In Defense of Animals
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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!

The exclusive University Club is located at 1225 SW 6th Avenue, Portland OR  97204.  Google Maps

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!


Meet your friends and enjoy an evening of elegance and entertainment - 
all for the chimpanzees of Sanaga-Yong Rescue Center!

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 Noiror 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 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! 

Zulu Nyala Private Reserve Safari & Resort

Willamette Valley Vineyards Wine Tour & Tasting

W Seattle Hotel & TRACE Restaurant

Painting by Tic

The Reserve Vineyards & Golf Course

Holland America Line Caribbean or Mexico Cruise

Artists Repertory Theatre

Hotel deLuxe, Portland Oregon

Maryhill Winery Tour & Tasting

Distiller for a Day at Seattle Distilling Company 

Sunriver Cabin near Bend, Oregon

Dorothy Painting by Margaret Parkinson / Photo by Brian Smale

Suncadia Resort, Cle Elum Washington

Tour of Chimpanzee Sanctuary Northwest, Cle Elum Washington

The Riverhouse, Bend Oregon

Tour of Chimps, Inc, Bend Oregon

The Ocean Lodge, Cannon Beach Oregon

St. James's Club, Antigua Caribbean

Catered Dinner with Dr. Sheri Speede and Sarah Baeckler Davis

Elk Cove Vineyards Tour & Tasting

El Dorado Resort, Chapala Mexico

Lighthouse Farm Sanctuary, Scio Oregon

Howard Hinsdale Cellars

SakeOne Distillery Tour & Tasting

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