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Rebekah Albert – Rose Haven

Daily Joys WORDS Merlin Varaday | PHOTOGRAPHY Tim Sugden Rebekah Albert says she experiences joy on a daily basis as the Executive Director of Rose Haven (627 NW 18th Ave.), a welcoming day shelter for women and their children who have experienced a traumatic life event, such as abuse or homelessness. There is a distinctly […]

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Heart 2 Heart Farms

Living a Waste Not, Want Not life at Heart 2 Heart Farms WORDS Tina Curry | PHOTOGRAPHY Heart2Heart Farms Nestled on a steeply sloping hill, not far from Portland, sits Heart 2 Heart Farms.  Upon arrival you might mistakenly think it is a throwback to the hippie era. First glance produces an array of terraces, cages, […]

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Tobi Burch Rates – Autism Society

Keeping It Personal Tobi Burch Rates, executive director of the Autism Society of Oregon (ASO), knows about life with autism – both of her sons are autistic. She has several family members with autistic children. Tobi draws from a background in family law – as well as the day-to-day experiences of her family – to […]

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Jordan Schnitzer – Arts Philanthropist

Sowing the Seeds of Art Appreciation Jordan D. Schnitzer describes himself as the Johnny Appleseed of art appreciation, endeavoring to help as many people as possible – especially those in underserved communities – experience the most noteworthy artists of our time. The Jordan Schnitzer Family Foundation is what Schnitzer refers to as his “lending library” […]

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Heather Martin – Classic Wines Auction

Pouring Out Her Soul Ten years ago, Heather Martin, a practicing corporate lawyer, was considering changing careers. The New Jersey native says she and her husband were moving to Portland and she was looking for a more philanthropic position. At the same time, Classic Wines Auction (1001 SE Sandy Boulevard), a yearly charity fundraising event […]

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