Portland, OR. City Lights was the theme for the Riverdale School District Auction at the Leftbank Annex. Benefit Chair, Kristen Best and committee member, Allison Williams, helped coordinated the volunteers, donors, student artists, sponsors, attendees, and entertainers at February 24th event. The auction raised funds for Riverdale PTC programs including $50,000 during a paddle raise for District-wide technology and emergency preparedness/safety initiatives.

Riverdale supporters give a big pat on the back to Auctioneer Matthew DiLoreto.

Riverdale teachers enjoying a night out.

220 attendees were enjoying food by Chefstable Catering, wine and beer were donated by A to Z Wineworks, 10 Barrel Brewing and Taft & Mina Stricklin.

Student artwork was popular at the event.

Silent auction items, including student artwork and “Chance Balloons” generated about $22,000 in auction revenue.

Auction team members credited with making the evening run smoothly included:

DJ Max Barenberg of Blackboard Music

Auctioneer Matthew DiLoreto

Photographer Brian Crippe

Catering by Chefstable

Flowers by Gavin Younnie, Outdoor Scenery Design

From the Riverdale School District:

The Riverdale School District is an independent public school district. It was founded in 1888 and has always enjoyed widespread community interest, involvement and support. Today, Riverdale Grade School (PreK-8) and Riverdale High School (9-12) serve more than 600 families living in a residential, wooded area called Dunthorpe, located seven miles south of downtown Portland, Oregon, and adjacent to the city of Lake Oswego. View our district boundaries.

Riverdale School District is committed to providing an exceptional college-preparatory education for all students that is personalized, learner-centered and academically rigorous. Our simple but powerful goal is to produce students who know how to use their minds well. The curriculum in each grade level marries core academic disciplines with artmusic and experiential learning. Students are required to demonstrate their deep understanding of fundamental subject matter through classroom work, including individual and group projects. 

Plus, learning at Riverdale isn’t confined to the classroom. Students are encouraged to spread their wings and expand their minds through field studies. Starting with day trips in lower grades, overnight trips beginning in 4th grade, and week-long field studies in middle school and high school, these excursions provide the opportunity to use classroom knowledge in real-world, experiential settings.