Portland, April 13th, 2013. “PROM” was the theme for the Mt. Hood Kiwanis Camp‘s 28th annual benefit. The event drew 500 people to the Red Lion Hotel at Jantzen Beach and it was a record-breaker, raising over $200,000 earmarked for children and adults with disabilities to experience a confidence-building week at camp. Savannah Buck, long time staff member presented Lynn Clary, board member and Jennifer Marter, auction committee member with handmade paper corsages.
Pride Financial Partners included: Patrick Earnest, Ryan Wayman, Lisa Dixon, Amy Roloff and back row, Duncan Crebbin,Jackson Howa-Morrow, Dr. Jacob Howa-Morrow, Robert Kennedy, Erica Knutson, Will Wishart
Mt. Hood Kiwanis Camp Prom King and camper Zane Konkolewski
MHKC Board President Andy Jones (left) with MHKC Executive Director Kaleen Deatherage
The enthusiasm at this year’s Mt. Hood Kiwanis Camp’s auction was palpable.
The evening included Portland’s favorite on-air 106.7 fm personality Jim E. Chongaas emcee, as well as live entertainment from Stumptown DJ’s. The guests had fun with the prom theme by donning various era prom attire, wearing corsages and boutonnieres, having their Prom photos taken, crowning a Prom Queen & King, and dancing to “Top 40 Hits.”
Presenting sponsors were Columbia State Bank and ProBuild.
About Mt. Hood Kiwanis Camp:
The Mt. Hood Kiwanis Camp was founded in 1933 by the Kiwanis Club of Montavilla to serve low-income youth. We began serving people with disabilities in 1957. Since 1972, the camp has enjoyed a unique partnership with Portland State University’s Special Education Department which provides planning and personnel support. Every summer, over 500 children and adults with developmental, physical and/or neurological disabilities enjoy and benefit from their time at Mt. Hood Kiwanis Camp. Funding comes from camper fees, individuals, foundations and community organizations, especially Kiwanis Clubs in Oregon and southwest Washington. The camp was founded by a Kiwanis Club, and has been lovingly tended since then by many Kiwanis Clubs and their members. We are, however, a separate organization from Kiwanis International and its member clubs.Many Kiwanis members and other community volunteers help maintain the camp’s 22 acres of US Forest Service land in the Mt. Hood National Forest. Volunteers also sponsor fund-raising projects and participate in the annual fund-raising auction and dinner. Funds generated through camp rentals also help finance our mission and vision.
The camp is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation; the Tax Identification Number is 93-0422242.
Mission Statement: The Mt. Hood Kiwanis Camp empowers children and adults with disabilities.