The Portland State University Foundation is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2016 Philanthropic Cultivation Award and Philanthropic Leadership Award — Dr. Natan Meir and Dr. Robert Liebman, respectively.
Last year, Portland State University donors made gifts of more than $46 million to support PSU students, faculty, programs, research, capital projects and other campus priorities. It marked the fifth year in a row that private giving to PSU has increased and more than triples the $12.8 million raised in 2010.
THURSDAY, Oct 29 -- When Arianna Huffington took the stage at Portland State University’s 16th Annual Simon Benson Awards Dinner, she told nearly 1,500 guests at the Oregon Convention Center that her best line had been stolen.
THURSDAY, Oct 29 - Portland State University raised more than $1 million Thursday night at the 16th Annual Simon Benson Awards Dinner. Held at the Oregon Convention Center, nearly 1,500 guests celebrated the generosity of PSU supporters, the impact of philanthropy and the accomplishments of students who depend on philanthropy to earn a college degree.
The PSU Foundation raised more than $46 million in private gifts for Portland State University in the fiscal year that ended on June 30, an 18 percent increase over the prior year. This marks the fifth year in a row that private giving has increased and more than triples the $12.8 million raised in 2010, when Françoise Aylmer joined PSU.
The 2015 philanthropic results help position PSU as a leading public urban university, and are reflective of the leadership Aylmer, president and CEO of the PSU Foundation, has demonstrated.