PBS News Hour features, Bridge Meadows!

April 16, 2014
In recent months, Bridge Meadows was honored to host Catherine (Cat) Wise, Producer from PBS News Hour, as she prepared a story on innovative housing options for elders.
The PBS News Hour piece features Portland, Oregon’s own Bridge Meadows – a unique and innovative multi-generational community designed to bring together three generations: adoptive parents, foster children, and elders – helping each to find a true home built with love and the shared vision of a better tomorrow.BM family

If you missed the original episode, which aired originally on April 15th, on our local PBS station, OPB, during the News Hour program from 7 to 8pm, you can still watch the broadcast on their website at http://www.pbs.org/newshour/videos/ 

A heartfelt congratulations to Bridge Meadows from the team at Benefit Auctions 360 on this segment! Your role within our community to provide a stable, loving home for foster children, support for adoption, and continued opportunities for elders to have a sense of community and purpose is inspiring, and we’re so honored to work with you!


TADA! It’s Portland Institution for Contemporary Art!

April 11, 2014

The Portland Institute for Contemporary Art (PICA) is happy to present their annual gala, TADA! Join PICA on Saturday, April 12th, from 6-10pm at The Bindery Annex Building at 2117 NE Oregon Street for an evening of creatively curated fundraising fun!


Attendance at TADA! supports the power of artists, the significance of contemporary art, and the profoundly powerful presence of Portland Institute for Contemporary Art! For nearly 19 years, PICA has connected our community with some of the most groundbreaking work by artists throughout the region and around the world. Help PICA continue to make these connections during PICA’s annual benefit party TADA!

Actress, Robin Wright, star of the highly acclaimed American political drama television series, House of Cards, serves as this year’s Honorary Chair,

Robin Wright

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Portland’s own Byron Beck serves as the evening’s Auction EmceeByron Beck alongside Auctioneer, Johnna Wells, and together, they’ll lead guests through a uniquely PICA driven auction and event that features some of the hottest auction packages to ever cross the auction block!

Packages include:

VIP treatment with House of Cards!

A trip to Art Basel in Miami – the world’s premier international art show for Modern and contemporary works!

An extraordinary getaway to the Ace Hotel in London

Several PICA infused packages like, Critical Mascara, TBA, and More!

To attend this iconic event, and explore opportunities to showcase deserving support for PICA,
Contact the TADA! Team at 503-242-1419 or tada@pica.org



A Powerful Night for Girls Inc.

April 7, 2014

Johnna AuctioningThe 9th Annual Power of the Purse, in support of Girls Inc. was a dynamite night of fundraising, exceeding their revenue goals! High energy, high octane support catapulted this auction and event to the next level!

Timber Joey was there to support the purse donated by the Portland Thorns as well as to showcase his support for Girls Inc. Watch Timber Joey’s recap of Power of the Purse HERE!

The top seller of the night, was a beautifully designed purse made by Ellington Handbags and inspired by Delta Airlines Pilot, Jen Peri. It’s unique aviator style and aerodynamic shape, as well as exotic metallic leather, red interior, and metal hardware were just like an airplane. Included inside the purse was a complimentary clutch and accompanying wallet, as well as two round-trip business elite tickets to Europe, courtesy of Delta Airlines.

Jen Peri

Girls Inc. Girl Tess and Pilot Jen PeriOne of very few female pilots for Delta Airlines, Jen Peri is certainly a strong, smart and bold leader within the aviation field. Jen grew up in a family of pilots, and when she was 27 she was one of the youngest women to be hired as a Delta Airlines Pilot. Jen took Girls Council member, Tess, on a tour of a Delta Airlines plane at PDX.


Girls Inc. of NW Oregon encourages and inspires girls to be strong, smart and bold. With such an amazing night of support, this organization will continue to partner with girls like Tess, and show her that when it comes to dreams, the sky truly is the limit! For more information on Girls Inc./Power of the Purse or to showcase your direct support for Girls Inc. please visit their website, call their office 503-230-0054 or email them at info@girlsincnworegon.org