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Oct 14, 2020 from 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM PDT

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Event Summary

All year round, nonprofits from all over our city and state work hard to make this a better place. And once a year, we get to honor them at our annual Light a Fire Award Ceremony. This year, the ceremony will be virtual and FREE! Join us to hear the incredible work being done in our community.  If you don't leave completely inspired we'll give you your money back - oh wait! it's free! (you're welcome)

Event Details

Join us for a night of good! Portland Monthly's 16th Annual Light a Fire award celebration embraces the spirit of giving, inspiring, creating, and changing our city for the better. Hosted by Poison Waters you will enjoy a night of heartwarming and humbling stories in recognition of the dedication of these incredible nonprofits and the people who make them work. Once you have heard all of the winning nonprofits there will be a live vote for your favorite nonprofit, and the peoples' choice will walk away with a $30,000 advertising package with Portland Monthly.  

5:30 pm | Pre-show 

6:00 pm | Event Starts (Grab your popcorn!)

7:00 pm | Winning Nonprofit Announced


Check back soon for a link to the live event! 



 2020 WINNERS 

Best New Nonprofit - Our Giving Table

Marie Equi Award - Basic Rights Oregon

Keeping Us Healthy - Growing Gardens

Extraordinary Nonprofit - Self Enhancement, Inc, (SEI)

Most with the Least - Gather: Make: Shelter Award presented by AWS
Extraordinary Volunteer - Margaret-Ann Jones
Caring for the Planet - Portland Audubon Society

Extraordinary Executive Director - Brennan Wood

Covid-19 Response - The Contingent

Young Leader - Jordan Herrle

Giving Shelter - Transition Projects

Lifetime Achievement - Martha Richards
Award presented by Cambia Health Solutions
Black Lives Matter - Black Resilience Fund




We have partnered with PDXPop to provide you with a signature Light a Fire bag of popcorn! The sale of this stupendously tasty gourmet popcorn will provide nutritious meals to homebound elderly provided by Meals on Wheels People, a 2019 Light A Fire winner. Get your bag while supplies last.