Portland, October 6th. “Keep Oregon WARM!” That was the theme of Oregon HEAT’s 2012 Annual Dinner & Benefit Auction at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in NE Portland. Longtime Oregon HEAT supporter and sponsor, Janey Greenlees is joined by friends, Diane Wilcox, Kelly Heinonen and Kristine Creger. Drew Carney was the Emcee. The event raised over $28,000 to help those in need of heat and lights during winter months. (Photo credit, Miriam Fisk)

Keynote Speaker, Oregon's First Lady, Cylvia Hayes

Keynote Speaker, Oregon’s First Lady, Cylvia Hayes

Supporters had the opportunity to listen to Oregon’s First Lady, Cylvia Hayes speak passionately about the need to help our fellow Oregonians with basic needs like heat, food and shelter. Supporters also had the chance to listen to the Lee Garret Quartet; featuring Janice Scroggins.

It was a great evening of fundraising for Oregon HEAT’s mission to develop and coordinate resources to help low-income Oregonians meet their energy needs and to achieve energy self-reliance through energy education and advocacy.

From Oregon Heat:

It is estimated that nearly 1 in 4 Oregon families may not have the money to pay for heat or keep the lights on when needed most. Oregon HEAT is an independent nonprofit organization founded just over 20 years ago to help low-income Oregonians and hard-working families keep those vital utilities on during unforeseen emergency situations.


At Oregon HEAT, we are people just like you who want to ensure area families are safe and warm in their own home. Together, we are neighbors helping neighbors, providing warmth and kindness through heartfelt donations.

Matt Joerin and Auction Chairwoman, Lisa Joerin enjoy Oregon HEAT's auction festivities.

Matt Joerin and Auction Chairwoman, Lisa Joerin enjoy Oregon HEAT’s
auction festivities.



Keynote Speaker and Oregon's First Lady, Cylvia Hayes; Governor John Kitzhaber;Oregon HEAT's Board President, David Symes and wife Anne Symes

Keynote Speaker and Oregon’s First Lady, Cylvia Hayes; Governor John
Kitzhaber;Oregon HEAT’s Board President, David Symes and wife Anne
























Event donors included:

ACT – A Contemporary Theatre Adam Lowney Albion Inn
Archery Summit Atlantis Casino Resort Spa – Reno Beaumont Do It Best Hardware
Bethel Heights Vineyard Broadway Rose Theatre Company Callahan’s Restaurant & Lodge
Chanticleer Inn Cheesecake Factory The Children’s Course
Columbia Hotel Columbia River Maritime Museum Community Energy Project
Deschutes Brewery Dove Vivi Pizza Enchanted Forest
Family Fun Center Fantasy Trail Wenzel Farm Inc. Goose Hollow Inn
Grand Central Baking Co. Green Mountain Golf Course Greanlea Golf Course
Hawthorne Auto Clinic Hilton Portland & Executive Tower Historic Balch Hotel
Hoodsport Winery Hotel Nexus The Joinery
La Rog Brothers Lakewood Theatre Company Lan Su Chinese Garden
Le Bistro Montage Magnum Opus Maryhill Museum of Art
Maryhill Winery McCall House Bed & Breakfast The Mill Casino & RV Park
Mo’s Restaurants Mother’s Bistro & Bar Museum of History and Industry
Oaks Park Roller Skating Park OMSI The Oregon Garden
Oregon Maritime Museum Oregon Shakespeare Festival Persimmon Country Club
Pittock Mansion Portland Baroque Orchestra Portland Children’s Museum
Portland Nursery Portland Spirit Portland Trailblazers
Portland Youth Philharmonic Ripley’s Believe It or Not Rogue Valley Symphony
Ross Ragland Theatre Russell Street BBQ Wildlife Safari
Saint Cupcake Sake’ One Salem Electric
Seattle Art Museum Seattle Seahawks Southern Oregon University Raiders
Standing Stone Brewing Co. St. Josef’s Winery Sunset Lanes
Sunset Lodging in Sunriver Tony Starlight’s Supper Club University of Oregon Ducks
Wildwood Bed & Breakfast Willamette Valley Vineyards Woodland Park Zoo