2023 ILLUMINATE Gala
Saturday, September 16, 2023
The Sentinel Hotel
614 SW 11th Avenue, Portland, Oregon
5:30 PM – Cocktail Hour and Live Music
6:30 PM - Cocktail Hour Ends
6:45 PM – Welcome and introduction from our Emcee, Joe V, and Executive Director, Brian Allbritton
7:00 PM - Live Auction by Misty Marquam
Please join us for an evening of dining and dancing as we celebrate over three decades of powering lives! The evening will feature a cocktail hour, live music, delicious Northwest cuisine, live auctions, and more!
Proceeds from the event will support Oregon Energy Fund’s mission to strengthen household stability by assisting Oregonians in financial crisis with their energy bills.
Power comes in many forms. What does yours look like?
We're seeking friendly and upbeat volunteers who will give the evening an extra jolt of fun! Roles include greeting guests, registration, and raffle sales. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more and sign up!
Do you represent a local business? Our live and silent auctions feature items from over 100 hotels, restaurants, stores, wineries, and vendors each year. Plug into the community movement and make an in-kind donation today!
Marquam Auction Agency
Misty Marquam, founder and Principal Auctioneer at Marquam Auction Agency, will be at the helm of the Gala’s live auction. A native Oregonian, reformed computer geek, foodie, and mother of two, Misty has been innovating FUNdraising since 2006 and is a World Wide College of Auctioneering graduate, a Benefit Auctioneer Specialist, a St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Fundraising Ambassador, and a member of the National Auctioneers Association. We are thrilled to have her back for another exciting fundraising event!
Joe Vithayathil (you can call him “Joe V”) is the feature reporter for Fox 12’s Emmy-Award winning Good Day Oregon. We are thrilled to have Joe V return as an emcee for the Illumiate live auction. Joe’s #1 job is “Dad," and he and his wife Jenny are the proud parents of two daughters: Siena and Josie. The Vithayathils love to visit many of the Portland area’s favorite restaurants and enjoy taking road trips to see the incredible sights of the Pacific Northwest.
The Sentinel Hotel
614 SW 11th Avenue
Portland, OR 97205
Portland’s most storied hotel will provide an elegant backdrop for our event with catering from in-house restaurant Jake’s Grill. Please note that there is no parking onsite; however, there are several parking garages in the area as well as ample street parking. If you are taking public transit, there are numerous bus, MAX, and streetcar stops within a few blocks of the venue.
Nearby Parking Garages
2023 Auction Donors