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Simon Benson Awards Dinner
Thursday, November 3, 2016 - 5:30pm to Thursday, November 3, 2016 - 9:00pm

Join Portland State University at its 17th annual gala honoring philanthropists and alumni.

The Simon Benson Awards Dinner is a well-established, influential forum that raises the bar for philanthropy in Oregon. Since 1999, the gala has raised over $9 million in support of Portland State University.

Named for one of Oregon's first philanthropists, the Simon Benson Award for philanthropy was created by PSU to honor the state's contemporary pioneers of philanthropy. Recipients are tireless community leaders who giver generously of their time and resources and whose legacies will effect the lives or Oregonians for generations.

The Simon Benson Awards for alumni achievement honors outstanding alumni who are recognized for service, achievement and encouraging alumni to provide perpetual support to PSU.

Event Timeline:

  • Reception | 5:30 p.m.
  • Dinner and Program | 6:45 p.m.

Location:
Oregon Convention Center

Keynote Speaker:
Jay Leno