Thanks for joining us for Ignite: Get Engaged!

| October 7, 2013 | Comments (0)

Thank you for joining us for IGNITE: Get Engaged!

Click here to watch our Get Engaged video from Ignite!

This year’s Ignite was our most successful gala in Basic Rights Oregon’s history! Over 950 guests gathered at the Portland Art Museum to celebrate LGBT equality and demonstrated stellar support for Basic Rights and the freedom to marry with gifts totaling over $460,000!

Thank you to our generous donors, to this year’s Ignite Co-Chairs, Robert Goman & Stephen Marc Beaudoin, and to the volunteer planning committee who made it all possible!


 Click here for more photos of Ignite – Get Engaged! by:

Byron BeckMarty DavisSalamander & Co. and Mark Levine

 Have questions about Ignite? Please contact Jack MacNichol at 503-683-2046 or

A big thank you goes to Governor John Kitzhaber for helping to set an exciting tone for the night with his inspiring words. We also need to thank Gregory Gourdet of Departure and the Nines Hotel for hosting us for an incredible after-party! Thank you to Ann Schatz and Courtenay Hameister, our exceptional emcees for the evening. And let’s not forget our generous sponsors and our amazing volunteers – we thank you so much for your dedication and support of our work for equality!

We also want to thank our special guest performers for Ignite: the Arnica String Quartet from Melegari Chamber Players, special guest poet and spoken word artist Samiya Bashir, Oregon Symphony bassoonist Evan Kuhlmann, and singers from the Portland Opera, Portland Vocal Consort, Oregon Repertory Singers and friends. 

And a huge thank you to our amazing Sponosrs and Table Hosts!

Liberty Circle
Morel Ink
Passadore Properties

Equality Circle
Absolut Vodka
Davis Wright Termaine
Jeff Heatherington
Key Bank
Legacy Health
Oregon Education Association
Stoel Rives LLP
The Boeing Company
The Standard

Justice Circle
Enterprise Rent A Car
Fred Meyer
Lane Powell PC
McDonald Jacobs
Moda Health
New Seasons Market
Oregon Nurses Association
Portland General Electric
PQ Monthly
Samantha Swaim Fundraising
The Portland Trail Blazers
U. S. Bank
Vibrant Table
Wells Fargo

Freedom Circle
Perkins Coie
Tonkon Torp
Northwest Health Foundation
National Gay and Lesbian Task Force
Portland State University
Providence Health & Services
Rose City Rollers

Table Host
Al Glowasky
Al Machemehl & John Harrell
Beckie Lee & Aisling Coghlan
Bob Speltz & Dwight Adkins
Cliff Davidson & Andy Sfeir
David Martinez
Debbie Burke & Rich Durant
Donald Falk & Harold Rains
Doug Davault & Clark McDonald
Doug Sparks & Casey Bass
Dr. Robert Lusk and Christopher Bailey
Gregg Macy & Eric Steinhauser
Gus Van Sant
Gwenn Baldwin & Judith Gray
Jason Zidell & Crystal Lamb
Jeana Frazzini & Collin McFayden
Lewis & Clark College
Lisa Hunefeld & Ann Schatz
Nancy & Mike Phillips and Jennifer & Carter MacNichol
Portland Public Schools and Jon Isaacs
Rachel DeRosia, Shane Abma & Nicolas Ball
Robert Goman & Stephen Marc Beaudoin
Robin Castro & John Halseth
Terry Bean
Travel Portland
V & B Philanthropy
Val Solorzano


Because Basic Rights Oregon lobbies elected officials for equal rights and works to influence legislation and political campaigns that help promote equality and defend rights, tickets to IGNITE are not tax-deductible.







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