PORTLAND PROMISE PARTNERSHIP
by Brad Matthews, St. Paul Member
St. Paul continues to provide excellent support for the Portland Promise Center, a Louisville non-profit that serves children, and we wanted to give an update. Last year, St. Paul raised $15,000 at the Portland Promise Center Benefit Dinner and those funds were used to:
- Provide the summer programs for students, including a week-long church camp for youth
- Day camps and field trips for our elementary students
- A Christmas Party for PPC youth in December 2017
In addition to these accomplishments, St. Paul will also be the sponsor and provider of the Center’s 2018 Vacation Bible School. St. Paul congregation members are also teaching breakout courses this year during the week. Jill Ramsey is in her second year teaching a cooking class on Monday afternoons and Angela Brooks is working with Bridget Burianek to teach an art class on Thursday afternoons.
Members of our congregation have been providing important leadership through the PPC Board of Directors. After three years as President, Brad Matthews has moved to the Past President position and Rev. Becki Curry has become the new Board President. Paul Garcia continues as Board Treasurer and Allen Goulder and Tony Stefater serve as board members.
PORTLAND PROMISE CENTER BENEFIT DINNER
Wednesday, April 18, 6:00-8:00pm | Gym
St. Paul hosts the 4th Annual Portland Promise Center Benefit Dinner. We will share dinner, hold a silent auction and auction off great desserts all to raise money for the Portland Promise Center, a Louisville non-profit that provides a safe place for Louisville’s children to grow and play.
The event will be held on April 18, 6:00-8:00pm in the Gym. Doors open at 5:30pm. Enjoy dinner provided by Martini’s and The Café, learning more about the Portland Promise Center, the silent auction, and the dessert auction. Doors will open at 5:30pm.
Last year we had a very successful dinner and we were able to raise $15,000 for the Portland Promise Center thanks to all the help and generous donations made. Mark your calendars for April 18 and come enjoy a festive evening with friends while supporting a great local mission!
Tickets are available for $20 per person or $150 per table of 8. Tickets are available starting March 1 at St. Paul Information Center or by emailing Angela Brooks, Director of Community Outreach, at firstname.lastname@example.org. Childcare (for 6th grade and younger) will be provided for $5.00 per child (dinner included).
Lots of help is needed for this fundraiser. If you would like to help set up, serve, clean or sell tickets email Angela Brooks, Director of Community Outreach at email@example.com.
Donate Auction Items
We are looking for help procuring items for our silent auction. If you have any good connections to local businesses or enjoy putting together silent auctions please email Margi Garcia at firstname.lastname@example.org. Deadline for donations is Wednesday, April 11.
If you would like to donate a cake or dessert for the auction for that night contact Cullen Hornaday, Director of Spiritual Formation, at email@example.com. Deadline for donations is Sunday, April 8.