Party with a Purpose Sparkles and Shines

Posted on March 19, 2018 in CEO Updates

On Wednesday, March 14, 2018 nearly 800 community leaders packed the floor of the Moda Center to celebrate the shared work of All Hands Raised at the 23rd annual Party with a Purpose presented by Bank of America.

Under the leadership of our Event Committee, along with the support of our Board of Directors, we exceeded all expectations. Highlights included:

  • Edna Vazquez galvanizing the room with her opening musical number, and Master of Ceremonies Courtenay Hameister kicking off the program with a rousing “Story of that one time …” recognizing our event sponsors of $10,000 and above.
  • Trever Cartwright, our Board Chair together with long-time friend of All Hands Raised, Karis Stoudamire-Phillips sharing the profound impact of their Principal for Almost a Day experiences; and Karis, mother of two young sons, driving home the importance of our work by sharing her very personal experience with implicit bias in school discipline.
  • Cristela Alonzo, with her infectious smile and spot-on comedy, providing the laughter we all needed. And, sharing her personal connection to the work of All Hands Raised.
  • A very packed, disco-ball illuminated room filled with guests sipping the signature cocktail during the FLIR reception and soaking up the Blazer’s winning streak on the floor of the Moda Center.

This FB photo album highlights some of the above and more.

Guests also walked away with a clearer understanding of the All Hands Raised Partnership. We debuted new materials at “PWAP” and several of our partner’s shared their reflections on our work in this the video.

Special thanks to all of our sponsors who appear below, and especially to presenting sponsor Bank of America whose partnership was highlighted in this video.


Thank you to our sponsors!

Emerging Sponsors:

Angeli Law Group LLC

Bridgetown Wealth Management


The Greenbrier Companies

NW Natural

Portland Tribune

Vernier Software & Technology


Corporate Sponsors:

Alaska Air

Avangrid Renewables

Bassetti Architects


Columbia Sportswear

Coraggio Group

ESCO Corporation

Gary McGee & Co. LLP

GBD Architects

Graham Crow Benefit Auctions

IBEW Local 48

iQ Credit Union

JPMorgan Chase & Co.



Marcia Kies & Rebecca Green, Realtors at the Hasson Company

Moda Health


O’Neill Construction Group

Port of Portland

Portland General Electric

Precision Castparts Corp.

Prosper Portland

The Boeing Company


United Healthcare


Non-Profit/ Individual Sponsors:

City of Portland

Concordia University

David Douglas School District

Demorest Family Foundation

Education Northwest

Gresham-Barlow School District

Jennifer Messenger Heilbronner

Jonathan Blasher & Metro

June and John Schumann

Latino Network

Lewis & Clark College

Merrill & Trunzo

Mt. Hood Community College

Multnomah County

Native American Youth and Family Center

Office of Governor Kate Brown

Oregon State Parks Foundation and Oregon Parks & Recreation Department

Portland Association of Teachers

Portland Community College

Portland Public Schools

Portland State University

Technology Association of Oregon

Travel Portland

Trillium Family Services

University of Portland

Warner Pacific University

Worksystems, Inc.


Paddle Raise Donors $2,500 and Above:

Arima Schumann Fund of OCF

Carilyn Alexander

Christine Barbour

Cole Mills

Dan Ryan

David & Barbara Underriner


Hood to Coast Race Series

IBEW Local Union 48

Jordan Brand

Karen Whitman & Brad Shiley

Liz Large & Blaine Morley

Marta & Ken Thrasher

Pat & Tony Trunzo

Peggy Maguire

Stacey Dodson, U.S. Bank

The Donis Family

The Greenbrier Companies, Inc.

The Safeway Foundation

Tracy Curtis & Rick Nagore

Travis & Christine Merrill



For more information, contact Thuy Phan, Manager of Events and Stewardship, at or at 503-234-5404 x32.