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Spotlight Sponsor: Bank of the West

Bank of the WestIn this day and age of impersonal relationships, it’s invaluable to find a company that walks their customer-service talk.  Bank of the West plays an important role as our banker, and they’re also a long-time supporter of REACH, giving time, treasure, and talent to our events. 

We have worked with Bank of the West for over 20 years. Beyond our banking relationship, they’ve provided philanthropic support for our annual fundraising event and other programs,… Read More »

Spotlight Sponsor: Bank of America

Bank of America Spotlight Sponsor

Affordable housing takes partners … a lot of partners. We have worked with Bank of America for over 15 years, developing and preserving affordable housing in Portland. REACH has been the recipient of Bank of America grants and sponsorships, including recognition as a Portland Neighborhood Builders® and recipient of Bank of America’s Neighborhood Excellence Award. These awards and recognition have helped us build more housing and provide opportunities to our… Read More »

REACH Resident Spotlight: Cyrus

Cyrus LydayCyrus Lyday, editor-in-chief of Cleveland High’s student newspaper and REACH resident, won a prestigious Gates Millennium scholarship. This ardent sports fan tutors younger Native American students and is headed to the University of Oregon to study journalism. Cyrus is one of 23 students that received a Gates Millennium Scholarship, a full-ride scholarship designed to help promising low-income minority students attend college and graduate.

From OregonLive:

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Staff Spotlight: Introducing our New Director of Philanthropy, Anthony Petchel

Anthony PetchelAnthony Petchel has joined us as our new Director of Philanthropy! Anthony brings over fifteen years of leadership experience in developing growth strategies and increasing support through board development, strategic planning, and development planning for nonprofits.

Prior to joining REACH, Anthony served as Vice President of Development at OMSI, one of the nation’s leading science centers. He was responsible for developing comprehensive fundraising strategies… Read More »

Building Green AND Affordable

Energy Tracking monitorOnce known as a green building mecca, Portland’s city permitting policies and diminishing availability of incentives is making it less and less friendly for Portland developers to build green, a concept that made Portland a trendsetter for the sustainability and low carbon movement in America ten years ago. Due to rising costs and fewer incentives, living sustainably is something that is often only available to the wealthiest among us. 

However, going green is… Read More »

A Hemisphere Away

This month’s volunteer spotlight features Maximiliano Zapata, our translating guru from Argentina. Find out how we connected with him and why you should consider volunteering, too!

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Maximiliano Zapata, Spanish Translation

Maximiliano Zapata is from Argentina and has an international relations degree. In addition to Spanish, he speaks French, some Turkish, and studied… Read More »

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