Portland, OR. Supporters donated $530,000 at the “Like, Totally Aardy: The OES ’80s Auction.” 377 guests gathered at Montgomery Park to support Oregon Episcopal School at its ’80s-themed auction. Auction Chairs were Hilary O’Hollaren and Diane Engelhard Jones. Decked out in their best ’80s costumes, from leg warmers to punk rock leather jackets, supporters raised funds for key school programming, including professional development and a community-based tutoring program. (Photo credit, Andie Petkus and Jenny Bowlden)
OES theater arts teacher Peter Buonincontro served as the evening’s emcee at the March 11th benefit, while auctioneer Kelly Russell of Artisan Auctions kept the evening moving.
OES is an independent Pre-K–12 school in southwest Portland with over 850 students. Its mission is to prepare students for higher education and lifelong learning by inspiring intellectual, physical, social, emotional, artistic, and spiritual growth so that they may realize their power for good as citizens of local and world communities.
Oregon Episcopal School serves 860 students from Pre-Kindergarten through Grade 12, including 60 boarding students from around the world in Grades 9-12.