Gala at The Riverhouse


The Gala at The Riverhouse, founded by The Riverhouse Hotel & Convention Center and Central Oregon Visitors Association, has been serving the Central Oregon community for the past 22 years. 
During that time, the Gala has raised more than $2.3 million dollars for Central Oregon nonprofit organizations that serve the community’s most urgent needs. 
The Riverhouse Gala Committee has decided to postpone the next event until January 2016 and move the event to an every other year format.
This has been a tough decision for our volunteer driven committee, but  the committee feels that the Gala at the Riverhouse event has grown substantially, and it is necessary to evaluate our event to ensure that we find the right beneficiary for an every other year format.
If you're interested in applying for 2016, details are on our application page
The Gala began as, and continues to be, the tourism industry’s way of giving back to our local community through a concerted effort to raise funds for local non-profits. The selected beneficiary changes in order to focus on one worthy cause, yet has greatly impacted a wide range of organizations over time. Since it began, this annual event has raised over $2 million for a variety of local non-profit organizations. 


Past beneficiaries include:

  • Bend La-Pine Schools Foundation
  • Boys and Girls Clubs of Central Oregon
  • Grandma's House
  • Sparrow Clubs USA
  • KIDS Center
  • Ronald McDonald House
  • The Every Kid Fund
  • Deschutes Children’s Foundation
  • Tower Theater
  • Cascade Youth & Family Center
  • Habitat For Humanity
  • Volunteers in Medicine


The Gala evening includes a delectable, elegant five course meal, one-of-a-kind silent auction, and special presentation from a featured guest speaker. With The Riverhouse graciously donating all the food and beverages, facility, labor, and production along with help from the Central Oregon Visitor's Association and the visitor industry, 100% of ticket sales directly benefit the beneficiary. 



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