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Mayor's Ball raises $70,000 for nonprofit groups

Arts & Culture Foundation, Civic Theatre and HomePlate will use funds to support their Beaverton organizations.


SUBMITTED PHOTO - The Beaverton Mayor's Ball in February earned more than $70,000 for local nonprofits supporting the arts and homeless youth.The results are in: The annual Beaverton Mayor's Ball held at Nike earlier this year raised more than $70,000 for three local nonprofits.

The 2015 beneficiaries are the Beaverton Arts & Culture Foundation, HomePlate Youth Services and Beaverton Civic Theatre.

"We're so grateful for the outpouring of support the event received this year," said Mayor Denny Doyle. "Thanks to the generosity of many community members and partners, three wonderful nonprofits can continue their good work."

This year's event was held in February at the Nike Tiger Woods Center. More than 300 guests attended the sold-out event, which the city's Arts & Culture Foundation hosts in a partnership with other nonprofits.

There were 100 volunteers involved as well as 30 business sponsors and more than 50 individual and business donors.

Over the past seven years, the Mayor's Ball has raised more than $350,000 for local nonprofits.

Here's a bit more about the three nonprofits that benefit from this year's event:

• Beaverton Arts & Culture Foundation: Supports the Arts For Learning program for students in grades 3-5 in the Beaverton School District, provides college scholarships to outstanding visual and performing arts high school students, and leads the effort to secure an Arts and Culture Center in Beaverton.

• Beaverton Civic Theatre: A regionally award-winning community theatre that resides in the Beaverton City Library Auditorium, the Beaverton Civic Theatre is supported by more than 200 volunteers with a common interest in providing accessible quality theatrical experiences for the community. Volunteers range from theatre veterans to novices.

• HomePlate Youth Services: Washington County's only drop-in center and street outreach service for youth experiencing homelessness, it serves nearly 1,000 unduplicated youth annually through its drop-in centers and outreach services.

This year's Mayor's Ball sponsors included: Walmart, Lanphere Construction and Development and Bob Lanphere Enterprises, Harsch Investment Properties, Metropolitan Land Group, Reser's Fine Foods, Beaverton Foods, Biamp Systems, Ltd., Columbia Bank, Earl & Brown, Fregonese Associates, Frontier Communications, Gerding Edlen Development, Gramor Development, Inc., Henneberry Eddy Architectes, Howard S. Wright, Lease Crutcher Lewis, Leupold & Stevens, Inc., Mackenzie Architecture, Nike, Inc., Premier Community Bank, BlueCross BlueShield of Oregon, Rivermark Community Credit Union, The Standard, Waste Management, Galaxy Slight, Inline Commerical Construction, Beaverton Florists, Inc., Golden Valley Brewery and New Seasons Market.

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