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)
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!
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.
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