DePreist Award for Excellence

The 2019 DePreist Award for Excellence is Sold Out.

2019 DePreist Award for Excellence


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September 5, 2019

5:30 PM - COCKTAIL RECEPTION

7:00 PM - DINNER & AWARD PRESENTATION


Cocktail Attire
Event day details will be sent directly to registrants.

Embracing a Culture of Philanthropy


Honoring

Arlene Schnitzer

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.

The event, now in its 18th year, includes hundreds of business, community and philanthropic leaders as guests and features passed hors d’oeuvres, wine, seated gourmet dinner, entertainment, and more. The evening begins at 5:30 p.m. with a reception followed by dinner and the award presentation at 7:00 p.m.

The net proceeds of the event further VOA Oregon’s mission “to change lives by promoting self-determination, building strong communities, and standing for social justice.”

Thank you to our sponsors!

Cornerstone Sponsor

Benefactor Sponsor

KGW Channel 8

Media Sponsor

Pamplin Media Group


Equity Sponsor

Table Sponsor



PAST HONOREES INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING RESPECTED COMMUNITY LEADERS:


2018 Gertrude Boyle

2017 Gwyneth Gamble Booth

2016 Gary Maffei

2015 Reverend William Beauchamp, CSC

2014 Al and Nancy Jubitz and Victor Atiyeh, Lifetime Achievement Award to Bernie & Bobbie Foster

2013 Award for Excellence Intel Foundation

2012 Greg Chaillẻ

2011 Richard and Carilyn Alexander and Lifetime Achievement Award to Former Governor Victor G. Atiyeh

2010 Tom Kelly

2009 Marta and Ken Thrasher 2000 James and Ginette DePreist

2008 Joan and Ken Austin

2007 Joyce and Bill Furman

2006 George Passadore

2005 Jordan Schnitzer

2004 Sho Dozono

2003 Jean Vollum