Join our Fall Giving/Giving Tuesday campaign by making a donation in honor of someone who has made a difference in your life or the lives of young people. We are so grateful for the support from our wonderful community. Here's an early list of generous donors and their reasons for giving:


“To honor Kevin Jeans Gail, PWA founder.” – Erik Weeman, Scott Roosevelt, Lori Mueller, Anonymous

“In appreciation of PWA volunteers such as Huy Nguyen of Kaiser Permanente, who teaches students about health careers with kindness and enthusiasm.” – Susan Nielsen

“In honor of Carol Campbell for her work at Benson and Grant high schools.” – Kevin Jeans Gail and Sue Brent

“To honor Carol Campbell in appreciation for her years of dedication, commitment and service to the students of PPS." – JR Gustafson

"Coming from a family of teachers, it's hard for me to choose just one person to honor, so my donation this year is for every teacher in my life." – Anna Yates

"I appreciate Susan Nielsen and all the PWA staff in providing such great opportunities to youth for career exploration. I was fortunate to have a great career counselor and several great mentors when I was in high school and want to pay it forward." – Caryn Lilley

"This donation honors Mary Gay Broderick, who is retiring next month after 16 years of helping Portland kids with the Portland Children's Levy!" – Christopher Broderick

"In honor of Margaret S. Kirk, a wonderful (now retired) high school English teacher, who continued her work after retirement by mentoring and supervising student teachers and then in the mentoring program at Illinois State University with Senior Professionals there, where she mentored individual students for several years and also conducted mock interviews with student athletes to help prepare them for the professional world after graduation." – Kathleen Kirk


To be included in our Fall Giving blog post, contact Ave Rio with the name of a preferred honoree and why you're recognizing them. In addition, you can share your reasons for giving on social media and inspire others to give! Contributions of any amount support our year-round work through career days, classroom speakers, mentorships, and more.

Fall Giving Round-Up: Your Reasons For Giving
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