Over 300 guests came to the Portland Art Museum to support Northwest Academy’s scholarship fund. Mary Vinton Folberg, Northwest Academy Head of School is pictured with Jordan Schnitzer, Harsch Investment Properties. Attendees enjoyed a cabaret stage show with Northwest Academy students and faculty, along with a live auction and dinner. Guests bid on silent and live auction items, including a McKenzie River Fishing Excursion, a Private Dinner at Silk and a Personal Tour of the Collection of Arlene and Harold Schnitzer. The evening raised over $150,000 in support of the Northwest Academy Scholarship Fund. Special thanks for Arlene Schnitzer and Jordan Schnitzer, who pledged a challenge grant of $50,000 from the Harold and Arlene Schnitzer CARE Foundation, and to the Quest Foundation, who offered a challenge grant of $37,050. (photo credit, Andie Petkus Photography)
One in four students at Northwest Academy receives financial aid to attend the college preparatory middle and high school located in downtown Portland.
Northwest Academy is an independent school, grades 6 through 12, committed to education through academics and the arts. Founded in 1997 by Mary Vinton Folberg, Northwest Academy offers rigorous academic and arts programs that emphasize and value creative thinking, individual choice, and self-discipline. Classes are taught by master teachers and professionals active in their fields – from dance and the arts to the humanities and sciences. Northwest Academy prepares students for the demands of the twenty-first century through a strong focus on independent thought and problem solving combined with an emphasis on new approaches to contemporary issues. Northwest Academy is located at 1130 SW Main Street, Portland, Oregon 97205; 503-223-3367. For more information, please visit www.nwacademy.org. Follow us on Facebook at Northwest Academy.