Portland, OR. “Staying in the Game” was the theme of INCIGHT’s virtual gala, which raised $125,000. KATU Sports Director Joe Becker and news anchor Steve Dunn (far right) helped INCIGHT co-founder Scott Hatley, and cameraman Judd Girard kick off the benefit. Founders say, “INCIGHT is dedicated to changing hearts and minds, leveraging obstacles, and unlocking the potential for those with disabilities through education, employment, and independence programs.”
Hosted by Dan Friess and local TV personality Natali Marmion, in a Ted Lasso-inspired locker room, the INCIGHT gala had close to 180 supporters tune in on October 8th.
Attendees Michael Langley, Eve Miller, and Elisabeth Rosenast enjoy their tailgate party along with Mitch Blatt who was on the phone, zooming in from Montana.
Julie Resk, Jill Kraemer and Mair Blatt prepping for their INCIGHT tailgater party
All Tailgate Party Hosts received an INCIGHT branded tote bag filled with food and fun to share at their INCIGHT Tailgate Party.
The night featured reports in the field from local schools, INCIGHT’s area Safeway store in Lake Grove, Hood to Coast’s “Mother of all Relays” event in Seaside, Oregon, The Partners Group Throwdown: Cornhole for a Cause event at Hillsboro Stadium and The Moda Center.
“Staying in the Game” is a great metaphor for sports, and more importantly, life. It’s why INCIGHT selected this sports-oriented statement as the theme of this year’s fundraising Gala. The team continues to compete in the game in spite of significant barriers and challenges, just as people with disabilities leverage obstacles in their own life to unlock their greatest potential. Coaching through their own set of challenges, INCIGHT established a new game plan, developing a new vision, mission, and values. They believe this plan gives them the best chance of winning and being successful. They don’t want their clients’ potential locked up. They want to change hearts and minds and break stigma when that’s what’s needed.
The event shared stories of programmatic success, chronicled a unique international partnership with Variety Children’s Charities in Canada around a special adaptive sport for youth, and highlighted two longtime organization supporters and the strategic partnership with Hood-to-Coast Relay.
The partnership with Variety Children’s would not have been possible without the support of Ashley Campion and the Johnson Charitable Trust. We could not have held this event without the generosity of our presenting sponsor, the Safeway Foundation. Other sponsors for our event include OnPoint Community Credit Union, Family Business Advisors, MODA Health, PacMet, Cascade Wealth Advisors and Educational Excellence. The event livestream can still be watched by visiting www.incight.org/gala. INCIGHT is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that has been Unlocking the Potential of People experiencing disabilities for more than 18 years. INCIGHT’s vision “MOVING THE WORLD: Expecting Great Contributions with People Experiencing Disabilities”. INCIGHT’s services have influenced thousands of students, job seekers, educators, parents, employers and community members. The INCIGHT mission is one that invites and challenges everyone to think, feel and behave with more equity and expectancy.
Portland, OR. The theme for the October 16th virtual benefit, “Weathering the Storm” addressed the challenges many have faced navigating the pandemic. INCIGHT navigated its own rough waters during the past 18 months and yet the nonprofit stayed buoyant. Dan Friess and local TV personality Natali Marmion were hosts for the event, which raised $130,000. INCIGHT is dedicated to “Changing Hearts and Minds,” “Leveraging Obstacles,” and “Unlocking Potential” for those with disabilities through education, employment, and independence.
Julie Resk, Mair Blatt and friends Weather the Storm together.
Storm watchers Gary Buczkowski, Rosemary Buczkowski and Meagan Kimball host a house party in support of INCIGHT.
INCIGHT co-founder Scott Hatley reports from Majestic Cape Meares in Tillamook County.
The INCIGHT team enjoys the success of the night.
The event showcased stories of success and highlighted the important partnership with Hood-to-Coast Relay which helped keep INCIGHT on its feet during COVID by providing pro-bono office space.
The virtual benefit featured reports from remote locations such as Cape Meares in Tillamook County and Charbonneau in Wilsonville, Oregon.
We could not have held this event without the generosity of our presenting sponsor, the Safeway Foundation. Other sponsors for our event include:
INCIGHT is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that has been Unlocking the Potential of People experiencing disabilities for more than 17 years. INCIGHT’s services have influenced thousands of students, job seekers, educators, parents, employers, and community members. The INCIGHT mission is one that invites and challenges everyone to think, feel and behave with more equity and expectancy.
Portland, OR. The INCIGHT Gala is coming up on Saturday, October 5th at the Sentinel Hotel. Diamonds and Denim is the theme, so organizers encourage guests to feel comfortable wearing gala attire from both ends of the spectrum. They promise, “a night of luxury and purpose that includes cocktails, games, raffles, fine dining, and a live auction.” Their mantra: be a diamond in a rhinestone world!
The mission of INCIGHT is to unlock the potential of people through employment, education, and independence. INCIGHT serves individuals living with barriers, people with disabilities, single parents, veterans, welfare recipients, and those involved with the justice system. Here are some photos from last year’s gala which was circus-themed:
Johnna Wells of Benefit Auctions 360 livens the room with exclusive auction packages.
There were plenty of on theme snacks, including popcorn!
Cheers to signature cocktails (The Barnum and The Bailey)
INCIGHT doesn’t just throw a fundraiser… they put on a show!
INCIGHT is relentless in building sustainable villages, networks, and resources to help all people reach their unlimited potential. Through a variety of strategic programs and services focused on education, employment, and independence the results include less homelessness, less need for welfare, fewer incarcerations, fewer suicides and fewer disabilities.
For the gala on October 5th, doors open at 5:00 p.m. The dinner & live auction begin at 6:30 p.m.
Portland, OR. 300 Incight supporters decked out in costumes filled Portland’s PureSpace on October 28th for a Halloween bash dedicated to “Unlocking the Potential of People with Disabilities” through education, employment, and independence. Guest included Sarah Heiney, Incight co-founder Scott Hatley, and Meagan Kimball and Meredith Leichty. During the benefit, supporters watched a video honoring the co-founder of Incight. The video shows why Incight was founded and the vision and passion leading it forward.
After the video, Scott took the stage and announced that Incight was kicking off The Scott W. Hatley Endowment to fund Incight’s mission and vision indefinitely and donated $25,000 of his own money. This was the most successful Incight event to date, raising over $250,000.
Don Patterson and Emily Wooten
Dave and Veda Nomura
Jonathan & Mair Blatt
Monica Lindsey learning she won the raffle trip to New York from auctioneer Justin Timm, Benefit Auction 360.
Dan Friess, Emcee
Melissa Berube, Kindel Bonin, and Jamie Gibbs
From Incight: We could not have held this event without the generosity of our presenting sponsors: Safeway Foundation, Wells Fargo, and Immix Law Group. Other sponsors for our event include Arlene Schnitzer, Pac Met, Pacific Power, Bridge City Limo, Educational Excellence, Sage Built Homes, West Coast Event Productions, Mortgage Trust, Canyon Grill, Keen Healthcare, OSU Foundation, Miller Consulting Engineers, and The Boeing Company.From Incight:
Incight is a 501(c) 3 non-profit that has been Unlocking the Potential of People with Disabilities for over a decade. Incight’s services have influenced thousands of students, jobseekers, educators, parents, employers, and community members. The Incight mission has grown into a contagion that invites everyone to think, feel, and behave with more equity and expectancy. Incight celebrates and empowers the fact that “none of us are our costume.” Who we really are is so much greater.
Portland, OR. Incight, an organization committed to “Unlocking the Potential of People with Disabilities” held its 10th annual gala at the Portland Art Museum on October 1st. The $232,000 raised will fund Incight programs that assist people with disabilities in education, in the job market and in independent recreation. Scott Hatley, one of the founders of Incight, took the stage to speak about his goal of improve the lives of millions of disabled people. The theme of this year’s gala was Havana Lights. Several attendees wore colorful Cuban-themed attire. Johnna Wells from 360 Benefit Auctions ran a live auction that featured a 10-day trip to Cuba. KGW’s Drew Carney emceed the night, and spoke warmly about his passion for Incight’s mission.
Chris Chiacchierini, Executive Director at Incight said: “We couldn’t be happier. This was one of our most successful events to date and the funds raised will help provide those we serve with educational and scholarship support, job seeking and networking and the opportunity to be members of a strong, independent recreation community.”
Guests included Collaine Kelly, Pia Nicastro, Jennifer Bauman, and Angela Kirkman
The Live Auction in progress at the Incight Gala
Kamilla Pavlov, Ivan Pavlov
Incight was honored to have the Safeway Foundation, The Standard and Immix Law Group step up as presenting sponsors of the gala. Three incredible Portland companies who are committed to Incight’s work. Other supporting sponsors were Arlene Schnitzer, Pacific Power, Delap LLP, the OSU Foundation, The Boeing Company and CareOregon.
Incight is committed to breaking down barriers for people with disabilities, to challenging limiting beliefs and unfair judgements and to creating a future where equity and inclusion are the norm. Incight’s mission is Unlocking the Potential of People with Disabilities.
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