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

About OMSI Gala

Presented by
Jordan Schnitzer and the Harold & Arlene Schnitzer CARE Foundation
Vernier Science Education
Jon V. Jaqua and Kimberly B. Cooper Fund of The Oregon Community Foundation
Saturday, May 4 | 5:30 PM at OMSI

Every spring we gather to celebrate our combined efforts, and invite our community to continue investing in this exciting work during our annual Gala—the most important fundraising event we hold throughout the year. During this elegant soirée, attendees enjoy a sparkling cocktail hour, live music from local artists, an elegant dinner paired with regional wines, and receive an insider’s view of the people and programs that elevate OMSI as a leader of science education in our statewide community.


When you sponsor OMSI’s gala, you demonstrate an alignment with our values, a commitment to our success, and your belief in our ability to positively affect the lives of many. As a sponsor, you join as a partner in our work, and our impact becomes yours. We can’t wait to celebrate with you and highlight your support to our community. 

We have a limited number of tables and seats at the 2024 Gala, please see our Sponsorship Book or contact our Development team for more information.

Celebrate With Us at the Museum!

Cocktail reception in OMSI’s atrium lobby, music by The Bylines

Photo Lounge in the Empirical Lobby

Emcee by Steve Dunn, KATU Anchor

Dinner and live auction in OMSI’s iconic Turbine Hall, with Auctioneer Johnna Wells
After Dinner Party in the Atrium Lobby, music by DJ Smiley of the Event Team Entertainment

After Dinner Lounge in the Planetarium

Gala 2024 Sponsors

Thanks to our sponsors for their support of OMSI and the OMSI Gala 2024. Together, we will work to 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 Sponsor

Gold Sponsors

10 Branch


Scott Clark & June Andrews

Edlen & Co. / ZGF Architects

Sonal and Gavin Haladay

KPFF, Mayer/Reed, & GRI

Jed and Milessa Lowrie

Lane Powell PC

Northrup Corporation/Hoffman Construction

Oregon Health & Science University

Pacific Power

Portland General Electric

Mike and Karie Richardson

Eric & Sophia Skaar

Jon & Carrie Spurlock

Walsh Construction Co.

John and Traci Wheeler

Event Sponsors

Opening Reception Sponsor
After Dinner Lounge
Welcome Sponsor
Entertainment Sponsor
Program Book Sponsor

Parking Sponsor

Screen Sponsors
Challenge Match Sponsors

Arnerich Massena

Colas Construction

Leupold and Stevens Foundation

Oregon State University and the OSU Foundation

Beer, Wine + Liquor Sponsors

Anne Amie Vineyards
Compris Vineyard
Crux Fermentation Project
Ponzi Vineyards

Stoller Wine Group
Utopia Vineyards