Portland, Oregon. It was a star-studded night at the 30th annual Oregon Episcopal School auction. Over 300 guests walked the red carpet past student paparazzi to celebrate the Golden Age of the Silver Screen. “Aardy Goes to Hollywood,” held at Montgomery Park, featured Auction Chair Michelle Fitzhenry, Co-Chair Hilary O’Hollaren, Master of Ceremonies Cameron Jack, and Auctioneer Kelly Russell.

OES kids rally the troops.

OES kids rally the troops at the March 12th event.

OES Parent Volunteer Carol Timm Sells Raffle Tickets

OES Parent Volunteer, Carol Timm, Sells Raffle Tickets.

OES Student ‘Paparazzi’ Welcome Auction Guests

OES Student ‘Paparazzi’ Welcome Auction Guests

Scene-stealing OES students appeared in a video entitled “A Second Home,” and then spoke to the audience on what it means to be an Aardvark. By the time the credits rolled at the end of the evening, the behind-the-scenes crew returned with box-office receipts totaling over $520,000.

The OES Auction is held every spring. Proceeds support the Aardvarks Advocate Skills and Knowledge (AASK) community educational partnership program, employee professional growth and development, and other important projects that enhance both the OES campus and student learning experiences.

About OES:


  • PreK-12 college preparatory independent school
  • 850 students from the Northwest and around the world
  • Day program for PreK-12, and boarding program for grades 9-12
  • Small classes, superb faculty, individualized education
  • Global experiences across six continents through exchange programs, winterim trips and curricular connections
  • Episcopal tradition and heritage
  • Fifteen minutes from downtown Portland, an hour from the Cascade Mountains and less than two hours from the Oregon Coast


OES provides the next generation of global leaders with the skills needed to thrive in a changing world:

  • The ability to think critically and communicate clearly
  • The ability to engage with people from across the U.S. and around the world
  • The ability to work effectively as part of a team in a collaborative community
  • The ability to understand and appreciate the diversity of the world’s religious traditions
  • The ability to make sound ethical decisions