Portland, OR. Oregon Energy Fund (OEF) raised a record-breaking $80,000 at its annual Power Gala on October 6th. The funds will support its mission of helping Oregonians in financial crisis pay their energy bills. More than 100 guests attended the Roaring ’20s-themed event, which was emceed by Drew Carney of KGW-TV and featured live and silent auctions hosted by Misty Marquam, live blues music by Smut City Jellyroll Society, and a speakeasy photo booth by instaPix NW. The PGE team included Tyler Richardson, Rimma Richardson, Mark Gilgan, Kalia Savage, Kelly Gilgan, Daniel Carrasco, Elisa Gary, Lauren Isaac, Anne Wahr, and Sarah Sims. (Photo credit, Nina Johnson)

Bob Harding (Columbia Bank) and Jay Phillipe show their enthusiasm for Oregon Energy Fund.

Brian, Susan, and Bob Walsh of Walsh Trucking arrive at the gala.

Executive Director Brian Allbritton addresses the room at the Sentinel. 

Jason & Melica Heuser (Eugene Water & Electric Board) raise a bid for energy assistance.

Smut City Jellyroll Society livens up the silent auction with some swinging tunes.

Auctioneer Misty Marquam and emcee Drew Carney prepare to announce the raffle winner.

Cassidy Johnston and Brendan Tonkin (R\West) take a break from dessert to share their excitement.

From Oregon Energy Fund:

Representatives from Portland General Electric, Walsh Trucking, Pacific Power, R\West, NW Natural, McDowell Rackner Gibson PC, and TEC Equipment were among those who contributed to this year’s success; OEF looks forward to continuing the momentum at next year’s 30th anniversary celebration.