BEND, Ore. - The 21th Annual Gala at The Riverhouse, the annual fundraiser produced by The Riverhouse Hotel and the Central Oregon Visitors Association, raised just over $195,665 at Monday night's Gala to benefit Boys and Girls Clubs of Central Oregon.
This year's Gala was full of excitement as nearly 500 attendees enjoyed a five-course gourmet dinner, bid on an exciting mix of silent auction items, entered raffles to win exotic vacations and one-of-a-kind jewelry, and were entertained by the featured guest speaker: Former NBA and Oregon State Basketball player A.C. Green.
Major sponsors included The Riverhouse, Central Oregon Visitors Association, Horizon Broadcasting Group, Maybelle Clark Macdonald Fund, Wells Fargo, Columbia State Bank, Central Oregon Truck Company, Les Schwab Tires, Nosler and The Bulletin.
The Gala at The Riverhouse has been a solid fundraising event in the community for the past 21 years.
The Central Oregon Visitors Association in partnership with The Riverhouse produces the entire event from preliminary beneficiary selection through donation procurement, ticket sales, and volunteer support for the evening of the event.
The Riverhouse also completely donates all the food and beverage, facility, and labor for the night of the event; thereby ensuring that 100% of ticket sales directly benefit the selected charity.
The Gala remains one of the most successful charity events in Central Oregon, and it continues to help local non-profits in a meaningful way year after year. Since its inception, this annual event has raised over $1.95 million for local non-profit organizations.
Proceeds from Monday night's Gala benefited Boys and Girls Clubs of Central Oregon. For 18 years, Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Oregon has been transforming young people's lives and enriching our community. The Clubs offer a variety of high impact, affordable programs that enable at-risk youth to mature into productive, caring, and responsible adults.
Founded 21 years ago, the Gala has raised money in support of many local non-profit organizations including: Grandma's House, Sparrow Clubs, KIDS Center, Family Resource Center, Ronald McDonald House, Every Kid Fund, Deschutes Children's Foundation, Tower Theater, Cascade Youth and Family Center, Habitat for Humanity, Volunteers in Medicine and Heart of Oregon Corp.