The Summer(ish) Soiree, presented by NIKE,  is our annual fund-, friend-, and fun-raiser as we continue our work to inspire and empower communities to build radically inclusive playgrounds. 

Featuring Keynote Speaker: 
Civil Rights Icon & Activist*
Ms. JoAnne Bland
*Founder of Foot Soldiers Park & Co-Founder of the National Voting Rights Museum in Selma, AL, site of the next Harper’s Playground Project, which will be named “John R. Lewis Memorial Playground.”

We’ll enjoy our program during dinner. Expect vibrant and playful conversations, delectable bites, a divine dinner, and flowing libations.

Let’s raise our glasses and raise funds to build a more inclusive world.
One playground at a time. Naturally.

This event is for all ages and will be ASL-interpreted.

Saturday, September 14, 2024 | 5:30pm
Portland, Oregon

Raffle. Auction. Entertainment


An incredible auction including overnight stays, unique experiences, & amazing items!

Inspiring storytelling, dinner, drinks, and dancing!

Featuring Keynote Speaker: Civil Rights Icon & Activist*
Ms. JoAnne Bland
*Founder of Foot Soldiers Park & Co-Founder of the National Voting Rights Museum in Selma, AL, site of the next Harper’s Playground Project, which will be named “John R. Lewis Memorial Playground.”

Eats n’ Drinks:
Dinner and plenty to drink courtesy of
Flower Catering + New Deal Distillery + Tito’s Vodka

Check out our Frequently Asked Questions or email

We have many generous matches available that will help your dollar go even further.

The W Glen Boyd Charitable Trust is matching ALL donations including silent auction, raffle, and cash gifts up to $50,000.

The Kuni Foundation will be matching all gifts to Marshall Park up to $50,000.

The Harper’s Playground Board of Directors will be matching the first $1,000 cash donations up to $17,000.

We hope you’ll take advantage of these matching opportunities and double your donation and your impact to Harper’s Playground!  

Thank you to Our Sponsors

Presenting sponsor

Gold Play Sponsors

Silver Slide Sponsors

Bronze Swing Sponsors

Everything you need to know!

What is this all about?

Simply put, we know that play is vital to EVERYONE. So, we build playgrounds where everybody can play, together!

With a mission to inspire vital communities by creating innovative playgrounds for people of all abilities, the Soiree is our annual fund-, friend-, and fun-raiser as we work to make this mission possible. And this year we are going virtual.

Do I need to buy tickets?

This year, you do not have to buy tickets. Just visit the event page anytime between October 1-8 to join in on the fun!

How do I bid on in the silent auction?

Simply visit the silent auction page and enter your information to set up an account and start bidding! The auction page will open October 1.

How will I receive the items I win?

Depending on the item, you can either pick it up or we can deliver or mail. If you win a vacation, we will send you all the information you need to redeem.

When does the auction open and close?

The silent auction will open on October 1 at 9am and close on October 8 at 8pm. Winners will be notified after auction closes.

Can I just give a donation?

Yes! We are accepting cash donations. You can also choose to make a direct donation to the construction of the newest inclusive playground Marshall Park.

How much of my donation is tax deductible?

100% of your cash donation is tax deductible. If you win an auction package, the total amount bid minus the fair market value of the item is tax deductible. We will send you a receipt.

What if I have more questions that you didn’t cover?

Reach out!

Lindsey Goodwick | Development Manager

G Cody QJ Goldberg, | Executive Director / Harper & Lennon’s Dad | 503-730-5445