As we think about closing out 2017 and look forward to 2018, we find ourselves continually amazed by the transformative power of philanthropy in our state. From businesses that support the charitable causes important to their employees to the thousands of OCF donors and volunteers who support the causes they hold dear—this collective impact strengthens communities in a very real way.
The Generosity of Oregonians Makes An Impact
Collectively, in 2016, OCF donors made an impact in closing the opportunity gap with $1.6 million contributed toward education and school readiness programs around the state. They helped strengthen our communities by tripling investments in the Latino Partnership Program and providing $7.6 million for community grant programs. And donors helped create 140 new funds.
We’re Here to Help Meet Your Charitable Goals
As you look forward to 2018, keep in mind that there are multitudes of ways to make gifts. One way is a gift of securities through stocks, bonds, or mutual fund shares. Another attractive option is to gift real estate. If you want to learn more, please contact one of OCF’s philanthropic advisors—our team of professionals has extensive knowledge of the nonprofit community and the broad charitable needs in our state. We encourage you to take advantage of the wealth of information OCF can offer to meet your charitable goals at the end of this year.
I am honored and humbled by the trust that individuals and communities have placed in OCF. We work diligently to be good stewards of giving around Oregon and to ensure that every dollar counts—into 2018 and beyond. - Johanna Thoeresz, Chief Development Officer for The Oregon Community Foundation