2019 Gala Recap

2019 Gala Recap

Our Celebration Continues!

Thank you for a very successful
16th Annual NAYA Gala & Auction!

Over 500 NAYA supporters came together on Friday, November 15, 2019, to celebrate our continued work with the Native American community in Portland.

Thank you to everyone who attended this magical night. It is only through the generosity of those who believe in the work that we do that NAYA is able to touch the lives of over 10,000 people annually.

These community members include people like Paulina Guttierez, who shared her wonderful story of the role NAYA has played in her journey to college and her desire to give back to the community through NAYA.

Enduring Home: Paulina’s Story from NAYA on Vimeo.

Every year our gala gets bigger and better. And every year we are overwhelmed by the community support we receive from you. By attending our showcase event, you have shown that you believe not just in the work that NAYA does, but in each of the families we serve. As our featured speaker, Paulina stated:

“I can’t fully explain what it means to know that your community believes in you, but I can tell you that this support—the kind of support that comes from events just like this one—has made all the difference in the world for me.”

Relive the Excitement!

Thank you to our 2019 sponsors!



Comcast NBC Universal



Care Oregon Community Development Partners Group Health Foundation
IBEW Local 48 PAC/WEST Communications Prosper Portland


BNSF Railways City of Portland J.P. Morgan Chase Foundation Legacy Health
LMC Construction McMenamins Multnomah County Umpqua Bank

Kloshe Nanitch

Brown & Brown Northwest Insurance Columbia Bank Nichole Maher & Eddie Sherman Heritage Bank
Northwest Health Foundation NW Natural Portland Public Schools Providence Health & Services