Sudsy Dogtoberfest Raises Funds for DoveLewis Blood Bank

Sudsy Dogtoberfest Raises Funds for DoveLewis Blood Bank

Portland, OR. Volunteers washed over 300 dogs at the 23rd annual Dogtoberfest on September 16th. The sudsy benefit at the Lucky Labrador Brew Pub on SE Hawthorne raised over $17,000 for the DoveLewis Blood Bank.

DoveLewis Marketing Director Tess Payne, KGW’s Drew Carney and Lucky Lab owner (and founder of the event) Gary Geist help wash a Superhero blood donor to promote Dogtoberfest, Portland’s biggest dog wash.

Representatives from Delap, a Dogtoberfest main sponsor, helped support the DoveLewis Blood Bank by volunteering to wash dirty pups at the event.

KATU meteorologist Mary Loos and Willis the Weather Dog enjoyed exploring all the activities at Dogtoberfest.

US Bank, one of the main sponsors of the event, gave away treats and held a fundraising raffle for DoveLewis at their booth on Pet Promenade, Dogtoberfest’s pet-friendly street fair.

The DoveLewis Blood Bank, the largest volunteer-based animal blood bank in the Pacific Northwest, provides dogs and cats with more than 500 transfusions each year.

“Last year, more than 130 dogs and 30 cats donated blood to save the lives of animals in need. Dogtoberfest is a fun way to support the vital services of our blood bank,” said Blood Bank Director Jill Greene. 

The American Red Cross was also on site for a human blood drive in celebration of the importance of donating to save human lives.

Here are more photos from the sudsy benefit:

From DoveLewis Emergency Animal Hospital:

DoveLewis Emergency Animal Hospital, established in 1973 and based in Portland, Oregon, is the only nonprofit, 24-hour emergency and intensive care unit in the region. DoveLewis also has seven donor-supported community programs that serve animals in need and the animal loving community. With 43 years of service, DoveLewis has treated more than 500,000 animals and has been deemed one of Oregon’s Most Admired Nonprofits by the Portland Business Journal for eight years. For more information, please visit dovelewis.org.

 

Portland Duck Lovers Hang Tough in Championship Form

Portland Duck Lovers Hang Tough in Championship Form

Arlington, Texas, January 12, 2015. Thousands of University of Oregon supporters traveled 1,600 miles to witness history in the making at the first ever national college championship game. Christi Goodman enjoyed the game with Puddles the Duck and Anh Thu Nguyen.  It was a who’s who of duck lovers and although fans left disappointed by the 42 to 20 final score, which gave the Ohio State Buckeyes the national title over the ducks, fans wore their green and yellow proudly all the way home. Here are some of our favorites images:

Heather, Alexa and Taylor Teed

Heather, Alexa and Taylor Teed 

KGW's Joe Donlon, Drew Carney pose with Steve Klein

KGW’s Joe Donlon, Drew Carney pose with Steven Klein

Eric and Todd Bruun, Dean Dordevic, Mark Bruun, and Kathi Dordevic

Eric and Todd Bruun, Dean Dordevic, Mark Bruun, and Kathi Dordevic

Kris and Michael Gorriaran

Kris and Michael Gorriaran outside of AT&T  Stadium 

Brent Keeton and Wendy Cook

Brent Keeton and Wendy Cook

The consensus: Oregonians love the ducks!

The consensus: Oregonians still love their ducks!

 

PHAME Celebrates 30 Years of Inspiring Artists

PHAME Celebrates 30 Years of Inspiring Artists

Portland, July 12th, 2014. It’s a big year for PHAME. Since its founding in 1984, PHAME has provided 30 years of lifelong arts education to hundreds of young and older adults with developmental disabilities and performed to tens of thousands of audience members across the Portland metro community. (photo credit, Intisar Abioto)

Stephen Marc Beaudoin hugs supporters at the party.

Stephen Marc Beaudoin hugs supporters at the nonprofit’s big birthday bash on June 26th.

Scrap books and photo albums were on brought back memories at the birthday party.

Scrap books and photo albums brought back memories at the birthday party.

Over 100 people came to celebrate PHAME 30TH Birthday - Portland OR. Photo by Intisar Abioto — at Castaway Portland.

Over 200 people came to celebrate PHAME 30TH Birthday – Portland OR. Photo by Intisar Abioto — at Castaway Portland. 

PHAME fans crowded the photo booth to preserve memories for the next 30 years.

PHAME fans crowded the photo booth to preserve memories for the next 30 years. (photo credit, Wayne Bund)

KGW's Drew Carney was the emcee.

KGW’s Drew Carney was the emcee.

In addition to the nonprofit’s big Birthday Bash on June 26th at Castaway, PHAME has received several community recognitions in honor of their 30th Anniversary. PHAME was the first recipient of the “Spirit of L’Arche Award” from L’Arche Portland, and also received special Proclamation from Portland Mayor Charlie Hales, and the Portland City Council.

“These recognitions are wonderful honors for PHAME, and show again the power of the arts to inspire us to reach our fullest possibilities as people,” says PHAME Executive Director, Stephen Marc Beaudoin. “As we celebrate an incredible 30 years of lifelong learning in the arts for persons with developmental disabilities, we are very touched to be chosen as the first ever ‘Spirit of L’Arche Award’ winner from our friends at L’Arche Portland, and look forward to celebrating the spirit of inclusion and the power of possibility with them when we receive this recognition.

From PHAME:

In 2014, PHAME celebrates 30 years as a nonprofit organization dedicated to inspiring individuals with developmental disabilities to lead full, creative lives through arts education and performance.

Since our founding in 1984, PHAME has provided lifelong arts education to hundreds of young and older adults with developmental disabilities; performed to tens of thousands of audience members across the Portland metro community, the state and the world; picked up a number of community recognitions and awards; produced and collaborated on hundreds of performances and shows; and helped to move the needle on the creativity, value and worth of all artists, regardless of ability or disability.

PHAME History Timeline:

1984: PHAME’s first production, an adaptation of “The Nativity Story,” launches PHAME – or Portland Handicapped Artists and Musical Entertainers, the organization’s original acronym – in Portland, OR, in December 1984. The production is directed by Carol Stady, a volunteer and founder of PHAME alongside a group of dedicated families, care providers and young and older adults with developmental disabilities.

1987: PHAME produces its first fully staged traditional Broadway-style musical: “My Fair Lady.”

1993: PHAME formally incorporates as a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization.

1994: A group of PHAME artists travels to Brussels, Belgium, and offers a command performance as part of the VSA Very Special Arts International Festival.

1998: The first annual PHAME gala fundraising event is held, at the World Trade Center, Portland.

1999: PHAME tackles the thorny forests of Stephen Sondheim, producing “Into The Woods.”

2007: Long before Hugh Jackman and Anne Hathaway, PHAME braves 19th century France by producing a fully staged production of the pop-opera “Les Miserables” in two performances.

2008: PHAME tours across the Pacific Northwest, with stops in Portland and Boise, Idaho.

2010: PHAME takes up new residence for rapidly expanding offices and programs at Grace Memorial Episcopal Church in Northeast Portland.

2011: PHAME is recognized with the City of Portland “Making A Difference Award,” and breaks attendance records with its summer production of “Grease,” making it the best-attended PHAME production in the organization’s history

2012: PHAME embarks on its most ambitious touring project to date, with “PHAME: the H is for Honored Tour,” in which over 50 PHAME artists tour across the four-county region, performing to over 3,000 community members in schools, community centers and concert halls, culminating in a blowout show at the Aladdin Theater; later that year, the organization partners with Runaway Mustache Productions to produce the feature-length documentary, “In This Together,” premiering August 1, 2012 at The Hollywood Theatre. And then, PHAME opens for and collaborates with Oregon’s own globe-trotting world pop mini orchestra, Pink Martini, at the Oregon Zoo.

2013: PHAME continues to expand program offerings for an expanding student body, and announces the organization’s most artistically ambitious project yet: a newly commissioned music-theatre work, written by Laura Gibson and Debbie Lamedman, to premiere in an integrated production with three performances in August 2015, at Gerding Theater at the Armory/Portland Center Stage.

2014: PHAME celebrates 30 years with a six-show series across Portland called “PHAME @ 30,” and introduces an exciting new brand identity and website.

Club Cabaret 2014 Benefits Northwest Academy

Club Cabaret 2014 Benefits Northwest Academy

Portland, February 22nd, 2014.

Over 300 guests came to the Portland Art Museum to support Northwest Academy’s scholarship fund. Mary Vinton Folberg, Northwest Academy Head of School is pictured with Jordan Schnitzer, Harsch Investment Properties. Attendees enjoyed a cabaret stage show with Northwest Academy students and faculty, along with a live auction and dinner. Guests bid on silent and live auction items, including a McKenzie River Fishing Excursion, a Private Dinner at Silk and a Personal Tour of the Collection of Arlene and Harold Schnitzer. The evening raised over $150,000 in support of the Northwest Academy Scholarship Fund. Special thanks for Arlene Schnitzer and Jordan Schnitzer, who pledged a challenge grant of $50,000 from the Harold and Arlene Schnitzer CARE Foundation, and to the Quest Foundation, who offered a challenge grant of $37,050. (photo credit, Andie Petkus Photography)

Crowd shot at the Portland Art Museum

Crowd shot at the Portland Art Museum

Madeline Ettinger '16 as Dancer in One NIght in Rio - The Cabaret

Madeline Ettinger ’16 as Dancer in One NIght in Rio – The Cabaret

Northwest Academy students perform in One Night in Rio stage show

Northwest Academy students perform in One Night in Rio stage show

Drew Carney, KGW-TV and Club Cabaret Master of Ceremonies

Drew Carney, KGW-TV and Club Cabaret Master of Ceremonies

Angeles Godinez-Valencia, Northwest Academy Alumna ('13)

Angeles Godinez-Valencia, Northwest Academy Alumna (’13)

Wilson Captein '14 as Tourist in One Night in Rio -The Cabaret

Wilson Captein ’14 as Tourist in One Night in Rio -The Cabaret

 

 

One in four students at Northwest Academy receives financial aid to attend the college preparatory middle and high school located in downtown Portland.

www.nwacademy.org

About Northwest Academy:

Northwest Academy is an independent school, grades 6 through 12, committed to education through academics and the arts. Founded in 1997 by Mary Vinton Folberg, Northwest Academy offers rigorous academic and arts programs that emphasize and value creative thinking, individual choice, and self-discipline. Classes are taught by master teachers and professionals active in their fields – from dance and the arts to the humanities and sciences. Northwest Academy prepares students for the demands of the twenty-first century through a strong focus on independent thought and problem solving combined with an emphasis on new approaches to contemporary issues. Northwest Academy is located at 1130 SW Main Street, Portland, Oregon 97205; 503-223-3367. For more information, please visit www.nwacademy.org. Follow us on Facebook at Northwest Academy.

Hong Bao Gala – Year of the Horse Benefits Northwest Chinese Academy

Hong Bao Gala – Year of the Horse Benefits Northwest Chinese Academy

Beaverton, January 25th, 2014. Over 150 supporters kicked up their heels as Northwest Chinese Academy (NWCA) held its annual auction, the Hong Bao Gala – Year of the Horse. KGW’s Emcee, Drew Carney, Event Co-chairs, Joel Simon and Lisa Snyder and Auctioneer, Kelly Russell enjoyed the evening. The benefit celebrated Chinese New Year and the tradition of giving money in red envelopes, Hong Bao, to wish people good luck in the new year.

Pre-Kindergarten Teacher, Donna Laoshi, speaking to guests about her experiences at NWCA

Pre-Kindergarten Teacher, Donna Laoshi, speaking to guests about her experiences at NWCA

Event guests included Sate Representative Dennis Richardson, City of Forest Grove and North Plains city officials, community members, parents, family and friends. Guests celebrated special student achievements, exquisite student art projects and bid on a variety of silent and live auction items. The school is thankful for the overwhelming support of donors that helped raise $85,000 to maintain Northwest Chinese Academy’s high educational standards. The proceeds allow NWCA to deliver an outstanding Mandarin immersion education unlike any other in the Portland Metro area.

Auction Co-chairs, Lisa Snyder and Joel Simon

Auction Co-chairs, Lisa Snyder and Joel Simon

 

Lisa Snyder and Joel Simon Co-Chairs - extended caption: Auction Co-chairs, Lisa Snyder and Joel Simon

Lisa Snyder and Joel Simon Co-Chairs – extended caption:
Auction Co-chairs, Lisa Snyder and Joel Simon

NWCA's 4th Grade, Preschool and 3rd Grade Chinese Teachers

NWCA’s 4th Grade, Preschool and 3rd Grade Chinese Teachers