Portland, November 15th. 730 people packed the Portland Hilton Hotel to honor some of Oregon and Southwest Washington’s most passionate philanthropists. William R. Swindells congratulated Greg Chaille, who received the Thomas Lamb Eliot Award. The Philanthropy Awards lunch was organized by the local chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals. (Photo Credit, Andie Petkus)
Jack Gray presents the Outstanding Volunteer Group award to the Outdoor School Student Leaders program, represented by Hannah Steinkopf-Frank, left, and Chiarra Forester at the Philanthropy Awards Luncheon of the Association of Fundraising Professionals Oregon and Southwest Washington Chapter.
Masters of Ceremony, William R. Swindells, and Gerry Frank
Dr. Walter Urba, Providence Cancer Center, presented the Outstanding Philanthropic Corporation Award to Safeway, Portland Division, represented by Steve Frisby, President, Safeway Portland Division.
Steve and Jan Oliva, joined the many well-wishers for Ed Lynch, who along with his late wife, Dollie, won the Vollum Award for Lifetime Philanthropic Achievement
Ed Lynch addresses the audience of 730
Harry Merlo, winner of the award for Outstanding Philanthropist, addresses the group. The award was presented by Kerry Tymchuk
The Board of the Pendleton Foundation Trust, and others from Pendleton attended in honor of the Outstanding Philanthropic Foundation award given to the Trust
The Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) is the professional association of individuals responsible for generating philanthropic support for a wide variety of nonprofit, charitable organizations. Founded in 1960, AFP (formerly the National Society of Fund Raising Executives) advances philanthropy through its nearly 30,000 members in more than 200 chapters throughout the world.