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Please join us for the 14th annual Night of 11,000 Stars Gala & Auction!

Please join us for a magical, starry night sponsored by Sierra Pacific Industries and International Paper

We need your help to raise funds in support of the nearly 11,000 students attending Springfield Public Schools. This fun and elegant event will be held at the University of Oregon Ford Alumni Center on Saturday, October 7th from 5-9 pm. We invite community members, sponsors, and friends to attend to show support for the deserving students and dedicated teachers in our school district.

Social Reception – 5:00 – 6:30 pm

Complimentary wine & beer (bar sponsored by Sanipac)
Passed appetizers
Silent auction
Raven Dental Photo Booth
Prize Wheel
Live music
SELCO Grant Showcase

Plated Dinner – 6:30 pm
Carte Blanche Caterers

Program – 7:00 – 9:00 pm
Impact Videos
Heads & Tails
Live Auction with Sid Voorhees
Special Paddle Raise for Students
Dessert Dash


Huge thanks to our sponsors, donors, and volunteers who help to make the magic happen! We want to recognize our superstar Committee Co-Chairs, Justin and Malia Martin, and our amazing auctioneer, Sid Voorhees, for their continued efforts to make the event a success. All proceeds raised at the the Night of 11,000 Stars fuel important SEF funded programs in our school district including Innovative Educator Grants for literacy, science, math, arts and CTE programs, as well as outdoor education and social-emotional learning.

Special thanks also to: Carte Blanche CaterersEvents by ErinParties To GoLifeSlice Studios, and Zion Ideas Productions, IncBarry Thompson, Kirsten Albright and the UO Ford Alumni Center. 


If you have any questions about the annual Night of 11,000 Stars Gala, please call

541-726-3243 or email info@springfieldeducationfoundation.org


Thank you to our 2023 Sponsors! 


North Star Sponsors:

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The success of our foundation’s mission would not be possible without the generous support of local businesses in our community! Every dollar helps us to “empower student success through community engagement”.

To become a sponsor of the 2023 Night of 11,000 Stars, please reach out to Christina@SpringfieldEducationFoundation.org or call (541) 726-3243.

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