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Fantastic Voyage auction raises $450,000

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Letter from Lark Palma, head of school

From first fold to flight, and at every stage in between, the Catlin Gabel experience is one Fantastic Voyage. Thanks to enthusiastic bidders, donors, supporters, volunteers, and staff, we set some records this year! The sold out event at Nike's Tiger Woods Center and the online auction raised $450,000.

Auction contributions make it possible for the school to provide a low student-teacher ratio, exceptional teachers, outstanding academic programs, and a strong commitment to financial aid. The funds we raise are essential for the school to thrive and enrich the student experience.

Thank you to the many, many wonderful people who spent countless hours preparing for the event during the last eight months. Special gratitude to fantastic co-chairs Karen Hoke and Kirsten Brady. Their vision, commitment, and creative direction guided the entire voyage.

»Enjoy the Fantastic Voyage video and photo gallery. The video is about Catlin Gabel alumna Qiddist Hammerly's voyage from the Beginning School through the Upper School and her successful launch from our nest to Northwestern University. 

Thank you for making this year one to remember!

With appreciation,
Lark Palma, head of school


Fantastic Voyage video and photos

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2013 auction at Nike World Headquarters

Guests at the 2013 auction were treated to this video featuring Catlin Gabel lifer Qiddist Hammerly '13, a student at Northwestern University. Following the video, Qiddist, her first grade buddy from last year, and her senior buddy from when she was a first grader took the stage. There was not a dry eye in the house!

Scroll down to see the photo gallery.

Thank you to our co-chairs Kirsten Brady and Karen Hoke.
Click on any image in the gallery below to enlarge it, download it, or start the slide show.

Gambol auction in Oregonian "Scene and Heard" column

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Oregonian article, March 2012

Gambol 2012 photo gallery

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March 3 at the Governor Hotel

Thank you, Paul and Pam Monheimer, for the photos!

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Q-Tego Auction Software

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 I'm curious... would you like to see this at the 2012 Gambol?

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Seems very handy! I think I would use it ;-)

2012 Gambol Committee

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I am pleased to announce the 2012 Gambol Committee. It is not too late to get involved. Please contact Kecia Welt if you would like to join the fun!

2012 Gambol Committee


Leadership Team

Karen Hoke, Communications Chair
Jill Eberwein, Patron Co-Chair
Alex Druker, Patron Co-Chair
Laurine Apolloni, Wine Procurement Team
Jeremy Karp, Wine Procurment Team
Ed McDonald, Wine Procurement Team
Keri Smith, Party & Entertainment Chair
Tina Koehler, Student Art Project Chair
Zoe Edelen Hare, Procurement Leadership Team
Colleen Maslen, Procurement Leadership Team
Stacie Beckerman, Procurement Leadership Team
Cath Swanston, Procurement Leadership Team
Megan Galaher, PFA Liaison



Gina Wand
Tina Skouras
Susan Bowes
Sarah Stascausky
Dina Meier
Tanja Eppler
Annabel George
Kymberly Herbst
Sharon Richardson
Li Li
Kirstie Fournier
Kirsten Brady



Gambol Planning Committee

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Are you looking for a fun volunteer project? We're kicking off this year's Gambol auction planning and we would love to have your help. We have some exciting changes in store for the 2012 event -- Come join us! For more details contact Kecia Welt at or 503-297-1894 ext. 242.

Gambol Committee Meeting Dates

Meetings will take place in Jubitz (Lower level of the US Library)

Meeting time: 8:30 AM to 10 AM

Tuesday, November 1

Tuesday, November 15

Tuesday, November 29

Tuesday, December 6

Tuesday, January 10

Tuesday, January 17

Tuesday, January 31

Tuesday, February 14

Tuesday, February 28


Gambol 2011 Photo Gallery I

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Oh, What a Night!

Gambol 2011 Photo Gallery II