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Simon Benson Awards Dinner


Portland State University recognizes leading donors and alumni at its annual Simon Benson Awards Dinner. Named for an early Oregon philanthropist, the 2013 gala attracted a record 1,800 attendees and raised a record $1.2 million. Please join us in 2014! 


Presenting Sponsor



Principal Sponsors



Leadership Sponsors



Supporting Sponsors


Mark Rosenbaum/Rosenbaum Financial, LLC

Washington Trust Bank


Pioneer Sponsors

Cascade Pacific Holdings LLC


Benson Bubbler Sponsors

Ater Wynne LLP


NW Natural


Event Co-Chairs
Wally Van Valkenburg     Linda Williams

Scholarship Challenge Grantor

To sponsor a table, please contact:
Danielle Cox, 503-725-8135,  

or click here to learn more.

Save the date
October 23, 2014
Reception 5:30 p.m.
Dinner and Program 7:00 p.m.
Oregon Convention Center

Keynote Speaker

Leon Panetta

Award for Philanthropy

Earle M. Chiles  

Award for Philanthropy

Christine & David Vernier 

Alumni Achievement Award 

Ramon S. Torrecilha, PhD
PSU '84 MS '86

Click here for more information about
past speakers and honorees