Donate Now

Farm-to-Table Dinner to Benefit the Last Dollar Fund

Guests dined on menu items such as salt rising toast with heirloom tomatoes, hog fat mayonnaise and baby basil, roasted corn chowder with toasted squash seeds and kilted greens, heirloom beans and pork three ways, Italian-style sweet peppers stuffed with West Virginia venison sausage and heirloom tomatoes, and black walnut and buckwheat buttermilk sheet cake with sorghum whipped cream.

The Appalachian-inspired menu was was prepared by Mike Costello and Amy Dawson of Lost Creek Farm in Harrison County. Every ingredient was grown on their farm, purchased in Charles Town the morning of the dinner, or purchased elsewhere in the in the state.

Members of Shepherd’s Sigma Sigma Sigma sorority, pictured here with Sherri Janelle, executive director for development, helped serve the dinner.

Guests enjoyed an al fresco cocktail reception before dinner.

Foundation president Chris Colbert pictured with Julia Frenkil.

Cindy Kitner, president and CEO of Jefferson Security Bank, pictured with Kerry Asam.

Mary Jo Brown, Mary Alvarez, and Lois Turco

Jim and Teresa Scott with Tony and Shelly Price

Harry and Helen Wilkens

Megan Bonfili, SU provost Scott Beard, Cindy Kitner, and Kerry Asam

The dinner was hosted by Eric and Joy Lewis at their Jefferson County home. Eric, who chairs the Shepherd University Board of Governors, said the idea for the event came about after watching the West Virginia-centric episode of “Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown” featuring Costello and Dawson at Lost Creek Farm.

For more information about the Last Dollar Fund or to make a donation, contact Janelle at 304-876-5043 or [email protected], or visit