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Our community raised $230,000 at the Night of 11,000 Stars Gala & Auction!

We had a magical, starry night sponsored by Sierra Pacific Industries, International Paper, Roseburg Forest ProductsWeyerhaeuser, and Deployed Logix on Saturday, October 7th, 2023 at the UO Ford Alumni Center!

Springfield Education Foundation supporters gathered together to raise funds for the nearly 11,000 students attending Springfield Public Schools. Big thanks to everyone who helped make this important fundraiser a success for the kids: friends, family, sponsors, educators, volunteers, and the SEF Board of Directors, who worked tirelessly to make this event magical. This community knows the importance of quality public education, and it shows!

Guests took photos at the Raven Dental Photo Booth, won fabulous prizes by spinning the Harry Ritchie’s Prize Wheel, bid on fantastic silent auction items, and learned about the important programs SEF funds at the SELCO Grant Showcase.

During the program, we enjoyed a fabulous plated dinner from Carte Blanche Caterers as we were entertained by program hosts, Jeff Fuller and Andy Price! The live auction, hosted by auctioneer extraordinaire, Sid Voorhees, was a huge success. Generous donors raised their paddles in support of students and educators, and we even had a special paddle raise for Springfield High School’s Mariachi del Sol, raising $7,650 for the band!

Huge thanks to our sponsors, donors, and volunteers who helped 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, the UO Ford Alumni Center, student volunteers, and the Active 20-30 Club of Eugene.

We hope to see you all next year for SEF’s 30th anniversary!
The 15th annual Night of 11,000 Stars will take place at the UO Ford Alumni Center
on Saturday, October 19th, 2024.

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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! 


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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 2024 Night of 11,000 Stars, please reach out to Christina@SpringfieldEducationFoundation.org or call (541) 726-3243.

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