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Our 20th Anniversary Bash

Posted by Renee Magyar on August 15, 2014

Thanks to everyone for joining our party!

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“The event was amazing. If I could spend all my time with the types of people who support SNW, I’d be a happier person….It’s the ideal crowd. You’ve built a movement of true Oregonians – the ones that embody the spirit that made this a great state. Thanks for all you do.” – Jeremy Rogers, Vice President, Oregon Business Council

On August 7th, we celebrated our 20th anniversary with over 200 friends and partners at our Sustainable Northwest Wood warehouse.

The weather rested at a perfect 80 degrees. Casual and fun, the party offered award-winning BBQ, beer, wine, and hopping live bluegrass music. Our guests socialized with friends and had a fabulous time.  Twenty-one winners took home raffle and auction prizes ranging from aged wine and designer clothing to hand-crafted wood furniture and a voyage for two to the Galapagos Islands.

Many attendees also contributed to our 20/20 challenge. In honor of our 20th Anniversary, the Collins Foundation is matching new sustaining donor gifts of $20 per month for 20 months. By clicking here, you can become a donor to help us meet this 20/20 challenge.

Our party celebrated 20 years of bringing people, ideas, and innovation together to find lasting solutions to environmental and economic challenges. We’re thrilled to embark on another 20 years of restoring ecological health, building a sustainable economy, and bringing jobs back to communities throughout the Northwest.  We’re making things work for people and nature, laying the foundation for a healthier planet – one community at a time.

We couldn’t do any of this without you.  We give our deepest thanks to all of our friends, supporters, and sponsors for making this event a phenomenal success. With your help, we raised $45,000!

See you at next year’s party!

Special thanks to our wonderful speakers, Don Gentry, Chairman of The Klamath Tribes, and Diane Daggett, Oregon Director, The Trust for Public Land.