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Upcoming Events

April 27, 2021 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
White Leaders for Racial Justice If you are interested in engaging with racial justice, anti-racism, and allyship/ accomplice-ship work directly and categorize yourself as white, join us in these monthly conversations. 4th Tuesday
May 5, 2021 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
ALF Oregon Virtual Check Ins Next meeting: Wednesday May 5th, 12:30-1:30pm via Zoom We invite Fellows and Senior Fellows across classes and across Oregon for check-ins during this compounded and difficult time. Option to join by Zoom
May 6, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Conversations on Houselessness: Racial Disparities in the Unhoused Today Join Kitty Miller (Class XXXVIII and Home Forward Chief Administrative Officer) and Brandi Tuck (Class XXXVIII and Portland Homeless Family Solutions Executive
May 7, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
ALF Oregon LGBTQ+ Social Hour Now the First Fridays of Each Month, 12noon - 1pm via Zoom Join with other self-identified LGBTQ+ ALF Fellows and Senior Fellows as we look forward at how we are making an impact on the lives of LGBTQ+
May 11, 2021 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
ALF National Event: Lunch and Learn: Dialogue: It’s Not What You Think! Date: May 11, 2021 Time: 9:00 am - 11:00 pm via Zoom Join Susan Taylor, CEO of Generon International & Hidde van der Pol, a certified facilitator at the

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Don Frisbee Endowment Fund

Why an Endowment

When Don Frisbee and a group of business, non-profit, and civic leaders founded the Oregon chapter of the American Leadership Forum in 1986, they envisioned an organization that would nurture strong and committed leaders who would work together for a better Oregon and for future Oregonians. Now in its third decade, the American Leadership Forum of Oregon (ALF Oregon) is comprised of over 600 senior fellows who are uniquely positioned to help Oregon thrive even in times of complex challenges. Established in 2008, the Don Frisbee Scholarship Fund allows ALF Oregon to fully fund one seat in each ALF class. This endowment honors the legacy of ALF Oregon’s roots and Don's continuing role and support of ALF’s mission and vision.

Funding Focus: Diversity and Inclusion

Each year, approximately 25 leaders are chosen to participate in the ALF Fellows Program. The diverse composition of each ALF class is one of the key elements of our mission and the Fellow’s program. The ability to provide financial support for ALF Fellows to participate each year allows us to maintain the organization’s foundational commitment to the inclusion of a wide range of talented leaders from all of Oregon’s communities, including those from rural Oregon.

Phase II: Reaching Our Goal

In 2013, ALF launched the second phase of the Endowment Fund Campaign in hopes of reaching our target goal of $250,000 by the 30th anniversary in 2016. We are more than halfway there and invite ongoing contributions from endowment supporters as well as contributions from new donors to honor the legacy of Don Frisbee as we summit to this goal.

Donations can be sent to the Don Frisbee Endowment Fund in care of ALF Oregon, 221 NW Second Avenue, Portland, OR, 97209, or you can contribute online at Please feel free to contact ALF at 503-636-2288 should you have any questions about how you can support the Endowment campaign through planned or legacy gifts.

Thank you to all of our generous contributors!

Level I: Summit
$25,000.00 and above

  • John Gray Foundation
  • Al Jubitz
  • Pacific Power

Level II: Moraine

  • Earl Blumenauer and
    Margaret Kirkpatrick
  • Duncan Campbell
  • Don Frisbee
  • Kent Snyder
  • Robin Teater
  • Wildhorse Foundation
  • Carol Whipple

Level III: Treeline
$2,499.00- $1,000.00

  • Anita Decker
  • Orcillia Forbes
  • Tom Fuller
  • Bob and Cecelia Huntington
  • Tom Imeson
  • Randy Labbe
  • Kevin Lynch
  • Sandi McDonough
  • Jan McGowan
  • Meyer Memorial Trust
  • Isaac Regenstreif
  • Robert and Marilyn Ridgley
  • Jim Scherzinger
  • Linda Shelk
  • Bill Thorndike
  • Tom Walsh
  • Brett Wilcox
  • Nancy Wilgenbusch
  • Duncan Wyse

Level IV: Base Camp
$999.00 - $1.00

Base Camp
  • Gail Achterman
  • Mary Ann Buchanan
  • Brad Earl
  • Mary Ferrell
  • Carol Lewis
  • Karen Pringle
  • Mike Schrunk
  • Bill Scott
  • Joe Synan
  • Kenneth Thrasher
  • Victor Walsh
  • Dave Weber
  • Gary and Katie Withers

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