Today we were lucky enough to give back to two amazing local charities - Camp Ukandu and Oregon Humane Society. Camp Ukandu is a camp for kids and families dealing with cancer. Their mission is to bring joy and hope to children living with cancer, their siblings and families through "outrageously fun" camp experiences. Oregon Humane Society is the largest humane society in the Northwest and adopts more animals from its Portland shelter than any other single-facility shelter on the West Coast. These two organizations were the recipients of funds collected at our annual insurance industry open house in December. Special thanks to all of our industry partners who attended and everyone who helped us make this a reality.
Tony DeMicoli was one of the most respected club owners and promoters in Portland during the 80's. He owned and operated the legendary Luis' LaBamba Club and later Key Largo for over a decade. Tony provided a stage for hundreds, if not thousands, of artists over his club ownership and promotion career. Recently, Tony has been battling and beating two forms of cancer and while the cancer is in remission, the medical bills are not. Saturday night's tribute was also a fundraiser to help with Tony's medical bills. Marc Baker seen here with Danny Schauffler (Crazy 8's) about to go up on stage.
Congratulations to 2017 Oregon Music Hall of Fame (OMHOF) Scholarship winner Savanah Campbell. Savanah knew herself well enough at age ten to recognize that playing French Horn suited her unique personality. Honored to receive the OMHOF scholarship, Savanah plans to continue her love of this instrument at the University of Oregon as a Music Performance major next fall. Influenced by Indy as well as Classical music, Savanah hopes to one day collaborate with alternative music artists as both a lyricist and composer.
Congratulations to 2017 Oregon Music Hall of Fame (OMHOF) Scholarship winner Wesley Shin. Wesley is a senior at Lincoln High School with plans to study at Harvard University in the fall. He’s grateful that the OMHOF scholarship will help cover instrument maintenance and lesson costs. Wesley has always loved the Mozart clarinet concerto and it was a major factor in why he chose to play clarinet. Although he loves all music, he especially enjoys music by Mozart, Tchaikovsky, Glier and the Beatles.
Congratulations to 2017 Oregon Music Hall of Fame (OMHOF) Scholarship winner Koby Haigerty. Growing up, Koby recalls being influenced most by his father who was an ongoing source of music for him. Because of this, he enjoys a broad range of musical genres from Classical to Musical Theatre to Progressive Metal. The OMHOF scholarship will assist with tuition this fall when Koby begins his degree studies in Music Theory and Composition at Whitman College.