Portland, April 11th, 2014. Best-selling author Cheryl Strayed (“Wild,” “Tiny Beautiful Things”), was a featured speaker and topped the list of fantastic Northwest writers on hand at Community Partners for Affordable Housing’s 16th annual fundraiser “HomeWord Bound: An Event of Literary Proportions,” at the Oregon Zoo. An enthusiastic crowd of 280 attended and raised more than $65,000 for CPAH. (photo credit, Angela Bohlke)
Also speaking at HomeWord Bound were writers Peter Ames Carlin (“Bruce”) and Cari Luna (The Revolution of Every Day), and special guest Dan Murphy of The Broadway Rose Theatre Company in Tigard, performed as Master of Ceremonies. Additional guest authors in attendance were: Stevan Allred, Kelly Williams Brown, Monica Drake, Kent Hartman, April Henry, Bart King, Julie Richardson, Kevin Sampsell and Willy Vlautin.
CPAH also presented the Friend of Affordable Housing Award to Metro Councilor Craig Dirksen.
Community Partners for Affordable Housing (CPAH), provides safe and sustainable affordable housing along with support and skill-building services for individuals and families in Tigard, Beaverton and SW Portland.
For more information about CPAH, visit the website: www.cpahinc.org
HomeWord Bound 2014’s generous event sponsors included: Presenting Sponsor Chase; Key Sponsors Carleton Hart Architecture, Enterprise and LMC Construction; Major Sponsors Bateman Seidel, Cascade Management, Inc., Income Property Management, Markusen & Schwing CPAs, and National Equity Fund; Community Sponsors Alder Geotechnical Services, Banner Bank, Blue Planet Energy Law LLC, Central Bethany Development, Enviroscapes Northwest, JD Fulwiler & Co. Insurance, Kantor Taylor Nelson Evatt & Decina PC, Network for Oregon Affordable Housing, Romano P.C., TransCanada, Umpqua Bank and U.S. Bank.