150th Anniversary Celebration

150th Anniversary Celebration

In 2018, the YMCA of Columbia-Willamette commemorates 150 years of service in our community.

YMCA logo celebrating 150 of service

On Oct. 27, 2018 at the Oregon Convention Center we hosted a lively fundraiser celebrating our 150 years of service in the community.

    The festivities include an intimate concert with GRAMMY Award-winning artist, Amy Grant, in addition to a BBQ dinner, live auction and paddle raise. We had 1,000 guests attend the event.

    We were generously gifted a 2017 Land Rover Discovery Sport HSE to raffle off at the event. We picked the winner at the event, and a guest in attendance had the winning ticket. Congratulations bidder 516.

    During the event, we had a live auction and raffle in support of YMCA programs. Some lucky winners left with once in a lifetime experiences to Italy, New York, Colorado and more.

    We raised money toward scholarships, mission advancement, expanding our new overnight YMCA Camp Duncan's Woods for at-risk youth and purchasing the Beaverton Hoop YMCA facility.

    In 1868, our YMCA opened its doors. Today, we provide quality, affordable services that build healthy kids, strong families and better communities. Each year, more than 65,000 children, families and older adults benefit from these services. As we look to the future, the YMCA of Columbia-Willamette will continue to be a catalyst for change, fostering relationships and building thriving, inclusive communities.

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    Logo and text for Hoffman Construction Company


    A huge thank you goes out to all of our sponsors. We could not have had this event without your support.

    News Coverage

    We're excited to announce we raised $1,375,000 during our year-long celebration of 150 years of service, which culminated on Oct. 27. That evening we continued the celebration with more than 1,000 guests who enjoyed the festivities and an intimate concert with GRAMMY award winner Amy Grant. Read about the event in the Portland Society Page.