May 30th ~ Join Us and Explore ~ Connect ~ Protect!
Step into the enchanting Mbargue Forest of Cameroon.
Gaze into the eyes of our kindred.
Learn their story.
Understand their plight.
Please join Dr. Sheri Speede and friends Friday, May 30th from 5-10pm at the prestigious and historic University Club.
Let us transport you to the jungles of Africa to experience the culture, community and chimpanzees who are the soul of Sanaga-Yong Rescue Center.
$75 includes drinks, vegan dinner and dessert prepared by Executive Chef Damian LaBeaux who uses local sustainable products to create innovative and delicious, globally inspired cuisine.
Enjoy an African experience including fun, friends, authentic artwork, interactive displays and the opportunity to bid on exciting new live auction items that will take you around the world!
Go on a virtual tour of the sanctuary, visit the forest, meet the staff, experience life with the chimpanzees and share IDA-Africa's efforts toward conservation and the community!
Enjoy charming Fundraising Auctioneer, Laura Michalek, and bring home a piece of Africa or experience it all in person with a once in a lifetime African Safari!
Please help us welcome Brian Miskimins, Portland's Weather and Traffic Anchor for KOIN-TV (CBS), as this year's Emcee for the 2014 Gala! We are very excited that he will join us in celebrating the chimpanzees of Sanaga-Yong Rescue Center!
Business-casual or semi-formal attired encouraged.
Benefit tickets are $75 in advance and $100 at the door.
Raffle tickets are $20 each or three for $50.
A VIP table for eight is $600 and for six is $450, and includes premium seating and a special gift from IDA-Africa!
Raffle: Select a Romantic Two Night Stay at a Charming Cabin on Mt. Hood, a Private Wine Tour and Tasting for Four at Apolloni Vineyards with a Complimentary Bottle of their Estate Pinot Noir, or a Kindle Fire HD!
Per Oregon law only residents of Oregon can participate in the raffle.
Parking: Parking for guests of the University Club is available in both the Unitus Building (diagonal from the Club) and the PacWest Center (Key Bank Tower), directly across 6th Avenue from the Club. The parking garage entrance to Unitus is on 5th Avenue, and the entrance to the PacWest garage is on Jefferson Street. Many street meters are available throughout the downtown corridor as well. The Club parking lot is for members only.
Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or 971-544-7772 for more information.
Thank you to the compassionate individuals and companies who have donated to our live and silent auction! Please preview some our exciting auction pieces!
Painting by Tic
Catered Dinner with Dr. Sheri Speede and Sarah Baeckler Davis