Thank you for Partying with a Purpose!
On Thursday, February 20th, more than 750 community members attended our 25th annual Party with a Purpose presented by Bank of America, supporting the work of All Hands Raised. It was an incredible night celebrating the shared work happening in our community to ensure all kids achieve their full potential as well as laughing with our comedian, Cameron Esposito and Master of Ceremonies Courtenay Hameister.
At the event, we highlighted the work of All Hands Raised in this short video and we heard from our CEO Lavert Robertson who shared, “in order for our kids to reach their dreams we all must be brave enough to change our behaviors, take risks and work together differently. And we must keep working collectively with urgency and patience.”
We also featured voices from some of our local youth, who reminded us about the importance of dreaming and what they need from our community to make their dreams a reality.
These images capture some of the fun we had – you can find (and share!) more on social media using @allhandsraised and #partywithAHR.
We are especially grateful to all of the individuals and organizations who raised their hands and gave generously to support our work to weave together the community’s diverse assets in better service to kids and families. You can add your support by donating to All Hands Raised now.
All of those in the room made the night a huge success, which was marked by Roger Hinshaw, Market President at Bank of America who said this, “We all know that All Hands Raised plays a pivotal role…their focus on education, equity and excellence, from birth to career, is something we all should be investing in.”
A huge thank you to our sponsors!
Gary McGee & Co. LLP
Graham Crow Benefit Auction
Hoffman Construction Company
iQ Credit Union
Larkins Vacura Kayser
Miller Nash Graham & Dunn LLP
O’Neill Construction Group
Port of Portland
Precision Castparts Corp
Providence Health & Services
Walsh Construction Co.
Youth Development Division of the Oregon Department of Education
Asian American Community Leaders
Centennial School District
The City of Portland & Prosper Portland
Gresham-Barlow School District
Lewis & Clark
Marcia Kies, Realtor at the Hasson Company
The Merrill and The Trunzo Family
Mt. Hood Community College
Oregon Laborers’ Apprenticeship, LiUNA Local 737
Portland Association of Teachers
Portland Community College
Portland Public Schools
Reynolds School District
Portland State University
Technology Association of Oregon
Trillium Family Services
University of Oregon
Warner Pacific University