seattle & portland 60th anniversary events

JVC Northwest’s 60th anniversary celebrations are already underway but our two biggest celebratory events will be taking place in the coming months. Read on to learn about the details of our big Seattle and Portland gatherings, taking place May 14 and June 18, respectively.

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First, a little history; the annual JVC Northwest fundraising gathering began with our 50th anniversary celebrations in 2006. A tireless group of dedicated former JVs stepped up to organize the events, and with the help of staff were able to put on our first major fundraising events in both Seattle and Portland.

These first gatherings, bolstered by the enthusiasm of former JVs from across Washington, Oregon, and beyond, were the most successful fundraising events in our organization’s history, and more importantly, provided the opportunity for former JVs to convene, connect with one another, and reflect on the impact of their year(s) of service.

With the 60th Anniversary and our two major upcoming gatherings, we are inviting the entire JVC Northwest family, and former JVs in particular, to rediscover the Jesuit Volunteer experience, reconnect with JVC Northwest and their community, and recommit to the core values of simple living, community, spirituality, and social and ecological justice.

Seattle Event registration has closed but you can email outreach@jvcnorthwest.org to arrange last-minute reservations. Register for the Portland Event here!

Seattle 60th Anniversary Event

  • Saturday, May 14, 2016
  • Seattle University
    • Mass – St. Ignatius Chapel (4:30 p.m.)
      • Fr. John Whitney (St. Mary’s, AK ’81-82) presiding
    • Social Hour – Campion Ballroom (6:00 p.m.)
    • Dinner and Program – Campion Ballroom (6:45 p.m.)
      • Dinner
        • Vegetarian, vegan, and meat options available
      • Keynote – Fr. Pat Conroy, Oregon Province Jesuit and Chaplain to the U.S. House of Representatives
      • JV Reflection
      • Fr. Jack Morris, S.J. Award Presentation
        • Nominations have closed, thank you to all those who submitted!
      • Raffle
      • And more!
  • Pricing
    • Online registration and payment for the Seattle Event is closed, please email outreach@jvcnorthwest.org for last-minute reservations or inquiries
    • Standard ticket – $60
    • Young adult/Recent FJV ticket* – $45
      • *Served ’10-11 through ’14-15
    • Tables (9/table) – $540
    • Sponsorship opportunities
      • Contact Anne Douglas to receive sponsorship levels and benefits

 

Portland 60th Anniversary Event

  • Saturday, June 18, 2016
  • Jesuit High School
    • Mass –  Alex L. Parks Performing Arts Center (5:00 p.m.)
      • Fr. Larry Gooley, S.J. presiding
    • Social Hour – Performing Arts Center foyer (6:00 p.m.)
    • Dinner and Program – Smith Gymnasium (7:00 p.m.)
      • Dinner
        • Vegetarian, vegan, and meat options available
      • Former and current JV reflection
      • Raffle
      • And more!
  • Pricing
    • Online registration and payment for the Portland Event is live HERE!
    • Standard ticket – $60
    • Young adult/Recent FJV ticket* – $45
      • *Served ’10-11 through ’14-15
    • Tables (8/table) – $480
    • Sponsorship opportunities
      • Contact Anne Douglas to receive sponsorship levels and benefits

 

  • Tickets and Registration
    • Registration for Seattle Event has closed. Email outreach@jvcnorthwest.org with any last-minute registration requests or inquiries.
    • Registration for Portland Event found here.

 

We sincerely look forward to the chance to see and catch up with all the current and former JVs, JVEs, staff, support people, Board members, Jesuits, and friends that have shaped (and have been shaped) throughout our 60 year history.

All questions, comments, and suggestions can be sent to our Outreach and Events Coordinator, Zach Reuter, at outreach@jvcnorthwest.org.

Thoughts on seattle & portland 60th anniversary events

  1. My husband and I will attend. We look forward to a powerful, spiritually deepening experience shared in this beloved community.

    • Thank you for your kind words Nancy, we look forward to having you attend. Will you be joining us in Seattle or Portland?

  2. Hi there,

    I do plan to attend. I would also like to be on the JVC e-mailing list.

    Ann Houston (Kelley) JVC Portland 1976-77
    Sunriver, Oregon

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