Portland, April 11th, 2014. Best-selling author Cheryl Strayed (“Wild,” “Tiny Beautiful Things”), was a featured speaker andtopped the list of fantastic Northwest writers on hand at Community Partners for Affordable Housing’s 16th annual fundraiser “HomeWord Bound: An Event of Literary Proportions,”at the Oregon Zoo. An enthusiastic crowd of 280 attended and raised more than $65,000 for CPAH. (photo credit, Angela Bohlke)
Close to 280 CPAH supporters enjoy the evening at “HomeWord Bound: An Event of Literary Proportions,” the 16th annual fundraiser for Community Partners for Affordable Housing on April 11 at the Oregon Zoo.
Master of Ceremonies Dan Murphy of The Broadway Rose Theatre Co., and authors Cheryl Strayed, Peter Ames Carlin, and Cari Luna entertained the crowd at “HomeWord Bound: An Event of Literary Proportions,” the 16th annual fundraiser for Community Partners for Affordable Housing on April 11 at the Oregon Zoo.
Tigard’s First Citizen (and CPAH Board Vice President) Tom Murphy, (left), presents Metro Councilor Craig Dirksen with the “Friend of Affordable Housing” award at CPAH’s HomeWord Bound.
Doug Plambeck, CPAH Board Treasurer, and other CPAH supporters register with Event Savvy staff and Chase volunteers at HomeWord Bound.
Also speaking at HomeWord Bound were writers Peter Ames Carlin (“Bruce”) and Cari Luna (The Revolution of Every Day), and special guest Dan Murphy of The Broadway Rose Theatre Company in Tigard, performed as Master of Ceremonies. Additional guest authors in attendance were: Stevan Allred, Kelly Williams Brown, Monica Drake, Kent Hartman, April Henry, Bart King, Julie Richardson, Kevin Sampsell and Willy Vlautin.
CPAH also presented the Friend of Affordable Housing Award to Metro Councilor Craig Dirksen.
Community Partners for Affordable Housing (CPAH), provides safe and sustainable affordable housing along with support and skill-building services for individuals and families in Tigard, Beaverton and SW Portland.
HomeWord Bound 2014’s generous event sponsors included: Presenting Sponsor Chase; Key Sponsors Carleton Hart Architecture, Enterprise and LMC Construction; Major Sponsors Bateman Seidel, Cascade Management, Inc., Income Property Management, Markusen & Schwing CPAs, and National Equity Fund; Community Sponsors Alder Geotechnical Services, Banner Bank, Blue Planet Energy Law LLC, Central Bethany Development, Enviroscapes Northwest, JD Fulwiler & Co. Insurance, Kantor Taylor Nelson Evatt & Decina PC, Network for Oregon Affordable Housing, Romano P.C., TransCanada, Umpqua Bank and U.S. Bank.
Tualatin, April 5th, 2013. Community Partners for Affordable Housing’s 15th Annual fundraiser drew 240 suporters. CPAH raised more than $57,000 to build affordable housing for families, seniors and Veterans, and provide youth and senior programs for residents. Clyde and Terri Zahn perused the silent auction at the Tualatin Country Club. (Photo credit, Ben Wells)
Best selling authors Kim Stafford, Daniel H. Wilson, Whitney Otto and Master of Ceremonies Dan Murphy of The Broadway Rose Theatre Co., entertained the crowd at “HomeWord Bound.”
Several Community Partners for Affordable Housing Board Members gathered, including Jessica Cousineau, Tom Murphy, Mary Eidson, Larry Hauth, Judy Werner, Gaile Baack, and Marianne Potts.
Authors Yuvi Zalkow and Laura Stanfill chat with guests at “HomeWord Bound: An Event of Literary Proportions,”
Nine additional local authors were also in attendance: TJ Brown, Rob DeBorde, Brian Doyle, Scott Farris, April Henry, Karen Karbo, Carter Sickels, Laura Stanfill and Yuvi Zalkow. CPAH is celebrating its 20th year, and Founding Board Members Doug Plambeck, Marianne Potts, Mary Owen and Margaret Nelson were honored. Tracy Stepp was event coordinator and Diana Potts was chairwoman. Proceeds from this event benefit CPAH and help support resident programs such as Summer Youth Program, After School Program and Community Building.
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