The Skyline Foundation will host its annual fundraising gala Cultivate Columbia on Saturday, March 9, at the Best Western Plus Hood River Inn.

The event will honor longtime educators and community volunteers Larry and Janet McCutcheon for shaping the lives of children for more than 40 years, as well as their decades of compassionate service to Gorge communities.

The evening will begin with an artist reception where guests can mingle with featured artists, as well as view and purchase their work. Guests will also enjoy wine and beer and have the opportunity to bid on silent auction items.

The artist reception will be followed by a three-course delectable dinner generously provided by the Best Western PLUS Hood River Inn and Ingrid’s Cheese-cakes & Pastries, with wine from AniChe Cellars and The Pines 1852, and beer from Everybody’s Brewing.

A live auction will follow dinner and include original art donated by the featured artists, a romantic sailing trip through the San Juan Islands, a hot air balloon excursion, a golf get-a-way, a trip to Wrigley Field to see the Chicago Cubs, and four tickets to a Blazers game with lodging.  

“We are thrilled to honor Larry and Janet and bring our communities together to celebrate their years of dedication through the Cultivate Columbia event,” said Elizabeth Vaivoda, Skyline Foundation executive director. “Through the generosity of our philanthropic partners we are able to provide an amazing and memorable experience for our guests, honor an extraordinary couple, and raise funds to help us create healthier and happier communities.”

Tickets are $90 for individuals or $700 for a table of eight.

All net proceeds from Skyline Foundation’s gala will be used to support the essential programs and services Skyline Hospital provides to its communities.

For more information on how to buy tickets or become a sponsor, call 509-637-2602 or email

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