Catlin Gabel's lively Gambol auction set for February 25

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Jan 18, 2006

For Immediate Release

Contact: Shelby Anderson, event coordinator, 503-297-1894 ext. 363, andersons@catlin.edu

Nadine Fiedler, media only, 503-297-1894 ext. 301, fiedlern@catlin.edu

Catlin Gabel's lively Gambol auction set for February 25

Proceeds support faculty development & academic programs

WHAT: Gambol, Catlin Gabel School’s annual benefit auction. This years theme: A Night at the Oscars. Gambol proceeds directly support Catlin Gabel teachers and students by funding the faculty professional development program and enriching the school’s many academic programs.

WHEN: Saturday, February 25, 2006

WHERE: Oregon Convention Center, in the Oregon Ballroom, 777 NE Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd.

FEATURES: Silent auction, “almost live” auction, and live auction: preview auction items at www.catlin.edu/giving/gambol. Dinner and cocktails, after-party with music and dancing.

AUCTION ITEMS INCLUDE:

* Vintage 1956 Coke vending machine

* “Making of Toy Story” Disney Animation Studio backstage tour

* Getaways to Hawaii, New Hampshire, Oregon coast, Mt. Hood, and many more

* Sculpture by noted artist Lillian Pitt

* Dinner at restaurants including Giorgio’s, Bluehour, Ringside Steakhouse, Red Star

* Tickets to arts events including Oregon Symphony, Oregon Ballet Theater, Portland Center Stage

* Yoga package for a year, Pilates, acupuncture, and spa visits

* Gown worn by a celebrity

TICKETS: $200 patron, $100 individual, $50 first-time Gambol guest. To order tickets call 503-297-1894, ext, 363, or email andersons@catlin.edu.

SCHEDULE:

3 p.m.: Complimentary silent auction preview

5:30 p.m.: Cocktails and registration

6:30 p.m.: Live auction and dinner

8 p.m.: Silent auction and post-Oscar party

9:30 p.m.: Check-out opens

MORE INFORMATION: Shelby Anderson, 503-297-1894, ext. 363, andersons@catlin.edu.

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Catlin Gabel School is an independent, coeducational day school dedicated to academic excellence, individualized attention, multiculturalism, and lifelong learning. Situated on a 54-acre wooded campus in Portland, Oregon, Catlin Gabel offers its 700 students an enriched curriculum blending science, math, humanities, the arts, athletics, and a strong sense of community to students in preschool through twelfth grade. The school is fully accredited, and is independently governed by a board of trustees as a nonprofit institution without tax support or religious affiliation.