Successful 3rd Annual Gala Supports Residents

PCRI’s Third Annual Dancing with the Stars Portland Gala was successful and glamorous, raising over $73,000 to support the affordable housing and services PCRI residents depend on to achieve stability and self-sufficiency. Starting off the evening’s program, Multnomah County Commissioner Loretta Smith and Metro Councilor Sam Chase captivated the audience with a graceful foxtrot and playful…

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2014 Gala | Dancing!

For PCRI’s Third Annual Gala Benefit, five prominent local community members lit up the dance floor for the Dancing with the Stars competition!  In addition, Multnomah County Commissioner Loretta Smith and Metro Councilor Sam Chase started the evening beautifully with a fun and glamorous foxtrot.  In all, over $70,000 was raised to help lower-income families in PCRI homes achieve…

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2014 Gala | Event Program

PCRI’s 3rd Annual Gala Benefit raised more than $70,000 thanks to the outpouring of support from the evening’s generous guests, sponsors, donors, and auction winners.  All of the funds raised by the gala go directly to enrich the affordable housing and resident service programs PCRI provides to help lower-income families achieve stability and self sufficiency.  Check out the photos from the evening’s program, including…

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2014 Gala | Photos from the Red Carpet

PCRI’s 3rd Annual Gala Benefit was a dazzling evening, raising over $70,000 to enrich the affordable housing and resident service programs PCRI provides.  These are invaluable tools to help lower-income families achieve stability and self sufficiency.  Check out these photos from the gala’s red carpet reception for a glimpse at what a great time the gala guests…

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2014 Gala | Behind the Scenes

PCRI’s 3rd Annual Gala Benefit raised over $70,000 to enrich the affordable housing and resident service programs PCRI provides.  Just as PCRI residents are working hard to achieve stability and self sufficiency, a dedicated team of professionals and volunteers invested remarkable time and energy to make the gala a success.  Special thanks to Event Cosmetics and Da:Da…

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2014 Gala Celebrates Residents’ Success

The 2014 Dancing with the Stars gala may have been our most dazzling and glamorous evening yet!  Still, the real celebration is something far more important than trophies, ball gowns and bow ties: the successes achieved by PCRI residents.  Like the success achieved by the Orr family whose three daughters have not just succeeded, but thrived in school because of the…

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Meet the Professionals

Alex Aillon, co-owner and dance director of Fred Astaire Dance Studios Portland, started his dancing career with Fred Astaire Dance Studios in 1989 … however, life didn’t begin until May 26th of 2013 when Alex and Jessi became husband and wife. Traveling on the professional ballroom circuit, competing in the smooth division, they recently placed…

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Dancers Practice for Perfection

If practice makes perfect, the dancers for PCRI’s 2014 gala are on their way to perfection!  The professionals from Fred Astaire Dance Studio have awards under their belt (or in their shoes?) from recent competitions, and the stars are on their way as well.  And everyone seems to be having more than a little fun…

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Fred Astaire of Portland | Sponsor

PCRI is delighted to partner for a third year with Fred Astaire Dance Studio as our dance partner for the Dancing with the Stars Portland gala!  Our dancing stars will train at the Fred Astaire Studio and Fred Astaire Portland’s professional dancers will be the dance partners for our stars at the gala. Mr. Fred Astaire,…

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Portland Observer | Media Sponsor

PCRI is excited to announce The Portland Observer as the Print Media Sponsor for the 2014 Dancing with the Stars Portland gala. The Portland Observer is the oldest minority publication in the State of Oregon and its newspaper and website are committed to cultural diversity. The Observer’s focus is to bring stories focusing on education, health,…

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PCRI’s 3rd Annual Dancing with the Stars Portland gala was a dazzling success!  Don’t miss any of the photos, videos, or news about next year – click here to sign up for our gala mailing list!

Dancing with the Stars Portland aims to connect and engage community members as well as raise funds and expand PCRI’s efforts to meet Portland’s affordable housing needs.  Your support of the gala helps preserve existing rental homes, develop new homes for first-time homebuyers and expand PCRI’s award-winning resident services programs.