Showcase Luncheon

The 2016-17 Showcase Luncheon will be held on Thursday, April 20, 2017 at Valleydale Church, 2324 Valleydale Road. Space is limited. Reserve your seat by Monday, April 10th. Contact Kendall Williams (phone: 205.682.5255 or email

Shelby County Schools principals standing togetherIn April 2014 the Foundation hosted the first Shelby County Schools Showcase Luncheon at the Pelham Civic Complex. The event welcomed various stakeholders, including students, teachers, principals, parents, business and community partners.

The keynote speakers for the Showcase Luncheon were Dr. Lawrence Lemak, founder of Lemak Sports Medicine and Orthopedics, and Keith Richards, founder of Taziki’s Mediterranean Café. Both Dr. Lemak and Mr. Richards spoke about unique partnerships formed with the school district to help prepare students with the knowledge and job skills necessary for successful transitions to college and the workplace. Ameen Barghi, a 2011 graduate of Oak Mountain High School, spoke about how the Shelby County School District prepared him for the rigorous challenges of UAB Medical School.

Each school zone set up a display table to highlight some of the accomplishments of the schools in each zone. Attendees were able to visit each zone and speak with the principals before the program began.