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  • Sunny Summer TV Drive!  Thank you to all of the wonderful volunteers who helped during the June TV drive! We surpassed our fundraising goal, raising $372,023 from 2,213 members. We continue to ...
    Posted Jun 21, 2018, 11:40 AM by Jenn Forristal
  • Successful Spring Radio Drive Thank you to everyone who helped with the Spring Radio Drive. We surpassed our fundraising goal, raising $403,691 from 2,837 members. A whopping 74% of new members joined ...
    Posted May 17, 2018, 11:18 AM by Jenn Forristal
  • New Volunteer Coordinator Becca Reyes-Geislinger is our newest staff member! They have joined Jen Ames, Jenn Forristal, and our other part-time volunteer coordinators. They will be in the office on a ...
    Posted Apr 26, 2018, 1:35 PM by Jenn Forristal
  • Super Spring TV Drive! Thank you to all the fabulous volunteers who helped with our March TV Drive, our first off-camera TV drive during our construction period. The drive was successful, raising $459 ...
    Posted Mar 28, 2018, 10:28 AM by Jenn Forristal
  • Fabulous February Radio Drive! We wrapped up the Winter Radio Drive raising $516, 067 from 3,742 members, and with 55% of members joined the sustaining circle! Thank you for all the volunteers who ...
    Posted Mar 28, 2018, 10:17 AM by Jenn Forristal
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Sunny Summer TV Drive!

posted Jun 21, 2018, 11:40 AM by Jenn Forristal

 
Thank you to all of the wonderful volunteers who helped during the June TV drive! We surpassed our fundraising goal, raising $372,023 from 2,213 members. We continue to grow our sustaining member numbers with 60% of new members who contributed joining the sustaining circle! Also, 37% of all sustainers joined using their checking accounts.
 
As you may know, we’ve significantly increased our volunteer presence during the TV drives to help with the heavy call volume we experience during primetime programing. Volunteers make a huge difference, providing exceptional customer service to new members, and making their first interactions with OPB outstanding. Thank you for all of your hard work!

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Thank you to our fantastic Food Donor!

The following folks donated goodies to the Membership Drive. If you happen to purchase or visit one of these businesses, please let them know you are an OPB Volunteer and thank them for their contribution.









Successful Spring Radio Drive

posted May 17, 2018, 11:18 AM by Jenn Forristal

Thank you to everyone who helped with the Spring Radio Drive. We surpassed our fundraising goal, raising $403,691 from 2,837 members. A whopping 74% of new members joined the sustaining circle! Of course, it's thanks to all of our dedicated volunteers that we were able to reach our goal.

Thank you to our fabulous Phone Groups!

The following organizations put together a group of folks to answer phones during the Membership Drive. Their support helped make our Membership Drive a success!

The Strand Condos

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Thank you to our fantastic Food Donor!

The following folks donated goodies to the Membership Drive. If you happen to purchase or visit one of these businesses, please let them know you are an OPB Volunteer and thank them for their contribution.

Bluebird Bakers

Chipotle Mexican Grill

Crema Coffee & Bakery

Daily Cafe in the Pearl

Flying Pie Pizza

HoneyBaked Ham Company

King Harvest Natural Foods

Mississippi Pizza

Nicholas Restaurant

Organics To You

Portland French Bakery

Sesame Donuts

New Volunteer Coordinator

posted Apr 26, 2018, 1:35 PM by Jenn Forristal

Becca Reyes-Geislinger is our newest staff member! They have joined Jen Ames, Jenn Forristal, and our other part-time volunteer coordinators. They will be in the office on a part-time basis, and also will be helping with membership drives and volunteer trainings. Becca has over a decade of experience working in volunteer programs, and currently works with the Northwest Children’s Theater. We’re very lucky to have them. Check out their bio below!

 

A Colorado native, Becca moved to the Pacific Northwest for college. After graduation, they took a three-month roadtrip around the U.S. and briefly lived in Chicago. It didn’t take long however for Becca to conclude that the Pacific Northwest felt the most like home and to return to Portland to settle down.  In addition to working at OPB, they work as the volunteer coordinator for a Portland-based children’s theater. Becca loves working with volunteers! Previously, they’ve worked as a volunteer coordinator for a Portland-based reuse organization, Chicago-based food pantry, and a Colorado-based library. When they’re not coordinating volunteers, Becca can be found volunteering at the library, puttering around in their garden, or playing board games. Becca also enjoys spending time with their spouse, Luz, and their tuxedo cat, Für Elise.  

Super Spring TV Drive!

posted Mar 28, 2018, 10:28 AM by Jenn Forristal

Thank you to all the fabulous volunteers who helped with our March TV Drive, our first off-camera TV drive during our construction period. The drive was successful, raising $459,788 from 2,835 members. We're excited to report that 50% of members joined the sustaining circle! Our success was thanks to the exceptional customer service provided by OPB volunteers.

Thank you to our fabulous Phone Groups!

The following organizations put together a group of folks to answer phones during the Membership Drive. Their support helped make our Membership Drive a success!

Micha-el School

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Thank you to our fantastic Food Donor!

The following folks donated goodies to the Membership Drive. If you happen to purchase or visit one of these businesses, please let them know you are an OPB Volunteer and thank them for their contribution.

Bluebird Bakers

Fabulous February Radio Drive!

posted Mar 28, 2018, 10:17 AM by Jenn Forristal

We wrapped up the Winter Radio Drive raising $516, 067 from 3,742 members, and with 55% of members joined the sustaining circle! Thank you for all the volunteers who helped welcome new and renewing members to OPB.

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Thank you to our Volunteer Group!

The following organization put together a group of folks to answer phones during the Membership Drive. Their support helped make our Membership Drive a success!

The Strand Condos

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Thank you to our fantastic Food Donors!

The following folks donated goods/services to the Membership Drive. If you happen to purchase or visit one of these businesses, please let them know you are an OPB Volunteer and thank them for their contribution.

Bluebird Bakers

Brew Dr. Kombucha

Chipotle Mexican Grill

Daily Cafe in the Pearl

Gluten Free Gem

HoneyBaked Ham Company

Hotlips Pizza

King Harvest Natural Foods

Portland French Bakery

Sesame Donuts

Wonderful Winter TV Drive!

posted Dec 15, 2017, 11:03 AM by Jenn Forristal

Thanks to everyone that helped with our Winter TV Drive. The drive was successful, raising $543,250 from 2,811 members! 38% of members joined the sustaining circle. Of course, we couldn’t do it without our wonderful volunteers.

Groups and Phone Answerers:
The following organizations put together a group of folks to answer phones during the Membership Drive. Their support helped make our Membership Drive a success!

Wyse Real Estate Advisors

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Thank you to our fantastic Food Donors!

The following folks donated goods/services to the Membership Drive. If you happen to purchase or visit one of these businesses, please let them know you are an OPB Volunteer and thank them for their contribution.

Bluebird Bakers

Air Dates for Portland Antiques Roadshow Episodes

posted Nov 7, 2017, 2:30 PM by Jenn Forristal   [ updated Nov 7, 2017, 2:32 PM ]

The episodes of Antiques Roadshow that were filmed recently in Portland will air according to the following schedule...

Episode 2210: Monday, April 2 at 8:00 PM (Portland #1)
Episode 2211: Monday, April 9 at 8:00 PM (Portland #2)
Episode 2212: Monday, April 16 at 8:00 PM (Portland #3)

It took 125 fabulous OPB volunteers to pull off an epic day of filming to produce these episodes.

Enjoy! :)

Thank you Radio Drive volunteers!

posted Oct 11, 2017, 3:53 PM by Jenn Forristal

Thanks to everyone that helped with our Fall Radio Drive. We raised $636,620 from 4,340 members, with 56% of members joined the sustaining circle! Once again, volunteers provided outstanding service as they welcomed new members to the OPB family.

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Thank you to our fantastic Food Donors!

The following folks donated goods/services to the Membership Drive. If you happen to purchase or visit one of these businesses, please let them know you are an OPB Volunteer and thank them for their contribution.

Chefstable Catering

Chipotle Mexican Grill

Crema Coffee & Bakery

Gluten Free Gem

HoneyBaked Ham Company

King Harvest Natural Foods

Portland French Bakery

Sesame Donuts


Thank you Antiques Roadshow volunteers!

posted Aug 18, 2017, 2:50 PM by Jenn Forristal   [ updated Oct 11, 2017, 3:45 PM ]

Last weekend, OPB volunteers showed the community, and the country, that they are the best around. 126 dedicated and hard-working volunteers participated in what was one of the the longest Antiques Roadshow events ever, and they pulled it off with impressive professionalism and grace.

Without volunteers, Antiques Roadshow simply would not be possible. The results of their hard work will be enjoyed by millions of people across the country.

The new season of Antiques Roadshow will air on OPB starting in January 2018, and the Portland episode should air in April or May.

Thank you for a job well done!


Alan Wold
Alex Garfield
Allison Cornett
Amanda Bulka
Amanda Gardner
Ana T Echeverria
Anand Tawker
Andrea Lieuallen
Ann Pedersen
Anne Siebel
Anne Venner
Ans van Gent
Antony Valoppi
Barbara Robertson
Barbara Smith Watson
Brenda Ray Scott
Carmen Blatt
Carol Benda
Carolyn Stewart
Cathy Woodcock
Chari Anang
Christine La Chance
Claire E. Cappel
Connie Hawes
Cynthia Wojack
Daniel Peterson
Danny Dunn
David Krogh
David Sprau
Denise Peloquin
Don Stephens
Donald Ross
Edie Brannon
Elizabeth (Betsy) Dixon
Emily Chadwick
Erik Kolstad
Flory Wold
Gabrielle Foulkes
Gail McMurchie
Gale Pudlitzke
Gayle Iwalani
Gina Castillo
Gretchen Baller
Jan Abbott
Jeanne Robin
Jen Elkington
Jennifer Beaman
Jill Sydnor
Jim Bauer
Jim Brown
Joan Reynolds
John Stewart
John Venner
Judith A.Fisher
Judy Sears
Julie Poust
Julie Young
Karle Wagner
Kathleen Harrison
Kathy Budny
Katriona Butler
Kelly Serena Cutts
Laura Jenkins
Laura Rude
Lee Anne Barham
Lee Ball
Leslie Hutchinson
Leslie J. Averill
Linda Sprau
Lindsey Prout
Louise Schroeder
Lydia Mancilla
Maggie Patterson
Marilyn Schroeder
Marna Tisdel
Marshall Starr
Martha Kennedy-Lindley
Mary Simon
MaryAnn Farley
MaryAnn Specht
Mitch Beardsley
Nancy Matthews
Nancy Stewart
Natalia Smiley
Nathan Wallace
Nona Marshall
Pam Moritz
Pam Smith
Patricia Clement
Paula Frechen
Peggy Harkins
Phyllis Arnoff
Rachael Woody
Ray Lambeth
Rebecca Roberts
Richard Marshall
Rob Bednark
Robin Helm
Rosa Olson McKenzie
Rosemary Robinia
Roz Collins
Sandie Wilkins
Sara Bednark
Sara Z Abel
Sarah Vitak
Shari Blackburn
Sharon Lezin
Sheila Kirk
Shelley White
Sheree Tanner
Sheridan Lucas
Sue Volek
Suzi Uhl
Tamra Rooney
Terry Lambeth
Theresa DeGrandpre
Tiffany Gates
Tim Hutchinson
Tomomi Arita
Virginia Schroeder
Wayne Stewart
Will Dixon
William Lambeth
William Siegrist
Yu Shen















































































































Super Spring TV Drive!

posted Jun 29, 2017, 1:11 PM by Jenn Forristal   [ updated Jul 24, 2017, 3:30 PM ]


We finished the fiscal year strong with a successful TV Drive in June. We reached our fundraising goal, raising
$417,490 with 50% of members joining the sustaining circle, which is the highest sustainer percentage ever for a TV Drive! Thank you for everyone who answered phones, organized groups, picked up food, and served on the leadership team. We couldn't do it without you!

The following organizations put together a group of folks to answer phones during the Membership Drive. Their support helped make our Membership Drive a success!

Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe, LLP

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And thank you to our fabulous Food Donors:

The following folks donated goods/services to the Membership Drive. If you happen to purchase or visit one of these businesses, please let them know you are an OPB Volunteer and thank them for their contribution.

Bluebird Bakers

King Harvest Natural Foods

Little T Baker

Nothing Bundt Cakes

Pix Patisserie

Portland French Bakery

Zupan's Market on Macadam

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