EventEvery year ConnectW holds a Holiday Gala which is open to the public and which is serious fun.

Over the last several holidays, we’ve also done some serious fundraising. This year we’re going back to throwing a holiday party for members, friends and community.

Mark your calendar for December 9th at 7pm. The event will happen at our old stomping ground St. Charles Medical Center.


Even though the nonprofit fundraising will take a back seat at the gala, we’ll be sharing the love all year along by providing one free speaking showcase for a nonprofit organization at each one of our monthly meetings. Check out our lineup—and submit an application—here.

While we hope that our new holiday approach will help our membership to connect even more,  we also hope that providing a forum for nonprofit organizations will increase visibility,  and encourage volunteering as well as donations throughout the year.

In the meantime, we remain proud of our fundraising record:

In 2015…

Our holiday party included an appetizer bar, a festive sit-down dinner, music courtesy of Flip Flop Sounds and dancing, dancing, dancing

In addition, we raised $2135 for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Oregon through an awesome raffle courtesy of member and local business donations. They received several boxes of supplies and quite a few gift cards

You can continue to help. Big Brothers Big Sisters needs volunteers and stuff (that’s a technical term). You’ll find BBBS’s needs list here.

In 2014…

EventWe raised $13,914 for Beulah’s Place, which helps protect homeless teens from sexual exploitation by criminals and predators. This publicly funded non-profit organization offers help, healing and hope by providing food and shelter as well as educational and work skills counseling.

In 2013…

Oregon Adaptive Sports provides outdoor recreational opportunities to participants with physical Over the last three years alone, ConnectW has raised more than $20,000 for local non-profit organizations.and cognitive disabilities. Donations allowed us to raise a whopping $10,303 in a single night!


EventIn 2012…

Meadowlark Manor, a local non-profit organization dedicated to empowering troubled girls become successful young women, received more than $7,000 from our holiday gala. Those funds were used to provide the girls with scholarships for classes at Healing Reins and to purchase winter clothing and gear.

In 2011…

We selected CASA (Court-Appointed Special Advocates) as our beneficiary. The $3,617.00 we raised allowed CASA to train more than a dozen additional children’s advocates.

This Holiday Season…

Let’s party, have some fun and raise a bunch of money for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Oregon.




We hope you join us for an evening of great holiday cheer for a great cause. And don’t forget that you can be a sponsor.

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This Year’s Event Sponsors

EventThe event sponsors below make it possible for us to give 100 percent of the gala proceeds to the non-profit organization ConnectW has chosen to support. Our thanks go out to all these event sponsors as well as to those who donate products and services to the raffle.