Deepest gratitude towards our community of supporters for opening your hearts and your wallets in support of L'Arche Portland. Your generosity yielded a record breaking night, bringing in over $76,500, including $2,700 in financial aid for L'Arche communities around the world. We watched three amazing videos to help tell the story of L'Arche, including "Joni", "Sharing the Journey: Ben and Ilana", and "Let the Birds Loose". Follow the links to watch them again!
Our deepest appreciation to the following:
- Our fabulous performers Julianne Johnson, Michael Allen Harrison, Jeremy Doney, and United by Music North America, who all contributed to the pervasive sense of joy and celebration in the room by sharing their musical gifts;
- Ben Miller and Ilana Weber for giving us a glimpse into life in a L'Arche community and into their relationship of mutuality;
- Alyssa Macdonald Schwary for her beautiful rendition of Amazing Grace;
- Jim Kuffner for his lively MC performance during the live auction;
- The StoryArc Project for the video "Joni";
- Joe Kuffner for the video "Sharing the Journey: Ben and Ilana";
- L'Arche International for the #AsIAm video "Let the Birds Loose";
- Howard Hedinger and the Hedinger Family Foundation for a generous match opportunity
- Dessert bakers and silent auction/raffle donors
- Our event committee and volunteers, especially Mercedes Arntson, Sally Mahedy, Denise LeChevallier, Geri Fucile, Alice Groesbeck, Teresa Badel, Marie Wilson, Andrew Davidson, Kate Nason, Tom and Julia Marieb, Jaime Smith, Mary Ehlert, Sharon and Rudy Grigar, Grace Lee, Jessica Chou, Tom Chau, Dolores Fritzsche, Emily Geoffroy and students from the University of Portland and Jesuit High School.