About the Event

Party with a Purpose presented by Bank of America

Featuring Cristela Alonzo – Comedian, Actor, Producer

Wednesday, March 14, 2018 at the Moda Center

5:30pm Reception  |  7:00pm Dinner & Program


About Party with a Purpose

All Hands Raised’s annual night off began in 1994 as a way to celebrate the good work happening for kids across our community, and to laugh and poke a little fun at ourselves. In 2014, we began featuring a headline comedian, starting with Alonzo Bodden of NPR’s Wait Wait… Don’t Tell Me. Since then, our event has featured homegrown talent and writer for James Corden, Ian Karmel, as well as Hasan Minhaj of The Daily Show. We are excited to continue our tradition of showcasing up-and-coming comedic talent this year with Cristela Alonzo!

This event is a chance to take a night off, kick up our heels, share a good laugh — and raise funds to support our shared work to improve educational outcomes for all children, youth and young adults in Multnomah County. Proceeds from Party with a Purpose provide direct operational support to All Hands Raised, enabling us to provide over $1.5 million in professional development to school community sites throughout Multnomah County. The funds also support our historic work providing direct and mission-critical services to PPS Local School Foundations and managing the PPS Parent Equity Fund.

What does All Hands Raised Do? With an acute focus on racial equity, we bring together practitioners and leaders from education, business, government and non-profits to strengthen supports for every child in Multnomah County, from cradle to career. To do this, All Hands Raised provides the framework, coaching and tools that empower schools and organizations to improve educational outcomes for more than 220,000 children and youth, ages 0–24. We are grateful to steward this work on behalf of the community. And we are proud of our unique role in fostering collaboration across sectors to make lasting change countywide. Click here for more information about what we do and how we do it.

Still not sure? Click here for more information about last year’s event and what to expect this year.


Learn More About Party with a Purpose:

Party with a Purpose


Sponsorship and Tickets

The Headline Comedian

Event Committee


For more information or to purchase tickets, contact Thuy Phan, Manager of Events and Stewardship, at thuy@allhandsraised.org or at 503-234-5404 x32.