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Light-a-Fire helps provide access to a Valley Catholic education for the 1 in 4 students who qualify for tuition assistance.

Your contribution creates new and exciting opportunities for students, keeps classrooms full, promotes inclusion, and maintains consistency for families in need. 

Simply put, your gift makes life better for everyone at Valley Catholic School. Let your light kindle the fire of discovery and experience for all VCS students.

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Sponsor Spotlight:
Wine – Its all in the VCS Family

The VCS Gala benefits from a generous community of VCS family winemakers. Their varietals have graced our event tables and Wall of Wine for many years.  Raise a glass to this year’s sponsors:


Beacon Hill Winery is owned and operated by VCES parents Carla Rodriguez and George Hillberry. Their winery and guest houses offer stunning views, special occasion venues and a warm welcome to all who visit. Many thanks to the Rodriguez-Hillberry family for their support! Salud!

Jesse Estate Vineyards

Jesse Estate Vineyards was established in 2009 by Mary ’82 and Alan Jesse when their first vines were planted. Their daughters Anna ’11 and Katharine ’14 are Valiant alumnae as well.  We are incredibly thankful for this VCS legacy family. Sláinte!


SSMO Foundation Director Tom and Melinda Melillo, parents of Thomas ’19 and J. Michael ’21, are contributing their delicious pinot noir from their winery, Olea Vineyards.  Cheers to Olea for keeping our palates happy at the Gala! Proost!

In addition to their sponsorships, they have each contributed a wine experience, and each will be available for bidding in the online auction:

  • Vineyard  stay at Beacon Hill Winery near Gaston. Enjoy a two-night stay for up to 6 guests in a 3 bedroom, 2.5 bath home nestled in in the heart of the vineyard, as well as a full tasting of Beacon Hill wines.
  • Bring your friends to Jesse Estate Vineyards, just south of Hillsboro where you will experience a guided wine tasting for 8.  Tour the vineyard and enjoy sparkling wine or rose, hear a brief overview of wine tasting techniques and tips, learn what makes the Oregon wine industry different from the rest of the industry, and taste six top-quality pinot noirs with light accompaniments. Each guest will take home a bottle of Jesse Estate Vineyards’ wine.
  • Wine night getaway for two at Casa Olea at Olea Vineyards on Parrett Mountain near Sherwood. Take in sweeping views of the vineyards, Mt. Hood and  enjoy a private tasting of Olea’s wines. Easy launch or landing to/from Oregon wine country.  Cheers!

VCS Gala sponsors underwrite the operating expenses of the event. Our sponsors make it possible for all funds raised to go directly to VCS programs and tuition assistance.

We are thankful for their steadfast support.

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