Portland, May 3rd, 2014. Masked and costumed, over 200 revelers took to the OHSU Center for Health and Wellness atrium at the base of the tram for the annual Sunstone Montessori School gala. With an Italian Carnavale! Theme this year, the featured cocktail, Il Sunstoni was concocted by Aria Portland Dry Gin’s creative distilling geniuses. Over $91,000 was raised for classroom supplies, landscaping and playground upgrades, emceed by the lively Todd Mansfield, strolling accordion by Todd Bayles, and auction services by Mitch Lambley.  Auction Chair Tricia Leahy remarked, “We knew we had a winner when we sold a quarter of the capacity last November!”

Sharon Moliken, Hanisi Accetta and Marilyn Bishop

Sharon Moliken, Hanisi Accetta and Marilyn Bishop

Craig and Cheron Calder​

Craig and Cheron Calder​

 

Accordian player and Cathy Newman, Head of School, Sunstone Montessori School

Accordian player and Cathy Newman, Head of School, Sunstone Montessori School

Sponsors include Elliot Ostrander & Preston, PC, UPM Telecom, Kaiser Permanente, Capital Pacific Bank, D.A. Davidson & Co., Bateman|Seidel law firm, Melvin Mark and Young Design Studio.

Sunstone Montessori School Educates by fostering the physical, academic, social and emotional intellect of children. We Engage by guiding children to stewardship; and we Explore, believing children are the seeds of a sustainable world.

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