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The mission of the Association of Fundraising Professionals of Oregon & Southwest Washington Chapter is to advance philanthropy and ethical fundraising.

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Just Add Zeros: Turning Annual into Major Donors

Friday, September 5

Multnomah Athletic Club
1849 SW Salmon Street | Portland 97205 

Join Pete Sommerfeld and Pat Regan who will share their experiences leading OHSU School of Dentistry's 'Our Moment is Here' campaign, where they successfully turned $1000 annual donors into $10,000; $100,000; and one $10,000,000 donor.

Pete Sommerfeld
Pete Sommerfeld, Senior Philanthropic Advisor
OHSU Foundation 

Pete Sommerfeld joined the planned giving department at Oregon Health & Science University Foundation in October 1996. In December, 2010, he was named the Foundation’s first Senior Philanthropic Advisor, having previously served as its Senior Director of Gift Planning. In total, he has over twenty years of experience in the field. Pete came to OHSU Foundation from United Cerebral Palsy of Oregon and Southwest Washington, where he served as Director of Planned Giving. 





Pat ReganPatrick J. Regan, Senior Director of Development
Portland State University College of Liberal Arts and Sciences 

Prior to his appointment at PSU, Pat, served as the Director of Development at the OHSU School of Dentistry. He lead the school's 'Our Moment is Here' campaign in collaboration with an outstanding team of professionals at the OHSU Foundation, culminating in the dental school achieving a 20-year dream of moving to a new home on OHSU's South Waterfront campus.Prior to moving to the Advancement field, spent 12 years in Television Broadcast News starting an entry level Production Assistant and working upward to a front line Newscast Producer and Writer.

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$35 AFP Chapter Members
$50 Nonmembers and Guests 


Tuesday, September 16th

noon - 1:30 p.m.  
Vancouver Location TBA

This no host luncheon is an opportunity for new and prospective members to meet current AFP members and other colleagues in an informal social setting, and to learn more about what AFP has to offer senior fundraising professionals in our community. There is no cost to attend but space is very limited and registration is necessary to reserve your spot.


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Vollum Award for Lifetime Philanthropic Achievement

The N.B. Giustina Family

Outstanding Philanthropists

Pat and Trudy Ritz

Outstanding Volunteer Fundraiser

Mark Matthias, President & Owner, Beaches

Outstanding Philanthropic Corporation

Wells Fargo

Outstanding Philanthropic Foundation

PGE Foundation

Outstanding Volunteer Group

USS Blueback OMSI Volunteers

Allan Price Award for Distinguished Service to the Fundraising Profession

J. Michael Goodwin, President & CEO OSU Foundation

November 17, 2014

Hilton Portland & Executive Tower 
921 SW 6th Ave | Portland OR 97204 

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