Portland, OR. The Portland Rose Festival Foundation’s fundraising efforts went “over the rainbow” with $118,000 raised at the Yellow Brick Rose Dinner & Auction on Friday, October 13th at Montgomery Park.  2017 Queen Michaela Canete, 2017 Princess Korah Vonderahe and 2014 Princess Marlo Eckert smile for the camera while volunteering at the Portland Rose Festival Foundation’s “Yellow Brick Rose” Dinner & Auction. Fundraising efforts led by Auction Chairman Todd Johnston and Auctioneer Patrick Siver will support the mission-based events and programs produced by the Portland Rose Festival, Portland’s Official Festival. (Photo credit, Brian Ross)

Portland Rose Festival Foundation CEO Jeff Curtis with Portland City Commissioner Amanda Fritz at the “Yellow Brick Rose” Dinner & Auction on Friday, which drew 270 attendees.

Adrienne Roark, General Manager of KPTV FOX 12 Oregon, poses with Portland Rose Festival Foundation President Brett Baker, CEO Jeff Curtis, and Auction Chairman Todd Johnston.

Bishop Steven Holt (left) and Dante James (right) receive bidding “help” from 2007 Rose Festival President Leslie Goodlow-Baldwin (center).

From The Portland Rose Festival Foundation:

The Portland Rose Festival Foundation is a non-profit that serves the community by providing families with events and programs that promote the arts, education and volunteerism. We value environmental responsibility, cultural diversity, patriotism and our historic & floral heritage.