Portland, OR. “Adventure Awaits” was the theme for the De La Salle North Catholic High School 2018 Fall Benefit. The fundraiser on October 24th raised $748,135, which was a new record by almost $200,000. Werner & Colleen Nistler, Board Chair Patti O’Mara and Terry Porter helped make the event a success. The school provides a faith-based, college preparatory education and an active corporate work study program to underserved students from the Portland area. (Photo credit, Andrea Lonas Photography)

Eight of the school’s nine Cassin Award winners attended the event. Pictured are Patti O’Mara, Matt Powell, Cyndy & Ed Maletis, Mike Kelley, Mary Boyle, Penny Guest (representing Nani Warren), Gay Jacobsen, Barb & Steve Spence.


Summer Widmer, Suzanne Price, & Caitlin MacMillen catch up during the reception.


2018 Cassin Award winner Mike Kelley and his wife Laurie enjoy the night.

Board member Cyndy Maletis enjoys a laugh during the program.

President Oscar Leong, Vincent Dixon-Jones and mother Kimberely Jones, and Rosa Leong. Vincent and Kimberely were featured in video The Community We Build.

Board member Bernie Pliska and wife Pamela before the program.

The highlight video shows what an adventure the night was. Stephanie Enriquez-Isais ’19 shared why the Corporate Work Study Program is the Secret Sauce of DLSNC. Vincent Jones-Dixon ’07 moved guests with his example of entering to learn, leaving to serve. Rachel Hartley ’13 performed “Put Your Records On” and got everyone’s feet tapping.

From De La Salle North Catholic High School:
It takes a community to provide a transformative education to a racially diverse population of capable, motivated and interested college-bound students. Thank you for being part of ours.
Thanks also to the Class of 2019, families, faculty and staff who volunteered at the event and helped make it a success.
We are grateful to our event Sponsors:
Platinum Sponsor
O’Donnell Law Firm
Silver Sponsor
OnPoint Community Credit Union 
Bronze Sponsors
Nancy & Bruce Bolton
Cambia Health Solutions
Clark Foundation
Guardian Real Estate Services
Walsh Construction 
De La Salle Sponsors
Becker Capital
GBD Architects
Moda Health
Reliable Credit
Sussman Shank