MARCH 2, 2019




Red Ball is Ainsworth Foundation’s biggest party and most important fundraising event of the year! It is a festive, adult-only night out with drinks, dinner and new this year…an after-party with dancing.


3/02/2019 : Doors open 5:30 PM for Check in, Drinks and APPETIZERS


The Sentinel Hotel : 614 SW 11th Ave, Portland, OR 97205


The Ainsworth Foundation is dedicated to raising money for staffing positions not covered by the budget allotted to Ainsworth from Portland Public Schools. This year, depending on how much the Foundation can raise, we hope to cover shortfalls in Art staffing, classroom educational assistants, and specialists in Math and Technology for the 2019 – 2020 school year. Our principal will make the final decision on how the funds raised will be used.


WONDERING WHAT TO WEAR? Lots of people wear dressy cocktail attire-- but it's Portland, so wear something a little more relaxed if that’s more your speed!

When you arrive at Red Ball, you will go through a check-in process where you’ll get your bidder number. At the end of the evening, you will go to the check-out station and confirm your purchases, sign and take home your auction items/gift certificates. For parties, you will get an email confirmation.

The Silent Auction will have lots of fun items and parties to bid on. Bid on Silent Auction items and sign up for parties at Red Ball by writing your name and bidder number on the bid sheets next to each item's description sheet. The parties hosted by Ainsworth parents and teachers are sign-up events for a set price and have a limited number of spots.

Great vacation opportunities and special experiences will be offered at the Live Auction. You can also make direct monetary donations to the Ainsworth Foundation during the paddle raise.   New this year, you can also take part in Last Hero. Every bid is a donation to the Foundation, and if you are the last one to win the prize!


Don’t have your Ticket yet? There is still time! Tickets are $100/person. Your Red Ball ticket includes a champagne welcome drink, an additional drink ticket, hors d'oeuvres, access to the fabulous Silent Auction and Class Art Auction, and a plated dinner during the exciting Live Auction (additional beverages available for purchase)!  

Invite your friends, invite your neighbors, invite the grandparents…know any Ainsworth Alumni…invite them!  

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