Formed in 1994, the Parkrose Educational Foundation is an independent 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization.
14th Annual Dinner Auction Review:
Our 14th annual event, Bloom Where You're Planted, was held April 22nd at the Portland Airport Sheraton. We welcomed new auctioneer Patrick Siver and welcomed back Scott Tom as our MC and musicman! The highlight of the evening was raising $14,000 for the Gateway Program which supports our district's homeless students. Dessert Dash raised over $2000 (a new record) and the conga line made it's return to end a successful evening. Thank you to our event sponsors, FEI Thermo Fisher Scientific, PNWFCU, Parkrose Faculty Association and those that bought ad space in our catalog, Les Schwab, Dull Olson Weekes IBI, Elmers, The Outer Rim, Bistro 23, Friends of Outdoor School and the Parkrose School Board. Click here for pictures.
13th Annual Dinner/Auction Review:
Peace signs and beads were a groovy addition to our 13th annual auction on April 16, 2016 at the Portland Airport Sheraton. Peace, Love, Parkrose was celebrated as we raised over $40,000 with $10,000 going toward our special appeal bid of Outdoor School. With new auctioneer, Mitch Lambley, and new MC, Mike Verhulst, the evening included the fabulous dessert dash, a new golf scratch-it game and lots of fun as guests dresses in their finest Hippie apparel. Live auction highlights were a weekend in a beach home, Maryhill wine tasting, Country Music festival tickets and Widmer Beer for a year! Thank you to all who attended and special thanks to our sponsors and those who bought ads; Parkrose Faculty Association, Elmers, PNWFCU, Mid-county Memo, DOWA-IBI, FEI and Outdoor School for All. Click HERE for Mid-county Memo and community pictures.
12th Annual Dinner/Auction Review:
We 'Escaped to Paradise' on April 11, 2015 with a record number of pre-sold tickets! Over 200 community members gathered at the Airport Sheraton to dash for yummy desserts and bid on fabulous silent and live auction items. Parkrose students will certainly benefit from the $9000 raised during the Special Appeal Bid for the District Music Educators and the $51,000 gross proceeds from the event. Click HERE for Mid County Memo pictures from this year's auction. Please support and thank our generous sponsors: Parkrose Faculty Association, Duck Pond Cellars, Elmers Restaurant, Emerick Construction, Todd Construction, DOWA-IB Architects, Miller International Jewelers, FEI, IBEW 48, Mid County Memo, Pacific Northwest Federal Credit Union, Port of Portland, University of Western States, Fort Knox Mini Storage, Bistro 23, Les Schwab, YoCream and the fabulous Parkrose community.
11th Annual Dinner/Auction Review:
We went 'Back to the Future' on April 12, 2014 and raised over $43,000 with $7,000 of it for Dream Builders, our special appeal bid benefiting Parkrose counselors and carreer exploration. An exciting new location, the Airport Sheraton, provided scrumptious food and lots of room for our silent auction. Live auction packages included four nights in Mexico with a personal Parkrose guide, wheels from Bob Brown Tire Factory, a Murder Mystery dinner at Forest Hall in Bridal Veil, a mexican fiesta provided by school board member Erick Flores, tickets to the Pendleton Round Up and a package of twelve mystery dates! To see pictures, click here.
Special thanks to our generous sponsors Emerick Construction, Elmers Restaurant, Demorest Family Foundation, PNWFCU, Dull Olson Weekes, Mid County Memo, Heery International, the Parkrose Faculty Association, Jason Zwick State Farm Insurance and George C. Reinmiller and Associates.
10th Auction/Dinner In Review:
Celebrating a decade of dedication to Parkrose students, 'Denim & Diamonds' was a hit! Held April 27th 2013 at the Airport Holiday Inn, we were able to raise almost $10,000 for AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination). That money will be used, among other things, for college field trips. Some of the auction items included a 5 foot tall custom made bird feeder, a flower bouquet a month for a year, Michael Allen Harrison Concert at the Historic Roadhouse in Corbett, a compound archery bow and custom crafted diamond jewelry. No auction is complete without the fun dessert dash and heads and tails game!
Thank you to everyone who contributed or purchased an item at this year's auction. Special thanks to our sponsors Mid County Memo, Bradford's, Elmers, Pacific NW Federal Credit Union, US Bank, LEAP (Life Education for Adults of Parkrose), Dowa and the Historic Parkrose Revival project.
9th Auction/Dinner In Review
The 9th annual auction, 'Building Strong Foundations for Parkrose Students', was held April 28, 2012 at the Airport Holiday Inn. Some of the live auction highlights included the always popular Feeding Frenzy, tickets to Seahawks, Timbers and Mariner games, golf with Jerome Kersey, Disneyland tickets and a Roadhouse dinner at the home of Pat 'n Pat.
The evening was topped off by the Special Appeal bid of hand-held technology for all the schools, the Heads or Tails game and the yummy Dessert Dash.
We thank everyone who contributed to make this year's auction a huge success!
8th Auction/Dinner In Review
April 30, 2011 was the date for the 8th annual auction, 'Steppin' Out for Parkrose Students'. The live auction included a week at Eagle Crest, a Fender Stratocaster, the Taste of India dinner at the home of Sanjay Bedi, Mariners and Timbers tickets and golfing with Jerome Kersey.
The special appead bid of Parkrose Athletics was honored to receive a generous donation from Jerome Kersey and the Portland Trailblazers.
Thank you Parkrose community for all the donations that made this year's auction a big hit!
7th Auction/Dinner In Review:
The Auction was staged this year at the John Q Hammons Conference Center at the Portland Airport Holiday Inn on Saturday, April 25th. We were exited to try a new (yet familiar) venue for our 7th Annual event. In addition to the Debonairs, the Parkrose H.S. Jazz Band ensemble provided pre-Auction entertainment.
Incorporated into this years Auction was our first efforts to engage Alumni representing past PHS graduates, with special recognition to Class of 1969 and 1942 groups in attendance. We look forward to continuing our outreach to past students and hope other class representatives will join the fun next year.
Results of the 2010 Auction, again allowed us to maintain a $20,000 general grant budget. This year's appeal bid garnered $9859.50 in support of the Districts long term commitment to enhancing music centered opportunities for instrumental instruction and performance. A special appeal was also entertained in support of the 2010 Outdoor School Program, adding $2625.00 to the already extraordinary fundraising effort championed by the programs sponsors committed to offering an Outdoor School Program this year.
We are indebted to all of our sponsors, donors, and guests, who without their energy, time and enthusiasm in support of the Auction, we would not be successful. Thank you!!!
6th Auction/Dinner In Review
Considering the economic challenge faced by the entire community, we highly respect our donors commitment and the efforts of our volunteers to make the event a clear success.
Funds from the Auction are targeted for 2009-2010 grants and immediate purchase of new electronic teaching aids used in the classroom. The subject of our Appeal Bid was to acquire new student response monitoring tools that provide immediate feedback in gauging the understanding of points just made in that days instruction. This real-time assessment allows a teacher to place further emphasis on key points, while offering the ability to provide individual reinforcement.
Enhancing the educational experience of students in the District is the Foundations Mission. Support from donors makes that a reality. Please know you are contributing to the growth of students as future leaders in the community. Please join us again in 2010, as we take another step in that development!
5th Auction/Dinner In Review
The 2008 Parkrose Educational Foundation Auction was another big success with net proceeds of over $22,000 The Holiday Inn-Airport accommodated 225 guests bidding in both a silent and live auction format. An on site demonstration of a Prometheus Smart Board was a highlight of the Auction. $7,000 of the proceeds were dedicated to purchasing two Prometheus instruction tools for classrooms in the District. The use of this technology accommodates data base information access through the internet with visual display capabilities that advance the use of a traditional blackboard into the realm of current electronic technology.
The Foundation remains dedicated to advancing the educational experience of students with the District and will using proceeds from the Auction to grant a variety of funding requests over the next year.
Our Auction Committee is busy getting organized for next year, with the Auction planned for Saturday, April 25th, 2009. We are grateful to the support we receive from local businesses, donors throughout the region and volunteers that make the Auction possible. Please make your plans to attend next years Auction!!!
4th Auction/Dinner In Review
The 2007 auction was an incredibly successful event. The 4th Annual Parkrose Educational Foundation Dinner & Auction that was held on April 28 exceeded our fund raising expectations! Because of your donation Parkrose schools and students will be able to access the extra financial resources they will need throughout the 2007-2008 school year.
This year we exceeded last years net of $22,000. Also the Appeal Bid, dedicated to the New Sound of Achievement, which will fund amplification systems at Shaver and Prescott Elementary schools, received an amazing response from our supporters. $7,000 was raised for that one item, demonstrating your commitment to offering our students the best educational facilities possible.
Our donors and auction attendees will allow us to continue in our mission to enhance the educational experience of students in the District. Thank you for your dedication to our students and schools.
We are already setting our plans for next year and sincerely hope everyone will be participating in our 2008 Auction! We have slated this event for Saturday, April 26, so save the date!
3rd Auction/Dinner In Review
The 2006 Parkrose Educational Foundation Auction was another huge success. The event was staged at the Holiday Inn Portland Airport which provided a very accommodating venue for a charitable auction. In all, the Auction raised over $35,000 with $10,025 dedicated solely to the Promising Futures program a district-wide homeless student emphasis project.
150 attendees enjoyed the Ron Horton Band followed by an excellent dinner. The live auction was again hosted by our auctioneers, Pat n Pat Brothers and complemented by the DJ experience of Scott Thom KISN radio. The Hats off to Parkrose theme included a hat judging contest with lots of options to consider as many participated and everyone enjoyed the fun. One lucky guest won the opportunity to select one of the Live Auction items, before they went up for bid. They had purchased a $50.00 ticket for the chance at having their name drawn. Several of the choices before them were valued at over $1,500. Auction proceeds also help meet the Foundations commitment for grants requested by teachers, staff and students throughout the year.
The 2005-2006 grant budget was $10,000. By the end of the fiscal year more than $10,000 was awarded to various projects and activities throughout the District. We are looking forward to the 2007 Auction, Rolling out the Red Carpet for Parkrose Students!