Join OCF and peers who share a commitment to the future of Oregon.

Connect with friends and colleagues, hear from experts and share best practices to transform charitable goals into measurable impact to improve the lives of all Oregonians.

Friday, October 11, 2019
8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Hilton Downtown Portland
921 SW Sixth Avenue, Portland, OR 97204

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Cost: $75.00 
Breakfast, lunch and afternoon refreshments included.
By invitation only. Space is limited.

Questions? Call (971) 202-5965 or email Maggie Rounds at


Max Williams, OCF president and CEO, will highlight Great Challenges and Greater Opportunities in Oregon. In Oregon’s towns, cities and rural communities, people increasingly find themselves falling into two groups: those who thrive and those who are left behind. The good news is that even in a time when so many struggle, the resilient spirit of Oregonians is leading to creative solutions.

Tyrone Poole, Founder of OneApp Oregon, will share The Fringe Benefits of Personal Catastrophe, his story of how a catastrophic, career-destroying injury and burdensome medical debt drove him to create a technology platform to help others. Through his experience, he invented, to connect people in need with qualified housing.

Helen Riess, M.D., Founder and Chief Scientific Officer of Empathetics, Inc., will share The Power of Empathy to Enhance Connection and Collaboration. Her research shows that we can expand our empathy through a straightforward process that anyone can master.

Special thanks to:

Kimberly Cooper, Event Chair

Kara Bader, Megan Berry, Mary Lang Bishop, Ryan Buchanan, Cathy Chinn, Su Embree, Cynthia Grant, Susan Hammer, Jamey Hampton, Mark Kralj, Eric Lindauer, Jim Mark, John Miller, Sue Miller, Vicki Nakashima, Pete Nickerson, Sabrina Parsons, Nick Rothenberg, Penny Serrurier, Patsy Smullin, Christine Vernier, Nick Walrod, Priscilla Bernard Wieden, Mary Wilcox, Melissa Wilmot