Oregon City, April 21st. Community members gathered at the North Clackamas Education Foundation’s  (NCEF) Annual Auction. The gala  raised over $77,000 (a 50% increase from last year) to help bridge the funding gap, provide equal access to activities and promote arts education in North Clackamas Schools. (Photo Credit, Cheryl Ausmann-Moreno) Gail Mills, former Oregon Superintendent of Public Instruction, Verne and Donna Duncan, and North Clackamas School District Superintendent Tim Mills,enjoy the evening.

NCEF Board Member and Auction Chair Christina Pearl and NCEF Executive Director Ami Margolin Rome welcome attendees to the live auction and dinner.

NCEF Board Member and Auction Chair Christina Pearl and NCEF Executive Director Ami Margolin Rome welcome attendees to the live auction and dinner.

The event at the Abernethy Center also helped the NCEF build relationships with community members as it showcases the talents of North Clackamas students and illustrates how NCEF is bridging the gap for North Clackamas Schools.

NCEF Treasurer, Frank Madglen; NCEF Board Member, Ryan Chapman; and NCEF Executive Director, Ami Margolin Rome.

NCEF Treasurer, Frank Madglen; NCEF Board Member, Ryan Chapman; and NCEF Executive Director, Ami Margolin Rome.

 

NCEF Board Member and Auction Chair Christina Pearl surveys the silent auction.

NCEF Board Member and Auction Chair Christina Pearl surveys the silent auction.

From NCEF:

NCEF is a tax-exempt 501(c)(3) organization, was founded in 1992 to provide educational opportunities to students in the North Clackamas School District. NCEF grew out of the belief that equity and fairness have a great impact on the education of our students. The mission of the NCEF is to bridge the gap between district funding and unmet student needs. Without public support NCEF scholarships, teacher grants and the NCEF’s ability to supplement student activity fees and arts programming would decline.