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Special Events

Cascadia Behavioral Healthcare offers a variety of donor-related events that are wonderful opportunities to engage with Cascadia and other community members who share in our goal to improve the quality of life for all Oregonians.

We invite you to join us for special events, lectures, tours, partner events, networking receptions, donor appreciation engagements, the annual Gala, HEART giving circle reception, and other donor recognition events.

If you are also interested in hosting events in your venue, are a business looking to partner with Cascadia, or you would like to host a donor event in your home, we’d love to hear from you! Email us today.


Transformation: Gala 2019

Join us for our third annual benefit in support of whole health care.

April 4, 2019    5:30 p.m.

Peter Corvallis Productions Warehouse in North Portland

A special evening featuring cocktail reception and dinner, music and art, special appeal, and A Culture of Caring Awards.

Tickets: $250 individual ticket; $2,500 Champion Circle Sponsorship (1 table of 10 guests)


Beth Burns

Hermann Colas, Jr

Chief Danielle Outlaw

MOsley WOtta, Emcee

Johnna Wells, Auctioneer

Tasha Miller, Singer/Songwriter

Metropolitan Youth Symphony

Art and Decor Curated by Joan Jasper

Chiki Nussbaumer | Chair

Beth Barker

Mark Bruns

Rico Bocala

Mary Bradshaw

Stephanie Brown

Meghan Caughey

Becky Paris Christie

Laura Cohen

Jeffrey Eisen

Janice Jacobs

Joan Jasper

Maggie Jonsson

Kelly Knivila

Evan Li

Kathy Swift

Deniz Tasdemir Conger

Sabina Trnjanin

Kellie VavRosky

Derald Walker

Sandra Wilborn

Past Events

Garlington Ribbon-Cutting

The Garlington Campaign Celebration & Ribbon Cutting Ceremony was held September 21, 2018, at the new Garlington Health Center.

You can read about the event in our press release.

Art At Garlington Unveiled

An unveiling of the art murals for the new Garlington Health Center was held on May 30, 2018.

Featuring works by artists Arvie Smith, Jeremy Okai Davis, Hilary Pfeifer.

Hosted at:
Stoel Rives LLP
760 SW 9th Ave #3000
Portland, OR 97205

A Culture of Caring 2018 Gala

A Culture of Caring, an annual benefit for Cascadia Behavioral Healthcare supporting whole health care & affordable housing solutions in Portland, was held Thursday, April 5 at Peter Corvallis Productions Warehouse in Portland.

Kay Toran
Reverend T. Allen Bethel
Darrell Grant


Aurora Chorus Outreach Ensemble, Metropolitan Youth Symphony and other performances.

Catering by Art of Catering. Thank you to Apolloni Vineyards & Fort George Brewery.

Aurora Chorus Outreach Ensemble, Metropolitan Youth Symphony and other performances.

Catering by Art of Catering. Thank you to Apolloni Vineyards & Fort George Brewery.

Kellie VavRosky – Chair
Cupid Alexander – MC

Beth Barker
Jon Betlinski
Becca Biggs
Mary Bradshaw
Meghan Caughey
Deniz Tasdemir Conger
Kristen Connor
Chris D’Arcy
Jeffrey Eisen
Joni Hartmann
Janice Jacobs
Joan Jasper
Maggie Jonsson
Teri Karren-Keith
Angela Kremer
Chiki Nussbaumer
Bobbie Regan
Sabina Trnjanin
Derald Walker
Sandra Wilborn
Alexandra Young

Beneficial State Bank
Bullard Law
Cambia Health Solutions
Colas Construction
Deniz & Austin Conger
Derald Walker & Chuck Weisser
Durham & Bates Insurance
Eames Consulting
Health Share of Oregon
Heritage Bank NW
Housing Development Center
Janice Jacobs
Jeffrey Eisen & Mark Bruns
Kaiser Permanente
Kellie & Tracy VavRosky
Legacy Health Services
Maggie & Scott Jonsson
Moss Adams
Dr. Paul Giger
Pacific Office Automation
Problem Gambling Solutions
Providence Health & Services
Radler White Parks & Alexander
Scott Edwards Architecture
Stoel Rives LLP
Volunteers of America
Wells Fargo Bank
Wyse Real Estate


Heart generates awareness of our shared goal to improve access to mental health care for all women while creating a circle of artists, storytellers, and supporters addressing issues of health, healing, and hope as they impact women’s lives.

2017 Gala: Bridging a Culture of Caring

With our heartfelt gratitude, we thank our 360 Gala guests whose generosity made it possible to set an exceptional record for our inaugural Gala – raising nearly $300,000. We are grateful for our sponsors, donors, guests, volunteers, and our community partners for joining us in our goal to open the new Garlington Health & Wellness Center in spring 2018.

Our Gala featured an incredible circle of Portland community members, supporters, volunteers, caregivers, artists and musicians who collectively Bridge a Culture of Caring throughout Portland. Thank you for creating a remarkable evening in support of mental health care, wellness and affordable housing for all!