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slides: Party Report: Our House Gala Raises Over Half-Million at PAM

Monday, February 23, 2015

 

Our House

Karol Collymore and Judge Kemp at Our House Gala at Portland Art Museum. Photo by Byron Beck.

The Our House "Love Boat"-themed Annual Gala Auction raised over $500,000 Saturday night at the Portland Art Museum. 

With over 420 guests in attendance the generosity over flowed. 

Love Boat emcee Dale Johannes and auctioneer Johnna Wells presented 16 live auction items that included vacation packages to Bali, Puerto Vallarta, Provence, Dubai, Tuscany and a special 15-course dinner prepared by "Top Chef Boston" finalist, recent James Beard Award nominee and Executive Chef of Departure, Gregory Gourdet.
Guests began the evening with a cocktail hour and silent auction, followed by the live auction, dinner, and it all wrapped up with a very lively "Disco on The Lido Deck" after party. 

Love Boat entertainment included dinner hostess "Yolanda" aka Jill Westerby backed up by a three-piece band lead by Denny Bixby and a special performance by Scott Nevins, star of Bravo TV's "The People's Couch."

Event Chairs Bob Speltz (Our House Board Member and Director of Public Affairs at The Standard) and his partner Dwight Adkins co-chaired the event.  The Standard was the presenting sponsor and Wells Fargo offered a $25,000 matching donation for the night's special appeal. Funds raised at the gala will support the programs and services Our House provides to people in our community living with HIV/AIDS.  Since 1988, Our House has offered vital services including housing, specialized nursing care, supplemental food and more.
 

 

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The Our House "Love Boat"-themed Annual Gala Auction raised over $500,000 Saturday night at the Portland Art Museum. 

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Karol and Judge

Karol Collymore and Judge Kemp at the Our House "Love Boat"-themed Annual Gala Auction that raised over $500,000 Saturday night at the Portland Art Museum. 

Photo by Byron Beck.

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Wayne Miya

Our House Executive Director Wayne Miya at the "Love Boat"-themed Annual Gala Auction that raised over $500,000 Saturday night at the Portland Art Museum. 

Photo by Byron Beck.

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Bob Speltz

The Standard's Bob Speltz at the Our House "Love Boat"-themed Annual Gala Auction that raised over $500,000 Saturday night at the Portland Art Museum. 

Photo by Byron Beck.

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Jeana and Collin

Basic Rights Oregon Executive Director Jeana Frazzini and Collin McFayden at the Our House "Love Boat"-themed Annual Gala Auction that raised over $500,000 Saturday night at the Portland Art Museum. 

Photo by Byron Beck.

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Love Boat Guests

Vivian, Finn, Laela Wilding and Todd McMurray at the Our House "Love Boat"-themed Annual Gala Auction that raised over $500,000 Saturday night at the Portland Art Museum. 

Photo by Byron Beck.

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Terry and Gov. Roberts

Terry Bean (left) and Gov. Barbara Roberts (far right) at the Our House "Love Boat"-themed Annual Gala Auction that raised over $500,000 Saturday night at the Portland Art Museum. 

Photo by Byron Beck.

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Tia and Gregory

Tia Vanich and Gregory Gourdet at the Our House "Love Boat"-themed Annual Gala Auction that raised over $500,000 Saturday night at the Portland Art Museum. 

Photo by Byron Beck.

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Tracy Curtis

Wells Fargo's Tracy Curtis aka "Charo" at the Our House "Love Boat"-themed Annual Gala Auction that raised over $500,000 Saturday night at the Portland Art Museum. 

Photo by Byron Beck.

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Scott and Dale

"The People's Couch" Scott Nevins and emcee Dale Johannes at the Our House "Love Boat"-themed Annual Gala Auction that raised over $500,000 Saturday night at the Portland Art Museum. 

Photo by Byron Beck.

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Juan and Allison

Juan Martinez and Allison Blythe at the Our House "Love Boat"-themed Annual Gala Auction that raised over $500,000 Saturday night at the Portland Art Museum. 

Photo by Byron Beck.

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Stephen and Michael

Stephen Marc Beaudoin and Michael McCauley at the Our House "Love Boat"-themed Annual Gala Auction that raised over $500,000 Saturday night at the Portland Art Museum. 

Photo by Byron Beck.

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Karol Collymore

Karol Collymore at the Our House "Love Boat"-themed Annual Gala Auction that raised over $500,000 Saturday night at the Portland Art Museum. 

Photo by Byron Beck.

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Allison and Gregory

Allison Blythe and Gregory Gourdet at the Our House "Love Boat"-themed Annual Gala Auction that raised over $500,000 Saturday night at the Portland Art Museum. 

Photo by Byron Beck.

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Bob and Dale

Bob Speltz and Dale Johannes at the Our House "Love Boat"-themed Annual Gala Auction that raised over $500,000 Saturday night at the Portland Art Museum. 

Photo by Byron Beck.

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Maria Peters Lake

Maria Peters Lake at the Our House "Love Boat"-themed Annual Gala Auction that raised over $500,000 Saturday night at the Portland Art Museum. 

Photo by Byron Beck.

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Mike and Rob

Mike Marshall and Rob Walker at the Our House "Love Boat"-themed Annual Gala Auction that raised over $500,000 Saturday night at the Portland Art Museum. 

Photo by Byron Beck.

 
 

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