Peace in Schools 2016 Gala & Auction

"One Breath Changes Everything"


Thank you for a truly amazing night.

Our annual Gala was an absolutely beautiful evening, and a huge success! We raised $75,270 to bring mindfulness education to more teens in the coming year.

Proceeds from the event exceeded any of our past fundraisers. This will help us take a big step towards our goal of offering Mindful Studies classes in every public high school in Portland. 

We had over 170 guests in attendance, including students, parents, teachers, and principals from three Portland high schools. The event featured a beautiful dinner by Field Day, live jazz music from the Tim Gilson trio, and a rousing live auction and raffle. 

The evening included deeply moving speakers, including Wilson High School Principal Brian Chatard, Mindful Studies student Keiona McElhoe, Lindi Watson, the parent of a Mindful Studies student, and a beautiful gratitude meditation led by Kai Clayton, another Mindful Studies student. 

A huge and heartfelt thank you to all our friends and supporters who made this amazing event possible! We look forward to seeing you next year.

If you weren't able to join us at the Gala, you can help us bring mindfulness to teens by donating to Peace in Schools. Your donation is tax-deductible.


thank you to our generous business supporters:

Ace Hotel, Aloe Wellness and Spa, Amanda Barnett Photography, Amaranth Organic Gardening, Angela Estates, Argyle Winery, Auctions for Good, Bamboo Sushi, Barre3, Beam & Anchor, Bhaktishop, Big Winds, Blaqpak, Blue House Greenhouse Farm, Blue Sky Wellness, Bullseye Media, Caravan Tiny House Hotel, Carolina Morning Designs, Cloud Mountain Retreat Center, Common Ground Wellness Cooperative, Connect Chiropractic and Wellness, Dobbes Family Estate, EcoVibe Apparel, Emma Jewell, LMT, Estelle Imports, Garden Fever, Grand Central Bakery, Grape Escape, Heartspring Health, Jennifer Alyse Photography, Karuna, KEEN, Kwan Yin Healing Arts Center, MAbodywork, Magnum Opus, Megan Rose, LAc, Mindful Flowers, Mirador Kitchen and Home, Mother's Bistro, Natalie Hanan, ND, LAc, New Deal Distillery, North Portland Bikeworks, NW Children's Theater, Oaks Bottom Forge, Olympia Provisions, OMSI, Oregon Ballet Theater, Oregon Children's Theater, Owen Roe, People's Food Co-op, Peter Gold, LMT, Petite Provence, Phloem Studio, Poler, Portland Center Stage, Portland Playhouse, prAna, Salt & Straw, Schoolhouse Electric, Seven Corners Cycles, Slappy Cakes, Still Meadow Retreat Center, Still Moving Yoga, Stoller Family Estates, Strata Bodywork, Stumptown, Tabor Bread, The Evergreen, Tim Gilson Trio, Trifecta, Unfold Yoga, Union Wine Company, Vibrant Valley Farm, Widmer Brewing, Willamette Print & Blueprint, Within Wonder, Yoga Pearl, Yoga Union.