December 13, 2017

The Aspire Project Fundraising Gala

The Aspire Project, a St. Johns nonprofit dance organization, is excited to host Raising the Barre, their first annual fundraising gala. At The Aspire Project, no student is turned away. Since 2009, the organization has provided a quality dance program for all students who are genuinely interested in the arts, specifically with a focus on serving families who could otherwise not afford the opportunity.

Raising the Barre’s¬†emcee will be actor Nathan Darrow, who has starred in the popular Netflix series, House of Cards, FOX network series, Gotham, and the HBO movie, Wizard of Lies. Dinner will be catered by delicious soul food restaurant Dubs St. Johns, dessert by Paiku sweet & savory pies, accompanied by tasty local Oregon refreshments. The evening program will include Music by Hey, Handsome, playing a mix of jazz, R&B and soul, and feature dance performances by The Aspire Project Dancers.

The Aspire Project focuses on raising funds through a paddle raise and silent auction with 20+ packages including tickets to Portland Center Stage, Oregon Ballet Theater and NW Dance Project, as well as gift certificates from Por Que No, gear from Poler Outdoor company and relaxing massages.


The Laurelhurst Club
3721 SE Ankeny St
Portland, Oregon 97214

October 21st, 2017 at 5:00-8:30pm