Celebrate 35 years of Oregon MESA


Due to recommendations from the state of Oregon and local institutions concerning the current COVID-19 epidemic and limitations on large gatherings, we will be canceling the MESA 35th Anniversary Gala originally set for March 12th, 2020.

We are deeply disappointed and were looking forward to celebrating with this incredible community. However, the health and safety of our community are of the utmost importance.

We are planning to reschedule the event to a later date in 2020. We hope that you will join us.

If you have already purchased a ticket and would like a refund for your ticket or table, please email Otherwise, your ticket will be applied to the rescheduled date or, if you are unable to join us, will go towards supporting our programs and our continued expansion in Oregon, and costs already incurred for the dinner.

Thank you again for your support. Please keep an eye out for our rescheduled date. We are so grateful to have you in our community and we look forward to seeing you again soon. - OREGON MESA

35th Anniversary Fundraising Gala

Since 1985, Oregon MESA has been working to achieve equity in the STEM fields through the shared effort of a growing community of students, teachers, parents, volunteers, alumni, industry partners, and committed supporters.

On March 12th, 2020 Oregon MESA is celebrating these vibrant, world-changing connections at our 35th Anniversary Fundraising Gala, hosted at OMSI. Join us for a night of fun, celebration, and giving. Don't miss out on our inaugural fundraising gala!

Doors open at 6pm and musical performance by Bosko Kante.


Become a Sponsor

Connect MESA students to the future and help us create a more equitable world. Through your sponsorship you will help MESA expand from 30 to 50 schools, reaching over 1000 students and providing vital STEM professional development to K-12 teachers.

Your support for Oregon MESA is a direct investment into the workforce of the future. Together we can ensure that the future is innovative, equitable, and vibrant.

Visit our event website to sponsor our Gala or contact Oregon MESA Executive Director Tong Zhang at


Donate Today

If you can't join us for our gala, you can still make a contribution by clicking below or visiting our event website to provide a monetary donation. We'd also appreciate in-kind donations so contact us today to see how you can make a contribution. Every small contribution has a lasting impact!