Charity

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Let’s all celebrate #GivingTuesday

Today is Giving Tuesday (or #GivingTuesday). It is a global day of giving fueled by the power of social media and collaboration. Celebrated on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving (in the U.S.) and the widely recognized shopping events Black Friday and Cyber Monday, #GivingTuesday kicks off the charitable season, when many focus on their holiday and…

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Michael Bloomberg gives record $1.8 billion to Johns Hopkins for financial aid

Pictured above: Michael R. Bloomberg speaks at the October 2014 dedication of Johns Hopkins University’s Malone Hall. Photo courtesy Will Kirk / Homewood Photography According to a post on Johns Hopkins University website, philanthropist, business leader and three-term New York City Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg will commit a record-breaking $1.8 billion to support undergraduate financial…

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Hunger organizations benefit from Feast

PHOTO: A Super Secret dinner at the 2017 Feast Portland. Photo by Jessica Fiorillo During its seventh year, Bon Appétit Presents Feast Portland food and drink festival (Sept. 13-16, 2018) raised $75,140 for its charitable partners Partners For A Hunger-Free Oregon and Urban Gleaners. Since 2012, Feast Portland has raised $445,140 to help fight hunger….

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OJCF Celebrates Milestone Year

Julie Diamond leads community foundation as it helps ensure Jewish future As it approaches its 30th birthday, the Oregon Jewish Community Foundation has far exceeded the dreams of its “parents.” At age 10, the foundation had already far surpassed the founders’ goals. When Julie Diamond was hired as director of development in 2007, OJCF had…

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You can buy happiness – Give!

PHOTO: Mentor Arlene Cogen, left, and Sarah Howard connect at a gathering of PDX Pathways, a networking and mentoring group for young professionals. Sarah says, “Arlene’s impact on me as a mentor was huge.”    Who says you can’t buy happiness? Drawing on the neuroscience of giving and her own experiences in philanthropy, Arlene Cogen…

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Giving Circles Make an Impact

PHOTO: OJCF’s Giving Council in 2017   What is a giving circle? Essentially, a giving circle is a group of people who come together to pool their charitable dollars and decide together where to donate their money. Pooling contributions enables individuals who might not be able to make a significant contribution on their own to…

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