Philanthropy Spotlight: June 2018

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Posted by Theresa Tanner on July 5, 2018, 6 a.m.

On April 14, 2018, 400 patrons and supporters of the Northwest Museum of Arts & Culture gathered at the Historic Davenport Hotel for “Titantic Gala: A Night to Remember.” The event was inspired by the museum’s  seventh-month exhibition,” Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition,” which featured authentic artifacts recovered from the wreck site of Titanic and extensive room re-creations.

Katherine, Tim and Beth Merck
Katherine, Tim and Beth Merck
Photo by Chad Ramsey

For the gala, Davenport Hotel Chef Tom Librande recreated the 10-course menu served to First Class passengers on April 14, 1912, mere hours before the world’s largest ocean liner on its maiden voyage struck an iceberg. The menu included poached salmon with mousseline sauce, calvados-glazed roast duck breast with appleasauce and pâté de foie gras.

Joe and Amber Owens raise a glass at "Titantic Gala: A Night to Remember"
Joe and Amber Owens raise a glass at "Titantic Gala: A Night to Remember"
Photo by Chad Ramsey

Attendees, dressed in black tie or period appropriate attire, raised $154,000 to benefit the mission of the museum: to actively engage all people in the appreciation of arts and culture through collections stewardship, exhibits, and programs that educate and entertain.

Suzanne and Mark Ostersmith
Suzanne and Mark Ostersmith
Photo by Chad Ramsey