Portland, April 20th, 2013. Organizers rolled out the red carpet for 440 supporters of the Doernbecher Children’s Hospital Foundation  at the Portland Art Museum (photo credit, Anthony Scales, Caitlin Carlson and Phototainment) The 15th annual gala raised $685,000. Guests enjoyed  live music provided by the West Linn High School Jazz Band a dance number by students from the Westside Dance Academy.

Marsha and Dick Wright pose with Auction Honorary Chairs Bud and Twyla Bailey

Marsha and Dick Wright pose with Auction Honorary Chairs Bud and Twyla Bailey

Auction co-chairs Regence's Andrew Over and Portland Monthly's Kelly Montoya

Auction co-chairs Regence’s Andrew Over and Portland Monthly’s Kelly Montoya

Doernbecher Foundation Board Member and Regence BCBSO President Don Antonucci with his wife Julie

Doernbecher Foundation Board Member and Regence BCBSO President Don
Antonucci with his wife Julie

Doernbecher Foundation Board Member and KGW President & GM DJ Wilson (far right) and her husband Bill Hoadley (far left) with two of their guests

Doernbecher Foundation Board Member and KGW President & GM DJ Wilson (far right) and her husband Bill Hoadley with two of their guests

Mayor Charlie Hales

Mayor Charlie Hales

Doernbecher Foundation Board President Kelly Johnson and his wife Rebecca

Doernbecher Foundation Board President Kelly Johnson and his wife Rebecca

Nick Ehlen, Katrine Johannessen, Doernbecher Foundation Board Member Carol Ehlen and Dr. Ajit Jetmalani

Nick Ehlen, Katrine Johannessen, Doernbecher Foundation Board Member
Carol Ehlen and Dr. Ajit Jetmalani

The event was presented by Regence BlueCross BlueShield of Oregon and was chaired by Regence’s Andrew Over and Portland Monthly’s Kelly Montoya.  The Honorary Chairs were Bud and Twyla Bailey.

About OHSU Doernbecher Children’s Hospital and the Doernbecher Children’s Hospital Foundation:

Doernbecher Children’s Hospital is Oregon’s premier pediatric health center, providing the region’s widest range of children’s health care services and serving as the primary center for OHSU pediatric programs. As part of Oregon Health & Science University, Oregon’s only academic health center, Doernbecher offers patients exceptional primary care and access to the region’s most advanced treatments. In addition Doernbecher is Oregon’s primary teaching hospital. Its staff educates tomorrow’s pediatric specialists. 

The Doernbecher Foundation is a 501(c)(3) organization that exists to secure private philanthropic support for Doernbecher Children’s Hospital. The foundation raises funds from individuals, companies, foundations and organizations, and invests and manages gifts in accordance with donors’ wishes.