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EMO benefit dinner

Ecumenical Ministries of Oregon’s Benefit Dinner & Awards Celebration is the single most important annual fundraiser for our vital ministries to the poor, the vulnerable, the hungry and the sick throughout the state of Oregon. Funds contributed by sponsors and guests enable us to serve those in need and to advocate on their behalf at the Oregon Legislature for a just, equitable and sustainable society. We will also honor extraordinary individuals and organizations whose courage, moral vision and commitment to action have contributed profoundly to making Oregon, and the world, a better place.

Annual Offering for the EMO Ministries Fund will be collected during the evening event; your gifts will be doubled by the Collins Foundation!

Thursday, May 11, 2017
Reception and silent auction begin at 5 p.m.
Dinner, live auction and awards celebration at 6:30 p.m.

Hilton Portland, 921 SW Sixth Ave.

$100 per person; tables seating 10 are $1,000. To make your reservation, go to our secure registration site. For more information, call the EMO office at (503) 221-1054.

Please join us! Download Invitation.


Ecumenical Ministries of Oregon annually recognizes individuals and groups in the community who have demonstrated a commitment to ecumenical service in Oregon. Award presentations for 2017 will be made at the EMO Benefit Dinner & Awards Celebration.

Religious Education Award
Sahar Bassyouni, Islamic School/Academy Director, Muslim Educational Trust
Ecumenical Humanitarian Award
The Collins Foundation
Rodney Page Ecumenical Service Award
The Hon. George A. Van Hoomissen
Young Visionary Award
Andrea Williams, Executive Director
Causa, Oregon's Immigrant Rights Organization


Luxury Golf Retreat at Brasada Ranch (near Bend): Two nights in a Ranch House Suite at Brasada Ranch plus four rounds of golf at Brasada Canyons (value $1,314).
Handmade Afghan rug, donated by Muslim Educational Trust: 100% wool, 2' X 4' (value $850).
Kelly/Woodford Mountain Home (in Parkdale): Four-night stay in 2,000-square-foot LEED certified home featuring two bedrooms that sleeps 10 with two queen beds, two queen fold-out beds, and two twins (value $1,180).

View full auction catalog.

Event Sponsors

Gold sponsor: Providence Health & Services
Silver sponsor: Oregon-Idaho Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church
Bronze sponsors (to date): American Baptist Churches of the Central Pacific Coast; Archdiocese of Portland in Oregon; Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in Oregon & SW Idaho; Community of Christ – Greater Pacific NW Mission Center; Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation; John & Nancy Dennis; Episcopal Diocese of Oregon; First Unitarian Church, Portland; First United Methodist Church, Portland; Kaiser Permanente; The Rev. Susan Kintner & The Rev. Mark Brocker; Neil Kelly; Ron Means & Rodney Page; Marilyn Sewell & George Crandall; Thrivent Financial; USI Northwest; Waltz Sheridan Crawford Insurance. Additional support is provided by Beneficial State Bank and Wright Land Company.

If you are interested in becoming an event sponsor, download a Sponsorship Agreement Form.

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