2023 ILLUMINATE Benefit
A benefit to raise funds for energy assistance in Oregon
Saturday, September 16, 2023
Doors open at 5:30 PM
The Sentinel Hotel
614 SW 11th Avenue, Portland, Oregon
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!
Become a Sponsor
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Our sponsors are the juice in our batteries, the voltage in our power lines. Click above for a full list of sponsorship benefits and to purchase your sponsorship.
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!
instaPix NW Photo Booth
Get starry eyed in our Beneath the Stars-themed photo booth! InstaPix NW will be set up during the silent auction with props and an open air booth.
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
Smart Park – 730 SW 10th Ave – Enter on 10th Ave between Yamhill and Morrison
City Center Parking - 1080 SW Washington St - Enter on Alder between Park (9th) and 10th Ave
City Center Parking - 1201 Southwest Yamhill Street – Enter on 12th Ave between Yamhill and Morrison
2023 Auction Donors