Because of you, our second annual Black & White Ball was an incredible success!
More than 530 supporters gathered under the stars at Providence Park for a night unlike any other and gave more than $750,000 to help fund the crucial services Providence Heart Institute will provide to future heart transplant patients and their families.
The evening began with an interactive cocktail hour where guests learned CPR, enjoyed a photo booth (see photos here) and had a chance to meet Steve Clark (Timbers goalkeeper), Zarek Valentin (Timbers defender), Emily Menges (Thorns FC defender), and Adrianna Franch (Thorns FC goalkeeper and 2019 World Cup winner with the US Women's National Team).
Guests had the opportunity to take a shot on the official Timbers and Thorns goal with the help of former Timber Jack Jewsbury. Timber Joey welcomed all to sit for dinner with a rev of his chainsaw and Kyra Smith kicked off field festivities with the national anthem.
Portland Timbers Broadcast team members Ross Smith and Jake Zivin served as emcees for the evening full of fun and inspiration.
We heard from Providence Heart Institute leader, Dr. Dan Oseran, along with leading Providence heart failure physicians Dr. Jacob Abraham and Dr. Jill Gelow. Heart transplant recipient Yvonne Cooper shared her powerful story of how the generosity of donors helped her receive the care (and the heart) she needed to survive.
Thank you for your commitment to providing the best care for heart failure patients across Oregon and beyond.. Click here to learn more about how you can support Providence Heart Institute in transforming the future of cardiac care.
Special thanks to the Portland Timbers and Portland Thorns FC for their partnership in presenting this event, as well as the many event sponsors listed below.
Mark your calendars for September 2020 for next year's Black & White Ball. You won't want to miss it!
Here's a look at the past, present and exciting future of Providence Heart Institute. Philanthropy helps create programs that are transforming the future of cardiac care.
Thank You to Our Generous Sponsors
In partnership with:
Portland Thorns FC
Green Partner Sponsors
Nancy and Andy Bryant
The Greenbrier Companies
Dr. Dan and Tracy Oseran
The Park Foundation, through Piper Park
Dick and Jeanie Reiten
Greg and Roxanne Specht
Touchmark in the West Hills
Colleen and Werner Nistler
Home Instead Senior Care
First Republic Bank
TRG Medical Imaging
RBC Wealth Management
Shredding Solutions, Inc.
The Portland Clinic
Multnomah Whiskey Library
Barbara Palmer & Nate Palmer
Willamette Valley Vineyards
Widmer Brothers Brewing
Gary and Melissa Hanifan
Wendy Hering and Blake Herring Jr.
Butch and Julie Hicks
Denise Julian / Danielle Olson
Mengis Capital Management, Inc.
Oregon Community Ministry Board
Jon and Lesli Owens
Providence Health Plan
Providence Sports Medicine
Providence St. Vincent Medical Center
Tim and Anne Ryan
Steve and Donna Shepard
Specht Development, Inc.
Vista Capital Partners
ZGF / Lease Crutcher Lewis