you are cordially invited to


Date TBD
Embassy Suites Portland Airport

Thank you to our 2020 sponsors:


JPMorgan Chase & Co.


Nike Ascend Network


NW Natural
The Standard
Providence Health & Services


Prosper Portland    Brown & Brown Northwest Insurance    SRM Advisors     Port of Portland    Portland Public Schools

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Event Details


We help build new beginnings for those who have been uprooted from their homes. Our unique and vital programs empower refugees to obtain crucial support in the U.S.

A refugee today is a contributing member of society tomorrow.

Date TBD, 2020

6PM Reception
7PM Dinner and Live Auction

Embassy Suites Portland Airport
7900 NE 82nd Avenue, Portland, Oregon, 97220
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Transportation options:
Take the MAX Red Line to the Airport. Use the Embassy Suites Courtesy Bus (arrangements must be made in advance).
Parking will be free for this event. Pick up your validation card at the Registration Table.

Wear your cultural wear or shiniest cocktail ensemble to help celebrate IRCO.

Meet your emcee

Anna Canzano

Anna Canzano is the creator and host of “That Expert Show”. Anna interviews the world’s top experts about how to live smarter, healthier, and happier.

Anna is an Emmy award winning journalist. Her investigative reporting for KATU News and KOIN News in Portland, Oregon over two decades changed state laws, imprisoned criminals, and led to foster children getting adopted.

She is married to Oregonian sports columnist and talk radio show host John Canzano. They apply all the parenting skills they can muster in raising their three daughters.

They also co-founded and run a 501(c)3 non-profit, The Bald Faced Truth Foundation. In nearly a decade, it's impacted 15,000 children with support in the arts, academics and athletics. The Bald Faced Truth Foundation runs Camp Exceptional, a summer sports camp for kids of all abilities.

Meet your auctioneer

Misty Marquam

Misty Marquam, founder and Principal Auctioneer at Marquam Auction Agency, is a powerhouse of energy and enthusiasm. Specializing in fundraising, charity event planning, data-driven revenue strategy and equity, Misty and team work tirelessly as organizations’ ambassadors. The result? Successful, inclusive and profitable events. She has but one goal for her partners: bring the fun while showing them the money!

Joining us this evening

Kervencia Limage

United States of America Miss Oregon

Kervencia Limage, born in Haiti, proudly now calls Oregon her home. She is currently completing her Bachelor's degree in psychology while obtaining her Esthetician license, a lifelong passion. Kervencia is breaking barriers in communities as one of the founders of a school in Haiti, where she works alongside her sister to provide free education for low-income students. Hard work and determination were the cornerstones in which she built her platform to be crowned United States of America’s Miss Oregon’s in her very first pageant competition. She is honored and excited to represent Oregon for the national title in Las Vegas, Nevada early next year!


Mugalula Mukiibi

Two Musicians, 1980

40 x 48 inches, Batik painting

Contact Us


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