Wow!  What an amazing night we had celebrating The International School!  We successfully raised over $465,000 including $280,000 for the Deloris A. Spear Teachers Fund.  Guests enjoyed a silent auction followed by dinner and a live auction including entertainment of taiko drumming by four of our very own TIS students and Portland’s own en Taiko.

Thank you to our TIS community, donors and friends for helping to make our 2020 Global Gala a truly unforgettable evening.

Save the date!  Our 2021 Gala will be held on February 6.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the Gala? The International School’s annual Auction Gala is a night out – the evening at the Hilton Downtown includes a cocktail hour, silent auction, and seated dinner with a live auction.  It is also TIS’s BIGGEST fundraising event!

How do you raise money? There are many ways to contribute to the Gala’s fundraising efforts.  A silent and live auction, special appeal paddle raise, wine grab, and golden ticket raffle all help raise critical funds for our students and teachers.

Do I have to dress up?  While most guests enjoy dressing formally for the Gala, there is no official dress code.

Auction volunteer information can be found here.

Do you have other questions, or want to know more about how any of the Gala activities listed above work?  Contact Rebecca Roberts at or 503-226-2496 x125.

If you are interested in promoting your business and increasing support for TIS, please contact us about event sponsorship!  Contact Lisa Olivares at or 503-226-2496 x116.

Presenting Sponsors

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Contact Lisa Olivares,, for events sponsorship opportunities!