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:
O’Donnell Law Firm LLC
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 Swagelok
Portland, OR. The American Diabetes Association and the National Father’s Day Council honored four local dads at the “Father of the Year” awards dinner on June 15th on Center Court at the Moda Center. Similar events are hosted in cities across the country to recognize men who have made family a priority while balancing demanding careers and community involvement. 2016 Portland Father of the Year Honoree’s are: Terry Porter, (Former Portland Trail Blazer, Men’s Basketball Coach, University of Portland) Jay Haladay, (Retired CEO, Viewpoint Construction Software) Randy Miller, (President, Produce Row Property Management Company) and Michael Snaadt, (Owner, Helen Bernhard Bakery). The dinner is also a fundraiser for the American Diabetes Association because supporters are encouraged to make donations in support of the honored fathers. (Photo credit, Andie Petkus)
The purpose of the evening is also to raise funds for diabetes research, education, and advocacy. Since 2000 the Fathers’ Day Council and the American Diabetes Association have partnered to raise more than $40 million for the American Diabetes Association.
Cathy Marshall from KGW helped out at the event.
The event offered the opportunity to educate community members about The American Diabetes Association’s mission to prevent and cure diabetes and to improve the lives of all people affected by diabetes. The event supports diabetes education, research and advocacy to benefit nearly 30 million children and adults in the United States who have diabetes.
Honoree Terry Porter was joined by his children, Franklin (20), Brianna (23), his wife Susan and Malcolm (18).
Here’s more information about the men who were honored from the The American Diabetes Association:
Terry Porter, a 17-year NBA veteran player and former NBA head coach, was recently named the Head Men’s Basketball Coach at the University of Portland. Terry was a standout for the Portland Trail Blazers and had his jersey retired by the franchise in 2009. A Milwaukee, Wisconsin native, Terry was the head coach of the Milwaukee Bucks for two seasons (2003-05), including leading the team to the 2004 NBA Playoffs. He served one season as head coach of the Phoenix Suns (2008-09) and was also an assistant coach at Minnesota, Sacramento and Detroit. He received the J. Walter Kennedy Citizen Award from the NBA in 1993. Terry graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point in 1993, and was named a Distinguished Alumnus in 1999. A long-time team ambassador for the Trail Blazers since his retirement, has not only been a fan favorite from his playing days, but also one of the biggest community contributors of any Portland-area celebrity. He is a Boys and Girls Club Hall of Fame member and still actively participates in many other community ventures. He and his wife Susan have three children Brianna (23), Franklin (20) and Malcolm (18).
Jay and his wife Renee have four children, Scott, Miles, Taryn and Gavin.
Jay Haladay has made many positive impacts in his 25 years as a resident of the Portland area. As a father, an innovative software company executive and real estate developer, his activities have had a very positive impact on Oregon. Jay and his wife Renee reside in Lake Oswego. Their four children, Scott, Miles, Taryn and Gavin, spent their formative years going through the Lake Oswego school system. The family came to Portland in 1991 as an extension of Jay’s career in technology. First with IBM, then later as the owner and CEO of several software firms, the Haladay’s came to Portland so that Jay could focus on one of these firms, Viewpoint Construction Software. For many years, people knew the Haladay’s from sports associated with their children. As either a coach or as a benefactor, Jay was blending his business life with many hours working with young athletes. But in these later years, as Jay has focused his time and creativity in new directions, the business leader has emerged. Under Jay’s leadership, Viewpoint grew into one of the largest software firms dedicated to the global construction industry. In May, 2015, Jay retired from his post as CEO and Chairman of the Board of Viewpoint, but not after seeing the firm grow to almost 800 employees serving 8,000 construction customers in 26 countries. One of the important elements of Viewpoint’s growth was the positive company culture he developed at the firm, assisted by the active involvement of his three sons in Viewpoint’s operation and management. Jay received the 2013 Technology Executive of the Year from the Technology Association of Oregon for his work with Viewpoint. Another side of Jay came thought as he developed the RiverEast Center as Viewpoint’s headquarters. It was a central element of Viewpoint’s vibrant culture and recognized as a catalyst for the growth of Portland’s exciting near in East Side. While retired from his career in technology, Jay continues to devote his time to growing businesses and being a creative developer. The Haladay family has created 10 Branch, an organization that invests in growing Oregon-based businesses. 10 Branch is also helping downtown Lake Oswego renew itself by taking on a major real estate project.
Randy Miller is President of Produce Row Property Management Company and former chairman of the Moore Company. He is currently serving as the Honorary Consulate to the Republic of Lithuania.
A longtime Oregonian, Randy is a graduate of Lincoln High School, holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Boston University, and received his Master’s degree from Portland State.
He is active in a number of civic activities including serving on boards for the PGE Foundation; Greater Portland Inc., the World Affairs Council, Oregon Sports Authority, Central Eastside Industrial Council; the Oregon Business Plan Steering Committee; the International Air Service Committee for the Port of Portland; the Bicycle Transportation Alliance; the Oregon Business Association, the Portland Business Alliance and the OBC Poverty Task Force. He also serves on boards for AAA Oregon/Idaho; Air Advice Corporation; CTL Corporation and the High Desert National Bank.
He is a recipient of the Port of Portland Compass Award, the Portland Business Alliance President’s Award and the City of Portland’s Spirit of Portland Award.
He is married to wife Jan and they have four grown children, Kelsey, Haley and twins Clayton and Gregory.
Michael Snaadt has been married to his wife, Kellie, for almost 19 years. They have daughters Delaney (14) and Clarissa (11).
Michael Snaadt was born and raised in Tustin, California. He left to attend University of Idaho, receiving his bachelor’s degree in business in 1993. He migrated throughout the northwest as a manager for Consolidated Electrical Distributors for several years. Meeting and marrying his wife, Kellie, along the way in 1997. They settled in Boise, Idaho in 2000, and Michael went to work for Square D, an electrical manufacturer. He worked with local and national sales and engineering for over 10 years. During this time, he received his MBA from George Fox University.
His first day of his MBA program, his youngest daughter was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes and at the completion of his degree, in 2010, they moved to Portland to purchase Helen Bernhard Bakery from Kellie’s parents. Michael spends much of his free time with his family and is very involved with the junior youth program at his church, assisting with meetings and missions. Michael also contributes time and treats to Gales Creek Camp, a camp for kids with diabetes, Portland Rescue Mission, Birch Community Services and World Vision.
Michael has been married to his wife, Kellie, for almost 19 years. He has two lovely and talented daughters. Delaney (14) and Clarissa (11) are both fantastic students, athletes, musicians and eager participants in their church youth group and mission trips.
Portland, November 6th, 2015. Edison High School welcomed 380 guests at the Oregon Zoo for their annual Partner with Edison Breakfast. The event generated over $220,000 to help support financial aid, technology, and professional development at the school. Supporters heard from senior Nicu Carter-Baldwin and former student Jesse Rapport. Current parent, Phyllis Talley, spoke about the importance of Edison High School and the positive impact the school has had on her son, Jason. In addition to being a fund-raiser this event gives the school the opportunity to raise awareness about learning differences and the innovative programs at Edison. (Photo Credit, Andie Petus)
David Carter, Nicu Carter-Baldwin and Jamie Baldwin. Proud parents David and Jamie congratulate their son, student speaker Nicu, after his speech receives a standing ovation.
Parent speaker Phyllis Talley explains how Edison is critical to the success of students with learning differences.
Former Blazer Terry Porter enjoys an original song performed by Edison students.
Alumni student speaker Jesse Rapport and mom Ginger Rapport. After receiving her masters in Higher Education Leadership, Jesse is now the Coordinator of Student Activities at University of California, San Diego.
Table Captain Karen Fox and Edison Director Patrick Maguire are ready to greet guests.
Parent Greg Roderick and Board Member Patrick Becker show their support.
From Edison High School:
“Some kids have learning differences. All kids have dreams.”
Welcome to Edison High School, the only high school in Oregon and Southwest Washington dedicated to serving students with complex learning differences. Our work here is powerful and profound: helping every student reach his or her full potential.
As a small, private school, Edison High School offers an individualized curriculum that meets each student’s special needs, and maximizes the ability to learn. We also provide the emotional support that builds confidence and maturity. By empowering students with learning differences to experience academic success and personal growth, Edison does more than prepare teens for the future. We change lives.
Portland, September 27th, 2014. CCA’s 14th Annual Hero Gala was dubbed an evening of romp & circumstance,. The event rocked the Oregon Convention Center to the tune of $1.16 million with a star-studded crowd. More than 850 guests were entertained by the likes of The Decemberists, Patrick Lamb, Ural Thomas with Ragen Fykes and Moorea Masa, Luz Elana and Tiburones, March Fourth Marching Band, Wanderlust Circus, Sneakin’ Out, and Nu Shooz. Taylor and her Chemo Pal mentor, Alyssa Willamson, were shining bright with their beautiful face paintings.
Dr. Janice Olson, MD, MHA, Medical Director, Children’s Cancer and Blood Disorders Program, Randall Children’s Hospital at Legacy Emanuel, Regina Ellis, CCA Founder and CEO, and CCA Board Member, Andrea Corradini, Senior Merchandising Director, Emerging Markets Running, Nike, Inc., get into the spirit of the playful night.
Former Portland Trail Blazer, Terry Porter, Suzie Porter, CCA Board Chair, Andy Lytle, and Mary Lytle.
Nike’s Tinker Hatfield, Vice President, Design & Special Projects, and CCA Chemo Pal mentor and longtime supporter, David Brown, Merchandise Director, NIKE Inc.
The Wanderlust Circus entertained Gala goers throughout the entire Wonderball.
Portland Trail Blazer, Steve Blake, and his wife, Kristen, longtime supporters of CCA.
Artist Rochelle Carr with CCA Ambassador Board Member, Bryce Amato, posing in front of Rochelle’s wall of cheerful and thoughtful artwork.
Regina Ellis, CCA Founder and CEO, with Chris Funk, from The Decemberists and Black Prairie.
Paul Gulick, CCA Board Chair Emeritus, Co-Founder, In-Focus, Founder, Clarity Visual Systems, and Michelle Decourcy of Michelle Decourcy Collection.
Dynamic duo Valerie Day and John Smith, aka Nu Shooz, get Wonderball guests off their feet with a live performance of their Billboard Top 100 song that spent 15 weeks in the Top 40 in 1986 – “ I Can’t Wait.”
Chemo Pal mentor, George Mollas and his mentee, Nicholas, celebrating the occasion in style.
Members of The Decemberists, Patrick Lamb, Ural Thomas with Ragen Fykes and Moorea Masa, Luz Elana and Tiburones, March Fourth Marching Band, Wanderlust Circus, Sneakin’ Out, and Nu Shooz goofing off during rehearsal for the Wonderball.
CCA Founder’s Society member, Marsha Brockmeyer, celebrates with CCA VP Brand, Abby Guyer.
The sign says it all 14th Annual CCA Hero Gala: Wonderball!
Opus Events Agency CEO and CCA Board Member, Grant Hammersley, with CCA Board Member Tim Cooper, Senior Vice President, Brown & Brown Northwest.
The Decemberists front man, Colin Meloy, serenades Wonderball guests with the help of bandmates, Jenny Conlee and Chris Funk (not pictured), and the March 4th Marching Band.
Jennifer and Jeff Nyburg, Wonderball Presenting Sponsors Angela and CS Sheffield, and Wesley Sheffield.
Jordan Roquemore, Beaverton High School Marching Tech, leads members of the Beaverton Marching Ensemble, in a rousing rendition of “When the Saints Go Marching In” to transition revelers to the Portland Ballroom for the evening’s program.
CCA Board Member, Andrea Corradini, Senior Merchandising Director, Emerging Markets Running, Nike, Inc., and Cholee Thompson, Owner and President, Ryan Artists, share a ballerina/fairy bonding moment.
“We invited our best friends to “come out and play with CCA” and that they did. We are blown away by their generosity and so grateful they stand united with us in the belief that JOY MATTERS for seriously ill kids, teens, and their families.” said Regina Ellis, Founder and CEO of CCA.
Portland, June 30th. In an effort for the Sunflower Children’s Foundation to expand its Northwest presence, a Portland Fashion Auction Compassion Event (FACE) was held at the Wieden + Kennedy Building on 13th street in Portland. John Curley, Lindsay Van Bramer, Terry Porter, Mary Lytle and Timber’s owner Merritt Paulson smile for a photo to celebrate the success of the event. The night began with a silent auction, a photo booth, various food and drink stands, and wine tasting supplied by Majestic Fine Wines. Following this, the crowd was excited and ready to watch the main event of the night: a fashion show featuring Summer 2012 styles.
Annette Troutman, Boris Jenkins, Nina McLaughlin and Angela Gardner enjoy the view from the second floor.
Renee Taylor and Rachel Dean smile together after exploring the venue.
Elyse King-Guffey, Mira Petrillo and Lily Everett volunteer at the front door to help greet the guests.
Option Model Media supplied all the models, while Orange Studio did hair. Kevin Lennox was the fashion show coordinator. Later on in the night, dessert was served and a live auction was held where golf with Terry Porter was featured as one of the live auction items!
The ladies who coordinated for this event, Lindsay Van Bramer and Mary Lytle, smile together to celebrate the success of the event!
FACE is a non-governmental organization that is run completely by volunteers and put on by the Sunflower Children’s Foundation. Their goal is to reduce hunger worldwide. FACE held four successful events in Seattle before deciding to add an event in Portland. The Sunflower Children’s Foundation was founded by model Helena Houdova.
Amy Homan and Robyn Woodman laugh after a fun time in the photo booth!
Guests enjoy the silent auction on the first floor at the start of the night!
Kelley Dulcich, Annie Petrillo and Valerie O’Brien enjoy the silent auction items.
Gabrielle Karras and Mary Welch enjoy the event on the wood bleachers and love the cause.
In conjunction with the event coordinators, Lindsay Van Bramer and Mary Lytle, Ace Hotel, SightWorks, Mike Zupans, Merritt Paulson and many other generous organizations and people. The event raised just over $35,000 which pleased organizers!
The FACE has two main beneficiaries, The Island of Hope Orphanage and Education Center in India and the Thembelihle Home in South Africa. The Island of Hope Orphanage and Education Center provides support for the abandoned and displaced children of the 2004 Tsunami. The Thembelihle Home is a safe haven for children between the ages of six and sixteen who have left their homes because of their own abandonment or because of abuse. FACE contributes homes and meals, education and supplies, and vaccinations and health care to The Island of Hope Orphanage and Education Center, and they contribute health-care, clothing, education and supplies to The Thembelihle Home. In addition to these beneficiaries, this particular FACE event held special focus on The Oregon Food Bank. Non-perishable goods were collected at the check-in station in exchange for a free drink ticket!
For more information, visit the FACE or The Sunflower Children’s Foundation homepage:
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