Dream Big and Bold to Celebrate 25 Years

March 24, 2015

“I Have A Dream” Oregon, was founded in 1990 to help low-income students succeed in school, college and career. They are mission control, to launch a generation of students on a determined path to school, career and contribution to the community. Last year our BA360 team joined “I Have A Dream” Oregon for a second straight year as fundraising partners; however in addition to fundraising consultation and auctioneer services our team took on an expanded role in event production and management. Dream Big 2014 was hosted by KGW’s Reggie Aqui and BA360 Principal Auctioneer, Johnna Wells. With over 600 guests, the event raised a record-breaking $425,000.

On November 5, 2015 “I Have A Dream” Oregon will celebrate 25 years of empowering students at their 7th signature event Dream Big. Join us at the Portland Art Museum to dream bigger and bolder in support of students from low-income communities.

For additional information on Dream Big 2015, please contact Kristin Mihalko, Director of Major Gifts & Corporate Relations at 503-287-7203 or kristinm@dreamoregon.org.

Bicycle Transportation Alliance: Invest in the Movement

May 30, 2014

This year, the Bicycle Transportation Alliance will once again be bringing the Alice Awards & Auction to Pure Space located in the Pearl. The event will be held this Saturday, May 31st, 2014.


Each year, the Bicycle Transportation Alliance hosts a party to celebrate the contributions made by citizens, businesses, and organizations and to raise some money to support the movement for better bicycling.

AliceWeb11Join us for the 19th annual Alice Awards & Auction to honor those who have made a significant impact on the bicycling movement, and to celebrate the Bicycle Transportation Alliance’s successes this past year.





LifeCycle Adventures trip for two

Experience Hawaii’s Big Island, California’s Wine Country, or the San Juan Islands on a private, five-day, custom bike tour for two. You choose the where (from the above options) and when, and Alaska Airlines will fly you and your guest there.

 Whether you want to enjoy Napa’s famous wine valleys, the redwood groves of Sonoma, the tropical paradise of the Big Island’s north end, or the forested hillsides of the San Juan Islands, LifeCycle Adventures will work with you to customize your trip based on what you want: how far you want to bike each day and what you want to see.

{Photo Cred: 2014 Backroads}

{Photo Cred: 2014 Backroads}

While you are out exploring by bike, LifeCycle Adventures will take care of all the logistics, including bed and breakfast accommodations, personal map briefings, and transporting your luggage from town to town. They’ll even provide you with a bike (either hybrid or road). If you happen to buy wine while out riding, they’ll collect it for you!

Listed by National Geographic as one of the their Best Outfitters on Earth, you know you’ll be in good hands, having the cycling vacation of your life.


To bid on this package, gain insight into other Live Auction packages featured in the upcoming Bicycle Transportation Alliance’s Alice Awards & Auction, or explore opportunities to showcase your direct support for the work of Bicycle Transportation Alliance, contact Title, Name, Phone Number, Email Address

Cascade AIDS Project to Celebrate 25 Years of ARTful Fundraising!

May 3, 2014

It has been said that “Art remains the one way possible of speaking the truth”, and the truth is, over 1,000 people will be gathering tonight at Portland’s Memorial Coliseum in dedicated support of Cascade AIDS Projects 25th Annual Art Evening & Auction!

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For 25 years, some of the most talented local and national artists have generously donated their works to the auction. A highly curated, and impressive showcase of acclaimed artists committed to speaking their truths through concept and medium. This year’s Live Auction  features seventeen captivating lots, including the exemplary work of  Dale Chihuly, Anna Skibska, and Tom Cramer to name a few. The funds raised thanks in part to featured artists, incredibly generous patrons of the arts, and fervent supporters of CAP, supports the vital advocacy, prevention and educational services and outreach CAP provides to thousands of Oregonians living with HIV/AIDS.

Got Game?! Show it off at this pub-style trivia contest for Open Meadow!

May 1, 2014

Tonight we join Open Meadow at Portland’s Left Bank Annex for their 4th Annual Got Game fundraising eventa pub-style trivia contest where guests can exercise their brains and brawn to create tremendous possibilities for young people in our community!

Got Game

Auctioneer, John Mayo will join host, Drew Carney of KGW for an unforgettable evening of comical Q & A to raise deserving funds for Open Meadow, an inspiring organization that has been making a difference in the lives of North Portland youth since 1971!

Open Meadow believes that strong, healthy communities provide pathways to success for everyone, and that education is central to creating these pathways. And at Open Meadow, education is the key to disrupting core issues of racism, poverty, and violence –  which serve as continuous barriers to success. Open Meadow focuses on young people: endowing them with the skills, power and hope to be agents of change in their communities. Investing in the education of every student motivates and empowers them to create the equitable communities we all deserve.

One such student, Eddie, featured in the incredibly inspiring video below, is proudly launching into a vibrant future thanks to the foundation of support he’s received from Open Meadow!

Offering a personalized educational experience for middle and high school youth, Open Meadow Schools develop connection, capability, and confidence in disconnected youth through relationship-based, quality learning experiences that result in academic, personal, and community success.


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

{Photo Credit: popwrapped.com }

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



masQuerade with Q Center

March 28, 2014

After having to reschedule their auction and event in February, due to Portland’s immense winter snow storm,  Q Center, in partnership with community supporter TheStandard, is poised to host their annual winter gala, masQuerade Midnight in the Garden of Good & Evil, on March 29 at Castaway.Q Cntr Gala March

Tickets to this event are sold out, but After Party tickets are still available! Come celebrate the amazing work Q Center does for the LGBTQ community.

Q Center’s mission is to provide a safe space to support and celebrate LGBTQ diversity, visibility and community building. They go above and beyond by offering programs and services in four core areas: Arts & Culture; Education & Training; Health & Wellness and Advocacy.  Support from the people of the Portland community is greatly appreciated as this organization is largely volunteer based, reaching anyone who needs what Q Center has to offer.

To gain insight into the Live Auction packages featured at the upcoming Q Center Winter Gala: masQuerade, or explore opportunities to showcase your direct support contact Event Coordinator, Kate Bowman, 503-234-7837, kate@pdxqcenter.org.


Surviving in Style with the Help of Red Cross Oregon

March 20, 2014

The American Red Cross Oregon Trail Chapter is pleased to present their Surviving in Style auction and event this Thursday night, March 20th at Castaway Portland in the Pearl.

{Photo Credit: Castaway Portland}

{Photo Credit: Castaway Portland}

Red Cross wants YOU to join them for a seat on the fashion runway in downtown Portland for their second annual Surviving in Style event, presented by Fred Meyer.


You’ll see and be seen sipping specialty cocktails, enjoying haute cuisine and bidding on swanky trips, entertainment and one-of-a-kind packages you won’t find anywhere else. Philanthropy is this season’s hottest trend. There is no better way to stay in style than by supporting this classic organization.

Here’s a little preview of a couple show stopping items you can purchase to chow your support for American Red Cross of Oregon!

Walk the Red Carpet

Play to the paparazzi on the red carpet entry to the 2014 Primetime Emmy Awards! You and a guest will travel on Southwest Airlines to glitzy Los Angeles where you will see and be seen in total style as you enjoy a seat to television’s biggest night live from the Nokia Theatre in downtown L.A. You’ll also get tickets to see the always hilarious Jimmy Kimmel Live on August 26 and Joan Rivers’ Fashion Police. So pick out your most stylish outfit, put on a beautiful pearl necklace from Springwater Jewelers and pick up your crystal clutch handbag and bracelet provided by Lake Oswego Jewelers, and get ready to be a star! A gift certificate for dinner will top off your night.

Emmy's Package



m29440111_155x106-oregon-trail-auction-10 Adventures near or far, you will walk away with a great package all the while showing your support for a great organization! Spend a week on a South African Safari experiencing wildlife at it’s finest


If you’d rather stay close, another great package– Touring Portland in Style!

the-famous-white-stagAnd it truly is everything Portland folks. Including tickets to several Portland sporting events, tickets to several theatrical and visual arts programs, as well as a high flying adventure over Mt. Hood. Eat at several local eateries and first hand see all that makes Portland such an amazing city.

To bid on either of these packages, or to view the entire Live Auction catalog featured in the upcoming Red Cross Surviving in Style Auction & Event, CLICK HERE. Or if you’d like to explore opportunities to showcase your direct support for the work of Red Cross Oregon Trail Chapter, contact Rene Contakos, Manager of Leadership Gifts, 503.528.5662, rene.cantakos@redcross.org



Celebrate: Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow with Catlin Gabel

March 14, 2014

Benefit Auctions 360 is proud to join Catlin Gabel School on Saturday, March 15 at the newly expanded urban event venue, Pure Space, located in the Pearl District.  Catlin Gabel’s event and auction, Celebrate: Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow, showcases the unique relationship between the students and teachers, creating a focus for the powerful relationship that teachers have with students throughout all areas of Catlin Gabel.

catlin logoCatlin Gabel’s Online Auction is open until March 17. View auction items and simply click to place your bid. For information on Live Auction packages featured in the upcoming Celebrate: Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow, or explore opportunities to showcase your direct support of Catlin Gabel School, contact Carroll Casbeer, Special Events Manager, at 503-297-1894 or casbeerc@catlin.edu.

Girls Inc., The Power of the Purse-o-nality!

March 11, 2014

Join Girls Inc. of Northwest Oregon at the Portland Hilton this Friday, March 14th to share a common thread of caring at this fundraising event that is sure to inspire, uplift and raise support for a dynamic organization that reaches out to the girls of NW Oregon.


 Girls Inc. inspires girls, ages 8-18, to be strong, smart, and BOLD! With gender-specific programs and research-based curriculum, Girls Inc. provides girls with the confidence and self-esteem to access a bright and economically-independent future. You go Girls Inc.!


PURSE-O-NALITY: Meleana Shim – Portland Thorns midfielder
DESIGNED BY: Spooltown

Keeping with their tradition, Girls Inc. is putting on The Power of the Purse Auction and Event this weekend! Featuring once again the highly acclaimed Power of the Purse “Boutique”, which will allow guests to to peruse the ware’s of some of Portland’s hottest boutique designers, including stumptown favorite’s Betsy & Iya, Ellington Handbags, AMiRA, and dozens more! After guests and Girls Inc. supporters have shopped ’till they drop in the Purse Boutique, they’ll have the chance to raise their paddles in the Live Auction on fourteen signature purses that have been created by Portland’s hottest local designers in partnership with some of our communities strong, smart, and bold female Purse-o-nalities!

With fourteen Purse-o-nalities featured in this year’s Live Auction, the real girls of Girls Inc. will strut their stuff on the runway, showing off these unique, one-of-a-kind purses, each of which include several extra “goodies” to sweeten the deal to ensure you can add some Purse-o-nality to your future plans!  Feel like taking a trip to Europe? This year’s Ellington Hand Bag features 2 round-trip tickets direct to Amsterdam, courtesy of Purse-o-nality & Delta Air Lines Pilot, Jen Peri!


DESIGNER: Christina Castillo


PURSE-O-NALITY: Anais Tuepker
DESIGNER: Emily Katz

To bid on these purses, and show Girls Inc. that we stand by them and support their mission to inspire young girls to be STRONG, SMART and BOLD, or explore opportunities to showcase your direct support for the work of Girls Inc. of NW Oregon, contact Benna Gottfried, Development Director, 503.230.0054 x3,  Benna@girlsincnworegon.org



An Evening of Decadence in Celebration of Our House!

March 7, 2014

Though many have tried to bottle that “formula”, that “magic”, that “je ne sai quoi” that turns a fundraising event into something extraordinary, something momentously memorable and authentic, it can often be hard to capture. Like catching lightning in a bottle. 


Strive to capture that lightning in a bottle!  {Photo Credit – Hamaliel}

Our friends at Our House however have their finger on the pulse of what moves their donors and catapults their patrons interests and support to a new level, and they showcase this innate ability to connect with the Portland community during their annual fundraising auction and event!

Our House has been part of the Portland community since 1988, inspiring people with HIV/AIDS to live well, by providing healthcare, housing, and other vital services to low-income people living with HIV/AIDS.


On Saturday, March 8, 2014, they will once again capture that “lightning in a bottle”, as they open the doors of the Portland Art Museum for one of the most highly anticipated auction and events of the year, “Decadence”, an evening celebrating the roaring 20’s and the inspiring work of Our House.

Event Logo Photo

We are so incredibly honored to join Our House and their entire team, alongside Event Chair – Gregg Macy, Master of Ceremonies – Dale Johannes, and the Portland community during this unforgettable evening of decadent indulgence and loving support for an organization that we hold close to our heart.

To explore opportunities to showcase your direct support for the work of Our House, contact Development Director, Andrew Tweedie503-595-6126, atweedie@ourhouseofportland.org, and Associate Director of Development, James Lindquist, 503-595-6121, jlindquist@ourhouseofportland.org.