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An Evening of Inspiration, Empowerment and Unity

Date: Friday, October 27, 2017 at 6PM
Location: Aura, Portland's Newest Event and Music Venue, 121 Center Street, Portland


Tickets are $35, $75 or $125 and are on a sliding scale, just like our health care services. We are grateful for your generosity for this fundraising event. 

  • In Person. Aura Box Office (No Service Charge): 121 Center St., Portland, ME. Open Wednesday-Saturday, 11:30 am to midnight. 
  • By Phone. 1-800-745-3000
  • Online. Visit auramaine.com 

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Schedule of Events

6PM: Signature Cocktails and Hearty Hors D'Oeuvres

7PM: Inspirational Speakers

8PM: Mix & Mingle

9PM-Midnight: The After Party! Music & Dancing with Portland DJ/Producer Jay-C

Special Guest: Dr. Willie Parker

Author of Life's Work: A Moral Argument for Choice, Dr. Parker is an OB/GYN working on the front lines of the fight for reproductive justice. He is the chair of Physicians for Reproductive Health and the recipient of Planned Parenthood's Margaret Sanger Award. Dr. Parker has been featured in two documentary films, Trapped and Jackson, about the legal battles to keep abortion clinics open.

Willie Parker on Providing Abortions in the Deep South - The Atlantic 

Parking & Additional Information

  • On street parking is available, as well as numerous parking garages including Spring Street, Elm Street, and Temple Street.
  • One City Center Parking Garage - 23 Free Street. $3 per hour, open 24/7.
  • Spring Street Parking Garage - 45 Spring Street. 2$ per hour, open until midnight.
  • Midtown Parking (surface) Lot - 44 Free Street. 10$ event parking.                 
  • The Free Street entrance is best for persons with mobility issues.
  • A Sign Language interpreter will be present at the event. 



If you are interested in becoming an event Sponsor, please contact us at
1-844-245-9388 or [email protected] for more information.


Margot and Roger Milliken
Louis and Anne Abrons Foundation
S. Donald Sussman


The VIA Agency 
In Honor of Gertrude Mertens
Bonnie Porta and Bobby Monks




Coffee By Design
Ellen J. Popenoe, Phd. and Paul Popenoe, Jr.
Karen Harris and Rob Gips
Migis Lodge on Sebago Lake
Anonymous - In Honor of Grandmothers for Reproductive Rights
Yemaya and Lucas St. Clair


Karin Anderson
Maribeth Hourihan
Carol and Joe Wishcamper
Jennifer Goldman and Sara Lewis
Lynn and Jim Shaffer
Dr. Bud and Wendy Kellett
Nancy Grant and Mike Boyson
Sherry F. Huber
Susan Schraft and Richard Berne
Beth Ackerson and Alan McIlhenny
Karen Geraghty and Carol Kelly
Lisa Rideout and Michael Foley
Sarah  and Sophie Halpin
Dr. Joseph and Barbara Schenkel
The Reverend Anne C. Fowler
Erica Schair-Cardona and Ivan Cardona
Christina Cinelli and Jim Wilkerson
Diana and Adam Lee
Layne Gregory and Daniel Oppenheim
Community Health Options
Randall Rives Perkins
Heidi and David Fitz
Stephanie Cotsirilos
Dan Crewe
Bernstein Shur 
Erin and Bryce Wolf
Bethany and Daniel Kleban
Maine Education Association 
Jenny Scheu and John Ryan
Eleanor Goldberg
Kelley Barton Newkirk and Margaret Barton


Tess Gerritsen
Leslie Clark
Nancy Kelleher
Melinda Sheehee
Deb Cook and Tony Holt
Eydie and Rodger Pryzant
Kelley and Aaron Pratt
David Backer
Clara Porter
Gillian B. Schair and Seth D. Rigoletti
Kendra and Jordan Klein
Anne B. Zill
Rachael and Justin Alfond
Senator Angus King
Law Offices of Joe Bornstein
Joanne D’Arcangelo - In memory of Sophie D'Arcangelo
Phil Hoose and Sandi Ste. George
Equality Maine 
George Campbell
Cathy Lee
Maine Senate Democratic Campaign Committee
Michael P. Wood, CFA
Sara Trickett
Anne Carney and David Wennberg

Small Business Friend

Café Crepe 
Town Landing Market 
Sharyn Peavey Photography

In-Kind Donations

Polychrome Collective 
Dean’s Sweets 
LT’s inc.
Hardshore Distilling Company
Taylor Made Security
Skillins Greenhouses
Petite Jacqueline
Katie Made Bakery
David's Restaurant
Standard Baking Co.
Foley's Gourmet Bakery
Two Fat Cats Bakery
Maine Beer Company
The Forecaster
Tin Pan Bakery
Izzy's Cheesecake
Night Moves Bread + Pie
Ten Ten Pié
Scratch Baking Co.
Tandem Coffee + Bakery
Union Bagel Co.