SEMpdx Charity of Choice

Each year, SEMpdx selects a Charity of Choice to support for a 12 month period. Benefits for our Charity of Choice organization include:

  • Recognition at events and in our collateral materials
  • Opportunity to attend and display collateral materials at our monthly events
  • A complimentary booth at our Engage Conference
  • Pro-bono digital marketing consulting services from SEMpdx board members and volunteers
  • Up to $5,000 donation based on matching donations from SEMpdx members

Your generous support of SEMpdx makes Charity of Choice possible, so be sure to become a member, attend our events or become a sponsor. If you are interested in nominating a Portland-area non-profit organization for Charity of Choice, please contact us.

2021 Charity of Choice: Elevate Oregon

Elevate Oregon is an empowering, efficient, year-round mentoring program centered on raising graduation rates and post-secondary enrollment, while also striving to create “generational firsts”, offering students the tools they need to become future leaders in our region.

A stable, consistent, adult relationship can be life-changing. For many of our students, the relationship they have with their TM is one of the first caring adult bonds they have ever had. Our TMs reflect the diversity of our students, and they’re trained to develop relationships with hard-to-reach youth. Through culturally relevant, individually tailored mentoring that reinforce the core values of Elevate, our students get the kind of encouragement, attention, and support they need for success.

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New Applications For Charity of Choice are accepted each fall