Portland, May 14, 2016. The Oregon Museum of Science and Industry (OMSI)  gala raised over $858,000 to support science education. 475 donors helped increase accessibility to science education in our region. Gala attendees were treated to an evening of live entertainment, including a Cabaret performance, an OMSI rap written and rhymed by OMSI’s own Michael Wilson, Assistant Manager of their Teen Science Alliance program and a show stopping serenade by Storm Large. Ten auction packages were sold at the event, in addition to a surprise auction package that was donated on the spot by Storm Large, Howard Hedinger, Aaron Meyer, and Stoller Family Estate Vineyards. (photo credit, Vev Studios)

Mike and Karie Richardson pose for the camera at the OMSI Gala Photo Lounge.

Mike and Karie Richardson pose for the camera at the OMSI Gala Photo Lounge.

The Zagunis family pose for a portrait at the OMSI Gala Photo Lounge.

The Zagunis family pose for a portrait at the OMSI Gala Photo Lounge.

OMSI Gala Co-Chair Cheri Cooley-Hick surrounded by friends.

OMSI Gala Co-Chair Cheri Cooley-Hick surrounded by friends.

U.S. Senator Ron Wyden with Nancy and Dan Stueber.

U.S. Senator Ron Wyden with Nancy and Dan Stueber.

From OMSI:

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The Oregon Museum of Science and Industry (OMSI) inspires curiosity through engaging science learning experiences, fosters experimentation and the exchange of ideas, and stimulates informed action.

OMSI is an independent non-profit 501(c)(3) organization and relies on admissions, memberships, and donations to continue our educational mission, programs, and exhibits.

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