Portland, October 24th, 2014. SOLVE supporters enjoyed a night of celebration at The Tom McCall Leadership Awards fundraising banquet. SOLVE honored one of Oregon’s Premier Citizen, Gerry Frank, with the Tom McCall Leadership award. The event took place at The Benson Hotel and presented Oregon Parks and Recreation Department with the inaugural Oregon Champion Awards. The evening raised over $180,000 for SOLVE’s mission and statewide signature programs.

Mark O. Hatfield, Jr. presents Lisa Van Laanen of the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department with the inaugural Oregon Champion Award.

Mark O. Hatfield, Jr. presents Lisa Van Laanen of the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department with the inaugural Oregon Champion Award.

Gladstone High School student, Emily Doll, displays trash artwork pieces she created during the live auction.

Gladstone High School student, Emily Doll, displays trash artwork pieces she created during the live auction.

 

 

About SOLVE: SOLVE is a statewide non-profit organization that has been bringing Oregonians together to protect the environment since 1969. The organization has grown from a small, grassroots group to a national model for volunteer action. Today, SOLVE mobilizes and trains tens of thousands of volunteers across Oregon to clean up beaches and rivers, and restore watersheds. Visit solveoregon.org for more information.

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