Our largest annual fundraiser to celebrate OMSI’s impact and major supporters

About OMSI Gala

Join us for an intimate and exclusive event at the museum. This elegant black tie affair features an effervescent cocktail hour, delectable seated dinner with special pours of notable local wines, action-packed live auction, and breathtaking entertainment.

OMSI’s largest fundraiser supports high-energy, high-impact science that connects, captivates, and inspires OMSI kids across the region. Engaging science, technology, arts and math experiences help them realize their vision of being engineers, educators, physicians, NASA scientists, artists and involved community leaders. Your investment ensures that our mission is practiced every day, for everyone.

Save the Date


OMSI 2023 Gala: Kaleidoscope
Saturday, May 6
5:30 PM at OMSI


Presented by

The Harold & Arlene Schnitzer CARE Foundation / Jordan Schnitzer

Vernier Software & Technology

Celebrate with us at the museum

Cocktail reception in OMSI’s main lobby
Thematic upscale Photo Lounge in the Empirical Lobby
Dinner and live auction in OMSI’s iconic Turbine Hall
After Dinner Lounge in the Planetarium

Why Sponsor OMSI 2023 Gala

As a sponsor of OMSI and our work, you are helping change the world one mind at a time. Your partnership provides children and adults access to important informal science education opportunities, inspiring them to be engaged citizens and preparing them for future success.

Thank You Gala 2022 Sponsors

Thanks to our sponsors for their support of OMSI and the OMSI Gala 2022: Renaissance. Together, we raised over $1.1 million to bring OMSI’s special brand of hands-on science education to kids and kids-at-heart. Your investment provides innovative programming that inspires students to approach age-old challenges in creative new ways and encourages them to work collaboratively to be part of the solution.

Presenting Sponsors

Gold Sponsors


Arnerich Massena

Gary Maffei & Marcus Lintner

Oregon Health & Science University

Pacific Seafood

Portland General Electric

Providence Health Plan

Mike & Karie Richardson

Eric & Sophia Skaar

Wells Fargo

Robert & Debb Zagunis

Silver Sponsors

Meg & Trevor Dryer

Abed & Nansi Farhan with Joseph & Elizabeth Bingold

The Greene Family

Henry & Amber Hillman

Lane Powell PC

Eric & Heidi Meslow

PNC Bank

Russell Sneddon & Rachael Bany Sneddon

Christi & Jay Somera

Carrie & Jon Spurlock with Alexia dePottere-Smith Bounds & Tucker Bounds

The Valderrama Family

Washington Trust Bank

John & Traci Wheeler

Cocktail Hour Sponsor

Alliant Insurance

Entertainment Sponsor

Zidell Yards

Photo Lounge Sponsor

KETURI Investments

Dinner Sponsor

Oregon State University and the OSU Foundation

Screen Sponsors

The Boeing Company


Challenge Match Sponsors

Teri & Paul Graham


J & J Foundation

Leupold & Stevens Foundation

Paddle Raise Sponsor

Walsh Construction Co.

Valet Sponsor

Durham & Bates Insurance Agents & Brokers

After Dinner Lounge Sponsor

Turner Construction Company

Video Sponsor

Sisbro Studios

Beer, Wine + Liquor Sponsors

40 Acres

Anam Cara

Anne Amie Vineyards

Ecliptic Brewing

New Deal Distillery

Stoller Wine Group

Utopia Vineyards

Vidon Vineyard