Portland, April 25th, 2014. Over 300 guests, including Keynote Speaker, Jenny McCarthy and Tony Trunzo, attended a luncheon at the Multnomah Athletic Club to support Victory Academy. The organization is Oregon’s only year-round, accredited school for children with autism. Jenny McCarthy – actress, author, autism advocate, and current co-host of “The View” inspired the crowd and Cathy Marshall from KGW News was the emcee. Donors raised $395,000 for Victory’s “Dream, Build, Thrive” capital campaign to build a new, larger school. (photo credit, Tim Gunther)

Colleen Rundle, Chrissy Treasure, Audrey Anderson

Colleen Rundle, Chrissy Treasure, Audrey Anderson

Tricia Hasbrook, Director of Victory Academy

Tricia Hasbrook, Director of Victory Academy

The Victory Choir

The Victory Choir 

Joyce and Larry Mendelsohn and Heidi and Gary Grenley

Joyce and Larry Mendelsohn and Heidi and Gary Grenley 

JB Handley, Kay Morse, Sarah Mensah

JB Handley, Kay Morse, Sarah Mensah

From Victory Academy:

Victory Academy combines academics with communication, social, and life skills to educate their students to be as independent as possible. Victory currently serves almost 40 students but is having to turn away dozens more each year as they are at capacity in their current location. A new, larger school would allow Victory to serve 95 students and add a high school curriculum. Guests at the luncheon had the chance to learn more about Victory, its program, and successes. The Victory Choir brought down the house with their joyful, enthusiastic performance, and there was not a dry eye in the house after hearing how Victory is transforming the lives of its students and their families. 

On behalf of Victory Academy, we extend a grateful thank you to our Host Committee and to all our guests for their support!

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