Portland, September 21st. Supporters of the Portland Parks Foundation gathered to raise a glass in celebration of ten years of community enrichment.  Many enjoyed the outdoor event in Simon and Helen Director Park; the park is named in honor of Jordan Schnitzer’s maternal grandparents.

Simon and Helen Director Park

Simon and Helen Director Park

 

Kelly Cress, Aaron Fitzgerald, Ned McCall and Lora McCall

Kelly Cress, Aaron Fitzgerald, Ned McCall and Lora McCall

 

Dick Davis, John Trachenberg, Barbara Trachtenberg, Tamara Crocker

Dick Davis, John Trachenberg, Barbara Trachtenberg, Tamara Crocker

 

Thomas Balmer, Associate Justice of the Oregon Supreme Court and Founding Board Member, Mary Louis McClintock from the Oregon Community Foundation and Gary Withers VP of Concordia University

Thomas Balmer, Associate Justice of the Oregon Supreme Court and Founding Board Member, Mary Louis McClintock from the Oregon Community Foundation and Gary Withers VP of Concordia University

 

Harriet Cormack, Mary Ruble and Barbara Walker

Harriet Cormack, Mary Ruble and Barbara Walker

 

Sherry Manning, Development Director and Nick Hardigg the Executive Director of the Parks Foundation

Sherry Manning, Development Director and Nick Hardigg the Executive Director of the Parks Foundation

Foundation leaders and volunteers explain that they, “Work to protect and grow Portland’s legacy of world-class parks by ensuring that private support for parks continues to flourish, and that its citizens are empowered to contribute toward that excellence.” At the anniversary party they honored founders, paid tribute to those behind the Parks 2020 Vision plan which gave rise to Portland Parks Foundation and, “Set a new course for the next decade of keeping Portland at the forefront of great American cities.”

 

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