The mission of the Black United Fund of Oregon is to assist in the social and economic development of Oregon's underserved communities and to contribute to a broader understanding of ethnic and culturally diverse groups.
Bottom Line for Portland
COVID-19 is having a disproportionate impact on BIPOC communities. Historic unemployment and other long-term social consequences will disproportionately impact our students and their families, compounding many other traumas and barriers they were already facing. Access to post-secondary opportunities and a well-thought-out career plan are now critically essential for survival—in all aspects of the word. Our young people need mentors who look like, talk like, and share experiences with them to help navigate the complexities of post-secondary arenas.
The first fifty (50) donors to our campaign will be entered to win a $50 gift certificate to Amalfi's Restaurant & Mercato. Four winners will be announced.
Donors who contribute $75 or more will be entered to win a multicourse, seed-to-plate meal by chef and farmer Stacey Givens and her team at the Side Yard Farm and Kitchen. Receive a gift certificate good for a farm brunch or Friday farm dinner for two, expiration date: October 2021.
Donors who contribute $75 or more will be entered to win a one-night stay at the beautiful Canopy Hilton hotel in Portland’s Pearl District.
“As a community servant-leader, I am compelled to speak, take action....My resolve as a community agent has never been stronger....Let me be clear: This moment, right now, is a civil rights movement! There is no longer the luxury of standby status: Inaction is direct support of oppression—silence is complicity. Please, stand with me, as I stand with you, and take action.” —Dr. LM Alaiyo Foster, CEO, from an open letter to the community