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The Schlesinger Family
The Schlesinger Family

Recipients of the 2015 Simon Benson Award for Philanthropy

The Schlesinger family's passionate commitment to higher education transforms lives. Now in its fourth generation, Schlesinger Companies, a Portland​-based real estate group, manages and develops landmark properties in the Pacific Northwest​.

The Schlesinger Family Foundation was created to make a positive difference in the community. The Schlesinger family supports Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF), OHSU and U of O scholarships, Oregon Coast Aquarium and Randall Children’s Hospital.

PSU was honored to be the first recipient of a gift from the foundation in 1983. The foundation provides valuable contributions to PSU through support of scholarships, the Center for Real Estate and other programs.





Ralph and Bunny Schlesinger




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