Portland, OR. The second annual Taste of Giving event had a band that played vintage blues, jazz and ragtime music. The event on September 13th was designed to showcase the grant-making capabilities of the Oregon Jewish Community Foundation (OJCF). Jewish young professionals who attended enjoyed an evening of food, conversation and inspiration. Cara Perellis and Andrew Rosengarten, OJCF Giving Council Members, enjoyed the evening at the Lagunitas Community Room on NE Broadway.

Attendees gather to reflect on their personal giving and share with each other.

Chairs Brad Stern and Jacob Caniparoli join OJCF staff Sonia Marie Leikam for a quick picture.

From Oregon Jewish Community Foundation:

Since 1989, OJCF’s mission has been to create, promote and facilitate a culture of giving and to serve as a guardian of permanent funds available to safeguard the quality of Jewish communal life in Oregon and Southwest Washington.

We do this by helping individuals and families manage their current philanthropic giving as well as customizing permanent charitable endowments for the benefit of their favorite organizations. OJCF also manages and administers funds on behalf of other Oregon and SW Washington Jewish charities.