Portland, OR. The Oregon State University Foundation welcomed 19 individuals, families and businesses into the Milton Harris Society at the 2019 OSU President’s Dinner on November 6th. Named after the first donor to give $1 million dollars to OSU, the society honors donors who have contributed at this level or above. OSU President Ed Ray was among the donors welcomed into the Harris Society for his personal philanthropy to the university. Leslie & Jay Culbertson ’72 were among the over 20 honored. In the photo above, they posed with President of Oregon State University Edward John Ray (Jay and Leslie Culbertson at center) and OSU Foundation President & CEO Mike Goodwin. (Photo credit, AJ Meeker)

Andrea Pastega Vloon and Angela Snow at the benefit which was held at The Nines.

Mark and Laurie Reser

Susan Casey, Marcia Randall, and Coach Pat Casey

Mike Rich and Alex Gary

OSU President Ray and OSU Foundation President & CEO Mike Goodwin were joined by student emcees Alessandra Ferriso and Srimanyu Ganapathineedi, as well as several other student speakers, in expressing their gratitude and celebrating the impact of donors on the university community, Oregon and beyond.

New Harris Society Members:
Andrejs (Andre) J. Auskaps ‘74
Blount International
Bettyjo D. Bruner ’75 & Betty Bruner
Jane C. & Chun Chiu ’70
Barbara Brown Coles ’70 & David G. Coles ’70
Marion R. & William E. Collins
John C. Compton ’53 & Betty Kindsfather Compton ’52
Seth S. Crawford ’03, ’05 MPP & Eric B. Crawford ’07
Leslie & Jay Culbertson ’72
Marilyn Barry Duncan ’64 & Douglas J. Duncan ’78
Eldon H. Graham ’60
Deborah Zerba Hallander ’73 & Douglas C. Hallander ’71
Bruce E. Hofer ’70
William ’69 & Mary Jabs
Jimmy Powell ’69
Beth & Edward J. Ray
Cheryl Castle Rogers
Captain Guy S. Thompson
Jana & Doug Tindall ’78

Here’s a look the OSU “The New Horizon” Video:

From OSU:
Themes of risk and reward, courage and hope, vision and generosity shone throughout the 2019 OSU President’s Dinner. It is thanks to our generous donors that students, faculty, and the OSU community are empowered to seek out new horizons and improve the quality of life for all through education, service and discovery. As President Ray said during the program, “Beaver Nation is resilient, creative and remarkably successful, and our momentum as a university and as a community is absolutely unstoppable. I know the best is yet to come for Oregon State University, our graduates and all those we serve.”

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