An evening for Opportunity 2015 - Lunar Landing

Thank you for making An Evening for Opportunity out of this world!

Five hundred friends and supporters “touched down” in the Pearl District on April 10, 2015 to help the PCC Foundation launch extraordinary futures. Thanks to the outstanding generosity of all who attended, An Evening for Opportunity raised a record-breaking $425,000 to create life-changing opportunities for PCC students. Check out the highlight video and save the date for next year's gala on April 16, 2016.

Our favorite "star" moments:

  • An inspiring program featuring student speakers Frances Fagan, Tan Nguyen, and Jordan Nickerson with a keynote address by PCC student leader Keith Jones.
  • Futuristic rocket table centerpieces laser cut and crafted by our very own PCC MakerSpace.
  • Brilliant “space suit” costumes: Star Trek crew members, astronauts, space queens, and more!
  • Patron Award Winners Stephanie Fowler and Irving Levin’s “live long and prosper” acceptance remarks.
  • Honorary Gala Chairs Junki & Linda Yoshida’s hilarious on-stage interactions with PCC mascot Poppe the Panther.
  • Hula hoop troupe The Spinnerettes dancing to local surf rock band WaveSauce.
  • PCC student ambassador dressed aptly as “Mission Control” rocket scientists raising $10,000 for student scholarships through raffle ticket sales.

If you couldn’t join us for the gala, you can still be the rocket fuel for extraordinary PCC students. Make a donation.

Check out the glamorous gala event photos.

Congratulations to the 2015 Patron Award Winners, Stephanie Fowler and Irving Levin of The Renaissance Foundation.

Many thanks to our stellar sponsors!

Yoshida Group
Hillsboro Aviation
Max and Carol Lyons
Pamplin Media Group Jon V. Jaqua and Kimberly B. Cooper Advised Fund of the Oregon Community Foundation
  Wells Fargo  
NW Natural Intel
Vigor Industrial Pearl Catering Miller, Nash, Graham & Dunn LLC, Attorneys at Law
The Greenbrier Companies Providence Health & Services Portland State University
Madden Industrial Craftsman Incorporated Portland State University Foundation Jeremy and Rebeca Brown
Ron and Karen Wilkinson Denise and Robert Frisbee Marion Levitan and Howard Werth
Robert and Laurie Wagner Cheryl Burgermeister, Diane Boly, Thane and Renee Cleland Ross Lienhart
  Samuel S. Johnson Foundation