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  • About the DePreist Award for Excellence

    About the DePreist Award for Excellence

    The DePreist Award for Excellence was established in 2000 to honor the contributions of the late Oregon Symphony Maestro James “Jimmy” DePreist and his wife Ginette to the Portland community. “The DePreists remind us of the importance of service to others as well as the value of the arts in our community,” said Kay Toran, President/CEO of Volunteers of America Oregon. Last year's event honored well-known Portland leader Gary Maffei and featured former NBC anchor and Today show host (and Oregon native) Ann Curry as keynote speaker.

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    2017 DePreist Award for Excellence

    Now in its 16th year, this year's event takes place on Thursday, September 7, 2017 at the Portland Art Museum from 5:30 - 9:00 p.m. and includes hundreds of Portland metro area (and beyond) business, community, and philanthropic leaders as guests and features passed hors d'oeuvres, wine, gourmet dinner, entertainment, and more. VOA Oregon is proud to announce Gwyneth Gamble Booth as the honoree for 2017. Past honorees include the following respected community leaders. Click on the link below to purchase tickets, a table, or to sponsor the event.

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    A Summer Soiree: A Benefit for the Family Relief Nursery

    Thank you for joining us at A Summer Soiree. The event was a huge success and we had a fabulous time connecting and celebrating with you. Your support of the Family Relief Nursery is making a profound impact in the lives of the most vulnerable and reducing the risk of child abuse and neglect.