Catlin Gabel's annual Gambol auction set for April 4

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Press Release

Feb 24, 2009

For Immediate Release

Contact: Nadine Fiedler

503-297-1894 x301

fiedlern@catlin.edu

Catlin Gabel's annual Gambol auction set for April 4

Proceeds support financial aid, faculty development & academic programs

WHAT: The Gambol, Catlin Gabel School’s annual benefit auction. Gambol proceeds directly support Catlin Gabel teachers and students by funding the faculty professional development program and enriching the school’s many academic programs. Our special appeal this year is financial aid.

WHEN: Saturday, April 4, 2009

WHERE: Portland Art Museum, 1219 SW Park Ave.

FEATURES: Wine tastings, silent auction and live auction: preview the live auction items at www.catlin.edu/giving/gambol . Dinner and wine included.

AUCTION ITEMS INCLUDE:

* The trip of a lifetime to Bali, Indonesia

* Hollywood Glamour: Two nights at the Beverly Hills Montage, with VIP tickets to the Ellen DeGeneres Show and Jimmy Kimmel Live and a tour of E! Studios

* Tour and lunch at the New York Times building with David Shipley, a Catlin Gabel graduate who is the Times’s op-ed editor and editorial page deputy editor

* Getaways to Baja, the Napa Valley, Seattle, Mt. Bachelor, Hood River, Manzanita, and many more

* A wood and metal sculpture by noted artist Tom Cramer, a Catlin Gabel graduate

* For sports fans: a round of golf at Pumpkin Ridge with ESPN commentator Jay Harris, and a full-on sports weekend in Los Angeles featuring 4th row center courts seats at three NBA games

* A catered Plate and Pitchfork dinner under the stars at Sauvie Island

TICKETS: $250 patron, $150 individual, $75 first-time Gambol-goer. To order tickets call 503-297-1894 ext. 363, or email dullyhubbardl@catlin.edu .

SCHEDULE:

5:00 p.m.: Registration. Wine tasting, cocktails, silent auction opens

6:30 p.m.: Silent auction closes

7:00 p.m.: Live auction and dinner

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

MORE INFORMATION: Lauren Dully Hubbard, 503-297-1894 ext. 363, dullyhubbardl@catlin.edu.

GAMBOL SPONSORS INCLUDE: Presenting sponsor Merrell, supporting sponsor Bo - A Typhoon! Company. Wilson Ear Clinic, DentSpa, Apolloni Vineyards, Chehalem Winery, Ponzi Winery, Washington Trust Bank, US Private Banking, Anna Mara, Dutton Productions, Partners on Demand, Richard and Jill Schnitzer ’81 Edelson, Maletis Beverage, Bacardi, Kaiser Permanente, The Party Place, Copper West Properties, Widmer Brothers Brewing, and Reversed Lens Photography

About Catlin Gabel

Catlin Gabel serves Portland and the world as an educational catalyst, drawing together dedicated educators, motivated students, superb curricular resources, and thoughtfully applied technology, in a beautiful and functional setting, all for the purpose of forming bold learners who become responsible action-takers for life. Catlin Gabel is an independent, non-sectarian, progressive coeducational day school serving 700 students from preschool through twelfth grade. Its roots go back to the Portland Academy, founded in 1859. The school occupies 54 acres on Barnes Road, five miles west of downtown Portland. For more about the school, please visit www.catlin.edu.