Portland Community College | Portland, Oregon

Portland Community college Foundation proudly presents An Evening for Opportunity Gala: Think Panther

PCC Foundation’s 5th Annual "An Evening for Opportunity" Gala
Saturday, April 16, 2016 | 5:30 p.m. | Hilton Hotel

The PCC Foundation’s "An Evening for Opportunity" is an annual fundraising event to support scholarships and support programs for PCC students. Each year the gala offers a cocktail reception, seated dinner, live entertainment, and program with remarks from community leaders. Spectacular visual décor, costumes, signature cocktails, and live entertainment make "An Evening for Opportunity" one of the most unique and fun annual fundraising events in Oregon.

The tradition of the gala began in 2012 as part of the college’s fiftieth anniversary celebration. Since its inception, "An Evening for Opportunity" has raised an estimated $1.3 million to create opportunities for deserving PCC students.

This year's theme

This year’s theme, "Think Panther," is a nod to PCC’s spirit symbols – the panther and the diamond. Join us on April 16 as we travel to Paris in the 1960s to search for sparkling opportunities for students!

Highlights from the 2015 gala

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 glamorous gala event photos.