Portland, May 17th. The Willamette Valley Development Officers’ 4th Annual Regional Conference was held at The Governor Hotel. Nonprofit professionals took time to honor their best and brightest. (Photo Credit, Andie Petkus)
Leve Board Members were honored with the Community Hero Award. Board Members include: Raleigh Stamm, Anne Lawrence, Michelle Markoga, Kiernan Doherty, Megan Dobsen, Maddie Andrews, Nell Loomis, Courtney Francis and Kendall Murphy.
WVDO Executive Director, Agnes Zach, Chief Executive Officer of the Meyer Memorial Trust, Doug Stamm and Anthony Petchel, Banking Officer from Bank of the Cascades and Board President of WVDO
Anthony Petchel presented Benna Gottfried, from Girls Inc. of NW Oregon, with the Starbright Award
The 100-year-old fused glass artist, Frank Springer, creates his pieces at the "Geezer Gallery" in Multnomah Village. The former Portland Police officer made all of the one-of-a-kind glass platter awards.
Kaleen Deatherage from Mt. Hood Kiwanis Camp was honored with the Executive Leadership Award
Barbara Stallcup Miller was on hand to help present the award which bears her name.
Jim Lillis received the Barbara Stallcup Miller Professional Achievement Award for his outstanding fundraising work at organizations such as YMCA, Jesuit High School, Special Olympics and currently, Friends of Children.
The conference explored emerging trends in fund development and featured speakers who discussed “best practices” for nonprofits. It offered professionals networking opportunities for development officers from around the region.
Phoebe Krueger and Stephanie Hooper from Pacific Continental Bank
Mark Bates, Co-Founder and Chief Operations Officer of the software company, Good Works Now
Blair Feehan, Project and Marketing Coordinator for the nonprofit consulting business: Collins Group
Michelle Holman represented "Greater Giving" a company delivering technology and credit card processing services to nonprofits.
Cat Monaghan from Idealist Consulting talks with an attendee.
WVDO empowers its members to develop resources and fundraising excellence. We learn together. We support one another. We improve non-profits and the communities they serve.