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Giving: Winter 2017

Raising more than $1 million for students

THE UNIVERSITY’S signature fund-raising event, the Simon Benson Awards Dinner, drew more than 1,600 people to the Oregon Convention Center on November 3 and raised more than $1 million for scholarships and other student support.

Portland State of Mind: DMSS Alumni Alliance Kick-Off Party

What: DMSS Alumni Alliance Kick-Off Party 

When: Friday, October 21, 2016 from 5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Where: Simon Benson House, 1803 SW Park Ave.

Cost: Free and open to PSU DMSS alumni, staff, faculty and students. Space is limited. All interested attendees and their guests must register online.

PSU Foundation announces 2016 Faculty and Staff Excellence Award recipients

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.

Bank of America donates Littman sculpture to Portland State University

A sculpture by a renowned former Portland State University professor has been donated to PSU by Bank of America and installed at Lincoln Hall, home of the university’s College of the Arts.

La Vergilia was created by the late sculptor Frederic Littman, who taught at PSU for more than a decade. The sculpture is a four-foot tall female bronze nude in recline.

The Impact of Giving: PSU Foundation releases 2014-15 Annual Report online

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.

Arianna Huffington at Simon Benson Awards Dinner: Go Viks!

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.

Simon Benson Awards Dinner raises more than $1 million for PSU

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.

PSU Fundraising Momentum Continues with Double Digit Increases

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.