Support the ProStart Trip to Nationals!

Help Oregon's Team Get to the National ProStart Invitational!
We are raising money to help Oregon’s ProStart State Champions, McMinnville High School, fund their trip to the National ProStart Invitational in Charleston, SC, April 28-30, 2017 (Get a feel for the action here).
We appreciate donations of all sizes (they are tax deductible). Major sponsors ($2,000+) receive recognition throughout the year. Here are some sponsorship opportunities:
  • Transportation: Airfare, luggage (culinary equipment) and ground transportation; all or part of the $800 per person ($6,400 total)
  • Hotel: The designated headquarter hotel costs $465 per person ($3,720 total) for the four night trip
  • Meals: Student meals are only covered two of the four days; so we are hoping to create an ‘allowance’ for each team member’s needs.  
ProStart® culinary students from 14 high schools across the state competed in the Oregon event back in February. McMinnville students won that Championship, earning them a spot to compete at Nationals and a share of $160,000 in academic scholarships.  McMinnville High School’s team included teacher Krista Carpino; mentors Norma Buchholz and Todd Wieweck; and students Devin Baldwin, Kaylyn Clevenger, Hanna Eby, Luis Garibaldo, Karissa Olsen. Their three-course meal was a mouthwatering creation featuring Dungeness Crab Miso Custard, Thai Shrimp Cakes, and Bittersweet Truffle Torte.

High School Chefs Prepare for National Competition

McMinnville Student Chef Winners

2017 Oregon ProStart Culinary Championships

2016 National ProStart Invitational

For more information on how you can participate as a volunteer or support this program in other ways, contact Wendy Popkin, executive director, ORLA Education Foundation, at 503.682.4422.

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McMinnville District: @McMSchools




Please consider donating by sending a check today, payable to ORLAEF: 8565 SW Salish Lane, Suite 120
Wilsonville, OR 97070
or call 503.682.4422.

Or donate directly to the team's GoFundMe page.


We appreciate donations from the above businesses!