About Town: Q Center Gala


Host Tara Dublin

Q Center’s 2014 Gala was the most successful fundraiser in agency history, raising nearly $157,000 through ticket sales to the VIP party, dinner or afterparty, during the auction, or donations collected during the special appeal.

Musician Ruth Radelet of Chromatics
Wild Planet Radio Director Bobby Harsell & Portland Musician and Q Center Publicist Logan Lynn


Q Center, which operates both the LGBTQ Community Center and the Sexual & Gender Minority Youth Resource Center (SMYRC) in Portland, has just completed its 10th year of service. Q Center provides a safe space to support and celebrate LGBTQ diversity, visibility and community building. Q Center is a 501c3 non-profit organization which offers multi-generational programs and services in four core areas: Arts & Culture; Education & Training; Health & Wellness and Advocacy.

Q Center’s 2014 Gala Event sponsors:
Presenting Sponsor- The Standard
Patron Sponsor- Comcast
Sustaining Sponsor- Imperial Sovereign Rose Court, Lane Powell PC, Northwest Health Foundation, Travel Portland
VIP Sponsor- French Quarter Linens
Supporting Sponsor- Bling Dental, Stoel Rives
In Kind Sponsors- Absolut, Cupcake Jones, Equinox Restaurant, Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams, Nike

Former Portland Mayor Sam Adams (left) with Current Portland Mayor Charlie Hales (right)
Portland Mayor Charlie Hales with Bob Speltz

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