Gala at the Riverhouse on the Deschutes

The Gala at The Riverhouse, founded by Riverhouse on the Deschutes and Central Oregon Visitors Association, has been serving the Central Oregon community for the past 24 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 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 nonprofits. 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
High Desert Museum

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 percent of ticket sales directly benefit the beneficiary.

The application process is currently closed. Please check back for dates on when to apply for the Gala at the Riverhouse. If you have questions, contact Shannon Hinderberger: 

Riverhouse on the Deschutes
Attn: Marketing Manager
3075 N. Business 97
Bend, OR 97701
shinderberger@vestahospitality.com
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