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On Sunday, October 5, 2014, three individuals and one Oregon business will be honored at the 6th annual History Makers Dinner. Please join us in celebrating the exceptional accomplishments of:

 

Thomas Lauderdale: Oregon’s Musical Ambassador to the World

Governor Barbara Roberts: Pioneering Public Servant

Walter J. Urba, M.D., Ph.D.: Cancer Warrior

Bandon Dunes Golf Resort: Golf as it was meant to be

 

Proceeds from the History Makers Dinner support every aspect of the Oregon Historical Society’s important work to collect, preserve, and interpret Oregon’s past. The dinner will be held at Montgomery Park. To reserve tickets or sponsor the event, please contact Sue Metzler, Director of Development, at 503-306-5229 or Sue.Metzler@ohs.org.

 

Thomas Lauderdale

As the founder and impresario of Pink Martini, Thomas Lauderdale has performed with more than 50 orchestras across the country and the world, gaining a reputation as one of the most innovative musicians of his time. Thomas and Pink Martini blend genres of classical, jazz, and old fashioned pop into a sound that is uniquely theirs and uniquely Oregon. A tireless and eloquent activist for the arts, Thomas serves on the boards of the Oregon Symphony and Pioneer Courthouse Square.

 

Governor Barbara Roberts

Barbara Roberts entered the public arena as a young housewife and mother, and successfully lobbied the Oregon State Legislature to guarantee public education to children with disabilities. She would go on to serve on a local school board, a local community college board, and on the Multnomah County Commission before being elected to the Oregon State House of Representatives, where she became the first woman House Majority Leader in history. She was elected Oregon Secretary of State in 1984, re-elected in 1988, and in 1990 she was elected the first woman to serve as Governor of the State of Oregon.

 

Walter J. Urba, M.D., Ph.D.

As the director of cancer research at the Robert W. Franz Cancer Research Center in the Earle A. Chiles Research Institute at Providence Cancer Center, Dr. Walter Urba is a nationally-respected leader and pioneer in immunotherapy. He serves on the front lines in the battle against cancer, and is leading a team of more than 90 investigators toward the goal of curing cancer.

 

Bandon Dunes Golf Resort

Under the leadership of businessman and entrepreneur Mike Keiser, Bandon Dunes Golf Resort, which first opened in 1999 and now includes five golf courses, has made Oregon’s south coast a must-see destination for golfers around the world. It has been hailed by one golf publication as nothing less than “the best place on the planet to golf.”

 
2013 History Makers
 
 
Many thanks to our 2013 Sponsors!

Presenting Sponsors

Faye & Lucille Stewart Foundation

 

Patron Sponsors

Harold and Arlene Schnitzer CARE Foundation

Nike

Marcia H. Randall

 

Supporting Sponsors

The Bank of Oswego

Carl and Carolyn Christoferson

CGC Financial Services LLC

Ronna and Eric Hoffman

Melvin Mark Companies

Prudence M. Miller

Oregon Health & Science University Foundation

Oregon State University Foundation

Pacific University

Pendleton Woolen Mills

Phillips & Company

Portland General Electric

Portland State University

The Skanner

University of Oregon

 

Additional Supporters

Adelsheim Vineyard

Bill Naito Company

Bryan Potter Design

KGW

Lago di Merlo

Samuel S. Johnson Foundation

Hank Swigert

Tricor Print Communications

 
WHO IS A HISTORY MAKER?

History Makers are contemporary individuals who have made a significant impact in their field of work or service during their lifetime. These individuals, with ties to Oregon, are making history through scientific discovery and exploration, innovation in business, communications, the arts, or service in their communities. Whether they were born here, lived here, or work here, Oregon History Makers represent the best of what the state has to offer.

 

Do you know a History Maker? We are accepting nominations for the 2014 History Makers now. Nomination Form (pdf)

 
2013 History Makers

Bernie & Bobbie Foster

Melvin "Pete" Mark

Pendleton Woolen Mills

Alberto Salazar

 
2012 History Makers

Gerry Frank

Harry Glickman

Kathryn Harrison

Norma Paulus

 
2011 History Makers

Ken & Joan Austin

Allyn Ford

Albert Starr

Gus Van Sant

 
2010 History Makers

David Adelshiem

Jean Auel

Mercy Corps

Medical Teams International

 
2009 History Makers

Mrs. Gert Boyle

Dr. Brian Druker

Mr. Mike Powell

 
Become a Sponsor!

Sponsorship opportunities are available! Please contact Sue Metzler at 503.306.5229 or Sue.Metzler@ohs.org.

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