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JULY 13, 2012

In its third meeting of 2012, the PGE Foundation Board of Directors awarded $227,000 to 30 Oregon nonprofits.

PORTLAND, Ore. — Focusing on Education grants targeting post-secondary technical training programs with visible paths to jobs, the Foundation awarded $35,000 to Oregon Alliance of Independent Colleges & Universities to provide ten scholarships/student aid at Alliance Foundation member institutions during the 2012-13 academic year; $25,000 to Oregon State University to fund ten engineering scholarships for 2012-2013; and $50,000 (over two years) to Portland State University to support the development of the PGE Foundation Power Engineering Education Lab which provides educational pathways for students to become engineers.

Additional Education grants totaling $79,500 included a focus on academic support for high potential, low opportunity youth and their families, and arts education.

These are: Healthy Families grants totaling $37,500 focused on domestic violence, hunger, homelessness, health care, at-risk youth and foster children.

These are: 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 $14 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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