2024 Annual Meeting: Oregon Is Us

The 2024 Oregon Community Foundation Annual Meeting offered a hopeful vision, inspiring stories and soaring. Oregon's caring community gathered to celebrate, reflect and move forward! OCF President and CEO Lisa Mensah encouraged the audience of donors, partners and friends to "hold on, boldly" to a powerful and optimistic vision for Oregon's future. As she put it, “Oregon is an idea... an idea that belongs to all of us. And that idea is that we have it within ourselves to create our own future together.”

The event featured a celebration of the recent announcement that OCF joined state leaders and the Miller Foundation in a $52M “love letter” to Oregon’s arts and culture ecosystem. Mensah went on to lead a panel discussion with three inspiring nonprofit leaders in education, housing and forest ecosystem restoration. An inspiring performance by Oregon Poet Laureate Anis Mojgani capped the gathering of more than 500 people in person and another 200 joining virtually. Below, enjoy photos and videos from the Annual Meeting. And don’t forget to take a minute for a brief survey about how it went.


Oregon Community Foundation 2024 Annual Meeting - Lisa Mensah Remarks and Panel Discussion.


Dr. Adrien Bennings, President, Portland Community College


Kenny LaPoint, Executive Director, Mid-Columbia Community Action Council


Marko Bey, Executive Director, Lomakatsi Restoration Project


Oregon Poet Laureate Anis Mojgani performs at the 2024 Oregon Community Foundation Annual Meeting


A $52 Million “Love Letter” to the Oregon Arts and Culture Ecosystem

OCF Annual Meeting, May 10, 2024