Portland surpasses Give!Guide goal

College Possible Portland concluded our second successful Give!Guide campaign on December 31 and surpassed our goal by raising a total of $37,224 from 264 donors throughout the months of November and December! Thank you to our matching partners The Standard and the Detwiler Family Foundation, as well as everyone who donated. We are thrilled with the results of the campaign, and we are excited for the opportunities this funding will create for the low-income students we serve across Oregon.

Manuela, a senior at David Douglas High School, recognizes the contribution these donations make for her education: “Thank you for giving me a future. Without College Possible, I feel like I wouldn’t have one,” she said. “If it weren’t for the donations, sponsors and all the coaches, I wouldn’t have the motivation to go to college.”

As a bonus to our campaign, we received an additional $1,500 for accumulating the most donors “35 and Under” within the Give!Guide’s interest category of education. Thanks to the Schlesinger Foundation and the 111 donors who helped make this possible.

Not only was our campaign successful, the Give!Guide as a whole exceeded its goal of raising $3.6 million and collected a total of $4.25 million from 9,325 donors in Portland and beyond. Additional results from the Give!Guide are available online at

Funds raised through the Give!Guide and other generous donors at year-end brought our total fundraising amount to over $76,000 in November and December. To celebrate our wonderful supporters in 2016, we will be hosting a thank you event at our office on February 16. See more details here.

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