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Saturday, September 16, 2023 – 5:30PM

Portland Art Museum 

Event Overview

Join us for an inspirational evening celebrating the local work of Big Brothers Big Sisters Columbia Northwest at the beautiful Portland Art Museum. We will kick off the night with a cocktail hour and silent auction in the Sunken Ballroom, followed by live entertainment, a delicious gourmet dinner, awards for the Big’s & Little’s of the Year, and an enticing Live Auction.

This incredible evening will feature inspirational stories highlighting the power of mentorship, including speeches from Beach Pace, BBBS CEO, Lindsey Murphy, MC and Alumni Little, the Big’s & Little’s of the Year, and the phenomenal talents of Johnna Wells, our Auctioneer. Your attendance can make a BIG impact, investing in the power and potential of local youth and the health and well-being of our community for generations to come.

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Meet our MC & Alumni Little

Lindsey Murphy

Named one of Portland Business Journal’s 40 Under 40 for 2019, Lindsey E. Murphy has been called a “visionary,” “ force of nature,” “breath of fresh air,” and is said to “light up the darkest corners of any room.” This may be because she believes in and strived toward a world full of joy, fun, healed hearts, and people empowered and released to truly live out the fullness of their lives. These are the values that inform every single thing she does.

She is the award-winning creator + host of The Fab Lab With Crazy Aunt Lindsey, YouTube’s most beloved kids science web series that takes everyday science concepts and turns them into fabulous DIY projects children can do at home with their families. Since launching in 2010, the show has garnered partnerships with the likes of Scientific American Magazine, the New York Academy of Sciences, been published in various national family magazines, and crowdfunded nearly $100,000 for independent production in 2019.

Born in Morristown, New Jersey, and professionally raised in NYC corporate hustle and bustle, Lindsey moved to Portland Oregon in 2013 with no job, knowing no one, and exactly $.47 in her bank account. You should email her to grab a coffee some Friday soon where she will gladly tell you the rest of that story.


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