Portland, November 7, 2014. More than 300 friends and supporters came together to support Living Yoga at its annual, “Invest in the Human Spirit” gala, raising $110,000 to provide the healing power of yoga to communities impacted by trauma. Living Yoga’s Board members including Karen Leib, Jeff Horacek, Sara McMahon, Holly Rodway, Sue Aicher, Kelly Blunt, Sara Morrow, Michael Faith, Harry Dudley, Chip Gettinger, Nikki Dobay, and Sherrie Barger, celebrated their success.
Kim Scott, President & CEO, Trillium Family Services, kicked off the appeal by speaking passionately about the success of Living Yoga’s program at the Edwards Day School. Living Yoga currently teaches 38 classes at 24 partner organizations, reaching more than 2000 students each year. These organizations include transitional facilities, drug and alcohol rehabilitation programs, prisons, and other populations. The funds raised will help expand their program to more youth facilities, increasing access to yoga as a tool for personal change.
The event was held at Castaway with emcee, Tony Martinez, and auctioneer, Heidi Hill, who inspired the supporters to give to their highest level. The event was chaired by Karen Leib, who orchestrated an unforgettable evening of energy and inspiration.
Photo credit: Kunal Mehra
For more information on Living Yoga, please contact Michael Faith, Executive Director, at [email protected] or 503-546-1269