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Friend Raiser Breaks Records

Thank You for your support!

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Thank you, everyone for attending our annual Friend Raiser. We are incredibly grateful for your tremendous support. Together, we raised a record $2.1 million! Because of your generosity, we will be able to provide more youth like Irisa and Rodrick, program graduates whose stories you heard at Friend Raiser, with enriching interventions that build on their resilience and strength.

Paella & Pinot Party: Tickets still available

Did you miss your chance to purchase admission to our annual Paella & Pinot Party?  Don’t worry, you can still attend! On Sunday, September 17, join Duncan, Cindy, and friends of Friends for a fantastic Paella and Pinot Party at the beautiful Ponzi Winery in Sherwood. Take in the outstanding views while listening to the sounds of traditional Flamenco, Latin, and Afro Cuban performed by musical duo, Seda. Watch the culinary craft of paella, being prepared onsite by the Portland Paella Project. Enjoy fun entertainment and wonderful wines with your friends.  

Tickets Include:

  • Paella dinner for two
  • Transportation provided from Portland & Lake Oswego
  • Ponzi wines served in commemorative wine glasses
  • Live entertainment by Seda

$400 per couple Sunday, September 17, 2017 • Buy your tickets here.

Irisa Is...

Irisa is an amazing young adult who took stories of struggle and, with the love and support of many caring adults while in Friends of the Children, re-wrote them into stories of hope, perseverance, and success. 

Did you know?

While experiencing a fun evening, rest assured that your contributions directly impact the youth in our program. Only $0.07 of every $1 raised goes towards event costs, making Friend Raiser one of the most efficient fundraising events in the nation!

Learn more about fundraising event costs.