GlamHer 2015 was a huge success!
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Deborah Steinkopf, Executive Director
503‐232‐1528, ext 203
Portland, OR (May 8, 2015) – Bradley Angle’s annual signature event, GlamHer was a huge success!
Last night, May 7, Portland’s famous drag queen, Poison Waters emceed the sassy, stylish affair at the Nines in downtown Portland. The 400 guests in attendance donated over $147,00 to support survivors of domestic violence. In addition to those funds, all the donations over $1,000 will see a one-to-one match by the Maybelle Clark MacdonaldFund.
Bradley Angle’s executive director, Deborah Steinkopf, remarked on the evening, “We broke several records with this year’s GlamHer. The generosity of our guests was unprecedented. And the amount of fun had last night reached a whole new level.”
Bradley Angle became the first domestic violence shelter on the West Coast when they opened their doors 40 years ago. In honor of their founding, the theme of the night was 1975. Drag queens and guests alike sported ‘70s attire, disco music played, and people had a chance to get their photo taken with some of Portland’s most notable drag queens.
Guests enjoyed the opportunity to mingle, taste wine and food from around the Pacific Northwest, and bid on fantastic auction packages to support survivors of domestic violence. Guests had chances to win exquisite wines from Oregon and Washington as well as one-of-a-kind accessories from local designers.
One highlight of the evening demonstrated the impact of community support. Melissa, a survivor, came to Bradley Angle’s shelter six years ago with her children on Christmas Eve. She bravely spoke at the event about how Bradley Angle helped her in a way that no one else could. “There are people and organizations like Bradley Angle that are there to help you. They did it for me and they’ll do it for anyone who has a voice to say ‘help.’” Today, Melissa is a teacher and likes to spend time with her two children.
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About Bradley Angle:
Bradley Angle opened the West Coast’s first domestic violence shelter in 1975 and in the four decades since, has developed innovative programs that address the complex needs of survivors and their children. Bradley Angle is devoted to building communities that are free from domestic violence and oppression, where loving, compassionate, and equitable relationships exist for all people.
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