Portland, May 2nd, 2014. The theme of the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry (OMSI) gala was OMSI Outdoors. Alex Bellen, Lynn Hennion, Max and Gina Williams, Greg Chaillé, and Susan Lindauer joined nearly 400 guests raised over $691,000 in support of hands-on science programs for children and families across the Northwest. OMSI also honored John and Betty Gray, Fred and Sue Fields, and Bill and Lucy Tagmyer, champions for science education. (photo credit, Andie Petkus)

Supporters raised their glasses to honor OMSI.

Supporters raised their glasses to honor OMSI. 

Kids and camp counselors added some music and fun to the gala.

Kids and camp counselors added some music and fun to the gala.

Cocktail hour was out in the fresh air on the Willamette.

Cocktail hour was out in the fresh air on the Willamette.

OMSI president Nancy Stueber talked passionately about the organization as emcee Reggie Aqui, from KGW watched on.

OMSI President, Nancy Stueber spoke passionately about the organization as emcee Reggie Aqui, from KGW watched on.

From OMSI:

OMSI’s mission is to inspire curiosity through engaging science learning experiences, foster experimentation and the exchange of ideas, and stimulate informed action. 

Our vision is to ignite an education transformation at the intersection of science, technology and design, and weave a thriving innovation district into the fabric of Portland, that spreads opportunities across the Northwest. 

OMSI is an independent non-profit 501(c)(3) organization and relies on admissions, memberships

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