2017 Gala – Danny Glover

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Having teachers and staff that actually cared about me and challenged me to set and achieve goals made all the difference. I was lost, they helped me find my real self.
Malachi Simnitt

Malachi
Graduate, Class of 2018

2016-03-14T15:19:08-07:00

Malachi
Graduate, Class of 2018

Malachi Simnitt
Having teachers and staff that actually cared about me and challenged me to set and achieve goals made all the difference. I was lost, they helped me find my real self.

Positive Impact

As soon as Malachi started at Park we began to see positive changes in him, his confidence began to grow.  For the first time, he actually like going to school. His academic and reading performance greatly improved after just one year. Park helped him recognize his potential by highlighting his strengths and encouraging him to keep trying.

Angie,

Parent of Graduate

2016-03-14T15:19:18-07:00

Angie,

Parent of Graduate

As soon as Malachi started at Park we began to see positive changes in him, his confidence began to grow.  For the first time, he actually like going to school. His academic and reading performance greatly improved after just one year. Park helped him recognize his potential by highlighting his strengths and encouraging him to keep trying.

Personalized approach

Frequently referring families to Park Academy, I count on Park's remarkably ignited, highly qualified staff for positive personalized approaches to assessing and re-assessing each student's strengths and challenges followed by innovative educational techniques drawn from many disciplines.

Dr. Judith Belk

2019-02-04T22:00:31-07:00

Dr. Judith Belk

Frequently referring families to Park Academy, I count on Park’s remarkably ignited, highly qualified staff for positive personalized approaches to assessing and re-assessing each student’s strengths and challenges followed by innovative educational techniques drawn from many disciplines.
Danny Glover

On June 22, 2017, Danny Glover enchanted guests at the third annual gala at Park Academy. Mr. Glover mingled with guests before joining us for a wonderful dinner, prepared by our friends at GP Catering. As the sun began to set, the live auction and paddle raise opportunity began. Guests had the chance to hear from Joe, a high school student at Park Academy, and his parents who shared his journey with dyslexia that led him to our school. Check out the video below to see the impact of the Park Academy program!

To end the evening, our host Kerry Tymchuk of the Oregon Historical Society interviewed Mr. Glover about his experience with dyslexia, what school and acting were like for him, and how he overcame his obstacles. Mr. Glover beamed on stage as he shared how happy he was that a school like Park Academy exists.

It was a powerful evening. So powerful in fact, that we raised over $320,000 for the Park Academy Scholarship Fund! Thanks to the generosity of so many of our community supporters and that evening’s guests, students will have access to the education they need to be successful regardless of their family’s economic conditions.

For an entire overview of the event, check out this article by Jillian Daley the Lake Oswego Review with quotes from Danny Glover and guests.

Below is a sneak peak of the beautiful photos taken by Andrea Lonas Photography at the event. Check out photos from that evening on Facebook. Don’t forget to tag yourself and your friends! Like our page so you can keep in touch with us and stay tuned for future events, including updates on next year’s gala.

 

Danny Glover 2017

 

Thank you again to all of our sponsors!

Lead Sponsors:

Lucky Limousine & Heather Killough

Park Foundation

Corporate Sponsors:

Tom Boothe

Parker Group, Inc.

Piper Park

West Coast Event Productions

Patron Sponsors:

Concordia University

Harnish Properties

Lawrence Investment Co.

Mengis Capital Management

Portland Japanese Gardens

Real Benefits Group

Special Thanks to our friends at GP Catering, Bunny & Clyde, the Park Academy Board of Directors, the Serban Family, and all of our amazing donors and volunteers who made this event a success.

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