By: Toya Fick, Executive Director, Stand for Children Oregon

We’re overwhelmed by the tremendous response to our Beat the Odds scholarship awards and fundraiser last week. In every sense of the phrase, this year’s event raised the bar above all others.

We increased the number of scholarship recipients from three to 13! Take a moment to revisit their videos by clicking below.

In partnership with the Renaissance Foundation, we increased the scholarship award amount from $10,000 to $16,000 over four years.

And thanks to your incredible generosity, this year’s Beat the Odds fundraiser brought in more than double the amount of any previous year.

These funds propel our work at Stand for Children – we drafted Measure 98 with the help of your donations, passed it at the ballot box and in legislature thanks to your support, and we’ll achieve full funding in 2019 with your continued commitment to this cause.

So thank you for standing with us, as we stand for children across Oregon. And if you couldn’t attend last week, there’s still time to invest in this truly worthy cause.

As always, we need you in this work. Click here to find more ways to get involved today!

When we stand together, we achieve incredible things. Thank you again for your support.