A beautiful lantern-lit evening celebration / Photo by Jonathan Ley

Portland Japanese Garden’s 55th Anniversary Gala on August 4, 2018 was a truly memorable evening thanks to our tireless Gala Planning Committee and extremely generous Sponsors.  The event raised over $350,000 to support the Garden’s artistic and cultural programming.  Thank you!

For the celebration we were honored to welcome His Excellency Shinsuke Sugiyama, the new Japanese Ambassador to the United States on his first official visit to Portland, as well as the Honorable Kate Brown, Governor of Oregon.  We are also thrilled to announce that Ambassador Sugiyama has joined the Garden’s International Advisory Board as an honorary member.

Thank you again to all who made the event such a success!

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Thank you to our Gala Planning Committee

Julie & Wayne Drinkward, Co-chairs
Deborah & Robert Zagunis, Co-chairs

Decor: Sandra Chandler, Dede DeJager, and Rebecca Teasdale
Invitations: Katherine Frandsen and Dorie Vollum
Menu: Cathy Rudd and Dorie Vollum
Hospitality: Julia Drinkward

Gwyneth Gamble Booth
Dean Dordevic
Gail Jubitz
Piper A. Park
Lucy Reynolds
Steve Bloom, CEO

Thank you to our Gala Sponsors

PRESENTING SPONSORS

Arlene Schnitzer and Jordan Schnitzer

PHOENIX

Julie and Wayne Drinkward
Gail and Fred Jubitz
Deborah and Robert Zagunis
The William G. Gilmore Foundation

CRANE

Dr. Jack Blumberg
Hoichi Kurisu, Kurisu International
Piper A. Park, The Park Foundation
Cathy and Jim Rudd
Catherine and Taisuke Sasanuma
Delta Air Lines and Port of Portland
Piacentini Investments
Torii Mor Winery

EGRET

Gwyneth Gamble Booth
Sandra Chandler and Chris Schaefer
Dede and Joe DeJager
Susan and Greg Fitz-Gerald
Katherine and Mark Frandsen
Janelle and Lee Jimerson
Salena Johnson
Drs. Mayho and Calvin Tanabe
Priscilla Bernard Wieden and Dan Wiedan
Brown Printing
Devil’s Food Catering
Joto Sake
Moonstruck Chocolate Co.
Omomuki Foundation
The Party Place

SWALLOW

Suzanne Storms Berselli and Dr. Robert Berselli
Evona Brim, Julia Brim-Edwards, and Randall Edwards
Cameron and Dick Davis
Kerstin and Joshua Husbands
Rebecca and Dr. Russell Teasdale
Dorie and Larry Vollum
Carmen Wong and Arjun Chatrath
Ajinomoto Foods
Geffen Mesher

PATRON TABLE HOSTS

Kathi and Dean Dordevic
Fran and John von Schlegell

SPONSORS