Portland, March 2nd, 2013. The $2.9 million raised at this year’s gala will benefit local children and families. The 29th Annual Classic Wines Auction also drew more supporters ever with a sell-out crowd of  920. Record attendance was a thrill for  2013 Co-Chairs: John Bradley, R & H Construction, Cindy Campbell, The Campbell Foundation, and Keith Barnes, Barnes Capital Management.

Bank of America President of Oregon and SW Washington, Roger Hinshaw, shares some wine with John von Schlegell, Managing Director and Co-Founder, Endeavour Capital, and Wally Rhines, Chairman and CEO, Mentor Graphics

Bank of America President of Oregon and SW Washington, Roger Hinshaw, shares some wine with John von Schlegell, Managing Director and Co-Founder, Endeavour Capital, and Wally Rhines, Chairman and CEO, Mentor Graphics

George Hosfield, CIO, Ferguson Wellman Capital Management and CWA Board Chair, congratulates fellow CWA Board member and 2013 Auction Co-Chair, Keith Barnes of Barnes Capital Management on the successful event.

George Hosfield, CIO, Ferguson Wellman Capital Management and CWA Board Chair, congratulates fellow CWA Board member and 2013 Auction Co-Chair, Keith Barnes of Barnes Capital Management on the successful event.

Honorary Wine Ambassadors, Chris Figgins of Leonetti Cellar and FIGGINS, Ron and Lynn Penner-Ash of Penner-Ash Cellars, Roberto Stucchi of Badia a Coltibuono and Nicki Pruss of Stag's Leap Wine Cellars all donated wine and packages to the Classic Wines Auction.

Honorary Wine Ambassadors, Chris Figgins of Leonetti Cellar and FIGGINS, Ron and Lynn Penner-Ash of Penner-Ash Cellars, Roberto Stucchi of Badia a Coltibuono and Nicki Pruss of Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars all donated wine and packages to the Classic Wines Auction.

Laura Khanna, Christa Perrinsini, Jasmin Felton

Laura Khanna, Christa Perrinsini, Jasmin Felton

Congratulations to beneficiaries: the more than 82,000 children and families served by Metropolitan Family Service, Friends of the Children, New Avenues for Youth, YWCA Clark County and Randall Children’s Hospital at Legacy Emanuel.

“We could not be more ecstatic over the outcome of the 2013 Classic Wines Auction,” said Heather Martin, Executive Director of the Classic Wines Auction. “The generosity of our attendees, donors and volunteers enables us to assist over 82,000 children and families in our community in truly meaningful and impactful ways.”

The gala began with the silent auction during a pre-dinner reception featuring 18 wine and 8 food tasting stations. The main event followed with a live auction and five-course culinary feast prepared by top guest chefs and paired with wines from both national and international wine ambassadors. Guests finished their night with coffee and dessert bars on their way out.

From Classic Wines Auction:

Recognized as one of the top ten charity wine auctions in the country by Wine Spectator Magazine since 2001, the Classic Wines Auction has raised nearly $33 million for Portland-area charities since its inception in 1982. Based in Portland, Ore., Classic Wines Auction, Inc. is a nonprofit organization dedicated to producing the Classic Wines Auction and related food and wine events to raise funds for local charities benefiting children and families, including: Metropolitan Family Service, New Avenues for Youth, Friends of the Children-Portland, YWCA Clark County and Randall Children’s Hospital at Legacy Emanuel.

 

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