Category Archives: Community Service

Thanks to you, FEED PDX raised more than $50,000 for The Hopscotch Foundation to feed thousands of local children!

Thank you all for helping to make FEED PDX a giant success! Thanks to the tremendous generosity of the 88 donors and everyone who assisted, spread the word, and cheered on the efforts of this fundraiser, thousands more local children have access to the food and nutrition they need during this incredibly challenging time.

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Helping in Times of Need: The Hopscotch Foundation

COVID-19 has torn through our world over the past months, disrupting lives, putting the health of our family and friends at risk, and destabilizing the local community which we hold so dear. We are all coping in the best way we know how, as daily stories of resilience and ingenuity inspire us to keep pushing onward. In this series of blog posts, I am highlighting some amazing stories of resiliency and dedication in Portland’s non-profit sector — stories of organizations and community members who are fighting to serve our most affected populations.

This week I spoke with the Hopscotch Foundation, our partner in the FEED PDX fundraiser. The Hopscotch Foundation works with Portland schools to provide fresh, healthy food directly to Portland-area students. Read more »

FEED PDX – Help us FEED PDX by raising $50,000 for The Hopscotch Foundation!

Help us FEED PDX by raising $50,000 for the Hopscotch Foundation! Arnerich Massena will match the first $10,000 in donations to help us achieve our goal.

Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, nearly 200,000 children in Oregon faced food insecurity. Free breakfast and lunch programs at schools provided students with much-needed consistent meals. Now, with these programs significantly impacted due to school closures, many children and families are without resources or even transportation to access critically needed sustenance. Healthy food is essential to fuel the online learning these children are engaged in, and thus the challenge is doubly profound. Read more »

How can we help? In this podcast, Arnerich Massena’s I AM Learning Partnership’s Christine Arnerich and Kate DeGraw talk about what they are doing and what we can all do to help those in need.

“Reach out, reach out – connect! We are all in this together!” ~Kate DeGraw, I AM Learning Partnership Community Service Coordinator

In a recent post, we detailed how Arnerich Massena’s I AM Learning Partnership is working hard to continue delivering critical help and services to our students’ families during this stay-at-home period. Now, Christine Arnerich, executive administrator, and Kate DeGraw, community service coordinator, share their experiences in researching needs, organizing services, and delivering support. Interviewed by investment and philanthropic advisor Katherine Fox, CFP®, CAP®, this podcast delves into how you can assist in their efforts or find ways of your own to help people who are struggling. Read more »

Arnerich Massena I AM Learning Partnership Takes Proactive Approach to Helping Students During Quarantine

Arnerich Massena’s I AM Learning Partnership is wishing you all health and safety during this awkward time we are all experiencing.

Although the program does not have the ability to help our students in person right now, we are working hard to create meaningful touchpoints and assist in providing for critical needs at this time.

Since the beginning of home quarantine two weeks ago, we have been focused on helping 12 deserving, vulnerable families from Irvington School. We are organizing weekly deliveries to these 12 families that include: Read more »

Have kids stuck at home? Check out these learning resources!

Arnerich Massena’s I AM Learning Partnership programs haven’t shut down due to the pandemic! Our community service coordinators are as busy as ever working to coordinate food, supplies, and learning resources for our students who are homebound. We have compiled a list of online resources to keep students engaged and learning, and wanted to share it for those of you who may have children or grandchildren with time on their hands and minds eager to learn! Read more »

Arnerich Massena Earns National Recognition for Leadership in Corporate Philanthropy

Arnerich Massena is pleased to announce that the firm is one of 20 financial advisory firms selected for the 2019 Invest in Others Charitable Champions List, which recognizes advisory firms for their exemplary efforts to give back to their communities by promoting a culture of philanthropy among employees and financial advisors. Invest in Others received dozens of applications, which were evaluated blindly by a judging panel comprised of financial advisors. Applications were evaluated on criteria including employee benefits, company and employee philanthropic contributions, and philanthropic events and programs offered by the firms. Read more »