Portland, November 5th, 2014. More than 500 people attended Central City Concern’s seventh annual luncheon at the Portland Art Museum. CCC Founding Board member Sally McCracken posed for a photo with Portland City Mayor, Charlie Hales. The event raised more than $350,000 for Central City Concern’s employment, health and housing programs.
From CCC: Major corporate supporters were CareOregon and Wells Fargo. Featured speaker was Dr. Aleka Heinrici, a graduate of CCC’s programs; County Chair Deborah Kafoury introduced Dr. Heinrici and discussed the County’s history in supporting the Recovery Mentor Program. City Commissioner Dan Saltzman discussed the City’s support of two major capital projects for CCC in the coming two years. Portland Mayor Charlie Hales introduced CCC’s Executive Director Ed Blackburn who shared three stories about people reaching a higher potential thanks to the work of CCC staff.