Portland, May 10th, 2013. It was an uplifting night for 400 supporters of the Dougy Center as they raised over $465,000 for the nonprofit. “Reflection” was the theme of the annual benefit dinner and auction at the Portland Art Museum. Cynthia Johnson, Dougy Center parent, connected with with Group Facilitator & Board Member Gwyneth Gamble Booth, and Group Facilitator & Advisory Board Member Barbie Rice. (photo credit, Andie Petkus Photography)
The Dougy Center provides support in a safe place where children, teens, young adults, and their families grieving a death can share their experiences. It provides support and training locally, nationally and internationally to individuals and organizations seeking to assist children in grief.
This year’s event was presented by Regence BlueCross BlueShield of Oregon and co-chaired by Mark and Leslie Ganz, Cambia Health Solutions.
The evening culminated with the announcement of The Dougy Center Porsche Boxster Raffle winner. The auction and raffle raised more than $465,000 for Dougy Center programs to support children, teens, young adults and their families grieving a death.”