation
Lathrop & Gage, LLP
Missouri Equipment Leasing
Neale & Newman, LLP
OakStar Bank
Penmac Staffing Services
Pinnacle Family Advisors
Pioneer Outdoor
Propel People Development
Roberts, McKenzie, Mangan
& Cummings, PC
Spencer Fane, LLP
Springfield Area
Chamber of Commerce
Tal & Rosalie O’Reilly Wooten

Table Sponsors:
Bingham PTA
BKD Foundation
Bobby Hendrickson Agency
Carrie Brown & Family
Amy Bunselmeyer
Central Bank of the Ozarks
Central High School
Cherokee Middle School PTSA
Disney PTA
Michele Douglas
First Baptist Church
Glendale PTSA
Hagan, Tucker, Schmitt & Gintz CPAs
Hickory Hills Elementary PTA
High Street Baptist Church
Hiland Dairy
Holland Elementary
Jarrett Middle School PTSA
Kickapoo PTSA
McBride PTA
Doug & Susan McNeal
Ollis, Akers, Arney
Ozarks Community Hospitial
Parkview High School
Pearson-Kelly Office Products
Pershing Elementary PTA
Pershing Middle PTA
Phil Stocker Co.
Pipkin PTSA
Portland Elementary PTA
Sapp Design Associates Architects
Seminole Baptist Temple
Sequiota PTA
Sherwood PTA
Scott & Brooke Smith
Stenger Family
Stephanie Stenger-Montgomery
Town & County
Wanda Gray Elementary PTA
Watkins Elementary PTA
Mike & Nancy White
Wilder PTA
Wilson’s Creek