Levé is still reeling from our unforgettable 12th Annual Charity Ball, which took place on Saturday, December 12, at Splash! Worldwide in Portland. The rain outside didn’t stop over 350 Levé members, friends and community partners from partying to support New Avenues for Youth (NAFY). Charity Ball guests were treated to complimentary champagne until 8pm along with conversation, dancing and merriment throughout the evening. For the first time ever, Charity Ball featured a VIP lounge sponsored by Buffalo Trace. VIP guests enjoyed Buffalo Trace infused-bourbon tastings, a private bar and lounge area, complimentary drinks and appetizers (including a decadent chocolate fountain with marshmallows!), and special VIP goodies.
This year, Levé made some big changes that elevated the impact of Charity Ball. Our raffle prizes and silent auction were bigger and better than ever! The introduction of mobile bidding allowed party-goers to easily buy raffle tickets, bid on auction items from their smartphones, see if they’d been outbid, and receive helpful bid updates without interrupting their ability to eat, drink and be merry. Congratulations to our silent auction winners and, of course, to the proud new owners of our boozy raffle prizes that included a large collection of wine, beer or whiskey. We think they’ll be stocked for a while!
This year has gone by quickly and we’re so honored to have partnered with New Avenues for Youth while supporting their mission to end youth homelessness. Thank you to everyone who attended Charity Ball and contributed this year. If you’d like to learn more about Levé, please drop us a line at info@Levé-nw.org. See you next year!