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Dec. 13, 2007

PGE Foundation Corporate Learning Series

Corporate grantmakers are deluged with requests for a limited pool of funds. Determining how your dollars can deliver a maximum return on your investment, not only for your business, but for the community, is a challenge we all struggle with.

Fellow corporate grantmakers are invited to join this series of three Corporate earning Exchanges that will provide current data on critical community issues, issues affecting children and what are education’s most crucial needs.

To mark the PGE Foundation’s tenth anniversary, Carol Dillin, PGE Foundation board, is hosting a series of informational sessions for corporate grantmakers here at WTC. You are invited to attend.

There is one session left in the series:

K-12 Public Education and its Impact on Workforce Needs
Tuesday, December 13
11:45 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
PGE, 1 World Trade Center, Portland

Speaker: Connie Van Brunt, Executive Director, Portland Schools Foundation

The new executive director of Portland Schools Foundation will discuss preparing students, especially those from under-served populations, for the world of work. Connie Van Brunt comes to Portland as a nationally recognized educational leader. Most recently she was chief education officer at the Chicago Charter School Foundation. She also led Illinois oldest independent after-school program, serving inner city communities including Cabrini Green. She has developed award-winning math and reading programs that accelerated achievement for low-income students. Connie will talk about K-12 challenges and PSFs new initiative, Connected by 25, which focuses on connecting all youth to school, work and the community. She has a masters degree in teaching from Harvard, and she was founding editor of Ebony Jr! magazine.

** Lunch Included — No cost — Generously Sponsored by PGE Foundation ** or 503.226.6340

The PGE Foundation, the corporate foundation of Portland General Electric, was established in 1997 as a 501(c) (3) nonprofit organization with a permanent endowment. The Foundation’s giving is separate from the corporate giving of PGE. Since its inception, the Foundation has distributed more than $12.4 million to help improve the quality of life for all Oregonians by supporting statewide programs and services that encourage healthy families, provide educational opportunities and encourage the arts and cultural diversity. Gwyneth Gamble Booth is chair and Carole Morse is president.
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