History Makers Dinner celebrates the very best of Oregon and those who have helped define our state.


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 7th annual dinner will be held in the fall of 2015. History Makers Dinner is made possible by sponsors who receive tables in exchange for their generous gifts. A limited number of single seats are available for $625 each. To reserve tickets or sponsor the event, please contact Sue Metzler, Director of Development, at 503-306-5229 or

Many Thanks To Our 2014 Sponsors!

Presenting Sponsors

Faye & Lucille Stewart Foundation

Providence Health and Services


Patron Sponsors

Columbia Sportswear Co.


Supporting Sponsors

Bandon Dunes Golf Resort
Bank of Oswego
Dr. and Mrs. Richard Bryan Bell
CGC Financial Services LLC
Bill and Karen Early

Harold and Arlene Schnitzer CARE Foundation

KGW News Channel 8
Melvin “Pete” Mark
Oregon Investments
Phillips & Company
Portland General Electric
Pat and Trudy Ritz
Patricia Smullin, KOBI Medford/KLSR Eugene
University of Oregon


Additional Supporters


Adelsheim Vineyard

Bill Naito Company

Bryan Potter Design

Cliff Creek Cellars

Cooper Mountain Vineyards

Elk Cove Vineyards

Morel Ink

Phelps Creek Vineyards

Sokol Blosser Vineyards

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)

2014 History Makers


2014 History Makers


Thomas Lauderdale

Governor Barbara Roberts

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

Bandon Dunes Golf Resort

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

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