Portland, October 26th, 2014. The German American School of Portland hosted its annual fundraiser at clarklewis, a Bruce Carey Restaurant in the Eastside Industrial District. 96 generous guests donated $59,000 to support a bilingual education and academically rich programs for the school. The intimate affair was emceed by Poison Waters and her sassy entourage, Kourtni & Alexis, and featured the jazz swing band, Boy and Bean. Fundraisers like Ain’t Misbehavin’ help keep class sizes small, tuition reasonable, provide financial assistance, and offer high-quality continuing education to staff.

Event chair, Karin Presnell and her husband Reen take to the dance floor

Event chair, Karin Presnell and her husband Reen take to the dance floor.

Our dapper hosts, Bruce Carey and Joe Rogers of Bruce Carey Restaurants.

Hosts, Bruce Carey and Joe Rogers of Bruce Carey Restaurants.

Our GSP moms excited for the Condor Airlines raffle.

GSP moms excited for the Condor Airlines raffle.

An five-course menu created by Zack Schomann, Executive Chef at clarklewis, was paired with Prohibition cocktails concocted by the Head Bartender at clarklewis, Ryan Victor. This social event was enjoyed by GSP Parents, Alumni, Head of School for the German American School, Blake Peters, German Consul General, Stefan Schlüter, as well as representatives from local German businesses, including Martin Daum, President & CEO of Daimler Trucks North America, Gordon Bittig, CFO of SolarWorld Inc., Alexander Glunz, Senior Production Manager of Genentech, and the German Honorary Consul for Oregon and Idaho, Robert Manicke of Stoel Rives.

Head of School, Blake Peters and German Consul General, Stefan Schlüter enjoy appetizers and a Prohibition cocktail during Happy Hour.

Head of School, Blake Peters and German Consul General, Stefan Schlüter enjoy appetizers and a Prohibition cocktail during Happy Hour.

Martin Daum, President and CEO of Daimler, and his wife Karin Daum.

Martin Daum, President and CEO of Daimler, and his wife Karin Daum.

Clarklewis provided a wonderful venue for our Fall Fundraiser, Ain't Misbehavin'!

Organizers say Clarklewis was the perfect venue for Ain’t Misbehavin’!

The event sponsors included Daimler, Condor Airlines, Williams Kastner, Bruce Carey Restaurants, Edelweiss Delicatessen, New Deal Distillery, and Bull Run Distilling Company, as well as many additional in-kind donors.

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