Pacific University’s Legends 2013 gala, auction, and concert has become an annual tradition. August 25th marked the seventh year the fundraiser was hosted by Tommy Thayer, lead guitarist of legendary rock band KISS. As sponsors of the event, Arnerich Massena advisors Chris Van Dyke and Ryland Moore were able to attend this extraordinary concert. “We’re really proud to be part of this event and able to support education in the Pacific Northwest,” says Van Dyke.
Highlights of the evening for Chris and Ryland included hearing Bobby Kimball, the former lead singer of the band Toto, sing the hits “Africa” and “Rosanna.” Other celebrity musicians included Grammy award-winning Bill Champlin, formerly a singer for the band Chicago; Danny Seraphine, original drummer and founding member of Chicago; and Patrick Lamb, Oregon’s own Grammy-nominated saxophonist.
The event was a huge success, raising money to benefit Pacific University’s athletics program, including the funding to build a new stadium roof for Lincoln Park. In addition to sponsorships, much of the fundraising came from the silent auction, with items up for bid like a Tommy Thayer Limited Edition Epiphone “Spaceman” Les Paul autographed guitar, an African photo safari for two, and golf lessons with Tommy Masters.
To see videos from the star-studded event, visit http://www.pacificu.edu/legends/.