Now in its 16th year, this year's event takes place on Thursday, September 7, 2017 at the Portland Art Museum from 5:30 - 9:00 p.m. and includes hundreds of Portland metro area (and beyond) business, community, and philanthropic leaders as guests and features passed hors d'oeuvres, wine, gourmet dinner, entertainment, and more. VOA Oregon is proud to announce Gwyneth Gamble Booth as the honoree for 2017. Past honorees include the following respected community leaders.
Gwyneth Gamble Booth
Joan and Ken Austin
Joyce and Bill Furman
Reverend William Beauchamp, CSC
Al and Nancy Jubitz
Victor Atiyeh Lifetime Achievement Award
Bernie & Bobbie Foster
Award for Excellence
Richard and Carilyn Alexander
Lifetime Achievement Award
Former Governor Victor G. Atiyeh
Marta and Ken Thrasher
James and Ginette DePreist
The event, now in its 16th year, includes hundreds of Portland metro area (and beyond) business, community, and philanthropic leaders as guests and features passed hors d’oeuvres, wine, gourmet dinner, entertainment, and more. The evening also features a keynote speaker of national stature. Past speakers have included former NBC anchor and The Today Show host (and Oregon native) Ann Curry.
Best of all, guests are encouraged to show their support during a paddle raise whose net proceeds go to support the more than 19,000 children and families served by VOA Oregon’s 32 programs including the Family Relief Nursery, Home Free, and the Men’s Residential Center to name a few.
The net proceeds of the event further VOA Oregon’s mission “To change lives by promoting self-determination, building strong communities and standing for social justice.”