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

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

Anthony Petchel presented Benna Gottfried, from Girls Inc. of NW Oregon, with the Starbright Award

 
the amazing 100 year old fused glass artist, Frank Springer from the "Geezer Gallery" in Multnomah Village. The former Portland Police officer created the glass platter awards

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 earned the Executive Leadership Award

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.

Barbara Stallcup Miller was on hand to help present the award which bears her name.

 

Jim Lillis recieved the Barbara Stallcup Miller Professional Achievement Award for his successful fundraising work at organizations such as YMCA, Jesuit High School, Special Olympics and currently Friends of Children.

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

Phoebe Krueger and Stephanie Hooper from Pacific Continental Bank

 
Mark Bates, Co-Founder and Chief Operations Officer of Software Provider "Good Works Now".

Mark Bates, Co-Founder and Chief Operations Officer of the software company, Good Works Now

 
 
Blair Feehan, Project and Marketing Coordinator for the Collins Group

Blair Feehan, Project and Marketing Coordinator for the nonprofit consulting business: Collins Group

  
Michelle Holman represented the "Greater Giving" the business delivering technology and credit card processing services to nonprofits.

Michelle Holman represented "Greater Giving" a company delivering technology and credit card processing services to nonprofits.

 

Cat Monaghan from Idealist Consulting

Cat Monaghan from Idealist Consulting talks with an attendee.

About WVDO:

 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.

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