Active Girl Scouts of Oregon & SW Washington Will Honor “Women of Distinction”

Active Girl Scouts of Oregon & SW Washington Will Honor “Women of Distinction”

Portland, OR. Girl Scouts of Oregon and Southwest Washington will recognize the outstanding leadership and community contributions of Rukaiyah Adams and DJ Wilson at the Marie Lamfrom Women of Distinction Luncheon. There are still tickets available for the September 26th luncheon at the Portland Hilton Hotel, located at 921 SW 6th Ave, with a reception at 11 a.m. and a luncheon at noon.

Here’s a link for tickets:

Here’s more about these distinguished honorees.RA_GSOSW_Web

Rukaiyah Adams is the Chief Investment Officer at Meyer Memorial Trust. Under her leadership, Meyer invests in a diversified portfolio of global equities, fixed income, private equities, real estate, commodities and hedge funds. Before joining Meyer, she ran the $6.5 billion capital markets fund at The Standard. Adams is also the Chair of the Oregon Investment Council. Adams holds a BA with academic distinction from Carleton College, a JD from Stanford Law and an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business.

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DJ Wilson is president and general manager of the KGW Media Group in Portland, Oregon, a position she has held since July 2007. Wilson has held numerous community board positions over the last 20 years. She is currently the Board Chair of the Oregon Association of Broadcasters and The Classic Wines Auction, and the Chair Elect for the Portland Business Alliance. In 2012, Wilson was inducted into the Edward R. Murrow Hall of Achievement and was the recipient of the Portland Business Alliance “No Glass Ceiling” award. Wilson is also a past Portland Business Journal Women of Influence/Orchid Award recipient, recognizing top female leaders in the Portland region.

The Marie Lamfrom Women of Distinction Luncheon recognizes outstanding women leaders for their contributions to the community. Honorees exemplify the Girl Scout mission as women of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place.

Luncheon proceeds allow GSOSW to provide the Girl Scout Leadership Experience (GSLE), enhance four priority program areas: Financial Literacy, Healthy Living, STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math), and Outdoor Leadership, and support various Girl Scout activities and programs for nearly 15,000 girls throughout Oregon and SW Washington.

Please contact Shannon Spencer at (503) 977-6843 or [email protected] for any questions.

For information on sponsoring the 2017 Marie Lamfrom Women of Distinction Luncheon, contact Shannon Spencer at (503) 977-6843 or [email protected].

Here’s a look at some of the photos from last year’s event:

Marie Lamfrom's Family: Sally Bany, Eva Labby, Gert Boyle and Rachael Bany Sneddon

Marie Lamfrom’s Family: Sally Bany, Eva Labby, Gert Boyle and Rachael Bany Sneddon

Both Girl Scout Alumni, KGW Anchor/Emcee Laural Porter and KGW General Manager DJ Wilson

Both Girl Scout Alumni, KGW Anchor/Emcee Laural Porter and KGW General Manager DJ Wilson

Laural Porter, KGW News Anchor and host of KGW’s current affairs show, emceed the event on September 19th with more than 560 Girl Scout alumnae and community supporters in attendance. The event raised over $160,000 to implement the Girl Scout Leadership Experience and enhance programs in financial literacy, healthy living, STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) and outdoor skills for more than 14,000 girls throughout Oregon and SW Washington.

Jyoti and Karina Shah, both Girl Scout Highest Award recipients. Karina was the 2016 Gold Award speaker at the luncheon sharing her project of providing technology training to older adults in retirement facilities.

Jyoti and Karina Shah, both Girl Scout Highest Award recipients. Karina was the 2016 Gold Award speaker at the luncheon sharing her project of providing technology training to older adults in retirement facilities.

Girl Scout Alumni Robyn Shuey and GSOSW Board Member Barbara Gibbs proudly display their uniform sash.

Girl Scout Alumni Robyn Shuey and GSOSW Board Member Barbara Gibbs proudly display their uniform sash.

Honorees and - Judge Adrienne Nelson, 2015 Honoree, Peggy Maguire, 2015 Honoree, Dr. Judith A. Ramaley, 2016 Honoree, Sally Bany, 2016 Honoree, Governor Barbara Roberts, 2013 Honoree, Barbara Alberty, 2014 Honoree, and Mary Shaver, 2014 Honoree

Honorees and – Judge Adrienne Nelson, 2015 Honoree, Peggy Maguire, 2015 Honoree, Dr. Judith A. Ramaley, 2016 Honoree, Sally Bany, 2016 Honoree, Governor Barbara Roberts, 2013 Honoree, Barbara Alberty, 2014 Honoree, and Mary Shaver, 2014 Honoree

A testament to the value of investing in girls’ leadership, Girl Scout Gold Award recipient Karina Shah shared her experience in the leadership program. “Looking back at my 12 years in Girl Scouts, it’s hard to think of what I would do and who I would be without this organization. Girl Scouts has taught me so many important life skills and values. It has shown me how to be a leader, to respect myself and others, to build healthy relationships, to advocate for myself and to think about other people. The experiences Girl Scouts has brought me are endless and I can’t thank enough the people who have made my Girl Scouting experience possible.”

The event’s success was bolstered by a $25,000 Challenge Grant generously given by Wells Fargo. The match was met and exceeded thanks to the incredible support of alumnae and community. The event’s Gold Sponsors included The Standard and Portlandia Club Inc. Silver sponsors are Brown and Brown, Ferguson Wellman, Cambia and Garrett Hemann Robertson P.C.

“You know what Bluebird would say… a Girl Scout can do anything,” honoree Sally Bany reflected on her grandmother, Marie Lamfrom who served as a troop leader for a special needs troop in Portland for 35 years. She served on the Girl Scout council’s board of directors and received the highest award a Girl Scout adult can receive, the Thanks Badge. Lamfrom co-founded the company that would become Columbia Sportswear.

For more information, or to express interest in sponsoring the 2017 Women of Distinction Luncheon, contact Shannon Spencer at [email protected] or call 503-977-6843.

About Girl Scouts of Oregon and Southwest Washington

Our council serves nearly 15,000 girl members in 37 counties with the help of over 10,000 adult members. The Girl Scout mission is to build girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place. Every opportunity in Girl Scouting develops these essential skills in an all-girl, inclusive, safe environment. Our century of success is demonstrated by the fact that 70 percent of female CEOs on the Fortune 500 list and 59 percent of women serving in the U.S. Congress are Girl Scout alumnae.

Oregon International Air Show Offers Grants to Community Groups

Oregon International Air Show Offers Grants to Community Groups

Portland, OR. The 30th annual Oregon International Air Show will take place September 22nd – 24th and a portion of the money made will be given to local nonprofits. One of missions of the air show is to give back to the community and there’s still time to apply for one of the organization’s grants. In 2017, organizers gave 30 different organizations a total of $54,850. Since 1988, more than $2.1 million has been donated to the community and over six hundred different projects have been supported. The deadline for this year’s application is September 30th.  Click here for a link: Grant Application.

The Air Show offers grants of up to $5000.00 per request. Award amounts are contingent on the overall financial success of the Air Show. The goal of the awards committee is to disperse all awarded grants in January/February of 2018.

The Breitling Jet Team from France and the Oregon Air National Guard F-15 Eagle fly in formation at the 2016 Oregon International Air Show presented by Standard TV & Appliance (photo courtesy of the Oregon International Air Show)

Oregon International Air Show Mission is the following: Provide a safe, family event that promotes aviation, honors military and veterans, involves community, and contributes to charitable organizations in Oregon.

Matt Younkin and the Beech 18 performed at the 2016 Oregon International Air Show at Hillsboro Airport.

The Oregon Air National Guard celebrated 75 years with a special private event at the Oregon International Air Show with their specially painted F-15 Eagle as a backdrop.

From The Oregon International Air Show:

The Oregon International Air Show, presented by Standard TV & Appliance, celebrates its 30th year in 2017. The Air Show has been the State of Oregon’s largest aviation event since 1988. This community event is one of the largest charitable events in Oregon and draws an average of 65,000 people to the Hillsboro Airport each year. We gladly accept donation requests from community groups and encourage volunteerism from service clubs, non-profits, businesses and the community.

Applications may be submitted electronically or by US mail and must be postmarked by the deadline below:

Grant Application deadline: September 30, 2017

Click here for guidelines for Grant Application

Email: [email protected]
FAX: 503-648-7633
Oregon International Air Show
Attn: Awards Committee
3355 NE Cornell Road, T240
Hillsboro, Oregon 97124
Office: 503-629-0706

 

ARCS Foundation Scholar Awards Luncheon Will Feature National Medal of Science Winner

ARCS Foundation Scholar Awards Luncheon Will Feature National Medal of Science Winner

Sponsored Story: Portland, OR. Water is often called the most precious substance on our planet and on Wednesday, October 11th, you’ll learn why from nationally acclaimed scientist Geraldine Richmond PhD. She will be the keynote speaker at the Oregon Chapter of the Achievement Rewards for College Scientists (ARCS). The chapter’s signature event is the “Recognizing Genius” Scholar Awards Luncheon. (Photo note: The University of Oregon chemist was honored by President Obama in 2013 with the National Medal of Science, the highest scientific honor awarded by the U.S. government.)

The luncheon at the Portland Art Museum will also showcase ARCS Oregon Chapter’s 71 current scholar award recipients who are top local graduate students in science, medicine and engineering.

Here’s a link where you can buy tickets to the benefit luncheon: Click here for tickets!

Here’s a video about the work of Geraldine Richmond PhD.:

From ARCS:

Dr. Richmond has the charisma you expect from a keynote speaker and her research using laser spectroscopy and computational methods has special relevance to current issues in energy production. Recognition for her work includes:

  • Presidential Chair in Science and professor of chemistry at UO
  • Recipient of the 2018 Priestley Medal, highest honor awarded by the American Chemical Society
  • Founder and Director of COACh, a grassroots organization in the U.S. that is working to increase the scientific success and leadership capacity of women scientists and engineers.

Luncheon guests can look forward to mingling with prominent business and community underwriters, our scholars, university faculty from OHSU, OSU, and UO, and key community supporters. Plan to arrive at 11:00 a.m. so you’ll have time to explore the cutting edge science presented at the Poster Session hosted by ARCS scholar award recipients.

Funds raised from the Scholar Awards Luncheon provide scholar awards for PhD candidates in science and technology disciplines at OHSU School of Medicine and School of Nursing, Oregon State University, and University of Oregon. These scholars will fill the STEM pipeline and contribute to innovation and scientific discovery in Oregon and around the world.

Community support helps make these awards possible and we thank all of our underwriters, especially our Einstein Presenting Sponsors:

  • Hoffman Construction/Julie and Wayne Drinkward
  • OHSU and the OHSU Foundation
  • Oregon State University and the OSU Foundation
  • University of Oregon

It’s not too late to be a luncheon underwriter—your commitment will support Oregon scholars at Oregon universities and you will receive acknowledgement in the printed program and onscreen at the Scholar Awards Luncheon. Please contact ARCS Oregon member Barb Sage for more information about underwriting the Scholar Awards Luncheon, or hosting a table at the Scholar Awards Luncheon. You can email Barb at [email protected]

Here’s a link where you can buy tickets to the benefit luncheon: Click here for tickets!

Here’s a look at the ARCS Foundation Portland Chapter Scholar Awards Luncheon at the Portland Art Museum from the past: 

OHSU President Joe Robertson; OSU President Ed Ray; President, CEO, and Director of Columbia Sportswear Tim Boyle; UO President Michael Schill

ARCS Foundation Portland scholars from OSU and OHSU lining up to receive their awards for the academic year.

ARCS Foundation Portland scholars from OSU and OHSU were honored to receive their awards for the academic year.

Founding member ARCS Portland, Ellen Richardson; Dr. Joe Robertson, OHSU President; ARCS Portland member Beth Ray

Founding member ARCS Portland, Ellen Richardson; Dr. Joe Robertson, OHSU President; ARCS Portland member Beth Ray

“We believe that investments in American scientists studying with Oregon’s premier doctoral programs in science, medicine and engineering build a vital pipeline of intellectual capital for our businesses and for society’s well being.  Through our scholar awards, ARCS supports and nurtures these exceptional young women and men at OHSU and Oregon State University,” explained organizers.

Keynote speaker Dr. Mark Abbott, ARCS Foundation Portland Chapter President Jean Josephson

Keynote speaker Dr. Mark Abbott, ARCS Foundation Portland Chapter President Jean Josephson

ARCS Foundation Portland Chapter President Jean Josephson, Oregon State University President Edward J. Ray

ARCS Foundation Portland Chapter President Jean Josephson, Oregon State University President Edward J. Ray

Supporters had a chance to meet and mingle with the 50 ARCS scholars for the 2013-14 academic year.  They are graduate students from OHSU and Oregon State University and their research in medicine, engineering, nursing, forestry and earth sciences.

If you’d like to attend the event this year, 

Here’s a link where you can buy tickets to the benefit luncheon: Click here for tickets!

Nonprofit Awareness Celebration to Brighten North Clackamas Park

Nonprofit Awareness Celebration to Brighten North Clackamas Park

Would you like to learn more about some local nonprofits? This Sunday, August 13th ten local nonprofits will be represented at an event in Milwaukie. You’re encouraged to enjoy the celebration and learn about the work of these non-profits that make our community better. An Oregon Food Bank barrel will be on site. Non-perishable food donations are encouraged and appreciated.

Location: North Clackamas Park, 5440 SE Kellog Creek Drive, Milwaukie, OR 97222
Time: 2:00 -7:00 p.m.
Participating Organizations Include:
Lefthanderslegacy.org
Connectavision Inc
The Oregon Food Bank
Portland Community ToolBank
Returning Veterans Project
Sunshine Awakenings
Albina Head Start
Youth M.O.V.E.
Thiessen Roadhouse Ministries
Mseed Outreach
Teen Challenge
The Founders Clinic
Wheel to Walk Foundation
The Dreaming Foundation
Father’s Heart Ministry

FREE activities include:
Games
Juggling
Face Painting
Interactive Art Projects for Children Popcorn and Snow Cones
PRESENTED BY: Monte Harris of: www.connectavision.net, www.lefthanderslegacy.org and www.thesouthpawshop.com.

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Hero Captain “Sully” Sullenberger to Keynote November Portland State Gala

Hero Captain “Sully” Sullenberger to Keynote November Portland State Gala

Portland, OR. Portland State University (PSU) announced that Captain Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger III, celebrated pilot and bestselling author of Highest Duty: My Search for What Really Matters, will be the keynote speaker for the 18th Annual Simon Benson Awards Dinner to be held on Thursday, November 9, 2017 at the Oregon Convention Center from 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Named for one of Oregon’s first philanthropists, the Simon Benson Awards Dinner celebrates PSU alumni and philanthropists whose generosity and accomplishments have transformed the region. Since 1999, the gala has raised more than $10 million for PSU.

Sullenberger became internationally renowned on January 15, 2009 when he and his crew safely guided US Airways Flight 1549 to an emergency water landing in New York City’s Hudson River. The event inspired major motion picture Sully, directed by Clint Eastwood and starring Tom Hanks in the lead role as Sullenberger.

The 2017 Simon Benson Award for Alumni Achievement will be presented to Barre Stoll ’89, MSW ’92. A retired licensed clinical psychologist, Barre is a tireless community volunteer and has served on several boards in the region including St. Mary’s Home for Boys, Parents Anonymous of Oregon, Stand for Children and Waverly Children’s Home. Stoll currently serves on the PSU Foundation Board of Trustees as chair of the Philanthropy Committee.

Two Simon Benson Awards for Philanthropy will be presented this year, one of which will be given to honoree Dorothy Lemelson. Lemelson serves as chair of The Lemelson Foundation, continuing the direction she and her late husband, Jerome Lemelson, set to inspire future generations of inventors. The Lemelson Foundation has given over $2 million to various programs at Portland State University.

Philanthropy honoree Pete Nickerson is a global entrepreneur, former general manager of Nike in China and current chair of the PSU Board of Trustees. Nickerson has been a generous supporter and advocate for PSU for almost a decade.

The Simon Benson Awards Dinner is made possible by the generosity of its sponsors. Bank of America will be the presenting sponsor of the Simon Benson Awards Dinner for the sixth consecutive year. Bank of America’s substantial support of PSU’s signature event honors the spirit of giving and community involvement that defines Portland.

The Schlesinger Family Foundation, for the third consecutive year, will be the Keynote Speaker’s Reception Sponsor.

PSU Foundation Trustees Paul Schlesinger and Tom Fink ‘71 will serve as this year’s gala co-chairs, with PSU Trustee Peter W. Stott, H.D.’11 serving as honorary co-chair.

Money raised from the Simon Benson Awards Dinner benefit the Fund for PSU, providing support for promising and deserving students, exceptional faculty, and innovative programs at PSU, Oregon’s urban research university.

For information regarding sponsorships, contact Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations, Heather Eldon at (503) 725-8135 or [email protected]. Event details are available at www.psuf.org/simon-benson-awards-dinner.

Coming up – Willamette Writers Conference Aug 4th – 7th

Coming up – Willamette Writers Conference Aug 4th – 7th

The Willamette Writers. Aug 4 – 7, 2017
Sheraton Portland Airport Hotel, 8235 NE Airport Way, Portland, OR 97220, USA (map)
It’s three packed days all about writers and writing. This nonprofit helps you meet industry professionals, learn from world-class faculty & keynotes, and connect with a community of writers.
From Willamette Writers: What is the value of your words this year? Will they take your established writing career to the next level? Will they break you in to the world of publishing? Will they put your story in the public eye to delight, inform, and influence the world? Will they simply start their journey as you experience your personal introduction to the craft and culture of professional writing?
Writers waiting to pitch their books to literary agents

Writers waiting to pitch their books to literary agents.

For more information:

http://willamettewriters.org/wwcon/

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