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May 28, 2014

PGE Foundation appoints new leadership to continue legacy of empowering Oregonians
PORTLAND, Ore. — PGE Foundation, the corporate foundation of Portland General Electric, appoints Dave Robertson as president and Kregg Arntson as executive director. Arntson will lead strategic grantmaking for the Foundation. The new leadership team will continue the strong legacy of community support established by Carole Morse, who recently retired after leading the foundation for nearly 18 years.

As PGE vice president of Public Policy, Robertson already has executive oversight for PGE’s community investment initiatives, as well as government relations, communications, sustainability, and environmental policy. A native Oregonian, Robertson has a strong track record of support to Oregon communities including his work as chair of the SOLVE board, governor appointee to the Columbia River Gorge Commission and now a member of the Portland Center Stage Board. Robertson has been a member of the Foundation Board since 2010.

As manager of corporate social responsibility at PGE and an 18 year company veteran, Arntson adds strategic grantmaking for the Foundation to his current responsibilities directing PGE’s corporate community investment strategy, volunteer engagement, employee giving programs and sustainability initiatives. Also a native Oregonian, Arntson’s community involvement includes serving as board president of Oregon Children’s Theatre, secretary of Business for Culture and the Arts, and representing PGE on the Timbers Community Fund Board.

“Next month PGE reaches the milestone of powering Oregon for 125 years,” said Robertson. “As we look forward to the next 125, Kregg and I are honored to work with the PGE Foundation board of directors and our nonprofit partners as we build on our commitment of strong stewardship for Oregon and help change the lives of people in the communities where our employees and customers work and live.”

PGE’s corporate and Foundation resources support the pillars of a vibrant and sustainable society — education, safe and healthy families, and environmental stewardship. In honor of the 125 year milestone, the Foundation is highlighting the following five, $25,000 grants to organizations that embody PGE’s community investment focus areas: 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 $17 million to help improve the quality of life for Oregonians by supporting programs and services that encourage safe and healthy families, provide educational opportunities, and encourage arts and cultural diversity. Gwyneth Gamble Booth is chair and Carole Morse is president.
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