Category Archives: FOY Grants & Supporters

We’ve been extremely fortunate this year to have Canon representative Shawn Weishaar join our corps of mentors. Shawn, shown here with one of the great kids from New Avenues for Youth on our Wooden Shoe Tulip Festival safari, has been representing Canon in the Northwest for seven years. He’s been also been teaching photography classes- […]

Over the years I’ve dealt with an number of auctioneers – professional, semi-professional, and amateur (including myself)- but JillMarie Wiles of Beneficial Auction Services (BAS) is unique in my experience with her combination of honesty, professionalism, and generosity. Her donation of almost an hour of her valuable time to advise us on the challenges of […]

The Standard, one of the more successful and generous financial institutions in Oregon, has pledged to continue its support of Focus on Youth into 2012. A sponsor of our 2011 Auction, the corporation confirmed this month that it will provide us with a $2500 grant immediately with the possibility of further support later in the […]

    Michael Shay, the Co-President of the Oregon chapter of the American Society of Media Photographers, contacted us recently to pledge a very welcome $500 donation to Focus on Youth as a token of their support for our work with young people.  Shay, who is part of Polara Studio‘s team of seven creative and […]

One of Focus on Youth‘s best Friends is celebrating an anniversary on February 17 – in case you haven’t guessed, it’s Pearl Bakery and the anniversary is their 15th. On that day, the Lester family will be offering all sorts of specials and sales at the bakery and FOY will have volunteers on the premises. […]

    UPDATE: Due to adverse weather conditions, the shoot was canceled. It’s been tentatively rescheduled for February 10. We’ll let you know. OK, they’ll be using cameras but they’ll still be shooting us at Portland’s Lan Su Chinese Garden on Friday AM. In an act of great generosity the Garden staff have offered to  […]

Our good friend and Advisory Committee member Eric Lester has found the perfect places for the photographic art work he purchased at the 2011 Focus on Youth Auction- they’re gracing the newly redecorated walls of his Pearl Bakery. Eric has been very generous with Focus on Youth both in terms of his encouragement and in […]

Famed photographer Art Wolfe, who has been extremely generous with and supportive of Focus on Youth, has announced that submissions are now being accepted for the International Conservation Photography Awards. The ICP Awards is a worldwide photography event focused on conservation and the environment. The 2012 edition of the biennial juried photo competition, along with […]

Much many thanks go out to OnPoint Community Credit Union. This week they not only announced that they were granting us $1000 for administrative expenses, they sent us the check. I told somebody at another non-profit recently that Focus on Youth doesn’t operate on a shoestring – metaphorically speaking, we’re operating in flipflops. That’s why […]

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The Feinstein Foundation is matching all donations to Focus on Youth until April 30th. Please consider making a donation today.

 
 

News:

Focus on Youth Greeting Cards now available. You'll find more information and images by following the link.

Don't forget that we're going to be selling really beautiful cards (printed for us by our good friend Al Barreth at Digicraft) at Umpqua Bank's Beaumont-Wilshire branch starting in July. For details, please click BLOG up in the tool bar for the site.

Terrific segment broadcast on KGW NewsChannel 8 called Students Focus on Beauty. Our sincere thanks to Pat Dooris and the folks at KGW who really do care about our community and show it every day. Here's a link to take you to the segment: - Focus On Beauty.

Exhibits & Events

Visit our exhibit at the Lloyd Center Umpqua Bank from July 1st until September 30th.

The Albina Bank in the Pearl is hosting an exhibit of our work during the month of August.