Due to recommendations from the state of Oregon and local institutions concerning the current COVID-19 epidemic and limitations on large gatherings, we will be canceling the MESA 35th Anniversary Gala originally set for March 12th, 2020.


We are deeply disappointed and were looking forward to celebrating with this incredible community. However, the health and safety of our community are of the utmost importance. We are planning to reschedule the event to a later date in 2020. We hope that you will join us.


If you have already purchased a ticket and would like a refund for your ticket or table, please email Otherwise, your ticket will be applied to the rescheduled date or, if you are unable to join us, will go towards supporting our programs and our continued expansion in Oregon, and costs already incurred for the dinner.


Thank you again for your support. Please keep an eye out for our rescheduled date. We are so grateful to have you in our community and we look forward to seeing you again soon.




MESA 35th Anniversary Gala

Come Join Us For an Evening of Fun, Celebration, and Giving!


Since 1985, Oregon MESA has been working to achieve equity in the STEM fields through the shared effort of a growing community of students, teachers, parents, volunteers, alumni, industry partners, and committed supporters.


On March 12th, 2020, Oregon MESA is celebrating these vibrant, world-changing connections at our 35th Anniversary Fundraising Gala, hosted at OMSI. Join us for a night of fun, celebration, and giving. Don't miss out on our inaugural fundraising gala!



Tickets and sponsorships are sold out!



6:00pm Cocktails & Silent Auction

7:00pm Buffet Dinner

7:30pm Celebration of MESA


Doors open at 6pm and musical performance by Bosko Kante

Dress Style (optional): Cocktail or Electric 80s

Event Info

March 12, 2020
6:00 PM (PDT)

1945 SE Water Ave, Portland, OR 97214

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Thank you to our Gala Sponsors