Under the Moonlight Fundraising Dinner at Lan Su Chinese Garden

Under the Moonlight Fundraising Dinner


To reserve your table for the 2018 Under the Moonlight Fundraising Evening on September 8 or for more information please contact Vanessa Abahashemi at 503.228.8131 ext 1026 or email Vanessa


Give once, and double your impact with a matched leadership gift! 

Double the impact of your support with a leadership gift to Lan Su’s annual fundraising dinner Under the Moonlight. Your gift—combined with the gifts of other members and supporters—will be recognized and matched that evening by dinner guests.

Leadership Gift



Lan Su hosts its premier fundraising event, Under the Moonlight, annually in September. Guests at the event are treated to an intimate, lantern-lit dining experience in the emerald splendor of the garden at dusk. This enchanting evening in the garden included:

  • A three-course dinner for 10 prepared and served by one of Portland’s premier chefs. 
  • An elegant dinner table in a special lantern-lit spot in the garden. Chefs cooking table-side will add to the merriment and atmosphere
  • Pre-dinner cocktails served in the Courtyard of Tranquility
  • Post-dinner drinks 
  • Fabulous auction and raffle items
  • An experience beyond all others…honored guests, basking in the garden moonlight, eating the best food and having the best of times 


Participating Restaurants & Chefs:


Table Hosts:

  • First Interstate Bank
  • Becky Smith and Jody Luth
  • Christina Wilson and Jenifer Prendergast
  • The MacNaughton Group at Realty Trust
  • Raymond Cheng, Vice President, Board of Directors
  • Stewart Sokol & Larkin, LLC
  • The Tao of Tea
  • Vibrant Table & Food In Bloom

Leadership Gifts:

Karen Art in memory of Robert Art • Jill Chen • Randall Choy in honor of Helen & Stephen Ying • Lynda Decker • Doyle Forister & Gary Sheldon in honor of Forister & Yang Families • Patricia & Bennett Garner • Halton Foundation • Constance Hiram & Henry Bruns • Cully Holte • Jan Hurst • Lisa James • Lisa James in memory of Gary Harbison • Soren Jorgensen & Vanessa Abahashemi • Stephen & Sara Ledoux • Betty Jean Lee in honor of Helen & Stephen Ying and Joyce Lew • Betty Jean Lee in honor of Deanna Wong • Gloria Lee in honor of Helen & Stephen Ying • Brandon Lenzi • Steven Linn • Kathy MacNaughton • NWEA • Linda Olds • Allan & Madeline Olson • Dave Pollock in honor of Vanessa Abahashemi • Majorie Powell • Kim & Stan Prosser • Henry F. Schwarz III & Susan Rinker • David Shavel in honor of Helen & Stephen Ying • Marilyn Slotfeldt in memory of Henry W. Lee • Anna Truxes • Catherine Wagoner in memory of Rose Scarpa • Lee & Melinda Weinstein • Karin & Barton Whalen • Anne Marie Worbes • Yellow Mountain Stoneworks • Ze Ming Zhao



$5,000 - Premiere Sponsors 

  • Table of 10 – Prime location in Lan Su’s loveliest places
  • Three-course dinner for 10 prepared for and served by a premier Portland chef. Appetizers, drinks, post dinner treats are all included
  • Logo and/or name included on event web page
  • Name recognition on event program
  • Recognition as a major donor on Lan Su’s donor web page and end-of-year giving newsletter (mailed to 6,000 donors, members, followers)
  • A Business Membership to Lan Su affording multiple benefits including visits for employees and/or customers. Value $500 (this can be traded for other membership if Business Membership is not appropriate)
  • Table Sponsorship has a tangible value for goods and services of $1,500


$3,000 - Table Sponsors

  • Table of 10 – location in one of the three pavilions
  • Three-course dinner for 10 prepared for and served by a premier Portland chef. Appetizers, drinks, post dinner treats all included - Value $1,500
  • Name recognition on event program
  • Recognition as a donor on Lan Su’s donor web page and end-of-year giving newsletter (mailed to 6,000 donors, members, followers)
  • 20 admission tickets (two per guest) - Value $190
  • Table Sponsorship has a tangible value for goods and services of $1,500


To reserve your table for the 2018 Under the Moonlight Fundraising Evening on September 8 or for more information please contact Vanessa Abahashemi at 503.228.8131 ext 1026 or email Vanessa


Under the Moonlight - Double Your Impact

Double the impact of your support of Lan Su Chinese Garden with a leadership gift donation to Lan Su’s annual fundraising dinner Under the Moonlight

Your gift—combined with the gifts of other members and supporters—will be matched that evening by Under the Moonlight dinner guests and used to maintain and improve the garden and to support the hundreds of cultural programs that Lan Su provides to the community.

Double your impact today »