2010 We Will Miss You

Posted on January 31st, 2011 in Uncategorized By now we’ve all packed up the last of our holiday decorations, tucked away our winter wardrobes and lamented on the fact that Clementine season is almost at a close. Those of us that made New Years resolutions have either kept them….or not…..and most of us are looking forward to this Sunday where we’ll don our comfiest attire and cozy up to some chips, dip and brew for the collision of athleticism and comical commercials otherwise known as the Superbowl. Before you dash out to order your pair of pajama jeans (free gray crew neck while supplies last!) we would like to just take a moment to sum up 2010.

Each and every year the ladies of Leve work hard for a bigger, better and brighter Charity Ball and this year was no accept ion. From start to finish it has been a fantastic ride and our sincerest thanks go out to the following for being a part of it all.

Dustin Cook-the one and only DJ Nomsayn

Benny Christiansen-our wonderful photographer

Zach Putnum-our hero and all around computer genius and filmmaker

Disjecta & Bryan Sureth-thank you for venue space

Zest Floral & Event Design-Hailey you’re downright the coolest

Lindsay Alecson-the creative cat who whisked up our fab invitations

Manimalhouse, Mark & Brody-our live band who set the night off right!

Luie Martin del Campo-Our sound guy who always lends us a hand!

Ponzi Winery-your support throughout the year has been amazing

North 45-those sliders were such a hit, thank you so much for helping us out!

Bunk Bar, Zupans, Pedal Kettle and Elephants-we thank you for such kind donations.

Deschutes Brewery and Bend Distillery-it meant so much to have you be a part of our event.

The wonderful items donated to us for our Auction and Raffle were made possible through the generosity of these fine people: Sean McMenamin (McMenamins), Jared Moe (Widmer Brewing), Kelly Johnson (Umpqua National Bank), Wendy Farjami (Tribe Hair Studio), Chris Pew (Trew Gear), Shana Freimark (Sweet Pickle’s Design), Bryan Steelman (Por Que No), Kevin Cradock (Mississippi Studios), Shannon Frischknecht (Jeff Sanders Promotions), Melissa Wilson (Garden Vineyard), Ali Norwood (Columbia Sportswear), Britney Renner (Nike Inc), Ryan O’Meara (Wildwood Golf Course), Suzanne Hein (Lexi Dog), Joe Vaughn (INDIGO @ twelve|west), Kent Thies, Allan Zee (Allan Bruce Zee Fine Art Photography), Barb Borovicka & Cheryl Petrie (Lakeside Home and Gift), Brad Macomber (Element), Greg Houser, Adam Blank (William-Sonoma), Yoon Cho (Mio Sushi), Tom Templeton, Vanessa Authier (Adidas), Maddie Thies, Joe Cleary (Bar Mingo), Kirsten Gunst (Kirsten Gunst Jewelry), Juli Dobson, Jane Wynn (Wynn Designs).

Okay, one last thank you…..it’s a big one….Thank you to Regina Ellis and all of the amazing/gifted/stupendous/marvelous heroes over at the Children’s Cancer Association. You welcomed us into your family and we wish you all the success and happiness in 2011. We feel deeply that the work you do is dramatically changing lives and are honored to have partnered with you for 2010.

Last but most certainly not least, we would like to thank everyone who came to our event or who donated to it. We were able to raise $37,000 for the Children’s Cancer Association, the most we’ve ever raised to date. There were over 500 precious Portlanders who came….we hope to see you all again next year! We were also able to raise another $6,500 for our venue Disjecta, who are also a non-profit dedicated to providing essential resources for artists to create and exhibit their work.

Next up we’ll be heading to the coast for our annual board retreat, electing new board positions and deciding on our 2011 non-profit partner.  Busy as little bees!

*you can check out pics from our 7th Annual Charity Ball here, feel free to tag away!!!

Salud!