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Thank you to all of the fabulous donors, bidders, and viewers who made our 2021 Gala a success! We are so glad you were able to join us in celebration of the wonder of theater and the life of Diana Gerding.

Together, we raised an amazing $315,000 in support!

This year's gala was held in celebration of the life of Diana Gerding who, along with her husband Bob Gerding, was one of the most influential people in the history of Portland Center Stage. As a board member, Diana not only offered her sage counsel to the theater, she also demonstrated deep personal commitment to our artists and staff, and she was beloved by all in return. We look forward to honoring her on this special evening.

Gala Program

Make a donation in support of Portland Center Stage

The 2021 gala may be over, but you can still make a gift to celebrate the theater you love! As we look toward reopening for the 2021-2022 Season, any contribution you make now will support the investments required to go back into production. Your support will ensure a bright, bold future for PCS.

Please join us as we work toward making a beautiful world — on and off stage — a reality. Let’s soar together!

Gala Committee
Sharon Barnes, Co-Chair
Michael Reper, Co-Chair
Alison Page
Joe Mitchoff
Rachel Trice

Gala Sponsors

Lead Sponsors
Linda & Scott Andrews
The Standard

Major Sponsors
Sharon & Keith Barnes
Lana & Chris Finley
James & Morley Knoll

With special thanks to our wine sponsor Winderlea Vineyard and Winery.

Catering by Vibrant Table.

Contact Development Manager Jack Ridenour-Starnes at or 503-445-3745 for more information.

Portland Center Stage is committed to identifying & interrupting instances of racism & all forms of oppression, through the principles of inclusion, diversity, equity, & accessibility (IDEA).

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Season Superstars

Season Supporting Sponsors

Season Producing Sponsors