Boys & Girls Aid 2007-2008 Annual Report
2007-2008 Edition Features: message from Executive Director, Michael H. Balter, Stories about Boys & Girls Aid impacting the lives of children in need, and a listing of the generous donors who support us and make an investment in the children we serve.
Annual Report 2007-2008 Boys & Girls Aid Letter from the executive director How We Allocated Our Funds for Services to Children 7% Dear Friends, 34% It is my honor to update you on the activities of Boys & Girls Aid this past fiscal year (2007-2008), and I am grateful for the opportunity to thank the generous individuals, families, and businesses that have made our work possible. It is an unusual time to reflect on the recent past, as each of us looks anxiously to the future – to an economy in distress, to politics in transition, and to a growing number of children in need of our help. But as I try to answer the question of what lies in the days ahead, I find the past is my best barometer. As you will see in this Annual Report, fiscal year 2007-2008 brought us many successes. Newly awarded government contracts will allow us to serve 400 additional children this coming year. Two newly purchased shelter facilities extended our reach in the community. Adoption services expanded with clinicians now located across the state and in Washington. 59% Program Expenses 59% Safe Housing 34% Permanent Homes 7% Mentoring $ 3,023,834 $ 1,784,716 $ 348,176 Total The values that made these accomplishments possible are the same as those set forth by Boys & Girls Aid founders. Values like “always do what is best for the child,” and “spend wisely,” have steered us well for more than 120 years. I believe that if we continue to use these values as a point of guidance we will affect the greatest impact on the lives of children in need. $ 5,156,726 Agency Revenue 28% With gratitude, 56% 16% Michael H. Balter, Executive Director Revenue 56% Contracts 16% Service Fees 28% Charitable Contributions Total $ 2,622,140 $ 746,220 $ 1,346,286 $ 4,714,646 Percent of total funds used for services to children 82.07 % Our administrative rate 10.27 % Our cost to raise $1.00 $ 0.34 Board of Directors 2008 – 2009 Executive Committee Kent J. Holce President Mike P. Thayer Frank E. Beach Legacy Society In 2000, the Founding Members of the Frank E. Beach Legacy Society demonstrated their commitment to children by planning a gift to Boys & Girls Aid through a bequest, beneficiary designation or life income gift. Honored Members include generous individuals who, since 2000, have planned a similar gift and joined the Legacy Society. We thank all of our Legacy Society members for their strong commitment to Boys & Girls Aid! For more information, please contact Lindsay Biedel at 503.542.2345. Immediate Past President B. Gabe Nachand President Elect Vice President of Board Development Libby Hartung Vice President of Philanthropy Tom Szambelan Vice President of Program Advocacy Mark Rawlinson Vice President of Strategic Growth Michael H. Balter Secretary Roger L. Krage Member at Large Board of Directors Evan Connell Everett Jack, Jr. Kris Gorriaran Chris Johnson David Grano Bruce Landrey Tim Greve Gaylyn Sher-Jan Jim Harbolt General James Thayer, Sr. Emeritus Board Chris E. Dussin Daniel L. Larsen Dr. Ethel Simon-McWilliams John J. Tachouet Founding Members Honored Members Gregory and Paula Acker Michael H. and Karen A. Balter Terri A. Barnett Brad and Cheryl Biegert Hedwig M. De Boer Donald H. Frank Gail and Joe Griggs William and Carol Hardwick Raymond and Patricia Hayes Virginia J. Hodges Eric Hoyte and Virginia Beach Hoyte Nancy Beach Johnson Jane R. Kendall Bruce T. Landrey Peg Mangan Diane Mackenzie Marvin and Roy Marvin Emily J. Munro Patricia Nehl Elizabeth Neikes Ann H. Nicholas, Ph.D. Margery M. and Joseph A. O’Brien, Jr. James A. and Marion S. Perry Susan B. Rech Daniel and Ramona Ropek Mark and Linda Steinhauer John and Mary Tachouet Camille and Michael Taylor-Sullivan Barbara R. White Anonymous (2) Mary Bunday Ruth E. Chapin Ross and Constance Degerstedt Jamie M. Ellgen in memory of Barbara M. Bischoff Roger D. and Betty A. Engberg Don and Kathy Grant Joan L. Hartley Chris and Kellie Herold James and Carol Hibbs Everett Jack Lorraine Hood-Jack Eric G. and Sharon T. Jaeckle Rees C. and MaryAnne G. Johnson Mary Jane McGary Dane P. Murphy B. Gabe Nachand Jack Burgess Nichols Jean B. O’Neill Buff Neretin JoAnn Pennock Nancy Putschler Laurie J. Richardson Allan and Patty Rumbaugh Larry and Ruth Schulze Vera and Bob Stoulil John and Janet Tangney Mike P. and Kristy D. Thayer Laurie and Bob Wilson Anonymous (1) Boys & Girls Aid Auxiliaries Boys & Girls Aid would like to thank our dedicated auxiliary volunteers for their commitment to impacting the lives of children in need by providing permanent homes, safe housing and mentoring. Through events in their communities, these auxiliaries supported the work of Boys & Girls Aid by raising nearly $100,000 during our last fiscal year. We applaud their dedication and hard work. McMinnville (since 1961) Alder Branch Salem (since 1962) Cherry Branch Portland (since 1963) Dogwood Branch Wilsonville (since 1990) Cypress Branch Portland (since 1960) Holly Branch If you would like to learn more about our auxiliaries or their special events, please call Desiree Harris at 503.542.2327. Annual Fund Cumulative Gifts & Pledges October 1, 2007 – September 30, 2008 Lifetime Society Lifetime Society Members have made a cumulative investment of $1,000,000 over a lifetime of giving to ensure brighter futures for the children we serve. Meyer Memorial Trust Maybelle Clark Macdonald Fund Mazama Capital Management, Inc. Cascade Business Group, LLC JHL Design, Inc. PGE Foundation Club Lotus NW John & Linda Shelk Foundation Mr. and Mrs. Gregory J. Pierson Andrae Covington Mr. and Mrs. Rees C. Johnson Sauer Family Charitable Fund through The Oregon Community Foundation CSG Professional Services, Inc. Mr. and Mrs. Chris Johnson D.A. Davidson & Co. Mr. and Mrs. Lane Kadel Davis Wright Tremaine, LLP Mr. Richard Kadel Mr. and Mrs. Kevin Director Peter Kendall through The Oregon Community Foundation OCF Joseph E. Weston Public Foundation Dr. and Mrs. Daniel Elliott Mrs. Sue Cooley $9,999 - $5,000 The Oregon Community Foundation Anonymous (1) Director’s Circle Director’s Circle Members make an annual investment of $1,000 or more in Boys & Girls Aid and provide a vital circle of support for children in need. $100,000 E.P. Binney Charitable Fund Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption The Sally B. Altick Trust Ms. Jennifer Black Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence S. Black Mr. and Mrs. Steve Day Deacon Charitable Foundation Ms. Eline Goss Mr. and Mrs. David Grano John D. Gray through The Oregon Community Foundation Mr. Max R. Helser Mr. and Mrs. James R. Hibbs iovation Mrs. Ada A. Jacobson $99,999 - $25,000 Mr. and Mrs. Jon Karl Roy Cummins through The Oregon Community Foundation New Systems Laundry Marquis Companies Donald H. Frank through The Oregon Community Foundation Mr. and Mrs. Mark Rawlinson Maybelle Clark Macdonald Fund Mr. and Mrs. Joel Rubenstein Samuel S. Johnson Foundation Sherwin-Williams William H. & Mary L. Bauman Foundation Standard Insurance Company Williamsen & Bleid $4,999 - $1,000 $24,999 - $10,000 Anonymous (2) Bettman Foundation Cerus Industrial Gerding Edlen Development Company, LLC RE/Max Equity Group, Inc. Mrs. Gwen Allen Ms. Judi Alport Mr. Thomas M. Anderson Arnerich, Massena & Assoc. Edmund Hayes through The Oregon Community Foundation Aspen Capital Management, LLC Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Holce Equity Home Mortgage, LLC Farwest Steel Corp. First American Title Insurance Ms. Cynthia Flannigan Mr. and Mrs. Steve Fogg Mrs. Roberta Konnie Mr. Roger L. Krage Mr. Bruce Landrey and Ms. Michele Desmarais Leatherback Foundation Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Frank Dr. Cameron D. Luck and Mrs. Lori Pajunen-Luck Mr. and Mrs. Bertram F. French Macadam’s Bar & Grill Mr. and Mrs. Jeff Garbarino Mrs. Teresa Maloney Geffen Mesher & Co Marion Construction Company Dr. and Mrs. Duane I. Gillum Mr. and Mrs. Robert Godel Merta J. Mason through The Oregon Community Foundation Mrs. Kris Gorriaran and Mr. Michael Gorriaran Mr. and Mrs. Brad McMurchie Mr. and Mrs. David M. Meyer Mr. and Mrs. Ray Guenther Microsoft Matching Gifts Program The Harold & Arlene Schnitzer CARE Foundation Mr. and Mrs. Milt Mittelstedt Trevor Hart through Qualcomm Matching Gifts Program Ms. Elizabeth Hartung and Mr. Jess Glaeser Mr. and Mrs. Edmund Hayes, Jr. Hoffman Construction Co. Edward Holmes through Employee’s Community Fund of the Boeing Company Mr. and Mrs. James C. Homolka Hood River Distillers, Inc. Mr. and Mrs. Frederick W. Horstkotte, Jr. Michael T. Hughes through TAP Connected To the Community Giving Campaign Icon Construction & Development, LLC The Reverends Mark and Mary Ann Moller-Gunderson Moss Adams, LLP Mr. Gabe Nachand NAIFA - NW Oregon Mrs. Gail Neuner Nelson Mr. James O. Lafky and Ms. Madeline B. Nelson Mr. Russ Newcomer and Mrs. Laurie Newcomer Ann H. Nicholas, Ph.D. Norris, Beggs & Simpson Mr. and Mrs. Paul Nourigat, III Mr. and Mrs. Michael Nyland O.L. Moore Foundation Oak Tree Insurance Mrs. Margery M. O’Brien Imperial Paint Company, Inc. Ms. Molly O’Hearn Becker Capital Management, Inc. Mr. and Mrs. Scott Olson Mr. and Mrs. Kent J. Holce J R & E D Morgan Memorial Trust Fund Ms. Patty Boday Juan Young Trust J.D. Fulwiler & Co. Insurance Mr. and Mrs. Robert C. Buxman Oregon International Air Show Mr. and Mrs. Daniel G. Knierim Mr. Everett Jack Carl Greve Jewelers Mr. Bill Babcock and Mrs. Diane Jenkins Mr. and Mrs. Bruce Bassett Mr. and Mrs. George E. Carter 2 Mr. James Onstott, Jr. Pacific Northwest Title of Oregon, Inc. Pacific Seafood Boys & Girls Aid Annual Report 2007 – 2008 $999 - $500 Keith Ristau through ColumbiaWillamette United Way Anonymous (1) Ms. S. L. Roth Mr. and Mrs. Michael H. Balter Mr. and Mrs. Dwight Sangrey Beaverton Toyota Mr. and Mrs. Gilbert Schnitzer Ms. Sharon M. Bass and Mr. J. Dennis O’Malley Mr. and Mrs. Daniel R. Buxman Mr. and Mrs. Ken Scholes Ms. Stephanie Bastin Mr. and Mrs. John Calcagno Mr. and Mrs. Francis J. Scholz, IV Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Beaman Care Oregon Mr. John Seibert Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Beard Rodda Paint The Children’s Store, Inc. The Shea Foundation Ms. Kathleen Beaton Mrs. Julia Rouzie Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Chipman Dr. Ethel Simon-McWilliams Mr. and Mrs. Don A. Beegle Allan E. Rumbaugh through Washington Mutual Foundation Mr. and Mrs. Matt Chrisman Mr. and Mrs. Shawn M. Smith Mr. and Mrs. Brian Bennett Dr. and Mrs. William E. Coit The S Group Mr. Charles Swindells Mr. and Mrs. Robert M. Bentley Mr. and Mrs. John Coleman Scafidi Family Fund of the Fidelity Charitable Gift Fund Li Tang Mr. and Mrs. Robert C. Bishop, III Mr. and Mrs. Ross M. Degerstedt Mr. and Mrs. John Tangney Mr. and Mrs. Robert M. Bizieff Ms. Jackie Diedrich Mr. and Mrs. Mike P. Thayer Mr. and Mrs. Stanley R. Blauer Elizabeth Street & Zelda’s Shoe Bar Mr. and Mrs. Tommy Thayer Mr. John W. Blowers Employee’s Community Fund of Boeing Portland, Inc. Mr. and Mrs. Bryan J. Van Meter Mrs. Sarah Bottoms Equity Foundation, Inc. Wachovia Foundation Matching Gifts Mr. and Mrs. Paul Boundy Mr. and Mrs. Brian Foesch Mr. Alan Webb Mr. and Mrs. Ray Garcia Weiner Investment Co. Mrs. Patty Gilkerson Mr. Robert Wiggins Mr. and Mrs. Tom Szambelan Mr. Dennis Green and Mrs. Chris Kashmir-Green ZRT Laboratory, LLC Mr. and Mrs. John J. Tachouet Mr. and Mrs. Jim Harbolt Mr. Edward Tarbell Mr. Rod Harris $499 - $100 Mr. and Mrs. Jeff Tarbell Mr. and Mrs. Alan C. Hertzog Anonymous (4) Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Bulletset IAFF Local Charitable Gift Fund 1893 LTD Mr. and Mrs. Christian H. Burchard Mr. and Mrs. Michael Isaac Mr. and Mrs. Charles H. Abell Mr. and Mrs. John C. Burgess Mr. Matt Jung A-dec, Inc. Ms. Maryjane M. Burley Mr. and Mrs. Alan Kirk Ms. Claudia Allen Pieters Mr. and Mrs. Rodney L. Burrus Mr. and Ms. Hans K. Tonjes Kuzman Forest Products, Inc. Mr. and Mrs. Anthony Ambrose Mr. and Mrs. Bill Burton Mr. Michael R. Town David Lipman through Congregation Beth Israel Ms. Debra Ames and Mr. Chris Cocker Ms. Sara Burton Mr. and Mrs. Douglas Lovett Mr. and Mrs. Norman B. Andersen Mr. and Mrs. Robert L. Lovitt Ms. Kate Anderson Ms. Shannon Lynch Mr. and Mrs. Michael Anderson Paul and Sally McCracken through The Oregon Community Foundation Mr. Sigurd Anderson and Ms. Megan Creswell Mentor Graphics Foundation Arlene J. Fuller Family Trust Mr. and Mrs. Paul E. White Oregon Association Of Hospitals Mr. and Mrs. Ray B. Auel Mr. and Mrs. Greg Wolfe Pacific Power & Light Mr. and Mrs. Don Bailey Mr. and Mrs. Richard B. Wong PacificSource Health Plans Mr. Terry W. Baker Youth Resources, Inc. Mr. and Mrs. Gregson Parker Mr. and Mrs. Gerald M. Balk Mr. Emmett Zahn Mr. and Mrs. David Porter Ms. Kimberly Bargay Mr. and Mrs. Robert Prill Ms. Linda Barker Paradise Harley-Davidson Buell Mr. and Mrs. Gary Peck Portland Compressor Mr. and Mrs. Sidney Prescott Mr. and Mrs. Mark Price Ms. Tami R. Price The Richard and Mary Rosenberg Charitable Foundation Schnitzer/Novack Foundation Sheldon Manufacturing, Inc. Mrs. Gaylyn Sher-Jan and Mr. Mahmood Sher-Jan So Hum Foundation Mr. and Mrs. Rees Stevenson Ms. Karen Stuvland Mrs. Phyllis Swett General James Thayer and Mrs. Patricia Thayer Mr. and Mrs. Curtis Thomas Ms. Debbie Thomas Geffrard and Mr. Christian Geffrard US Bank National Association Vernier Software & Technology, LLC Vision Capital Walsh Construction Co. West Coast Bank Collister Wheeler through The Oregon Community Foundation Mr. and Mrs. Rod Renwick Ms. Janet Anneman Mr. Doug Barnes Ms. Stephanie Bartelt Mr. and Mrs. Fritz Bartsch Mr. Gene H. Bradshaw Mr. and Mrs. Matthew Brausam Mr. and Mrs. Gerald Brickey Ms. Nancy B. Brown Mr. Erik Bruun Mr. and Mrs. Merle G. Bryan Mr. Robert L. Bue Mr. and Mrs. Scott Bussey Mr. and Mrs. Robert C. Buza Mr. Kyle Calahan Mr. and Mrs. Allen F. Campbell Dr. Joyce A. Campbell Mr. and Mrs. Charles E. Carlbom Mr. and Mrs. Dick Carlile Mr. and Mrs. David Chaklai Mr. Thomas Chambers and Mrs. Dorothy R. Hollenbeck Ms. Ruth E. Chapin Mr. and Mrs. Jim Chapman Mr. and Mrs. Edward A. Cheeney Mr. and Mrs. Mark E. Chism 3 Annual Fund Cumulative Gifts & Pledges October 1, 2007 â€“ September 30, 2008 Christ United Methodist Church Dr. and Mrs. Roger D. Engberg Dr. Rita Grislis-Seja Mr. and Mrs. Gary Christensen Ms. Virginia D. England Mr. and Mrs. Joshua Grover Mr. and Mrs. Thomas W. Churchill Enterprise Rent-A-Car through Columbia-Willamette United Way Mr. and Mrs. Ralph D. Guariglia Ms. Carolyn Ciolkosz Clackamas County Chapter of Thrivent Financial for Lutherans Mr. and Mrs. James Erne Mr. and Mrs. David Eshraghi Coho Mortgage, Inc. Mr. and Mrs. David Evans Ms. Barbara Coit Yeager Faustrollean Fixture Co., Inc. Mr. Evan Connell Mr. Charles Feenstra Mr. and Mrs. Terence J. Connell Robert L. Fenstermacher through United Way of Lane County Ms. Sasha Cook Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Cookson Mr. Neil Cooper and Ms. Anne Connell Mr. and Mrs. Gary Cornell Ms. Jane Coverstone Mr. Bert Crandall Rev. and Mrs. David Crow Mrs. Dorothy Cubberley Ms. Vivian Cummings Mr. Daniel E. Curtis and Ms. Stephanie S. Shaff Mr. Andrew Davidson and Ms. Margot Nelle Mr. and Mrs. David Davidson Dr. Becky Denham Veronique Fiallos through Columbia-Willamette United Way Mrs. Pearl J. Hagel Mr. and Mrs. Mark Hagg Mr. and Mrs. Christopher Hale Mr. and Mrs. Ronald L. Halter Ms. Carol Hamlin Mr. and Mrs. William Hardwick Ms. Shawna Harris Mr. and Mrs. William K. Harris Mr. and Mrs. Robert L. Harrison Mr. and Mrs. Christopher N. King Ms. Gail Hayes Davis Ms. Janice Fortier Mr. and Mrs. Frederick Hegge Fox Accounting & Tax Services, Inc. Mr. and Mrs. Dennis Hellesvig Ms. Mary Frances Vemer Mr. and Mrs. Richard C. Helser Ms. Melissa A. Frank Mr. and Mrs. Michael E. Henningsen Mr. and Mrs. Robert L. Frantz Mr. and Mrs. Lester A. Herr Ms. Consuelo F. Larrabee and Dr. James R. Patterson, M.D. Mr. and Mrs. Randolph M. Fraser Mr. and Mrs. Robert A. Herzog Dr. and Mrs. Rudy J. Leong Ms. Lisa Fritsch Mr. Ken Hick and Mrs. Cheri CooleyHick Ms. Barbara J. Leonhardt Mr. and Mrs. Jesse J. Gard Mrs. Jane Hogan Ms. Rosemary J. Dodds Mr. and Mrs. William F. Gardner Mr. Thomas C. Holland, CPA Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Dodson Mr. Thomas P. Genereux Mr. and Mrs. Ronald L. Donaca Mr. and Mrs. Henry Gerhard Mr. Gary C. Homsley and Ms. Norma L. Homsley Hebb Mr. and Mrs. James C. Donnell Ms. Norma Gibson Mr. and Mrs. David Dougherty Mr. and Mrs. Steve Giering Roger Drain through HewlettPackard Mr. and Mrs. Dennis Gilbert 4 Mr. and Mrs. Eugene D. Kiel Ms. Carol Forsey Ms. Lila M. Dodd Employers Overload Mr. and Mrs. Andrew P. Kerr Mr. Robert Hayes Mrs. Virginia J. Hodges Mrs. Barbara Ellison Ms. Mary Kennerly Mr. and Mrs. Richard J. Ford, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. David N. Gangwer Mr. and Mrs. Dennis Elliott Mr. Stephen Kendall Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Hayes Mr. and Mrs. Howard N. Dietrich, Sr. Ms. Jamie M. Ellgen Mr. Jim Kamikawa and Mrs. Shelley Wong-Kamikawa Mr. and Mrs. John Fogarty Ms. Kiki Hillman Mr. and Mrs. Dale Dzubay Mr. and Mrs. Roger H. Johnson Mr. and Mrs. Rob Hatch Mr. and Mrs. John Gaddis Dr. and Mrs. Timothy G. Dwyer Ms. Nancy E. Johnson Mr. and Mrs. Robert J. Flick Dr. and Mrs. Lenox Dick Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Dwyer Mr. and Mrs. Glen Johnson Ms. Kerry Harter Diamond Fruit Growers Mr. John E. Dunphy Mr. and Mrs. John Jensen, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Finrow Anthony S. Fuller through Columbia-Willamette United Way Ms. Linda Draper Jay & Diane Zidell Charitable Foundation Mr. and Mrs. Michael D. Gilbert Mr. and Mrs. Vernon D. Gleaves Mr. and Mrs. Barry Goldfarb Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Goldrich Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Goldsmith Mr. and Mrs. Mark Goldstein Ms. Alana Gonzales Mr. and Mrs. Donald Grant Mr. and Mrs. Tim Greve Mr. and Mrs. Gerald A. Grimm Mr. and Mrs. James A. Hill Mr. and Mrs. Robert S. Hoogenboom Mr. and Mrs. Alan Kinsel Mr. and Mrs. Colin Kirkham Mr. and Mrs. Gary A. Krebs Ms. Elizabeth Kreifels Ms. Jennifer Kreifels Mr. and Mrs. Jean P. Lagasse Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth F. Lajoy Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth N. Lance Mrs. Mary Lou Lewis Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey Liebo Mr. and Mrs. Mark Loeffler Mr. and Mrs. Russell C. Lorshbough Mrs. Lani L. Louie Mr. Paul Loving Mr. and Mrs. Raymond H. Lung Mr. and Mrs. Harold W. Maag Mr. and Mrs. Robert W. Maas Dr. and Mrs. Jonathan Hoppert Dr. Christine L. Mackert Mr. and Mrs. Bob Howard Mr. Robert Main Mrs. Marge Hudemann Mr. Mike Malet and Mrs. Debbi Home-Malet Mr. and Mrs. Michael T. Hughes Mr. and Mrs. William L. Hulse Mr. William Hutton Mr. and Mrs. Dave Huttula Mr. and Mrs. Mark A. Irwin Ms. Deborah Jackson Mr. and Mrs. Gordon Jacobson Ms. Pamela Jacobson Eric G. Jaeckle through ColumbiaWillamette United Way Mr. and Mrs. Samuel H. Mallicoat Mr. Pete Mark Mr. Tony Marnella Mr. Jeff Martin Mr. and Mrs. Anders Martinson Mr. and Mrs. Glynn E. McArn Mrs. Dorothy L. McArthur Mr. and Mrs. Howard H. McDonald Mr. and Mrs. Joe McDonnell Boys & Girls Aid Annual Report 2007 – 2008 Mr. and Mrs. Scott McElroy Ms. Piper Park Mr. and Mrs. Jim D. Schubert Mrs. Rena Tonkin Lindsey McGill through ColumbiaWillamette United Way Mr. and Mrs. Larry D. Patterson Mr. Ernest Seymour Mr. and Mrs. Thomas F. Turner Mrs. Mary Lou Patterson Mr. and Mrs. Charles Shea, III Mr. and Mrs. Craig Urness Mr. J.N. Peet Mr. and Mrs. Julian Shelbourne Ms. Beth Valachi Mrs. Jo Ann R. Pennock Gaylyn Sher-Jan through Emergent Group, LLC Mr. James R. Van Lente and Ms. Sue Simms Mr. and Mrs. Ralph N. Sherman Mr. Michael Van Orman Mr. and Mrs. John Shipley Mr. Neal Van Zante and Ms. Elizabeth Murray Mr. and Mrs. Stephen J. McHugh Mr. John R. McIntyre Mr. and Mrs. John A. McKendrick Mr. and Mrs. Todd McNabb Mr. and Mrs. Andrew McNie Mr. and Mrs. Clayton B. Meeks Mr. and Mrs. Randall J. Meeks Mr. Alan Mehrwein Mr. Daniel J. Melody Mr. Guy Glaeser and Ms. Robin Mercier Mr. and Mrs. Roderick Meserve Mr. and Mrs. Ira Miller Ms. Lesli Miller Mr. and Dr. Paul E. Miller Mr. and Mrs. Robert J. Miller Mr. and Mrs. Donald E. Perry Mr. and Mrs. James A. Perry Mr. and Mrs. John R. Peterson Mr. Scott Peterson Mr. and Mrs. Jim Petrusich Mr. Austin Phoenix Mr. and Mrs. Trevor Pitchford Dr. and Mrs. Charles E. Plamp, III Mr. John W. Platt Ms. Renee Plummer Rev. and Mrs. David O. Poindexter Portland Center of Self-Realization Fellowship Glenn Shultz through ColumbiaWillamette United Way Mr. and Mrs. Larry Sievers Mr. and Mrs. Joe Vaughn Ms. Katherine E. Simpson Ms. Jaclyn Vidgoff, Ph.D. Mr. and Mrs. James S. Smith Mr. and Mrs. Carl W. Von Rohr Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence M. Smith Mr. and Mrs. Jere Wade Mr. and Mrs. Stan H. Smith Mr. and Mrs. Michael Walczyk Mr. and Mrs. Robert L. Soleman Mr. and Mrs. Mark Walter Mr. and Mrs. Michael Sommers Mr. Steven T. Wax and Ms. Kathleen Haley Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Sorensen Ms. Julie A. Sorenson Mr. and Mrs. Vic Miller Pam Pulzone through Deschutes United Way Mrs. Helen L. Mills Mr. and Mrs. Rick Putnam Mrs. Thelma J. Minick Mrs. Virginia H. Ramsey Mr. and Mrs. Robert K. Moody Mr. and Mrs. William M. Rawson Mr. and Mrs. Bob Moreau Reedville Presbyterian Church Mr. Darrel G. Mores Mr. and Mrs. Ronald R. Reilly Ms. Ann Morgan Mr. and Mrs. Rick Rementeria Mr. and Mrs. Gordon Morris Mr. James Rennard Mrs. Lucy W. Morris Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Reynolds Mr. and Mrs. Russell Muma Ms. Laurie J. Richardson Anne Munch through The Oregon Community Foundation Mr. and Mrs. Virgil M. Ridenour Mr. Larry R. Sturtz and Ms. Susan E. Gunderson Mr. and Mrs. Scott Riesterer Mr. and Mrs. Robert R. Stutte Mr. and Mrs. Charles Robertson Mr. and Mrs. Dean A. Sutera Ms. Elaine Robin Mr. and Mrs. Greg Swanson Ms. Cheryl Neal Ms. Arlene Robinson Ms. Jan C. Swanson Ms. Sally A. Nichols Ms. Felicia Rosenfeld Mr. Richard Niiranen Mrs. Thelma M. Ross Mr. Andrew Talbot and Mrs. Dayna Marr-Talbot Mr. and Mrs. Walter A. North, Jr. Mr. Martin S. Rosummy Northwest Staffing Resources, Inc. Mr. and Mrs. Robert K. Saiget Mrs. Doris Nyland Mrs. Marjorie Saltzman Mr. Paul O’Brien Mr. and Mrs. Kelly M. O’Grady James M. Nave through Union Pacific Fund for Effective Government Mr. and Mrs. Lewis D. Olds Mr. and Mrs. Ken Olson Mr. and Mrs. Walter L. Olson, Sr. Pac-Hill Limited Partnership Karen L. Palmer through Wells Fargo Community Support Campaign Mr. Emerson Vanderburg Southminster Presbyterian Foundation Mr. and Mrs. Norman Weatherly Ms. Patricia Welch Mrs. June E. Wentworth St. Andrew Lutheran Church Mr. and Mrs. Charles E. Weseman Stephen Adamson through Pacific Screening Inc. Mrs. Elizabeth A. Westerberg Mr. Michael Stern Mrs. Esther R. Stimmel Mr. and Mrs. Milan Stoyanov Mr. and Mrs. David G. Stroup Mr. Gregory Struxness Mr. and Mrs. David Taylor Ms. Claire Wheeler Ms. Barbara Williams Mr. and Mrs. Robert E. Williams Mr. and Mrs. Scott Williams Mr. and Mrs. Bob Wilson Sarah Wilson through HewlettPackard Ms. Suzan Wong-Swint Mr. and Mrs. Le Grand H. Woolley Mr. and Mrs. Carl Wuorinen Mr. Rick Wylder Mrs. Min Zidell Zimmerman Family Trust Mr. and Mrs. Stephen L. Taylor In-Kind Gifts Mrs. Thomas D. Taylor Anonymous Ms. Michelle J. Sanford Dr. and Mrs. Stephen Teal AAA Oregon Dr. Stephen Scherr and Mrs. Kathleen McCarthy Tektronix Foundation Ainslie Orthodontics Dr. and Mrs. Jim Ten Eyck Airpark Mr. and Mrs. Barry Schlesinger Mr. and Mrs. Brian Thompson Al’s Garden Center Mr. Casper Schmand Elizabeth A. Thornton through United Way of Lane County Alder Branch Auxiliary Mr. Kent Thurber Andina Restaurant Mr. and Mrs. Donald L. Tisdel ArborBrook Vineyards Dr. and Mrs. William J. Schneider Mr. and Mrs. Hugh A. Schoonover Mr. and Mrs. Fred Schoppert American Equipment Company 5 Annual Fund Cumulative Gifts & Pledges October 1, 2007 – September 30, 2008 Arnold Palmer’s Restaurant Mr. Rod and Ms. Linda Harris Mrs. Margery M. O’Brien Three Degrees Restaurant Ascendancy Partners, Inc. Harry Ritchie Jeweler Mr. Darren Olsen Tom James Co. Aurora Silks of the Moon Studios Ms. Lori Hendren The Oregon Bank Traeger Grills The Bob Hope Classic Higgins Restaurant and Bar Oregon Coast Aquarium Tualatin Country Club Boyd Coffee Company Hilton Portland and Executive Tower Oregon Golf Club Tufenkian Carpets Broadway Rose Theatre Company Hilton San Francisco Oregon Shakespeare Festival Twist Mr. and Mrs. Robert C. Buxman Mr. and Mrs. Kent J. Holce Oregon Zoo Joan Candler Holly Branch Auxiliary Ms. Marcy Perry Mr. Leonard Ufford and Mrs. Jill Ufford Carlton Cellars Mr. and Mrs. James C. Homolka Pet Barn Cellar Door Ice Chalet at Lloyd Center Pet Smart Charles Fine Art Portraits Indio Spirits Pet Utopia Ms. Terry Chastain Ms. Jennifer Isaac Pete’s Mountain Vineyard Chinook Winds Casino & Resort, an enterprise of the Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians of Oregon Jake’s Catering Peter Jacobsen Sports Jazzbears Pine Tavern Diane Jenkins Ponzi Vineyards Jimmy’s Smokehouse & Pizza Portland Beavers Mr. Jim Kamikawa and Mrs. Shelley Wong-Kamikawa Portland Center Stage Cliff Creek Cellars Columbia Sportswear Cookies by Design Corner Saloon Cypress Branch Auxiliary Daisy Creek Winery Mr. David Daterman Mr. Andrew Davidson and Ms. Margot Nelle Ms. Louise Davis Duck Pond Cellars The Duck Store Chris & Tyanne Dussin Mr. and Mrs. Michael Erickson Erik’s World Class Fishing Adventure Faces Unlimited Farmington Gardens Ms. Nancy Ferguson Mr. and Mrs. Phillip G. Fogg Frame Central Mr. Guy Glaeser and Ms. Robin Mercier Mr. Michael King Lago di Merlot Winery & Vinyards Lajoy Interiors Lake Grove Arts & Frames Landgraphics, Inc. Laserport Leupold & Stevens, Inc. Mr. Bryce Lister Mr. and Mrs. Mark Loeffler Magnum Opus Malibu Grand Prix Mario’s McCormack & Son’s Ranch McMenamins Medical Teams International Meisel Rock Products Merlo Foundation Microsoft Corporation Godiva Chocolatier Mr. Formal Goose Hollow Inn Mt. Hood Meadows Ski Resort Grand Central Baking The Muttley Crew-Doggy Day Care and Grooming Mr. and Mrs. Mark Hagg Happy Tails to You Kennel Jim and Monica Harbolt Hardscapes Architectural Products Harmony Designs Mr. Michael A. Harrison 6 Mr. Gabe Nachand New System Laundry Nicholson Dental Care NIKE, Inc. Mr. and Mrs. Michael Nyland Oaks Amusement Park Portland Children’s Museum Portland Compressor Portland Marriott Downtown Portland Spirit River Cruises Portland Timbers Provista Pumpkin Ridge Golf Club RiverPlace Hotel Rock Creek Veterinary Hospital Ms. Anita Rose Rose City Rollers Rose Realty Service Rose’s Restaurant and Bakery William and Julia Rouzie S&H Logging Saks Fifth Ave. Mr. and Mrs. Richard G. Sawyer Shape Up Across Oregon Sheraton Seattle Mr. Joshua Sidis Simpatica Smart Wireless Sorenson Photography The Spa at Haircolor Salon Dirk Sternwheeler Rose Sue Jensen Watermedia Mr. and Mrs. Mike P. Thayer Mr. Brian Thompson Uptowne Papers Urbaca Salon Urbino Mr. and Mrs. Michael Walczyk Wellstone Group LLC Wild Roots Salon Willamette Valley Soaring Club, Inc Willamette Writers, Inc. Williams-Sonoma Washington Square Woodburn Company Stores Yoga In The Pearl Zells Jewelers/Bailey Banks & Biddle Ms. Alexandra Zimmer In Honor of In Honor of Tim Baker Mr. and Mrs. Ronald L. Halter In Honor of Michael Balter Mr. Kenneth M. Weidkamp In Honor of Edie Blakely Mr. and Mrs. David W. Phelps In Honor of Lori Brisbee Mr. and Mrs. Robert M. Bizieff In Honor of Myrtle Edna Brown (Spears) Mr. and Mrs. Gary M. Curtis In Honor of Rich & Doreen Bughi Mr. and Mrs. Jim D. Schubert In Honor of Jamin & Nicolas Burchard Mr. and Mrs. Christian H. Burchard In Honor of Mike and Thomas Burleigh Ms. Ruth Burleigh (2) In Honor of John Carroll Ms. Debbie Thomas Geffrard and Mr. Christian Geffrard In Honor of Mary Briggs Cleminshaw Mr. and Mrs. Eugene A. Briggs Boys & Girls Aid Annual Report 2007 – 2008 In Honor of John DeWitt, Paul DeWitt & Ann DeWitt Dr. and Mrs. Peter DeWitt In Honor of Penny Marlette Ms. Pamela K. Bodenroeder In Honor of Dr. John M. Ross & Catherine Ann Mrs. Thelma M. Ross In Honor of William R. Dodd In Honor of Patty and Tom McClintock In Honor of Charlie Sauer In Honor of Stacey Dunham In Honor of Bill McCrae In Honor of Joey Shelton Ms. Lila M. Dodd Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Dunham In Honor of Asher Evans’ 7th Birthday Ms. Jamie M. Ellgen In Honor of Walter Fenk & Todd Fenk Ms. Helen Fenk In Honor of Brandon Gibbs Dwyer Dr. and Mrs. Timothy G. Dwyer Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth D. Patterson Ms. Debbie Thomas Geffrard and Mr. Christian Geffrard In Honor of Mike & Steve McGillivray Mr. and Mrs. Pete McGillivray (2) In Honor of Reiley McKendrick Mr. and Mrs. John A. McKendrick (2) In Honor of Reiley McKendrick’s Birthday Mr. and Mrs. John A. McKendrick In Honor of Deborah Grams’ Birthday In Honor of Eli & Lianna Mechanic In Honor of Marcia Gunderson In Honor of Jeff Mercer Ms. Lisa Fritsch The Reverends Mark and Mary Ann Moller-Gunderson In Honor of Christopher Hale Ms. Elaine Robin In Honor of Lynn and Karyn Hale Mr. and Mrs. Christopher Hale In Honor of Alison Hellesvig Mr. and Mrs. Dennis Hellesvig In Honor of Alan C. Hertzog Mr. John Crespo In Honor of Kathy Hobart Mr. and Mrs. Robert Godel In Honor of Virginia Hodges Mr. and Mrs. Ira Miller In Honor of Kent Holce Family Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Holce In Honor of The Hunters Mr. Dennis Green and Mrs. Chris Kashmir-Green In Honor of the Marriage of Joe and Susan Huseonica Mr. and Mrs. James Mercer In Honor of Bill Babcock & Diane Jenkins Mr. and Mrs. Mark Goldstein In Honor of Ryan T. Kliewer Mr. and Mrs. Myron G. Kliewer In Honor of Margaret Koch Mr. and Mrs. Joseph J. Kavale In Honor/Memory of Bernice Lang Mr. and Mrs. Frederick Hegge In Honor of Katy Laumb Mrs. Marge Hudemann In Honor of Hans and Helen Linde Ms. Felicia Rosenfeld Ms. Ruth E. Chapin Mrs. Helen L. Ross Mr. and Mrs. Charles E. Carlbom Mr. and Mrs. Brad McMurchie In Honor of Elinore Squires Mr. Jack Squires In Honor of Wendy Anne Terris Ms. Mary Walker In Honor of Christian Alejandro Thomas Mr. and Mrs. Curtis Thomas In Honor of Daniel & Michael Wax Mr. Steven T. Wax and Ms. Kathleen Haley In Honor of Lillian Yatvin & Jonathan Aked Mr. and Mrs. Milton B. Yatvin In Memory of Frank Beach Mr. and Mrs. Eric Hoyte In Memory of Donald Beam Mrs. Ruth M. Beam In Memory of Virginia Bjorkquist Ms. Doris C. Busch In Memory of Phillip Bladine 1893 LTD In Memory of Taylor Marie Brausam Mr. and Mrs. Matthew Brausam In Memory of Boyd Brown Ms. Carol Hamlin In Memory of Edith Carse Mr. and Mrs. Norman Weatherly In Memory of Elizabeth Cassel Mr. and Mrs. Robert K. Moody In Memory of Don Chadwick Mr. and Mrs. Robert K. Moody In Honor of Adopted Daughter, Karen E. Miller In Honor of Scott Zimmerman In Memory of Laverna Mae Cole Miller In Honor of Faye Moore and Her Department In Honor of Birth Mothers who Unselfishly Choose Life! In Memory of Thelma Corey In Honor of Jay & Emily Myers In Honor of My Beloved Son In Memory of Ann Crandall In Honor of Houston Newmark In Honor of My Grandsons Mike & Thomas Mr. and Mrs. Tedd W. Miller Mr. and Mrs. Eric Hildebrand Mr. and Mrs. Robert C. Myers Mr. and Mrs. William J. Karasik In Honor of Shawn Oates Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Oates In Honor of Matt Olson Mr. and Mrs. Ken Olson In Honor of Nancy Orcutt Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth D. Patterson In Honor/Memory of Borghild Putnam Mr. Mike Klain and Ms. Janet Putnam In Honor of Julie A. Reynolds-King Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Reynolds In Honor of Virginia, Jen, Pat & Laurie Richardson Ms. Laurie J. Richardson In Honor of Our Daughter, Debra Robertson Mr. and Mrs. Donald Robertson In Honor of Mr. & Mrs. Richard Rogers Mr. and Mrs. George S. Wentworth In Honor of Martha Rosacker Dr. and Mrs. Rudy J. Leong Mr. and Mrs. George M. Watanabe Mr. and Mrs. Dennis Gilbert Dr. Stephen Scherr and Mrs. Kathleen McCarthy Mr. and Mrs. Timothy McGlothlin Zimmerman Family Trust Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Chipman Ms. Michelle J. Sanford Ms. Ruth Burleigh In Honor of Our Adopted Daugher, Margaret Grace Mr. and Mrs. Bryan J. Van Meter In Honor of Our Son’s Birthday on Feb. 18, 1977 Mr. and Mrs. Jerry L. Foree In Honor of Roberta & Paul 1953 and 1954 Dr. and Mrs. John M. Chrismer In Honor of Sonja, Steve, Kathy Mr. and Mrs. Karl H. Lamberg In Honor of Son’s Adoptive Mother Ms. Michelle J. Sanford In Honor of Son’s Adoptive Parents Ms. Michelle J. Sanford In Memory of In Memory of Eldon & Bernice Alt Ms. Julie M. Miller In Memory of Sally Beach Altick Ms. Nancy E. Johnson In Memory of Jean Ameele Mr. and Mrs. Raymond H. Lung Mr. and Mrs. Mel Emberland Mr. and Mrs. Mac Heywood Mr. and Mrs. M. J. Mehren Mr. Larry Glickman and Ms. Lauri Weber Ms. Reli Sutton Mrs. Julia Rouzie Dr. James R. Patterson and Ms. Consuelo F. Larrabee Mr. and Mrs. Jon R. Schleuning Mr. and Mrs. John B. Rush Mr. Wayne L. Wirta and Ms. Carolyn M. Polansky Aspen Capital Management, LLC Ms. Debra Ames and Mr. Chris Cocker Mr. and Mrs. Dale Dzubay Mr. and Mrs. Donald J. Morgan Ms. Margit K. Lind Mr. Mark Dohrmann and Ms. Julie Durkheimer Pac-Hill Limited Partnership Mr. Frances Ames Mr. and Mrs. William K. Harris Mr. and Mrs. C. William Savery Mr. and Mrs. Thomas E. Doherty Mr. and Mrs. Milan Stoyanov Ms. Virginia G. Ferriday Ms. Kathryn Littlefield Mr. Bert Crandall Mr. Larry R. Sturtz and Ms. Susan E. Gunderson In Memory of James A. Creswell Mr. Sigurd Anderson and Ms. Megan Creswell In Memory of Dreena Day Mr. Emerson Vanderburg In Memory of Jean Disney Ms. Mary H. Kirkpatrick 7 Annual Fund Cumulative Gifts & Pledges October 1, 2007 – September 30, 2008 In Memory of Kenneth & Jean Disney Mr. and Mrs. Robert G. Roberts Jr. Ms. Mary H. Kirkpatrick In Memory of Alan Hertzog Mr. and Mrs. Salvatore L. Puccio Ms. Josephine Saca Mr. and Mrs. Augusto L. Saca In Memory of Grace Marie A. Moeller Mr. and Mrs. O. D. Matson Mr. and Mrs. Louis Moeller In Memory of John Storie Mr. and Mrs. Robert J. Miller In Memory of Anne Thayer General and Mrs. James Thayer In Memory of Robert Dow In Memory John E. Hetherington In Memory of Marion East, MD In Memory Of Robinson Hetherington In Memory of James E. Morris In Memory of Thomas A. Hogan, WA In Memory of Dwight Near In Memory of Virginia Van Winkle In Memory of June Hoy In Memory of Leona Nettler In Memory of Regina Vogt In Memory of Wesley R. Fairman & Donald H. Fairman In Memory of Ferdie Hudeman In Memory of Cora Neustel In Memory of Lael Wade In Memory of Cory Fleming In Memory of Norm Ingman In Memory of Reuben and Helen Newcomb In Memory of James Wax Ms. Susan Dow Ms. Ann Morgan In Memory of Elizabethe G. Elmer Ms. Irene Elmer (2) In Memory of Teresa Everidge Mr. and Mrs. Robert K. Moody Anonymous Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Dunham Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth N. Lance In Memory of George Fleshman Mr. and Mrs. Robert K. Moody In Memory of Nanette Forney Gleaves Mr. and Mrs. Vernon D. Gleaves In Memory of Wade Frelow Mrs. Erma K. Simon In Memory of Rob Gilkerson Mr. and Mrs. Robert E. Kadell Mr. and Mrs. Fred Schoppert Mrs. Patty Gilkerson (3) Mr. and Mrs. Francis L. Menard Mr. and Mrs. David McClure Ms. Misako Takasumi Mr. and Mrs. Douglas C. Neufeldt Mr. J. W. and Mrs. Martha Rosacker Mr. and Mrs. Ray Sato Mr. and Mrs. Charles Akiyama Mr. and Mrs. Frank Wimmers Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Leo Carrithers Don Nunamaker, Realtors Diamond Fruit Growers Mr. James F. Kelter and Mrs. Margaret Dills-Kelter Mr. Ronald Yamashita Mr. and Mrs. Jan Y. Kurahara Ms. Elizabeth Garber Mr. and Mrs. Phil Metcalfe Ms. Marjorie E. Andrews and Ms. Sue Corrado In Memory of Donald Gillies Mrs. Marjorie Jarvis In Memory of Patty Gooding Mr. and Mrs. John A. Kramer In Memory of Jerry Grevstad Mr. and Mrs. Harold Johnson In Memory of Mark Henson Mr. and Mrs. Keith T. Henson In Memory of Gary D. Hereford Mr. and Mrs. Jerry McBath Mrs. Lucy W. Morris Mrs. Lucy W. Morris Mrs. Jane Hogan Cypress Branch Auxiliary Mrs. Marge Hudemann Mr. and Mrs. Howard H. McDonald In Memory of Bertha Jones Mr. and Mrs. Donald E. Perry In Memory of Donna Lee Knoll Mr. and Mrs. Donald E. Perry In Memory of Dan Konnie Mrs. Roberta Konnie In Memory of Harold Lampert Mr. and Mrs. Ronald L. Silverman In Memory of Andrew Larsen Mr. and Mrs. Charles H. Abell In Memory of Peggy Leonard Mrs. Doris Schimmel In Memory of Edna Liebel Mr. and Mrs. Mark Romanaggi In Memory of Tom Lindbloom Ms. Carol Hamlin In Memory of Edward Locke Mr. and Mrs. Gregory M. Hodes In Memory of George Luoma Mrs. Frances Luoma In Memory of Arthur McArthur Mrs. Dorothy L. McArthur In Memory of Alex McPhail Cypress Branch Auxiliary In Memory of Rusty Meeks Mr. and Mrs. Raymond D. Meeks Mr. and Mrs. Clayton B. Meeks Mr. and Mrs. Randall J. Meeks In Memory of Leverna Miller Ms. Verna Cummins Ms. Barbara L. Thompson In Loving Memory of Marvin Minick Mrs. Thelma J. Minick In Memory of David H. Morris Mrs. Lucy W. Morris Mr. and Mrs. Gordon Morris (2) The Morris Family Trust Mrs. Alice Near Cypress Branch Auxiliary Mayor and Mrs. Kenneth Toombs Dr. Jaclyn Vidgoff, Ph.D. (3) In Memory of Florence M. & D.W. Nicholas Dr. Ann H. Nicholas, Ph.D. In Memory of Cline W. Otey, Jr. Mrs. Mary D. Hodgen In Memory of Edward Phillips Mr. and Mrs. Gregory M. Hodes In Memory of Jean Phillips Mr. and Mrs. Robert M. Bentley In Memory of Shirley Rogers Ms. June E. Wentworth In Memory of J. W. Rosacker Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Handel Mrs. Patty Gilkerson In Memory of Hugh “Bud” Russell Mr. and Mrs. Mark Romanaggi In Memory of Nellie Santini Cypress Branch Auxiliary In Memory of D. Sather Mr. and Mrs. James R. Lockard In Memory of Alan Tonkin Mrs. Rena Tonkin In Memory of Alan Tonkin Mrs. Rena Tonkin Ms. Elizabeth J. Sprint Mr. Bill Babcock and Ms. Diane Jenkins Mr. and Mrs. Jere Wade (2) Mr. and Mrs. Marvin S. Tanenhaus In Memory of Debra Wiggins Ms. Barbara J. Leonhardt In Memory of Donal Wilson Ms. Jean Kircher In Memory of Steven Wong Anonymous Ms. Suzan Wong-Swint Ms. Marian G. Wong Mrs. Lani L. Louie Mr. and Mrs. Robert K. Saiget Mr. and Mrs. Michael Anderson Mr. and Mrs. Eugene E. Lee Mr. and Mrs. George Wong Microsoft Matching Gifts Program (2) Ms. Helen G. Lee Ms. Diane Kantor Mr. and Mrs. Richard B. Wong Mr. and Mrs. Hubert Chinn Ms. Hilary Wong In Memory of My Son’s Adoption Day Ms. Michelle J. Sanford In Memory a Friend’s Niece Mr. and Mrs. Ronald L. Silverman In Memory of Gerald Sherman Mr. and Mrs. Robert K. Moody In Memory of Barbara L. Soleman Mr. and Mrs. Robert L. Soleman In Memory of Kathi Sorensen Mr. and Mrs. Walter L. Olson, Sr. In Memory of Kathi Sorensen Mrs. Camille Stubberfield In Memory of Andrew Sorenson Mr. and Mrs. Raymond H. Lung In Memory of June Spangler Mr. and Mrs. Jim D. Schubert In Memory of Elizabeth Stephens Anonymous 8 We hope you enjoyed our 2007 Annual Report. We thank you for your support. If you have any questions, please notify Development, 503-542-2327. Success Stories Through Boys & Girls Aid Piper left home at sixteen. But on a rainy Friday in February, she graduated from our Pettygrove Residential program and went home with her mom for the first time in nearly two years. Sitting with Piper, we sip bottled water and chat about a faux-leather bomber jacket she’s been eyeing. She laughs outright when asked about getting her driver’s license. That particular milestone can wait – Piper has achieved plenty in the past six months. Last Friday, she walked at her high school graduation and her application to the University of Oregon is on its way in the mail. Passing the afternoon with this bright, articulate, young person, it’s hard to align her chaotic past with her promising future. Homelessness, arrest, anger and defiance – like many of the young women in our Pettygrove program, Piper’s past is filled with these themes. When asked about how her life changed trajectory, Piper speaks freely about the Pettygrove Residential program. Referencing a favorite piece of art she made while staying at Pettygrove, Piper explains the elements of the program that helped her transform her future. “The head here represents the program and the people that are helping kids. They are blowing all these things into us – compassion, patience, strength – and instilling these things into us so we can grow up and become women.” Piper stayed just under nine months in our Pettygrove Residential program. In this program, girls who are in the custody of the Oregon Youth Authority live together cooperatively under the supervision of our trained staff. Girls receive group and individual counseling and develop the skills they need to end a cycle of destructive behavior and move towards a successful future. When asked about her future, and the role our Pettygrove Residential program played in her young life, Piper is hopeful. “Being here taught me that you are influenced by what’s around you, by your environment. People can get sent to a lockdown facility but there you’re not gonna get the things that you get at Pettygrove, you’re just gonna get locked in a cell and that doesn’t help. At Pettygrove you’re meeting friends, learning skills, learning how to be in a community, having opportunities like this to tell our story and to make art and that’s really important.” Ashley was just seventeen and still finishing high school when she learned that she was pregnant. At first, she considered parenting her expected infant. But after careful consideration, Ashley decided she was not prepared. At Boys & Girls Aid, Ashley met Karen, one of our adoption counselors. Together they talked about the kind of family in which Ashley wanted her child to grow up. Ashley hoped for a family that would be willing to develop a relationship with her throughout the pregnancy. She also asked for an unconventional family. She described her perfect family as “out of the box.” The Mitchells were a natural match. An artistic, creative, professional family, the Mitchells shared Ashley’s desire for an ongoing relationship. Months before the baby’s birth, Ashley and the Mitchells began seeing each other. They shared trips to the pre-natal clinic and visited each other’s homes. When baby Nathan was born in the spring, the Mitchells camped out throughout the labor in the hospital waiting room. Today, Ashley and the Mitchells continue to keep in touch with a very open, mutually supportive relationship. Ashley joined the Mitchells for Nathan’s first Halloween and when Ashley walked at her high school graduation, the Mitchells were there in the audience, cheering her on. 018 SW Boundary Ct. Portland, OR 97239 Impacting the Lives of Children in Need Boys & Girls Aidâ€Ś assisted 1155 children and youth Found permanent, loving homes 27 infants and children Recruited families for 423 children and youth in foster care Provided 540 youth safe places to live temporarily Connected 100 youth with caring adult mentors Offered leadership and guidance to 105 girls Prepared and supported 582 adults to be mentors, for foster parents and adoptive families. www.boysandgirlsaid.org