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2018 Friend Raiser Celebrating 25 Years

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 $2.51 million for our 25th Friendiversary! Because of your generosity, we will be able to provide more youth like Briita, a program graduate whose stories you heard at Friend Raiser, with enriching interventions that build on their resilience and strength.

Paella & Pinot Party: Tickets available


Did you miss your chance to purchase admission to our annual Paella & Pinot Party?  Don’t worry, you can still attend! On Sunday, August 19th, join us for our 4th annual summer party at the beautiful Ponzi Winery in Sherwood. Take in the outstanding views while listening to the sounds of traditional Latin sounds of the musical duo, Seda. Watch the culinary craft of paella, being prepared onsite by Crown Paella. 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, August 19, 2018 • Buy your tickets here.

Celebrating Founder Duncan Campbell


Before the record breaking special appeal, Randy Corradine, whose siblings are program graduates, addressed the audience and Friends of the Children founder, Duncan Campbell. 

"Duncan, you created this… Everyone in the crowd tonight is here because of you. Everyone on this stage and peppered throughout this space is here because of you. In 25 years, you have impacted thousands of lives and because of the ripple effect, those impacted lives will impact tens of thousands more lives in the next 25 years.” — Randy Corradine, Director of Education & Equity at Friends of the Children - Portland

Read more HERE about this inspiring night.

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!


Thank You to Our Incredible Sponsors!