Annual Gala Raises Over $288,000 in Support of DoveLewis
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November 16, 2012
Annual Gala Raises Over $288,000 in Support of DoveLewis Emergency Animal Hospital
Hundreds turn out to celebrate DoveAdore, sponsored by Bank of America
PORTLAND, Ore.—On Friday, November 9, more than 400 of Portland’s finest packed the house at the Portland Art Museum to raise funds for DoveLewis Emergency Animal Hospital.
The sold-out event brought in over $288,000 for DoveLewis’ Unrestricted Fund, which supports the hospital’s donor-funded community programs, including one of America’s largest volunteer-based animal blood banks, a nationally recognized pet loss support program, 24-hour stabilizing care for lost, stray, abused and wild animals, and financial assistance for low income families.
“The compassion and generosity of the Portland community never ceases to amaze me,” says Ron Morgan, DoveLewis Chief Executive Officer. “To sell out the event and see so many people turn out to support the work we do in the community is truly amazing. We couldn’t be happier.”
This year, the re-imagined gathering put a fashionable spin on the typical gala and featured a dinner, exhilarating live and silent auctions, and culminated with the outrageously popular Boutiques Unleashed fashion show for both ends of the leash. KPTV personalities Kimberly Maus and Wayne Garcia emceed the event which featured special runway celebrities; KGW’s Drew Carney, K103FM’s morning radio personalities Bruce Murdock, John Erickson and Janine Wolf, KOIN’s Jenny Hansson, and The Oregon Ballet Theatre’s Principal Ballerina Allison Roper. The night’s special surprise model, a six-month-old Nigerian Dwarf Goat named Azazyel, made a fashionable statement in a one-of-a-kind ensemble designed by Lifetime’s Project Runway winner Seth Aaron Henderson.
DoveLewis Emergency Animal Hospital, established in 1973 and based in Portland, Ore., is the only nonprofit, 24-Hour Emergency and Intensive Care Unit in the region. DoveLewis provides donor-funded programs to the community including one of the United States’ largest volunteer-based animal blood banks, a nationally recognized pet loss support program, 24-hour stabilizing care for lost, stray and wild animals and financial assistance for qualifying low-income families and abused animals. For more information, please visit dovelewis.org.