BCF’s Annual Philanthropic Achievement Awards

Chris Quaka on stage at the 2023 Philanthropic Achievement Awards

Nominations for the 2024 Philanthropic Achievement Awards are now open!

2024 nominations are currently open and will close on April 30.

Questions? Contact our office at 541-753-1603 or info@bcfgives.org.

Philanthropic Achievement Award Recipients

Johanna Peterson, We Care
The Dementia Warriors
Vina Moses Center Volunteers
Bettina Schempf
Anusha Vasudevan
Town & Country Realty
The Mario Alma Pastega Family Foundation
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Johanna Peterson, We Care
The Dementia Warriors
Vina Moses Center Volunteers
Bettina Schempf
Anusha Vasudevan
Town & Country Realty
The Mario Alma Pastega Family Foundation
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Thank you to everyone who joined the Benton Community Foundation to honor our 2023 Philanthropic Achievement Awards recipients! We’re extremely grateful to the recipients, nominators, sponsors, friends and family who helped us celebrate the spirit of giving back. Thank you!

If you missed the 2023 event, you can still catch it on YouTube.

About the awards

The Benton Community Foundation’s Philanthropic Achievement Awards brings together nonprofit leaders, business leaders, and community members to recognize outstanding achievements in philanthropy in Benton County.

The event showcases the hard work of our talented, generous community, and celebrates the people and organizations that volunteer, donate, and inspire others to create a bright future for families and children.

Vina Moses Center Volunteers on stage
Carrie Tasman

Working with local artists

In 2019, BCF began partnering with The Arts Center to create the physical awards presented to recipients of the Philanthropic Achievement Awards. Each year, The Arts Center distributes a call to artists soliciting submissions of a three-dimensional sculpture representing the spirit of philanthropy, and a winning design is chosen by BCF.

National Philanthropy Day

November 15th was first recognized as National Philanthropy Day by President Ronald Reagan in 1986. Since then, charitable organizations across the United States and throughout the world have designated November 15th as a day to honor their neighbors’ investment of time, talent, and financial resources.

The Benton Community Foundation is excited to bring this celebration to Benton County. We know donors and volunteers don’t give back in order to be recognized, but we think it’s important to highlight the outstanding contributions being made every day to our communities. We are grateful for our generous neighbors, and we look forward to honoring what you do.


2023 Event Sponsors

Presenting Sponsor

Annual Art Award

presented by The Jordan Family Fund

Partner Sponsors

Oregon State University Foundation Logo
Gerding Builders Logo

Mission Sponsors

Gallagher Finkenaur Cook Logo
Thayer Logo
Horsepower Productions Logo
GBC Construction Logo

Community Sponsors

Oregon State Credit Union Logo
Financial Freedom Logo
Citizens Bank Logo

Ilene Kleinsorge

Robert & Susan Poole

Tammy Bray