The Willamette Valley Development Officers hosted a special summer event in the Lan Su Chinese Garden (Photo Credit Andie Petkus). The July social mixer was aimed at building connections between business and non-profits. Several hundred people came to the festive party to make connections. It’s slogan: 3 Degrees, 2 Unite, 1 Community.

WVDO Executive Director, greets guests

Ron Bertolucci, Senior Vice President & Nonprofit Niche Manager First Independent and Agnes Zach, Executive Director, WVDO

Sponsors included; The Spirit Mountian Community Fund, The Portland Business Journal, Capital Pacific Bank.

Portland's lovely Lan Su Garden

Portland's lovely Lan Su Garden


3 Degrees Unite

Members of the Leve’ Board enjoy an evening of networking

Guests forge relationships

Gisel Hillner, Vice-President, Oregon Region, Washington Trust bank chats with Cynthia Thompson, Director of Development & Marketing at the Macdonald Center


Based on the popularity of the July 14th event, The WVDO may make the social mixer between business leaders and non-profits an annual event.