Portland Community College

PCC Foundation Portland Community College Foundation

2023 Gala

PCC Foundation Festival of Dreams, April 29, 2023, Light Up the Night for Students, presented by Comcast

The Festival of Dreams will be held on Saturday, April 29, 2023, at the Hilton Portland Downtown where we will light up the night for student success. Enjoy an incredible evening of moving storytelling from PCC alumni, students, and our new president, Dr. Adrien L. Bennings, as well as thrilling performances and activities. Dress up in your most imaginative gear and help connect students’ dreams to opportunity!

Saturday, April 29, 2023

5:30 p.m. | Cocktail reception
6:30 p.m. | Dinner program

Portland Hilton Downtown
921 SW 6th Avenue, Portland, OR

Purchase tickets

Join us for the Festival of Dreams and support PCC students by purchasing your tickets today. Tickets are $250 per guest.

Purchase tickets for the Festival of Dreams

Become a sponsor

Sponsorship opportunities for our 2023 gala are available. See more information or confirm a sponsorship. 

Festival of Dreams sponsorship opportunities

Registration for the Festival of Dreams closes on Thursday, April 13. Be sure to confirm your sponsorship or purchase your tickets by that date. For event or sponsorship inquiries, please contact Jenn Carpenter at foundationevents@pcc.edu or 971-722-4387.

Why support the Festival of Dreams?

PCC is the largest institution of higher education in Oregon. When you light up the night for student success, you help strengthen our region by making education accessible to all. Funds raised through this event will benefit the PCC Foundation’s scholarship program, including the Bridges to the Future Scholarship, an initiative created to dismantle barriers to education encountered by students from historically marginalized communities.

Unable to attend, but still want to be a part of the Festival of Dreams? Your gift makes a difference. Support PCC students and their dreams!

Presenting sponsor

Comcast logo

Silver sponsors

  • Intel logo
  • Miller Nash logo
  • NW Natural logo
  • The Standard logo
  • Trimet logo

Bronze sponsors


  • Andersen construction logo
  • Dragon golf logo
  • Greenbrier company logo
  • Lease Crutcher Lewis logo
  • Madden Industrial
  • US bank logo

Crystal sponsors

  • Dr. Adrien and Jonathan Bennings
  • The City of Portland, WABT
  • Françoise Bourdonnec and Ron Story
  • College Housing Northwest
  • GBD Architects
  • JE Dunn Construction
  • Christina and Nathan Kline
  • Jennifer and Aaron Monnig
  • OnPoint Community Credit Union
  • Rowena Paz Norman and Luke Norman
  • Providence Oregon
  • PSU Foundation | PSU
  • Barbara Raz-Neu
  • Sellwood Consulting LLC
  • Walsh Construction Co.
  • Chris and Chelsea Williams

Supporting sponsors

  • Dr. Katy Ho
  • Dr. Heather Lang
  • Metropolitan Land Group
  • PacificSource Health Plans
  • Director Dan Saltzman and Liz Burns
  • Stoel Rives LLP