Jag Give Guide 2014

donations-please-for-blogLast year, we started a new tradition of spotlighting the nonprofits we work with as our own version of a “Give Guide” for the holiday season. We were inspired by the annual Give Guide released by local publication Willamette Week, but in our version we focus on the nonprofit clients we work with the most. These change from year to year, though many stay the same.

We give back to our nonprofit clients throughout the year – but this is just another way for us to say thanks for the hard work that they do, and give all of YOU a chance to support some great organizations.

boy scoutsBoy Scouts of America, Cascade Pacific Council

Cascade Pacific Council provides services and youth-development programs to families and community organizations in eighteen counties of northwest Oregon and southwest Washington states.

bcaBusiness for Culture & the Arts

BCA connects business and the arts to strengthen Oregon’s culture and economy. To engage every business in the arts.

That arts/business partnerships result in more connected employees, more successful businesses, more civic pride, higher quality arts, and more sustainable cultural institutions.

ciChildren’s Institute

The Children’s Institute is dedicated to improving the odds for Oregon’s at-risk children. Our Vision: We imagine an Oregon where every child is prepared for success in school and life. Our Mission: Move research to action by promoting cost-effective public and private investments in our youngest children birth through third grade.

dioceseDiocese of Oregon – The Episcopal Church of Western Oregon

In the 160-plus years since the first church was established, the Episcopal community in Western Oregon has grown, expanded and redefined what it means to join God’s mission in the world. As a community of over 18,000 baptized members, the church in Western Oregon eagerly shares its vision of how good God’s love is.

haas berkeleyHaas School of Business Alumni Relations Office (UC Berkeley)
(Jeff is co-president of the Portland chapter)

As the second-oldest business school in the United States, the Haas School of Business at the University of California Berkeley is one of the world’s leading producers of new ideas and knowledge in all areas of business — which includes the distinction of having two of its faculty members receive the Nobel Prize in Economics over the past 20 years.

The Alumni Relations Office helps connect and support Haas School of Business students after graduation.

harvardHarvard Alumni Association

The Harvard Alumni Association (HAA) maintains and enhances a highly engaged, vibrant community of alumni and friends worldwide.

The Harvard Alumni Association was previously known as the Associated Harvard Alumni. The latter was formed on July 1, 1965, as an amalgamation of the Harvard Alumni Association (est. 1840) and the Associated Harvard Clubs (est. 1897).

human solutionsHuman Solutions

For over 25 years, Human Solutions has worked to help ensure that homeless and low-income families have the tools and resources they need to build pathways out of poverty.

The mission of Human Solutions is to help low-income and homeless families and individuals gain self-sufficiency by providing affordable housing, family support services, job readiness training and economic development opportunities.

ihad logoI Have A Dream Oregon

“I Have a Dream” Oregon was founded in 1990 to help low-income students succeed in school, college and career. We are mission control, here to launch a generation of students on a determined path to college, career and contribution to the community.

LO ChamberLake Oswego Chamber of Commerce

The mission of the Lake Oswego Chamber of Commerce is to actively promote business success in partnership with the Lake Oswego community.

Core values:

  • Business Advocacy
  • Community Prosperity
  • Service Leadership
  • Strategic Partnerships
  • Continuous Improvement

LOSDF_logo_Horizontal_colorLake Oswego Schools Foundation

The Foundation’s vision is to ensure a world-class education for every child in the Lake Oswego School District now, and forever.

Because of the generous support of this community, we were able to raise over $1.7 million last year. In the face of drastic state budget cuts, the District was able to maintain its low class sizes district-wide and to keep a diverse offering of electives at both high schools.

LLSLeukemia & Lymphoma Society
(This one holds personal meaning for the Jag family, as Jeff is a survivor of a non-Hodgkin lymphoma!)

Thanks to your generous support of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, this is a new world. Hundreds of thousands of people diagnosed with blood cancer are today living normal, productive lives.

We are on the threshold of amazing breakthroughs. Your money accelerates miraculous new treatments and healing therapies once thought impossible. And with our co-pay and insurance assistance, many patients can now afford the medications they need.

Cures today. Not someday. That’s the goal. And you are at the heart of it.

Make-A-Wish-oregon-smallMake A Wish Oregon

Make-A-Wish®Oregon serves children with life-threatening medical conditions living in Oregon and Clark County, Washington, from its headquarters in downtown Portland. We hope to grant about 190 wishes each year with the help of volunteer wish granters throughout the region.

oregon_historical_societyOregon Historical Society

As the steward of Oregon’s history, the Oregon Historical Society educates, informs, and engages the public through collecting, preserving, and interpreting the past . . . in other words, Oregon history matters.

pbaPortland Business Alliance

The Portland Business Alliance is Greater Portland’s Chamber of Commerce and is the voice of business in the region.  As the voice of business, the Alliance advocates for issues that support commerce, community health and the region’s overall prosperity.

rar-logoRaising A Reader

We help families of children aged 0-8 develop, practice and maintain home-based literacy routines critical for school success. The research is clear — when families are involved, children’s academic achievement improves.

Since our inception, we have helped more than 900,000 families build and sustain reading routines in their homes, with special attention to highest-risk for educational failure.

smartSMART (Start Making A Reader Today)
(Sara is a member of the Associate Board)

Learning to read is one of the most important steps in a child’s life, laying the vital foundation for future knowledge and education. Research proves that shared book reading and access to books in the home during a child’s first, formative years are the strongest predictors of early literacy skills. At SMART, this is what we do.

Founded in 1992, SMART’s proven model engages community volunteers across Oregon to read one-on-one with PreK through third-grade children for one hour per week during the school year. SMART volunteers model reading aloud and ignite a love of reading in children, helping build literacy skills and self-confidence. SMART students also receive up to 14 new books to take home and keep each year.

tsaThe Salvation Army

“Doing The Most Good.” In these four words, our mission – to feed, to clothe, to comfort, to care. To rebuild broken homes and broken lives. By walking with the addicted, we can lead them to recovery. In fighting hunger and poverty, we can feed and nurture the spirit. And, in living and sharing the Christian Gospel by meeting tangible needs, we give the world a lasting display of the love behind our beliefs.

The Salvation Army operates 7,593 centers in communities across the United States. These include food distribution, disaster relief, rehabilitation centers, anti-human trafficking efforts, and a wealth of children’s programs.

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