Portland, March 15th, 2014. The 12th Annual SnowCap benefit raised a record $117,000. Allison Broyles and Eric Matzelle enjoy the festivities. A portion of the donations will support SnowCap’s new evening program to better serve the working poor throughout 2014 and 2015. SnowCap Executive Director Judy Alley noted that it took just one week to fill the new service hours with devoted volunteers. (Photo credit, LeeAnn Gauthier)

Auctioneer JillMarie Wiles and former Gresham police chief Carla Piluso are regular supporters of the SnowCap Community Charities Dinner.  © LeeAnn Gauthier

Auctioneer JillMarie Wiles and former Gresham police chief Carla Piluso are regular supporters of the SnowCap Community Charities Dinner. © LeeAnn Gauthier

© LeeAnn Gauthier, IMG 9781. Marilyn Grey (cq) representing PGE and Pacific Power's Becky Eberle (cq), told us they're bitter rivals, but behavior revealed that that two returning sponsors for SnowCap's auction get along splendidly. Without so many generous sponsors, SnowCap could not have raised a record-breaking $117,000 to support food pantry services, a community garden and clothing for over 8,000 in-need families and working poor in east Portland.

Marilyn Grey, representing PGE and Pacific Power’s Becky Eberle, told us they’re bitter rivals, but behavior revealed that two returning sponsors for SnowCap’s auction get along splendidly.

SnowCap’s biggest auction to date drew nearly 350 guests to the Holiday Inn Portland-Airport and offered treasures ranging from the exotic to everyday donated by generous supporters. Premier Sponsors for the event were Pacific Power and Alyson Huntting. Emcee Carla Piluso and auctioneer JillMarie Wiles kept the evening lively. Knowledge garnered from their long association with SnowCap enabled them to connect the evening’s fun with the serious work of operating East County’s largest food pantry. Over 8,000 local residents depend on SnowCap for food or clothing each month.

Rimma and Tyler Richardson purchased glass art made and donated by auction sponsor Alyson Huntting(cq)

Rimma and Tyler Richardson purchased glass art made and donated by auction sponsor Alyson Huntting.

SnowCap board member Diane Liefeld received flowers for her great work as the committee chair of SnowCap Community Charities  12th Annual Dinner

SnowCap board member Diane Liefeld received flowers for her great work as the committee chair of SnowCap Community Charities 12th Annual Dinner

SnowCap board member Merlin Aufdengarten (Rt) surprises auction sponsor Alyson Huntting by nominating her as the runner for the dessert dash - a chocolatey rich element of the dinner auction raising funds for SnowCap Community Charities

SnowCap board member Merlin Aufdengarten (Rt) surprises auction sponsor Alyson Huntting by nominating her as the runner for the dessert dash – a chocolatey rich element of the dinner auction raising funds for SnowCap Community Charities

 

 

Contact SnowCap through www.snowcap.org, PO Box 160, Fairview, OR 97024 or 503-674-8785 ext. 17 for more information or to make a donation. Since 1967 SnowCap volunteers have been feeding and clothing their neighbors in need in east Portland, Gresham, Fairview, Troutdale, Parkrose, and Wood Village.

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