Portland, OR. Edison High School, the pioneering high school in Oregon and southwest Washington dedicated to students with learning differences, hosted 320 guests at the Sentinel Hotel on March 11th for the 2017 Brilliance Benefit. Stan Myers and Edison board member Dean Dordevic had some fun during the live auction. The inspiring evening of friendship, food, and fundraising generated over $330,000 to support financial aid, technology, and programs at the school. Dean and Kathi Dordevic chaired the event. (Photo credit,  Abigayle Tarsches)

Edison teachers Bridget Connolly and Maureen Manning enjoy the silent auction with Chris Brooks and Edison board member Brittney Clark.

Jeff Gianola of KOIN News takes over as emcee for the evening.

Edison parents Perry and Michelle Sunderland show their support.

Past Edison board member, Sandra McDonough, is surprised to learn she is being honored with the Pat Karamanos Distinguished Service Award.

The Sentinel Hotel lights up with the cherry blossom theme.

Edison High School:


Edison High School empowers students with learning differences to experience academic success and personal growth, while preparing them for the future. 


Edison is guided by a set of Core Values: we are student-centered and characterized by attunement, collaboration, dedication, accessibility and organization; our students become future-ready.