Portland, OR. Philanthropic individuals and organizations were honored at the 2018 Philanthropy Awards Luncheon presented by the Association of Fundraising Professionals Oregon and Southwest Washington Chapter (AFP) on November 7th at the Hilton. AFP Outstanding Innovative Project: #Every28Days was honored. It’s a volunteer-led project in Clark County, Washington to collect feminine hygiene products for women and girls experiencing homelessness and poverty. Accepting were Amy Brown, AFP; Kim Hash, Share; Dianna Kretzchmar, volunteer; Kimberly Howard, PGE, event Master of Ceremonies

The awards lunch celebrates National Philanthropy Day, which recognizes the contributions of philanthropy and people active in the philanthropic community. The Presenting Sponsor was Oregon State University Foundation. 

Susan & John Bates were honored as the “Outstanding Philanthropists.”

The 2018 Philanthropy Award recipients were:
• Connie & Lee Kearney, Vollum Award for Lifetime Philanthropic Achievement
• Susan & John Bates, Outstanding Philanthropists
• Kimberly Cooper, Outstanding Volunteer Fundraiser
• Reser’s Fine Foods, Outstanding Philanthropic Corporation
• CARES Northwest, Outstanding Volunteer Group
• #Every28Days, Outstanding Innovative Project

Connie & Lee Kearney were honored with the Vollum Award for Lifetime Philanthropic Achievement.

From The Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP):

The Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) represents 30,000 members in more than 200 chapters throughout the world, working to advance philanthropy through education, training, mentoring, research, credentialing, and advocacy. The association fosters the development and growth of fundraising professionals and promotes high ethical standards in the fundraising profession. The AFP Oregon and Southwest Washington Chapter provides resources, education and networking opportunities for development professionals in our region. For more information, visit www.afporegon.afpnet.org or call (503) 715-3100.