Portland, October 26th, 2014. The German American School of Portland hosted its annual fundraiser at clarklewis, a Bruce Carey Restaurant in the Eastside Industrial District. 96 generous guests donated $59,000 to support a bilingual education and academically rich programs for the school. The intimate affair was emceed by Poison Waters and her sassy entourage, Kourtni & Alexis, and featured the jazz swing band, Boy and Bean. Fundraisers like Ain’t Misbehavin’ help keep class sizes small, tuition reasonable, provide financial assistance, and offer high-quality continuing education to staff.
An five-course menu created by Zack Schomann, Executive Chef at clarklewis, was paired with Prohibition cocktails concocted by the Head Bartender at clarklewis, Ryan Victor. This social event was enjoyed by GSP Parents, Alumni, Head of School for the German American School, Blake Peters, German Consul General, Stefan Schlüter, as well as representatives from local German businesses, including Martin Daum, President & CEO of Daimler Trucks North America, Gordon Bittig, CFO of SolarWorld Inc., Alexander Glunz, Senior Production Manager of Genentech, and the German Honorary Consul for Oregon and Idaho, Robert Manicke of Stoel Rives.
The event sponsors included Daimler, Condor Airlines, Williams Kastner, Bruce Carey Restaurants, Edelweiss Delicatessen, New Deal Distillery, and Bull Run Distilling Company, as well as many additional in-kind donors.