Mayor's Christmas Tree Fund


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A heartfelt thank you to every caring donor who made our 2013 Mayor's Christmas Tree Fund campaign a tremendous success!  We raised over $132,000, surpassing our goal of $110,000!  This will allow our charities to serve more Olathe children and families in need than ever before!  The Fund has no overhead expenses, allowing 100 percent of donations to directly benefit the following organizations: 

Catholic Charities / Children's Shoe Fund / Court-Appointed Special Advocates (CASA)
Cypress Recovery / El Centro / Health Partnership Clinic of Johnson County
Johnson County Christmas Bureau / Johnson County Interfaith Hospitality Network  
KidsTLC / Marillac Center / Mission Southside / Olathe Public Schools Foundation

Olathe Special Olympics / SAFEHOME / Salvation Army

For more information about our 2013 beneficiaries, please see our Mayor's Christmas Tree Fund brochure.

While our 2013 campaign has come to a close, donations to the Fund are welcome throughout the year! 

Checks should be made payable to the Mayor's Christmas Tree Fund and sent to: City of Olathe, Office of the Mayor, P. O. Box 768, Olathe, KS 66051-0768, (913) 971-8500.  Donors also have the option of making contributions on line using a credit or debit card.*  Donations are tax-deductible, and all donors will receive an acknowledgement of their contribution.

*  On-line donations are made with a credit/debit card through PayPal (you do not need a PayPal account to donate).  PayPal levies a transaction fee of 2.9% + 30 cents, which will be automatically deducted from your on-line donation.


Thanks again to these quality Olathe restaurants for donating 10 percent or more of their October 16 dinner proceeds to the Mayor's Christmas Tree Fund: 

54th Street Grill / Austin’s / Buffalo Wild Wings / Celebrity’s Sidewalk Café  Chick-fil-A / Chipotle (both Olathe locations)* / Dodge City Distillery  Downtown Diner / Firehouse Subs / Go-Chicken-Go / Granite City  Johnny’s Tavern-Ridgeview / Jose Pepper’s / Longhorn Steak House / Mr. Good Cents / Noodles and Co. / Olathe Pizza Huts / Old Chicago / Red Robin / Ruby Tuesday / Schlotzsky’s / Sheridan’s / Texas Roadhouse


                                    EGGSTRAVAGANZA AT OLATHE FIRST WATCH

Thanks to everyone who joined us for our fourth annual EGGSTRAVAGANZA at the Olathe First Watch on November 14.  It was a great success, and we are so grateful to our good friends at First Watch for their tremendous support!   
                                                MAYOR'S PRAYER BREAKFAST

We enjoyed a great time of unity and celebration at the Olathe Mayor's Prayer Breakfast on November 22 at the American Legion.  The Prayer Breakfast is a wonderful and long-standing tradition in our community, and proceeds benefit the Mayor's Christmas Tree Fund.


Corporate Sponsorship Levels

Platinum - $5,000
Gold - $2,500
Silver - $1,000
Bronze - $500
Partner - $250

Board Members

Michael Copeland
Honorary Chairman
Mayor, City of Olathe

Darren Odum

Olathe Medical Center

Tony Melchionne
Farmers Insurance Company

Scott Case
Enterprise Bank & Trust

Dr. Erin Dugan
Olathe Public Schools

Sandy Feeney
Feeney's Hallmark Shop

Eric Hughes
Strickland Construction

Jim Hutchinson
United Office Products, Inc.

Dana Ketterling
American Chamber of Commerce Executives

Jennifer Mehnert

Ruth Nelson
Olathe Evening Optimist Club

Mary Nichols
Olathe Chamber of Commerce

Harlan Parker
Harlan C. Parker
Insurance Agency

Denise Phillippi
Peoples Bank

Jeff Rouse

Bill Shafer
First Watch

Lori Tinkler
Applied Measurement Professionals, Inc.

Matt Vaupell
RED Brokerage, LLC

Beverly Wittenborn
Olathe Noon Optimist Club