Thank you for attending our 21st Birthday Bash!

Posted on March 3, 2016 in Press Releases

Thank you to all who attended our Shine On 21st Birthday Bash!

700 guests packed into the Moda Center to support the work of All Hands Raised to champion education, equity and excellence inside and outside of the classroom – a mission that requires all of us to raise our hand and play our part. Because of the generosity of so many, and the shared commitment to our work, we raised roughly $485,000! And it’s not too late to join with the hundreds who raised their hands to be a part of this change, click here to donate.

Guests were entertained by home-grown comedian Ian Karmel, known for his writing on both “The Late Late Show with James Corden” and “Chelsea Lately” as well as his appearances on TBS’ “Conan,” Comedy Central’s “Adam Devine’s House Party Season 2,” IFC’s “Portlandia” and the Travel Channel’s “Best Sandwich in America.” His Portland credentials include appearing in the Bridgetown Comedy Festival, post-game analyzing and commentating for the Portland Trail Blazers and writing the highly-anticipated weekly column Everything as F*ck in the Portland Mercury.

Ian was joined on stage by Master of Ceremonies Courtenay Hameister and Musical Guest Soul Commanders, as well as our guest speakers: VP, COO, and Deputy General Counsel of Precision Castparts, Corp., Emi Donis; Executive Director of Latino Network and All Hands Raised Board of Directors Chair, Carmen Rubio; and Portland Community College student Suntea’Ohna Floyd.

There are many ways to relive the joy of Shine On! You can:

Combined Logos

Exploring Sponsors:

Angeli Ungar Law Group LLC

Hanna Andersson

Iberdrola Renewables, LLC

Legacy Health

NW Natural

Portland Tribune


Stoel Rives LLP

Union Wine Company

Vernier Software & Technology


Corporate Sponsors:

Barran Liebman LLP

Brooks Staffing


Coraggio Group


Gary McGee & Co. LLP

Gerding Edlen

Graham Crow Benefit Auctions

KinderCare Education


Miller Nash Graham & Dunn LLP

Moda Health

O’Neill Electric

Pacific Northwest Regional Council of Carpenters

Pacific Power

Porch Light Realty Group

Port of Portland

Portland State University

Regence BlueCross BlueShield of Oregon

Waddell & Reed

Wieden + Kennedy

Willamette Week


Community & Family Sponsors:

Carol Flanagan & Guild Mortgage Company

Chalkboard Project

Chartwells School Dining Services

Concordia University

Congressman Earl Blumenauer

David Douglas School District

Education Northwest

Jennifer Messenger-Heilbronner

King Family

Latino Network

Mt. Hood Community College

Multnomah County Chair’s Office

Multnomah Education Service District

Native American Youth & Family Center

NECA/IBEW Local 48

OSU Alumni Association/OSU Foundation

Portland Community College

Portland Development Commission

Portland Public Schools

University of Portland

Valerium Pereira & William Gilliland

Worksystems, Inc.

Warner Pacific College


Major Gift & Paddle Raise Donors – $1,500 and above:

Carilyn Alexander

Chevron Corporation

Cole Mills

Coraggio Group

Dan Ryan

David & Barbara Underriner

Eduardo Puelma & Oscar Arana

Emi & Brett Donis

Fred Meyer Stores, Inc.

Gerding Edlen

Hood to Coast Race Series

Kate & Ben Wille

Ken & Marta Thrasher

Kevin Palau & the Luis Palau Association

Lynn & John Loacker

Matt & Michelle Schulz

Nike School Innovation Fund

Rich & Elise Brown

Robert & Joyce McKean

Safeway Foundation

Sarah Mensah & Eddie Martinez

Sean Blixseth

Tracy Curtis & Rick Nagore