DePreist Award for Excellence
September 5, 2019
5:30 PM - COCKTAIL RECEPTION
7:00 PM - DINNER & AWARD PRESENTATION
Event day details will be sent directly to registrants.
Embracing a Culture of Philanthropy
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!
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